Every year I tell myself that next year will be different! Next year I will have my gifts purchased by December and ready to wrap... Surprise, surprise, every year I find myself frantically searching the web or dashing out just a few days before Christmas for that last-minute gift –always over spending and never getting quite what Iintended.
This year has forced us all to think differently. With many high street shops closedand social distancing a must, many of us are turning to the internet for our gifts; whilst it can feel like we are losing that personal touch, it needn’t be that way. There are plenty of boutique shops and businesses out there who are turning to the internet to sell their goods this year, so why not use this time in lockdown wisely, plan ahead, start now and have a good browse to hunt out those smaller companies that you may not have used before–And who knows, you might just pick up a bargain or two along the way whilst helping keep those smaller businesses open!