Christmas is just a merry couple of weeks away, but not everyone has the time or possibility to buy their presents far in advance, especially with the pandemic limiting the ways we can, or want to, shop. If you are still looking to buy Christmas presents, don’t worry, PriceRunner asked some of the largest retailers what the last dates are for ordering products online to have them delivered in time for Christmas.
Online shopping has hit new levels this year due to the pandemic causing national lockdowns, forcing us all to shop online more than ever before. According to a survey PriceRunner commissioned by YouGov, 55% of Brits have shopped less in physical stores since the pandemic started.
A change in the way we buy Christmas presents
PriceRunner has seen a shift in shopping habits amongst Brits. According to the same survey, one in ten Brits plan to buy more of their Christmas gifts and shopping online this year to avoid physical shops.
Christine Gouldthorp, Consumer Expert at PriceRunner, said:
The pandemic has changed the way we shop, in particular for many older shoppers who haven’t made many purchases online before, where some have even bought products online for the very first time this year. Even though the lockdown has lifted, the pandemic continues to affect our shopping habits into the Christmas season and beyond.
The pandemic has taken its devastating hit on the economy, however it seems like Christmas can’t be stopped, as half of Brits (47%) plan to spend as much on Christmas shopping as they did last year.
So what do we want for Christmas this year?
A majority of Brits said they wanted the particular gifts as it will bring them joy and happniess (36%) and improve time spent at home (21%).
The top 10 list of what Brits want for Christmas can be found here:
If you still need to buy presents for you loved ones, don’t worry, as there are plenty of shops still taking orders online and guaranteeing delivery in time for Christmas.
Even if some shops are still taking final orders, I would recommend buying what you need as soon as possible. With an entire nation spending more time at home this year and shopping online more than ever before, there is already a large strain on delivery and logistics companies and delivery times are much longer than normal. This way you can hopefully avoid Christmas present arriving after December 25th, said Christine Gouldthorp.
PriceRunner asked some of our most loved retailers in the UK for the last dates to order, as one in ten brits (11%) plan to avoid the shops and buy giftcards of Christmas presents online instead.
Here is a list of the retailers still accepting orders and ensuring delivery in time for Christmas:
Boometics – 11th December
PureChimp – 14th December
Tredz – 14th December
Wiggle – 14th December
Passiontec – 16th December
The Book Depository – 16th December
Sculpted By Aimee Connolly Cosmetics – 17th December
CocktailDelivery – 18th December
Lily & Loaf – 18th December
Naylors – 18th December
Snowleader – 18th December
Expondo – 18th December
Bellfor – 18th December
Cmiile – 18th December
The Perfume Shop – 19th December
Acer – 20th December
BT Shop – 20th December
Italist – 20th December
Greavessports – 20th December
Anns Cottage – 21st December
Appliance Electronics – 21st December
ASUS – 21st December
FiveTech – 21st December
Footasylum – 21st December
Hive Books – 21st December
Kates Skates – 21st December
Landys Chemist – 21st December
Laptop Outlet – 21st December
MagicVision – 21st December
Microsoft Store – 21st December
Nike – 21st December
OPPO Mobiles – 21st December
Robert Dyas – 21st December
shop4world.com – 21st December
Spatial online – 21st December
The Fragrance Counter – 21st December
Laptops Direct – 21st December
Appliances Direct – 21st December
HP Store – 21st December
Cartridge Monkey – 22nd December
Charles & Keith – 22nd December
Ebuyer – 22nd December
Philip Morris & Son – 22nd December
TechNextDay – 22nd December
Toner Giant – 22nd December
Audio Affair – 23rd December
Dealbuyer.com – 23rd December
Freenet Electrical – 23rd December
LampShopOnline – 23rd December
Medino – 23rd December
Staples UK – 23rd December
The survey was conducted by the YouGov analysis institute. A total of 2215 CAWI interviews took place of UK nationals aged 18+ during the period of 9-12 of October 2020.
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