Asked in downtown Mountain View. Photos and interviews by Nick Veronin.
"I shop in all forms for Christmas. Sometimes it's easy to shop online, or if it's a unique item I can only get online. But I like the retail experience as well."
Claude Levenger, Mountain View
"Online. It's just easier to do it online. Half the stuff I find, it's just easier to do that."
Katy Wong, Mountain View
"It's much easier to find books on Amazon, or if it's for my grandparents, I order flowers or something online and have it delivered to them. But if it's for my parents, I buy them wine or scotch and I go to a store to pick that up."
Reed Zelezny, San Francisco
"Nowadays, I do everything exclusively online. It's kind of more of a hassle to go to the store. It's kind of just more convenient. You just check in, click a couple buttons and it just shows up tomorrow."
Luke Curley, Mountain View
"I would say 50-50. I suppose it could be easier to shop online, because you're doing it from the comfort of your own home and it's less tiring. But I also like to be able to see things — really see them — especially clothing."
Fiona Hynes, Galway, Ireland
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