With just one week to go, the malls are filling up, parking is becoming a nightmare, queues are out the door and yet there is a list of shopping to get done to ensure everything us under the Christmas tree on time.

Luckily, South Africa has had a boom in online shopping with many fantastic local and international sites leading the way when it comes to purchasing Christmas gifts from the comfort of your smartphone or favourite sofa, cutting out all the hassle of fighting the crowds at this time of the year. The Sandton Times has shortlisted a handful of sites to consider when getting your Christmas shopping done.



South Africa’s website for all things men is the place to visit online when looking for that special gift for that testosterone in your life! Offering everything for a Merry Manly Christmas Mantality features 1000s of the coolest gadgets and products aimed exclusively at men. Some of the most popular items for Christmas 2017 include: the Wallet Ninja 18-in-1 Credit Card Sized Multi-tool, the Cogito POP Bluetooth SmartWatch & Fitness Tracker, the UP2 Fitness & Sleep Tracker by Jawbone and the Moov Now Multi-Sport Wearable Coach just to name a few! Receive 10% off any order with our special coupon. Use: “MAN-XMAS17” at checkout to apply discount!

Shop at Mantality by visiting www.mantality.co.za



A daily must, Runway Sale offers some of the biggest brands globally at a fraction of the price, but you have to be fast before it is sold out! New brands come online every few days with a great variety and solid payment and shipping systems in place. Also available as an App on your smartphone, Runway Sale is a definite must visit for Christmas shopping for brands like Timberland, Travelite, Fossil, Polo, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld, Wrangler, Converse, Forever New and more!

Shop at Runway Sale by visiting www.runwaysale.co.za



The world’s largest online store this Christmas, Amazon offers virtually everything from books to movies, technology, games, stuff for the home and more! Some of the hottest gifts this year include the GoPro HERO6 Black, Nintendo Switch – Gray Joy-Con, Xbox One X 1TB Console, iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi Connectivity, Exploding Kittens Card Game, Jenga and Pie Face.

If shipping times are a bit tight, why not look at some of the fantastic books available on Kindle including Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown, The President’s Keepers by Jacques Pauw, The Rooster Bar by John Grisham, The Midnight Line: A Jack Reacher Novel by Lee Child, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah and Enemy of the People by Adriaan Basson.

Shop at Amazon by visiting www.amazon.com



Crypto-currency was the ultimate dinner party topic, headlined by Bitcoin followed by Ethereum and the ten dozen other crypto-currencies that continue to come online. If Bitcoin’s dramatic rise in value and fame is anything to go by, it might be a Christmas gift that, although not wrapped in paper and ribbon, might just be the gift that keeps on giving in 2018!

With live online support to guide you through the daunting process, Remitano provides escrowed a P2P Bitcoin marketplace, where people buy and sell Bitcoin easily and safely with notable simple UI, friendly online customer support 24/7 and low fees compared to other major players in the marketplace.

To purchase Bitcoin or Ethereum on Remitano visit www.remitano.com



With a comprehensive Christmas catalogue, Bid or Buy has everything from baby gifts to toys for girls and boys, digital gadgets, games and consoles, fashion, jewellery and stocking stuffers!  With everything from new to pre-owned or collectable, Bid or Buy is one of South Africa’s leading online shopping options and accepts an array of payment methods including Bitcoin!

Shop at Bid or Buy by visiting www.bidorbuy.co.za



With Christmas only days away, eBay offers an array of epic festive goodies, from stocking fillers to major gifts. With some amazing global deals from Apple iPhone X 256GB to PlayStation 4 PS4 Dualshock 4 Wireless Controller, DJI Mavic Pro Fly More Combo and more, eBay should make any and every Christmas wish come true!

Shop at eBay by visiting www.ebay.com




For that something special, fresh or personal this Christmas, there’s always NetfloristNetflorist was voted best florist and is SA’s largest sameday gift and flower delivery service. Best yet, Netflorist has a four for the price of three promotion on the go! Choose from a Personalised Christmas Post Snack Tin, Personalised Retro Biltong Cutter, Cookies for Santa Snack Tin or Merry Christmas Picnic Basket!

Shop at Netflorist by visiting www.netflorist.co.za

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