This year, rather than try the usual “shopping” route for my family gifts over the festive season, I decided to modernise my process, and went with a pure online route.
Take2 has been quite a favourite of mine for some time now, and I’ve spent a fair amount of money making use of their services. Yeah, the pages might be a little ancient in their look and feel, definitely having a pre-Web 2.0 feel to them, but at the same time, it’s the core services you really need to look at, rather than the look and feel (bringing to mind the saying: never judge a book by it’s cover).
This year, I found an extensive range of items that were so cheap, I had to order three copies. You read right! Three. Copies. My reason was that these would make perfect gifts for my like-minded friends, while supplying me with an original too (and lets be honest, there’s nothing better than a tangible, touchable original, right?).
For those of you who have never delved into the world of online shopping, I highly recommend you give it a whirl – my collection of gifts took me less than an hour to decide upon, and now I’m just waiting for them all to arrive. The great thing about this: no shopping, no queues. I found exactly what I wanted, ordered it, and paid for it. And if there’s one thing I hate – it’s shopping.