Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas with Consumer Expert Claudia Lombana
CONSUMERS MAY BE ALMOST OUT OF TIME, BUT NOT OUT OF LUCK FOR GREAT DEALS
WHERE TO FIND LAST-MINUTE HOLIDAY DEALS FROM ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP SHOPPING JOURNALIST
Emmy & Peabody-Award Winning Journalist Claudia Lombana Explains How Waiting until the Last-Minute can Save Money for Savvy Shoppers
How many of us have found ourselves in a drug store or gas stations desperate to find a last-minute gift. Now, what consumers may not realize is that sometimes waiting until the last minute can actually save you plenty of money. Emmy and Peabody-Award winning journalist Claudia Lombana is available to share some of her super last-minute shopping secrets, just in time for National Free Shipping Day (December 18), when more than 1,000 merchants offer free shipping and guaranteed delivery by Christmas Eve.
LOMBANA’S SECRET TO SAVING FOR LAST-MINUTE SHOPPING:
- FREE SHIPPING DAY–How to guarantee your packages arrive in time for Christmas
- COOL CLOTHES—Super deals and steals with name brands that fit your budget
- TERRIFIC TECH–Cool can’t miss gifts for your favorite techie
ABOUT: Lombana regularly shares her insight and expertise with national television audiences. She is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top shopping specialists, providing advice and data for media and major businesses. Her tips and advice regularly appear in national publications, including The New York Times, USA Today and many others. The two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and Peabody Award winner provides advice on topics ranging from shopping trends to fraud protection. As a journalist, she has traveled the world covering news stories for CNN, CBS, FOX, Tech TV and E! News.
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Clothes are a great thing to buy last minute because you get such good deals. A great example is to give the gift of warmth this holiday season with cozy cable knit turtleneck sweaters from Nautica. These super-soft, luxe sweaters are limited edition this season, only sold on Nautica.com and at the Nautica Holiday Pop-Up Shop on 5th Avenue in NYC. For women, we have this warm cashmere cable-knit that can be dressed up or dressed down, and for men, we have this ribbed, chunky, mock-neck – both are available in Heather Grey, Navy, and White. Women’s Cashmere Ribbed Cable Turtleneck Sweater is only $328 and this and this Men’s Cable Knit Mock-Neck Sweater: $198, available at www.nautica.com
For More Information Visit: www.Nautica.com
A GIFT THAT EVERYONE CAN ENJOY DURING THE HOLIDAYS
I like to create gift baskets or stock-stuffers that are filled with some of my favorite things. For example, I love movies, so I like to get a movie or two for the holidays, and Disney has some fabulous stocking stuffers for everyone in the family. You’ll love this beautiful Diamond Edition of Aladdin and the new live action Cinderella to Pixar’s Inside Out and Marvel’s Ant Man. Each film is available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, so you can watch them at home or on your mobile devices. Prices in stores start at $20 and you can find them at most retailers and at disneydvd.com.
For More Information Vist: www.DisneyDVD.com
LAST-MINUTE GIFTS THAT KIDS WILL LOVE
It’s simple. Kids want toys from the characters they see on TV. This 12-inch Hazel Magic Doll from Spin Master brings to life the lead character from the Little Charmers series on Nick Jr. It’s great, and showcases a magical cape that disappears with the touch of a button! It also comes with her charismatic kitty, Seven, her special magic wand and hairbrush. She is dressed in her signature “charmer-in-training” outfit that includes her removable hat and extraordinary cape. Hear Hazel say 8 “charming” phrases including: “Hi! My name is Hazel!” “Will you bring me my wand?” “Charmazing!” “Say it with me! Sparkle up Charmers!” Only 29-99 for kids ages 3 and up. Littlecharmers.com.
For More Information Visit: www.SpinMaster.com
CAN’T MISS AFFORDABLE TECH GIFT SUGGESTIONS
This year, it seems like everyone wants a tablet. Unlike other tablets, the Ellipsis Kids Tablet here is built with kids in-mind. The Tablet can be switched onto Zoodles® Kid Mode®, a safe digital playground for kids. Children will have access to learning games, videos and e-books that are hand-picked by Zoodles’ education experts. Zoodles Kid Mode also let’s children enjoy premium features, including full access to recordable storybooks and parents can even tailor the fun to their child’s age and skill level. Best of all, it’s kid-tough, with a removable bumper that protects it against scratches and drops. It has parental controls and can be used by parents, too, for watching movies and streaming. The Ellipsis Kids Tablet is available exclusively from Verizon with the retail price of $249.99, but Verizon customers can pay $10.41 per month for two years. The device is also available for $49.99 on a two-year contact.
For More Information Visit: www.Verizon.com