Looking to jump-start your Black Friday shopping? Cross these stores off your list as they will be closed to allow employees to spend time with family on Thanksgiving.

The growing trend in online shopping for Black Friday and Cyber Monday continues to reflect that most consumers would rather spend the Thanksgiving holiday at home than out in traffic or shopping among strangers.

-blackfriday.com

These are the stores that will be closed on Thanksgiving Day 2019:

  • Ace Hardware
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Burlington Coat Factory
  • Costco
  • Guitar Center
  • Hobby Lobby
  • HomeGoods
  • JO-ANN
  • Lowe's
  • Marshalls
  • Menards
  • Office Depot
  • OfficeMax
  • Petco
  • PetSmart
  • Sam's Club
  • Staples
  • Stein Mart
  • T.J. Maxx
  • True Value

The list from blackfriday.com looks much the same as 2018 because most of us do not support starting Christmas on turkey day. They say 72% of us say that stores should be closed on Thanksgiving, with 14% supporting the idea of shopping in theory and practice, with 17% of the opinion that, "fine, stores may be open but I don't plan to shop."

It is early in the shopping season, so check back as we will keep the list updated as we get new information. Good luck finding the perfect gift for that special someone on your holiday gift list.