Gift Gurus Offer Shopping Alternative


Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:49 am
By: News 9


By Kirsten McIntyre, NEWS 9

Thirty-five percent of shoppers say they'll be spending less this holiday season. So, what they do buy is more important than ever.

Wouldn't it be great to get a little advice on how to find the perfect personalized present for everyone and not have to drive all over town? Now, there's a whole new group of shopping gurus who promise to take the guesswork out of gifts.

Shopping sites that allow you to not only hunt by price, but by specifics of the person you're buying for. You can plug in things gender, relationship, age - sometimes interests and hobbies.

The sites will suggest dozens, sometimes hundreds of ideas and show you exactly where to buy them online.

E-tail experts warn services vary in level of expertise and assortment, so look around.