The holiday shopping season is in full swing! Retail sales are on the rise and shoppers are expected to spend a total of $863 billion – almost half of that online. Shopping malls, boutiques, and online stores will soon be bustling with consumers battling for the best deals. However, the very thought of crowded parking lots, long lines and sold-out products is daunting. Lifestyle and Shopping Expert Limor Suss joined us with tips to finding the best bargains and surviving without breaking the bank!
Tablets are the perfect gift for anyone you are shopping for. LG came out with a new series of tablets, the G Pad series, coming in a 7 and 10.1-inch display, which gives you a richer, brighter viewing experience, dual speakers and great rear-facing cameras, making it ideal for streaming aficionados and gamers.
The one crowd-pleaser that every holiday party needs is a great wine. Anna de Codorniu wines are refreshing, well balanced and pair well with food. The Anna Brut is the first Spanish sparkling wine to incorporate Chardonnay. The Anna Brut Rose is 70% Pinot Noir and the perfect choice for a toast at your holiday party!
Holiday shopping for a long list of people can be tough, but Contigo has the answer to pleasing almost anyone. Whether they’re a busy parent, commuter, or new professional, the Contigo AUTOSEAL West Loop Travel Mug is the perfect gift for those on the go!
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With football playoffs just around the corner nothing says GO TEAM like a big game day bash! Entertaining Expert Marc Silverstein joined us with his tips for the ultimate game plan, whether you’re taking the party to the stadium or hosting from the comfort of your own home. From the chips and zesty dips to sporting team colors, your party is sure to be a touchdown no matter who wins!
A great tailgate is all about the food. No matter what, there will always be hungry guests. Sabra Hummus is a quick, easy and delicious appetizer. It’s versatile with veggies, chips and even wings. Sabra is also the official dip sponsor of the NFL!
A great quick and nutritious option for a tailgate buffet is popcorn. Popcorn Board’s products are delicious mixed with herbs, spices, dried fruits, anything you want, or just plain! It’s inexpensive as well – good for the waist and wallet!
One must have item for our game day party is Cuisinart’s Alfrescamore Outdoor Pizza Oven. Designed to replicate the perfect pizza environment created by a real brick oven, this product provides pizzeria quality pizza with wood fired flavor – anywhere, any time.
The holidays are almost here which means it’s time to start planning your shopping! Just the thought of rushing from department stores to boutiques to
outlet malls finding that perfect gift for friends and family is exhausting enough. This year, you can have a stress-free holiday shopping experience with
these sure-to-please presents picked out by Lifestyle Expert Raina Seitel. Raina, an Emmy Award winning journalist, host, mother, and founder of “Moms
& The City,” joined us with gifting tips that will ensure everyone’s happy with what’s under the tree.
For your on-the-go loved ones, Genuine Thermos Brand’s vacuum insulated products make the perfect gift. The Vacuum Insulated Tumbler has a durable
stainless steel interior and exterior, looks sleek and stays cool to the touch. The products fit in car cup holders, come in different colors and styles
and are great for warm or cold beverages!
For that special someone in your life with style, Pulsar watches for men and women are high quality, classy and affordable! From statement watches for
ladies with Swarovski crystals to stainless steel chronographs for men on the go, you can buy an unforgettable gift that will show someone how much you
Want to give a sweet, thoughtful gift this holiday season? Lindt offers a wide variety of delectable chocolates to help you leave a lasting impression. The Lindt boxed chocolate collection features the finest Lindt chocolate, seductive fillings and delicate decorations. They are truly a joy to give and a
delight to receive.
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Looking stylish this winter season isn’t just for the ladies. Style Expert Wendell Brown stopped by to tell us how guys can stay warm and look the part too! Wendell is also a celebrity stylist and fashion editor at Esquire. He has worked with Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and more!
Every guy needs a great pair of jeans in his wardrobe. They’re casual enough for a small holiday gathering or you can dress them up for a Christmas party with a sports jacket. The Levi’s 541 Athletic Fit offers a comfortable, athletic fit while still looking tailored.
Skip the socks or classic sweater gift and get him something he truly needs, like AXE Philips Norelco shavers and groomers. Whether he’s going for the full winter beard or a classic clean shave, these versatile, easy to use grooming tools will help him complete his look. The AXE Philips Norelco Stubble Trimmer has 20 different settings for guys who love to sport stubble or a beard.
Another staple every guy needs is a watch and we love the Casio Solar Running Timepiece. Casio’s STLS100H is a tough solar watch that is ideal for the athletic guy in your life. This piece is outfitted with 100M water resistance, dual countdown timers, 120 lap memory, 5 daily alarms, a stopwatch, and power saving mode. It comes in three different colors: black/gray with green accents, black with blue accents and gray with orange accents, all designed with large LCDs for both style and versatility.
The final touch on your guy’s style is finding his signature scent. Tommy Bahama Compass smells amazing and makes for a great stocking stuffer. It’s an exotic and refreshing scent – perfect for an adventure-seeking guy. A Compass man relishes every journey and wants a scent that is rich, deep and charismatic.
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The holiday season is a whirlwind of parties and get-togethers and it’s time to start planning how you can entertain friends and family. The average person is expected to spend 5% more this holiday season than last. Entertaining Expert Ceci Carmichael joined us to share tips on how to entertain like a pro on a budget. Ceci is a certified chef and hosted several Food Network television shows including Family Circle and Calling All Cooks and Simplify Your Life on the Fine Living Network.
Setting the right vibe for your meal with great appetizers is crucial. Sabra Hummus is delicious, easy and good for you! There are a dozen flavors so all of your guests are sure to find one they love. It goes great with an assortment of fresh vegetables and chips.
If you feel like you’re spending too much time in the kitchen, Boston Market has a great solution to devoting more time to family and friends. From juicy, roasted turkey to A la Carte side dishes like mashed potatoes, vegetable stuffing and cranberry walnut relish, you’ll find all the Thanksgiving favorites. This year you even have the option to kick back and let them do all the cooking! For $99.99 you can purchase a whole roasted turkey meal for 12 guests including tasty side dishes and freshly baked pies.
Finish off the meal on a sweet note with Talenti Gelato’s variety of seasonal flavors, including the limited edition Pumpkin Pie, Old World Eggnog and Peppermint Bark. All of Talenti’s products are made with the highest quality and best tasting ingredients that will have your guests begging for seconds or even thirds!
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