Online Gift Shopping

Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping: Gift Tips and Online Shopping Sites for Wish List Fulfillment

Whether you’re trying to make Santa look good with the best Christmas presents, collecting eight nights worth of Hanukkah gifts or searching for the perfect token to commemorate the Winter Solstice, the holiday shopping frenzy may put a damper on your gift giving cheer. Fortunately, you have access to numerous Web sites that can expedite your holiday shopping experience. Visit sites that can help you choose the perfect gift (and return the less-than-perfect ones), try out alternative gift options, gather tips for surviving Black Friday and get the low-down on shopping online.

Online Gift Shopping

For online gift shopping advice, and general gift-giving information and resources, visit the findingDulcinea Gift Giving Web Guide.

Easy Holiday Shopping

If you’ve ever been in a mall on the day after Thanksgiving, you probably think the name “Black Friday” was devised to describe your mood while hunting for holiday gifts. Actually, the term reflects the theory that businesses will have enough sales to push them out of the red and into the black. Share that feeling of success by taking the right approach to the holiday shopping experience. Let the sites below steer you toward a more cheerful season with easy holiday shopping tips.

Insights for Easy Holiday Shopping

  • If you’re a really organized person, the best way to avoid the holiday shopping craze is to do it in bits throughout the year. Just don’t forget where in the closet you hid your items.
  • At this time of year, charitable gifts and donations are a popular choice. To learn more about these options, see the “Charitable Gifts” section of this Web guide.

Tops Sites for Easy Holiday Shopping

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Returning Gifts

You may be good at pretending to like that sweater your great aunt gave you, but are you good at convincing the salesperson to let you exchange it for one that you might actually wear in public? Returning gifts can be tricky, but whether you’re the giver or the receiver, the sites below can help you find ways to make smooth exchanges that leave everyone (including the retailer) satisfied.

Insights for Returning Gifts

  • When shopping online, you must read the fine print. That’s where you’ll locate the information you really need regarding gift returns, such as whether there’s a hidden restocking fee.
  • Make sure to note how many days a store allows for returning gifts. If you purchase a gift in advance of an event, it may be unreturnable by the time it’s unwrapped.

Top Sites for Returning Gifts

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