Last minute holiday shopping in downtown

Shoppers in downtown Colorado Springs finishing up last minute holiday shopping/Kalyn McMackinFOX21
Shoppers in downtown Colorado Springs finishing up last minute holiday shopping/Kalyn McMackinFOX21

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Christmas is less than one week away, and some people are doing their last-minute gift shopping.

Despite the rain and snow Sunday afternoon, a handful of shoppers were out in downtown Colorado Springs checking off the last few items on their lists.

“I think that the weather has got them,” said shopper Nancy Nuttelman. “I was down here yesterday and it was pretty busy.”

It may have been pretty cold outside, but that didn’t stop Nuttelman from making some purchases at her favorite store.

“I bought some tea. They have wonderful tea,” said Nuttelman. “I bought a squirrel cookie cutter because I’m having a Christmas vacation party at New Years.”

The popular downtown store Sparrow Hawk Cookware had customers coming and going all day.

“We’ve had a huge amount of last minute shopping today. It’s been wonderful,” said Sparrow Hawk store owner Sam Eppley. “All kinds of gifts, all kinds of prices for all types of people in the family and it’s been a really fun day.”

And while some of us try to set shopping goals, they aren’t always achieved.

“I try to finish by Thanksgiving but this year I went to the Christmas markets in Europe and that just about derailed me so I’m doing some last-minute Christmas shopping,” said Nuttelman.

But the deals can be worth the wait.

“We have lots of Christmas things on sale,” said Eppley. “We have sales throughout the store. In pretty much every category there’s something on sale, so lots of good deals and lots of good choices.”

Although many local stores will be closed for Christmas Eve, stores like Walmart and Target will be open until about 6:00, along with the local malls.

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