Newcastle Photographer and Content Creator, Mandy Charlton, Always on a quest for adventure, often seen on buses, trains and planes. On a quest to be happier and healthier. Lives in Newcastle with her 3 cats, Iris, Maggie and Arthur. Loves good vibes, musicals and cakes. Full time professional wedding photographer in the north east of england alongside content creator on Tiktok, Instagram and Facebook

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Christmas for less than £30?

I'm sorry for what I said when I was hungry T-Shirt, Sports Direct Challenge #SDFiverchallenge with britmums, Mandy Charlton photographer, blogger, writer

Christmas is one of the most expensive times of year, when I was young and single I would embrace the season with open arms, I had five or six presents to purchase and I would spend hours making sure the colour co-ordinated wrapping looked as neat as possible with just the right amount of ribbon curls.  Fast forward to today and it's not that I have more people to gift (and I really love to gift) it's just that 3 of those people belong to me (well, so to speak) and as teenagers they're at their peak of expensiveness (I hope, blimey, I really, hope). So I received this proposal from Sports Direct, they have a gift section where they claim you can purchase gifts, I mean not just bad stuff you'll throw away, decent presents which will be loved, accepted and used for longer than 3 milliseconds.  Now with kids, that's a tough one but with teens, it seems almost impossible to me but hey, always one for a challenge I headed over to the Sports Direct gift department and unbelievably and I mean this with all honesty, I actually found some pretty good stuff.

In fact, I found so much good stuff that each of these T-Shirts cost £5 or less, I actually got 6 T-Shirts for £29 although one of them turned out to be out of stock but T-Shirts from decent brands like Marvel, Disney, Golddigga and Requisite (the horse riding people, their stuff usually costs a fortune).  2 T-shirts for Abigail, 2 for Looby and 1 for Iain, yes Iain, I never find bargains for Iain because he's just so fussy and he's 21 now but he's actually going to like this T-Shirt and will probably wear it until  it gets holes in a drops to bits.

If you are a single person, this essentially means you can go to town and spend £30 to wrap up your entire Christmas if you're only buying for nephews and nieces etc.  The delivery fee is a fiver but if you get your things delivered to your nearest Sports Direct store then you can get a £5 voucher back to spend on your next purchase.

Sports Direct was the last place I ever thought I would shop for Christmas gifts so if anything I'm glad I was set the challenge and it's proved there are bargains to be found, Christmas gifts for £5 or less and the possibility of doing Christmas for just £30!

This post is an entry for BritMums #sdfiverchallenge Christmas Challenge, sponsored by


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