If you do not like battling long lines at stores, searching around the mall for hours to find something of interest or any of the other headaches that often go along with shopping in-store, then online shopping might be for you. Similar to shopping in-person where finding the right store is essential, it is important to know the right sites to visit when finding the perfect gift.
Where to find great Christmas deals online
The online shopping process during the holiday season is much more pleasant and less time consuming by knowing where to look. The following are five websites to visit that typically offer great deals, a wide selection of unique and interesting products and are reliable with shipping and handling.
Most are familiar with Amazon - as well as competitor sites such as eBay - so we won’t focus too much on this one. However, due to a large amount of sellers on Amazon, you can typically find great deals from reputable sellers and browse through an extensive range of possible gifts in all niches.
Etsy is a great way to get more personalized gifts for your loved ones. The headline on their website is “if it’s handcrafted, vintage, custom or unique, it’s on Etsy.” They have cool gifts that you will not find anywhere else in a range of categories, including jewelry, toys, arts & crafts, collectibles and home decor. They even have an in-depth gift guide to make the online shopping process easier.
World Market is a unique online store that offers an extensive inventory of gift possibilities across various industries. However, they specialize in furniture and home decor, offering beautifully designed rugs, lamps and quilts. They have unique decor options for every room in a home, including bedrooms, baths and the kitchen. You can also find food and drink gifts as well, such as chocolate assortments and wine, along with great jewelry gifts.
Wayfair specializes in furniture and home goods. The great thing about Wayfair is they constantly offer enormous discounts, and they even have a $12.99 Christmas decor shop. Another unique offering of Wayfair is they provide free shipping on all purchases over $49, which is often a huge saving if you purchase large furniture or home good items.
Clothes make for great Christmas gifts, but it can be hard to purchase apparel you know your loved ones will appreciate and wear without breaking the bank to do so. Urban Outfitters offers stylish, yet affordable apparel for both men and women. Urban Outfitters is primarily designed for young adults, and it makes shopping for kids and grandkids much easier.
The bottom line
You can save money this holiday season by doing your Christmas gift shopping at websites that offer great holiday deals - such as the ones we discussed above. If nothing else, these five websites should give you a good idea of product ideas, and then you can use the information to find the best deal possible by checking multiple sites.
Annette Masterson is a licensed broker with EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates in Murfreesboro, TN. She has developed one of the most successful real estate teams in Rutherford County, known as Masterson Network, that specializes in new home construction and residential listings and sales throughout Middle Tennessee. You can email Annette at email@example.com or call her at 615-896-5656 (Office) or 615-533-1660 (Cell) for more information.