Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Top gifts for Christmas 2012

Top gifts for Christmas 2012


If you’ve left things until the last minute this December, don’t worry – there is still time to do some last-minute Christmas shopping! Better still, if you are expecting to receive gadget upgrades yourself, you can make money from your old items which can then be put towards last-minute gift buys. You may be thinking ‘it’s impossible to sell my macbook pro and find time to shop’, though heading online takes the hassle out of selling, meaning you can do both quickly and easily. Go to a site like MusicMagpie, enter the details of your macbook pro or similar item to get a quote, and once your item has been received you’ll get a payment which can contribute to your Christmas present fund. Need inspiration for him, her and the kids? Check out our handy guide to this year’s most wanted items.


Him

Shopping for men can be tricky, so opt for fail safe classics. Guys like gadgets, and active types will love the GoPro Hero 3 camera designed for capturing extreme sports. This comes with a waterproof case and is lighter and more compact than its competitors.
If you’re looking to buy a gadget but don’t want to splurge, go for something traditional like a pen knife. These items prove ever-useful for travellers, campers, DIY-ers and just as handy tools to have around the house. Although themed knives are available, a product with the most basic features is often the more usable. The Victorinox Army Knife in Spartan red has just the right amount of tools without being overly bulky.



Her


Treat a loved lady to something indulgent, like pampering skincare. Clinique is known for delivering great results for a variety of skintypes, and the limited edition Even Better Skincare gift set is no exception. All the essentials are included, to help improve skintone and even out complexion.
Or, for a gift which will last why not splash out on a Kindle for a book-loving female? Go for the latest model, the Kindle Fire HD with its 7’ screen, dual band wifi and high-performance processor.






Kids


The Furbie has made a comeback this year – the high-tech soft toy is top of many children’s wish lists. The New Generation version is available in a number of styles and colours, and boasts ‘learning’ capabilities the more it is played and interacted with. If you have a couple of kids to buy for, why not opt for Furbies all round, as the toys can also interact with each other!
Or, for kids with plenty of energy the Twister Dance makes a great gift. This a revamped version of the original in which players must follow light up cues and move in time to the music. Those youngsters with their own mp3 player can also link up the toy to hear their own tunes.


With only a week to go before Christmas get online and get selling – and make sure those earnings are put towards some fab Christmas presents.



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