Out of time and needed that last-minute gift yesterday? Before embarking an 11th-hour scavenger hunt, or splurging on expedited shipping, try one time-saving trick that tech-savvy shoppers know all too well: in-store pickup. Many popular retailers offer the option to shop their virtual shelves no matter where you are and pick up in-store the very same day, eliminating days of waiting by the mailbox. Whether you need to restock your refrigerator, give your wardrobe a makeover, or snag the perfect birthday gift, check out some retailers that make last-minute shopping a stress-free experience.
When you’re pressed for time, browsing through clothing racks and avoiding salespeople can stretch out even the simplest shopping trip. Online shopping makes it a cinch to find exactly what you need from your favorite stores, like that designer shoe you just need to complete tonight’s cocktail party ensemble. Neiman Marcus, for instance, allows busy shoppers to pick up in store within two hours if the online order is placed by 4 p.m. local time.
If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for your sporty friends and family, BassPro offers free shipping to the local stores. So instead of worrying about packages getting lost or misdelivered to your home, all you have to do is head over to the store and grab your gifts. With big-ticket item, like a canoe for example, it might be easier to browse the many options online, and then take advantage of in-store pickup than having to wait at your home to sign for an expensive gift. And, it will be easier to hide, as you never know whose wandering eyes might be checking the mail.
Sometimes the best gift for your favorite people can be a lovely bouquet of flowers to brighten their home. 1-800-Flowers offers same-day delivery in many locations, so you can easily find the bouquet that’s perfect for your loved ones, and make sure they arrive fresh, and last longer. And, of course, pairing the right bouquet with the right vase, makes this accent even more special as a gift.