Christmas is quickly approaching with only two shopping days left, leaving many people running around in desperate search of the “perfect” Christmas gift for their family or friends. Are you in the same situation? Well fear no more, this is a list of 5 last minute Christmas gift ideas that many have purchased this holiday season.
1. Toys – New apps on both the Android and Apple market can lead to some new “toy” ideas. One of these is the Griffin Helo TC ($39.99). This is an inexpensive gadget that will fly for about eight minutes on a single charge and is robust enough for you not to worry about the odd crash landing. There are many other gadgets like this one out there and they are all very popular this holiday season.
2. Cameras – Although smartphones are getting very close to taking over the camera industry, a dedicated device has the ability to do a lot more for you and your photo taking skills. There are many brands to choose from (Olympus, Canon, Nikon…etc) as well as different types of picture taking cameras (SLR and DSLR). This gives you a wide range of options and customizations to choose from. Some popular cameras this year are the Olympus Pen E-P3, the Canon T3i, and other cameras such as the Nikon Coolpix S6100.
3. Headphones – This is an obvious one. Headphones in today’s society is a “must have”. Just like cameras, there are many different brands of headphones that are all equally as popular as the other. Some popular headphones are the Beats by Dre, as well as Bose headphones. Of course there are many other brands in the cheaper range such as Skullcandy, Sony, and Philips.
4. Cases – All of the above gadgets are great, but they deserve some sort of protection so you can actually get your money’s worth out of them. Brunswick England’s $55, hand-stitched Kindle case, for example, offers a pleasing balance between quality and price. If you want to go the whole hog, however, Mulberry and many more will swaddle your iPad or BlackBerry in almost any material you care to imagine.
5. Video Games – This should be a given for any child/teen out there today. Most likely, they own some sort of gaming console (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii) and will be wanting the latest game to enjoy. There are thousands of games to choose from but some of the more popular games and accessories this holiday season include: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Xbox 360’s Kinect, PlayStation 3’s Move, Battlefield 3, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.