Why Today Is the Best Day to Buy Gifts Online

Why Today Is the Best Day to Buy Gifts Online

Still scrambling to cross everything off your holiday shopping list?

If time has gotten away from you this year or you've fallen victim to procrastination, we've got very merry news: Good things—and awesome deals—come to those who wait.

Today is Free Shipping Day, the annual 24-hour answer to every late-in-the-season gift shopper's prayers. More than 1,000 online retailers will ship purchases made on December 16 wherever you need them to go, free of charge. There's no minimum purchase necessary, and delivery is guaranteed by Christmas Eve.

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In addition to popular mega retailers like Target, Bloomingdales and Toys "R" Us, other stores that have agreed to gratis shipping include The Honest Company, ModCloth, Toms, Bark Box, Alexis Bittar, Jack Rogers, Lululemon and Dancing Deer Baking Co.

To make your holiday even more budget-friendly, some retailers are offering special sales in addition to free shipping. Top deals include 40% off at Lands’ End, 20% off at eBags, 25% off select items at Samsonite, 20% off at Things Remembered and 20% off orders of $100 or more at Tommy Hilfiger.

For a complete list of participating retailers, visit FreeShippingDay.com. Offers go live on the site starting at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, December 16.

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