For some of us (like me), the thought of shopping on Boxing Day or the days immediately after Christmas is more of a nightmare than a dream. I felt like I have certainly bought enough recently! But if you are like me and you have six birthdays to buy for between now and Australia Day, it can be a great time to pick up some really great gifts at excellent prices.
To make sure I buy with intention and thought here are some things I do when shopping online Boxing Day sales:
Have a list of what I am going to buy or who I am going to buy for
Sometimes I will know exactly what I would like to buy for one of the family members’ birthdays so write that on my list, other times I know I need to buy a gift but am not sure what I will get them. In that case I write down who I am buying for and how much I want to spend. Setting the budget before I go online is very useful as it is too easy to get caught up in getting a bargain and spending more than I usually spend on a gift.
Look at postage and delivery fees
It can be easy to think you are getting a great deal online, but then realise you have paid a significant amount in postage and delivery fees. If they have a bricks and mortar store, it may actually be cheaper to visit the store and make the purchase there. Many stores now have click and collect options, so you make the purchase knowing you have the item you want, but without the delivery fees.
If the item you are after is not exclusive to one store, make sure you search online for other stockists and see where you can get the best deal. As noted above, it could come down to who has the cheaper postage and delivery fees, so check for that.
Check their returns policy
If you are buying gifts there is always a chance they may have it already or it may not fit correctly if it clothing. Check what the returns policy is for the online store and make sure it won’t set you back if you need to return or exchange the item.
Assess your wardrobe
If you are just going looking online for a bargain to update your wardrobe, do a wardrobe assessment before going online. Look at what colours you currently have in your wardrobe, what gaps you might have in key basic pieces and think about what events you have coming up in the next year. Each Boxing Day sale, I usually buy a formal dress for speaking events / formal occasions that I will wear through out the year.
Australian Online Boxing Day Sales
While most Australian major retailers will have online Boxing Day sales, I have curated some smaller online stores that you might like to check out, many of which are eco friendly too!
Annukka is a beautiful, Australian-made, eco friendly clothing range based out of Byron Bay. They have a Boxing Day Sale for the next four days with 25% off sitewide! Use code BOXDAY25 at the checkout to receive the discount.
Okay so maybe they aren’t that small but the lululemon Boxing Day sale has some of my most favourite items reduced! (They also have many of their bras on sale too.) I recommend getting in quick if you like this stuff too as it always goes quickly.
- Tracker Short V – was $69.00 AUD, now $44.00 AUD
- Out of Range Bag– was $139.00 AUD, now $89.00 AUD
- Swiftly Racerback – was $69.00 AUD, now $44.00 AUD
ECO. Modern Essentials are one of Australia’s leading wellbeing brands, specialising in natural and organic products to help you lead your best, healthiest and most vibrant life. Their products are made from natural, local and nourishing ingredients. They have beautiful hair and skin care ranges as well as products to help with your general health and fitness. They currently have 30% discount sale (automatically applies at checkout). This one ends midnight 30th December, so get in quick with this one – click here.
Nourished Life is having a huge Boxing Day Sale with up to 80% off (Individual RRP. Prices are as marked and no further discounts apply. Ends 11:00am 01/01/2019 and only while stocks last). Many of the gorgeous Weleda products are discounted.
Sunday Tracker are passionate about doing good, so every item they offer is produced ethically, using eco-friendly materials whenever possible. They also love to empower people, which is why most of their items are handmade by global artisans using traditional techniques. They are helping to not only keep traditions alive, but also to provide those who create our products with a stable income. They have some items on sale at the moment like these sandals which were $90 and are now only $45.
MiGoals area a great Melbourne based company creating daily planning tools to help you make progress and achieve your goals. For their Boxing Day Sale they have 25% off storewide when you enter the code Mi25BOXINGDAY. The sale ends 12pm AEST 2nd Jan 2019.
Lime Tree Kids have some great specials on at the moment including discounts on these gorgeous wooden toys to encourage imaginary play.
Yardgames has many items on sale at the moment with big discounts like Mega 4 which is usually $420 and is now $300.
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