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Staying safe while shopping online: CaixaBank tells us how
25 November 2019 @ 13:07

MUCH AS WE hate to remind you of the fact, you only have one calendar month left to get all your Christmas shopping out of the way – and, if you have a large family and a huge circle of close friends, we feel for you, because it's going to take up a lot of your time.

Although most of us, secretly or openly, enjoy the ritual of Christmas shopping – somehow, giving gifts manages to be at least as fun as receiving them.

The atmosphere in main shopping hubs will be festive and uplifting a week or two before the big day, with roasted chestnut stalls, carol singers and a giant tree – there are some elements to the Yuletide season that appear to be universal, whichever country you're in – and the supermarkets are already full of turrón (almond nougat, hard and soft) and polvorones (pastry-like cakes in powdery form, made with ground almonds, that you crush in your hand in the packet before eating so as not to make a mess).

And there are some real advantages to living in Spain when it comes to Christmas shopping – practically every store, even the smallest, will gift-wrap anything for free upon request, at any time of the year; and here, with the main present-giving happening on the night of January 5, when the Three Kings visit, as Santa Claus mostly only transports stocking-fillers from Lapland, you can take advantage of the full 12 days of Christmas when it comes to buying and delivering.



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