10 things you may have trouble finding during the 2021 holiday season – CBS New York

This holiday season 2021, there is no shortage of warnings about, yes, lack. With more links in supply chain compromised, are consumers advised by CEOs to act early for Christmas and the winter holidays – the better, it is said, to avoid being shut out of everything from tech to turkey. But what exactly should you be looking for?

Here is an overview of 10 products and categories that are said to feel the effects of the domestic labor shortages, the overseas factory brakes and much more. These are all things that can prove to be hard to get away from yours gift lists, and in wrapped boxes for loved ones. (And yes, sorry, that was another warning.)

Game consoles

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Game consoles


This is less of a red warning and more of a reminder: Sony’s PlayStation 5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X are hard to find. Still. And probably for several months to come – and into 2023. (File below: Supply Chain Problems, lack of microchip division.)

If you intend to score one of these before 2021 is over, then of course there is always eBay – where the PS5 and Xbox consoles go for around $ 1,000 each, a 100 percent added value from their respective list prices of $ 500.

A better option, as we previously recommended, is StockX, third party marketplace. From the publication is an approved The Xbox X Series console was available for $ 719, while a similar authenticated The PS5 sold for $ 740.

You can also press the button below to check the stock status of the PS5 on Amazon.

Microsoft Xbox Series X, $ 719 (StockX)

Sony PlayStation 5 Blu-ray Edition, $ 740 (StockX)

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (Check stock now at Amazon)


LOL surprise OMG Movie Magic Studios

LOL via Amazon

Will you be able to find toys for Christmas this year? Except for something catastrophic, 1,000% yes. Will you be able to find that toys at the top of your child’s gift list? Maybe maybe not. The story of a hot-ticket toy that barely makes it onto the shelves is older than Teddy Ruxpin.

Of course, 2021 has the extra turn of too many cargo ships stuck in seaports – and too few available shipping containers, ie. supply chain problems. According to the CEO of the company behind the LOL Surprise line, some of the toy world’s larger goods may be struggling to reach stores and department stores.

“That [L.O.L. Surprise O.M.G. house] “That item is over $ 200 and it’s big,” Issac Larian said told CNBC. “You can only put 150 to 200 in a container. You can not air transport it.”

The good news is finally to be seen LOL Surprise OMG House of Surprises was available through Amazon for $ 230. In addition, from the release, almost all items were included our list of Amazon’s hottest holiday toys for 2021, including LOL Surprise OMG Movie Magic Studios play set, was in stock via the retail giant.

LOL Surprise OMG House of Surprises, $ 230 (Amazon)

LOL Surprise OMG Movie Magic Studios, $ 100 (Amazon)


Columbia Benton Springs fleece jacket with zipper at the front


Here, the gloomy forecasts here are brief with details: Nike says, for example, that their products are takes twice as long to ship to North America, but it does not say Which one sneakers, if any, they expect to be scarce. (Prof tip: Last time we checked, it did not look good if you were a men size 12 or over and were in the market for one new, $ 130 pair of Nike’s best-selling Air Max 90 Premium shoe.)

A major concern in this category is that leading brands such as Nike, Columbia and Lululemon are dependent on their Vietnamese factories humming along – but instead their Vietnamese factories are dealing with pandemic shutdowns.

Just like with toys, just look around and click around to see what’s in stock. From the release, e.g. the sportswear from our comprehensive Black Friday preview guide, including Columbia Benton Springs fleece jacket with zipper at the front from Kohl’s, were all available. (And hey, even Air Max 90 Premium was available in some sizes via Nike.)

Columbia Benton Springs Women’s Fleece Jacket Front Zipper, $ 40 (Kohl’s)




You may need a stiff drink after reading this, but the supply chain situation has not been friendly to an industry that is heavily dependent on imported beverages.

“Obviously, right now there is a shortage of containers,” said David Ozgo of the Distilled Spirits Council said to CBS Dallas / Fort Worth. “Space on container ships is very, very short.”

But do not break the glass on the emergency alarm just yet: Have you been to your local supermarket tonight? Was there beer there? A bottle or two of a nice California red, maybe? Yes? So you’re fine – that’s fine. Unless it’s …

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Are you planning to gift someone with e.g. the exclusive (and imported) Chinese spirits Kweichow Moutai? So, as you may see at Total Wine & More, the supply can be harder to grab. A possible solution, per another of our gift guides: a gift card – maybe even to a retailer like Total wine and more.

Collected wine and more gift cards (buy now)

iPhone 13s

iPhone 13


As reported in September, the huge chip shortage in 2021 will force Apple to cut production on its new iPhone 13s until the end of the year by more than 10 percent. Fortunately, 90 million iPhones minus 10 percent is still a lot, so from the release is a new one iPhone 13 or iPhone 13 Mini was available through Apple and other retailers. The price of the iPhone 13 with 128 GB minimum storage space started at $ 799; the corresponding iPhone 13 Mini (with a 5.4-inch screen) was offered from $ 699.

iPhone 13, $ 799 and up (Apple)

iPhone 13 Mini, $ 699 and up (Apple)

Artificial Christmas trees

Best Choice Products 6-ft.  pre-lit holiday Christmas tree


Christmas trees have long been susceptible to the whims of the supply chain. In 2018 and 2019, the prices of freshly felled trees increased, for example, due to a reduced number of growers (and a reduced number of trees, natch). In 2020, prices rose again due to pandemic-weary consumers bought pretty much anything that could be pulled into their home.

In the early holidays this year, it’s fans of artificial trees that are feel the squeezing. A CNN report said that the prices of the typically imported product could rise with as much as 25 pct over 2020 – “if you’m lucky enough to still find one for Thanksgiving.” For what it’s worth when we checked out the Walmart website, we were lucky! We found several best-selling artificial trees in stock, including Best Choice Products’ flocked wood with 250 candles. Prices for the Best Choice Products tree started at $ 160 for the 6-foot variety.

Best Choice Products 6-ft. pre-lit Christmas pine tree with snow-filled branches, 250 warm white candles, $ 160 and up (Walmart)

Christmas lights

Holiday Time Multicolor LED Mini Christmas Lights


A year after consumers dusted Christmas lights up (to decorate all the purchased trees) the flashing strings are again expected to be in short supply. (Christmas candles are mostly produced and imported from countries in Asia, so yes, supply chain problemsOn the positive side, in the end, most of the best-selling holiday lights on the Walmart side were available. ONE 59 foot long string of 300 multi-colored LED mini-lights from Holiday Time, for example, was available and cost $ 17. Check out our list of Christmas decoration offers for more ideas.

Holiday Time Multicolor LED Mini Christmas Lights, 59 ft, 300 Count, $ 17 (Walmart)


Omaha Steaks Smoked All of Turkey


There is rumor that turkeys may be harder to grab for Thanksgiving dinner. (Pr a CBS Chicago report, farmers are struggling to find turkey-quarreling farm workers.) If you are the one planning to, you can reserve a bird in advance via a subscription food service: Hello Fresh, for example, offered a Turkey & Sides box suitable for serving up to 10 people with a fried turkey, ciabatta filling, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and more for $ 170 (or $ 17 per person).

Finally look, one 8-pound, smoked whole turkey available – and delivered to your door – by Omaha Steaks for $ 90 if bundled with other dishes. (The bird cost $ 180 if purchased separately.) Complete Thanksgiving meals were also available from the company.

Hello Fresh Turkey & Sides box, $ 170 (Hello Fresh)

Omaha Steaks Smoked All Over Turkey, $ 90 and up (Omaha Steaks)




In August, American Booksellers Association advised booksellers to fill up with titles that they expected to be in demand during the Christmas shopping season. Maybe everyone got the note? From the release, physical copies of all Amazon’s top 10 bestsellers in 2021including the new hit novel, “The Four Winds” by Kristin Hannah, were available through the retail giant. (And the best thing about books? Even when hardcovers and paperbacks are sold out, e-book editions are often available.)

“The Four Winds: A Novel” (hardcover), $ 12 (Amazon)

“The Four Winds: A Novel” (Kindle Edition), $ 15 (Amazon)


Michael Michael Kors chocolate brown three-quarter down coat for women with a hood


No, it’s just not just sportswear we are told that storm clouds are gathering. It’s any kind of wear and tear. “It has been difficult to plan stock flow with great precision,” said Nordstrom’s CEO Erik Nordstrom to investors, who reported by CBS News. “We do not expect these conditions to change for the time being.”

If you’re wearing clothes while reading this, do not worry: you already have something!

However, problems can arise if you want to acquire threads in time from marks trapped in the Vietnam factory closure vortex – such as Michael Kors. On Amazon we found the size options were limited on at least a few of Michael Kors dresses. But we also found Michael Kors three-quarter length, chocolate brown down coat for women in stock and available in a variety of sizes.

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Michael Kors chocolate brown 3/4 down coat with hood for women, $ 225 (Amazon)

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