Written by: Jiří Vašek
Someone figured out that for Santa Claus to make two billion children around the world happy he’d have to travel at 1,046 kilometers a second. Shopping over the internet is a bit slower, but it zips along. And at least you can avoid the crowded madness and perhaps you’ll even find out what “holiday calm” means.
Are you thinking about how to shop for Christmas and at the same time avoid the yearly buying fever? Sit down at your computer and visit the oldest internet shop, which will bring you the varied offer of goods of five shops, from computer technology to household appliances to music. For the breadth of its assortment, low prices, high-quality staff, and supplementary services it received the prestigious Merchant of the Year award this year.
Christmas is coming, and it’s mainly a holiday for children. At “mamut” you’ll find well-known toy brands like Matchbox, Barbie, Disney, and Lego. At each of more than twenty firms’ sections, the products are divided into further sub-categories, and for specific toys there are also detailed descriptions and photographs. Ordered goods are delivered COD within one week.
On this internet “counter” you can choose from more than 30,000 music titles, tens of thousands of films, and 2,000 games for major platforms like PC, PS One, PlayStation 2, GameCube, GameBoy, Nintendo DS, and gaming hardware. If you’re looking for a specific product and can’t find it in any of the stated sections, try writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will try to make sure you get it. Goods are usually shipped within four days.
This is the online version of the well-known shop with unusual domestic accessories, in colonial or modern design, utilizing patinated metal. Besides shopping for gifts, you can also order from the broad offer of services, including the delivery of goods to your home. The on-line restaurant services can also arrange the delivery of goodies for dinners or parties anywhere. The virtual catering menu includes both fresh-water fish and seafood.
This brick-and-mortar store with designer household accessories on Revoluční Street offers the most convenient version of internet shopping. The broad assortment is clearly divided into the categories of style, cooking, bar, household accessories, bathrooms, offices, gardens, etc., so you’ll know right away where to click.
Radka Křivánková, whose name is in the Guinness Book of Records, is the person behind this website; she has packaged the smallest and the largest gifts in the world. And your surprise can have any dimensions – just choose the type and color of the paper, ribbon, or foil, and decide whether you will pick it up at the Prague shop on Legerova street or have any of the packages delivered. You can also order original greetings on hand-made paper.
You’ve bought the presents, but you just can’t manage to supply your household with food? Groceries, spirits, drogerie goods, and even office supplies are conveniently available on the z-market site. The minimum purchase is CZK 749 and delivery is free within 30 kilometers of Prague.
Every year consumption of alcoholic beverage increases during Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Why lug an arsenal of bottles from a nearby shop or mess around visiting wine shops? Buy a supply of soft drinks as well for the entire holiday period. Delivery is free of charge for orders over CZK 2,900, otherwise it costs about CZK 140, not including tax.
An internet shop with a broad scope. Focus on table decorations from Duni, various paper napkins with Christmas motifs, place mats, table cloths covered with a special washable layer, candles, and accessories in general that will raise your dining to the level of a luxury restaurant.
If you need a large quantity of Christmas and New Year’s greeting cards – perhaps for your firm – you can go to this company’s B2B internet shop. You can choose from a wide range of greeting cards for packages, interesting postcards, stationery sets, and even everything you need to wrap presents.
Effective lighting helps lend color to a Christmas atmosphere. This firm’s employees will visit you and advise you on how to realize your ideas, and after reaching an agreement, they will elaborate a free graphic design and offer a price estimate. Luminous hangings, chains, and garlands can adorn not only building interiors but also trees that will then look like they’re wrapped in glistening ice. At www.kvetiny-sos.cz, this firm offers decorative artificial, dried, and fresh-cut flowers, plants, and trees.
True, smoking’s bad for your health, but cigar and pipe lovers don’t heed this warning. If you want to give someone close to you a luxury product of this sort and aren’t sure where to buy what, this web site can help you. Besides lots of information and interesting things, this site contains an overview of tobacco product shops and ratings of their quality, including references to shops that offer tobacco products and cigars, and not only from Cuba.