Sports Direct Fiver Challenge
As part of the SportsDirect.com #SDFiverChallenge in conjunction with BritMums, I was asked to choose some gifts from the website that cost a fiver. Yup, that’s right – you can get gifts for just £5. I love a good bargain and a bit of online shopping, so I immediately set to scouring the website and was pleasantly surprised to find a massive array of items to choose from very easily.
I decided to purchase a gift for my husband, my mum and to attempt to find something for my son. I was fairly sure that last one was going to be a futile effort as I thought to myself what does Sports Direct sell suitable for an infant?
Gifts for my Son
Funnily, the person I thought I’d have the most difficulty buying for – a young child – turned out to be the easiest person to buy for! I picked up a cute pirate dog onesie and hat (£4), a bundle of bath toys adorably called “Aqua Splats” (£2.25) and a “My First Robot” (£4.90) which has a light on the front and belts out a few statements / tunes when a button is pushed.
I actually wish he was a little older, as there were a ton of crafts sets and puzzles that looked like a lot of fun, but for now, we have to stick to the simple things in life. Food, snuggles and robots – his three favourite things.
Mum, Husband and Me!
My mum is really not very athletic or sportsy at all – she’s in her 60s so I wouldn’t expect her to be. She does walk her dog a lot and complains about the cold. I bought her a fluffy white faux fur hat to keep her head warm in the winter and it looks pretty stylish too. I wouldn’t wear it myself, but I know it’s her style. There were lots of hats to choose from around the £5 price mark.
My husband is fairly fit and athletic but he doesn’t actively pursue any sports right now. That’s not really a problem as I soon found quite a lot of options in the menswear section suitable for every day casual wear. He is very much the king of “dad jokes” and puns and loves silly stuff. I picked him up this “Star Paws” T-shirt, which has cats in the place of the Star Wars characters. Considering he loves Star Wars as well, I know he’ll get a really good chuckle out of this T-shirt.
Whilst browsing SportsDirect.com contemplating what to buy, I stumbled upon the toiletries section. I had no idea that you could buy toiletries online from Sports Direct and there are some very well priced items from big-name brands such as Dove, Nivea, Simple, So, Johnson’s, and Gillette. An alternative idea for Christmas gifts is always to make up a little pamper parcel. Whether it’s for mum or dad or just about anyone you should be able to put a small gift package of pampering essentials together as there were quite a few items to choose from. If you’re making an order anyway, it’s well worth seeing if there’s anything you need in there.
My final gift for £5 is to ME because I deserve something nice too! For £5 I purchased Olay’s All Ages Sensitive Day Cream. A bit of an odd thing to get from Sports Direct but I’m not complaining. I’m 35 and the fine wrinkles are starting to show and I do get bags under my eyes, especially with a 6-month-old baby in the house! A little bit of pampering for a fiver – yes, please!
My total for these 6 gifts was £29.47 and that included the £4.95 postage charge. I’m very pleased with this challenge and feel like I got really good value for money here for everyone in the family.
This post is an entry for BritMums #sdfiverchallenge Christmas Challenge, sponsored by Sportsdirect.com.