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A new study released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) says that more than 19 percent of US men have yet to begin their holiday shopping. It isn’t just men who are delaying, however – almost 14 percent of women have yet to begin their holiday shopping, and more than 17 percent of young adults (ages 18-24) are taking after their elders.

NRF notes that just 11.7 percent of US consumers have completed their holiday shopping, and that the average American has completed 52 percent of his or her holiday shopping.

KC's View:
The Content Guy’s household would fit into the 11.7 percent “completed” category, except that Mrs. Content Guy is likely to go out and spend more money just because she’ll feel compelled to do something else, something more.

And I’d guess that we did about 75 percent of our shopping online. I have to admit that I personally have been in exactly one brick-and-mortar store during the holiday shopping season (I can't tell you which one because one of the kids might read the site).