Gift Watch 2010: Imperial Valley Mall Announces…
“Santa’s Secret List” – Predicts The Hottest Holiday Gifts
GREAT GIFTS INCLUDE ELECTRONICS WHILE A FEW SURPRISES TOP THE LIST
[EL CENTRO, CA] – Imperial Valley Mall today unveiled every parent’s answer to what should be the hottest-selling gifts for the 2010 Holiday season. There’s no doubt Santa researched the entire globe with help from elves on the internet to compile his list of perfect pleasers. Now Imperial Valley Mall is pleased to provide this list to parents everywhere.
“Santa’s Secret List confirms the continuing popularity of electronics. These toys represent the growing use of technology by kids of every age.” said Imperial Valley Mall General Manager Alicia Swaim.
Santa’s Prediction for the Top 10 Bestsellers for 2010 are:
1.Kinect for XBOX 360 – offers another wireless gaming experience that eliminates the need for gaming controllers. The Kinect is able to be connected to your current XBOX 360 console and is operated with voice commands. The Kinect is gaining popularity by detecting simple movements with the webcam style add on that will be sure to provide hours of wireless fun for the entire family.
2. Iron Man – Everyone loves a hero and one of the most popular heroes this season is Iron Man. Gift ideas include the newest Iron Man 2 Blu Ray or DVD release, Iron Man 2 Mega Power Action Figure: Rocket Boost, Iron Man 2 Radio Control Walking Iron Man, Iron Man 2 Helmets and more!
3.Games– Classic board games are also expected to be another hot gift idea this Holiday season. Enjoy a classic family tradition with the latest board games and newest twists on favorite classics. New this year is the Electronic Scrabble Flash Cubes that will be sure to provide hours of family fun for years to come! Other great games include: Monopoly, Connect 4, Life, Jenga, UNO, Operation and Yahtzee.
4. Electronic Readers- The perfect compliment for Holiday traveling, commuting and more are the electronic readers. New for the 2010 Holiday season is the new Nook Color electronic reader which offers a more vivid reading experience, where the display screen offers a full color display for your favorite reading materials. Other popular electronic readers include Kindle 2 and Kindle DX. Any of these light weight electronic devices offer the ability to download thousands of books, magazines and blogs. Select models also offer the ability to surf the web and to stay connected.
5. UGG® Boots-Fashionable, comfortable and ever so popular sheepskin footwear that is available in a variety of colors, styles and sizes. UGG® sheepskin footwear is available in boots, slippers and casual shoes that will delight those this season. The warm and cozy fleece lined footwear also help wick away water and will help keep feet dry and toasty during the colder Winter season.
6. My Pillow Pets – Another top gift idea on Santa’s Secret list is the ever so popular My Pillow Pets. Pillow Pets are snuggly plush companions that are not just great stuffed animals, but are also comfortable plush pillows perfect for naptime, traveling, or while watching your favorite television show or movie. Popular choices include: puppies, bears, lady bugs, monkeys, penguins and unicorns.
7. Jewelry– Another popular gift idea this Holiday season will be any item in the Jewelry category. Many retailers are offering attractive gift sets and fine jewelry gift promotions. Popular categories include: watches, birthstone, heart & mother/daughter pendants, bangle bracelets and diamond earrings.
8. LEGO Harry Potter Sets– With the release of the newest Harry Potter movie this Holiday season, another hot item includes the new Harry Potter LEGO sets. One of the newest LEGO releases this season is Harry Potter & Hagrid’s Hut. Other popular sets include: Harry Potter Hogwarts Express, Harry Potter Quidditch Match, Harry Potter Freeing Dobby, Hogwarts Castle and many more.
9. Video Games– While video games will remain another hot Holiday gift idea this season, many popular new releases this season include: Halo Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Fallout: New Vegas, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Epic Mickey, Dance Central and Rock Band 3.
Please note: when looking at video games for gifts this season, be sure to note the age appropriateness for the gift recipient as some games will offer mature content that is not suitable for younger gamers.
10. Gift Cards- Gift cards are another hot Holiday gift item for the 2010 Holiday Season. According to the National Retail Federation, 23.8% of shoppers this year are expected to buy Visa/Mastercard/American Express gift cards this year. According to NRF President & CEO Matthew Shay, “With people focusing less on price and more on value this holiday season, Americans may choose to buy gift cards due to their convenience and popularity among gift recipients.” Total gift card spending is expected to reach $24.78 billion* *(according to NRF’s first holiday survey) and found that gift cards remain the most requested holiday gift, marking the fourth year in a row where gift cards have topped consumers’ Holiday gift lists.
The CBL Select Gift Card available for purchase at the mall office is always the perfect fit. Available in denominations between $20.00 and $500.00, CBL Select Gift Cards are easy to redeem and are accepted at any U.S. retailer that accepts American Express.
Many of the items listed above are available for purchase at many Imperial Valley Mall stores, including Dillard’s, Sears, Macy’s, JCPenney, Journeys, f.y.e., and GameStop. “We encourage shoppers to get a head start with their Christmas shopping,” said Swaim. “The selection is excellent right now.” For more information, visit on-line at ImperialValleyMall.com for additional information.
About Imperial Valley Mall:
Imperial Valley Mall is managed by CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, (NYSE:CBL). Imperial Valley Mall is a 762,637 square-foot regional mall with an outstanding anchor line-up including Dillard’s, JCPenney, Macy’s, Sears and Cinemark, plus over 100 specialty shops, one-of-a-kind food court, restaurants and entertainment. Imperial Valley Mall is conveniently located just off I-8 at Dogwood. More information can be found at ImperialValleyMall.com.
Imperial Valley Mall • 3451 South Dogwood Avenue, El Centro, California 92243