It’s almost upon us -- the most wonderful time of year. As we’re unpacking holiday decorations, unraveling lights, rolling out the cookie dough or planning vacations, it’s hard to forget – only 22 shopping days left! The good news for eBay affiliates? Savings and promotions rank highest among consumers’ priorities this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Also, a recent survey sponsored by ATG and conducted by the e-tailing group claims that in 2008 49 percent of holiday gift spending among US Internet users will occur online, compared with 44 percent in stores.What better place than eBay to find bargains on the perfect gifts for wives, husbands, friends, parents, kids and more? So grab a hot cocoa and your coziest slippers and start directing your online traffic over to eBay to shop. Following are a few things savvy shoppers will be scouting for this holiday season. He’s making his list, he’s checking it twice … for the little ones on the “nice” list, consider posting the top 10 below:
1. Playskool Kota the Triceratops 2. High School Musical Dance Mat 3. Bratz Girls Really Rock set 4. Bakugan Battle Arena 5. Wild Planet Animal Scramble 6. Ultimate Wall-E 7. U-dance Game, Hasbro 8. Wonder Pets – This is Serious Ming Ming 9. Crayola Glow Station 10. Fur Real Friends Biscuit My Lovin Pup
Also count on strong demand for Webkinz, Transformers, Star Wars, Pokemon, Superheroes, Hannah Montana items, Bratz and, as always, anything related to Disney Princesses.
As for the really big kids (i.e., the rest of us), the hottest gifts include tech gadgets and home entertainment items. Look for the following to be big sellers: Nintendo Wii consoles, games and accessories (think Wii Fit and Guitar Hero for starters), although xBox 360 consoles and BluRay DVD players are popular as well. Shoppers searching for gifts for women can find anything from designer jewelry , to nearly endless choices of Bath & Body. But don’t forget, women like gadgets too – try these: MP3 players, iPhones , Bluetooth headsets and digital frames. Want to help shoppers find the ultimate memorable gift? Try linking to these categories: Entertainment Memorabilia Collectibles Sports Mem, Cards and Fan Shop
And not to be forgotten… shoppers heading out to white elephant parties during the holidays will appreciate quirky gifts like these: Star Wars-Darth Vader Stein/Coffee Mug Cool Cats Go Line Dancing CD Clock