Shopping: With Black Friday behind us, the holiday shopping season is now in full swing. Savvy buyers know that without a game plan in place, worrying, hurrying, and scurrying will not get it done. And this brings us to three words of advice: Use the Internet. There are numerous renowned retailers with such prestigious pedigrees that a simple gift certificate from any of them would make a perfect present.
We are not saying that you should entirely abandon the traditional brick-and-mortar shopping experience and not spend endless hours in shopping malls dealing with overcrowded stores, filled to the brim parking lots, and never-ending traffic tussles. After all, there is something to be said about that warm fuzzy feeling everyone seems to mutually experience on Christmas Eve that makes people so much friendlier than usual.
It is good to get out there and experience that phenomenal sense of gushiness—even if it is just a one-day event.
T'is the season to be jolly over not being in the middle of the muddle or getting mulled at the mall during this seasonal shopping frenzy. Get a mug of eggnog; put a log on the fireplace; logon to the Internet; and shop till you drop—a check next to everyone's name on your shopping list. It is possible that that unexplainable warm fuzzy feeling everyone seems to have on Christmas Eve is due to it being the last shopping day of the most wonderful time of the year!
Here are 10 offerings as to why the Web is the best place to shop!
Shopping online with Ralph Lauren is a very convenient solution for buying gifts. Buy presents for men, women, children, and infants. Home-decor items and corporate gifts are available as well too. A personal shopping assistant can help shoppers make appropriate selections for all recipients. With Ralph Lauren's wide assortment of upscale luxury gifts, a gift certificate is sure to put a smile across the face of any receiver. Gift certificates can be received via email within 24 hours.
The Horchow Collection has products that elegantly enrich the decorum of a home from top to bottom. Since 1988, Horchow has been a major part of Neiman Marcus Direct of the Neiman Marcus Group. Additionally, select Horchow items, such as bed linens, decorative pieces, furniture, lighting solutions and rugs, are shown at Neiman Marcus stores in Arizona, California, Illinois, Minnesota, and Texas. The Web site is a cornucopia of luxury home décor and furnishings. Fabergé, Jo Marz, and Global Influence. Bellissimo, Edwardian, and Preston Hollow are among the showcased furniture designers.
Inkerman offers a wide array of gift options that are guaranteed to make any recipient feel special. The company specializes in providing quality gifts for all occasions. Whether the purpose of the gift is business, retirement, housewarming, graduation, or commemoration, Inkerman can distinctly hit the target with an array of upscale leather goods, clocks, crystals, pen sets, games, and gadgets. Aside from seasonal gifts, bespoke items also are available for sporting contests or recognition of accomplishments. For rookie shoppers seeking to make a big splash yet not quite intrepid enough to dive in too deep, Inkerman's gift certificates elevate ordinary shoppers to superstars.
Hermès Paris was founded in 1837 as a saddlery company, and the luxury retailer is still world-renowned for its fine leather goods, as well as its handcrafted silk scarves. Hermès also boasts a complete line of products for men, women and children, including fashion and accessories, home decor, jewelry, luggage, and fragrances.
Tiffany & Co. specializes in made-to-order items and for its collections of china, sterling-silver flatware, and jewelry. There also is an assortment of superb items for both men and women. The highly valued array of accessories for men include such items as watches, rings, cufflinks, money clips, business-card cases, and fragrances. Selections for women include, but are not limited to, necklaces, pendants, charms, watches, rings, earrings, and perfumes. However, for both men and women, simply listing out the items available is only the beginning. It is the deep-rooted quality that accompanies these goods that makes each one uniquely special. A wide assortment of bridal, baby, and special gifts for the home as well are available.
The fabled London-based firm produces an array of upscale luxury items for men, such as leather goods, menswear, watches, games, and accessories. Dunhill also offers an array of wristwatches, writing instruments, and menswear. Driving gloves, cufflinks, lighters, and footwear are presented with the assurance that all products carrying the distinct Dunhill label are extraordinary without exception. Corporate gifts also are available.
Does papa need a brand new bag? The Motorites collection is an assortment of water-resistant, cotton and canvas bags, containers and holders. There are tote bags to gym bags to safe holders for iPods to PSP cases to vehicular emergencies. A man will not mind being left holding any of these classy bags.
World's Greatest Wines.com presents a trove of information on wines that is sure to enlighten new wine lovers, connoisseurs, and sommeliers alike. The cyber wine merchant bares its wares from various perspectives in an attempt to leave no one out on the vine. Wines are presented by price to show great tasting wine is priceless, and that taste and price are not always synonymous terms. Wines are presented by region to show that great wines come from many parts of the world, such as Australia, California, Canada, France, Greece, Italy, and New Zealand. World's Greatest Wines.com is a practical way to gather info on wine.
Contrary to popular belief, the grand, big-city department store has not gone the way of the horse and buggy. It has migrated to the Internet in the form of The New York First Company, the first place to shop for unique luxury gifts, from gourmet food to home décor to curiosities. The Experience Gifts section offers more than 30 different activities and adventures in the Big Apple. Customers can shop by recipient (him, her or business), by price, or by occasion.
The Internet arm of Florence, Italy-based Firenze Seta s.r.l., Forzieri Italia offers a complete line of fine Italian men's and women's fashion accessories, home décor accents, jewelry and watches, and luggage and handbags. In addition to Forzieri's own luxury brand, designers whose lines are carried by Forzieri include such luminaries as Dolce & Gabbana, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Versace, and Bric's. Customers can order online or over the telephone.
V. K. Nagrani produces apparel for men that are supportive, accommodating, fashionable, and intimate. Nagrani knows that between a gentleman's essence and presence are his socks and skivvies. The firm manufactures luxury socks and underwear that many feel are the tops of the market. The Robb Report, Fortune, GQ, and Cigar Aficionado have resonantly touted the extraordinary craftsmanship, fit, and dapperness of V. K. Nagrani. A full line of dazzling colorful, meticulously crafted socks, which are manufactured in factories in Italy and France, are presented in Nagrani's online store.
Written by the staff writers of JustLuxé