The Re:Mark: Get Shopping Smart!
It’s the holiday season... Time to be jolly and bright, right? Wrong: cue internal panic, as you realize you STILL have to buy gifts for the whole family, in-laws, baby nephews and the dear old neighbor your Mom invited! If like me, you've left it to the last minute, then fear not– help is at hand, in the form of Primark’s digital fairy: AKA moi!
'Tis the (gift-guide) season. That time when we all head out to buy for our friends and loved ones– but end up shopping for ourselves instead #SorryNotSorry. So now you’ve hit the pre-Christmas sales and stocked up on winter wardrobe goodies for yourself, it’s time to get serious and get down to business. This is not a drill!
I’ve even managed to make it harder for myself this year. Since I decided to rebel against family tradition and jet off to sunnier climes for Christmas and New Year, I'm now faced with the reality of shopping, wrapping and shipping even earlier than normal. Cue "Home Alone" face!
My best bet is to make a list (and check it twice, ahem), get to the store pronto and make the most of gift wrap services – my absolute fave. I am a shameless Christmas Eve/Morning kind of wrapper, so there's no love lost not doing my own this year.
Problem is, the world's full of the "tough to buy for" types. So I end up getting something a) totally inappropriate, b) highly expensive (thought I could blind them with my generosity) or c) I get utterly fed up and lost while out shopping and end up buying for myself instead – sound familiar?
In my family we send each other wish lists, so we can’t go too wrong. We’re all too old to buy or receive something we don’t like or won’t use. Plus, I’m a nightmare to buy for, so I tend to err on the side of being annoying!
Now it's December, I declare the Christmas shopping season officially open– so it's time to keep a sharp eye on our new arrivals. With over 100 new lines landing in store daily, you’re in the right place for all things cheerful, cozy and chic...oh, and super affordable, obvs!
The Primark elves are on the move, and we have gift guides galore on the site to inspire and save time. Whether you have a baby’s first Christmas in your household this year, need gifts for the girls, want to cover your bro, dad and uncle in one fell swoop, or you’re in charge of tree trimming and table-setting this year...come on down!
Now you have your whole shopping sitch covered, I'm just off to do my Christmas shopping... Wish me luck!