Heading to a crowded store this holiday season is out. Online holiday shopping is in! Shopping online lets you safely avoid the crowds, and that’s just one of its many benefits. We at Chocolate Pizza Company put together a rundown on the highlights of online shopping this holiday season.

Evolution of Online Shopping

Shopping has changed dramatically over the past 10 years. It’s gone from an activity that was once done mainly in stores to one that is done increasingly online. Four out of every five Americans shop online, and 25% of them buy something online at least once a month. Shopping on mobile devices has also become highly popular, with mobile platforms accounting for more than half of all retail traffic.

Benefits of Online Holiday Shopping

The steady growth of online shopping may not be a surprise, based on the multiple benefits it brings. For starters, you don’t have to fight the crowds. While it’s always a benefit to avoid a hassle, it’s become even more important to stay home this year for health and safety reasons.

Holiday shopping online lets you browse and purchase items from the comfort of your own home. This makes buying holiday gifts a much safer and more convenient option than heading out for an in-person venture.

Another benefit is the sheer selection of items you’ll find. Online shopping provides access to a massive array of gift options you may have never found at your local department stores or other brick-and-mortar shops.

Many items can be shipped right from the online retailer to the recipient, with personalization options, enclosure cards and gift wrapping frequently available.

Online Holiday Shopping Tips

While you don’t have to worry about in-person risks while shopping online, you do want to be wary of possible unscrupulous activities. Online shopping security tips include:

  • Buying from retailers with a good reputation and longstanding history
  • Being alert for “fake” emails that look like shopping notifications but are really phishing schemes
  • Securing all accounts you use with strong passwords
  • Shipping your deliveries to a secure location
  • Alerting recipients in advance that a package is coming

Best Online Holiday Gifts

With such a massive selection of gifts at your fingertips, it may be tough to figure out where to begin. The most memorable, best online holiday gifts will be:

  • Unique to your recipient
  • Easy to ship anywhere in the U.S.
  • From a trusted retailer
  • Something the recipient truly loves

If you have any chocolate lovers on your gift list, finding the best holiday gift is a snap. It’s right here at Chocolate Pizza Company. Our top gift options include our signature Chocolate Pizzas and our gourmet chocolate Christmas gift baskets.

  • Chocolate Pizza: Made with a base of Swiss-style gourmet chocolate blended with homemade English toffee, our Chocolate Pizzas come with a range of different toppings. You even get to pick a holiday greeting or your own custom message hand-scripted in white chocolate across the top.
  • Gourmet Chocolate Gift Baskets: Overflowing with luscious treats, our gourmet chocolate gift baskets come in all shapes, sizes and price points. You’re sure to find the perfect basket that suits any personality and taste.

Now that you know how and where to shop for safety and the perfect gift this holiday season, you’re all set. Browse the delicious holiday gift selection at Chocolate Pizza Company today.