Holiday sales increased 5.5% from 2016, which marks the biggest sales jump since 2010.
Lets face it, holiday shopping is just an excuse to treat yourself.
People are expected to spend more on holiday shopping this year than they did last year. Perhaps in part because the starting gun for holiday sales keeps getting earlier.
Available at a Kohl's not too far, far away.
A guide to not wasting your money, and surviving the hell that is Amazon Black Friday.
Don't give up hope! There's still time to find a great gift online.
Support artisans, crafters, and other makers in your area.
It's like Russian roulette but with whipped cream, and Hasbro can't make it fast enough to satisfy raging demand.
Give 'em to your cutie "pi" or keep them for yourself.
Buy something for a friend. Buy something for yourself. Repeat.
Stop your timbers from shivering.
You're gonna want to make these part of your world.
Pick one or Picasso 'em all.
Both department store companies released weak numbers last week. Is it the weather or not?
Make your list *now* so you'll have plenty of time to check it twice.
But Toys 'R' Us says it will sell the devices. Some of America's biggest retailers are taking a wait-and-see approach to one of the trendiest gadgets of the moment.
'Tis the season to be pretty.
The most successful animated film of all time will result in hundreds of millions in sales for retailers. It could even knock Pokémon from its two-decade stint as the king of all kids.
The retailer says it has a whole new kind of Black Friday — five days of deals. It's a move away from the late-night stampedes and #WalmartFights.
The social network says it is best equipped to get users to buy certain products this holiday season.
More retailers are getting in on same-day delivery this holiday season. The economics of the business finally make sense, experts tell BuzzFeed News.
Vera Bradley, TJX, and American Eagle will be impacted the most based on their store count in the Northeast and Midwest, Citigroup analysts say.
Promotions appear to be deeper than during the recession in 2008, a Nomura analyst writes.
The world-renowned department store's famous windows are celebrating American holidays this year.
All little girls just want to be iPads when they grow up.
According to the National Retail Federation.
Because every '90s lady needs some mocha lipstick in her life.
Shoplifting is expected to cost retailers $9 billion this holiday season. Thieves have been quite busy so far frisking various joints (but mostly Walmart).
Research shows people are happiest when they get exactly what they ask for. So we shouldn't be ashamed to do just that, even as adults.
Zappos is fast, Walmart and JCPenney are slow.
Books about presidents are for men, wine stoppers shaped like high heels are for women — at least according to a look through top retailers' "For Him" and "For Her" gift sections.
About 1 in 4 (!) women are using Pinterest to collect things they want people to gift them.
Flying mannequin hands, children pulling the fire alarm, and fighting over pencils. Anonymous associates from stores around New York City share their craziest holiday shopping stories.
Or Black Thursday, or whatever stores are doing nowadays. The best deals on apparel will come online toward the end of the year.
Sure, there'll be some great deals, but think about all the other things you could be doing with your time.
We all know Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, but what other whimsically themed shopping days are happening this week?
Showers are neglected and puppies are kicked. The Holiday Shopping Season has begun.