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7 Reasons Shopping Online Makes Last Minute Gifts Easier

Chances are if you’re like most people, at some point or another, you’ve found yourself struggling to find a few of the gifts on your giving list at the last minute. Life gets busy. It happens.

But it’s also super stressful. And no one needs extra stress during the holidays.

The good news is you don’t have to put extra stress and guilt on yourself. You may be able to save your gift list (and your sanity) by shopping online.

Fortunately, Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse makes both in-store and online shopping available. Here are 10 reasons why shopping online makes last minute gifts easier to take care of.

You can take care of that last minute gift any time

You’ve likely got a lot on your plate, especially around the holidays. When you shop online, you don’t have to worry about making time to drive over to the store. You can add items to your online shopping cart in the morning before work, during your lunch break, or after you finally get the kids to bed.

No planning or preparation is required.

You don’t have to deal with the crowds

Let’s be honest. Most of us are not fans of huge holiday crowds. And this time of year, more people are in the stores than ever. You can save the frustration when you order gifts online.

No racing for the last item on the shelf. No waiting in long lines. No overhearing other people’s annoying conversations.

Shipping is faster than ever

It used to be that if you waited until the last minute, buying in-store was your only option because it would take a week or more for the item to arrive. Those days are gone.

Most online retailers can get items to you in just a few days. In fact, if you order on our website before December 19th, Canada Post guarantees delivery before Christmas (for orders within Canada).

No struggling with shopping carts or heavy bags

During the holidays, it’s common to buy more items at one time than you normally would. That means you have to lug all those items around the store until you check out. And then you have to carry them to your car and into your house.

You can skip much of that work when you order online to buy that last minute gift. The packages arrive at your home, and you just bring them inside. No matter how much you need to order, you’re not stuck trying to drag it all to a checkout counter.

You can find the items you want if a store is far away

We get how important it is to find the perfect last minute gift for the people you care about. The best toy stores aren’t always available near where you live, though. If getting to a store is just too far a drive, shopping online can be the answer to finding the right gift.

And being able to search a website can be easier than wandering around a store trying to find the right item.

You get the best prices no matter where you live

Prices vary from store to store. That’s just how it is. But it’s a lot easier to find deals on toys online than to price compare in person.

Often, with in-store shopping, you’re stuck with the price at the store you’re at, or you’re in for a long day of driving and searching that probably isn’t worth the gas money and time you spend.

You shouldn’t have to pay more because a discount toy store isn’t available near you.

You don’t have to worry about getting caught!

And here’s a rather practical reason for considering getting your last minute gifts online. You don’t want to accidentally run into someone you’re buying for.

And if you’re buying for your own family, it’s a lot easier to be sneaky by shopping online and having the packages delivered in plain boxes than attempting to go out unnoticed and coming back with bags full of goodies.

Remember Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse gives you the option of shopping online or in-store for your last minute gifts. Our Richmond Hill and Toronto toy stores are open until December 23rd. If you’d like to keep up with when our retail locations are open, sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.