Ben Affleck Scrambles to Check Off His Holiday Shopping List

Posted Sunday December 23, 2012 2:57 PM GMT

Needing a few last-minute gifts, Ben Affleck was spotted Christmas shopping with his girls at Williams-Sonoma in Los Angeles on Saturday (December 22).

The "Argo" star sported some facial scruff in a beige jacket, navy tie, and gray slacks as he held Violet and Seraphina's hands on the way back to the car.

After the 40-year-old actor's political involvement in the 2012 Presidential Election, and his recent testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, many have speculated that he may run for office.

However, Ben tells GQ, "So, no, the answer is: I don't want to run for office. And I don't even like working in partisan politics. People get so wound up and so ugly now. I find that doing things that are independent where you can really actually make a difference, where you can affect policy, you can affect change, means more than doing the partisan political thing."