Field Guide: The 12 Types Of Holiday Shoppers
The Spontaneous Shopper
Shopping Style: They only buy when they're moved to. They have to know that a gift is perfect for someone in order to buy it. They'd rather buy nothing than buy something dumb and they take great pride in their ability to find the best gifts.
Where You'll Find Them: Doing a whole lot of browsing, but very little buying. Usually they look unimpressed by what the world has to offer in the way of holiday gifts.
What To Expect From Them: Either something sentimental and special -- a star named after you, some memorabilia from your favorite movie -- or nothing at all. If they didn't find something for you, you'll have to wait until next year. Or maybe the year after. But when they do give, it will be momentous.