Whatever the problem, if you’re looking to bring it back to the store, time is running out. How long is the return window open and will it matter if they repurchase this gift in early October?
The answer largely depends on where you bought it, but in general there’s a good chance you’ll still be able to get it back. Return policies vary by store, of course, and some gifts are non-returnable. That said, here are the deadlines for returning unwanted 2022 gifts.
Holiday Retail Return Policies 2022
Return deadline January 31 for purchases made between October 11 and December 25, 2022.
Return deadline of January 8 for purchases made between November 4 and December 25, 2022.
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Return deadline of January 14 for most purchases made between October 24 and December 31
Most articles can be returned within 90 days of purchase
Return items within 45 days of the date of shipment.
Return new items within 15 days of purchase (7 days for used items), which means returns may be limited at the struggling retailer.
Return deadline of January 9 for purchases made between October 12 and December 9.
Return items within 180 days for most. Premium electronics and watches must be returned within 30 days of purchase, and beauty purchases have a 60-day window.
Elements can be returned within 365 days of purchase.
Return deadline January 31st for all purchases made after October 3rd
Return deadline January 25 for purchases made between October 9 and December 24, 2022.
Return deadline 30 days from receipt of purchase.
Returns accepted within 30 days of purchase.
Return terms vary by product:
Smartphones: January 8
Apple products: January 9th
Other electronic devices: January 24th
Most other items can be returned within 90 days of the purchase date
Return window for products purchased between October 1st and December 31st it is open until January 31st