Painfully long searches for parking places, bustling shopping malls, too many people on the streets, long queues at the cashiers… do you know the feeling? This is what it’s like just before Christmas, when looking for gifts becomes more like a chore. It doesn’t have to be this way, as you can easily do your shopping while travelling or at home, thanks to the internet. You don’t even need to owna computer, as a smartphone and a fast online connection will do.
You can buy books, CDs and DVDs over amazon.com but many things can’t be delivered to Hungary. If you prefer to buy foreign-language works from a domestic seller, it’s good to browse bookline.hu or libri.hu. In these online shops you can have your present in your hands within a few days, whereas foreign sellers can involve weeks of waiting.
You can get almost anything delivered from ebay.com, the world’s largest online market. However, note that larger packages, especially from outside the EU, need to clear Customs – so it can easily happen that the amount you saved on the transaction will be paid in duty.
If you prefer to use a Hungarian online market, emag.hu is a good option. Many store chains also have a webshop in Hungary, for example H&M or Zara.
Vatera.hu and jofogas.hu and their corresponding applications are the largest online markets for second-hand articles of all kinds. If you are not that happy with some of the Christmas presents given to you, there is a good chance of finding a more appreciative owner on these two online markets.
To surprise your loved ones with an experience instead of an object, you can visit the ticket portals jegy.hu or jegymester.hu. For a relaxing weekend as a present we recommend browsing booking.com or the Hungarian site szallas.hu.
This series meant for helping to make your stay in Hungary even more comfortable and enjoyable is created with the help of Magyar Telekom Zrt., Hungary’s largest mobile services supplier.