Future Shop Ltd.

Future Shop Ltd.

May 05, 2008 08:00 ET

Gift Ideas for Mother's Day from Future Shop

Women more interested in tech gadgets: 43% of women buying consumer electronics

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - Future Shop, Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics, has gift suggestions for Mothers Day.

Michelle Grawe, Director Merchandising for Future Shop, says, "Future Shop is the perfect destination to shop for Mother's Day. We have a huge selection of gifts for Moms from digital cameras to digital picture frames to entertainment systems and kitchen appliances."

Future Shop Mother's Day gift suggestions:

- Capture memories with a digital camera equipped with smile detection. Sony Cybershot W120 camera features 7.2 Megapixels, 4x optical zoom, optical image stabilization, Face Detection Technology, Smile Shutter Mode. Price: $229.99 (on sale for $199 May 2 to May 15).


- Share pictures at home or at work with a digital picture frame. Dynex 7" Digital Photo Frame With Remote. Price: $99.99


- While waiting for the kids, spend time relaxing with a portable Nintendo DS handheld video game system and Brain Age game. Price: $139.99 for game system and $19.99 for Brain Age game.


- Update Mom's kitchen with a new TV or new appliances such as food processors, espresso makers or indoor grills. For small appliance products and pricing go to www.futureshop.ca/catalog/class.asp?logon=&langid=EN&catid=1830. Insignia 15" LCD TV perfect for the kitchen. Price: 199.99


Women interested in technology

According to NPD Marketing Group and JC Williams Group, 43% of all consumer electronic purchases are made by women, totaling $7.3B in Canada. The main electronic purchasing categories are: TVs, portable DVDs, digital cameras and MP3s.

About Future Shop

With 131 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells and host an online community forum for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshopforums.ca). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics (see www.futureshop.ca/green) and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profits organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/community).

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