There is no better time to shop online than the holidays,” said Paul Buhler, the director of online sales for The Limited. “You can order your own gifts early and save big on shipping.” And you can save even more by going to websites like Raise, where you can find online coupon codes.
But do those savings last the entire holiday season?
“That’s an old problem,” Buhler said.
Gifts for the Holidays
The holiday season is one of the most expensive sales months for many online stores, according to Buhler, with many stores selling items at discount, sometimes 50% off.
“We’ve got all the holiday items that people would love to buy for their friends and family,” he said.
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Here are a few ideas for holiday gifts for your loved ones:
Gifts for the adults: “If you’re the recipient of a parent’s gift, it may be best to buy a gift set. You may be surprised how much fun these can be,” Buhler said. For kids and other small gift cards, Buhler suggests paying for a gift card in person in person. Gifts for yourself: Buhler recommends buying a set of any children’s books or games at Walmart or Toys R Us. “You can get the same amount of value with fewer dollars, as opposed to buying individual books,” he said. If you can’t afford to buy all of the books, visit the library and borrow them. That way, you can feel good that you are giving something back. Gift cards are a great option for kids’ games, Buhler said. “Anything with a price tag makes it attractive to kids,” he said. “Kids love to be taken care of. If they see you in the store, it’s like, ‘Look at me, look at my gift card.’ ” Gift cards also work for adult magazines, which sell at the same prices as the store, but parents have a greater opportunity to control their purchases.