Still on the hunt for gifts? We gathered tips from several shopping experts
Danielle Merollo, Americana Manhasset director of personal shopping services:
HAVE A CLEAR LIST of who you still need to buy for and a loose idea of gifts to buy for each person.
Kathleen Herrmann, area director of marketing at Roosevelt Field and the Mall at The Source in
THE BEST TIME TO SHOP IS . . .before 11 a.m., because the peak shopping hours will be after work.
Marshal Cohen, chief
industry analyst for The NPD Group, a market
research firm in Port
RESEARCH PRICES AND DEALS BEFORE you hit the stores. There will be special deals at special times this week.
WEAR comfortable shoes.
Greg Daugherty, executive editor of Consumer
BE FLEXIBLE ON GIFT IDEAS. Try to go in with a few gifts in mind, rather than just one, because a lot of things will be sold out.
KEEP YOUR SENSE
OF HUMOR AND YOUR
HOLIDAY CHEER, because shopping at the last minute could be wild and chaotic.
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, GIVE CASH INSTEAD OF GIFT CARDS. A gift card may be useless if a retailer goes out of business.