Arguably the best part of the holiday season is getting and, if you’re a good person, giving presents. And arguably the worst part of the holiday season is shopping for said presents, let alone party supplies and Christmas dinner ingredients as the days get shorter.
Foursquare has used their expertise as a location intelligence company to compile data on the highest and lowest traffic times, even breaking down the information by the type of retailer you should visit (or avoid, depending).
The best times to shop? Evenings are certainly a go-to, but stick to Monday night for liquor, clothing and candy (sounds like a party!), beer and books on Thursday, and grocery and toy stores are going to be easier to navigate on Friday evening. But on Sundays, the early bird gets the easiest access to department stores, arts and crafts and discount stores, so don’t sleep in too late.