Free Shipping Day

December 18, 2013    |    By +
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Free Shipping Day is a yearly shopping event when thousands of merchants offer free shipping to customers with guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. It caters to shoppers that are ordering their gifts online and have waited until the last minute to do it. Started by Luke Knowles of in 2007, this event has become a national phenomenon, with sales totaling over $1 billion in 2012, according to It brings together merchants and buyers with the mutual benefit of a good deal and timely shipping. Here is the list of our merchants who are participating on Free Shipping Day. Best of all, there is guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. We also picked out a gift suggestion from each, to make it even easier on you last-minute shoppers.


Get her this chic Kate Spade Draw the Line bangle from Nordstrom, offering free shipping until 12/21.


Harry and David

Give that special someone some delicious treats from Harry and David. This lovely gift box contains a wonderful assortment of Christmas cookies that ships for free.





This cool concept tote is designed for Lacoste by Erica Domesek, founder of a lifestyle brand called P.S. – I Made This, and known as “the queen of D.I.Y.” The bag is 100 percent leather, with a zip enclosure, and of course, the signature embroidered green croc motif of Lacoste.




Gourmet Gift

Who doesn’t love a gift basket featuring a fun arrangement of treats such as handcrafted caramel popcorn, gourmet hot cocoa, handmade peanut brittle and more? Award-winning Gourmet Gift Baskets is offering free ground shipping on this one, called Holiday Sweets and Treats, as well as on other selected items.



Receive free shipping from Exposures with your order of $75 or more. We especially love this set of personalized white wine glasses that are specifically designed to highlight the unique characteristics of white vintages. It’s a great gift for wine lovers!





Perfect for the outdoor adventurer, get this enamel coffee percolator is from Cabela’s. They are offering free shipping on all products with no minimums through 12/18. Use the promo code: 3 WINTER.



It’s time to get organized and plan for the upcoming year. This Life.Doc Organizer is a perfect gift for busy moms, professionals and planners so that they can make time for everything. Amazon is offering free shipping on orders over $35 through 12/18.


Need more last minute gift ideas? Relax! We have got you covered with our gift lists of, 20 last minute gifts under $20, last minute gifts for women and last minute gifts for men.

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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

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Gwen is the Editorial Curator at In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.