It's crunch time! For women whose holiday shopping lists have them thinking about throwing a "Hail Mary," it is time to start making up yardage and get shopping. Don't know where to start? Sears' special holiday consultant and Pro Football Hall-of-Fame nominee, Troy Aikman, can help with creative and easy solutions for the hard- to-buy-for men in their lives.
Aikman, the former Dallas Cowboys Pro-Bowl quarterback, three-time Super Bowl winner and current FOX-TV analyst, would like to lead last-minute shoppers on a winning holiday shopping drive this season.
"Planning is the key to success for all the last-minute shoppers out there," says Aikman, "and they have no time outs left. Since a Sears survey showed that one half of all men and 29 percent of women haven't finished their holiday shopping yet, it is even more important that shoppers have a clear idea of what they need to minimize the number of stores they have to visit. This will help them manage the clock and get in and out in a hurry."
Aikman offers a few holiday gift suggestions that are worth cheering about:
-- A 50-inch DLP TV from Samsung delivers a lifelike picture, combined with a slim design (just 14 inches deep) to fit where others won't. Whether your guy is watching the big game or the latest blockbuster film, a DLP™ projection TV will make the gift-giver an MVP. ($2,499) -- Add versatility to anyone's toolbox with a Craftsman Cordless 4.8-volt Impact Power Driver. It delivers as much torque as a standard 12-volt cordless drill and has both forward and reverse action. Its handy two-position pivoting handle will turn a few heads. ($49.99) -- For workout nuts, try a fitness machine just like those used by the pros -- the ProForm XP Elliptical. It offers three adjustable stride lengths and moving arms for a total body workout. But what really sets this piece of equipment apart is not just the built-in CD player and fan, but the iFIT® Interactive Personal Training that uses interactive CDs, videos and the Internet to take the guesswork out of getting fit. ($499.99) -- Poker is the hottest game in town, again, this holiday and ideal for the card shark on your list. Give the Structure Poker Night in a Box a look. This set has all the makings of a big score with chips, cards, cocktail shaker, and more. ($70) -- For family fun during the holidays and beyond, consider the 2-in-1 game table from Harvard. It's a 7-foot pool table on one side, then flip a switch and the table becomes an air hockey game! ($649.99) -- The Sears survey also found that more than 70 percent of all men said they don't know what to buy their significant other this year. So if you really want to score some points this holiday season, create an easy-to-follow Wish List, starting with a One Carat Diamond Anniversary Band. Touchdown! ($499) -- Nothing brings warmth to the holiday season like a family portrait. Sears Portrait Studios, the largest digital photo studio, offers instant professional portraits that make great personalized gifts -- even for procrastinators. Visit http://www.searsportrait.com/ for more creative gift ideas. ($10.99 per sheet for instant prints)
While Sears does not offer the amenities of a spa, it still can help relieve stress this holiday season by providing the following shopping conveniences:
-- Extended store hours -- 24-hour shopping on sears.com and landsend.com -- Order online and pick-up in-store until 5 p.m. CST December 23 -- Personalized gift cards 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 870 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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