Now… I work with over 20 people and this period is the time people are divided over when they prepare for Christmas. One side: buying presents since July and literally were ready for Christmas in November. Other side: (this is me) leaving everything to the last minute and it is safe to say I haven't bought anything at all and we are 3 days away (WELP!) Luckily for me, the ladies had my back and told me all the places I can go to shop without worrying about queues AND there’s DISCOUNTS!
For our fellow last-minuters, here are top 5 places to shop this Christmas with bargains to help you get those last minute presents in and no one will ever know (Shhhh…enjoy!)
- Harrods (I’d personally go online and opt to pick up to avoid the manic queues)
Prada Candy - Reduced to £33.50
Don’t worry just yet about the pricing and trust me when I say that their perfume gifts are uber cheap here than most stores. Personal favourite…Yves Saint Laurent – Black Opium from £47 (gift set) but there are gift boxes from £26 for both female, male and unisex brands!
Bargain of the day: Cambridge Satchel Crossbody bag £68 (usually £89) **this was last week**
Bags on sale! Fashion colours are now shifting with the seasons so they are getting rid of AW16 to make space for SS17. Take advantage!
Longchamp Le Pliage medium handbag for £55
Similar to House of Fraser, bags to save you a penny or two before the new season colours come in. I just treated myself to this a few minutes ago (just because) but opted for pick up because of the post office delays (BEWARE!)
Prices from £18.69!
We love a good lingerie sale at Mymilla. If you are big-busted and have always craved to try out the risqué side… now is the time. Scantilly is part of Curvy Kate (one of our suppliers) and they currently have discounts on most of their lines. Sassy and savvy!
Every year, it is an ultimate saviour! If you have little kiddies to buy for, this is perfect. I cover my nieces, nephews, cousins etc all in one shop! Find quality brands like Fisher-Price from prices as low a £5 meaning you can cover more for less. Their clothing sections are also uber good for kids, especially girls (more brand varieties).
Depending on the one near, mine is always like a ghost town on Christmas eve because it is hidden away behind a petrol station so everyone dashes to the one in the town centre.
This should have you covered for every single person you want to treat including yourself. Just remember also that it is not all about gifts but finding the time to spend it with your loved ones!
Happy Holidays to you all and hope to hear from you in the New Year!
P.s. soon to upload our guide to loving yourself in 2017 and beyond PLUS essential wardrobe solutions for your NYE outfits!