2013 Ugly Holiday Sweaters Collection Launched By Stupid.com

The holidays are all about parties, and no holiday party is complete without ugly holiday sweaters.  Whether it’s an actual ugly sweater party, or just an event that needs a little holiday cheer, these totally outrageous knit sweaters are the perfect cure for the common holiday outfit. With 5 new styles of Ugly Holiday Sweaters, online retailer www.Stupid.com has created a line of tacky, tasteless, but above all, hilarious sweaters to wear to any Christmas party or festive event this Holiday season.

The Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection from Stupid.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Stupid.com)

The Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection from Stupid.com. (PRNewsFoto/Stupid.com)

They’re crude, tacky, distasteful, and above all else, funny – but then again, politically incorrect is always in style at www.Stupid.com. Here’s the Stupid.com 2013 Ugly Holiday Sweater Collection:

The “Toilet Santa” Sweater – The time to whip out your Holiday best is here again! This Sweater is completely Knit, just as if Grandma made each and every, tacky, stitch for you! They’re super comfortable and cheesy, the perfect combination for any and every Holiday celebration. Santa sits atop his Toilet as if you just barged into the restroom unannounced. How adorable and cute! Anything Santa does deserve to be immortalized on gift wrap, wreaths, lawn ornaments and such. Find those warm and fuzzy feelings whenever you wear this glorious Christmas gem. Let’s get Chestnuts roasting and bells jingling everywhere.

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The “Granny Got It” Sweater – The Ugly Holiday Sweater tradition continues with this Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer Sweater. Is it warm, snuggly and a winter must? Check. Is it tacky, but in the best way possible? Check. This 100% cotton Knit, Sweater features Grandma in her hair rollers and walker being tossed aside by some unaware Reindeer carrying a whole lot of cargo into the Christmas night. What was Grandma even doing in the path of these Reindeer? Why would she be on the roof or the road? Did these Reindeer intentionally seek her? Will she press charges? Continue reading

What To Wear This Holiday: The Designer’s Pick Of The Key Essentials From H&M

It’s easy to look your best this holiday at H&M, whether it’s for parties and festivities or relaxing with family and friends. Here are H&M‘s Ann-Sofie Johansson and Andreas Löwenstam´s picks for what to wear for every occasion.

WOMEN

This season it’s all about effortless pieces, party essentials and a new takes on glamour, says H&M’s Creative Head of Design, Ann-Sofie Johansson.

TUXEDO JACKET: “Say hello to our new best friend. It works with everything, whether worn with a dress, or matched with a romantic blouse and leather leggings for a rock vibe”

BODYCON DRESS: “This black dress trimmed with lace is perfect for parties, and is so easy to wear.”

RED FLOOR LENGTH GOWN: “I love the drama of this sleeveless gown, which flows to the floor yet floats because it’s sheer. It’s such a modern way to add elegance this Holiday.”

OVERSIZED KNITS: “A big sweater is so versatile this season. I love seeing them dressed up over sheer skirts, or worn for cosying up with friends on the sofa.”

ROMANTIC BLOUSE: “It’s great when something that’s easy to wear also looks so chic. This romantic blouse is one of those effortless pieces that can be worn all Holiday season.”

MEN

Dress your best this Holiday, whether it’s sharp tailored looks, innovative knits or pieces with attitude for the party season, says H&M’s head menswear designer, Andreas Löwenstam.

TUXEDO JACKET: “It’s great how the new sharp tuxedo jacket gives an immediate lift. Every man should have one in his wardrobe, especially for the Holidays.”

INNOVATIVE KNITS: “These are the season’s statement knits, which use traditional patterns and texture in a fresh modern way. They look so great worn with a tux.”

TRIM-DETAIL SHIRTS: “Black with white trim, or white with a black trim, both so smart shirts that look good on their own.”

FLANNEL SHIRT: “There’s something about flannel shirts which looks so good right now. These brushed shirts are perfect for the new mood at parties this season.”

TOGGLE CARDIGAN: “This is the perfect chunky knit piece for the holidays, whether its for walks in winter sunshine, or for relaxing with friends at home.”

Baby-G Steps Up Style With Holiday Timepieces

New Baby-G BA110, BA111 and BA112 Collections Keep “In Time” with G-SHOCK Favorite

Casio Baby-G is growing up this holiday season with a new collection of timepieces inspired by its analog and digitally-dynamite “big brother,” G-SHOCK.  Fashioned with G-SHOCK’s hallmarks in toughness and durability, these watches are designed to delight wearers with a look of strength that is synonymous with Baby-G, but with a more sophisticated, edgier design to fit the lifestyles of the newest millennial tastemakers. These watches offer the perfect gift-able accessory for the holiday season.

The Baby-G BA110 watch series in black/gold, white/rose gold, platinum and translucent/silver

The Baby-G BA110 watch series in black/gold, white/rose gold, platinum and translucent/silver

Casio’s female timepiece brand, Baby-G, was created as a counterpart to its “big brother” G-SHOCK in 1994. The brand exemplifies the synergy of fashion and function for the vibrant, active woman with watches that are stylish, bold, tough and chic. Equipped with the same superior functionality that G-SHOCK is known for, Baby-G timepieces are shock and water resistant with multiple daily alarms and stopwatch functions.

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The Latest From David Beckham Bodywear: Lounge And Nightwear Pieces

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This holiday season, David Beckham is introducing some key lounging and nightwear pieces to his Bodywear range at H&M, perfect for gifting and wearing all winter long.

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Grey merino wool is used for cosy hoodies and drawstring pyjama pants as well as grey beanie, while crewneck long-sleeve waffle tops and waffle long-johns provide a modern take on nostalgic menswear style. The accompanying campaign features David in a traditional East London changing room to add to the old-school feel. “These new pieces in my Bodywear range at H&M would make the ideal gift for any man this Holiday season,” says David. Continue reading

Macy’s “Believe” Campaign Continues To Help Make Wishes Come True For Children Across America This Holiday Season

ANNUAL CAMPAIGN INVITES BELIEVERS TO MAIL THEIR LETTERS TO SANTA TO BENEFIT MAKE-A-WISH® AND BRINGS THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON TO STAGES, TELEVISION SCREENS AND COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

THROUGH DECEMBER 7, CUSTOMERS WHO POST A PHOTO OR VIDEO FROM MACY’S BELIEVE STATION IN-STORE USING #MACYSBELIEVE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO BE INCLUDED IN A MACY’S TELEVISION COMMERCIAL

The holidays are a time for giving, and Macy’s is again offering its customers a chance to unite in the season’s spirit of believe_logo (2)generosity through its annual Believe campaign benefiting Make-A-Wish. Beginning today, kids of all ages can drop their stamped letters, addressed to Santa at The North Pole, in the Santa Mail letterbox at their local Macy’s. For each letter received through Dec. 24, Macy’s will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $1 million, to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Now celebrating its sixth season, Believe has become Macy’s signature holiday program, garnering support and participation from customers from coast-to-coast and resulting in more than $6.5 million in donations to Make-A-Wish.

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Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 226,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2012 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.

New this season, customers who share a photo or video of their moment mailing a letter to Santa at Macy’s Believe Station to Instagram, Twitter or Vine using #MacysBelieve will be considered for the opportunity to be in a Macy’s television commercial airing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In addition, “Believers” can join in the spirit of the holidays through other Believe elements, including a school musical program, a nationally televised animated special, activity guides for teachers and the return of the fifth annual National Believe Day.

Macy’s Believe campaign, benefiting Make-A-Wish, has surpassed our expectations ever since we introduced the program six years ago,” said Martine Reardon, chief marketing officer for Macy’s. “Year after year, we are astounded by the outpouring of support our customers show for this campaign as our Santa Mail letterboxes overflow with letters. Families, schools and community organizations rally to write letters, bringing the campaign’s message of giving to life.”

The inspiration for Macy’s Believe Campaign was the heartwarming true story of 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon, who wrote a letter to the New York Sun newspaper in 1897 asking if there really was a Santa Claus. The paper’s editor, Francis P. Church, responded with what has become the most reprinted editorial ever to run in any newspaper in the English language stating, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist ” More than 115 years after that famous essay was penned, Church’s words still resonate and remind us all to believe in the power of childhood wonder, hope and generosity – cornerstones of the Believe campaign.

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Key elements from the 2013 Macy’s Believe campaign will include:

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Now through Dec. 7, Macy’s is inviting all “Believers” to share a photo or video of the special moment they mail their letter in Macy’s Santa Mail letterbox in-store via Instagram, Twitter or Vine. By including #MacysBelieve, posts will be considered for inclusion in a national, crowd-sourced television commercial airing Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The selected elements will be edited into a video montage that will feature magical moments from customers across the country. Continue reading

Walmart Gives Customers A Head Start With Earliest Holiday Cyber Event Ever

Retailer offers online savings typically reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, including 42-inch TV for $299 and 10-inch tablet for $49; and free shipping on more items than ever

With just one month to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Walmart is helping customers get ahead of their holiday shopping with an early cyber event featuring incredible online savings on select items typically reserved for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is also offering its broadest free shipping program ever to help customers save even more this holiday season.

Online customers can access rollbacks beginning shortly after midnight Pacific Daylight Time on brand-name electronics WALMART LOGOand home goods while quantities last. In addition, more than 300 early-bird specials are available right now at exclusive prices on www.Walmart.com. Customers can be the first to learn about Walmart’s holiday deals through the season by signing up for the retailer’s emails, liking Walmart on Facebook or downloading the mobile app.

We know that our customers start shopping for the holidays on Nov. 1 because historically our traffic spikes the day after Halloween,” said Joel Anderson, president and CEO of Walmart.com. “Customers want to relax with friends and family during the holidays, and with our early deals we are helping them make the most of their time and helping them stretch their dollars further.”

Cyber Event for Early-bird Shoppers

www.Walmart.com shoppers can check big-ticket items off their list now, such as a JVC 42-inch LED TV for $299 (36 percent savings*) and a 10-inch XELIO tablet for $49 (51 percent savings) – Walmart.com’s lowest-ever prices on a 10-inch tablet and a 42-inch TV.

Additional Walmart.com savings typically reserved for later in the season include the following items while quantities last:

—  Crayola 3-in-1 Double Easel, pink and red for $25 (originally $39.99) – 36 percent savings

—  HP Pavilion Red 14″ Sleekbook Core i3 for $299 (originally $488) – 33 percent savings, the lowest price Walmart has ever offered on a major laptop with an Intel Core i3 processor

—  Lifetime 44: Portable Basketball Goal + Ball for $89 (originally $129) – 31 percent savings

—  Nintendo Dsi XL for $89 (originally $99) – 10 percent savings

—  SodaStream Fizz Home Soda Maker Starter Kit for $59 (originally $79) – 25 percent savings

Customers who shop today can also access more than 300 early-bird specials from top brands, including:

—  Vizio 29-inch 720p 60Hz Class Edge LED HDTV (1.97-inch ultra-slim) for $198

—  Apple iPad mini (16GB, 32GB or 64GB models) starting at $299

—  Apple iPod Touch 5th Generation (Choose Your Color in 32GB or 64GB) with Bonus Accessory Kit starting at $289

—  Dyson DC33 Multi-Floor Bagless Vacuum for $299

—  Hamilton Beach Big Mouth Juice Extractor in Red for $45.98

—  Disney First Act Disney Acoustic Guitar or Keyboard Bundle for $32

More Convenient Ways to Save and Shop

Walmart also offers customers flexible shipping options, including free shipping for orders over $50 on nearly 99 percent of www.Walmart.com items, and more than half of Marketplace items. Walmart has also tripled the number to 70,000 items that customers can order online and pick up in-store the same day.

Walmart’s mobile shoppers can also expect convenient ways to shop and save, including access to their local circulars, rollback items and a store map to help them plan their next local store visit. Mobile accounted for 40 percent of Walmart.com holiday traffic last year, a number the retailer expects to increase even more this holiday season.

*Percentage savings calculated from most recent Walmart.com price and November 1, 2013 rollback price.

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: HSN Invites Holiday Shoppers To Win Big With Its More The Merrier Sweepstakes Presented By Toyota; Exciting New Launches And Special Holiday Offers

HSN’s Biggest Holiday Sweepstakes Ever includes a 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid Giveaway; Tickets to Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiential Events; Special Holiday Gift Bundles; Facebook and Instagram Contests and More

More the Merrier Holiday Shopping Season on HSN, HSN.com and HSN Mobile Begins Today

Interactive lifestyle retailer HSN is the ultimate destination for gifts this holiday season with curated options, special offers and exciting giveaways. Holiday shoppers will find everything they need to check off their list when they visit the More the Merrier Holiday Gift Store on www.HSN.com.  The gifting portal offers unique, exciting gifts; all presented by today’s hottest brands, biggest designers, well-known celebrities and trusted experts.

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HSN customers will have the opportunity to win big during the “More the Merrier Sweepstakes presented by Toyota.” The nine-week, multi-platform sweepstakes offers consumers the chance to win an array of prizes through the HSN Arcade gaming portal on www.HSN.com or by using their tablet or smartphone via HSN Mobile.  Top prizes include:

— 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid – One lucky winner will bring home the redesigned 2014 Camry Hybrid.  Toyota has combined Camry reliability with refined design, extra features and hybrid technology in this sophisticated new model from Toyota.

— NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Getaway – Those who have a need for speed will find the perfect getaway if they win this exciting trip for two to the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 race at the Richmond International Speedway. The once-in-a-lifetime vacation package includes hotel and airfare, VIP tickets to the race, pre-race pit and garage access and the chance to meet a Sprint Cup Toyota driver.

— HSN Holiday Gift Bundles – Tis the Chic Season…Gifty Gadgets…Eat, Drink and Be Merry…these are just a few of the HSN-Logospecially themed gift packages that HSN will be awarding winners weekly from October 15 through December 19.  These highly creative gift bundles will include a wide range of gifts including luxurious handbags from Twiggy, Beats Pill wireless speakers, Dyson Hard DC56 vacuums and more!

— Ozark Mountains Guided Fishing Trip – A fisherman’s dream vacation, one lucky winner and a guest will win a two-night getaway to the Big Cedar Lodge in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.  During the trip, they will have the opportunity to fish with Kevin VanDam, the number one angler in the world.

New Launches

For the aspiring musician on your list, four-time Grammy Award-winner Keith Urban will present his new Urban Guitar Collection exclusively on HSN on November 3. This beautiful new guitar set will look great under any Christmas tree and provide years of enjoyment as you learn how to play guitar from Urban himself through easy to follow instructional DVDs.

The legendary Iris Apfel has teamed up with Swarovski to create a special HSN jewelry capsule collection. With more information to come closer to the launch in early December, shoppers will be able to purchase the launch pieces of this special collaboration for holiday.

Culinary gifts are great for the foodies in your family – or to help out the hostess in need.  Celebrity Chef Lorena Garcia will debut a collection of kitchenware set to launch exclusively on HSN, HSN.com and HSN mobile this November just in time for the holiday entertaining season. Continue reading