Hard to pass up holiday sales helped motivate shoppers to hit the stores a little earlier this year, but most agree they still have quite a dent to make in their list.
According to National Retail Federation's 2010 Holiday Consumer Intentions and Actions Survey, the average person had completed 49.5 percent of their holiday shopping by the second week of December, up from 46.7 percent at same time last holiday season.
With just four shopping days until Christmas, how many names do you still have to cross off your shopping list?
Will you be spending more or less than last year?
According to the survey, 37 million people (16.9%) had not even started their shopping as of late last week, lower than the estimated 42 million people who said so during same point last year. Additionally, 22 million go-getters (10.1%) say they have already finished, up from 8.6 percent who had finished by this time last year. Though they started the season with a bang, men admit to having completed slightly less than women at this point, 48.5% vs. 50.4% respectively.