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Today is Mega Monday! Many Britons have received their final pay packet before Christmas, and lots of them will be heading online to find the perfect gift for their nearest and dearest.

Retailers are predicting that this year’s Mega Monday will attract a record number of online shoppers: experts anticipate that a whopping 25% of Christmas shopping will be done online this year – up 16% on last year. If any retailers still have doubts about the importance of an effective, user-friendly online presence, those numbers should put those doubts to rest.

Many of the major online retailers are cutting their prices in an attempt to secure their share of the tightly stretched 2011 Christmas dollar, so there are definitely bargains to be had. Not to mention the obvious advantage of avoiding the manic crowds.

If you’re stuck for ideas, there are some great, inexpensive gifts over at Suck UK:
- Think the festive season is a load of rubbish? Take it outside with Christmas pudding bin bags.
- A smiley face stapler will bring a bit of festive cheer to all your stapling needs!
- A paper watch allows your creative relative to design the watch of their dreams.
- Or a T-shirt folding guide can help the messy residents of your house get things in order.

And if it all gets too much, there’s always Flask in a Book to put you back in the festive spirit.