AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The thought of wrapping gifts can leave some shoppers stressed and annoyed. After a long day of fighting crowds, standing in lines and making sure to get the best deal possible, shoppers usually don't want to spend the extra time packing up everything in a pretty little bow.
Shopping and trends expert for RetailMeNot, Sara Skirboll, says, "Regardless of one's feelings towards ribbons, shiny paper and tape – shoppers spend about three hours during the holidays wrapping gifts. This is a substantial amount of time, so when retailers offer free or discounted giftwrapping services, it can really be the highlight of someone's shopping experience."
For those that would rather use that time shopping and getting the best deals, keep reading for a list of stores that offer gift-wrapping services for free or a low fee. For the full list, head to the RetailMeNot blog, The Real Deal.
Online: Prices vary depending on the size and shape of the item, but expect to pay between $3.99 and $5.99. If an item can't be wrapped due to size or shape, Amazon offers the option of a reusable cloth gift bag.
Online: $5 for signature gift-wrapping, and you can engrave a message on the back of devices for free!
In-store: Free for a gift box that you can wrap and assemble yourself.
Online: Free for a gift box, but for an additional charge you can get a wrapped box with tissue, ribbon and a gift card.
Barnes & Noble
Online: $3.99 per item.
Bed Bath & Beyond
In-store: Free gift-wrapping station complete with boxes, wrapping paper, scissors and tape!
Online: $4.99 per order. Oversize items cannot be gift-wrapped.
In-store: Free personalized message.
Online: $5 per box.
Online: Free for a limited time.
In-store: Price varies depending on size, location and other factors.
Online: $6 for a gift box, tissue paper and ribbon.
In-store: Free boxes and paper are available, but only the cosmetics department offers actual gift-wrapping.
Online: For a gift box, tissue paper, bow and card; $2 for an easy-to-assemble gift box with tissue paper, a bow and a blank gift tag; or opt for a short gift message for free.
Online: $6 per package, plus a free personalized message.
In-store: Free. Just ask for gift boxes or bags when you check out.
Online: $3 for a gift satchel and $5 for a gift box.
Online: $5.99 per item.
Tiffany & Co.
Online: Free. All purchases come in the signature Tiffany Blue Box tied with a white satin ribbon.
In-store: Yes. Gift-wrapping is available January through October and gift boxes in November to December.
Online: $3.95 for a box with a bow.
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