Shoppers rush around Dimond Center for those last minute gifts

Published: Dec. 24, 2018 at 7:20 PM AKST
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Procrastinators show their true colors every year just before Christmas, and it was no different at the Dimond Center on Christmas Eve.

Last minute shoppers hustled and bustled to find that last perfect gift, make exchanges, and to make ad-hoc purchases for mother-in-laws who they just found out went above and beyond on Christmas gifts.

One young wife and her husband found the perfect pendant, a 10-karat gold depiction of Jesus. The woman said she'd been lacking funds and was happy to be able to buy such a nice gift for her hubby.

"You should have seen his face! He really wanted it," she said. "It feels great, I haven't been able to get my husband something this expensive in a while."

Kiosk owners know the routine all too well. The Alaska Crystal Cache, closing up for the season after the holidays, had its fair share of sales throughout Christmas Eve day.

"It's Christmas Eve, a lot of people rushing about," the owner of Alaska Crystal Cache said, laughing behind his glass counter filled with trinkets. "You know, some people, 'I haven't gotten anything for my mom yet!' Well, it's time to do it!"