Modern women don’t have time to trawl down Oxford Street on a weekend or stand in neverending queues in Selfridges. Christmas shopping is notoriously stressful and time-consuming, but it needn’t be this way. At the push of a button, you can order tailor-made gifts at the best prices. Below is a compilation of the most helpful tools to help you get your present buying done quickly and cost-effectively because there’s prosecco to be drunk and turkey to eat…
TICTAIL Tictail brings shops to your mobile, allowing you to browse marketplaces from the comfort of your home. You’ll be supporting smaller businesses’ whilst also getting your loved ones truly unique gifts. They, very handily, have some brilliant gift guides – such as “for the bookworm” and “free shipping finds”. WISH Wish claims to make shopping fun, and they aren’t wrong. There are thousands of products at can’t-believe-it prices; just make sure you stay strong and don’t end up buying yourself a completely new wardrobe. Wish has everything from fashion, to gadgets and home décor – it’s a one-stop shopping destination.
GIFT FINDER BY NOT ON THE HIGH STREET This app is perfect for finding unique stocking fillers and thoughtful presents. The best bit? They’ve put together a 200+ page guide of Christmas gifts so you can sort out your whole to-do list with a quick swipe and tap. SWIFTGIFT This app does exactly what it says on the tin – gets your gifts delivered swiftly. It’s perfect for sending presents to people who live far away. So how does it work? You buy a gift on Swiftgift, the recipient instantly gets a virtual version on messenger which asks them to provide their delivery address, and ta-dah, the gift gets sent to their door. GROUPON Most people will love an experienced-based gift, especially your significant other (plus you’ll get to go along too). Groupon lets you find deals on the best stuff to do, see, eat and buy (up to 70% off); so buy someone special a more adventurous gift this season, like a spa day or tickets to a great comedy show.
Get in the shopping spirit this season, without having to brace the cold weather or even leave your bed. Your loved ones won’t know the difference, and you’ll save yourself a lot of time and even money. Christmas is for having fun and relaxing, not spending your evenings in shopping centres fighting over perfume sets with other customers.