Shopping Hauls: The calm before the storm

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve definitely seen a huge spike in people partaking in weekend shopping! Even when I left for a weekend swim at 8.30 the other Saturday, there were already loads of vehicles on route to the nearest town – at 8.30am!!

But it makes sense with Christmas just round the corner, but for me I’d just like the calm to last a little longer…

And the only way I’m going to prolong the calm is to avoid the High Street at the weekend and opt to shop online instead.

Just recently I enjoyed a very pleasurable experience doing this for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I bagged myself some amazing bargains online – and I didn’t even have to leave my warm, cosy home to do so – a win-win.

As well as scouring the net to find blog posts that feature some great finds – fashion, makeup, homeware and giftware, I’ve also been watching a lot more shopping haul videos lately – to find present inspiration of course!

And as I’ve got a few, I thought I’d briefly explain what each post or video is about – and let you decide which ones you’d like to read (or watch) more in depth!

Latest Aldi Bargains: Jen Mellor from Just Average Jen put Aldi to the test with a ‘taste test’ post, highlighting how much she saved by shopping at the bargain store.

Christmas British Garden Centre: Adam from The Daddy Life takes you on a tour of his local garden centre and picks up some fab goodies for Christmas (naturally!), as well as a few surprises.

Autumn Primark Haul: Muttonstyle showcases what she picked up on her shopping trip to Primark for autumn.

eBay, Amazon & Ali Express Haul: Leah from Home Family Life runs through the fab bargains that she picked up online, providing loads of inspiration in the run up to the big day!

Christmas Haul: Clearissa runs through her huge haul of goodies – it’s an epic video, but she’s bagged some epic finds!

Homesense Haul: Adam from The Daddy Life takes us on a tour of Homesense to check out all the wonderful decorations and Christmas-themed goodies. 

And finally, while I was in the mood for some High Street shopping, I made a few online videos of my own….feel free to have a watch of the bargains that I managed to find…

We’re now counting down the weeks to the big day, so all that’s left to say is happy Christmas shopping – and I hope you manage to bag some great purchases!

I’m always on the look out for great shopping hauls for inspiration – so show me what you’ve been buying! Drop me an email at [email protected] or come and join the #SnappedUp Linky to share with others.

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About Lauretta Wright

Lauretta’s love of creative writing began when she was just 7 years old when she would write weekly family newsletters – a tradition now taken over by her daughter. Nowadays she’s the editor of a weekly travel magazine, mum of tweens and the wife of an overworked teacher, who she refers to as ‘VIP’. In her spare time Lauretta enjoys blogging and vlogging at Home and Horizon, which offers tips, tricks and trends on affordable travel and home interiors. Apart from family days out, Lauretta enjoys hunting for bargains – from boot sales to boutique hotels and can be found tweeting at @LaurettaCWright and is on Instagram @HomeandHorizon