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Press Releases Eases Holiday Shopping For Harried Consumers
Online Gift Shopping Resource Provides Helpful Hints to Make Giving Great Gifts a Snap This Year.
Site Offers Shoppers Customized Gift Ideas and Interactive Shopping Tools Designed to Make Holiday Gift-Giving Easy.

LOS ANGELES – October 27, 2005., the premier online shopping resource, has some helpful hints and useful tools to help harried shoppers this holiday season. From organizing to budgeting, the site's team of gift-giving experts have come up with five tips to manage holiday gift buying.

"We are thrilled to offer shoppers some tips on finding great gift ideas for even their most discerning loved ones this holiday season," said Leigh Zarelli, Lead Gifting Editor and Vice President, "With the average person shopping for more than 11 people this holiday season, people need a one-stop solution like"

The following are helpful hints to make everyone's shopping experience a little bit easier:

1. Establish a Budget
We all tend to overspend during the holidays – often because we run out of time. One way to avoid this is to set a budget for each person before you start shopping, then you can search for and sort gifts by price at many online retailer sites. Some sites, like, enable shoppers to search and sort gift ideas by not only price, but also recipient age, gender and interests, across hundreds of retailers.

2. Get Organized Online
Given the widespread accessibility of broadband today, consumers can easily look to the Internet to organize their holiday gift shopping. There are fantastic online resources available – from wish lists and online calendars to recipient and interest-based gift search engines. These tools can help shoppers efficiently pull together lists of what to buy and for whom. And at – you can search for gifts across hundreds of retailers and keep all your ideas saved in one place.

3. Have Family & Friends Create Online Wish Lists
Wish lists can be created easily online and emailed to anyone, taking much of the guesswork and stress out of holiday gifting. This is a particularly helpful way to make sure kids, finicky teens or fashion-forward friends get exactly what they want this year! When they create a wish list, they can save links to the exact product and the retailer who sells it, so that you have everything you need to shop. But don't worry, it doesn't mean there wont be any surprises this Christmas, you can find all sorts of unique and thoughtful gifts online – from great retailers big and small. Take hints from their wish lists on the types of gifts they like and go from there!

4. Take Baby Steps
The best way to avoid that overwhelmed feeling is to start shopping early for gifts online, save links to your favorite gift ideas and then buy them as time and budget permits. Keep a notebook in your kitchen drawer that you can use to quickly jot down ideas as they come to you. Or even email yourself ideas and keep a special folder on your desktop to reference when the time is right to start shopping. Many sites have "recently viewed" functionality or allow you to save items to your shopping cart, that you can then retrieve and purchase later.

5. Be Brave
Go for the gusto. Try to be as inspired as you can when making your gift choices and create a holiday to be remembered. Experiential gifts are really hot this season, either for you and the recipient to share, or for them to use on their own. For example, how about a day of Race Car Driving instead of a sweater? Or a day at the spa instead of an appliance? You should also look for unique twists on old favorites, like a digital photo key chain instead of a frame; Or, a customized, monogrammed Ralph Lauren silk tie instead of a store-bought one. Whatever you budgeted for, there's typically some wiggle room to be creative! Check out suggestions on!

Using a powerful and innovative search engine and a team of gifting experts, scours the web to provide you with the best gift recommendations tailored to the personality, interests, or style of the recipient provided by the user. The site also offers a host of free tools and services designed to help shoppers manage their gift-giving. Management tools include wish lists, which enable users to create and save lists of coveted gifts to share with friends and family, as well as email birthday and anniversary reminders, which ensure that users never forget those important days.

About is a premier gift shopping hub, offering consumers a suite of interactive, personalized services that enable them to be better, more organized gift givers. combines editorial sourcing with its proprietary personality-based gift finder to deliver the most relevant and unbiased gift options available, ranging from popular and trendy to unique and unexpected. is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

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