One of my main bugbears about shopping online is the cost and unpredictability of delivery times. Some retailers still seem to think 7-10 day delivery times and high postage charges are acceptable, but times are tough, and it's the retailers who have really sharpened up their act to offer quick, reliable and affordable delivery that customers will choose to return to again and again.
And in my experience, John Lewis have really set the standard when it comes to making shopping online a quick, easy and trouble free experience. I love their click and collect service. If I order online before 7pm I can pick the goods up at my local Waitrose (or John Lewis) store the following afternoon.
So I'm delighted that Design Hunter has teamed up with John Lewis to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a £100 John Lewis hamper to kickstart the Christmas celebrations. Read on to find out how to enter, but first, here's my John Lewis gift edit - ideas and inspiration for him, for her and for hounds.