Cyber Monday with The Gift Insider, Lindsay Roberts

Lindsay Roberts

This Cyber Monday is expected to set new records as the busiest internet shopping day in history.  With less time to surf for your gifts, the key is to have a plan and a strategy to choose gifts that your family, friends and co-workers will love! 

Founder of, Lindsay Roberts, is a nationally known gift-giving expert. In addition to curating, Lindsay's gifting segments have been seen on NBC, ABC, CBS, WGN and Fox News affiliates across the country.  She has some great tips on choosing the perfect presents.

Practical tech gift for online shoppers

OomaIf you have a home phone, Ooma is the product for you. Ooma gives you FREE HOME PHONE SERVICE! That’s unlimited calling throughout the United States for FREE! All you pay are taxes and fees, which usually run less than $4 a month. It uses your high-speed Internet and home phone.  You get voicemail, caller ID, call-waiting and 911 emergency service. For Cyber Monday, the Ooma Telo is on sale for an incredible, special Cyber Monday price of $99.99, marked down from $149.99. That’s a $50 savings!

The Ooma Telo is available at leading retailers, including,, Best Buy, Costco, Staples and more.

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Unique gift for the holidays

WyndhamA recent survey revealed that 41 percent of Americans have purchased travel as a gift for the holidays. This Cyber Monday you can take advantage of up to 40% savings by visiting If you miss Cyber Monday, don't fret as the site has a dedicated deals page that will be offering discounts all season long. You can visit some of the best destinations in the U.S. Stay in Orlando or one of Charleston’s beautiful barrier islands; take a ski trip to Vail, Aspen or Beaver Creek or visit – the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee!

With a vacation rental, you get the conveniences of home which is great for family travel. And with a Wyndham, you get the added bonus of hotel-like amenities at many of its properties such as shuttle service, a concierge desk, and housekeeping. It’s the best of both worlds!

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What’s the must-have game this year?

SpheroGeek out with the coolest toy on the block. It’s Sphero 2.0, a unique gaming system. It’s a robotic ball that you control on an iPhone or android with over 25 games and apps. The 2.0 is faster, brighter, and smarter than the original, and it comes with 2 free ramps. There are also family friendly tabletop games, other games where you actually use Sphero as the controller, and it’s even a great tool for learning how to program. There are tons of ways that you can play with Sphero.

Sphero 2.0 sells for around $129 at major retailers like Apple or Brookstone or online at

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How can online shoppers maximize savings?

UpromiseDid you know that when you shop online, you can earn money for college by simply starting your shopping at Through this site, you can receive 5% cash back for college while buying gifts at hundreds of online retailers such as Target, Best Buy, Macy’s and Old Navy. If you use the Upromise credit card you can double that to 10 percent or more cash back. That means if you spend $300 with those partners, you can earn up to $30 in a college savings account.

Upromise is a great gifting idea for friends and family too. You can have your Upromise rewards go to any beneficiary you choose, such as your kids.

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