Christmas 2013 may be history, but the shopping frenzy isn't over yet.
After the initial rush to the malls comes the holiday return dash and the after Christmas sales.
"The week after Christmas can account for as much as 15 percent of what retailers see throughout the entire holiday season,” said Kathy Grannis of the National Retail Federation.
Not every gift is a perfect fit and most stores understand that. But some places have better return policies than others.
Here are consumers experts’ top three retailers with the best return policies:
1. Kohl's: There's no time limit on returns and stores always accept them without receipts.
2. Nordstrom: There are no holiday return deadlines and free shipping on returns.
3. CVS: Stores offer a 100 percent return guarantee on store brands and even beauty products from other brands that have been opened or used.
While these stores make it easy, consumer experts warn those who tend to procrastinate.
A new survey from ConsumerWorld.org found other major retailers will be making it harder for you to return gifts.
A gift from Best Buy has to be back by January 15, which is nine days earlier than last year.
Sears also shortened its return policy for large appliances and vacuums from 60 days to 30 days.
Macy's now charges a fee for furniture and mattress returns.
Experts say always read the fine print on a gift receipt before heading to the store. And keep in mind that certain items, like electronics, can carry a re-stocking fee. Also, make sure you bring a state issued I.D. with you, especially if you don't have a receipt.