Christmas Shopping via Amazon


Christmas Shopping via Amazon

We all love Amazon and each year we spend hundreds of dollars shopping for the right gift for that right person.  Amazon has a massive selection of anything you could possibly want. What started out selling books has branched out into so much more.  With the economy on the mend, more and more shoppers are getting everything they need for the holidays by sitting at their computers and clicking the mouse.

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Shop Amazon & Support this Site


Shop Amazon & Support this Site

Did you know that by clicking on any Amazon link via this website, you not only take advantage of the great deals Amazon has to offer, but you are helping me to maintain this tribute site to my father, John Hill?  You do not need to only purchase my father’s popular wargames and rulebooks.  Anything you purchase through Amazon – yes anything – will earn a commission that is rolled back into the maintenance and hosting plans for this website I designed in honor of my late father.  It will not affect your pocket book in the least.  You will not be charged anything extra.  All you do is click on an Amazon link or image anywhere within this site and you will be taken to Amazon where you can shop for anything anywhere and commissions are earned from your sales and are placed back into my cost in continuing my father’s legacy.

You may ask, “Why not just go to Amazon directly to shop?”  And you are right, why not just go to Amazon on your own! You could easily do that, but the difference is when you shop Amazon by clicking to it through this website anytime of the year and buy anything at all, you are also helping to support a family, a recently widowed retiree, and helping to carry on an important legacy.  You can feel good about shopping at Amazon when clicking from here because of the good will you spreading.

Reasons to Shop Online

There are a number of reasons why more and more people are shopping online.  Here are just a few:

  • Avoid the long lines at the malls.
  • No more fighting for a parking space at the overcrowded stores.
  • Escape the angry shopper mobs.
  • You can easily browse items from the comfort on your home.
  • Escape the high-pressured salespersons at the malls and kiosks.
  • You can shop 24/7 without worrying about closing hours.
  • You can shop in your pajamas and bunny slippers.
  • You do not have to leave home and thus, be able to spend more time with the family and loved ones.
  • You can get free shipping through Amazon.

Thank You For Your Support

Thank you to everyone for showing your support in so many different ways.  So many of you have left kind and amazingly thoughtful comments on this site and I have enjoyed reading all of them. Please don’t stop.  Some of you have shared posts via social media connections and I thank you for doing so. I have received numerous private emails from many of you and thank you for taking the time to show you care.  And, of course, thank you for shopping the various stores linked through this site, because that helps to keep a legacy alive and helps me so I can stay home full-time to take care of the many issues there are to deal with as well as the number one reason and that is to be there for my mother who lost her beloved husband after 46 years of marriage.  How many marriages do you know nowadays that have lasted that long?  The picture below is one that I took several years ago and shows just how happy they were. dad-mom

Please Leave Comments

As always, I thoroughly enjoy reading everyone’s comments and stories they have to share.  Leave a comment below if you wish and I assure you it will be read an responded to shortly.




  1. Angel

    Dear Steph,

    Great Article, I agree with you on all the various points you mentioned on why shopping online is so too good to be true! Ease of convenience, no more waiting in line while I get stuff shipped to my home address doorstep. Plus, you can find what you need thanks to the search bar versus in actual store, you have to spend more time walking down the aisles to find what you are looking for.

    I liked your first paragraph very much. 🙂 It is very thoughtful indeed!

    I hope many people realize that online shopping saves them from having to wait long hours in traffic trying to go from store to store also. Not to mention the money they could be saving on gas mileage too while they shop from the comforts of home.

    Wishing you all the best with your online success above and beyond the horizon,


    1. Stephanie Hill

      Hi Angel:

      Thank you for reading my article today on the benefits of shopping online as opposed to waiting in long lines and dealing with the angry crowds. Today is two days before Christmas and I do not want to even think what the malls must look like right now. It takes a lot of time to get the energy to go out in the cold and snow and fight for a parking place and then go stand in long lines.

      I love the idea of shopping for that perfect gift for someone from the comfort of my home in my pajamas. You can spend time with your loved ones while shopping for that special present.


  2. HipStar

    Hi Stephanie,

    I’ve actually never bought anything on Amazon before (I know, I’m a dinosaur) but I’m now actually living overseas and my family are all too far away for me to shop for and send manually – plus I’m terrified of the post office as my language skills are not the best.

    Are there options for sending internationally on Amazon? (Hint – I’m thinking of game related purchases…)

    1. Stephanie Hill

      Hi Again!

      I know I just left you a comment on one of my other sites about 4 Tips for Blogging Over the Holidays, and I am glad you have found your way to this website as well. First of all, you are a not a dinosaur. LOL! There are many people who have not shopped via Amazon.

      In answer to your question, yes Amazon has what is known as AmazonGlobal which ships to many more than 75 countries. I am not sure which country you are currently residing in, but if you are within one of those 75 countries, you can certainly use AmazonGlobal. And yes, you can get game-related purchases through Amazon. I am not sure which games are most interesting to you, but this website has wargames through Amazon such as Squad Leader, Across A Deadly Field and Johnny Reb. In addition to Amazon, you can also purchase many of these wargames from E-bay.

      Thank you again for visiting and I hope to see you again real soon.


  3. Theresa

    The best thing about Amazon is the PRICES! i always check the site for prices before buying things in local stores because more times than not, I can order it for much less. Yes, I am that person standing in the aisle searching on my phone before I pick up an item that is on sale lol

    1. Stephanie Hill

      Hi Theresa:

      I agree that Amazon is probably one of the cheapest places to purchase items. I too check on my SmartPhone before I buy anything to see if I can get it cheaper online. You are not the only one. Thank you for visiting my website today.


  4. Olivia

    Hello Steph;

    Thank you for your article which it came just in time to shop for the holidays. Many fellows do not know that by clicking and buying on any affiliate (like Amazon in this case) of a website they are actually helping the owner of the site to sustain the costs of maintanance of the site . Some folks even think that they might get charge something if they click those affiliates links, so it is great that you are informing and clarifying how affiliates like Amazon works here.
    Personally I think that buying through this website dedicated to honour and keep the memory and great work of your dad alive is a great way to support the site and the cause we so much enjoy.

    Best wishes to you and mom 😉 Olivia

    1. Stephanie (Post author)

      Hi Olivia:

      Thank you for your kind words. Yes, if anyone makes a purchase on Amazon through this website, they are helping to continue the legacy and the dedication to John Hill, a fallen comrade of the wargaming industry. So many folks have passed away last year. It has been rough on so many people. I have been fortunate to have had a wonderful mother and father and I am honored to continue my father’s legacy.

      Thank you for the kind-hearted wishes to my mother and I. Happy Holidays!



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