IF the thought of splashing the cash on Christmas presents sends shivers down your spine, fear not, you’ve come to the right place.
Annya Hall, a mum-of-two, is mother to a three-year-old and a one-year-old and revealed that she has been buying her children’s Christmas presents throughout the year to not only save money but to ensure she gets her hands on some massive bargains too.
The young mum revealed that she bags bargains from Facebook Marketplace, Vinted and charity shops and also looks out for sales and deals on Amazon, Sainsbury's and B&M.
In a clip posted on TikTok, Annya shows off her huge haul of presents for her oldest child.
She said: “My three-year-old’s Christmas presents – I buy all year, off Vinted, Marketplace and charity shops and look for deals and sales throughout the year in shops”.
The mum also added: “I also recycle all year, I sell a lot of old bits on Vinted which is what pays for most of this.
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“There is no shame in buying second hand or new.
“Everyone’s circumstances are different but the magic of Christmas makes everyone’s special”.
In the clip, the mum shows off a variety of brilliant presents that she has bought for her child – including a pair of Vans trainers, a Princess necklace and bracelet, a set of 18 princess nail varnishes and a make-up bag.
She also got a princess guitar, a wireless microphone and a Chad Valley doctors role place medical playset too.
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She showed off her bargains buys and confirmed: “Lunchbox was £10, down to £4.
“Peppa squish was down to £6, Woody was £7 in B&M.
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“Princess digital watch was £11 down to £4.50”.
Not only this, but this savvy mum managed to get her hands on a Disney princess and a Minnie Mouse puzzle, which she purchased second-hand online.
She continued: “£5 for both puzzles on Vinted.
“Tea set was £20, down to £10 on Amazon. It’s beautiful”.
As well as this, this bargain hunter revealed that she has collected a variety of Peppa Pig toys for her little girl, one of which she got for free.
She explained: “I got this for free in a charity shop and it’s like new [Peppa Pig fairground ride game].
“£5 on Marketplace brand new [Peppa Pig cash register].
“£19 down to £11 in B&M [Peppa Pig Grandpa Pig’s Boat].
“This was £80 down to £24 in Sainsbury’s so I couldn’t say no. Both girls will play with it too [Peppa Pig World of Peppa set].
“Hope this gives some ideas and helps people accept that second-hand is ok, charity is ok and budgeting is ok”.
This savvy shopper’s video has clearly impressed many, as it has garnered 14.3k views and over 600 likes in just two days.
Other parents loved the bargain haul and were quick to express this in the comments.
One person said: “I do the same. Hope you don’t mind me asking where the Disney princess jewellery and nail dryer was from my little girl would love them” to which Annya replied “Necklace and bracelet from Amazon, they are both on offer atm too! And the nail dryer from Home Bargains”.
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Another asked: “Where was the mic from please?” to which the mum confirmed “Amazon, 12.99. They had 6 different colours!”.
A third commented: “Absolutely lovely gifts and some amazing bargains! You’ll have a very happy girly on Christmas morning”.
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