Stores Welcome Holiday Shopping Procrastinators

Tactics include offering extended shopping hours, free shipping, last-minute-shopping ad campaigns and social media reminders that time is ticking away. The week leading up to Christmas is usually when consumers open their wallets wide the Saturday before the holiday traditionally being the biggest spending day behind Black Friday, according to shopper analytics firm ShopperTrak. Four of the 10 busiest holiday shopping days will occur between Dec. 20 and Dec. 24, ShopperTrak predicts.

A Holiday Shopping Guide

All major credit cards accepted. Where: 456 Hanover St., Boston. Phone: 617-728-7775. When: Tuesday-Sunday, closed Monday; Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekends, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.