The JNS winter holiday shopping guide

By Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org

Let’s face it: Jews, like pretty much everyone else, enjoy shopping and receiving or giving gifts. This time of year, when a massive amount of Americans flock to department stores to purchase presents in time for Christmas, Hanukkah means we don’t hesitate to also get in on the action. Some of us even treat our Christian friends to gifts. We may not want to admit it, but we kind of look forward to the holiday shopping bonanza—from the Black Friday lines, to the Christmas season’s vibrant lights and red colors, to the customary Santa-dressed employee at the mall jingling a bell and yelling “ho, ho, ho.”

For holiday shopping enthusiasts of all faiths, JNS.org presents product recommendations on higher and lower price ends from major retail brands, so that you can treat your loved one or friend with a great present. Consider using these gift ideas as a jumping-off point and price-comparing mechanism for similar products at different retail stores.

Macy’s  

Home & Style:

Style & Co Carolyn Sequin Clutch - $26.98 (discounts may apply)

Style & Co Carolyn Sequin Clutch. Credit: Macy's.

Martha Stewart Collection Golden Retriever Pillow. Credit: Macy's.

Bar III Earring - $38 (Styles vary and discounts may apply)

Bar III Earring. Credit: Macy's.

Toys:

Platinum Collection Boxing Robots- $60 (discounts may apply)

Platinum Collection Boxing Robots. Credit: Macy's.

Platinum Collection Thunder Tumbler-  $30 (discounts may apply). Discounts may also apply at Amazon.com.

Platinum Collection Thunder Tumbler. Credit: Macy's.

Health:

Sharper Image Traxx Activity Tracker - $120 (discounts may apply)

Sharper Image Traxx Activity Tracker. Credit: Macy's.

APPLE:

Notebooks and tablets:

Macbook Air - starting at $899 for the 11-inch laptop. Discounts may apply for older and similar models at Best Buy and Amazon.com.

The Macbook Air. Credit: Apple.

Macbook Pro - starting at $1099 for the 13-inch laptop. Discounts may apply for older and similar models at Best Buy and Amazon.com.

The Macbook Pro. Credit: Apple.

iPad Air 2 - starting at $499 for 16gb with wifi. Discounts may apply for older and similar models at Amazon.com.

iPad Mini 3 - starting at $399 for 16gb. Discounts may apply for older and similar models at Amazon.com.

The iPad Air and the iPad Mini. Credit: Apple.

Accessories:

Apple Battery Charger - $29. Discount may apply at Amazon.com.

The Apple battery charger. Credit: Apple.

Apple’s multi-touch, Bluetooth-based Magic Mouse – included with an iMac purchase, $69 separately.

The Apple Magic Mouse. Credit: Apple.

Apple Keyboard - included with an iMac purchase, $69 separately. Discount may apple at Best Buy.

The Apple keyboard. Credit: Apple.

Microsoft 

Notebooks/Tablets:

Surface 2 - $449. Depending on specifications, discount may apply at Amazon.com.

The Microsoft Surface 2. Credit: Microsoft.

Surface Pro 3 - $799. Depending on specifications, discount may apply at Amazon.com.

The Microsoft Surface Pro 3. Credit: Microsoft.

Accessories:

Art series mice - $29. Lower price options available on Amazon.com.

An Art Series mouse. Credit: Microsoft.

Arc Touch Bluetooth mouse - $69. Discounts may apply at Best Buy and Amazon.com.

The Arc Touch Bluetooth mouse. Credit: Microsoft.

Toys“R”Us:

The toy chain has compiled its #TRUHOTTOYLIST for this holiday season here. Here are the top recommendations:

Charmazing™ Color Me Up! bracelet kits ranges from $6.99 to $24.99

The Charmazing™ Color Me Up! bracelet kit. Credit: Toys“R”Us.

Disney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa - $34.99. Discount may apply at Amazon.com.

 

isney Frozen Snow Glow Elsa. Credit: Toys“R”Us.

The Doc McStuffins Get Better Talking Mobile Cart. Credit: Toys“R”Us.

The FurReal Friends® Get Up and Go Go My Walkin’ Pup Pet. Credit: Toys“R”Us.

The Hot Wheels® Street Hawk™ Remote Control Flying Car. Credit: Toys“R”Us.

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Posted on October 16, 2014 and filed under Christian, Hanukkah, Special Sections, Business.