Are you still searching for the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday shopping list, but aren’t sure what to buy? If so, you’re in luck! Consumer expert, Andrea Woroch was kind enough to join me this morning to talk about the top consumer trends and standouts of 2015 and dish on the best gifts for everyone on your list! I want everything especially the printer she mentioned with two years worth of ink!
Candace Rose: What were some of the top consumer trends and standouts you saw this year?
Andrea Woroch: “The biggest trend this year was the smart consumer. That’s someone that knows every detail of what they’re buying – from how to buy, where to buy, and when to buy.
If we think about the how to buy and you look at that trend first, I’m seeing a lot of consumers buying gift cards. It’s one of the most popular holiday gifts because you make your loved ones happy. They can buy what they want when they want to buy them. Now, the trick is to buy a gift card to a retailer or a restaurant you know your loved one frequents or one that you know they’ll love like Outback Steakhouse. Outback offers great food and great value and I found out that they’re offering a free $10 bonus gift card with every $50 of gift cards you purchase, so it’s a win-win! You get something for yourself and something for your loved one. I even say take a break from your holiday shopping and take advantage of some of their awesome value meals. In fact, they’re offering a four course holiday meal starting at just $14.99 or check out one of their new menu items like the smoky bourbon bacon ribeye or their all natural grass fed burger. Both of those look delicious and a nice treat to yourself this holiday season.”
Candace Rose: What’s great in the world of technology?
Andrea Woroch: “This year there have been so many advancements in technology. The smart consumer really wants the latest and greatest in gadgets and the best features, so if you have a music lover in your life, Casio’s Compact Grand Piano CGP-700 offers groundbreaking technology, sensational sound system, world class keyboard action with simulated ebony and ivory keys.
I’m also seeing a big trend in technology toward products that offer convenience and value. Epson’s EcoTank printers do just that. It’s fully loaded with two years of ink. That prints approximately 11,000 black and 8500 color pages which is the equivalent of about 50 ink cartridges already set in this printer. It makes your life easy, it makes your life simple. You don’t have to worry about changing out the ink cartridges at the last moment when you need to print something, so I love this item.”
Candace Rose: How about beauty?
Andrea Woroch: “Well, with beauty in 2015 one of the trends is aesthetic treatments. In fact neurotoxin treatments like Xeomin, which is indicated for frown lines is the most popular aesthetic treatment. The smart consumer not only wants the best treatments but they also want value. That’s why Merz Aesthetics is offering a free $100 Visa gift card good towards your Xeomin treatment through their Xperience Program. You can go to XperienceProgram.com to find a participating physician and take advantage of that great value. Just keep in mind it’s a medical procedure so there could be side effects. Just call your doctor and get medical help if you incur any issues.”
Candace Rose: Where can we go for more information on everything you mentioned?
Andrea Woroch: “Just check out AndreaWoroch.com for more info.”