Christmas Shopping Under The Hammer

Thursday 24th November 2022 - Cara Bentham


Christmas Shopping Under The Hammer

Auctions are a Great Place to Buy Your Christmas Gifts This Year

Many of us are looking for alternative ways to do our Christmas shopping this year. Whether you’re looking to save money, buy more sustainably or find truly unique and special gifts for your loved ones, there’s no better place to shop than at auction. We look at the top reasons you should consider doing your Christmas shopping at an auction.

Shop more sustainably

People are becoming increasingly aware of climate change and what we need to do to tackle some of the environmental impacts of consumerism. As such, sustainable living is becoming increasingly popular.

It has been estimated that last year’s festivities cost the nation £700 million in unwanted gifts. An eye-watering £42 million worth of stuff is estimated to have ended up in a landfill. If you want to do your bit to reduce these shocking figures this year, buying used gifts is a great way to go.

Auction shopping is much more sustainable compared with buying new items in stores. Buying preloved items saves them from landfill and reduces the demand for new things to be produced and sold.

Auctions are full of incredible items, and you’re sure to find something to suit everyone on your Christmas gift list. See for yourself by browsing the catalogues for our upcoming sales.

Save money on luxury gifts

Many people don’t realise that auctions can be a great place to save money on items that would cost much more elsewhere. If you’re looking for luxury gifts at a fraction of the price you would pay in-store, why not try your luck by bidding at auction? Where retail prices have soared recently due to inflation, auctions are becoming an increasingly affordable place to shop for top branded items.

Our lots are full of luxury items such as jewellery, antique furniture, ornaments, silverware and much more. While most lots come with an estimate, many do not have reserves. Come with a budget and try your luck, as you may get lucky and grab a bargain on the day!

Find unique gifts

Do you ever tire of trawling the shops only to find the same generic, mass-produced options? Auctions are the total opposite. You can find so many hidden treasures that you would never see elsewhere. This lets you pick up exceptional gifts that your loved ones will adore.

Using our search feature, you can search for items based on keywords. Simply tap in some keywords based on your recipient’s interests, and you can see all the relevant items in upcoming sales. It’s super simple and will save you so much time compared with looking around the shops.

Take the stress out of your Christmas shopping

We all know how stressful Christmas shopping can be. Whether it’s difficulties finding what you want online or in-store, or the hassle of tackling busy shops, all this can be avoided by shopping at auction. You can bid online from the comfort of your own home to avoid the crowds. You can browse the catalogues at your leisure and register to bid on items you’re interested in, setting alerts, so you don’t miss out.


If you’re stuck with your Christmas shopping this year, why not give auctions a go? You can save money, reduce stress and find the perfect gifts you won’t get anywhere else!