Father’s Day 2017 is approaching soon. Are you prepared? Trying to pick out the perfect gift for dad can be a challenging task. You could spend hours on Pinterest looking for Father’s Day gift ideas in attempt of figuring out something that’s just right.
Rather than browsing shops in person or taking time to drive to the mall, why not shop online for a gift for your dad this year? In this article, we’ll tell you about the best places for gift shopping online to help you find the best Father’s Day gifts for 2017.
Why shop online for Father’s Day
- Variety – shopping online for gifts is a great option because you can find anything. Whether you’re looking for a place to buy sports game tickets, electronics, or even something handmade and unique, there’s a place to find it!
- Save money – because there are so many options when it comes to online stores nowadays, you’ll be sure to find a gift your dad will love, while also saving money, as its easier to compare options and find a great deal.
- Convenience – shopping online is much easier than going out and combing the malls looking for the perfect gift. You can find anything, pay for it, and have it delivered to your home – or to dad’s – and never have to leave the comfort of your own couch.
However, due to the huge variety of online shopping sites, you may be overwhelmed trying to find a good one to purchase from. What kind of items do they sell? How long does their processing and shipping take? These are questions we can answer for you. Here are a few of our favorite online shopping sites where you can buy a present for dad.
Amazon is an awesome e-commerce website. It has an enormous amount of products available for purchase, so no matter what your dad is into, you’ll probably be able to find something for him here. Amazon has lots of different departments, like home, electronics, clothing, and more. The site also has its own express shipping service, called Amazon Prime. If you need your gift in a rush, you can get it in 2 days or less if the item is Prime eligible.
Best Feature: Amazon offers free shipping on many of their items, so you can shop conveniently from home, without the added costs of shipping.
Another great place for gift shopping online is eBay. This site is awesome if you’re looking to save some money on your purchase. eBay is both an online store and an auction website, so you may be able to find some real bargains! Similarly to Amazon, eBay has several categories of items, so there’s a lot to choose from. You may also be able to find things that have been discontinued or are out of stock in stores in your area.
Processing and shipping times can vary when shopping on eBay because of the nature of the site. Anyone can register as an eBay seller, so different sellers will have different timelines for processing and shipping. Shipping times will also depend on how far your package has to travel to get to you. If you want to learn more about the site, check out our free eBay course.
Best Feature: eBay’s auction-style sales allow you to bid on items, meaning you can often get what you want for much lower than retail prices.
If your dad likes things that are unique or personalized, Etsy is a great place to look. Etsy is like an online marketplace where artisans, craftsmen and other talented people can sell their creations. You can find things like jewellery, artwork, furniture, and more. Keep in mind that if you’re ordering a custom or personalized item, it could take a while for your order to be completed. Get your orders in as soon as you can to ensure your order will arrive before Father’s Day.
Best Feature: Etsy has a unique catalogue of items, so you can give dad something special, rather than typical mass-produced items.
Is your dad into electronics and tech-y stuff? If so, BestBuy is a great place to shop for a gift for him. BestBuy sells TVs, phones, home entertainment systems, appliances, and everything in between. Check out their Deal of the Day for awesome sales and discounts. Their standard shipping is 3 to 7 days, but they also offer one and two-day shipping options if you’re willing to pay extra. If you have a store location near you, you can also opt to order online and pick up in store – free of charge.
Check out our course on BestBuy if you’d like to learn more.
Best Feature: The Best Buy Geek Squad. When you make a purchase, you can opt-in for continued technical support for your purchased items, and have them fixed in the future if anything goes wrong.
Looking to purchase tickets for a sports game, concert, or other event? You can find tickets to all kinds of events on StubHub. This site allows people to re-sell tickets they’ve purchased elsewhere (if they have extras, can no longer attend, etc.). As a result, you can often find tickets at a discounted price, or tickets to shows that are sold out everywhere else. If you want to give your dad the gift of an awesome experience, you should give StubHub a try.
Best Feature: StubHub has a “Fan Protect Guarantee” that ensures you will receive your tickets on time, and they will be valid, or your money back.
Chances are you’ve heard of this big box store. Walmart sells everything from groceries to car parts, so you can definitely find great gifts here too! If you don’t live near a Walmart location, you can shop their store online instead! They currently have a great “Step Up His Style” section on their site with some great gift options for dad as well. Walmart has free 2-day shipping on orders over $35. If you live near one of their store locations, you can even get discounts on certain items when you order online and opt to pick up your order at a store.
Best Feature: Free 2-day shipping on orders over $35 – in case you left your shopping a little late this year.
Our last online store recommendation is Target. Like Walmart, Target sells a huge variety of products. The difference between Walmart and Target is that while Walmart focuses on bringing their customers the lowest prices they can, Target focuses more on stocking new, trendy items in many of their departments. This is a great place to find Father’s Day gifts for all of the men in your life this Father’s Day.
Just like Walmart, Target offers free shipping on all orders totalling over $35, and also allows customers to order online and pick up in-store for free. In certain US cities, you can use Target’s “Instacart” program and have your order delivered within 2 hours of placement!
Best Feature: Free shipping on orders over $35, and (in some cases) 2 hour delivery!
That wraps up this article on shopping online for Father’s Day gifts 2017. We hope this helps you with your quest to find the perfect present to give your dad this year! Check out our online shopping courses if you’d like to learn more about some of the websites we mentioned.
Where do you like to shop for gifts online? Let us know in the comment section!