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In less than a month, the Christmas season is beginning. Even though it is still November, we can see that some stores and other public places are already shiny by all those lights and ornaments. This year, Christmas time will be much different compared to the previous years. This is the first festive season in the last few decades when the world is hit by a dangerous pandemic, so we hope that there will be no gatherings on squares, bars, or in restaurants, because the coronavirus is still among us, and the danger of rapid spreading is even higher when some social events are happening.

Many families around the world will be separated during this festive time, especially those whose members live in different countries. Traveling this year is not recommended, and some countries still maintain a strict border regime with other places around the world. So, you may ask yourself a lot of questions, as: How will I see my family? How can I give them traditional presents? Will I be able to travel home for next Christmas? All of that is understandable, and normal to ask. The good thing is that today we have a highly developed technology, that is letting us connect with the people on the other side of the world. If you feel alone for Christmas and you can’t visit your family, you are able to digitally connect with them for that night, have long conversations, and see them all. And when it comes to gifts and presents, we can say it’s easier than ever.

The current pandemic was the “wake up call” for many businesses to embrace the e-commerce way of working, optimize their websites, and include the online shopping option, and even delivering the products to the recipient. This is a very useful and practical idea, since you are avoiding to be in one store with a lot of other people, and at the same time, you can give gifts to the people you love, by ordering them online, and have the service to deliver to their home. Is there anything better than that, in situations like this?

There are so many benefits of buying gifts online, and here are some of them:

1. Online shopping is more accessible

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You can order and send things 24/7, without having to wait for the store to open, or hurry to catch it after work. We know that it’s different than touching the things and seeing them in reality, which leads to decisions to buy something, but in a pandemic situation, it’s better than being physically present in a crowded store. Also, you can look for nice websites like Qflores.com, and similar to them, that cover every possible option, from flower delivery to cards, cakes, chocolates, and many other possibilities, for competitive prices. It’s just a few clicks away from you to make the people you love happy.

2. You can ask for fast delivery

In case you forgot someone’s birthday or your anniversary, and you need to make it up as soon as you can, you can order fast delivery, which will cost you a few dollars more, but the person who receives the gift wouldn’t know that. It’s not a huge mistake to forget something if you know how to fix it, without leading to bad consequences.

3. You can order even from the social media

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Some stores are only available on Facebook or Instagram, but that’s not the reason not to order from them. Just the opposite, these people know how to use all of the tools available there, to increase their sales. Usually, they will put more effort and attention into the social media content, and you will be able to see a more realistic picture of what you buy, which eases the decision.

4. You can get great discounts

If you follow some store on social media, or you are subscribed to their newsletter, often you will be able to claim some bonus coupon or discount on your order. And, is there anything better than shopping and saving at the same time, without putting yourself at risk? This is an option you need to consider, especially if you have chronic health issues, and going outside for shopping is practically impossible.

5. You can ship the gifts overseas

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You can’t literally take the present and ship it by yourself, but many online shops are covering more countries and continents. No matter if you are in the USA, and your friends live in Europe, you won’t need to skip this year’s tradition, and they will receive your presents, and also they will be able to send you something without having to worry will you receive it. These services are very professional in the areas they operate in.

6. Customized shopping

Choose your preferences and the website won’t list items that are not interesting to you. That will save you a lot of time, and you won’t need to scroll over the items you don’t want. The “cookies” will track your activity, and when you log in next time, custom offers will be there for you, showing the things and items you like first on the list.

7. Customers’ reviews and users’ experience

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Usually, under every item, you will find a complete description of the product, and we also recommend you to read the comments, reviews, and users’ experiences so you can better decide if you’ll take it or pass. In most cases, these reviews are honest and legitimate, but there is always an option to be written by freelancers, or sellers’ friends, so it may look more attractive for the buyers. Anyway, you can research and see if it’s legit or not, and then proceed to buy the product.

These are just seven of the many examples of how you can benefit from giving gifts online, and having them delivered to the recipients. And, at this particular moment, there is no bigger benefit of staying healthy and protected, even in a time of the pandemic.