What's the difference between shopping in the store and shopping online? Shipping costs and traffic. Well, you can avoid both with this list I've compiled of twelve sites offering free shipping, tell it to your neighbor! I've also included the deadline for free shipping, some of the smart sites have it all the time.
#1. Nordstrom - Free Shipping. Free Returns. All the time. (Why can't all retailers follow this model!) Check out the cool stuff in their Pop-In gift shop.
#2. Amazon - Free Shipping on orders over $35 until 12-30-14. (Remember when Amazon was all books, ha! The two books above, Erin Gates and Sarah Richardson, are on my wish list!)
#3. Target - Get free standard shipping just for the holidays. (I'm not sure when their holidays end, it's not listed on the website.)
#4. St. Bernard Sports - Free 3 day shipping and returns on all orders. My husband loves to shop off this site, great sales! (We're getting these Yeti Ramblers for the adults in our family, they are TITYN amazing! Keeps your drink warm for hours!)
#7. Zappos - Free 2 business day shipping. Free Returns. All the time. Zappos is so reliable and almost magical with the turnaround! Think UGG slippers and ear muffs for gifts!
#8. Kendra Scott - Free Ground Shipping on all orders. No minimums + free returns. Ends 12/18. This is fantastic! Check out her under $55 gift guide and color bar.
#9. Urban Outfitters - Free Shipping, No Minimum, Ends Today 12/8!
#10. GlassyBaby - forever free shipping on every glassybaby everyday. And every glassy baby gives to organizations that support people in all kinds of need. Check out their beautiful sets.
#11. The Scholastic Store - Free standard shipping on book orders over $35. This applies to only books and not books on sale. Looks like you'll want to order by 12/12 for Christmas delivery.
#12. L.L. Bean - Free Shipping. No minimum order. No end date. L.L. Bean has GoPros, if you know someone who has one, just get them an accessory and they'll be happy! And you can't beat L.L. Bean's customer service, last year they sent me a $25 gift card because my delivery was late.
I hope this list helps make your Holiday shopping easy, thoughtful and fast! And happy without traffic! :)
After I published this post, I got several emails offering free shipping! Here's an additional list:
Serena and Lily - Free Shipping with code FESTIVE. Offer ends at 11:59 (PT) on 12/9/14.
PBS Kids Shop - Free Shipping no minimum, ends today 12/8.
West Elm - Free Shipping today only 12/8 with code OHMERRYDAY, excludes furniture, rugs and SMEG appliances.
Pottery Barn Kids - Free Shipping with code FREESHIP, excludes furniture, ends tonight 12/8.