Smart Holiday Shopping

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At this time of year, the web is overrun with holiday gift guides designed to help you find the perfect present for everyone on your list. The Consumer Reports Holiday Gift Ideas site stands out from the crowd because its recommendations are based on expert product testing and rating. Sure, this guide will help you find deals—but it will also provide the unbiased advice on quality, safety, and durability that has made Consumer Reports the go-to source for savvy shoppers since 1936.

Most of the Consumer Reports holiday guide is available to all, but if you click on links that take you further into the website, you may encounter a paywall. Take advantage of your Lincolnwood library card to gain access to the full site! From the Research & Learning menu on any page of our website, choose “Quick Links,” then find Consumer Reports on the alphabetical list. If you are outside of the library, enter your library card number to log in.

Concerned about safety while buying gifts online? In addition to Consumer Reports’ own Guide to Internet Security, take a look at this free tutorial from TechBoomers and/or the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s overview of online shopping.