With only three shopping days left the rush is on to check everything off the Christmas wish list.
For Brittany Nowland waiting until the last minute to finish her shopping is nothing new.
"We have a big family so it's hard to get everyone at the same time. And last minute, one will say I want this and then you'll have to go out and get it. They don't tell you what they want the month before."
Crowded stores and bags filled with goodies are proof that waiting this long, for many has become the standard rule of shopping.
"I have been getting good deals at Bath and Body Works, getting lotions, and hand sanitizers and air fresheners for the car," said shopper, Caitlin Filaura.
40, 50, or 70 percent off, shoppers say these monetary items are just a small part of something bigger.
"I like shopping for other people, for my Grand mom, my Aunt. They take care of me so its nice to give back," said Nowland.
And for some going to the mall is a way to spend time with friends and family while remembering the true meaning of Christmas.
"It's just a time to remind them that you care about them and that you were thinking about them."
The Hamilton Mall will officially close for the Christmas holiday at 6:00 P.M. on Monday.
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