By James Grant
As the days get shorter and the weather becomes colder, many people are going to hunker down in
their warm and cozy homes during this Christmas season to do some online shopping.
Technology continues to develop, and as Christmas time approaches many people will take advantage
of the computers, tablets and other devices that they have to try to find some sweet gifts and great
deals online leading up to Christmas Day. The students here are just a small number of the millions of
people that will engage in online shopping before Christmas this year.
With finals to ace, college football bowl games to watch, Christmas parties to attend and houses and
trees to decorate, many students will find that shopping online to satisfy their Christmas wish list.
This will save them both time, money and maybe even from getting in a few scuffles with other
Christmas shoppers at stores like Target, Academy, Best Buy and many others.
Here is a closer look at some great websites to look into for finding some bargains and diamonds in
the rough when it comes to gifts under the Christmas tree.
Amazon.com has long held the reputation of being the best site to score great deals as you pick out
anything from tennis shoes or books to Christmas presents. It is tough to find prices any lower than
Amazon, and this popular site is home to the most items and greatest variety of gifts that a
determined online Christmas shopper or student looking for a great deal could find.
For the more preppy student, sites like vineyardvines.com and southerntide.com are great for buying
some brand new preppy clothes for the New Year. Vineyard Vines’ site offers great deals on shipping,
including free ground shipping through December 18 and next day shipping through December 23.
With this kind of smooth and convenient shipping schedule, it would be hard to pass up the
opportunity of buying some Vineyard Vines clothes and accessories online to put under the tree.
Southern Tide’s site takes a different but creative approach to attracting its online Christmas
Southern Tide displays a holiday gift guide on its site, southerntide.com, where students can easily
find gifts by price or for a specific family member, including some cool stocking stuffers.
Southern Tide even ships for free when your order goes over $99 as part of their complimentary
Like Vineyard Vines, Southern Tide also has great deals for getting your southern clothes, belts or
even Croakies shipped to your door quickly and efficiently.
For students who want to hit the field and play ball over the winter break and during the New Year,
head to sites like academy.com and sportsauthority.com.
Academy’s site has gift ideas grouped by price and also offers a daily deal, so every day there is an
opportunity to get a bargain on anything from a fishing pole, sportswear, a set of golf clubs and even
some brand new Nike kicks.
Sports Authority has another great website that allows students and athletes alike to find great sports
gifts for Christmas.
They offer free shipping with no minimum purchase and also have several great deals such as $10 off
any purchase of $50 or more and $30 off any purchase of $150 or more.
For kids who are looking are looking for a special gift for a special lover for the holiday season, there
are many excellent stores and gifts you can go buy these gifts for cheap. Your best choice for finding
the perfect gift is to shop at Tiffany and Co. or James Avery.
Tiffany and Co. offers the finest craftsmanship with diamond bracelets and necklaces.
Most of the jewelry is top dollar, but you can find a beautiful diamond charm bracelet for around
James Avery is a good stop for a Christmas gift if you are coming down to the wire on Christmas
shopping and do not want to spend more than $200.
James Avery offers beautifully crafted necklaces and charm bracelets with unique designs. Girls will
fall in love with a James Avery necklaces and charm bracelets because they come in all shapes and
sizes, plus they look a lot more expensive than they are worth.
So whether you are a student who likes to look good in the latest fashion, buy the newest sports gear
so they can look good and play good, or just flat out get some cool gifts online this Christmas, these
sites have what you are looking for and more.