Did you know that Sports Direct sell things other than sports clothing and equipment? I certainly didn’t! We often head there to pick up trainers for the kids, but it’s probably one of the last places I would have checked for toys, gifts and stocking fillers. Now, after taking part in the Britmums and Sports Direct #sdfiverchallenge, it’s somewhere I’ll be looking in the future.
We don’t do stockings in our house, but with Alex and Ben both having birthdays close to Christmas, we are a limited budget, and we try and top up the bigger, more expensive presents with a few smaller ones. The gifts available on the Sports Direct website are spot on for this.
For this challenge, we were asked to choose at least two items costing less than a fiver each. I went in assuming I would end up buying tat – you know, the slightly naff plasticky stuff that kids seem to love. After all, it’s not very often you get something decent for a fiver these days. I was very pleasantly surprised to see a really good range of decent items for £5 or less. All of our boys are obsessed with cars, so as soon as I spotted the Team Power Police Vehicle Set, I popped them straight into my online basket.
I also spotted this cool Metallic Team Power 26cm Racer, which I knew they would love, so that was my second £5 item. I also ordered another item – a Captain America figure on a bike. I haven’t pictured that, and I can no longer find it on the website. That was about £12, which I thought was pretty decent value and we gave it to Alex for his birthday a couple of weeks ago. He loved it!
As you can see, they look pretty good for a fiver each. It was slightly annoying having the big Euro price stickers on the plastic – they were well and truly stuck on and it looked a bit of a mess when we tried taking them off. Of course, the kids won’t care one bit about that but if you were buying for someone else, it could be a bit of an issue.
The items arrived really quickly, within a couple of days, so if you’re in the habit of leaving your Christmas shopping until late (like I do usually), you know you don’t have to wait too long. The postage was £4.99, so it is worth making sure you are buying enough to warrant the cost. I was kept up to date via email as to when my items were dispatched and when they would arrive, which is always helpful.
All in all, my experience buying gifts for under a fiver at Sports Direct was pretty good, and I’ll be going back to the website at some point to stock up on our present cupboard for the kids’ friends.
*This is a post for BritMums #SDFiverChallenge Christmas Challenge, sponsored by sportsdirect.com