Waiting until the last minute to shop for the holidays? You’re not alone, and Microsoft Store has you covered


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Apr 21, 2016

For some, holiday gift giving is an exercise in ingenuity, and shoppers become even more resourceful as the countdown winds down. Microsoft Store conducted an online survey* with U.S. shoppers who self-identify as last-minute gifters. They shared why they procrastinate when it comes to purchasing gifts.

The survey revealed that the majority of last-minute gift shopping is done in two weeks or less, with 25 percent taking place in two days or less – and 37 percent feel stressed about it. If you’re one of these shoppers, Microsoft Store can help you up your gifting game this holiday season and ease the pressure thanks to free shipping and returns on every item, every day. You can also buy your gifts online and pick them up at your local Microsoft Store. Or go entirely digital, by gifting apps, games, and other content through your Windows 10 PC, Xbox One console, or online.

Microsoft Store also has you covered when it comes to selecting gifts that suit your last-minute shopping style. Additional results uncovered procrastinating behaviors that were decoded into five archetypes: the Illusionist, the Overcompensator, the Card Dealer, the Present Perfectionist, and the Shameless Staller.

Think you fall into one of these categories? Read on to find out more about each type and the Microsoft Store’s suggestions for what each type could pick up as presents while there’s still time. For more inspiration, check out Microsoft’s holiday gift guide.

What to buy?

JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker: From partying on the patio to boomin’ on the beach, this waterproof Bluetooth speaker is ready to crank out the jams.

Turtle Beach Stealth 600 gaming headset: In gaming, hearing can be the difference between a w00t dance and an early exit. Help them get their w00t on.

What to buy?

Xbox One S Fortnite Bundle: A fave game with a fave console.

Surface Laptop 2: Beyond the traditional laptop, this Surface has a unique, elegant and ultra-light build to complement your style.

What to buy?

Xbox Game Pass: Immediate access to more than 100 games.

Microsoft Store digital gift card: Give the gifts of apps, games, and more.

What to buy?

Xbox Design Lab: From shadows to camos to NFL team logos, you can make them a one-in-a-billion controller that perfectly matches them and their style, gaming and otherwise.

Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit: Kids – and big kids – get to unlock their inner wizard and learn how to code by making wand-directed magic happen.

What to buy?

Surface Go: The most portable Surface yet is primed for life on the go. At just over a pound, they’ll go far.

JLab Audio Epic Sport Wireless Earbuds: Durable, sweat-proof, and wireless with customizable sizing for comfort and top tier audio make an epic gift, especially for those who tune in on the go.

*SurveyMonkey. Last-Minute Gifting Survey, 11-12 Oct. 2018. Based on a sample of 1,607 Americans aged 18-44 who identify as last-minute gift givers.

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