Tis the season for holiday shopping and if you’re searching for the perfect gift for your coworker, the gamer or movie lover on your list or interested in purchasing for a new smartphone for yourself and in need of a great deal (I’m right there with you!) you’re in luck! Lifestyle expert Justine Santaniello was kind enough to join me for an interview today to dish on some of her top holiday picks for nearly every person on your holiday shopping list.
Candace Rose: What is your go-to stop for shopping for stocking stuffers and workplace gift exchanges?
Justine Santaniello: “I’ve partnered with some amazing brands here Candace to really help you with your holiday shopping. For those stocking stuffers I’d have to say my go-to is Office Depot and OfficeMax stores because they have the exclusives DiVOGA brand fashion collection at 25% off in store throughout the seasons. Cozy Cabin has everything from note cards to tablet sleeves. Merry and Bright has wintry colors and patterns for all of that holiday office gear. Both of these are part of the Coworker collection, which is this perfect dose of snarky wit and a fitting gift for your colleague, so you guys can go to Office Depot or OfficeMax stores. You can even go online to OfficeDepot.com/Holiday for even more gifts.”
Candace Rose: Are there any smartphone deals for the holidays?
Justine Santaniello: “We all have someone on our list, that person always on the go, who always needs to be connected, so Cricket Wireless they offer premium phone programs at affordable prices, so there really is something for everyone on your list like the Alcatel OneTouch IDOL 3. This is exclusive to Cricket Wireless and has the DJ Mix App, it gives you a really immersive music experience. It lets you sync, mix, scratch and insert samples just like a DJ. There’s even dual speakers and a wide angle front camera for selfies, but really the best part is Cricket’s network gives you more for your 4G LTE coverage than T-Mobile, Sprint, MetroPCS, and Boost.”
Candace Rose: What are some great gifts for the gamer or movie lover on your list?
Justine Santaniello: “Some amazing games are coming out this holiday season at GameStop. It’s perfect for the gamer on your list. Fallout 4 comes out this week and Star Wars: BattleFront launches November 17th. All GameStop stores are including collectibles which is really cool. Here we have the Halo Collector’s Edition Monopoly game, also the Halo Master Chief Bullet Band Watch. Both of these are available exclusively and only at GameStop.
Now, for that movie lover on your list…and we all have one, the global blockbuster Terminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is now available on Blu-Ray combo pack or Digital HD, and you can enjoy tons of behind the scenes footage including cast interviews, also in depth looks at those incredible visual effects and stunts. On that Blu-Ray combo pack, there’s a Dolby Atmos soundtrack. This actually allows you to move the audio anywhere in the room including overhead, so you can really bring the movie to life.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional holiday shopping tips for us?
Justine Santaniello: “It might sound simple but when you are creating your list, when you’re listing out all of the people you’re shopping for, make sure instead of just including one gift idea, that you include two to three options per person. This way if for any reason your first choice isn’t available, you already have backups on your list so you don’t have to run around frazzled at the store.”
Candace Rose: Well, thank you as always, Justine. Where can we go for more information on everything you mentioned?
Justine Santaniello: “You can go to InTheNews.tv.”