Tuesday, 10 December 2013


I wish it could be Christmas Everyday…well it is for Paul

Fast cars, spa days and skydiving are not the usual festive activities associated with the man in the red suit over Christmas, but it seems these are all in a days work for Paul Rogers, Buyagift.com's very own St. Nick. Paul, aged 25 from Oxfordshire has the dream job of road testing the gifts and experiences offered by the online gift and experience website in the lead up to the festive season.

In his role as Buyagit.com's very-own Father Christmas, Paul is tasked with testing the festiveness of thousands of gifts and experiences to ensure they ooze the Christmas spirit and are suitable for Buyagift.com customers to purchase for their loved ones at Christmas.

Over the course of 365 days Paul indulges in 124 afternoon teas, 87 hours of high speed driving, 17 riverboat cruises and this year he even managed four bungee jumps and a skydive – all in name of researching the perfect present packages for the nation.

When things get a little too adrenaline-pumped for Paul, he swaps bungee jumping and skydiving with pamper sessions and weekend breaks as he also gets to trial the spa retreats and holiday homes available on the gifting site. What's more Paul has ploughed his way through 112 mince pies, 18 bottles of champagne and 14 different types of fiery chilli's as he munches his way through the various food gifts and experiences Buyagift.com has to offer.

Paul was appointed as Buyagift.com Santa due to his love for all things Christmas. So committed is Paul to being an expert at his job, he listens to Christmas songs on repeat and wears a festive themed tie all year round.

Paul commented; “I absolutely love my job and really can’t imagine doing anything else now. I work hard all year round to ensure Buyagift.com's Christmas gifts and experiences are a festive hit. From Ford Mustangs and Ferrari driving experiences to unforgettable meals at some of the UK's top gourmet restaurants no one day 'at the office' is the same. My job allows me to travel the length and breadth of the country indulging in spa breaks and weekends away, though I'm not sure my Mrs is best pleased that there is not a plus one policy!"

Dan Mountain, Founder and CEO of Buyagift.com added, “We’re thrilled to work with Paul to ensure we meet our commitment of offering the best gifts and experiences to our customers. Paul's 'hard' work ensures our customers' Christmas gift-buying experience is quick, easy and stress-free, allowing them to enjoy what really matters at this time of year; family, friends and festive fun."

Paul's top ten Buyagift.com gift recommendations this Christmas include:
1.     Ferrari driving experience at Silverstone - £79
2.     Segway rally racing - £44
3.     The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour with Afternoon Tea - £55
4.     View from the Shard and lunch for two - £100
5.     2 for 1 Airkix Indoor Skydiving for kids -  £39
6.     Merry Christmas Basket - £29
7.     Sparkling Spa Day for Two - £99
8.     Pet Pamper Pack - £19
9.     Deluxe Country House Escape for Two - £199
10.  Snow Zorbing - £35

Buyagift, The UK's leading online gift and experience retailer offers a massive range of stunning gits for all ages and interests, so you can make sure that 2013 is a festive season that they'll remember for years to come.