As much as we all want to be the best gift givers, sometimes we fall short. We buy the wrong size, choose the wrong color or just flat out fail to find something good. But if you shop from a retailer with a friendly return policy, even if your loved ones don't love their gift, they'll receive less of a hassle this holiday season when they go to return it.
Zappos.com You have a full year to return something purchased at Zappos.com. Save the original packaging and make sure the item is in the same condition in which you received it. They'll also give you a prepaid shipping label so you won't have to pay to send it back.
In an effort to make the holiday shopping season seamless, Men's Warehouse is offering several perks like free shipping with no minimum purchase as well as free returns. If you need to send something back you have 90 days and the shipment must be accompanied by the packing slip.
Some items must be returned within 90 days, but plenty of Costco merchandise doesn't have a return window. If you buy something at Costco.com you can return it to the store and they'll even refund your shipping costs. Or you can return it free by UPS.
Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta
The nice thing about ordering gifts from the Gap, Banana Republic or Old Navy websites is that you can return them to the store if that's more convenient. Or if you prefer to mail your return you can print off a free pre-paid shipping label online. Choose between UPS or US Mail.
If you received a gift from Urban Outfitters you can exchange it for free. You'll have until the end of February. If your exchange is out of stock they'll simply send you a gift card.
Nordstrom wants you to love your gift so they're making returns as painless as possible. You can return the item to the store or by mail for free. Just call customer service.
By Alison Storm
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