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With the Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness coming to an end, many shoppers are experiencing buyer's remorse from the whirlwind of shopping holidays. 

Nearly two thirds of people return at least one holiday gift, and with so many retailers out there, ciphering through return policies can be tricky. 

Thankfully, many retailers offer extended holiday returns for purchases made during the holiday shopping season.

Offers.com has compiled a comprehensive list of more than 100 retailers' return and extended holiday return policies for 2017.

Full list: 100+ Holiday Return Policies for 2017

Ease holiday shopping stress with this helpful guide: 

Store

Standard return deadline

Holiday return deadline

Abercrombie & Fitch

60 days

60 days

Amazon

30 days

Jan. 31 for orders shipped Nov 1 – Dec 31

American Girl

Two years

Two years

American Eagle Outfitters

No deadline

No deadline

Apple Store

14 days

Jan. 8 for orders placed Nov. 25 – Dec. 25

Ashley Stewart

30 days

30 days

AT&T Wireless

14 days

14 days

Babies R Us

90 days

Jan. 28 for orders placed Sept. 1 – Jan. 28 and Jan. 28 for select electronics & entertainment items purchased Nov. 1 or later

Banana Republic

45 days

Jan. 15 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 24 or within 45 days of purchase, whichever is later

Barneys New York

30 days

30 days

Barnes & Noble

14 days

Jan. 31 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 31

Bath & Body Works

No deadline

No deadline

Bass Pro Shops

60 days

60 days

Bealls

No deadline

No deadline

Bed Bath & Beyond

No deadline

No deadline

Belk

180 days

180 days

Best Buy

15 days

Jan. 14 for orders placed Oct. 29 – Dec. 30

Big Lots

30 days

30 days

Bloomingdale’s

1 year

1 year

Bose

30 days

30 days

Cabela’s

90 days

90 days

Cole Haan

30 days

Jan. 18 for orders placed Nov. 12 – Dec. 18

Columbia Sportswear

60 days

60 days

Costco

90 days for select electronics and appliances; no deadline for most merchandise

90 days for select electronics and appliances; no deadline for most merchandise

Crate and Barrel

30 days for furniture and rugs; 90 days for most other merchandise

30 days for furniture and rugs; 90 days for most other merchandise

Dell

30 days

30 days

Dick’s Sporting Goods

60 days

60 days

Disney Store

30 days

Jan. 18 for orders placed Nov. 7 – Dec. 18

eBay

Varies by seller

Varies by seller

Eddie Bauer

No deadline

No deadline

Express

60 days

60 days

Forever 21

30 days. Refunds are only available for online purchases returned by mail.

Jan. 8 for orders placed Nov. 13 – Jan. 7 or within 30 days of ship date, whichever is later. Refunds are only available for online purchases returned by mail.

Finish Line

45 days

Feb. 15 for orders placed Nov. 15 – Jan. 1

Foot Locker

45 days

45 days

Free People

30 days

Jan. 31 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 24

GameStop

30 days

30 days

Gap

45 days

Jan 15. for orders placed Nov 1 – Dec 24 or within 45 days of delivery, whichever is later

Guess

30 days

30 days

Guitar Center

45 days

45 days

H&M

30 days

30 days

HP

30 days

Jan. 15 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 25

Home Depot

30 days for furniture and area rugs; 90 days for most merchandise

30 days for furniture and area rugs; 90 days for most merchandise

IKEA

1 year

1 year

JCPenney

45 days with no receipt, 30 days for appliances, electronics, furniture, 60 days for jewelry

45 days with no receipt, 30 days for appliances, electronics, furniture, 60 days for jewelry

Kmart

7 days for furniture; 30 days for most merchandise

Jan. 31 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 24

Kohl’s

30 days for select electronics; no deadline for most merchandise

Jan. 31 for premium electronics purchased from Nov. 1 – Dec. 25, no deadline for most merchandise

Lands’ End

No deadline

No deadline

LEGO

90 days

90 days

Lids

30 days

30 days

L.L.Bean

No deadline

No deadline

Lowe’s

90 days

90 days

Macy’s

180 days

Jan. 31 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 31

Microsoft Store

Varies by item.

Varies by item.

Neiman Marcus

60 days

Jan. 31 for orders placed Oct. 12 – Dec. 25 or 60 days of purchase, whichever is later.

Newegg

30 days

Jan. 31 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 24

Nike

30 days

Within 60 days of purchase for orders placed Nov. 7 – Jan. 6

Nordstrom

No deadline

No deadline

The North Face

60 days

60 days

Office Depot & OfficeMax

No deadline for store brand items; 90 days for office supplies; 14 days for tech and furniture

Jan. 14 for orders placed Oct. 1 – Dec. 24 or as the policy allows, whichever is later

Old Navy

45 days

Jan. 15 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 24 or within 45 days of purchase, whichever is later

OtterBox

30 days

30 days

Overstock.com

30 days

Jan. 31 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 31 or 30 days of delivery, whichever is later

Patagonia

No deadline

No deadline

Petco

60 days

60 days

PetSmart

60 days

60 days

Pier 1

45 days

Jan. 31 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 24 or within 45 days of purchase, whichever is later

Pottery Barn

30 days for most merchandise, 7 days for Quick Ship upholstery items

Jan. 31 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 31

RadioShack

30 days

30 days

Rebecca Minkoff

30 days

Information not yet released

REI

1 year, 90 days for outdoor electronics

1 year, 90 days for outdoor electronics

Saks Fifth Avenue

30 days

Jan. 15 for orders placed after Oct. 15

Sam’s Club

90 days for select electronics, games, movies, and music; no deadline for most merchandise

90 days for select electronics, games, movies, and music; no deadline for most merchandise

Samsung

15 days after the product is received

15 days after the product is received

Sears

30 days for most merchandise

Jan. 31 on items with a 30-day return policy for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 24

Shutterfly

60 days with 50% fee

60 days with 50% fee

Stein Mart

60 days

60 days

Target

30 days for electronics and entertainment; 90 days for most merchandise

The 30-day refund period for returns begins Dec. 26 for all electronic and entertainment orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 25 (REDcard holders get an extra 30 days). The 14-day refund period for returns begins Dec. 26 for drone orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 25

T.J. MAXX

30 days

Jan. 23 for orders placed Oct. 15 – Dec. 24

Toys R Us

90 days

Jan. 28 for orders placed Sept. 1 – Jan. 28 and Jan. 28 for select electronics & entertainment items purchased Nov. 1 or later

UGG Australia

30 days

30 days

Ulta

60 days

60 days

Urban Outfitters

30 days

Feb. 28 for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 25

Verizon

14 days, 30 days for business account holders

14 days, 30 days for business account holders

Victoria’s Secret

90 days

90 days

Walmart

15 days for select electronics; 90 days for most merchandise

Jan. 10 for items with a 15-day return policy and Jan. 25 for items with a 30-day policy for orders placed Nov. 1 – Dec. 25

West Elm

30 days for most merchandise

30 days for most merchandise

Williams-Sonoma

30 days for most merchandise

30 days for most merchandise

World Market

60 days

60 days

Zappos

1 year

1 year

Some gift return tips

  • If an item is defective, don’t take ‘no’ for an answer.
  • Stay calm. The holidays are just as stressful for store workers as they are for shoppers,and a stressed sales associate is more likely to help a calm and considerate customer than a rude one.
  • Return policies should be a big consideration for holiday shoppers. Two-thirds of people return at least one holiday gift.
  • Always hang on to receipts, especially for big purchases. Having a receipt highly increases your chances of returning your item at a difficult retailer. And have the store email your receipt as well so you can have a backup copy. 
  • Ask in advance about a retailer’s return policy if you're unsure on your purchase. Chances are there are plenty of other merchants with the same product with more lenient return policies. 

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