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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

What I couldn't live without this Christmas

I could not have managed without online shopping - so while it's not technically a favourite possession, it has helped me acquired a tonne of gifts and saved my sanity.

I discovered this too late but there is an online shopping site that gives to charity while you shop at big sites like Priceline, Iconic, ASOS and Expedia (and many, many more). You select the charity too. So if you still have shopping to do, consider Shopnate.





I also discovered Industrie's Grooming kit - Shaving cream, razor and pomade in a stylish bag. $19.95 and the proceeds go to cure Brain Cancer (Dr Teo). This is now my gift of choice for those hard to buy for 20 year old cousins...



As always, this holiday season, where possible, give gifts that give twice, then it's win-win all round.

Happy Christmas everyone, this is my last visit to the Lounge for 2014. Thanks for hosting. 
Also wishing everyone at #FYBF a merry christmas and thank you Grace for so letting us come over to your place every Friday!

21 comments:

  1. Love this idea of giving gifts that give twice! I hadn't heard of this before. Thanks for sharing Lydia. Online shopping does beat the crowds ♥

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  2. I am not big on on-line shopping but it has been a life saver getting presents to K this year.

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    1. I used book depository to send books to the UK peeps, as it was cheaper than posting from here (sorry A&R and Dymocks). Also note that A&R is one of the shops on the Shopnate site.

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  3. I've still got to get a present for my mum so I might check out those online stores.

    Thanks for linking up with us at The Lounge!

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  4. It's a great idea to find site that give to charity - a friends school have links to websites that donate a small percentage directly to the school when purchases are made. So much easier than battling the crowds too!

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    1. That's great. Our schools need all the funding they can get...

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  5. What a fab idea. I know oo.com also have a round up your total option to give to a charity as well. An easy way to share at Christmas time.

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  6. Love the look of the shaving kit!

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    1. So do I. I don't actually know what pomade is, but we have a joke about it from O brother, where art thou?...it's $60 value for $19.95

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  7. Lovely idea Lydia!!! I love the idea of giving twice! I will definitely be hunting out these products for Christmas - thanks!

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  8. What a great idea Lydia. Will be looking at that site. Do you really buy presents for your cousins? I'm feeling like a Scrooge now!

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  9. I didn't know about that! That's a fantastic idea.
    Gifts that give twice is always nice,
    So is rhyming ...
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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  10. I didn't realise Industrie are doing this. What a fantastic idea x

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  11. I didn't know this either! I love gifts that give twice! I hope you have a fabulous Christmas! :)

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  12. I am definitely going to be doing my Christmas shopping next year through one of those sites. It's such an awesome idea!

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  13. What a great idea, will go and check it out. I love online shopping, especially when the parcels arrive.

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  14. Thanks for the tips Lydia. Hopefully this double giving will become even more widespread - it is so easy to do online.

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  15. What a great idea! I love it! I'm a bit too late to make the most of it this year, but will be all over this next yuletide. Gifts that give twice are twice as nice!

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  16. "Give gifts that give twice" - I love that! Thank you so much for being an awesome friend this year. Look forward to reading more from you next year..and hopefully some more catch ups too! x

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  17. Hi Lydia! Wow! This is a great find. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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