Christmas Shopping has started.
Around this time last year I jumped onto Amazon and ordered a number of Christmas and Birthday (my oldest’s birthday is on December 3) presents for the kids. I mainly looked for things that I can’t get over here (Australia), or stuff that is way more expensive when buying local. I know that it affects the economy by buying online, but the mark up that local stores put on some items (not to mention the GST) and strong Australian dollar it makes it hard to justify.
I bought the kids NBA jersey’s (starting from $3.99 US), Baseball’s and Gloves, Sonic the Hedgehog plushes, Club Penguin books and Lego t-shirts. The trouble is, one of the boxes got caught up in customs… I think the baseball gloves were quarantined due to the leather :|. That box had other items in it for my son’s birthday and it wasn’t delivered until after his birthday.
This year I put my first order in on the 4th of October and today I received my first package (5 days later)… awesome (It’s for 3AM Mum, so I won’t tell you what it is ;)). Now the hardest thing is finding hiding spots ;).
I am a massive fan of shopping, online and other, but there is always a risk when shopping online… do you have stories about shopping online? What is on your kids wish list at the moment?
We have a few on the list already -
- Guitar picks and stand
- Skylander Giants (EB Games is taking preorders on characters ;))