#sdfiverchallenge with Sports Direct and Britmums
Now that its November I’m officially allowed to start thinking about Christmas shopping. Between Mr Mack and I we have 12 nieces and nephews, along with other family and friends to buy for, which all adds up. Therefore I’m always keen to buy presents that offer great value for money and also quality on a budget.
I was invited to work with Britmums to take part in their #sdfiverchallenge with Sports Direct (www.sportsdirect.com) to find Christmas presents that cost £5 and less. I’d shopped with Sports Direct before but always for sports clothes and equipment, to be honest I wouldn’t have thought to look there for Christmas gift ideas.
I was really surprised at the wide range of items that they sell including toys and games and clothes including well known character items. The website was easy to navigate and I was able to filter the items that specifically were within my £5 budget, I was surprised when so many items came up. The ordering process was quick and easy. I did however feel that the postage and packaging cost was high and there was no option to click and collect from store.
Monkey Tree Game – £4.50
The first item I chose was this monkey tree game. I remember playing Kerplunk as a child and really enjoying it so thought this would be a fun game that we could play over Christmas as a family. At just £4.50 I thought that this would be a perfect stocking filler.
My Little Pony Dress £4.50
Mini is My Little Pony mad at the moment so when I saw this dress I thought it would be perfect for her., she will love the bright colours. I was really impressed with the quality of the fabric, it feels really thick and soft. She will be able to wear it in the summer and winter with tights and a cardigan.
I also bought some other items that were above my £5 budget per item but I still felt were good value for money.
Frozen Secret Diary – £8.50
I have bought this Frozen secret diary for a friend’s daughter for Christmas. It comes with glitter pens, stickers, note paper, door signs, stampers and ink pads. The item is well presented and I’m hoping the person it’s for will love it.
Frozen Dressing up Outfit – £5.99
I bought this for one of Mini’s cousins as they love Frozen and have really enjoyed playing dressing up games recently. At £5.99 I felt this was really good value compared to other Disney dressing up costumes that I’ve seen in the shops.
I was pleasantly surprised at the wide range of gift options available from Sports Direct and would definitely consider buying presents from them in the future. There were lots of ideas within my budget suitable for both boys and girls and a range of ages.
I did go back onto the site to order another of the secret diaries but unfortunately it had now sold out. I noticed that a few things I’d seen first time around where also no longer available. So if you do see something that you like the look of it seems sensible to order it whilst its available.
My package arrived quickly after ordering unfortunately a few of my items arrived damaged and dented and not in a suitable condition. I contacted Sports Direct who kindly arranged for the items to be re-sent out to me and had made sure that they were well packaged. Sadly one of my items still arrived too damaged to be used.
It may be that they were damaged before they were even posted as they were well wrapped. I did receive good customer service from Sports Direct who were swift to deal with my concerns and kept me updated on a regular basis with progress on my new order.
I would definitely buy presents from Sports Direct again in the future however I would go into store to be able to pick the items myself to ensure the quality of them.
This post is an entry for BritMums #sdfiverchallenge Christmas Challenge, sponsored by www.sportsdirect.com