Ty Pennington, star of ABC's smash hit, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, and Sears have teamed up again to redesign the classic stocking stuffer gift ideas and take them up a couple notches.
"The best thing this time of year is seeing people's reactions when you give them something they love, but wouldn't have thought of themselves," says Pennington. "Always remember that big wishes come in small packages. Give gifts that go beyond the norm. Whether practical, romantic or whimsical, Sears delivers the goods with value."
Here are some of Ty's tips for giving this season's stocking stuffers an extreme makeover, with style and versatility:
-- What better place to start than setting the holiday mood, whatever it may be. Enlighten everyone on your list with the casual elegance and warm vanilla scent of camel-colored Ty Pennington Style pillar candles ($19.99-29.99), paired with coordinated antique designed scroll candleholders ($5.99-9.99) to make their wishes come true. -- Exceed their wildest expectations and ring in the holiday with some "oohs" and "ahhs." You can't go wrong with fine jewelry and just imagine her surprise when she reaches into her stocking, expecting a chocolate Santa, and pulls out a one-carat (total weight) diamond anniversary band ($499). -- Get something near and dear to their hearts, and I don't mean fruitcake. For the music-lover on your list, Samsung's 1GB Personal MP3 Flash Player with Picture Viewer ($170.99) will hold up to 250 songs, plus digital pictures can be stored and viewed on the vivid color display. The enhanced 3-D sound and ultra-fast file transfers will have them rocking around the Christmas tree! -- Out with the old, in with the new. For something really unexpected, give the Sony worryfreedigital camcorder ($599). It can record the joy of everyday moments directly to 3-inch DVD-R/RW and +RW formats that play back in most DVD players. Or give the Nikon Coolpix 8-MP digital camera ($549.99) with built-in Wi-Fi connectivity for wireless transfer of images. Welcome to the 21st Century! -- Their stockings were hung by the chimney with care, and they hoped that freedom soon be there with ... Sears gift cards! Anything is possible with imagination, creativity and cards that never expire. For an extra personal touch, Sears offers personalized photo gift cards. The gift card is a blank photo frame and you add your own photo or have a special photo taken at Sears' portrait studios. -- Take them to the next level with the Playstation Portable (PSP) ($249.99). This amazing portable platform brings an unparalleled gaming experience to your favorite gamers allowing them to enjoy gaming with high-quality, full-motion video, Hi-Fi stereo audio and more. Let the gaming begin! -- Give the gift of power. Let's face it, the most sought after gifts this year are electronic and nothing is more disappointing than opening your new Craftsman Laser Trac level and not having any "AA" batteries on hand to use it. The same logic applies to power tools. Give your guy a Craftsman 19.2-volt cordless combo kit ($119.99) and round out that perfect gift by dropping a spare set of DieHard Batteries ($54.99) in his stocking. -- Capture the "spirit" of the holidays. Why not add a "cosmopolitan" sparkle to their stockings? Couple Ty Pennington Style Cosmopolitan Martini Glasses (set of four $19.99) with an airplane-sized bottle of vodka or a jazzy juice drink and make everyone feel more festive. These chic glasses feature long stems and sleek design, and come in your choice of four sassy colors. About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,400 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes approximately 926 full-line and 1,100 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 14 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at http://www.sears.com/ or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at http://www.searsholdings.com/ .
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