Christmas is a costly time for families and this year there is added pressure with well-publicized inventory shortages as well as financial hardship from the pandemic adding to the pressure.
And while Christmas is so much more than gifts, we all know that kids often add the last must-have toy to their Christmas list and loved ones leave clues as to what they would like to wake up in their stockings.
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Budgeting can be difficult for everyone.
But with Facebook shopping sites for every city in the UK, it’s easier than ever to find a good deal right near you, and it’s also more environmentally friendly to buy or sell unwanted items rather than buy new ones.
We found these amazing deals just a short drive from Hull which would guarantee to put a smile on the face of a loved one this Christmas.
Gifts for children
This Disney Princess Royal Dreams castle is advertised on Facebook for just £ 15, but would cost at least triple if bought new.
It has been listed as available for Hull collection.
These adorable twin meerkats cost £ 15 and were listed in Castleford, West Yorkshire.
The cute pair of ‘Compare the Market’ merchandise comes with a cute outfit and Superman glasses and would be a favorite with little kids.
Roller boots cost £ 15 and are perfect for older, more active children.
These normally sell for £ 40 so that’s a great savings and they look like new. The seller is in Leeds, so it could be picked up after a festive shopping spree in the city.
These Tiffany women’s sunglasses retail for £ 160, but can be purchased from a vendor in Scunthorpe from £ 60 – with the packaging they come in.
With designer luxuries out of most people’s price bracket, this is a great find and is sure to earn brownie points for anyone gifting them to the woman in a lifetime.
Who wouldn’t love to wake up to this on Christmas Day? This 2009 MacBook Pro with 13-inch display was offered for sale by a seller in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, for £ 100.
Obviously, checks will have to be done, but it seems like a good deal for a partner or a teenager.
It is the brand beloved by royals and celebrities alike, but Hunter wellies are out of the price range of many people.
However, these sleek black Hunter rubber boots are in great condition and can be bought for a perfectly reasonable price of £ 25, if you don’t mind picking them up in Rotherham.
With the shiny version of these boots costing around £ 70 new, it seems like paying a lot for something that’s going to get muddy. However, £ 25? It would be a yes on my part.
Okay, this is quirky, but for someone who enjoys collectibles or is looking for extra storage space that has its own charm, this chest is a great find.
The vintage trunk is a steal at £ 20 and is being sold by a vendor in Rotherham. It would even make a great coffee table in the right home, and therefore has many potential uses.
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