Let's talk toys.
In the last couple of years, I've taken to shopping at mid-year toy sales to reduce (and spread out) the cost of Christmas, and birthdays that fall in the second half of the year. But, oh the horror of the toy sales. The crowds! Scouring the shelves for the good stuff! The other bargain-hungry parents fighting each other! I'm exhausted just thinking about it (she says as she has a sip of wine to calm the nerves).
However, the Target toy sale has a great system this year. They've included an online lay-by feature - look through the catalogue online, make a list on their website, then just go into a store within two weeks to pay a deposit and activate the lay-by. That's it. Someone else scours the shelves for you.
So, instead of this post being about trawling through the sales, fighting the other parents for that last must-have item on the shelf... it's about this:
Christmas shopping? Well and truly under way, with four of my nieces and nephews now ticked off my list. All while sitting on my couch, sipping on a glass of red wine - now that's my kind of toy shopping.
[Disclaimer: I received a Target voucher from Product Talk by Nuffnang in order to write about the toy sale. Lucky me!]