More and more people are buying gifts online. There are a lot of reasons to consider shopping online for your gifts this holiday season. However, the sudden recent surge begs the question: is this a revolution that is here to stay or a passing fad? At Colonial Acres Coins, we are seeing an increasing number of people order Royal Canadian Mint coins and more, so we have some useful insight.
Gift Giving in the Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has had enormous impacts on almost every aspect of daily life. For many people, the 2020 holiday season presented a challenge because they wanted to give gifts but couldn’t visit stores. Fortunately, e-commerce has grown substantially over the past couple of decades, and it is now quite easy to order gifts for people online.
Thus, many people turned to online shopping as the solution for their pandemic challenges. At Colonial Acres Coins just like many other businesses with e-commerce websites, we saw a substantial increase in the number of people choosing online shopping versus on-location shopping.
E-Commerce Revolutionizing Gifts
While it is possible that the uptick last year was just a momentary blip, we expect it is here to stay. Certainly, some people will go back to shopping in-store for their holiday gifts because they prefer the experience. However, while there was a significant increase last year, it was an acceleration of an already growing trend.
Whether you are buying gold jewellery or plastic toys, buying online offers a lot of convenient benefits. First and foremost, it is much more time-efficient, especially if you are looking at multiple options. Furthermore, you can easily search for specific things. For example, if you knew you wanted to get the Royal Canadian Mint’s holiday gift set for this year, you can search and find it in seconds rather than potentially browsing multiple stores for hours.
Many businesses are recognizing this shift and offering a lot more sales and other benefits for online buyers. Thus, holiday discounts, which were once a staple of visiting stores in person, are now available to everyone online.
Great Options for Gifts This Year
If you are searching for the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, Colonial Acres Coins can be your one-stop shop for unique and meaningful presents. We are best known for our coins, but we have many other great options too.
- Commemorative Coins: Every year the Royal Canadian Mint and other mints produce limited-run coins to commemorate special events. These cover topics such as superheroes, natural wonders, Canadian history, major occasions, human accomplishments and more. There is something for everyone, regardless of his or her interests.
- Paper Money: Paper money is popular because of the beautiful designs and history behind the evolution of money. Colonial carries a wide variety of banknotes from around the world and Canada making it a perfect place to shop for that unique gift.
- Rare Coins: For the numismatists, we have some rare and valuable coins from various times in history. Our catalogue spans back before the establishment of a national currency for Canada – even back to ancient Rome.
- Gift Sets: We also offer gift sets. For example, the 2021 Canada Holiday Gift Set is a fun and festive way to mark the holiday season. Plus, it can become a cherished annual tradition.
- Gold and Silver Jewellery: Check out some of the vintage jewellery, gold and silver bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces and other accessories in our store. If someone you know loves jewellery, this is perfect.
- Coin Supplies: Finally, we also offer various supplies for collectors. You can find holders, reference books, albums and more.
Order Coins and Other Gifts for Your Loved Ones (or Yourself)
Are you working on your holiday gift shopping? Take advantage of Colonial Acres Coins’ online catalogue to easily find all the gifts you need this year. Plus, you can find something to treat yourself. Check out our Royal Canadian Mint coins and other great items today.