“What to Buy, When to Ship: Your Guide to Holiday Shopping” on SELF.com
By Thailan Pham
Sure, shopping's supposed to be an activity we take on with hearts full of love. Instead, it usually results in increased blood pressure, cute-but-useless trinket purchases and depleted bank accounts. Thankfully, ecommerce experts Endicia, provide a little method to the madness by breaking down the best days of the week to purchase everything from jewelry to appliances. And if you're curious (or desperate), they also list the most popular gifts of the entire season. And if you've already made peace with a destiny of standing in long lines to ship packages across the country (or around the world!), you'll also want to know the hard-and-fast shipping deadlines.