Do you prefer shopping in stores (vs. online) for the holidays? If so, what is the biggest reason?

There is a lot of excitement in stores during the holidays, and it's fun to get caught up in the holiday spirit.  There are always good deals to find, and you can see exactly what you're getting before you buy it.  What do you love about shopping in stores during the holidays?

Yes, I like the excitement of holiday shopping in stores (24.2%)

Yes, because I don't like to pay shipping costs online (12.2%)

Yes, I find better deals in stores (11.3%)

Yes, I like to see products in-person before I buy them (29.5%)

No, I prefer shopping online (22.9%)

Do you prefer shopping in stores (vs. online) for the holidays?  If so, what is the biggest reason?
  • simpel7 By simpel7
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    100% of my 2008 Christmas shopping was done through

  • maodonel By maodonel
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    I would rather drive to the store than have to pay shipping for just about anything!

  • lnschemmel By lnschemmel
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    So many places offer free shipping though - I just enjoy being in the store atmosphere with the music playing and focusing on what that special person would want for the holidays!

  • tink821 By tink821
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    much easier to find what you want in person than online

  • lida01lt By lida01lt
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    You can get much better deals online and sometimes without shipping charges. Even with shipping charge it is much cheaper online than in store, depends what you are looking for.

  • shawndalai By shawndalai
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    Sometmes, I really do not like paying the shipping cost, but lately most online stores have been offering reduce shipping or free shipping around the holidays.

  • ivey22 By ivey22
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    you can get better deals online yes but sometimes i tend to feel like i didn't even purchase any thing if i don't physically go to a store

  • neenee838 By neenee838
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    shopping in the stores gets me in the holiday mood. there's nothing like jumping in the car on the first snowfall and going to the mall to shop for those i love.

  • chapa22 By chapa22
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    I love holiday shopping it gives quality time to find that something special,then I can do comparison shopping in store and online for best deals.

  • KMend65 By KMend65
    on Sep 18, 2009  

    I'm more of a 50/50 person. I like to do both. I like the convenience of shopping online, without the hassles of the crowds, finding a parking spot and standing in long lines. But, I won't buy anything online if I can't get it with free shipping. On the other hand, I also like to do a little shopping in the stores, just to get myself in the holiday mood!