As the approach to Christmas draws closer, I dread heading out to the shops to push my way through the barrage of high street shoppers. Thankfully, the 30 Days to Christmas Challenge is keeping me on track!
As a mum of three, I find it so much easier to buy my Christmas gifts online! So I’ve listed some of the things that I like to buy from Amazon, eBay or other stores (if they’re not available on those two!). Currently Amazon has a Black Friday sale on and so you might be able to snag a bargain this week!
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Books are a regular Christmas gift in our home. We give them every year because we’re huge book lovers! And throughout the year, my wishlist of books keeps on growing!
2. Wooden Toys
I’m a huge fan of Melissa & Doug products. My one year old plays with toys my 8 year old was given when she was little! Wooden toys have such longevity and are great for the imagination. I consider them investment purchases even though many of them are not very expensive, but because they last a long time!
3. Board games
We get a board game once every year or two. And again, these Christmas gifts are investment purchases because you can have them for decades!! We still use a Monopoly board game that must be nearly as old as myself!!
My girls love the Leap Pad Explorer my eldest was given when she was 4!! It’s still going strong and every now and then, we add to their collection of game cartridges. I really like the Leap Pad because it’s educational, helps cognitive development and is not just another video game!
I like to compare Amazon and eBay for the best deals when it comes to perfumes and toiletries. Some of my favourite brands are Issey Miyake, Gucci and Neals Yard Remedies. I also like to check The Body Shop as they always have lovely gift items already wrapped and waiting to go! Perfect for the lazy Christmas shopper!
This is another area where I often compare Amazon and eBay. There are tons of gift ideas in this area so you could get easily distracted by the myriad of options! I just add everything I like to my basket and when I go to checkout, I just select the ones I won’t be buying and ‘Save them for later’!
So there you have it! A round up of my favourite Christmas gifts to buy online during the festive season! Make sure you check out Amazon’s Black Friday sale which is on now until Friday 25th November!