STUDIO CITY (CBS) — Claudia Lombana from Paypal visited the KCAL 9 studios Wednesday to talk about hot holiday gifts and mobile shopping tips/safety.
Hot Holiday Gift Items for 2011
The holidays are upon us and the holiday shopping has surely begun. PayPal is expecting this to be the biggest year ever for mobile shopping. More than 67 percent of consumers will make at least one holiday purchase with a mobile device – smartphone, tablet or laptop.
But the big question is: WHAT should those purchases be?
Barbie hair extensions and doll: ($32) – print any pattern you want on the extensions and add them to your Barbie’s hair.
Let’s Rock Elmo: ($59) – The latest Elmo craze. This version plays the drums, sings, dances.
My Keepon: ($49.99) – Already one of the hottest toys of the season, it was originally developed as a therapy tool for children with Autism. It dances to the beat of music or your singing, also responds to touch and pokes and makes adorable sounds.
Air Swimmers: ($49.99) – Also one of the hottest pre-selling toys of the holiday season. Nearly 5 feet long, the helium filled shark or clownfish are radio controlled and “swim” through the air. SUPER visual and cool.
iPad 2: ($499) Tablets remain the hot tech this holiday season . The iPad 2 is the industry standard but there are many other offerings.
Toshiba Tablet: (starting at $380) The Toshiba Thrive offers a 10.1” screen, unparalleled connectivity with full size and mini USB ports and a rubberized back grip available in assorted colors.
Leap Pad Explorer: ($99) Even children are getting in on the tablet action with the LeapPad Explorer from LeapFrog. It has a library of 100+ cartridge games, apps, digital books, videos and flash cards (Sold Separately) and includes a built-in camera and video recorder, 4 apps and a 5″ touch screen for use with finger or included stylus.
Fuji Instant Camera : ($130) The new “Polaroid” camera. It works just like the old school Polaroid and spits out the photo at the top of the camera. Yes, you have to shake it just like the old school Polaroids and it takes about 2 minutes to fully develop.
iPhone case bottle opener: ($18) -It’s a black iPhone cover but the back has a built in bottle opener on it!
Art of Shaving Full size kit: ($80) The premiere line in men’s shaving products, the Art of Shaving starter kit includes; pre-shave oil, shaving cream, after-shave balm and a badger bristle shaving brush. It’s also available in several different scents or unscented.
Grace Wireless Internet Radio: ($120) Offering some 50,000 radio stations, podcasts and on demand content, the Grace Digital Audio Innovator III Wireless Radio & Media Streamer transports a vast world of radio programming into your home. It’s powered by a Grace Digital amp, which runs through a fullrange 4″ rear ported speaker. You can also use the 3.5 mm stereo mini jack to output the radio’s content to your home stereo system or speakers.
Beats by Dr Dre Solo headphones: ($179) These high-performance Dr. Dre Solo Headphones will bring you sound so real that you’ll be amazed it’s coming from something this compact and portable. Enjoy unprecedented deep bass, smooth, undistorted highs, and crystal-clear vocals: these headphones combine extra-large speaker drivers and a high-power digital amplifier.
iPhone photo printer: ($100) View, print and charge your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android phones all at once with VuPoint Solutions IP-P10-VP Photo Cube printer. It does not require computer. Also, no saving or transferring of files required, print directly from your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad photo album. For Android phones, print directly from gallery. Print 4×6 borderless photos with 300 dpi image solution.
Leather cropped blazer: ($97) Leather in bright colors is a big trend this Fall and Winter. From cropped jackets to pants, skirts and gloves, you can’t go wrong with colored leather.
Hoodie with built in headphones: ($28) Plug in your music player to enjoy tunes through the built-in ear buds of this fun, must-have hoodie. The ear plugs are built-in to the drawstrings!
Keratin Earth: ($99.95) Keratin Earth is closing the gap between laborious salon visits and less-impressive home straighteners: In less than 30 minutes, the $99 at-home kit delivers fuzz-free sleekness that lasts anywhere from 30 days to three months (depending on how curly your hair was to start)—all while protecting hair from damage.
Luster Now: Instant Whitening toothpaste: ($10) Chemists at Luster are offering instant gratification for anyone with less-than-pearly whites: a toothpaste filled with microscopic, blue-tinted spheres that immediately brighten teeth for hours.
Tocca Candle Set ($42) Tocca introduces the Candele Da Viaggio Gift Set. No longer do you have to pick just one of Tocca’s most beloved scents, made popular by candle lovers all over the world. It’s counted on as the number one travel set for people on the go.
Tepper Tags( Assorted; $17 ea.) Bright, colorful luggage tags with travel related phrases help you to easily identify your suitcases at baggage claim. Cool luggage tags in 5 designs feature a clear window for an i.d. card and sturdy rubberized strap for easy attachment to luggage, backpacks, bags, etc.
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