Last Minute Holiday Shopping? Slashtags to the Rescue.

If you didn’t finish your holiday shopping on Black Friday — opting to sleep, avoid rogue pepper spray attacks, and steer clear of looting instead — fret not for blekko makes searching for gifts easy and won’t raise your blood pressure.

Gift guides are useful but how does one sift through them when a new one pops up faster than an angel gets their bell-rung wings? Our search built-in slashtag /date helps you find the freshest content available, returning results from news articles and blogs. Enter your query, followed by /date. For instance, “2011 gift guides /date”. If you prefer to broaden your search results, enter “2011 gift guides /date /more” in the search box. Voilà, a trove of updated ideas for the hard-to-shop-for people in your life.

Being a last-minute shopper doesn’t mean you can’t be obsessive about researching products before you buy. Try out /reviews, one of many slashtags that are curated by our community of blekko users to ensure high quality results. Find reviews of this year’s coveted products like “kindle fire /reviews” or “innopad /reviews” without wasting your time wading through spam. Another handy slashtag is /gifts – whether you’re looking for fair trade or gourmet gift baskets.

Don’t have enough time to browse all these awesome websites in one sitting? You can curate your own slashtag of trusted sites and come back to it. Once you have collected your favorite urls, you can truly customize your experience by searching within your own slashtag. Check out blekko’s Help section to find out how. You can also include entire existing slashtags from blekko; for example, if you fancy /reviews as a particularly helpful tool, add “/blekko/reviews” to your slashtag. Rather than starting at square one when you come back to your task, you have a powerful and personal search engine at your service.

With holiday shopping simplified, you will have more time for ugly sweater parties, sparkling festivities, and reflecting on the year gone past.

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