Shops to open all hours for last-minute Christmas rush

Christmas Day is looming ever closer, gadget fans. And if you’ve been spending your weekends eating mince pies and playing Call of Duty: World A

Christmas Day is looming ever closer, gadget fans. And if you’ve been spending your weekends eating mince pies and playing Call of Duty: World At War, don’t worry – retailers are pulling out all the stops to get us onto the high-street spending our cash up until the last possible minute.

Early sales have already been good news for bargain-hunters with a surge of shoppers hitting the high-street over the weekend. Now, in the final few days, those shop managers are resorting to keeping their doors open as late as possible to entice those of us who've been a bit lax with the present buying.

Of course the tech world is getting involved in the last-minute madness - Apple stores across the country are opening at least an hour later, some until 10pm. PCWorld shops across the country are also staying open for an extra hour, while many department stores keeping their doors open until midnight.

So you've got no excuse to not have filled your friends' and family's tech stockings by this time on Christmas Eve.

Remember to check out our guide on hunting down a Wii in the run up to Christmas or check out our Christmas Top 10s for loads of gadget-flavoured inspiration. And if you still haven't a clue what to buy then check out this week's vidcast and podcast for some inspiration.