I’m not sure that there really is a number one gift for the Holidays of 2013. I think it would be more accurate to say that there is a number one gift in many categories.
The number one gift for the Holidays of 2013, as far as I’m concerned will meet several criteria.
For example, the number one gift you will receive will very likely be quite different from what I would consider being the number one gift.
I know every year I go through the same thing; my grown kids mostly just want money.
The only problem I have with that is that it isn’t fun to shop for and it isn’t all that fun (for me, at least) to watch them unwrap.
But, hey, it’s their gift and ultimately I want them to be happy so if they consider cash to be their number one gift, that is what I will give them.
If you’ve taken the people on your list into consideration and you are still drawing a blank, this list may help.
This is a list of some of the most sought-after gifts this year. It’s very likely that at least a few of the people on your list will want one or more of these gifts.
Top cute gift ideas for this year: Many Gift Giving Tips
Many of these gifts won’t send you to the poor house either. You can get a nice MP3 player for as little as $30 in many cases.
Cameras can be bought for around $40 at the bottom end, and you can get a pay as you go cell phone for around $40 and a monthly unlimited minutes plan for around $45 depending on where you live.
If you are going to be buying for someone who likes video games, a brand new game can be a great way to go.
There are many new releases this time of year that will appeal to a broad range of ages and tastes.
2. For the younger set, you have more toys to choose from than ever. Pretty much anything that is based on a Disney movie will be a hot property this year.
And of course, don’t shortchange the old standbys like HotWheels, Nerf and Barbie.
So, no matter who, or how many, you have to shop for this holiday season, you will have a lot of options. There is no shortage of great gifts for people of all ages and in all price ranges.
If you don’t know what they want, just use this list of the number one gift for the Holidays of 2011 as a starting point. You should make a lot of people happy if you do.
Cute gift ideas tips and more.
Pros And Cons For Internet Shopping For Gifts
A lot of the Pros and Cons For Internet Shopping for Gifts will depend on the type of gifts that you are in the market for. Some items just make more sense to buy online, you can compare prices and often get a better deal online.
On the other hand, some items just don’t lend themselves so well to buying online.
For example, if you are shopping for clothing items you may find that getting the proper size to be a challenge.
Also, if you don’t get the right size it will be slightly more cumbersome for the recipient to exchange or return it.
As far as I can see, that is the biggest “con” of shopping online.
But for some of us, another con may just be the fact that we actually like the mall and seeing all the decorations.
It may sound crazy, but getting the “vibe” of the holidays by going to some local stores can be fun… especially if you can get that vibe during the less crowded times.
For most items, it is likely that the pros will outweigh the cons.
Of course, there is always the potential that the company messes up your order and sends out the wrong thing, but that is simply not that common so I’m not sure I would even worry about it.
Here are some valuable tips to keep in mind when shopping online this holiday season:
1. Shop only at reputable online retailers. There was a story recently about the government shutting down a bunch of websites that were selling counterfeit merchandise.
Be leery of any deal that seems too good to be true.
2. Make sure you do price comparisons. Not all online retailers are less expensive.
Many do offer free shipping on some orders, but in some cases by the time you pay the shipping and handling fees you have lost any savings.
Make sure you know what the shipping and handling costs are and that that “great” deal, really is a great deal.
3. Make sure you allow yourself plenty of time when shopping online.
True you won’t have to deal with parking hassles and crowded malls but if you want that gift to arrive at the last minute you will pay big bucks for expedited shipping.
Plan ahead to get the most out of shopping online.
4. Make sure you know what their return policy is. Even if you aren’t buying an item of clothing, the person receiving the gift may still want to return it.
Make sure that if they need (want) to return something that they don’t have to go through a lot of hoops to do so.
So, with all the Pros and Cons For Internet Shopping for Gifts, you may just find that they balance out and you will buy some gifts online and buy the rest at your local stores to support your community.
For those of you who find gift giving more stressful than fun, you are in luck! I have ten tips to help get you through the gift-giving season: