Whether it’s for a birthday, Christmas, or other special occasion, eBay is a fantastic place to get kids toys at discounted prices. They offer voucher codes, have regular sales, and if you want to brave the auctions careful diligence can lead to some really fantastic deals.
Little Known Perk: Sellers Save Extra with Exclusive Discount Codes
Did you know that you can become a seller and save? Not only do you get the income from selling unwanted items around the house, you can get exclusive coupon codes that you can put towards your own purchases. It’s just eBay’s way of saying ‘thank you’ because without independent sellers their business does not exist. Unlike other companies like Amazon they do not have warehouses and do not ship products themselves.
Quick reality check: if you are looking to purchase this in time for Christmas it is very unlikely you will be getting a discount (unless you have one of those seller coupons I mentioned above!). This is one of this years hottest items, especially considering that many parts of the world just re-entered lockdown and there is not a heck of a lot to do. However if you are willing to wait a few months, you will likely find some much better prices on the PS5. You may need to brave the auctions, but personally I’m still trying to catch up on my backlog of games for the PS4 so I can be patient. A bonus: the games will be less expensive in a few months too. Besides, the first wave of consoles are usually riddled with problems that don’t get patched out for a few months.
Baby Yoda Figure
Here is another item that you probably won’t find listed below suggested retail price, but again if you become a seller you can get a discount code for $5 – $10 off which is better than nothing. Well what can I say, the folks at Disney excel at making money. We could have just had a straightforward show about the ups and downs of being a Mandalorian bounty hunter after the fall of the Empire, but we also got the worlds cutest sidekick in the form of Baby Yoda (who we found out has a name this season, but I won’t put it here though in case of spoilers). Raise your hand if you know a kid who is nuts about Baby Yoda? Everyone? Yeah, I thought so. Given the 1-2 punch of it being the middle of a pandemic and it being highly difficult to find in stores, you’re best and safest bet to find a Baby Yoda is online.
Poopalots Big Wags Interactive Pet Toy
I honestly can’t explain this one, but here we are. Yes, a toy dog that actually poops is one of the hottest toys this season. They are little plastic poops that aren’t especially realistic, but it’s still bizarre to me. I suppose at the very least having to pick up the plastic droppings will teach kids about responsible dog ownership? Out of everything on the list this one is priced quite reasonably, but that doesn’t mean you can’t look for a little extra savings with a promo code.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 11 Instant Camera
Here is one for the teenagers on your list, who are notoriously difficult to shop for. I think around the time I turned 14 my aunts and uncles just gave up and started sending cash which was fine by me as I could clean up at the Boxing Day sales and replenish my wardrobe. However, if you’re looking for a physical gift this is a great option. Just try not to smirk or roll your eyes when they say it’s “just like that Instagram filter”.
Bose Audio Sunglasses
This is another good option for the teenagers or even difficult to buy for adults. They are sunglasses that you can connect to your phone with bluetooth that will play music or podcasts like headphones. Except, nobody around you will be able to hear the audio, and you will still be able to hear your surroundings. Sound like witchcraft? It’s actually just cutting edge open ear acoustic technology. Yes that’s real, look it up. While you might feel that still being able to hear traffic and other noises interferes with the music, it’s really a lot safer than cutting out the sounds around you especially if you frequently walk on busy streets. Now, these ones are on the more expensive side, although not bad for a Bose product. I would recommend using a voucher code if you have one though.
Stay Safe Out There & Have a Great Holiday
At the end of the day kids of all ages are going to remember the time spent with family, not the toys. Shopping online is a great option, but if you aren’t able to find something it’s not really worth the risk of going to the mall this year. Happy Holidays!