Doing all of your holiday shopping online certainly has its perks. You don’t have to battle for a parking spot or deal with crowds of anxiously eager shoppers. Instead, you get to sit in the comfort of your own home and search online for the best deals on gifts for friends and family. There is one major drawback though – shipping fees. Just when you are about to check out, those sneaky additional charges get thrown in and inflate the total cost. Completely taken by surprise, you are now left wondering whether shopping online is even worth it.
Understanding your frustration, some merchants have started to participate in Free Shipping Day. The annual one-day event is being held on December 16 this year. Large and small merchants will be offering their customers free shipping with the guarantee of delivery by Christmas Eve.
Don’t let high shipping fees take the fun out of your online shopping game. Retailers selling clothing, electronics, toys, home goods and decor, jewelry and accessories, bath and beauty, and fitness gear have signed up to participate this year. This virtual mall runs deep folks, which means you will have no problem finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.
Major Department Stores
Some of your favorite department stores have signed on for Free Shipping Day this year. Take full advantage and shop online for a wide range of goods such as clothing, electronics, bath and beauty products, and items for the home. Participating discount and mid-level stores include Target, JCPenney, T.J. Maxx, and Bon Ton. Participating luxury department stores include Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, and Bloomingdale's.
Electronics & Music
Do you still need to find a gift for the tech wiz on your list? Or do you have a music savvy friend who is in need of some new gear? You are in luck then. Shop for the latest in electronics and music equipment at Monster Products, Acer, Sonos, Guitar World, and Musician’s Friend.
When it comes to holiday shopping, Women’s Clothing is one of the biggest categories. And a variety of retailers have joined Free Shipping Day. This means whether shopping for the wife, girlfriend, or best friend, or looking for a festive ensemble to ring in the New Year, you’ll find the perfect something. Browse the clothing selections at online stores such as Talbots, The Limited, ModCloth, Tory Burch, Chico’s, Missguided, and Mavi.
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And let’s not forget the guys – they need clothes too. Shop for Dad, the boyfriend, or brother at online stores for Lands' End, Volcom, Timberland, and Superdry among others.
Jewelry & Watches
Jewelry always makes a great holiday gift because everyone hopes to unwrap at least one sparkling bauble or shiny new watch. In addition to browsing jewelry and accessories at participating department stores, you can count on Littman Jewelers and Fred Meyer Jewelers this Free Shipping Day.
Food & Drink
Are you searching for a gift to satisfy your favorite foodie or wino? Shop the delectable selections at Harry & David, GourmetGiftBaskets.com, Barclays Wine, and Wine Insiders. And the friend with a serious sweet tooth will love anything you get from Mrs. Fields, Russell Stover Chocolates, and Dylan’s Candy Bar.
Toys & Games
Last, but certainly not least are the kiddos. Look to Babies R Us and Toys R Us for the littlest ones on your list. While BAM!, Mindware, and Fat Brain Toys offer books, games, and gadgets to stimulate the curious minds of tweens and young adults.
We are just skimming the surface of the deep pool of merchants who have committed to Free Shipping Day on December 16, 2016. To view the complete list of stores, participating, visit www.freeshippingday.com.