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Wrapping It Up

Almost 80 percent of WO Poll respondents are almost ready for the holidays

A recent WO Poll asked readers about how their holiday shopping is going, and most respondents (80 percent) noted they are almost done with their holiday shopping. Ten percent said they are totally done shopping.

Busy shoppers, photo credit Getty Images

In-store shopping is still popular among many respondents, as almost 40 percent said it is a pinnacle part of the holiday experience. Sixteen percent of respondents said they avoid stores and stick to online shopping; one respondent said they would rather leave the shopping to someone else altogether.

One respondent said, “I shop all year long, and I start again the day after Christmas!”

While in-office gifts for doctors and staff are still popular, just over 20 percent participate in a white elephant gift exchange, and almost 30 percent host a party instead. Almost half of the respondents said that everyone in the office receives the same gift, most often of monetary value. Individual respondents noted that their offices also get involved in donating toys to charity and drawing names “Secret Santa” style.

Sixty-eight percent of respondents were female ODs, and 10 percent were male ODs. 21 percent were non-OD females.

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