Renae Diggles

October 13, 2020

Christmas gift Online Shopping

Renae Diggles

October 13, 2020

Online Shopping for Christmas Gifts During the Pandemic

Who can’t wait for 2020 to be over? With the new year and Christmas creeping up on us, it’s time to really think about purchasing gifts. According to Australia Post there’s going to be a need to get your gifts in the mail sooner, with postage dates moving forward. There’s also going to be delayed international shipping and postage if you’re ordering Christmas gifts online.

Christmas present shopping online is going to be huge this year in light of the current pandemic. Although online shopping saves you time, it’s going to be a necessity for people in lockdown or quarantine this year.

Christmas Gift Shopping for Family & Friends Living Overseas

To avoid delayed postage for loved ones living overseas, you can also consider online shopping to ensure the delivery of gifts by Christmas day. Many online gift shops offer free Christmas wrapping too.  Another bonus of Christmas gift online shopping is that you’ll usually save on postage fees too. Even better, if you spend over $100 you’ll often get free delivery. And if the online shop is in the country, you won’t have to worry so much about them getting their gifts by Christmas.

Christmas Gift Card Online Shopping

Although buying gifts for people to unwrap is special, if you’ve got some difficult-to-buy-for-teenage grandchildren, gift cards are a great idea. Gift cards are also a great idea in the current climate, to ensure that loved ones get gifts by Christmas time with postage delays. You can simply purchase the gift cards online and have them delivered via post. Other gift cards are delivered as an eGift card via email.

If you’ve got a fussy family member or friend, gift cards are definitely the solution. That way they get to choose the gift and you don’t have to worry about them returning it, or hiding it in the cupboard.

Christmas Gift Shopping for Something Different

Do you buy the same perfume for your daughter each year? Or ask for the same Christmas gifts from family and friends again and again? Thinking outside the box this year is easy with everything being thrown into upheaval in the world.

2020 is the time to spruce it up and send your loved ones something unique and memorable that will help them to feel better.

If your family members’ suburb is not in lockdown, you could consider purchasing an online movie cinema voucher. Or you might like to buy them a dinner for two somewhere or a getaway holiday at the beach.

However, for many people, traveling anywhere is impossible and going out to a restaurant is unheard of in 2020. If your loved ones are impacted by COVID-19, a Christmas online gift that they can enjoy at home would be a better idea. For example, you could think outside of the box by purchasing a dessert box for Christmas.

You might prefer to send a beautiful bunch of flowers or a well-stocked, delicious Christmas hamper. Whatever you decide to do, doing Christmas gifts online shopping doesn’t mean that you’re being impersonal.

Staying Safe When Buying Christmas Gifts Online

Many people including seniors become nervous when purchasing gifts online. That’s understandable. You want to keep your online payments secure. Before you pay for anything double-check that there’s a padlock symbol and “https” at the start of the URL. Its’ so important to check the webpage security before you give your credit card details over. For further information on safety and security when shopping online, go the Australian Cyber Security Centre.

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