Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Shopping Guides - Part One, Online Bargains

Hi!

I've 99.9% of my Christmas shopping done for this year, thankfully. I would say that 95% of that has been done online - I get really flustered in shops when I have the kids with me, and I can't pick up surprises for my eldest or for my husband if they're with me. Instead, I prefer to take advantage of all the great deals on the internet. With that in mind, I've put together a little guide with information on delivery, offers, etc.

Cara Pharmacy
Cara Pharmacy is a little treasure trove. There's a HUGE sale coming from Thursday 27th November to Sunday 30th November - 20% off all stock, 3 for 2 on Yankee candle large jars, and 25% off jewellery. Cara offer free delivery on all orders over €50, and are brilliant for including little samples. For orders under €50, delivery costs €5. My orders are always delivered by DPD couriers.

Here are my picks from the Cara website, from stocking fillers to gifts over €20:


€10 & Under: Nivea Smooth Hands Gift Set - €4.20 (Sale Price), Yankee Candle Christmas 5 Votive Set - €6.39 (Sale Price), Rimmel Rita Ora Loud Lasting Colour Set - €7.99 (Sale Price), Bomb Cosmetics Rockin Robin Set - €8.79 (Sale Price).

€15 & Under: This Works Miracle Cracker Gift - €10.40 (Sale Price), Gosh eyeshadow palette 22 colours - €12.80 (Sale Price), Katie Alice 2 tiered Cake Stand - €14.80 (Sale Price), Halle Berry Closer 100ml EDP - €12.80 (Sale Price).

€20 & Over: Lancome Hypnose Drama Gift Set - €22 (Sale Price), Clarins Lip Collection - €20 (Sale Price), This Works Sleeping Partners - €26.40 (Sale Price), Clarins The Essentials Palette - €32.80 (Sale Price).

Homestore + More
Homestore + More are offering free delivery right up until Christmas (no minimum order limit). Their website was a recent discovery of mine, and it's fantastic for buying decorations, lights, ornaments, linen - here are a few of my picks from the site. Orders arrive within 3-4 days and are delivered by An Post. I've ordered breakables and they've arrived safely. Homestore + More have great novelty items - I've bought tealight holders, Santa toilet seat cover, Christmas cake decorations - they have a great range. Here are a few of my picks:



Under €4: Santa Milk Jug - €1.99, Santa Tea Light Holder - €3.99, Jingle Bells Doormat - €3.99.

Under €9: Set of 5 Colour Changing Parcels - €6.99, Santa & Friends Musical Waterball - €7.99, Silicone Mould - €8.50 (half price).

Under €15: Santa with Clock Body - €12.99, Yankee Candle Large Jar Christmas Eve - €13.25 (half price), Animated Storytelling Bear - €14.99 (I have him and he's gorgeous, he tells the story of The Night Before Christmas).

Heatons
Heatons have recently revamped their website and now have a huge range of Christmas products. They offer free delivery on orders over €30, while delivery is €5 for orders under that. You can also place your order and choose to pick it up in store for free. My Heatons orders are delivered by GLS couriers. Here are some of my Heatons picks:



Everything Under €10: Sweet Shop Faves Gift Box - €3, 2ft Christmas Tree - €5, Miracle on 34th Street DVD - €5 (half price),  Deluxe Loom Band Organiser - €5.60 (sale price), Jamie Dornan 2015 Calendar - €6 (they have a HUGE range of calendars), Disney Activity Tin - €7.50 (half price), Radox Gorgeous Gift Pack - €8, Felt Advent Calendar - €10, Gilette Proglide Set - €10.

I hope this has given you a few ideas - all three sites are fantastic for bargains at any time of year, not just Christmas.





11 comments:

  1. Sharon, you ledge! So helpful! I'll be all over the Cara sale tomorrow! x

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    1. I'll be having a look myself on Friday, Chloe! They always have a great sale x

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  2. I love HomeStoreandMore. I've ordered at least 4 times from them in the last 2 weeks. The yankee candle prices are just unbeatable!

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    1. They're fantastic. Hopefully they'll still have some in stock next week - I got Candy Cane Lane and it's so disappointing, can't smell it at all, so I'll be going back to my old favourite candle Christmas Eve x

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  3. thanks for this sharon, some great ideas here to inspire me! :)
    i was in heatons at the weekend and i couldn't believe the fantastic things they had! definite going to be picking up a few bits in there!

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    1. You're welcome, Grace! Heatons are fab, so handy for stocking fillers and little gifts for friends, they're bang on trend too with the Jamie Dornan calendar, haven't seen one of those anywhere else!

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  4. This Works on sale, it will be mine!!

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    1. I might pick the cracker up just to give it a go, have heard so many things about it!

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  5. Great timing with this post :) I'm not as organised as you, but hope to make a BIG dent in pressies this weekend :)

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    1. Thanks Vicki! I think you could be better off, the worst thing with starting early is that new gift sets and stocking fillers keep being released so I end up buying twice as much as I would have!!

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  6. Brilliant gift guide missus, love it!

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