Christmas Shopping: My Top Recommendations

Christmas Shopping: My Top Recommendations

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It’s almost December, which means Christmas is all too close. Pre-child I would do my Christmas shopping the day before Christmas eve and would often panic buy. Since I have become a Mum I have made a vow that every year I will begin Christmas shopping in October. By December its done, wrapped and ready and I can enjoy the festivities with the big thing ticked off my list.

Shopping Online

I love any kind of shopping. Online, food and in store. However when the people you are buying for are always with you it can be difficult. I opt to do almost all of my Christmas shopping online and it eases the stress and worry for me. Some of our family live quite a distance away so I can get the items shipped straight to their address and there is almost always a gift wrap option!

Where Are My Go To Places?

There is an array of websites to choose from but I have three that are my ultimate choices. Unless I am buying a specific brand product like Jo Malone, Clinque or Mac etc. I will search my top three retailers first. For generic items like board games, perfumes, toys etc I go to Amazon. If I want something unique or specialist I go to Not on the High Street or Etsy.


It’s not always the cheapest although sometimes it is!! However it is by far the most convenient. I have Prime which is a godsend! I can get certain items delivered the next day for free and even on a Sunday. Most products offer a gift wrap option and you can ship to an address of your choice. You can also save your card information so you can check out quickly with one click buying and you can add numerous items from different sellers to your basket and checkout all at once in one transaction. Amazon are also exceptional at customer service they dont hesitate to replace and refund items where needed and I feel secure and confident when purchasing from them.

Not on the High Street

My Mother -in- Law introduced me to this website and I have since purchased numerous gifts for people from there. They do really unique, quirky and personalized items. Their range is huge but is conveniently split into categories to give you inspiration. It is absolutely my go to place if I am stuck for a gift idea for someone, particularly Men I often find that they are hard to buy for and I hate getting the same things like aftershave, alcohol & gift cards. Not on the High Street has an array of suitable items that you wont find anywhere else. Most sellers offer giftwrapping too so you can have the item shipped straight under their Christmas tree!


Again another quirky, unique and personalized haven, especially around Christmas. Such intricate, beautiful, hidden gems ready to gift. Some sellers are international so check shipping times to ensure you will receive the item in plenty of time. I peruse this site endlessly all year round and find so many suitable gift ideas. Some sellers offer gift wrap and can again ship to an address of your choice.

The Addresses:

If you want to visit Amazon you can click here. Information on their Prime account is here.
To check out Etsy go here and Not on the High Street can be found here.

The opinions expressed in this post are solely my own. This post is not sponsored and I dint receive any payment for completing it.



  1. Sam
    10th December 2016 / 5:11 am

    I completely agree with your post! So far this year, I’ve done all my shopping online! So convenient, especially with Amazon’s prime 2 day shipping. Great post!


    • sophiegw
      12th December 2016 / 11:57 am

      Prime is my ultimate lifesaver around this time of year!! Thanks for stopping by xxx

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