Your essential digital Christmas planner

Christmas themed lady at laptop

With Christmas just around the corner and the frenzy shopping for the festive season usually creates, getting yourself organised sooner rather than later could prove a wise move for both your sanity, and your back pocket.

If you loathe the idea of crowds and have gotten accustomed to the conveniences of shopping from the comfort of your living room, then creating a digital Christmas plan can be as easy as pie with our essential tips to help get you ready.

1. Say no to holiday crowds

Eliminate the stress of overcrowded shopping centres, parking lots and the general chaos that bricks and mortar gifting brings by shopping for your gifts online.

Easily browse, compare and find competitive prices on websites like GetPrice to find some of the best deals available and have your purchases delivered straight to your front door. You might even like to support local, with websites like Buy from the Bush where you can find locally produced gifts for the whole fam!

By choosing to shop online, you can shop at your own pace and on your own schedule. Whether that means on the train to work, when the kids are in bed or on a quiet Saturday night - the choice is yours. The internet never sleeps, so work Christmas around YOU, this year!

2. Get your Christmas feast sorted

Why face the crazy crowds at your local supermarket, or the queues at the fish markets, when you can simply order all your Christmas goodies online beforehand?

There’ll be no worrying about who sells the freshest prawns, who took the last pav or why only the 10kg Christmas hams are left in rotation. The large chains like Woolies and Coles offer home delivery, and you’ll find many have specialty hampers available with all the essentials you need to make this year’s festivities memorable. But remember, online shopping has a minimum spend to secure free delivery, so you may incur a delivery fee.

And if cooking doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are many companies that cater home cooked Christmas meals where you won’t need to lift a finger (minus the click of your mouse) to get your feast ready for the big day. Check out sites like Gourmet Dinner Service for ready-made yummies.

3. Bring home the booze

What’s a Christmas feast without a little tipple? Whether it’s crisp white with your seafood, some brandy for your Christmas pudding or a crisp beer for the summer heat, shopping for your alcohol online has never been easier.

Shop your favourite beer, wine and liqueurs this season at retailers like BWS, Boozebud and Jimmy Brings and have the fridge stocked up for your celebrations. You’ll even discover they sell great gift packs that could tick a few off your gift list.

4. Organise a Zoom family get-together

Most importantly don’t forget to stay connected with family and friends near abroad. Having a virtual Christmas gathering means you won’t miss a beat, and you can even organise some games like trivia, Scattergories or scavenger hunts to keep the party pumping.

Look for a great internet connection and make organising your digital Christmas a piece of cake.

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