SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN — When shopping for the perfect holiday gifts, look for memorable items that recipients will enjoy for years to come.
SPRINGVILLE — Thanks to the economy, many shoppers are looking for unusual gifts that also allow them to remain true to their budgets, this holiday season.
From jewelry to technical gear and fashionable ensembles, below are some items that retailers said will be among the highest-selling gifts on shopping lists, this holiday.
For the fashionista: Locate cutting-edge accessories, such as boyfriend watches in gunmetal or embellished bib necklaces. Or, pick up a pair of ankle booties or animal-print smoking slippers, for a retro look.
For the guy who has everything: Pick up the standard tie, dress socks or try a silver grooming kit, to keep him organized. Other ideas include technical accessories, like tablet and phone cases, docking stations for mp3 players or headphones and earbuds for working out at the local gym.
For kids and teens: This holiday, many shopping lists will sport action figures and interactive princess sets, as well as classic toys, like retro board games. For teen girls, pick up knitted sweater dresses or book series sets like “Twilight” or “The Hunger Games.” For the boys, check out the athletic gear section.
For the hostess: Gifts such as serveware from India or pottery from Portugal may be used in holiday entertaining. Or, check out cookware or kitchen gadgets, for the gourmande. Gourmet foods like flavored olive oils, spices or chocolates from around the world could be put to dual use for the party planner and his or her guests. For hosts or hostesses who enjoy decorating, pick up home decor items, such as candles or vases for the holiday tablescape.