WITH only seven days left until families gather to stuff themselves silly and fill the wheelie bins with gift wrap, Christmas preparations are well underway.
The next week is set to be a whirlwind of parties and mornings spent lining up for seafood.
For many, the lead up to Santa’s big day also involves frantic night-time shopping trips securing last minute gifts for loved ones.
Fortunately, there are ways to cut down on Christmas costs, avoid holiday car park rage, and save time, by utilising the Weekend Shopper.
Those looking for extra decorations to frost the house with festivity will find a good range of pre-loved items, including Christmas trees, themed cooking utensils and lifesize figurines.
Among the bargains on offer to date have been full-size Santa sleighs for $150, Christmas cookie cutters for $10 and trees priced at $40.
Readers can also find bulk-buy decorations and nativity scenes, all at discounted prices.
If you want to avoid the busy Christmas shopping centre crowds, you can shop from the comfort of your armchair by browsing the range of well-priced gifts available in the Shopper, both pre-loved and near new. From children’s toys to more off-beat finds such as Elvis Presley LP records and African drums, readers can discover affordable and unique pressies for all members of the family.
Whether it’s that sold-out concert ticket, antique dresser, or cheap kayak, the pre-loved products can help cut down the ever-growing post-Christmas shopping bills.
The full range of Christmas decorations can be found under the General section in today’s Shopper, while other useful areas include the Toys, Collectables and Antique columns.