HOLIDAY 2012 GIFT IDEA: CAPTURE LIFE’S SPECIAL MOMENTS IN A WHIMSICAL WAY WITH JOURNEYMARKERS AND CREATE A TRULY UNIQUE PERSONALIZED HOLIDAY GIFT

While it’s true that our lives—as a group of inter-connected people—has more similarities than differences, it’s also true that our individual lives, on a whole, is intrinsically filled with moments that are ours and ours alone, moments that are special to us as individuals. A new and exciting way to commemorate those moments is with JOURNEYMARKERS’ (www.JourneyMarkers.com) personalized mile markers, a gift (to yourself and/or a family member or friend) that visually tell the story of your life’s journey.

JourneyMarkers, hanging style. (PRNewsFoto/JourneyMarkers LLC)

As company founder, Jay Keeler explained: “JourneyMarkers started on a whim in Nov. 2006. I had seen them every time we went diving in Key West and wanted one of my own that would point our memories to places we loved and missed. I figured out how far we were from Greece, Miami and Sweden and then took some old wood, a few buoys and rope out to my workshop. Since then we have refined our JourneyMarkerss into a stylish yet funky form of art, having sold over 5,000 to the delight of our customers.”

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HOLIDAY 2012 GIFT IDEA: THE GADGET HOUND™ – THE WORLD’S TINIEST LOCATING DEVICE

ELIMINATE THE DOG DAYS OF SEARCHING FOR THE SMALLEST LOST GADGETS.

As we approach the holiday gift-giving season, it’s a sure that we will invariably receive a new SMARTPHONE, IPAD, KINDLE, E-READER, NOOK, IPHONE, SURFACE, SAMSUNG or some other high tech gadget. It’s what we ALL want for Christmas. What’s also a sure thing is that we will also lose track of such devices at some point after receiving them. Maybe your iPhone got stuck under the sofa’s cushions. Maybe your MP3 Player fell behind the headboard in the bedroom.  Maybe you and/or your kids are just slightly absent-minded sometimes. Either way, in that moment, you will panic, and embark on a search that could sometimes lead to sorrow. What you need at that moment is a bloodhound.

The Gadget Hound – The World’s Tiniest Locating Device Sniffs Out in Seconds. (PRNewsFoto/Gadget Finder, LLC)

Losing costly, cool gadgets is now a nuisance of the past with the power of a tracking hound. THE GADGET HOUND™, recently launched, has turned technology on its heels with its unique, sleek, patent-pending design that locates the tiniest objects within seconds. Continue reading

LANDS’ END LAUNCHES NINE ONLINE HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPS

SHOPS FEATURE A CURATED COLLECTION OF GIFTS FOR EVERY BUDGET AND EVERYONE ON THE LIST!

The holidays are here, and there’s no need to go further than LANDS’ END. In fact, LANDS’ END is offering holiday shoppers a stress-free shopping solution – NINE ONLINE HOLIDAY GIFT SHOPS FEATURING CURATED GIFTING COLLECTIONS. With its nine new gift shops categorized by price and theme, LANDS’ END makes it easy to find the perfect gift in just one spot, landsend.com/gifts.

Land’s End Holiday 2012

Land’s End Holiday 2012

Whether your budget is $15 or $500, there’s something for everyone at Lands’ End this holiday season,” said MARLA RYAN, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF MERCHANDISING, LANDS’ END. “We know people are incredibly busy during the holidays, so we created an edited collection of traditional and nontraditional holiday favorites that’s easy to shop.” In addition to the nine online gift shops, Lands’ End lets customers shop for gifts by women, men, girls, boys and home. Continue reading

TASTE THE FLAVORS OF THE HOLIDAYS AT RED MANGO®

COMPANY ANNOUNCES NEW FLAVORS IN THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON AND LAUNCHES THE NEW RED MANGO EGIFT CARD, A VIRTUAL GIFT OF HEALTHY DELICIOUSNESS THIS SEASON

Nothing excites the mind like the smell of cinnamon, the taste of winter peppermint and the aroma of Grandma’s delicious apple pie filling the kitchen. The holidays are here so to help kick-off the celebration, Red Mango, the 2011 #1 Zagat-rated frozen yogurt and smoothie chain in America, today announced its seasonal flavors which are sure to stir up memories of holiday’s past.

The new Red Mango eGift Card is the perfect way to give the gift of deliciousness. (PRNewsFoto/Red Mango)

RED MANGO offers customers of all ages delicious and healthy treat options of frozen yogurt, yogurt parfaits and fresh fruit smoothies and allows people to indulge without the guilt. Some of the benefits of Red Mango include all-natural, nonfat and low fat yogurt; yogurt fortified with beneficial live and active probiotic cultures to support the immune and digestive systems when consumed as part of a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle; Gluten-free yogurt; Kosher yogurt, and most smoothies are Kosher as well; fresh fruit and other sweet topping options, and each serving of frozen yogurt is around 100 calories. Continue reading

Payless® Celebrates The Holiday Season With On-Trend Affordable Footwear & Accessories Including Christian Siriano For Payless™ and Great Gifts Starting At Just $3

Retailer Helps Families Step Into The Festive Season Looking Good With Affordable Dress Styles, Boots, Cold-Weather Accessories And Gifts For All; Happiness Guarantee Offers No-Hassle Return Policy Just In Time For Holiday Shopping

As a chill fills the air and families nationwide get ready for one of the busiest seasons, PAYLESS SHOESOURCE is gearing up to help shoppers unwrap possibilities with an array of affordable shoe, accessory and gift options including important on-trend items of the season such as great dress styles for all, cozy boots, slippers, infinity scarves, jewelry, beauty items and more — all at great prices to fit any shopper’s budget.

GIFTS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR LIST
Those in search of affordable and stylish gifts and perfect stocking stuffers need to look no further than Payless’ range of products starting at just $3 for the latest nail polishes and lip colors.

On-trend gift ideas include:
— Airwalk slippers for men and women with cozy faux fur detail, as well as children’s slippers featuring fun characters they love to wear
— Cozy boots for every member of the family
— Handbags including evening clutch styles, totes, cross-body designs, as well as wristlets sporting animal prints
— Jewelry such as chunky bracelets, layered statement necklaces, cocktail and stackable rings, and tear-drop and hoop earrings
— Signature fragrances and beauty items such as lip glosses and nail polishes in classic colors for the merry season including Berry Chic and True Red
— Great hats including the on-trend cloche style
— Gloves, mittens, ear warmers and printed and textured scarves including the very popular infinity style
— Tights with opaque, patterned and textured treatments, leg warmers and fun socks in neon colors
— Gift cards — always an appreciated gift

DESIGNER STYLE FOR LESS
Starting at under $30, the CHRISTIAN SIRIANO-designed holiday collection features two pumps, a wedge bootie, a flat and two tote bags perfect for every woman’s holiday styling needs.  Ideal for the season, leopard print, dubbed today’s “new neutral,” is a key element in the line, as is high-shine patent. The LA FEMME is a classic heeled pump modernized with all-over leopard print and black patent versions. The YVONNE PLATFORM WEDGE in grey delivers chic styling with wearable elevation. The HADLEY T-STRAP PUMP offered in two colors — black patent and rich Burgundy patent — is just right to transform last year’s little black dress for this season’s festive events.

Women can also update their holiday look with sky-high platform pumps and wedges from the BRASH COLLECTION or traditional strappy dress heels in a range of hues such as red, silver and metallics with glam details like glitter finishes and elegant bows. Coordinating clutches make for the perfect finishing touch starting as low as $17. Additional family members looking to complete their holiday looks in style can find a range of options. Men’s dress shoes, such as lace-up oxfords and sleek loafers start at $25, while kids’ footwear includes girl’s Mary Jane dress shoes starting at $10, boy’s slip-ons for $15, as well as faux-fur cozy boots for $30. With plenty of styles available, party-goers and gift-givers alike will find it easy to get the perfect shoe and accessory items so everyone looks good every step of the way.

SOURCE: PAYLESS SHOESOURCE
Web Site: http://www.payless.com

FASHION ANGELS BECOME HOLIDAY ANGELS

FASHION ANGELS become angels to kids everywhere as the company today announced its 30 DAYS OF GIVING PROGRAM. For every toy that is purchased from its website (www.fashionangels.com) from now through December 19, 2012, the company will match the purchase and donate the same toy (or a toy of equal value) to TOYS FOR TOTS.

Fashion Angels become angels to kids everywhere as the company today announced its 30 Days of Giving program. For every toy that is purchased from its website (www.fashionangels.com) from November 19 through December 19, 2012, the company will match the purchase and donate the same toy (or a toy of equal value) to Toys for Tots. (PRNewsFoto/Fashion Angels Enterprises)

The Milwaukee-based, FASHION ANGELS ENTERPRISES, was established in 1996, and quickly earned a reputation for designing and manufacturing high quality tween girls’ products. Beginning with craft and beading kits, FASHION ANGELS ENTERPRISES now encompasses design and craft kits, an eco-friendly line, licensed product lines featuring Project Runway™, Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Monster High™, Lalaloopsy™, a jewelry and accessory line, and pet products. Currently, FASHION ANGELS PRODUCTS are carried by over 20,000 retail stores in the U.S. and are distributed globally. Continue reading

2012 SWAROVSKI STAR UNVEILED FOR WORLD FAMOUS ROCKEFELLER CENTER® CHRISTMAS TREE

STAR WILL SPARKLE WITH 25,000 CRYSTALS AND AMAZING LIGHT SHOW
With the annual lighting of the CHRISTMAS TREE at ROCKEFELLER CENTER PLAZA, SWAROVSKI and the 2012 SWAROVSKI STAR yet again play a major c0-starring role. This is the ninth year a SWAROVSKI STAR shines on the world famous tree. Swarovski is the leading designer and producer of fashion jewelry and crystal decor objects. After the reveal, the SWAROVSKI STAR was raised atop the 80-foot-high, 50-foot wide, 10-ton NORWAY SPRUCE in ROCKEFELLER CENTER PLAZA, where it will sit for the remainder of the 2012 holiday season.

The 2012 Swarovski Star that will sit atop the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is unveiled, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, in New York, and features 25,000 crystals and weighs 550 pounds. Swarovski is the leading designer and producer of fashion jewelry and crystal decor objects. (PRNewsFoto/Swarovski North America, Diane Bondareff/Invision)

ROCKEFELLER CENTER officially began the TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY in 1933, when a Christmas tree was erected in front of the then-RCA BUILDING and covered with 700 lights.  Christmas trees in Rockefeller Center have ranged from 50-foot Pines to 100-foot Norway Spruces and are viewed by millions of spectators during the holiday season. The 80TH ROCKEFELLER CENTER TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY will be held on Wednesday, November 28th , from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. and televised live, locally on WNBC-TV from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. and nationally on NBC from 8 p.m.-9 p.m.

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