Christmas day is more than two months away, but that hasn’t stopped ultra-prepared shoppers from buying decorations, nick nacks and prezzies already.
While most people tend to drag their feet when it comes to Christmas shopping, many mums have been prepping way ahead of time and have already started buying Christmas eve boxes.
One Christmas-mad mum was thrilled to find affordable Xmas eve boxes in Home Bargains and couldn’t wait to show off her purchase online.
Posting on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, she wrote: “Home Bargains Wooden Xmas eve boxes with little LED lights. Really good quality and only £6.99!”
The happy shopper added that she had previously looked at similar boxes elsewhere, but was put off by how expensive they were.
She said: “I was looking at £24 per box before I found these.”
What’s more, the ultra-prepared mum said she’s already started shopping for things to put in the boxes, adding: “Also have some lovely fillers for 99p and under.”
A second mum who spotted the boxes in store decided to personalise the gifts by adding name labels.
She wrote: “£6.99 from a home bargains, which lights up and the name label was 99p from eBay! £7.98 all in, selling for £20+ on Etsy etc.”
The thousands of comments and likes on either post prove there are plenty of people thinking about buying the boxes, too.
Christmas eve boxes are a fairly new trend in the UK.
The new fad is a thoughtful way to make the night before Christmas extra special, by giving kids and adults alike a small selection of goodies – a bit like an early Christmas stocking.
In more festive news, Christmas-mad mums are already showing off perfectly-decorated trees – but some fume it’s too early.
And as we told you previously, Asda’s £50 rainbow Christmas tree sparked fierce debate among shoppers – with some branding it ‘tacky’.
Plus, shoppers go wild for Disney Store’s Christmas Frozen, Mickey Mouse and Tinkerbell decorations with prices starting at £8.