Shopping tips and gift suggestions for everyone and every budget this holiday season
New York - November 29, 2006 /PRNewswire/ -- For most people, the thought of holiday shopping brings about stress, panic and severe anxiety. We worry about how to satisfy the hard to please and tend to always go over budget. But all is not lost. Strategic shopping tips can help eliminate stress, save money and break the Holiday Gift-Giving Syndrome!
"Before you start your holiday shopping, always keep in mind three strategic shopping tips: you should set a budget; purchase items with cash not credit cards; and shop online to avoid crowds, rising gas prices and traffic and parking lot horrors," says Victoria Pericon, Lifestyle Correspondent.
"To pick the perfect gift for everyone on your list, you should get gifts that relate to the individual's interest and hobbies," Pericon says.
"A Swatch watch is a great gift idea for someone who wants more time," says Pericon. Swatch's current collection reflects the flavors of the season. They come in sparkling crystals, icy snowflakes, braided stainless steel bracelets and winter white leather straps. You can purchase these watches at your local Swatch store.
Pericon says, "For something a little more exotic yet personal, a great idea is to give a customized bottle of Kahlua. All you have to do is go online to www.kahlua.com and you can create a personalized message that will be professionally printed on the authentic Kahlua label. You can then apply the label to the Kahlua bottle and give it to friends and family or even the host of a party."
For someone who appreciates great dining experiences give them new certificate gift packs from www.Restaurant.com's gift center," says Pericon. The gift packs offer bundled gift certificates for 8,000 restaurants nationwide and include gourmet food and lifestyle products like steak, seafood, coffee, wine, fruit, cookies and even spa treatments. The gift packs are available in a variety of bundled quantities. Budget-friendly options are available such as a $25 value restaurant gift certificate for $10, or a $125 value gift pack for $50. They can be customized, printed out or sent via email within seconds for easy last-minute gift giving.
Pericon says, "You can give the gift of 'peace of mind' with fashionable medical identification jewelry from American Medical ID. They have styles ranging from charm bracelets and dog tag necklaces to more elegant pendants traditional bracelets, children's sport bands and even watches â all in a variety of materials. You can give these medical ID bracelets to anyone with health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma, heart conditions or those with food, drug or insect allergies. They should wear these bracelets in case they are involved in an emergency and unable to speak for themselves. The American Medical ID bracelets and gift cards are available online at www.IdentifyYourself.com."