DealNews Holiday Gift Guide 2022
Shopping for a holiday gift for everyone on your list can be daunting, if not downright overwhelming. But DealNews is here to help with the top tips for the season, as well as the best gifts available.
5 Tips for Holiday Gift Shopping in 2022
- Make a list of alternative gift ideas. There might not be the same concerns with supply chains as last year, but that doesn't mean items can't sell out. It's a good idea to have a backup plan in place, in case you don't find the discounts you want or a product becomes unavailable.
- Include a gift receipt. You don't want people to return your gifts, but it's best to be prepared in case your recipient needs to do just that.
- Be cautious with practical gifts. You may love a new vacuum or even an exercise bike, but if your recipient hasn't explicitly asked for those items, it may be better to steer clear. After all, you don't want them to be disappointed!
- Go the extra step. If you're buying something as a gift that requires batteries, be sure to include those. New phone? It's best to get a charging cable to go with it, just in case. Gifting a Nintendo Switch console or Steam Deck? A case is a worthwhile accessory to include.
- Keep shipping cutoffs in mind. Carriers have their own cutoff dates for items to arrive in time for Christmas, but it's best to stick with the dates set by individual retailers. If there's a chance that an item might not be delivered when you need it, opt for in-store pickup to eliminate the stress.
Ready to shop? Check out the best holiday gift deals below!