When the holidays have come to a close and you have a pile of gifts that just didn’t work, the last thing you want to do is schlep to the store only to find out you can’t make a return. There’s nothing more annoying than waiting in the long returns and exchanges line at the department store or boutique. Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be as painful as it seems and you’ll still be able to return your item to get something that you’ll really want to use. If you don’t feel like reading through the fine print on the gift receipt or website, you’re in luck. We’ve done the heavy lifting for you with this list of popular retailers and their holiday return policies. With some, you’ll have to return as soon as possible (like within a week or two), but for others you have a bit more time to figure out if you want to keep the item or exchange it for something else. We even included whether you can return the item for a refund or gift card, or exchange it for something else in store. Plus, there are guidelines on if there are any exceptions to the policy—for instance, if you can still bring it back to the store if you’ve opened the packaging, or if it was personalized with your initials. Take a look at the list on the next pages and write down some notes so you don’t have to stress.