Find Christmas gifts or home accessories is the priority of Mauritius in December. Everyone goes about his way. But the most important thing is to do good business, recession forces. In Port Louis, Rose-Hill, Curepipe or in Flacq, shops display new products at the end of the year and the promotional prices for the happiness of Mauritians. These sift through the different prices at different retailers.
"I made sure to have the best deals. It is for this reason that I have not started to buy, but I go around the shops last week, "says Caroline Chatelain. Met before the store Wing Tai Chong in Port-Louis, it locates bargain prices and notes in his notebook. "I'll see these products in Rose Hill and if I can not get it cheaper, I will return here on December 15 to buy," she says.
In Curepipe, the Daiso store, we meet Kitty Modun. "I come here every season to find cheap gifts. In addition, there are rather interesting gadgets, and all at Rs 50 and Rs 100, "advance our interlocutor. The latter has planned everything. "I made a list of gifts to buy and I class into several categories and organize my trips based products to buy. Output is reserved for the purchase of toys, another for gifts to relatives and then the last, for colleagues, "says Kitty Modun.
Stores, themselves, appear rather good-looking. "Since November, we started to get crowded in the store. But at first, it was more for home accessories, "reveals Vishal Bhageerutty, shopping at Rose Hill. Same story in Port-Louis, where products are most popular decorations for the home, including lamps, wallpaper and traditionally new curtains. Those who came to shop for home at Young Bros say this trend. "The gifts come after. For the moment, it is necessary to refurbish the house, "said Sharon Philips.
However, the scenario is different in Curepipe, in Manjoo. "We really noticed the recurring craze for shopping. I think right now, Mauritians are taken by the elections and the festive mood to resume next week, "do you understand from Manjoo. But Mauritians seem to still be interested in sweets chocolates for Christmas. Sweet Spot at Trianon, the store is empty.
In Flacq, it was during the weekend we found the world over. "People do not buy blindly today. Life is far too expensive. We buy what is essential. Even gift ideas change. We buy clothes and books for children and toys too as before, "notes Kevin Vencatassamy, which identifies stories for children Kohinoor Bookshop.
But December looks loaded for some Mauritians who do not find time for shopping. If some sacrifice their break time to shop, others wait on weekends. Vanessa and Labonté, work does not allow him to go shopping this week.
And on weekends, she is too busy with the renovation of the house. It is for this reason that she wanted to try online shopping to find the twenty gifts for his family. "I have many nieces and nephews and I had to find toys for them. I've taken since November and so I will parcel delivery by mid-December. In addition, it has saved me half my budget for gifts, "says Vanessa Labonté.
If shopping is done at home, on his computer, but it has to do a bit of shopping to find new clothes for Christmas and the New Year "But, I dedicate these outputs nothing to me to find the things I need, "she says. Because the year-end shopping has become a tradition, it would be hard for her not to enjoy the festive atmosphere that reigns in the city in December.