Give Santa a Hand
Candy canes, hot cocoa, sleigh rides… It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Until you start to think about holiday gifts, that is: figuring out “cool” gifts for teens and finding something other than a tie for dad.
But one thing you don’t have to worry about? How to get those gifts under the tree. Because got the perfect solution. Check out these reasons why you should ship your holiday gifts.
You can handpick your gifts
Seeing products in person is just different, you guys! It’s pretty much impossible to really know what you’re going to get when you shop online.
For one, colors on the screen are different. Is that really your little sister’s fave shade of pink, or does it skew a bit more, um, Pepto-Bismol than you’d like? And about that sweater for your grandad—is it really as soft as it looks in that picture?
The only way to know for sure that you’re buying juuust the right gift for each person on your list is to hit the mall in person and pick out holiday gifts on your own.
You’ll support local businesses
Who are you going to support with your holiday dollars? If you want to keep your money in your community, then you’ll want to buy gifts from small businesses.
But “shopping small” doesn’t mean your options are limited. Just the opposite! Your local businesses offer endless gift possibilities. Think hand-crafted items, clothing, accessories, leather goods, sports gear, and so much more.
Of course, small businesses won’t usually ship your holiday gifts, but we’ve got that part covered below… Hint: it’s way easier (and cheaper!) than you’d think.
Pro Tip: Skip Black Friday and do your shopping on Small Business Saturday, which takes place two days after Thanksgiving and shows support for your local businesses.
You can wrap them gorgeously
You don’t want to spend all that time and money finding the perfect gift, only to throw it in a nondescript, generic gift bag… do you? Yeah, neither do we!
One of the joys of the holiday season is wrapping your gifts in the brightest, happiest paper (we see you, flamingoes in Santa hats!). And then sticking a giant, shiny bow on top, perfect for everyone from your nephew to your notoriously picky aunt.
Of course, if you don’t quite possess those origami-like folding skills, you may want to look for some outside help. Luckily, plenty of shops, kiosks, and malls offer gift-wrapping services during the holiday.
Then all you have to do is drop your perfectly-wrapped presents into a box, and ship your holiday gifts to far-flung friends and families.
You can add a personal touch
Here’s the thing. Gift shopping online is easy: you find what you want, write a cute note, click, click, click, and you’re done.
But what happens when one gift won’t do? What if you want to give your mom a scarf from one favorite retailer and matching earrings from another? Maybe you want to show off your baking skills and add a tin of your delish Christmas cookies. Or add a heartfelt, handwritten message in a carefully chosen card.
Yeah, you can’t do that if you ship holiday gifts directly from a retailer.
For a truly personal touch, take your time and put together gift boxes for your friends and fam that are as unique and thoughtful as you are.
You’ll save money
Save money? Over the holidays? Yes, please!
If you’re one of the lucky ones who get to fly home for the holidays, it’s awfully tempting to cram all your gifts into your suitcase.
But between presents, heavy jackets and boots, and your Ugly Christmas Sweater, we have to warn you: there’s a good chance that your suitcase is going to be over the weight limit. Or even worse, you’ll need two bags instead of one.
A better solution? Ship your holiday gifts with LugLess for less than the price of the average checked bag. And even better, you get to fly stress-free, without having to worry about lost luggage, and lost gifts, dampening your holiday cheer.
This holiday season, give a little extra thought not just to what you’re buying, but how you’re getting those gifts to your friends and family. You can put together more thoughtful gifts, plus save money on shipping fees. It’s almost as good as delivering them by sleigh!