It’s the season of giving. Be it something handmade, purchased from a store or ordered online, the time to give is now. Yet, the challenge can often be finding just the right gift for that special someone. And most shoppers would agree that the hunt is always more rewarding when a promotion, deal, coupon or free shipping is offered. According to, about 75% of retailers say their free standard shipping offers will expire before Friday, December 20th so last-minute shoppers willing to pay more for expedited shipping will find online offers throughout the weekend.

In this cartoon from Marketoonist, Tom Fishburne, we find a couple discussing shopping online and reinforcing the holiday desire and expectations around free shipping.