With only eighteen days left to get all your Christmas shopping done, I figured I’ll do a fun post on some more gift ideas:
- GPS Navigators are dropping in price and you can find one with a small 3.5″ screen for under $200 these days. We don’t have one because with young kids, we don’t drive around much but colleagues at work mentioned that it is better to spend a bit more and buy one with a larger screen.
- The iPod Touch, which lets you listen to music, watch videos or surf the web looks like another winner from Apple. Or is it just a glorified PDA?
- Wal-Mart sells the Air Hogs miniature remote-controlled helicopters for $20 and you can have hours of fun flying with the kids.
- We are casual gamers at best and the only gaming system we have is a Nintendo DS. Here is an article in The Globe and Mail that compares the main gaming platforms: Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3, XBox 360, Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP. However, there are reports that soaring demand for the Ninetendo Wii has resulted in shortages.
- I’ve always fantasized about replacing our 27-inch tube TV with a sleek flat screen TV and when brand-name 37-inch TVs started selling for just under $1,000, we splurged and bought one for our living room. If you do buy a TV with a built-in tuner (which almost every new TV does), don’t forget to connect a pair of rabbit ears and you can watch CBC’s Hockey Night in glorious high definition for free. Here’s a review of popular TVs from The Globe and Mail.
- Digital Cameras and Camcorders are always popular gift ideas. Both The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail feature an extensive list of articles, buying guides and reviews on point-and-shoot cameras, Digital SLRs and digital camcorders.
- And last but not least, don’t forget this season’s popular toys for kids.
Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Any tips for us who are yet to hit the malls?