Gift Giving Tips #1

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and right afterwards the gift-giving frenzy begins!  As you ponder each recipient, it can be challenging to find something that’s personally touching, and within budgetary constraints.  This year in particular, alternatives to lavish spending sprees are desired, and saving money is even more top-of-mind.  Yet you don’t want to totally compromise the ability to give meaningful items to loved ones…

So…  here are some Shop It To Me tips that may help you discover products to perhaps perfectly fit the bill (pun intended!):

Select accessories within your Shop It To Me profile (bags, jewelry, scarves, etc).  This will serve double-duty: you can find great buys for yourself, and also for many of those on your list.  Sizes don’t matter so just scoop up a great item and ON SALE…they’ll never know :)  I’m still eyeing the clutches, coin bags, etc that arrived in my Salemail yesterday (especially that Lauren Merkin one!) — all over 50% off.  I know these would make absolutely fantastic gifts.

Lauren Merkin - Louise Perforated ClutchLauren Merkin – Louise Perforated Clutch

Reg: $200.00
Now: $100.00

Felix Rey - Emma Zip Top ClutchFelix Rey – Emma Zip Top Clutch

Reg: $90.00
Now: $45.00

Chloe - Day Tripper Purse Key HolderChloe – Day Tripper Purse Key Holder

Reg: $95.00
Now: $47.50
– Temporarily edit your profile to include sizes and the favorite brands of those on your gift list (nieces/nephews, parents, etc).  After you score some great holiday bargains, you can edit your profile again and make it solely focused back on yourself!

Set price maximums: if you only want to see items under $50, you can specify this by editing your profile.  From then on, you’ll only have to check one place –your email– and shop directly from that customized ‘shopping mall’!

If you give gift cards, tip these folks off about Shop It To Me — by receiving Salemails, your friends can make their money (and gift cards) stretch by purchasing items that are on sale!

Coming soon on our blog — recommendations of brands to include for various gift recipients (your skater/surfer brother, your aunt with classic and sophisticated taste, your comedic boss and metropolitan-living co-workers, etc)….