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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Holiday Gifts Shopping Trends

As the Thanksgiving holiday is now behind us, we can begin to look forward to the December holiday season which means a lot gift-giving and exchanges. This year, according to consumer reports, holiday shopping is at an all-time high. With shopping specials such as “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” consumers flocked to find the best holiday deals and cross off items on their Christmas list. If you weren't able to take advantage of these deals, don’t worry! There are still several bargains out there.

One of the largest holiday shopping trends this year is online shopping.  Cutting out the travel, pushing through other shoppers, and waiting in long lines are only a few of the perks you can avoid by online shopping. Websites such as Amazon, Wal-Mart, and Target also offer lower prices for some items online.  And several retailers are extending their “Cyber Monday” deals for the rest of the week or month. Another big shopping trend this season is custom or home-made items which add more of a personal touch to any gift. Etsy is an online shopping community which allows consumers to find nearly anything they can imagine, from custom artwork to clothing and collectibles.

However you decide to shop this year, begin by doing some research on what you want.  You never know what you can find! And remember if you can’t find that perfect gift, try to make it yourself! It’s not always about the gift itself but rather the thought put into it.  Happy shopping!

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1 comment:

Andrew Huang said...

Online shopping is definitely a trend. Dental office can consider offering gift certificates for teeth whitening or electric toothbrush! It is always a good idea to share a healthy smile!