From clothing to electronics, there are tons of holiday gift options.
The downside of having lots of choices is that people get lost and
ultimately buy something that's just "okay".
to cut the research time for you, I found 12 excellent gift choices
that you'll be confident in giving and on top of that, they all come in
at under $120. (All items were hand selected. Some were sent by stores for final review and others I purchased).
1. Blush Mystery Beauty Box. I recently wrote about The untraditional holiday gift? A guide to your top snack, beauty and kid's subscription boxes and one thing that was missing from the guide was this subscription box.
box is a mix of full and travel-size products worth at least $100. It
is filled with a variety of high quality products for your skin and
nail. The selections change from month to month, so if you order this month, you'll get the December box. From the choices, I completely fell in love the Deborah Lippmann nail polish. Price: $34.95 for one-time purchaseor as low as $24.95 with subscription. With this coupon from Blush.com, you can save $5 off the December Blush Mystery Beauty Box and get free shipping.
For many of us the holiday season is a time of parties. And, of course, parties mean dressing up. For day three of the Twelve Days of Giveaways, we have a prize package that will help you add some festive flair to your wardrobe.
With the wedding season now upon us, I tried to find a wacky product that fits the spirit of that festive season of 'I do's' and honeymoons. While many products fit the pre- and post- wacky marriage bill, it was the IVY CARAT Diamond Jewelry Case that jumped out at me as being the cutest, most sentimental, goofiest engagement idea of the bunch.
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A couple of weeks ago, Derek mentioned a Lifehacker story about what people buy online vs. in stores as a part of his weekly roundup of favorite finance news. It was quite an illuminating post since I would have guessed online shopping accounted for a much higher percentage of total retail sales.
As it turns out, the numbers are a bit misleading since the data represents 2007. Certainly in the last couple of years e-commerce has seen significant growth--in fact, in 2009 online sales were 6% of total retail vs. 3.2% in 2007. And according to Techcrunch, e-commerce grew by 11% in 2009 vs. 2.5% increase for retail sales overall.
Obviously, we're spending more and more time shopping online...