You all know I'm a big Dealz fan, and I've worked with them on the blog before when I reviewed some of their Make Up Gallery range. When I was asked if I'd like to participate in the Christmas Shopping Challenge, I was delighted! I was sent vouchers to the value of €20 and challenged to get items for wrapping, decorating, and stocking fillers.
Here's how I got on!
All items cost €1.49 each.
I got really nice chunky red/gold tinsel, I love this for around photographs on the wall. I picked up two 2m lengths of it (it was buy one get one half price). I got a pack of 20 napkins that will also make really nice photo backgrounds, a frozen bauble that contains chocolates, and a pack of 9 bells with strings - we watch and read The Polar Express at Christmas so I thought the bells would fit with that theme and also look great on the tree. The background in all the photos is a 3m roll of wrapping paper, there were loads of different types available.
I don't like buying or having tins of sweets in the house at Christmas because I think it encourages everyone to eat really badly. These little bags/boxes have enough in them to make a decent stocking filler or to pop in a hamper.
Dealz do a huge range of Hot Wheels, and they make great stocking fillers. You might wonder what the shaving foam is doing there - but that costs €2.61 in the Supermarket, so it's 42% cheaper to buy in Dealz. I always use stuff like that to make hampers for men, you could fill a hamper for less than a tenner. The little Reed Diffuser is lovely, they had several different fragrances available.
There are lots of craft kits available, but I thought this one was great value because it has enough to make 9 characters. The kit contains fluffy pom-poms, googly eyes, and blank cardboard cut-outs for the kids to colour and decorate. There are a range of DVDs available too - I thought this one would be a good option for the Christmas Eve Box this year, it's called The Magic Reindeer and looks really nice.
In total, I picked up 15 items and a carrier bag for €21.22.
If you're interested in Stocking Fillers for people who are interested in Beauty, there are loads of bits and pieces available. As well as stocking makeup and nail polish from Sally Hansen, L'Oreal, Maybelline, Rimmel and Revlon, Dealz have their own ranges - Make Up Gallery and Allura. I was sent this really cute stocking full of lovely things to try:
I'm really looking forward to trying the brushes and the highlighter. I've worn the nail polish already, it's in the shade Copper Kiss and it's gorgeous.
When I was in Mullingar earlier in the week I nipped into Dealz there and picked up these gorgeous star shaped bowls. They're perfect for snacks (like the almonds shown) or you could use them for scented candles, or to hold a few beauty bits or homemade mince pies or cookies as a Christmas present.
Any other Dealz fans out there?