Last Minute Holiday Shopping Guide From DayTimers Time Management Expert

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Gift buying is the biggest holiday organization challenge people have this season. Online shopping at DayTimers (http://www.daytimer.com) is the first step in reducing the high stress of the holiday season. About 75 percent of holiday shoppers say they'll do some last-minute shopping and 32 percent said they plan to do all of their shopping late. DayTimers has time management solutions that can help you through the season stress-free.

This high tech gadget makes a fun stocking stuffer

A recent poll at OrganizedChristmas.com shows that gift-buying is the 'biggest organization challenge" people have during the holidays. DayTimers Time management expert, Maria Woytek, notes that as of the beginning of the day today, there are one hundred ninety-two hours (and counting) remaining to shop.

Shopping Online Saves Time
"Shopping online is a simple time management technique you can use this holiday season," Woytek commented. "Online stores, like DayTimers, are open 24 hours a day, seven days per week. That
means people can shop on their schedule and not have to be tied to the hours when stores are opened. In fact, you can shop at DayTimers up until December 20th and still receive your purchases before Christmas."

Shop at Sites That Offer Easy Comparisons
Many sites are organized in a way that allow you to make quick comparisons or allow you to view a large number of products in a few seconds. At http://www.daytimer.com, you can click on "gift giving" and immediately view hundreds of products, organized by type and by cost.

Under $30 gift: "Mom is often the one to keep everyone's schedule. She is the family's productivity and time management center," noted Ms. Woytek. "The Tri-Fold Organization Center simplifies the most complicated family scheduling tasks for the year to come." The top panel holds a tabbed 12-month calendar with writing space to fit hectic schedules. A slide and hide filing system is tucked into the right side allowing Mom to keep the year's schedule for every ballerina, football player and track star in the family.

Save Time by Utilizing the Quick Order Functions
Another way to save time is to go to the "quick order" tab at http://www.daytimer.com. By inserting the five digit product code found in your catalog, you are quickly ready for checkout. Discounts are immediately applied at that time. "For example, if he's on the road all of the time, placing #21069 in the quick order space, will get you an AutoExec Express to give to the busy man on the road, Woytek said. "This gift ends car clutter and boosts productivity. There's room for hanging file folders, space for his planner, maps and manuals and a compartment for his cell phone and PDA. If you don't have a catalog handy, you can browse the catalogs cover to cover, enabling you to review hundreds of high fashion and high function products that can help everyone on your list to manage their time and organize their lives better."

Easy to Find Bargains
"By shopping the clearance section of your favorite online store or overstocks, you are sure to find great bargains without needing to leave your home and hunt them down," Woytek counsels. DayTimers has listed the Catalina Wallet planner cover for $19.99, reduced from $40. There is even a section for "Hot Deals" where you can order the pen of the future...Yoropen, which has an award-winning design that improves your handwriting and encourages better posture. By ordering two or more, you save 10%.

Give Twice With One Gift
Kintera research indicates that charitable gifts may be a popular trend in gift-giving this season. "DayTimers has an entire Pink Ribbon collection that not only gives the gift of order, it gives a second gift of a contribution to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation."

Something for Everyone In One Place
"Whether you have a poet or writer to buy for, or a sports enthusiast, there is something for everyone at the DayTimers site (http://www.daytimer.com)," Woytek encouraged. "An Italian Leather Contemporary Journal has a diagonal-cut cover and pen-loop closure that makes it stand out from the crowd. The journal-keeper can write to their hearts content and then slip the pen (included with the journal) into the pen loop to secure their entries."

The health conscious will enjoy receiving a Talking Pedometer with a built-in FM radio with crystal clear reception. "This high tech gadget makes a fun stocking stuffer," Woytek commented. With the push of a button it announces distances walked, steps taken and calories burned.

DayTimers, Inc, a subsidiary of ACCO Brands (NYSE: ABD), is the leading company in providing time management solutions and organization items. Established in 1947, DayTimers is the original company to offer organization and time-management tools that help simplify life's demands. The DayTimer line of luxury leather planner covers, portfolios, pocketbooks and totes can be found at http://www.daytimer.com or by calling 1-800-225-5005. The DayTimer line of calendars can be found at http://www.daytimers.com as well as at Staples, Office Depot and other major office supply stores.

Subsidiary of ACCO Brands Corporation

Contact: Leesa Raab, LaMotta Strategic Communications, Inc. 845-358-6306(o).

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