Christmas shopping – Online or High Street?

Black Friday originated in America, and is the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, often seen as the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and is now regarded as one of the biggest shopping days of the year.

In recent years, “Black Friday” has become a permanent fixture on the calendar in the run up to Christmas in the UK as well. This year, Black Friday is on November 27th 2015, and already retailers are advertising their forthcoming pre-Christmas deals both online and in the high street.

Online purchases have become increasingly popular over the years, and this year, internet sales over the 24-hour period are expected to surpass £1bn for the first time in UK history.

So where do you prefer to do your Christmas shopping? Do you like to touch before you buy?  Or do you prefer the ease of home delivery? Or do you like to do a bit of both?

Where do you do the majority of your Christmas Shopping?

133 people have already voted, what's your opinion? I prefer to do it online I still like the high street

What are your views?

We'd love to hear your comments

Not a member?

You need to be a member to interact with Silversurfers. Joining is free and simple to do. Click the button below to join today!

Click here if you have forgotten your password
major red
19th Aug 2016
Thanks for voting!
do ilke to see shops so if i can i go to shop for as short a time as i can for my wife and daughter who are fit unlike me
21st Dec 2015
Thanks for voting!
I don't have a choice, it has to be online as I am virtually housebound and therefore cannot look round the shops, which I used to enjoy doing.
14th Dec 2015
Thanks for voting!
To be honest, I do both and that wasn't an option in the poll! I only work part-time now so have more opportunity to visit the shops in person. On-line shopping is essential for people who work, have no transport or limited mobility. It can also save you money as you can easily compare prices and get free delivery!
6th Dec 2015
Thanks for voting!
I have done both this year again.Browsing on line gives you ideas you may not find in shops and I love the delivery of parcels to my house.Much easier than fighting crowds and standing in huge queues to pay then being told " thank you for waiting" when there is no other option but to wait.
30th Nov 2015
Thanks for voting!
Online all the time-why waste hours at the shops and the cost of parking etc. Glass of red and shopping on the internet=perfect!!!
26th Nov 2015
Thanks for voting!
I hate shopping queues so order all online
25th Nov 2015
Thanks for voting!
I do both really, if I can't find what I want easily on the Hight Street, I go online. I sometimes like to look at what I am buying but for some things it doesn't matter so I buy online.
23rd Nov 2015
Thanks for voting!
Online its just so easy and saves a lot of money and a huge amount of time plus you can usually get exactly what you need. Why bother trudging round the shops???
Jo Kingham
23rd Nov 2015
Thanks for voting!
I do the majority online but will nip out to the town for bits and bobs and stocking fillers. It's so much easier online and often there are discount codes to be had which you can't get in store

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!