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Shoppers Hit Valley Stores for Last Minute Gifts

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LAS VEGAS - Several stores in the Las Vegas valley are offering extended hours for shoppers who are still looking to buy last-minute gifts.

Retail analysts say shoppers are spending less money this year, despite the efforts by retailers to boost sales. The lackluster sales could benefit shoppers Tuesday. Economists say stores will offer deep discounts in their late push for sales.

Some shoppers say they are happy stores are still open. Many say they didn't have time to shop for Christmas gifts until now.

"I worked until Friday, so I just didn't have time with all the craziness going on, so this is it," shopper Kathleene Vokits said.

"I've been working overtime and just really haven't had the time. Now, I'm just buying last minute things for work," added shopper Lorri Lemasters.

Kohl's has remained open 24-hours-a-day since Friday morning. Toys "R" Us wraps up its 87-hour shopping marathon Tuesday at 9 p.m. Other retailers opted to keep extended hours, instead of remaining open around the clock.

Kmart is one of them. Store manager Vicky Casados explains why.

"Last year, we did it. Prior year, we did the prior weekend before. We went 24 hours. But, the direction… we just didn't do that this year," she said.

Casados says the best times to shop Tuesday would be during the early morning hours.

Most major stores will be closed Christmas Day. Walgreens, however, will remain open.

Kmart employees say the best selling items are pajamas, shoes, video games such as "Skylander" and game systems such as the PlayStation 3.

If you still have Christmas shopping to do and don't know what to buy, gift cards are available at all stores.

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