If you're anything like me, braving the crowds during the holidays is the absolute worst! Luckily, if you prefer to shop online like I do, today is Free Shipping Day!

ThinkStock.com

I loathe the holiday shopping experience! The horrid traffic, the long lines, the less than pleasant customers, the tired, over-worked employees - it all adds up to too much headache for me to bare. Short of giving everyone cash for Christmas (don't pretend like you haven't considered this too) the next most convenient thing is to shop online.

Last year was the first time that I ever ordered Christmas gifts online. Most of the gifts under the tree, with the exception of a few things, were ordered and shipped straight to my house. I decided last year that this was the way to go! If you're like me, there is a great deal of appeal to shopping from the comfort of my keyboard - preferably in my pajamas!

ThinkStock.com

Luckily, you can do just that! Today is Free Shipping Day, and over 1600 retailers are offering free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve. Want to know if your favorite retailer is participating? Check out FreeShippingDay.com. Happy Shopping!