Enjoy one-stop Christmas gift shopping online

It’s the festive season again, so hopefully you’re taking a well-deserved holiday and spending time with family and friends. You might also be celebrating Christmas or Hannukah and exchanging seasonal gifts.

Early-bird shoppers would’ve sorted out just the right gifts for their nearest and dearest over Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but many of us still need to get shopping – preferably for presents that won’t break the budget but are perfectly suited to the recipients. Bargain hunters will be flocking to malls and retail stores as the countdown to 25 December continues.

‘Flocking’ is the word that should make you pause here. Do you really want to be stuck in traffic with the rest of the flock at this time of year, whether on your way to the mall or in crowded aisles? Do you really need the anxiety of trying to keep your cash and valuables safe from pickpockets and bag snatchers? Will you have to manage lots of bags and parcels on public transport?

One-stop festive season shopping made easy

This holiday season, why not try something new? Buy all your gifts from an online store. You can’t beat the convenience of selecting the perfect gift for each relative and friend on one app, paying with your preferred option from a range of payment methods, and then having the goods delivered wherever you want them – directly to the recipient or to you, so you can wrap them to go under your tree.

If you pick the right shopping app, like Avo SuperShop, you can find anything from toys and gaming vouchers to tools and travel deals. Electronic devices, kitchen gadgets, clothing, jewellery, fragrances and accessories, home decor, gift boxes with exotic food and drinks – you’ll find all these and more in one convenient online SuperShop. It’s like having a mall on your mobile device or home computer.

Convert Greenbacks to AvoPoints and save on spending

You may have linked your qualifying Nedbank accounts to the Greenbacks programme already – if you haven’t, you’re missing out on added savings. You can earn Greenbacks on qualifying card purchases that you can spend in a variety of ways – including converting them to AvoPoints that you can then spend on Avo. Set a realistic budget that includes the AvoPoints you have available, and your one-stop Christmas shopping will cost you even less. Remember that it’s 36 Greenbacks to every AvoPoint, and 1 AvoPoint is equivalent to R1.

Gift ideas for every friend or relative on one app

1. For home and garden enthusiasts Browse for rugs, home decor, cutlery, picnic coolers, non-stick pans, patio sets, gazebos and much more – there are always incredible deals, so you’re guaranteed to save a few bucks on Avo.

2. For those who love travel Avid globetrotters can never have enough sturdy, quality luggage. Other practical travel items available on Avo include the Tempur Travel Set and the Tempur Universal Pillow.

3. For homebodies Great deals on appliances make it easier to shop for those who enjoy cocooning at home – look for Avo specials on popcorn makers, air fryers, blenders, coffee machines, smart television sets and more.

4. For kids and teens Avo offers a range of digital vouchers for Xbox, Spotify, PlayStation and more, so you can give young gaming and music enthusiasts the gift of choice. Beach gear for the little ones includes colourful headbands and shades – and there are beach tents and pool toys galore for additional summer fun.