Everybody’s been there. It’s Christmas morning, and you realize you forgot something super important for the big day. So, what are your options?
When it comes to shopping on Christmas Day, there aren’t too many stores open. Most retail stores are closed for the holiday, and sometimes, it’s the only day of the year certain stores are closed. For example, Midwest grocery store chain Meijer is open 364 days a year, and Christmas Day is the only day it’s closed.
If you want to shop on Christmas Day, you will find some convenience and drug stores open. These stores actually offer decent last-minute gifts, such as gift cards, wine or beer, stocking stuffers, candy and toys. They also carry many basic food items, such as milk, eggs and flour.
Michigan Stores Open on Christmas Day
7-Eleven: As one of America’s biggest convenience store chains, it’s 7-Eleven’s mission of sorts to be open every day of the year, including Christmas. They’re a good stop to pick up spirits before your Christmas party.
Biggby: If you need your cup of java on Christmas morning or want to pick up a gift card, some Biggby shops will be open. Since Biggby stores are franchised, each store has different hours, so call ahead to your local shop to inquire about Christmas hours.
CVS: CVS will be open on Christmas, so if you need some cold medicine or even last-minute Christmas gift cards or candy, they’ll be ready. Some location may have special holiday hours.
Quality Dairy: This Lansing, Michigan, convenience store is open 365 days a year, including Christmas. Quality Dairy is known for its locally-made eggnog and donuts, which makes for the perfect holiday treat.
Rite Aid: Most of Rite Aid’s national locations will be open on Christmas Day. As with most drug stores, they carry a range of Christmas decorations and candy, so if you’re in a pinch, consider a stop.
Starbucks: Some Starbucks locations will be open on Christmas, but not all of them, so call ahead to your local stop. If you’re looking for a quick Christmas gift, Starbucks gift cards can be a good bet, and they’ll be available at open locations.
Walgreens: Most of Walgreens’ 24-hour locations will be open, and some of the drug store chain’s non-24-hour stores will be open, too. Walgreens has a bevy of Christmas candy, so if you’re looking for some holiday treats, hit up your local spot.