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What’s Trending for the 2019 Holiday Season?

Posted on: December 6, 2019

By: Steve Isenberg

With this year’s official Holiday Season being six days shorter than the 2018 season, you may still be scrambling to get with the program. So, take a minute to get caught up on the hottest trends emerging in several holiday-centric categories.


While the traditional hues of green, red, and gold will show their brilliance this holiday season as always, blue has joined the party. “Think deep midnight blues, aquamarine hues and cerulean as both main and accent colors. The result brings a touch of whimsy and glamour to the festive scenes you and your customers can create,” states Springfair.

Another trend features a very natural style that boasts decorative elements that can during a forest walk. “We call it ‘Cool Natural’ – because despite the autumnal cones, mosses, mushrooms, and twigs, it always contains a touch of cool snow optics or silver mica that will give the elements the winter flair,” notes Christine Hiller, Trend-Analyst for HQ. This style’s popularity is expected to increase as many folks desire to move toward fewer disposable holiday decorations.


What would a look at Holiday trends be without a gander at the season’s hottest toys?

“This year it’s all about major unboxings, collectibles, mini everything, blind bags, surprise dolls, and super smart interactive must-haves!” declares Patrick, whose IBBB article details the top 50+ most popular toy gifts. “If you’re having a hard time keeping track of the latest LOL Dolls, Fingerlings, Baby Shark (yes, it’s still a thing), Hatchimals, and the already top-selling Blume Dolls, don’t sweat it because we’ve got you covered on everything you need to know and where you can get them.”

Gifts for everyone else

If major (or minor) gift shopping remains unchecked on your holiday to-do list, check out this handy-dandy gift guide from Insider Picks, for any budget, hobby or interest, and person. Neatly sorted into monetary categories as well as a plethora of other helpful groupings such as stocking stuffers, tech gifts, and limited-edition gift items, this compilation of helpful info is a must-see.

For people who have everything

DNA kits, dubbed as the hottest gift in 2018, show no signs of dwindling in popularity.

From Ancestry.com’s site: “Every family has people who seem impossible to shop for. An AncestryDNA kit is one gadget even your uncle doesn’t have. With just a few drops of saliva, the testing technology will survey his genome and compare his DNA to 1,000 world regions, leading him to unexpected corners of the globe. The kit gives families something to talk about besides the football game, opening up new conversations and deepening relationships.”

The team at ASJ Partners extends the warmest of Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year to our clients and prospective clients in the staffing industry. We appreciated the opportunity to meet your staffing needs in 2019 and look forward to working with you in 2020.


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