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14 Retailers That Offer Curbside Pickup for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers — Including Target & Nordstrom

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When you’re a last-minute holiday shopper, fear comes with the territory. It’s scary not knowing whether the item on your gift list will be in stock, or if you’ll have to compete with other shoppers to swoop it up. Thankfully, stores are coming up with new ways to make shopping easier than ever. Since the beginning of the pandemic, several stores added curbside pickup for safer shopping, and it’s saving last-minute shoppers everywhere.

Now, you can BOPIS (buy online, pickup in-store) at so many retailers, including some of our favorites. Below, check out the last-minute, pickup options that the likes of Target, CVS, Nordstrom, and many more offer. Good luck with your last-second shopping! May the sales be in your favor!

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CVS

LEGO.

LEGO Friends Sailing Adventure

There’s nothing better than an adventure with friends, and this LEGO set proves that! Give your kiddo a truly immersive gift with this building set that will inspire them to dream as big as they want. Thanks to CVS’s incredible BOPIS policy, you can buy this set online and pick it up within the hour that same day. Talk about stress-free holiday shopping.

LEGO Friends Sailing Adventure $45

Nordstrom

You can choose either to pick up in the store or curbside pickup (often available same day) when ordering online. You’ll get an email confirmation telling you where to go in the store to pick up your items, and for curbside pickup, you’ll receive an email with an “I’m here” link you can click when you’ve arrived at the designated curbside pickup location. There are plenty of chic and practical gifts for the homebody, chef, stylish friend, and more.

Caraway.

Caraway Whistling Tea Kettle

This gorgeous tea kettle will brighten up your home and make your morning brew tastier. It’s a great gift for a tea lover and an even better one for yourself.

Caraway Whistling Tea Kettle $195

Target

How it works: Download the Target app and add the items you need to your cart. Simply check the Drive Up option at check out and pay for your order through the app. You’ll be notified when your order is ready and when you want to pick up your items, let Target know you’re coming in the app and pull into one of the designated Drive Up parking spaces in the Target parking lot. An employee will bring your items out to your car for you and place them in your car. See everything you can buy online and schedule an order pickup for, here.

Keurig

Keurig K-Mini

Snag this beloved Keurig, designed to fit tight spaces, for 50% off while you can!

Keurig K-Mini $

Sam’s Club

How it works: First, you’ll need a membership. Then, members place orders via the Sam’s Club app or at samsclub.com. Products marked ‘Pick up in Club’ are eligible.  After you’re finished shopping, select a pickup time and checkout. Same-day pickup is available if you need your items ASAP. Upon arrival to the club, members will use one of the designated pickup spots, and a Sam’s Club associate will load items into their cars.  

sam's club pickup

Image: Courtesy of Sam’s Club.

Kendra Scott

How it works: When shopping online, simply select “Store Pickup” at checkout, and you’re set! Bonus: You’ll get $10 to use on a future purchase with curbside pickup or if you buy in store.  And there might even be some sips and sweets to take with you on the road. We’re stocking up on this celeb-favorite Elisa necklace for everyone on our list.

kendra scott elisa necklace

Image: Kendra Scott.

Kendra Scott Elisa Necklace $50.00

Kohl’s

How it works: This service is available at most stores but not all so make sure your local store offers drive up service before placing any orders. If your store does participate, the service is available 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.  To place an order, go online to Kohl’s website and browse through their Drive Up eligible items. Eligible items will be marked as “Drive Up.” Once you complete your order online, you will receive an email within 2 hours letting you know your order is ready. When you arrive, park next to the curb by the “Drive Up” sign. Call the store using the number found in your email and press 0 when prompted. A store employee will bring your order out to your car. Everyone on your list needs these cozy boots.

Koolaburra.

Koolaburra by UGG Candice Faux Fur Throw

This cozy and cuddly faux throw is the perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list. Get it on sale for more than 50% off and then pick it up at your leisure.

Koolaburra by UGG Candice Faux Fur Throw $30

ALDI

How it works: Place your order through the ALDI website or app (you can order through Shipt too!) and make sure to choose the correct store at check out. Select a pickup time and let ALDI know what vehicle you will be arriving in.  When you get to the store, park in one of the designated curbside pick up parking spots so an employee knows to bring you your order. An employee will load the groceries right into your car for a completely contact-less experience.

Bed Bath & Beyond

How it works: Shop online or using the store’s app and then check out and confirm who will be picking up the order. Your order will be ready in two hours or less (you’ll be notified via email) and you can drove to the store, pop your trunk and an employee will bring your order to you.

Best Buy

How it works: Use the Best Buy app from your phone tablet or computer to place your order. You will receive an email when your order is ready to be picked up and you can open the app for step-by-step instructions. This smart TV is highly rated, and you can also pick up a bunch of electronics, gaming equipment, and more.

LG TV

LG – 48″ Class A2 Series OLED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV

Shop this top-rated smart TV and score the viewing experience of your dreams.

LG – 48″ Class A2 Series OLED 4K UHD Smart webOS TV $1,299.99

Walmart

How it works: Walmart allows you to order groceries — and even other products, such as the Apple Watch — for curbside pickup either online or through its app. Choose and pay for your groceries through the app or online and let them know when you would like to pick them up. Once you’ve arrived, simply let them know through the app or call the store and someone will bring them to your car.

apple watch, walmart

Image: Apple.

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS - 38mm - Sport Band - Aluminum Case $149.00

Home Depot

How it works: This store isn’t offering curbside pickup at this time, but they are offering in-store pick up so you can drastically reduce the amount of time you spend inside. Simply place your order on Home Depot’s website and wait for an email letting you know your order is ready for pick up. You can pick up your order at the Customer Service center. Who wouldn’t want a Dyson for Christmas?

dyson vacuums, home depot

Image: Dyson.

Slim Ball Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner $349.00

buybuyBABY

How it works: Simply go to the buy buy baby website and find the items you’d like to purchase and select “reserve now”. After you select your items, you can reserve them at check out using your credit card (a $1 authorization will be temporarily placed on your card). You will then receive an email that your items are ready for pick up. When you arrive, you call the store to let them know you have arrived and an associate will bring your order out to you where you will be able to pay for your order. Pro tip: when you are searching for your items, filter them by “Find In-Store” to make sure they are available for pickup at your local store.

Surprisingly, you can find non-baby stuff here including the Revlon One-Step, and it’s 49 percent off!

Revlon one step best hair dryer Amazon

Image: Revlon.
Courtesy of Revlon.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer Brush $33

Instacart

How it works: Wegmans, Publix and various other grocery store chains are offering curbside pickup through Instacart. Download the app and place your order through Instacart. It is worth noting that due to the high demand, there will probably be a longer wait than usual for Instacart orders.

Instacart $99/year

Cost Plus World Market

How it works: This works pretty much exactly the same way as online shopping except you’ll select curbside pickup at checkout. Just select your store and you’ll receive an email when your order is ready. When you arrive, remain in your car and just call the number provided in the email and a store employee will bring your order out to your car.

A version of this article was originally published April 2020.

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