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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Tips from Award-Winning Journalist and Shopping Expert, Claudia Lombana

Emmy & Peabody-Award Winning Journalist Claudia Lombana Explains How Waiting until the Last-Minute can Save Money for Savvy Shoppers

If you haven’t done all your shopping yet, there is still time to get some great holiday gifts. Here with some last-minute gift ideas is shopping expert, Claudia Lombana, a two-time Emmy and a Peabody award-winning journalist.

WHAT IS A CAN’T-MISS GIFT?

Everyone loves a little movie magic, so check out Cinemark.com/movieclubgift. Cinemark’s monthly membership program, Movie Club, offers gift memberships that can be purchased in increments of 3, 6, and 12 months, and the 12-month option is currently on sale! Gift memberships include one movie ticket per month that rolls over if unused, a 20 percent discount for concessions, waived online fees and more. No shipping or crazy-long holiday lines! Gifts can be purchased at Cinemark.com/movieclubgift. With blockbuster films like Jumanji, Star Wars and Spies in Disguise hitting the big screen this holiday season, this is the perfect time gift a Movie Club membership or a Cinemark Gift Card.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LAST-MINUTE GIFT?

I love gifts that also give back. The Body Shop is a global beauty brand that offers high-quality, naturally inspired products that are produced ethically and sustainably with gift offerings for everyone on your list. They just launched their fantastic array of holiday gifts. And what’s better – this holiday, they’re encouraging young girls to dream big by committing to donate $1 for every holiday gift sold to Plan International USA to help empower 1,200 youth through national leadership programs. These programs help to transform gender norms by creating new narratives about girls focused on power, intelligence and capability. For more, visit: thebodyshop.com.

DO YOU HAVE ANY TASTY SUGGESTIONS?

HARIBO–the original inventor of the gummi bear–has the sweetest treats for this holiday season that are perfect stocking stuffers or last-minute gifts. HARIBO’s colorful gummies are made with the highest quality ingredients and are the perfect shareable treat to inspire childlike happiness for all ages year-round. Get packs of fan favorites – like Goldbears for an iconic gummi treat, Twin Snakes for a delicious combination of sweet and sour or Starmix for all your favorite gummies in one bag – make for ideal stocking stuffers or last-minute gifts this holiday season. The Goldbear Gift Box is under $10. In 2020, HARIBO will celebrate 100 years as a family-owned business rooted in tradition and quality production. For more, visit: haribo.com.