We’ve all seen those films where the stressed out husband is frantically trying to get to the shops before they close on Christmas Eve!  Does anybody do that? 

Christmas is such a joyous time of year!  In fact it’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  A time to put your feet up and chill out.  Not a time to get stressed out.

Of course, we are biased, we’re an online gift shop so we’re bound to push you down the comfy shop from home route for your Christmas Gifts! Do you really want to be queuing up in that cold, wet and windy weather?  Surely if we were to admit what we really wanted to do (instead of gift buying), wouldn’t it be to chill out in the comfort of our own home with a good film and a good old glass of Eggnog?

When I think about High Street shopping I do get excited, but recent visits to the High Street have been particularly fruitless, maybe because I get waylaid by the Mulled Wine and pop up Gin Bars!  In fact it makes me wonder “How did we manage before we had e-commerce?”  I love that there is still a choice and there are certain things that you need to see and touch before you buy but there are other gifts that are just perfect for online shopping. Except…….

Royal Mail strikes!  Now I’m not going to go into the politics of that, after all everyone wants a good life with good working conditions so that debate is for another time and another place, but it is having a big effect on sales as people are concerned about whether their purchases will arrive in time! 

Research shows that even after Covid many people still prefer to shop online but because of the mail strikes will you prefer the High Street this year? 

Whether you are one to brave the weather, the crowds and the alcohol or prefer to shop from the comfort of your armchair, I think this year, both routes could prove to be a battle field.

That is why our focus at OohBox is to make sure you get what you want in time for the big day.  That is why all our gift boxes will be despatched by courier! We’ll remove the stress of delivery by sending your gifts Free of Charge (UK Mainland).

This year has, and it seems will continue to challenge us all, so now more than ever it’s important to put our time and energy into doing the simple, rewarding things in life.

Do you have your garden winter-ready?  Green spaces come in all shapes and sizes.  Whatever size your garden is, there’s nothing better than tending to those seeds you’ve been growing, our Winter Seed gift box is a great present for your green fingered family members.  Why not tidy up your pots and borders and get the kids to help collecting all the fallen leaves.

Winter can be a time of great beauty.  Yes it’s cold, it might be snowy but it’s the one time of year you get to see those wonderful russet colours and there’s nothing better than wrapping up warm and getting out there with a loved one, check out our Romance collection for some lovely keepsake gift sets for him or her.  Walk the dog, if you have one, then treat him or her to a pamper session with our Pampered Pup Gift Box!

Christmas is a time for friends and family and pets!

However you choose to purchase your Christmas Presents this year we’re here to bring a bit of joy back to your life and of course, your lucky gift recipient’!  So get that film on (glass of Eggnog at side) and find the gift you’ve been looking for – preferably from the comfort of your own home.

We’ll raise a glass to that!