Lets face the fact that it’s no secret we’ve all been going through a bumpy financial ride.

Everyone is on the lookout for money-saving tips especially now that the Christmas season is approaching and all the gift buying stress is coming out. The answer? Shop online. It’s quick, easy, simple and saves you money! This way you can explore all the deals around without stepping a foot outside in the cold. Not an experienced online shopper? Not a problem. To start your online journey here is The Rock’s five best websites to help you find the cheapest and coolest gifts to ensure a stress free Christmas.

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1. Etsy.com

This is a website that has everything for everyone. If you are not familiar with Etsy, be prepared to be impressed. It’s a website where anyone who makes their own items can set up shop and sell their products for a cheap price. It is really focused on a wide range of vintage items such as art, clothing, photography, jewelry and books. The interesting thing about Etsy.com is that all vintage items that are put on sale must be 20 years or older. It’s a really personal website where we guarantee you’ll find something that really suits that special friend or family member. And since they’re handmade there can never be two items exactly the same. Who wouldn’t love a personalized gift?

2. totally-funky.co.uk

The name already says it all. This website has some funky stuff. Try to imagine the weirdest, coolest and most unique gifts and you’ll find it here. They offer gifts that you never thought you needed but come in handy when you have it. The website has an easy ordering process and the fastest delivery we’ve ever experienced. This website is especially useful when you’re participating in the secret Santa game. Your secret Santa friend would never guess that you only paid eight pounds for those underwater lights for the bathtub.

3. dotcomgiftshop.com

If you’re looking for something a bit more, let’s say, simple, than I suggest taking a look at dotcomgiftshop.com. They also have unique gifts with a bit of a quirky touch to it. Need something for your mom, dad or grandparent (or even for yourself)? This is then the perfect website to look into. Want to know a secret? Sometimes their products arrive earlier than you’d expect them to. Isn’t that great? Another plus point? They ship to the UK for only £2.95.  Warning: you might spend hours on this website!

4. uncommongoods.com

For the ones that enjoy recycling give uncommongoods.com a look. More than half of the items on this website are created from eco-friendly recycled materials. The website have incredible customer service and your package will arrive the very next day. By shopping here you’ll also be doing your good deed for the day since £1 from every purchase goes to nonprofits such as RAINN and City Harvest.

5. buyagift.co.uk

Want to give an experience for Christmas instead of a product? Check out buyagift.co.uk! Usually you would think a short vacation might be expensive, right? However what makes Buyagift interesting is that it works with different hotels and companies around Britain to get cheap deals and offers. It’s all about delivering memories in gift wrapping. Here you can find gifts for the most fussiest people you know. It’s a clear and well structured website to navigate so you can’t get lost. They have so many different experiences to choose from so you will have to narrow down your choices.

Last but not least, remember the best site to give a glimpse before you start gift shopping is your online bank account.