The BuyPartisan Holiday Survival Guide

Shopping Holiday

For many people, the holiday seasons is as much about surviving as it is about celebrating. If you fall into that camp, our handy Holiday Survival Guide will see you through to 2015 and even show you whether those companies are more “blue” or “red” – at least when it comes to political contributions!

Disney Frozen Magical Lights Palace Playset from Mattel

Disney Frozen Magical Lights Palace Playset from Mattel

To keep the kids happy

Around 99.9% of the kids who celebrate Christmas and Hannukah will be asking for the hottest toys of the season, like the Disney Frozen Magical Lights Palace Playset and Hot Wheels Monster Jam Mighty Minis Monster Mutt Playset.

Company: Mattel

Color: Blue

To keep your significant other happy

Spoil your better half with a small indulgence – a new fragrance from Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana.

Company: Procter & Gamble

Color: Red

To complete your shopping without setting foot in a mall

Crowds? Who needs ‘em, especially when you can curl up with a shiny new iPad and shop in your pajamas, glass of wine in hand.

Company: Apple

Color: Blue

Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut from Costco

Kirkland Signature Champagne Brut from Costco

To stock up for holiday parties

When it comes to holiday party planning, you probably make a beeline to your nearest warehouse store to stock up on wine, frozen appetizers, boxes of 10,000 napkins, and 20 other things you did not need but could not pass up because the price was so darn good.

Company: Costco

Color: Blue

To better enjoy football games

What is football without beer? From the Aussie favorite Foster’s to the country’s first micro brewery Red Hook, football just isn’t the same without a cold beverage in hand.

Company: SABMiller (for Foster’s)

Color: Red

Company: Craft Brew Alliance (for Red Hook)

Color: Red

To survive the exhaustion

One word: Caffeine.

Company: Starbucks

Color: Blue

To clean up the post-celebration messes caused by spilled wine and splattered food

You need a strong stain remove. In fact, you need to Shout it out.

Company: SC Johnson

Color: Red

Americone Dream from Ben & Jerry's

Americone Dream from Ben & Jerry’s

To keep the kids occupied with their new toys for even longer

Pass by the Duracell and Energizer batteries, and stock up on Rayovac, which last longer (and therefore may cut down on whining).

Company: Spectrum Brands

Color: Blue

To soothe your frazzled nerves

Sometimes, you just need a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.

Company: Unilever

Color: Blue


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