We can picture it already: presents have been opened, squeals of delight subdued, wrapping paper cleaned up, numerous cups of coffee consumed, when you realize Grandma will be over to visit in an hour and you completely forgot to get her a gift. You need to run to the store asap but, alas, it’s Christmas. What stores are even open on Christmas day?
Not Target or Walmart, we can tell you that for certain. And not a lot of other grocery stores either. Publix, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s can’t help you out. The truth is, most retailers go dark on Christmas day to give their staff a break and time to be home with their families. But before you go tearing your hair out trying to track down a sweet surcee to regift that grammy will love, take a deep breath and remember this: There are a few spots that unlock their doors for limited and even regular hours on Christmas Day. And, fortunately, they all have items that qualify as gifts. That’s right, if it’s a small token you’re after (pro tip: think sweet treat or food item) these stores can likely get you sorted before holiday humiliation sets in at the ring of the doorbell.