The Best Hacks for Returning Holiday Gifts
We’ve all been there: You opened that perfectly wrapped gift box with high hopes, only to be slightly underwhelmed by its contents. Did you unwrap a not-so-cute jacket? Receive a pair of shoes you’d rather swap for the Nike Cortez you’ve been eyeing? Get a kitschy dress you wouldn’t be caught dead wearing? Don’t fret. (Your BFF/mom/dad/brother/sister did their best!) Of course, you don’t need to pretend you love the item—you can return your gift and get something you really like.
To help you replace your so-so gift, we’ve compiled some pointers on returning like a pro. From the apps to download to the best post-holiday sales to hit up, we’ve rounded up tips to help you out. Plus, since we know you’ll be searching for better items to buy with your store credit, we rounded up our favorite fail-safe picks to get yourself. Happy shopping!
Another cool app to know is Slice. If you were sent e-receipts for your gifts, Slice will keep them all organized in one place so you don’t have to sift through multiple emails for your order and tracking numbers. (Plus, this app is also super helpful for purchases you’ve made yourself: It will notify you if the price of an item dropped after you bought it and help you score a refund.)
Other end-of-year sale destinations include Need Supply Co., which is offering 20% off sitewide from now through December 29, and H&M, where items are slashed up to 70% through December 29.