Is it just me, or do you feel like more and more people, particularly in South Africa, are favouring online shopping more these days? Well, I can’t really speak for everyone else, so let me share with you why I myself, am leaning toward online shopping more and at the same time, I am going to share Takealot Top Selling Toys this festive season.;
Time! Time! Time!
I just never seem to have enough of it. So, it makes sense that I do shopping online after all daily responsibilities are taken care of and of course, when my child is asleep. As a working mom, time is limited with my child and my husband, so I’d much rather spend quality time with them than going out shopping…whenever I do have a choice.
Safety or Paranoia?
I don’t know if I am being paranoid, but I feel it’s better safe than sorry. My husband hates shopping, so as a result, I will not go shopping on my own with Kayden – how do I look at things to buy whilst he is in his stroller?
I have been robbed whilst shopping on my own one day, when I just turned my head in the opposite direction and left my handbag unattended for a few seconds – lost everything, from bank cards, to camera to Identity document etc.
I have also seen too many videos on social media of children being kidnapped, so it doesn’t make me feel safe going shopping alone with my child.
Most of the time, I find better deals online. Perhaps it’s because online stores don’t have to pay rent and other overheads. I don’t know all the details but it does help me to know that I can find better deals online.
With online shopping, you know whether something is available or not…immediately. You don’t have to drive around looking or calling stores for stock – this not only saves you time but also travelling costs.
Saves you Money
When you shop online, you know what you are looking for and you find it and you buy it. When I shop instore, I am often distracted by everything else along the way and by other shops and I often end up coming home with stuff I didn’t need or want and sometimes not even having the thing I went out to buy.
Don’t like crowds and long queues
I simply do not like nor enjoy people pushing me whilst shopping, nor those that stand in your way just to have a merry chat with someone they bumped into. Neither do I enjoy standing in long lines at the till, waiting to pay for my items.
There are a few places I shop online at, one of my favourites, if not my favourite, it Takealot.com. As it is the festive season and many of you are probably wondering what toys to buy to put under the tree. I thought it would be a good idea to share with you Takealot.com’s top selling toys for this festive season:
Takealot.com’s wide variety of toys offers parents plenty of choices this holiday season. There’s no doubt that the perfect gift can be found for any child.
The battle between collectible fan favourites and tech toys continues this holiday season as all the big names compete for the coveted title of Takealot’s top selling toy. LEGO, Nerf, Paw Patrol and Hatchimals all hover on the podium, but the winning position goes to the Jeronimo Roadster – the chic model car with four-wheel suspension for mini off-roaders.
Julie-Anne Walsh, marketing manager at Takealot.com, says the list includes some newbies as well as nostalgic picks, “LEGO has been a favourite for generations of children and remains in our top ten today. A new contender is Hatchimals – a loveable ‘egg’ that hatched a new toy craze in 2016.”
Here’s Takealot.com’s top toys for 2017 in terms of sales:
Toys to spoil them (over R500) (Click on each for more details)
Jeronimo Roadster – R2,449 (As seen in the featured pic of this post)
Caterpillar Massive Machine – R1,609
Hatchimals Twins Purple Egg – R1,299
Hatchimals Surprise Pink Egg – R1,299
Don’t despair if you’re unable to afford the above toys…there’s more options…
Toys on a budget (under R500)
Paw Patrol Large Plush – R199
PJ Masks Light Up Figures – R179
Not so much a child, but love to play? Well…there’s something for you too…
Top Tech Buys for 2017:
Fifa 18 – R979
Call of Duty: World War 2 – R975
Xbox One S 500GB – R3,999
PS4 Slim 1TB – R5,999
Well, there you have it – Takealot.com’s Top Selling toys for this festive season. Of course, if the item you want is not listed as a top seller, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get it.
*Please note that pricing and product availability is subject to change due to limited stock availability on deals quantities
I’d love to know your thoughts on online shopping? How do you feel toward it and which is your favourite online store?
Disclaimer: This post may be in collaboration with Takealot.com but as always, my views and opinions are honest and are my own.