The holiday season is here which means the weather outside is frightful and the malls may not be so delightful. Shopping during the holidays with kids in tow was once an unavoidable task. Now shoppers are trading their time in the checkout line for time at home with their families by shopping online. To help with the process, we came up with these tips to help point you in the right direction when it comes to shopping online for kids during the holiday season.
- What are the best gifts to buy online for kids? Look for products that are small and quick to ship. First, anything personalized will make a great gift for a newborn. For example, personalized Christmas ornaments are a great way to commemorate baby’s first Christmas. Growth charts are also a great gift option for both parent and child. Oopsy Daisy’s growth charts make tracking your child’s growth a fun activity to be enjoyed throughout the year, not to mention the vibrant prints are sure to delight your child. Consider adding a matching wall decal or nightlight which will be low cost and easy to ship. Finally, you can never go wrong with a stuffed toy, like the Violet Doll by BlaBla. Bold colors and whimsical designs make these toys the perfect playmate for any child.
- Make sure you review shipping times and product availability before making your purchase. When ordering online, it is important to order large items like custom furniture, at least two months in advance. Smaller items, such as wall art or ornaments are easier to ship, and may be ordered up to two weeks in advance though it depends on the individual seller. A huge benefit to shopping online is the ability to comparison shop. Obviously price is important to compare but don’t forget to compare product availability and shipping times. At Rosenberry Rooms we want to make the holiday season as stress-free as possible. To do this we’ve taken the time to list the availability and approximate shipping times on each of our products’ pages.
- Call customer service. After you have researched the products you are interested in call customer service to confirm the availability of those products. Contacting customer service before making a purchase is a great way to avoid shipping-time anxiety or back-order headaches.
- Ask about sales and promotions. If a site does not say free shipping it doesn’t hurt to call and ask. Sometimes companies will give discounts to customers who place their orders over the phone, so definitely call. Also social media sites such as Facebook are a great place to find holiday promotions and discounts.
We hope your holiday shopping experience is a good one!