Hottest Holiday Gift: 2016 Shopping Guide

Dec 5, 2016

According to the National Retail Federation, U.S. retailers can expect a strong holiday season this year, which is great news – since holiday sales often account for an average 30% of all sales for a retailer. This year eMarketer expects digital sales to surpass 10% of total holiday season revenue with more and more shoppers buying online.

According to Google, these “super shoppers” don’t only want the best; they want personalized, unique, cool gifts. Mobile searches related to “unique gifts” grew more than 65%, while mobile searches related to “cool gifts” grew more than 80%.

But don’t wait – December 15th is known as the busiest shipping day of the year. If you want to get it there by Christmas, get shopping!

Here are a few ideas for everyone on your list:

For the little ones:
It wouldn’t be the holidays without a sack full of toys. That includes the latest craze Hatchimals. First, you care for the egg to encourage the bird to hatch, followed by the ability to train the bird to move, dance, repeat words and later, play games. But they are out of stock everywhere and hard to find- your best bet is eBay, or try But hurry – a little birdie told us these prices are soaring.

Get personal:
With Etsy, you can shop unique and personalized and unique gifts from around the world – like this Vine Monogram Necklace or this sleek personalized travel wallet.  Get anything from customized signs for home, business or friends!

For the techie:

The top holiday gift this season are voice-activated speakers to turn on your music, play trivia games or order anything online. And now you have two choices.

Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own Google, always ready to help. Just start with, “Ok Google”. Pick one up at Target today.

Or try the popular Amazon Echo – Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and integrates with compatible smart home devices like Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee.

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For the traveler:
Don’t be without the must-have FLIGHT 001 5-in-1 Universal Travel Adapter from Nordstrom

on your next trip overseas! With five different plugs, including a USB port, finding the right plug for the right location (for over 150 countries!) is as simple as matching the colors.

Carry it on in this Tumi Alpha Bravo Knox Backpack featuring a roomy main compartment with enough space for everything you need. This smart backpack features tough ballistic nylon construction for durability and an Add-a-Bag sleeve so you can attach it to your carry-on to keep a free hand while making your way through the airport. Interior and exterior compartments including a padded room for your laptop.

For the ladies:

Try Walgreens (Hey shoppers – is now Walgreens!) for this Marc Jacobs Daisy Women’s Fragrance Set of 4 perfumes in adorable floral bottles. Or give her something made just for her with a personalized handbag from Kate Spade – pick your design, color, strap, monogram, and charm!

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