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November 29, 2021

How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts Online

Stress-Free Holiday Shopping

‘Tis the season to shop! While there are many stores near your Cornerstone community, internet shopping is a quick and easy way to find the perfect holiday gifts. If you’re stuck on what to buy or where to look, don’t worry — we've compiled a list to make navigating the internet easier than ever this holiday season! Whether for grandchildren, siblings, friends, or neighbors, you will find exactly what you are looking for without the lines and stress of brick and mortar stores. This year, enjoy the fun of shopping from the comfiest spot on your sofa (while only getting up to eat more Christmas cookies, of course):  

Amazon

You’ve certainly heard of Amazon, but have you utilized its 2-day shipping option? If you’re pressed for time or think of the perfect present at the last minute, Amazon is your go-to. Plus, searching has never been easier (everything is categorized), and each product comes with reliable user reviews. 

*Gift Idea: Apple Airpods (wireless earphones), Google Home, Amazon Alexa... to name a few options.    

Etsy

There’s nothing as sweet as a customized gift. Etsy is an online marketplace where artists/crafters list and sell their handmade goods, many of which can be personalized! A custom name puzzle for your grandchild or a personalized wall key rack are a few ideas to inspire a big-hearted statement. 

*Gift idea: Matching coffee mugs (with your special touch).  

Consumer Reports

Who doesn’t love a nice gift for the home? With everything from coffee makers and luggage to TVs and vacuum cleaners, this website tests and reviews a wide range of products so you don’t have to! Purchase the best of the best of what you’re looking for, so “mediocre” is never a worry. 

*Gift idea: New luggage for the vacation your daughter is planning this year.

Walmart

Shop by category and price, and save big on brand-name items! If you don’t want to wait for your gifts to ship, see what’s available at your neighborhood store and pick them up yourself. All you have to do is click on the “Stores” icon at the top right of the screen, type in your zip code, and voila! 

*Gift Idea: Lego set for your grandchildren.

Uncommon Goods

This is your new one-stop-shop for thoughtfully unique gifts.  Uncommon Goods features lists of gift ideas, categorized by price, recipient, and interest. You'll be sure to find something extraordinary for everyone on your list, even that family member who seems to have it all! 

*Gift Idea: Baseball stadium blueprints for the fan in your family who never misses a game.

Slickdeals

Think of this website as a giant online coupon… Search for gifts from the category, price, rating, and more, and you’ll automatically find the best deals from all over the internet. It’s never been easier to save, so why not save on some of your biggest purchases of the year? Your wallet will love you! 

*Gift Idea: Robotic vacuum.

Groupon

While Groupon offers deals on an abundance of products, they also offer discounts on “things to do.” If you’re shopping for someone who values an experience over a tangible gift, this website is for you. From concerts to events to theme parks, find deals on getaways that’ll create lifelong memories. 

*Gift Idea: A local cooking class, a spa session. 

Last but not least, it’s important to always browse the internet safely. This means shopping only with online retailers that you know and trust and never giving out your private information to any site that feels like a scam. Now that you’re ready to shop ‘til you drop, grab a warm drink and your coziest slippers, and open up the internet… the whole world is right at your fingertips — literally! From all of us at Cornerstone Homes, have a wonderfully happy holiday.

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