5 ways AI is shaping your Christmas shopping

Empowering your shopping journey

Kem-Laurin Lubin, Ph.D-C
11 min readDec 2, 2023

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“Christmas is not just about the presents under the tree, but the presence of loved ones around it. It’s a season of giving, not just gifts, but giving time and love to those who matter most” Anonymous

A Tech-Driven Holiday Season

As we deck the halls and jingle our bells for the festive season, there’s an unseen guest joining our celebrations: Artificial Intelligence (AI). This technological is silently reshaping our Yuletide experiences, especially in the realm of shopping. Gone are the days of wandering aimlessly through crowded malls for Christmas gifts; though for some, this is the fun part.

AI is revolutionizing this age-old practice, turning it into a personalized and efficient journey. Imagine walking into a store, virtual or physical, and being greeted by a system that knows your preferences, suggests perfect gifts for your loved ones, and even predicts what you might need for that last-minute holiday party. This is not a scene from a sci-fi movie; it’s the present reality, a wonderland where AI is the Santa Claus of shopping!

In this blog, I’ll unwrap the various gifts that AI brings to the holiday shopping table and dive into the world of AI-driven recommendations, a game-changer in how we find the perfect gifts.

Imagine a system that understands your taste better than you do, suggesting gifts that are hits rather than misses. Then, we’ll explore the virtual fitting room of the future with virtual try-on technologies, a space I personally use for colour match for makeup. These innovations allow you to see how clothes and accessories look on you without ever leaving your home. Finally, we’ll explore how AI streamlines the behind-the-scenes magic of inventory management, ensuring that stores are well-stocked with the holiday cheer we all seek. Read on as we explore these fascinating developments that are making our festive season smarter, smoother, efficient and more joyful!

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Kem-Laurin Lubin, Ph.D-C

A Tech Humanist who writes about society, tech, education & work futures. | am also a villager, and live in a small Canadian city.