2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Mark Your Calendars! Best Buy Unveils 12 Days of Deals

Starting today, daily deals will be revealed on some of the hottest tech brands including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, Google and more. Featured offers are guaranteed to be lowest price of our season.

Can’t think of a great gift idea? Questioning whether you’re actually getting the best deal? Best Buy is solving both problems.

Staring today, Best Buy kicks off 12 Days of Deals, where each day we will reveal a new set of offers available that day only. Select featured deals are guaranteed to be our lowest price of the season and are specifically tailored for anyone on your shopping list. From Apple lovers, to teens, to foodies, we have our lowest prices of the season on the hottest tech products as well as a great lineup of tech accessories for everyone on your list.

For example, today’s 12 Days of Deals starts with Gifts for Families and will include offers on the tech every family is hoping for this year including:

  • Just $329.99 for a Samsung 55” Class Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR (save $50)
  • Just $99.99 for a Samsung 9.6-inch Galaxy Tab E, 16GB (save $100)
  • Just $479.99 for a Harman Kardon 330W Soundbar with 8-inch Wireless Subwoofer (save $320)
  • Just $29.99 for a Samsung 9W Qi-Certified Fast Wireless Charging Stand for iPhone/Android (save $30)
  • Just $109.99 for a Samsung 860 EVO 1TB Internal SATA Solid State Drive (save $60)

Afraid of being left out in the cold? Visit BestBuy.com now to discover each day’s gift list. Or let the savings come to you and sign up for text alerts when each day’s deals go live. You can sign up for alerts for individual days or choose to be alerted each day of the sale automatically.i Best Buy’s 12 Days of Deals themes include:

  • Monday, Dec. 9: Gifts for families
  • Tuesday, Dec. 10: Gifts for him
  • Wednesday, Dec. 11: Gifts for her
  • Thursday, Dec. 12: Gifts for foodies
  • Friday, Dec. 13: Gifts for gamers
  • Saturday, Dec. 14: Gifts for Apple lovers
  • Sunday, Dec. 15: Gifts for teens
  • Monday, Dec. 16: Gifts for tech lovers
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17: Gifts for the home
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18: Gifts for under $100
  • Thursday, Dec. 19: Stocking stuffers
  • Friday, Dec. 20: Gifts for everyone

The savings aren’t limited to products. During 12 Days of Deals, current Total Tech Support members save 50 percent when they give the gift of Total Tech Support. Not a member? Join today and save 50 percent on a gift membership. Total Tech Support provides unlimited support for all your tech and appliances, no matter where they were purchased. A yearly membership is $199.99. For more information, visit www.BestBuy.com.

Free Shipping and Store Pickup:

  • Free Next-Day Delivery: Best Buy customers will get Free Next-Day Delivery on thousands of items on BestBuy.com. And through Christmas Day, customers also get free standard shipping on everything at Best Buy—all season long—with no minimum purchase or membership required.
  • Store Pickup: It’s the fast, free and secure option for people who shop online and want to pick up at a nearby Best Buy store. Orders placed with Store Pickup are ready within an hour.
  • Same-Day Delivery: Best Buy offers Same-Day Delivery in nearly 40 U.S. metro cities for orders completed online before 3 p.m. local time (2 p.m. on Sundays)
  • Curbside: Grab your tech without getting out of your vehicle. It’s a great option in the snow-prone areas. Curbside is currently available in select markets across the country, with even more stores on the way.

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Macy’s Launches SoGifted, a Female Entrepreneur-Focused Destination for Gifts

In partnership with SoGal Ventures and powered by b8ta, seven Macy’s stores nationwide feature products from women-owned small businesses

This season, holiday shoppers can find the perfect gift at Macy’s from a host of female-led small businesses in the SoGifted shops at seven Macy’s locations nationwide. The SoGifted shops are made possible via a partnership with SoGal Ventures, the first female-led millennial venture capital fund investing in diverse entrepreneurs in the United States. Macy’s recently became a strategic partner with SoGal through a minority stake in the fund. The SoGifted shops feature a selection of products and gifts from women-founded brands in the SoGal community including Lovevery, toys designed by experts for your child’s developing brain, Neely & Chloe, a fashion-forward accessories range, and HidrateSpark 3, a smart water bottle that tracks your hydration, among others.

Open through January 2020, the SoGifted Concept Shops give Macy’s shoppers access to new brands that define what SoGal stands for: entrepreneurship, equality, and empowerment of diverse enterprises. Today, SoGal co-founders Elizabeth Galbut and Pocket Sun guide more than 65 companies, reaching a network of more than 100,000 entrepreneurs in an excess of 30 countries.

Macy’s launches SoGifted, a female entrepreneur-focused destination for gifts in partnership with SoGal Ventures and powered by b8ta, at seven stores nationwide (Photo: Business Wire)

SoGal Ventures is the first female-led millennial venture capital firm. Galbut and Sun started this fund after experience as entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. They believe in the power of diversity, borderless business, and human-centric design. SoGal invests in early stage diverse founding teams in the U.S. and Asia, aiming to be the strongest ally for their portfolio companies. Powered by the SoGal Ecosystem across 40+ cities around the world, they are galvanizing a brand-new demographic – millennial & Gen Z women and minorities – to take center stage in entrepreneurship and creation.

Founders Event – Elizabeth Galbut and OK Jewelry founder

Our mission is to build a firm that embodies the cultural values that we want to see in the world,” said Galbut. “With the partnership at Macy’s we’re taking this a step further and giving in-store shoppers across the country an opportunity to discover and support female-led small business brands – so the next generation of women can be empowered to know that entrepreneurship is within their reach,” added Galbut.

This type of brand discovery spotlights Macy’s ongoing partnership with b8ta, operator of the Ark Marketplace platform that allows brands that traditionally haven’t operated stores to quickly set up new physical retail operations. The b8ta-powered experience enabled SoGal’s range of entrepreneurs to activate at Macy’s within a matter of weeks – with products ranging from Bon Temps herbal teas to unbreakable hosiery by Sheertex.

SoGifted Shop at Macy’s – Bon Temps Tea display table
Hidrate Spark display

For holiday shoppers, the fresh female-first lens brings diversity to Macy’s gifting mix, further reinforcing Macy’s newly established diversity and inclusion goals, which include increasing representation and advancing the growth of under-represented suppliers. Empowered offerings like TomboyX, a size and gender inclusive line of underwear and pajamas and Blume, a range of safe and sustainable feminine care solutions, highlight Macy’s commitment to testing new brands and categories. On the more traditional gifting side, Ettitude introduces sustainable bamboo pajamas and bedding essentials, OK Jewelry showcases its affordable high-end fashion jewelry, and Quirktastic supplies geek-chic graphic tees – perfect for the comics lover in your life.

Hidrate Spark display
Skin Inc. close up

The SoGifted shops are being supported by entrepreneurial focused events including a dedicated launch party with the female founders at Macy’s flagship location at Herald Square which took place on November 20 and a “For Women, by Women” panel discussion with the founders of Blume, TomboyX and Sheertex. In addition, there will be events throughout the holiday partnership including beauty and trunk shows, as well as wellness focused event content in January to bring in the New Year.

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2019 Holiday Gift Guide: Find The Perfect Holiday Gifts, At Every Price, At Macy’s

From ultra-luxe to gifts under $100, $50, or $25, check off this year’s shopping list with thoughtful gifts for every budget and everyone

Plus, Macy’s flexible shipping solutions deliver the perfect gifts just in time

Macy’s want to take the stress out of the season with an incredible range of items from ultra-luxe to gifts under $100, $50, or $25 of the best and buzziest brands, plus services that make finding the perfect gift effortless. Whether that stocking needs a little extra stuffing or a holiday soiree calls for cozy cashmere, Macy’s has an incredible assortment of fashion, accessories, toys, beauty, and home with convenient services and great shipping to make it simple. Check out macys.com/gifts to view helpful shopping guides by price and shop Macy’s Friends and Family sale now through Dec. 9 with code FRIENDS for extra savings.

Macy’s has curated a list of must-have gifts that are thoughtful and stress-free,” said Durand Guion, vice president, Macy’s Fashion Office. “Whether you’re looking to go luxe with a truly special piece of fine jewelry or finding that amazing under $25 gift for the office Secret Santa, we’ve got you covered. Macy’s makes it easy with suggestions from our Fashion Office, help from our Personal Stylists, and timely service with our buy online, pick up in store options.

Macy’s Personal Stylists + Gift Squad

Need a helping hand? Macy’s Personal Stylists offer fast and free service to help stumped shoppers solve their biggest gifting or party dressing challenges. Book an appointment at macys.com/personalstylist. The experts of Macy’s Gift Squad can also help pinpoint must-have gifts for the season on Instagram. The Gift Squad, a super-team of editors from Bustle and Cosmopolitan, plus members of Macy’s Fashion Office and Style Crew, will share top products for every price point and personality, and help curate the best gifts of the season for millions of shoppers.

Last Minute Shipping + Free Ship Friday

There’s also a shipping solution to fit every time crunch. Customers can receive macys.com or Macy’s app orders by Christmas when placed by Saturday, Dec. 21 with standard shipping or by 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 22 with express delivery. For those who need more time, buy online pick up in store orders placed by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24 can be picked up that afternoon by 6 p.m. Dec. 13 is Free Ship Friday, and Macy’s customers can enjoy free standard delivery with no order minimum on most macys.com and mobile app orders, beginning at 9 a.m. ET. All orders placed on Dec. 13 will arrive in time for Christmas.

Gifts at Every Price

Discover gifts that you’ll love to give in every price point at Macy’s; Silken Slumber Eye Mask, $20.99 (Photo: Business Wire)

Under $25

  • NC International Concepts boxed slippers
  • Unwritten silver-plated zodiac necklace
  • Thirstystone leather flask
  • Bespoke dopp kit
  • Fisher Price Disney’s® Frozen Kristoff’s sleigh by Little People®
  • Discovery Stem planetarium projector
  • Clinique Created for Macy’s 3-pc Happy Treats Set
  • Stila 3-pc. Highest Realm Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set
  • Homedics Crystallize ultrasonic diffuser
  • Silken Slumber silk eye mask
  • Google Mini
  • GE C-Life Smart Bulbs
  • Created for Macy’s RH Macy & Company Holiday Confections Collection
  • Created for Macy’s Frango 1lb Prewrap in 8 flavors

Under $50

Discover gifts that you’ll love to give in every price point at Macy’s; FAO Schwarz Girls’ Vanity Makeup 30-Pc. Set, $39.99 (Photo: Business Wire)
  • DKNY winter accessories
  • INC International Concepts Zoiey 2-in-1 tote
  • Columbia Steens mountain-printed full-zip fleece
  • Created for Macy’s 5-pc fragrance sampler set for him
  • FAO Schwarz Laser Tag
  • LOL Surprise #OOTD Winter Disco
  • Tarte 8-pc. Gilded Gifts Makeup Collector’s Set
  • NARS 4-pc. Studio 54 Outshine lip gloss set
  • Art of Shaving The Men’s 5-pc. Sandalwood Starter set
  • LIDS Ohio State throw blanket
  • Thirstystone geometric colorblock marble serving board
  • Tzumi Alpha Gaming Vertex LED Stereo gaming headset
  • Victrola Solid Suitcase Bluetooth record player
  • Gifts from Stonewall Kitchen
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It’s “Christmas in New York” at the Empire State Building and Kay Jewelers

The Empire State Building And Kay Jewelers, In Partnership With iHeartMedia, Announce That It’s ‘Christmas in New York’ With A Brand-New Holiday Light Show Featuring Lea Michele

TheEmpire State Realty Trust, Inc. and iHeartMedia announced that the annual Empire State Building (ESB) Holiday Music-To-Light Show, presented by Kay Jewelers®, will feature Lea Michele’s brand-new song “Christmas in New York,” from her new album Christmas in The City.

2019 finds Lea releasing her first-ever holiday album entitled Christmas in The City via Sony Music Masterworks, adding yet another accomplishment to the star’s already impressive career. (PRNewsfoto/Empire State Realty Trust, Inc.)

The ESB music-to-light show is the perfect tree-topper to Empire State Building’s months-long celebration featuring classic holiday decorations in the Art Deco lobby, museum-quality displays in the Fifth Avenue lobby windows and special holiday touches in the 34th Street Observatory entrance. Visitors to the iconic landmark during the holiday season also experience surprise appearances by celebrities, a pianist playing a selection of holiday favorites and another year of beloved themed light shows.

World-renowned lighting artist Marc Brickman designed the light show, which premieres on Thursday, December 19 and will be synced live each night at 9:00 p.m. through Wednesday, December 25 to a broadcast of the song on iHeartRadio’s Broadway Channel via iheartradiobroadway.com. Viewers outside of New York City can tune in to watch the show live via Earthcam at https://www.esbnyc.com/earthcam-empire-state-building. A video of the entire show will also be posted on the Empire State Building’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/esbnyc) immediately following its debut on Thursday, December 19.

The Empire State Building’s annual holiday light show is an iconic part of the holiday landscape in New York Cityand across the globe,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman, and CEO of ESRT. “This year, we are proud to partner with Kay Jewelers, along with our great partner on all our music-to-light shows, iHeartMedia, as we bring to life Lea Michele’s ‘Christmas in New York’ with our world-famous tower lights.”

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The Peninsula Hong Kong Reveals Calendar Of Festive Holiday Activities

The Peninsula Hotels has announced a calendar of fun festive activities and experiences for all to enjoy this season, including bountiful brunches brimming with festive fare; celebratory cocktails crafted by on-site mixologists; gingerbread making classes led by each hotels’ professional pastry chefs; and live story-telling sessions of The Peninsula’s digital storybook for children ‘The Gingerbread Man’s Tale,’ available to download on a complimentary basis via Peninsula.com’s festive webpage.

Six Festive Ornaments


Putting The Spice Back Into Life
The hero and leading character of this year’s story – which has been specially written for The Peninsula Hotels – is the Gingerbread Man. A familiar sight hanging within decorated trees, the Gingerbread Man represents the ‘Stories from within the Tree’ chapter of The Peninsula Hotels’ three-year festive campaign titled ‘Stories from the Tree’.

A Digital Children Storybook

After kicking-off with ‘Stories from Under the Tree’ last year and closing with ‘Stories from the Tree Top’ next year, this year’s theme is about sharing the joy and fun of the season. Adding a Scandinavian touch to the festivities, The Peninsula Hong Kong will welcome Santa Claus from Finland Santa Claus Village on December 11 at The Lobby as the Grande Dame joins hands with Finnair this winter. More collaboration will be announced by the end of December 2019 for a truly Nordic celebration.

Christmas Gifts and Kid: Sharing the joy at The Peninsula Hotels


In line with this, the magic of the festive season will be celebrated at each of the ten Peninsula hotels around the globe with giant Christmas trees erected in the grand lobbies, and resplendent decorations on view for all to enjoy. To prolong the festive joy throughout the season, the hotel mascot, The Peninsula Bear will appear at The Lobby, giving adorable surprises spontaneously to guests.

Gingerbread Making Class at The Peninsula Hotels


A Time Of Reflection
Often, the joy and fun of the season is felt most strongly by the children in our lives. In support of those less fortunate, the six ‘Stories from the Tree’ characters will be available to purchase at each hotel in the form of tree decorations and pins, with US$5 from each purchase being donated to Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong and Room to Read. Make-A-Wish® Hong Kong, an organization that grants one life-changing wishes for children aged between three and 17 with critical illnesses in Hong Kong and Macau, to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Room to Read, a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

The Lobby – Teas of Hope Afternoon Tea
The Lobby – Teas of Hope Afternoon Tea


In The Peninsula Hong Kong’s legendary lobby, the much-loved tradition of Afternoon Tea will be given a festive makeover to present ‘Teas of Hope’ Afternoon Tea. Available now through to December 20 and December 27th to 30th 2019, the set is priced at HK$ 398* per person or HK$ 718* for two, and includes a festive pin. For each tea set sold, US$5 will be donated to the above charities.

Festive Afternoon Tea

The Joy Of Festive Gastronomy
The festive sounds of Rhythm and Harmony will also be a feature of the lobby, with the big band performing live each evening from December 24th to 31st. Guests can enjoy movie theme-tunes, bossa nova hits, and popular songs from the 70s and 80s. The nightly live entertainment of top performers will make this place the live lounge music capital of Hong Kong. Guests who enjoy a more traditional approach to Christmas are well catered for too, priced at HK$ 508* per person, the classic afternoon tea will be served in The Lobby from December 21stto 26th.

Gaddi’s Christmas Eve – Brittany Lobster


For lovers of classic Cantonese cuisine, there are few better places in Hong Kong to ring in the New Year than at Spring Moon. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner on December 31st will see the Spring Moon Band performing a blend of Shanghai classic songs and American music, to celebrate ‘East meets West’. A festive lunch and dinner will also be available from December 24th and 25th.

Felix New Year’s Eve – Grilled Toothfish Loin
Gaddi’s Chef de Cuisine Albin Gobil


French fine dining institution Gaddi’s offers the perfect Christmas Eve treat with a six-course festive dinner on December 24th created by Chef Albin Gobil, in addition to a four-course festive lunch and five-course dinner menu on Christmas Day. Guests can enjoy ‘new vintage’ music performed by the Gaddi’s band, which mixes 1940s jazz and classic pop in a roaring 20s-style adaptation.

Felix Sunday Brunch Experience
Gaddi’s New Year’s Eve Menu – Pithivier


Those with a penchant for the avant-garde can enjoy a Christmas meal created by Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez in Felix on December 25th, choosing between a three-course early seating from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, or a five-course dinner from 8:00 pm onwards. Those dining between 24 to 31 December will also be treated to live music each evening from 8:00 pm onwards.

Felix Chef de Cuisine Juan Gomez
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Happiness Is Pop-In@Nordstrom: ‘Tis The Season Of Gratitude And Giving.

Celebrate the holidays at Pop-In@Nordstrom with Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest of the Peanuts Gang, and discover hundreds of uncommon gifts to light up those who make life brighter. Featuring more than 100 exclusive items and 1,000+ gifts spanning home and health, travel and tech, and even presents for your friends on four legs, Happiness Is Pop-In@Nordstrom (Now through to January 5) has something for everyone on your list. The shop is up and running now in select Nordstrom locations and online at Nordstrom.com/pop.

Happiness Is Pop-In@Nordstrom
Julie Mollo Snoopy Change Purse
LucyAndCo Dog Hoodie
MoMA Backgammon Set

This season for holiday Pop-In@Nordstrom were expanded to additional Nordstrom locations. New stores are starred below:

Poketo Planner
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Nordstrom Introduces Best Gift Ever! At Nordstrom NYC

The Ultimate Destination For Unique Holiday Gifts Curated By Olivia Kim And Special Celebrity Guests

This Holiday season, Nordstrom presents Best Gift Ever!, a singular gift shop at Nordstrom NYC featuring unique and bespoke gifts curated by Olivia Kim, VP of Creative Projects at Nordstrom. Best Gift Ever! is the shopping destination for everyone on your gift list. With prices ranging from $5 stocking stuffers to a $9,500 custom Rolex to a $27,000 African safari, the shop includes a wide array of gifts including art, collectibles, stationery, fashion accessories and apparel,jewelry, ceramics, apothecary and fragrance, tech, toys, experiences and much more.

The Best Gift Ever! shop was designed and built in collaboration with USM Modular Furniture, founded by legendary Swiss architect Fritz Haller
and will be live throughout the holiday season through to Sunday, December 29th on the first level of Nordstrom NYC with a selection of products also available to shop online at Nordstrom.com.

To help bring the shop to life, Kim enlisted a group of special curators to share their gifting picks and donate personal, pre-owned items to the shop. Featured curators include Mary J Blige, Grace Coddington, Barbie Ferreira, Bill Nye, RuPaul, Amy & David Sedaris, and Chloë Sevigny. Each curator developed a list of hand-picked gifting recommendationsfor customers to browse. Customers will also have the chance to shop one-of-a-kind gifts, like an illustration that David Sedaris hung in his office; a set of Steiff stuffed cats from Grace Coddington’s personal collection; earrings worn by Mary J. Blige on tour; one of Bill Nye’s signature bow ties from his closet; an afternoon tea with Chloë Sevigny, as well as other unique items, special to each curator.

The Best Gift Ever! Shop at Nordstrom NYC

Proceeds from these one-of-a-kind gifts will benefit New York City based charitable organizations supported by Nordstrom, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Caran d’Ache Color Pencil Set (Grace Coddington)
Capresso Electric Tea Kettle (RuPaul)

In addition to Olivia Kim sharing her own personal curation, she has invited a group of friends to compliment the offering with their own favorite items, including a blend of notable New Yorkers and industry tastemakerssuch as creative director Jen Brill, stylist Mel Ottenberg, designer Simone Rocha, and DJ Stretch Armstrong.

Lagos Diamond Color Necklace (Mary J Blige)
One-of-a-kind Ashley Williams Tiara (Olivia Kim)

The holidays can be a hectic and stressful time and we wanted to make holiday gifting fun for all. The curators that we have brought together are a diverse group of talented people that I have long admired, each with a distinct personality and eye – their pooled creativity has truly made this a unique shop,” says Kim. “This is our first holiday season at Nordstrom NYC and we wanted to create a shopping experience that stands out. We are so excited to introduce some of our friends to our customers and give them the rare opportunity to treat themselves and their loved ones to these meaningful, one of a kind items. We hope that everyone who visits the shop will walk away with that perfect, unexpected gift that inspires a sense of surprise and discovery.”

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