From Tech Gifts to Stocking Stuffers, Staples Has Everything on
FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 11, 2007--Hunting for
those last few gifts? According to the "Staples Holiday Hang Ups"
Survey, 54 percent of Americans plan on warming loved ones' holiday
season with at least one technology gadget.(a) To help with the
last-minute rush, Staples (NASDAQ: SPLS) is offering its widest
selection ever of the season's most popular technology items,
including more than 20 digital cameras and a variety of digital photo
frames. Staples also has many last-minute gifts options for family
members, friends and co-workers to fit any budget.
Gifts for the Tech-enthusiast:
The "Staples Holiday Hang Ups" Survey showed that people prefer to
receive technology items including digital cameras and computers (26
percent) more so than new clothing (21 percent), jewelry (8 percent)
and power tools (5 percent) this season. Unique tech-gift ideas
-- Season's Hottest Laptops: The HP dv6661se Notebook PC features
a powerful dual-core mobile technology processor and a
whopping 2 GB of memory; anyone can achieve maximum
performance while running multiple applications. Available in
a stylish white and silver design. ($999.98 with $50 mail-in
rebate). In November 2007, Staples became the only office
supply superstore to offer Dell products. Just in time for the
holidays, the Dell XPS M1330 in black will be available at
select Staples stores and Staples.com beginning Dec. 20 while
supplies last. Representing the perfect blend of high-end
multimedia and mobility, this ultra-light and elegantly
designed notebook features a 13.3" widescreen display plus 120
GB of storage. Purchase includes one year in-home XPS service
-- Pandigital(R) 7" Digital Photo Frame: Proudly display memories
this holiday season with Staples selection of digital photo
frames. Pandigital(R) 7" Digital Photo Frame plays images,
video and music ($99.98). For a great gift idea for parents or
grandparents, pre-load photos onto the SanDisk 1GB SD(TM)
Memory Card and send to loved ones with a digital photo frame.
Plus, the card is a secure, stamp-sized flash memory card that
can be used for other digital products too, including digital
cameras and MP3 players ($27.98).
-- Keep Connected: The unique Robot Webcam ($19.99) and
Microsoft(R) VX-1000 ($29.99) make it easy to stay in touch
during the holidays with those far-away friends and family.
Mountable on notebooks and desktop computers, these webcams
work with all major instant messengers including, Yahoo!(R)
Messenger, AIM, MSN(R) Messenger, Windows(R) Messenger and
Skype(R) Messenger, to provide video and audio for instant
-- Casio(TM) Exilim(R) EX-Z75 Pink Digital Camera Bundle: Support
Breast Cancer research this holiday season with the "pink"
Casio camera bundle. This compact 7.2 megapixel camera comes
with a lanyard, rechargeable battery and case, and features a
3X optical zoom and a new 2.6-inch wide LCD display ($179.98).
Gifts for Kids:
-- Crayola(R) Products: Staples has five new kid-favorites from
Crayola(R) this holiday season: Crayola(R) Color Wonder(TM),
Crayola(R) Model Magic(R) FUSION Disney Cinderella's Castle,
Crayola(R) Color Explosion(TM) Designer and Crayola(R) Color
Explosion(TM) Glow Board ($9.99-$24.99).
-- Skullcandy(TM) Smokin' Buds: Kids can tune out the parents and
tune into holiday music with Skullcandy's exclusive
noise-eliminating sleeve. The Buds deliver the frequency range
and response found in full-size headphones in a direct-to-ear
package. Available in pink, black or white ($24.99).
-- Staples(R) Gaming Chair: Infused with a grey mesh underlay and
ultra black vinyl, the Staples Gaming Chair is the perfect
present for video game fanatics nationwide. Sitting low to the
ground, it has both comfort and functionality for the serious
Gifts for Friends and Family:
-- Staples Gift Cards: Looking for the one gift that gives it
all? The gift of choice - a Staples Gift Card. Each Staples
store carries thousands of great products, so a Staples gift
card is sure to please even the toughest to buy on that
-- Motorola(R) Bluetooth Headset H550: Now listeners can talk to
family and friends during the holidays using the new
lightweight headset that gives up to eight hours of talk time.
The elevated speaker rests close to the ear delivering clear,
high-quality audio and features interchangeable ear hooks.
Available in a unique gold color ($69.99).
-- QuickSet(TM) for Staples QS30 Easy Assembly Chair: Indulge in
the luxury of leather and the all day comfort of memory foam
in this easy-to-assemble chair. The gift recipient will love
either the black or chestnut leather with metal accents. Just
three easy steps and no tools required! ($249.99).
That Holiday Was Easy
Personalize and customize holiday gifts with Staples(R) Holiday
Photo Cards and Staples(R) Custom Gift Wrap and Tags. Create
personalized holiday cards to send to family and friends at Staples
Copy and Print Centers. Choose from fifteen designs and personalize
with a family photo ($9.99 for 24 cards). Also, give presents a
personal touch this season with custom gift wrap and tags. Customers
can submit orders online or visit Staples stores to order personalized
gift wrap (printed the same day). For $9.99, gift-givers will receive
a 2' x 3' sheet of gift wrap with a design and custom photo that they
choose and 10 free matching designed gift tags.
In addition to offering a wide selection of last-minute gifts,
Staples is extending its hours to 10 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, Dec.
22 and 23. Staples is also making it easier to ship last-minute
holiday gifts, alleviating the need for a separate trip to the post
office. The U. S. Postal Service Prepaid Priority Mail Envelopes are
available in packs of two at Staples throughout the holidays. This
lets gift-givers ship to any U.S. destination within two-to-three
days. Saturday and residential deliveries are included at no extra
cost. No need to weigh or apply postage ($10.99 for 2-pack).
Visit www.staples.com/holidaypr for even more news, gift ideas and
(a)"Staples Holiday Hang Ups" Survey
The "Staples Holiday Hang-Ups" Survey results are based on the
responses of 1,000 consumers ages 18 and over. The survey was
conducted by Kelton Research during October 2007. Additional survey
data is available upon request.
Staples, Inc. invented the office superstore concept in 1986 and
today is the world's largest office products company. With 74,000
talented associates, the company is committed to making it easy to buy
a wide range of office products, including supplies, technology,
furniture, and business services. With 2006 sales of $18.2 billion,
Staples serves consumers and businesses ranging from home-based
businesses to Fortune 500 companies in 22 countries throughout North
and South America, Europe and Asia. Headquartered outside of Boston,
Staples operates more than 2,000 office superstores and also serves
its customers through mail order catalog, e-commerce and contract
businesses. More information is available at www.staples.com.
CONTACT: Staples, Inc.
Michelle Young, 312-988-2294
Katie Sullivan, 508-253-0879
SOURCE: Staples, Inc.