Every year, there are a few items that stand out above the rest on people’s Christmas lists. We’ve compiled some of the most wanted gifts of 2012 into one neat list to help make picking the ideal gift a little bit easier at this hectic time of year. Somewhat unsurprisingly in this day and age, many of them are technology oriented!
iPhone Virtual Video Glasses
These glasses give you the ability to watch a movie or TV show on your iPod or iPhone in private, on the equivalent of a 60-inch screen!
Although they’re sometimes looked down on as a cheap and/or lazy option, gift vouchers have the dual benefit of relieving the stress of picking a gift, and also enabling people to get something that they really want. Although they’re not always appropriate, they can be a great last-minute solution.
This is an old favourite from the late 1990s returning to the shelves, updated for a new generation. The cutesy toy allowed the owner to shape the creature’s personality, according to how often they played with it. The Furby is sure to win the hearts of children everywhere, but be warned—it’s likely to drive parents up the wall with its constant demand for attention.
One way to endear yourself to another person is to give them a holiday. Whether it is a few days in a Sydney serviced apartment or something overseas, a trip away can be an excellent gift idea. Although giving things can be a great gift, giving an experience instead is something that can be substantially better.
This offering from Google is unlikely to unseat the iPad from tablet dominance, but its attractive price tag and impressive array of apps on Google’s online store is likely to let it carve out its own niche in the market.
Nintendo Wii U
With Nintendo’s original Wii console being one of the hottest Christmas gifts in ’06 and ’07, there’s a lot of anticipation surrounding the release of their new console. Releasing at the end of November, the machine is predicted to be one of the most in-demand items this year.
The original Sklylanders game was something of a surprise hit in 2011. Its incorporation of collectible figurines into a video game was a novel concept, and it had parents scrambling to get their hands on the rarest and most sought-after characters for their children. The sequel looks set to do the same this year.
One of the least technology-oriented gifts on the list this year, it’s amazing how much of a hit the old-fashioned Christmas hamper can be. Just make sure you pack in all sorts of goodies to guarantee yourself a hit!
Blu-ray discs are slowly but surely gaining ground from their more-established DVD cousins. However, while the medium may look similar, the difference becomes readily apparent when the images from the two are viewed side by side. Particularly when viewing newer films, Blu-ray discs present a superior option for both image and sound quality.
E-books have exploded in popularity over the last few years, and the digital revolution in reading doesn’t look set to slow down anytime soon. A Kindle is an ideal gift option for any book-lover amongst your friends or family.