In most areas of my life (although, for some reason, not at work?), I’m an unrepentant procrastinator. Why do today what I can put off until tomorrow, especially when the tasks I’m putting off are stressful or tedious and my other options (Netflix, brunch, napping) are fun and relaxing? Based on the crowds at the mall the week before the holiday, a lot of you feel the same about last-minute Christmas shopping.
The rise of online retail has made last-minute shopping both easier and harder. You don’t have to brave the lines and parking lots of America’s crowded shopping dens, but you do put yourself at the mercy of retailers and shipping companies in hopes that their delivery guarantees actually mean something. Below, some gift options from retailers who claim that you have a few days left to order before your Christmas shopping mission must be undertaken in person.