Every year, the most organized of holiday shoppers have a detailed list of what they are going to buy their family members, coworkers, friends, children’s teachers and significant others for the holidays. As appealing as this sounds, unfortunately, the rest of us are usually out running around doing last-minute shopping, hoping for that perfect gift idea to fall in our lap and solve the inevitable holiday shopping madness!
As much as 40% of the season’s sales happen in the 10 days before Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation.Some label waiting until the last second to figure out what to buy as procrastination, while others call it strategic. Either way, no judgement here!Whether you are gifting your boss a little “sussy” just in time for your annual review or you are trying to find a present for your child’s school teacher without adding to their collection of Starbucks gift cards, Half Price Books has something everyone on your list will enjoy.
Luckily, Half Price Books is already one step ahead of the “strategic last-minute shopper.” Throughout the year, its buyers curate a selection of new, bestselling books offered in all stores at 20% off the cover price. While we know when it comes to our readers, the term ‘one size fits all’ isn’t a viable option here, this best seller list is far from mainstream. Customers can choose from gothic-horror novels to a chilling case-study of a white supremacist to a refreshing story about choosing to live a life full of optimism.
If you are approaching your holiday list and find yourself a little hesitant about what will get your loved ones swooning, a Half Price Books gift card is the perfect alternative. Forget the ‘gift cards are impersonal’ nonsense because who doesn’t like having a reason to shop for themselves? The value of a gift card goes further at Half Price Books. In addition to offering its usual array of used books, new books, private-label merchandise and wholesale items, Half Price Books is upping its game this year by expanding its product offerings. This expansion of inventory will include more toys, accessories, board and card games, transportation themed toys, wearables, retro items, STEM sets, coffee mugs and other retail items, perfect for stocking stuffers or holiday gifting. Plus, customers receive a $5 gift card, redeemable in January, with every $25 gift card purchased.