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Friday, December 9, 2011

HOLIDAY GIFTT GUIDE

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ith the holidays upon us, shoppers across the country are once again agonizing over what to get their family and friends. While holiday shopping once consisted of a necktie for Dad, a comfy robe for Mom and some toys for the kids, today’s holiday shopping list is much more complicated than that. Each and every family or circle of friends has its own unique identity, and each member within those groups is his or her own individual. For those with a holiday shopping list on which no two people are the same, consider the following gift ideas to ensure everyone on your list enjoys a happy holiday season. The Techie What do you get your gadget-obsessed friend or relative this year? Oftentimes, when it comes to gifting a tech-savvy relative, it helps to go with something new. This holiday season, SANYO’s Full HD Pocket-size Dual Camera, VPC-PD2, complete with embedded software for easy use and sharing on social networks, figures to be the talk of the town among techies. The only camera of its kind to offer full HD video, 10 MP photos and 3x optical zoom, the new Pocket Dual Camera (www.us.sanyo.com/Dual-Cameras) makes it a snap to shoot, connect, view, and share both videos and photos on popular social networking sites, including YouTube, Facebook and Picassa. The camera’s dual microphones record stereo sound with the same technology found in SANYO’s professional sound recorders.

The Busy Woman On-the-Go Today’s woman is busier and more onthe-go than ever before. LJE Designs’ Lauren Joy Handbags (www.laurenjoyhandbags.com) help fashion forward women save time with an interchangeable handbag system that enables them to transform one bag into many looks to match any outfit. “Every woman has left the house with a bag that didn’t match her outfit because she didn’t have the extra 10 minutes -- or has swapped bags only to realize she left her wallet or something else she needed in the other purse,” says Didem Ellermeyer, founder and creative director of LJE Designs, LLC. “With Lauren Joy Handbags, you never have to sacrifice time for fashion, or fashion for time. It’s the best of both worlds.” With Lauren Joy Handbags, women can transform a bag’s entire look in a matter of seconds, without ever having to transfer purse contents from one bag to another. Women simply use one high-quality core bag, then mix, match and play by adding, removing or combining attractive accessories to create an unlimited number of different looks. The Wine Lover Few hobbies taste as good as developing an affinity and knowledge of the wines of the world. With their masses growing, wine connoisseurs have now infiltrated families across the country. This holiday season, shoppers can give the wine lover on their list the latest innovative solution to wine storage. Vynebar (www.vynebar.com) is ideal for anyone who loves great wine and appreciates sleek, modern design. Continued on page13

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HOLIDAY GIFTT GUIDE Find the right fit Continued from page 12 Crafted from a solid sheet of anodized aluminum, the Vynebar vertical wine storage system can be engraved with images, monograms or company logos and provides a great opportunity for wine enthusiasts to turn their wine collection into a stunning work of art, all without taking up much space. “I wanted to show off my favorite wines in a fairly limited space,� says creator Jason Bevis. “It also turned out to be a great conversation piece.� The Environmentalist Speaking of popular trends, arguably nothing is growing as fast as the go green movement. This year, shoppers can put a smile on their

crafted by today’s hottest street, pop, anime, and urban artists. Once a design is sold out, it’s gone -- soon to be replaced by another must-have design trendsters will love to tote around town. Customers and Clients Of course, no holiday shopping list is complete without customers and clients. The holiday season is a time for businesses to show just how much they appreciate their customers and clients, and how much they look forward to working with them in the year ahead. Branded gifts from The Brandmarket (www.thebrandmarket.com) are bought in bulk and allow businesses to carry goodwill with their

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favorite environmentalist’s face with Xoopii’s eco-fashionable, reusable totes and bags, available in two unique styles and roomy and durable enough to carry groceries and stylish enough to take along to the beach. Xoopii’s Yorkii bags are extra-large reusable tote bags that fold up so small they fit inside pockets, purses, glove compartments, and, of course, Christmas stockings. Xoopii’s (www.xoopii.com) freestanding RPET bags are made from used plastic bottles and sure to please the environmentalist who no longer has to sacrifice style and function for the sake of the environment. Both styles come adorned with limitededition art

clients, customers and colleagues into the New Year. Messages expressing holiday goodwill and appreciation can be laser-engraved on a host of products ranging from versatile kitchenware to relaxing spa products tailor-made to relieve the stress of the holiday season – and everything in between. What’s more, no gift idea is too intricate or creative, including a toaster that can emblazon a corporate logo on toast, waffles and pancakes, epitomizing The Brandmarket’s “You Name it, We Brand It� mantra. When it comes to holiday shopping, finding the right fit is never as easy as it should be. But when steered in the right direction, holiday shoppers can ensure the important people in their lives remember this holiday season for years to come.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Holidays by the numbers Many people, including retailers, have high hopes for the 2011 holiday shopping season. As much of the country and world continues to gut it out through an economic recession, speculation reigns as to just how much consumers will spend this holiday season and whether such purchases will help businesses rebound after another tough year. • 41 percent of consumers are planning to spend less on holiday and Christmas-related activities, which marks an increase over the percentage of people who planned to scale back for the 2010 season. (Alix Partners) • Retail sales are expected to rise just 3 percent, which is less than the 4.1 percent gain of last year. (International Council of Shopping Centers)

uncertainty of the economy. (Emarketer) • Shopping on smartphones and tablets is expected to be significant for this holiday season. (National Retail Federation) • Purchasing a real Christmas tree can be less expensive for consumers. The average dollars spent on a real tree is about $37, while the average artificial tree costs roughly $60. (National Christmas Tree Association) • Many people plan to shop the day after Christmas. Roughly 20 percent did so in 2010. (International Council of Shopping Centers)

• Consumers will shop online more and use their mobile devices rather than stepping into malls and other brick-andmortar stores. (Shopper Trak) • 12

percent of survey respondents said they will use social media to find and share good holiday deals. (Steelhouse Marketing Consultants) • Internet sales are estimated to grow by 12 percent in 2011, despite the

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