I bought several things on their wish list ON SALE, so I just justified the shipping costs. In fact, I looked at ordering their items online as that can often be cheaper for shipping, or even free from some places, but with my sales that I got it was still going to be cheaper for me to ship it.
As I called around (seriously do this, you will be surprised by the difference), I found the cheapest ended up being $23 for a 10 lb box and the most was going to be a whopping $68.57!!! There were a total of 5 businesses that would ship from where I live to where they live, that is a phenomenal difference in price. Especially considering they would all end up at the same place and in the same amount of time as I asked for the ground option. It was all going to take 5 business days to get to the destination as well.
It sure pays to call around.
So tell me, how do you get gifts for those that live far away?
Enjoy your day!