When it comes to shopping for Christmas gifts, I live by one rule – when you see it, buy it. I don’t care if it is February, when you see the perfect gift for someone on your list — buy it.
If you are like me, as it gets closer to the big day, you start to be concerned with not only the perfect gift, but the perfect price as well. I still stand by my rule — when you find the perfect gift, buy it. Even if you have to pay (gasp) full price, buy it. When you get home, tape the receipt to it and make a note of the store’s return policy. Then go on a mission to find the best price. The first place to check – eBay. If you find it elsewhere at a better price, then you can return the original and all is well.
Whatever you do, don’t walk by that must-have toy in November hoping to find it for a better price in December. Santa does not like to see disappointment on Christmas morning, and trust me — that hot toy could very easily sell out.
I mentioned price shopping on eBay. Did you know there are good, often great, deals to be found everyday on eBay? Sure, you’ve heard about people cleaning out their house and selling their old stuff, but eBay isn’t just used stuff. You can also find the hottest gifts for everyone on your list – brand-new and for a great price.
I’ve been an eBay buyer and seller since 1998 (true story). I love when people ask me where I got something and I can tell them I got it on eBay – I am like a walking commercial. From electronics to toys, even make-up and designer purses, eBay has it all. I bet Santa could do one-stop shopping for all the good little boys and girls on his list on eBay!
Whether you know exactly what you are looking for and want to search for it directly or you want to look through the eBay Gift Guide for ideas, you’ll find something for even the hardest people to shop for.
Although, I am not giving away all of my Christmas secrets here… I put together a list of the top 10 gifts on my shopping list this year, and guess what, you can find them all on eBay! So skip the lines, and let your fingers do the searching — search eBay for all your gifts. (I hear even Santa does some of his shopping on eBay these days.)
Here are some of the hottest gifts on my list this year:
1) For my fairy-loving 4 year old Periwinkle from Secret of the Wings.
2) Also for my 4 year old a PlaSmart Car
3) For baby girl a Melissa & Doug stacker.
4) Another for baby girl a Disney Baby Amazing Animals Sing-Along Choo-Choo
5) For hubby a Ruko 2 XS (he wishes, I got him the last generation one last year!)
6) For my expecting BFF Sophie The Giraffe Teether
7) For a certain foodie a Cuisinart Smartstick Immersion Hand Blender
8) For my nephew an Air Hogs R/C Red Fly Crane New Control Remote Radio Vehicle
9) For my niece a Cake Pop Maker
10) For me a Sony Cyber-Shot – to replace the camera that baby girl just broke!
On and one more hot tip. Download the free eBay mobile app for shopping on the go — ya know when you actually get out of your PJs. (It is very helpful when watching an item you are bidding on.)
I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of eBay. I received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.