Holiday shoppers cramming in last minute gifts

Published 12/24 2013 02:54PM

Updated 12/24 2013 04:26PM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) –Christmas is less than 24 hours away and frantic shoppers are out cruising the malls this Christmas Eve picking up last  minute gifts.

Last minute shopping is something we are all guilty of doing one time or another.  Shoppers tell ABC 4 Utah balancing work and your personal life can sometimes be a challenge during the holiday.

I just haven't had time I kept thinking there would be more time to do it,” said Lisa Farr who has a list of family to still shop for. Before you know it the days pass, Christmas Eve arrives and panic mode sets in.

“I couldn't decide what to get him and then I couldn’t find what I was looking for. So, I was online all night last night and then finally found one so here I am,” said Gina Johnson shopping last minute for her husband.

While some shoppers are picking up last minute items others says it’s all part of the plan. "This is what I do I tell my wife I have to work on Christmas Eve so I can get shopping done so she thinks I’m at work every year and this is what I do,” said Andrew Hiller who is last minute shopping for his wife.

City Creek Shopping Center and several other shopping malls close their door at 6p.m. Target and Toys-R-us keep their doors open until 9p.m. and Walgreens stays open 24 hours.

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