100 days to go: Plan Christmas online this year! 208



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Can you believe it? It’s 100 days until Christmas today! The year has gone so fast and for better or for worse, we are on the home stretch of 2014. With Christmas not too far away, it’s time to get started on organising the most wonderful time of year. We know you’re an organised bunch but have you utilised the internet for your planning? Here’s our tips for getting Christmas sorted this year, online!


1. Buy presents online

It can be a bit daunting to buy online but really, it’s actually quite easy and stress-free! Click Frenzy is an online sale that combines all the best retailer deals in one place. The next Click Frenzy is just in time for Christmas delivery and is on 18th November. You can sign up here.

Other websites with great gifts are:

Etsy – for handmade and unique presents
ThinkGeek – for technology-related and cool gifts
Hard To Find – beautiful treasures
Booktopia – books, books, books!
This Is Why I’m Broke – interesting gifts for the person who has everything

2. Holiday deals

For those who leave everything to the last minute, you can find holiday deals online now! Christmas time is a notorious high season to fly, but it doesn’t have to cost the earth. The best website for travel sales are below:

Escape Travel
Last Minute
Australian Escapes Holiday Club

3. Music

Christmas songs add a beautiful, happy feel to any celebration, but where do you find them online? 2014 Christmas albums haven’t quite come out but there are plenty of classics available on iTunes. If you’re happy to wait until October/November, check these sites:

JB Hi-Fi
ABC Shop


4. Decorations and trees

Some of us have boxes of decorations but why not change your styling this year? There are plenty of websites with cheap decorations and trees:

Christmas Kingdom
Christmas Warehouse
David Jones

For Christmas decorating inspiration:
Pinterest – here and here
Home Life
DIY Christmas


5. Food

A Christmas lunch would be nothing without the food, literally! There’s still time to order hampers or catering and these are our top ticks:

Red Rooster
All Suburbs Catering Service


6. Cards and gift wrap

If you’re not able to get to the shops or want a wider variety for less, you can get your cards and wrap online. Hallmark even sends your cards to your loved one directly!



We hope we got you covered for the festive season! What’s your family tradition and what do you have planned this year? Tell us below!

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