iMag Holiday Survival Guide: Shopping Tips and Price List

Does the concept of holiday shopping get you thinking that Scrooge had the right idea? Well then it's a good thing you clicked on the iMag Shopping Survival Guide. If you've seen our videos, read on for more details on the gifts you loved and the tips that will make your holiday shopping stress free.

Gift Guide Shopping Tips
• Think about the holidays all year round
Mom mentions in May she's dying for a new pair of pearls and come December you've forgotten and are feeling desperate. Make a list and keep it going throughout the year.
• Keep it personal
Presents should be about the thought and not the amount you spend. So when shopping think about the person you're buying for.
• Wrap it up
Presentation is as important as what's inside. Make the extra effort to make your package look pretty. If you're wrapping challenged buy gift bags and pre-wrapped boxes.
• Re-gift
One man's trash is another man's treasure as long as this year you don't give last year's candle to the guy who gave it to you. Make a note and avoid re-gifting within the same circles.
• Consider a Grab Bag
22 nieces and nephews and a second mortgage later? Suggest a grab bag- set a price limit and make each family member responsible for one gift. This is not only cost efficient but fun.
• Give to a greater cause
You’ve never met your husband’s boss and yet you have to show up with a gift to the office party. Don't fret! Donate to a good cause in his name.
• It's all in a name
Wanting to buy that perfect present for your bff but feeling uninspired? Stick to something classic like a sweater or scarf but have it monogrammed to make it personal.

Gifts for Men

Not all men are alike. Whether he's a glamour guy or more of a guy's guy there's a perfect gift out there just for him. Some things to keep in mind — DO buy gifts that are classic and functional but fashionable and unique. Splurge on items that will last forever and buy gifts that he can never have enough of like scarves, gloves and umbrellas. Finally, do surprise him and try buying him something he wouldn't buy himself like spa products or cologne.

Survival Guide Favorites
• Rose gold Toy watch $250
• Skull Toy watch $250
• Charriol ALEXANDRE watch with roman numbers $1490
• David Yurman diamond cuff links $3100
• David Yurman diamond dog tag $1950
• John Allan's The Roll Up travel kit $245
• Coach basic cashmere lined gloves $98
• Coach deerskin cashmere lined gloves $138
• Coach driving glove $178
• Coach rugby striped scarf $128
• Coach transatlantic leather messenger bag $498
• Filson wheeled carry-on bag $445
• Charriol polished steel Palladium clip Celtic ball pint pen $140
• Charriol black Palladiun clip Celtic Lac. Ball point pen $175
• Charriol COLVMBVS pen $195-$210
• Amazing Clubs beer of the Month Club $29.95 per month


Gifts for Co-Workers

Some of the hardest people to shop for are your co-workers. The key is to try and figure out their likes and dislikes. Check out their desks and pay attention to things they talk about. No matter how friendly you are though, keep gifts professional. Gifting your boss a framed picture of yourself is never a good idea. If you're completely clueless stick to the obvious! Candles and fragrant soaps are always a great gift. Try luxury shops and boutiques that often have reasonably priced gifts during the holidays.

Survival Guide Favorites
• Henri Bendel three votive set $45
• Henri Bendel 10oz. single wick candle $45
• Henri Bendel 25oz. three wick candle $70
• Henri Bendel Home diffuser set $65
• Henri Bendel Metal stripe base $25
• Henri Bendel Stripe lid (fits 10oz. size candle) $10
• Mor emporium fragrant soaps $14 ** Available in Italian blood orange, Frangipane Tiare Flower, Lychee Flower, Black Currant Plum, Vines of Arcadia, Cinque Terre, Lavender, Periwinkle, Oolong Tea, and Snow Gardenia
• Crabtree and Evelyn home fragrance diffuser $34
• Crabtree and Evelyn three candle set $34
• Apothecary Space NK Luxury Collection $195
• Apothecary Space NK Pure Indulgence $160
• Apothecary Space NK Fragrant Collection $80
• Apothecary Space NK Ultimate Experience $70
• Apothecary Space NK Body care Essentials $55
• Apothecary Space NK Fragrant Traveler $60
• Apothecary Space NK Mini Collection $52
• Apothecary Space NK Hand care Essentials $50
• Diabless Rony scarf $65
• Diabless Rolo Glove $55
• Coach legacy two toned framed wristlet- gold $168
• Henri Bendel by Graphic Image Foil Leather Mini Books $20
** Available in Lovers and Other Strangers (pink), Me Myself and I (green), It List (blue), Gold Digger (gold)
• Amazing Clubs Wine of the Month Club $33.95 per month


Gifts for Women

Women are great to shop for when you know what she likes and what she wants. But if you're not quite sure, try accessories! Accessories are a great way to spice up a wardrobe and a great idea if you're not sure of her sizes. When it comes to teens, trends are difficult to keep up with, but beauty products are always a safe bet.

Survival Guide Favorites
• Felix Rey metal mesh zip pouch $98
• Henri by Henri Bendel sequin scarf $148
• Henri Bendel limited-edition cashmere intarsia sweaters $298
• ** Available in charcoal/perfume, strawberry/sunglasses, heather grey/lipstick, and navy/diamond
• E.vil Burnout crewneck horoscope tees $78
• Playful Promises "Le Sac De Weekend" $52
• Tiffany charm bracelet in sterling silver $450
• Tiffany large round link bracelet in sterling silver $125
• Heart Lock Charm in sterling silver $125
• Letter "N" Lock Charm in sterling silver $125
• Return to Tiffany Round Lock Charm in sterling silver $125
• Shopping Bag Charm in sterling silver $125
• Tiffany Bow Box Lock Charm in sterling silver $135
• Snowflake Charm in sterling silver with 25 % of the proceeds going to UNICEF $85
• Lizzie Scheck gold butterfly necklace with diamonds $1125
• Lizzie Scheck gold pendant necklace with initials $710
• Lizzie Scheck white gold heart necklace with diamonds $730
• Shine by Lizzie Scheck jewelry cleaner $18
• Luxe City Guide Books $9 each $108 for 12 in a sueded gift box
• Rosanna Haute Holiday dessert plates 4 designs in a drawer gift box $30
• Rosanna Jolly Holiday dessert plates 4 designs in a round gift box $35
• Rosanna Jolly Holiday mugs 4 designs in a round gift box $35
• Lorac fairytale life makeup collection $52
• Anastasia Best in Brow set $44
• Curlease hair towel $19.99



Whether you have kids or not, you know their likes and dislikes change very quickly. So how do you figure out what they want? Lean on Santa! Offer to send a letter to the North and take a peak at their list. Also talk to other parents — kids, like grown-ups are trend followers and often they're must haves are the same. Finally, avoid clothing and gift cards. Stick to toys and arts and crafts.

Survival Guide favorites
• Wii $390
• Wii Remote $39.99
• Wii Nunchuck $19.99
• LEGO Creator monster Dino $89.99
** note creator line starts at $9.99
• LEGO Bionicle action figure $9.99

• Webkinz pet $12
** prices vary
• American Girl doll and paperback $87
• American Girl doll and hardcover $92
• American Girl doll, book and accessories $102
• American Girl Evergreen Holiday set for Dolls $26
• Stinky kids short sleeve- infant/toddler $28
• Stinky kids short sleeve- girls $32
• Stinky kids short sleeve- adult $36
• Stinky kids long sleeve- infant/toddler $36
• Stinky kids long sleeve- girls $40
• Stinky kids shirt sleeve- adult $24
• David and Goliath tees $16
• Scoop velvet ballet flats $98
• Scoop leather ballet flats $110
• Scoop animal print ballet flats $125