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Holiday Gift Guide 2012

  1. 1. Holiday Gift Guide 2012 Gifts Ideas for Almost Everyone On Your List
  2. 2. Table of ContentsIntroduction........................................................................... 3Gift Ideas for Her....................................................................4Gift Ideas for Him....................................................................6Gift Ideas for Children..............................................................8Gift Ideas for Couples............................................................11Gift Ideas for Elderly..............................................................12Summary............................................................................. 14Disclaimer NoticePlease note the information contained within this document is for educationalpurposes only.Every attempt has been made to provide accurate, up to date and reliablecomplete information no warranties of any kind are expressed or implied.Readers acknowledge that the author is not engaging in rendering legal,financial or professional advice.By reading any document, the reader agrees that under no circumstances arewe responsible for any losses, direct or indirect, which are incurred as a resultof use of the information contained within this document, including – but notlimited to errors, omissions, or inaccuracies.
  3. 3. IntroductionBelieve it or not, it’s already that time. Summer has faded into the past,football is in full swing, and it’s time to think about Holiday gifts again. Whilethe Holidays are a great time of year, there is an added pressure that comesalong with having to find just the right gift for everyone in the family. It can behard enough to keep up with all of the trends and hot items, let alone figureout how to afford them.This guide will help you to wade through the sea of products available andnarrow down your choices to a handful of great options. All of these items areavailable for easy purchase online, and represent a nice balance of high qualityand good value. Let us take some of the stress out of your Holiday season bypresenting you with the best gift ideas of 2013.
  4. 4. Gift Ideas for HerDiddyBeats by Dr. Dre Pink In-Ear HeadphonesIn the digital age, it seems that everyone is plugged inat all times. The lady in your life will love this highquality, stylish Beats earbuds. The difference betweenthese headphones and regular earbuds is the incrediblebass. Where most earbuds lose the bass line, these willdeliver the boom time after time. Also includes aprotective case and is integrated with ControlTalktechnology for use with all of her Apple devices. Women already using theseheadphones can’t stop commenting on the bass quality, in addition to thestylish appearance. They love how these Beats headphones can accessorize anoutfit, in addition to deliver top quality music.Link: Amazon.comKeurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single Cup Home-Brewing SystemThis is a great gift idea for your wife or your mother. Ifthey love coffee, this Keurig Home-Brewing system willsave time and money while producing a great cup ofcoffee. There is no need for messy grinding when usingthe patented K-Cups. Faster and more convenient thana traditional home coffee pot – and saves money overstopping at your local stand every morning. Keurigusers love it’s convenience above all else. It has proveneasy to use even for coffee making rookies – all whileproducing a gourmet tasting cup of joe.Link:
  5. 5. Wild Eye High Heel Bottle Holder, Red SequinsThis is a fun gift for the wine loving lady in your life. It makesfor a great way to display a special bottle of wine, and is agreat conversation starter at parties. Will hold any standardbottle of wine. Pick up a bottle of her favorite wine for a greatromantic gift package! Owners of this funky and fun productlove the attention it gets at parties. They also enjoy being able to display abottle of wine that is not only tasty, but has special meaning from a certaintime or place in their lives.Link: amazon.comWahl Deep Tissue Percussion Therapeutic MassagerPamper your lady with this quality home massager fromWahl. Up to 3,350 pulses per minute will relieve hertensions with just the push of a button. Features acomfortable ergonomic design and variable speeds to findan intensity that fits her perfectly. Unlike some lighter-dutyhome massagers, this unit is capable giving an excellentdeep tissue massage. Those who have experienced the Wahl massager saythey just can’t stop using it. They also can’t believe how effective it is for beingsuch a small device.Link: amazon.comInfinity Instruments Kaleidoscope – 32” Metal Wall ClockIf the lady you are buying for loves to decorate the house,show off your stylish side with this unique wall clock. Featuresblack antique designed hands and quartz movements. Thevariety of colors in the design means this clock is a greatchoice for just about any home. Owners love the complimentsthey get about this clock’s style, and how easy it is to hang. The impressive32” size fills in an open space nicely on a kitchen or living room wall.
  6. 6. Link: amazon.comChampion Favorite JacketWhat woman doesn’t love a new addition to theirwardrobe? This cozy hooded jacket from Championis casually designed with a soft natural cotton feel.Shaped for a flattering, feminine fit. Roomy pocketsprovide storage for keys and a phone, or just as agreat spot to keep her hands warm. Women whowear this jacket love its durability, while stillremaining lightweight and comfortable. They alsoappreciate how it complements the figure of any woman.Link: amazon.comSterling Silver Celtic Know Diamond-Shaped Drop EarringsWho says adding some options to your girls’ jewelrycollection has to break the bank? This set of sterling silverearrings features a creative design at an economical price.She will love the thought that went into finding her newearrings, and you will love the savings. Great everydayearrings that go with any outfit. Proud wearers of theseearrings comment on the beautifully intricate design and nice looking size. Alsoare well regarded for their quality construction.Link: amazon.comApple iPod Shuffle 2GB – 5th GenerationOf course, any tech gift is a hot item these days. Thanks to theinnovation of the newest iPod Shuffle, you can purchase yourgirl this music playing device for under $50. The 2GB shufflewill hold hundreds of songs and is tiny enough to fit just about
  7. 7. everywhere. Owners of the shuffle love using it while working out because ofits intuitive controls. They also appreciate that the Apple product is so easy toupdate using the iTunes software.Link: amazon.comSkechers Women’s Keepsakes – Postage SlipperSlippers are a classic holiday gift, and thisnewest offering from Skechers make a greatchoice because of their versatility. Whilesuper-soft and cozy on the inside, they havea tough rubber outsole and a 1” heel foroutdoor use. Whether taking the dog out fora walk or running some quick errands, these slippers transition from indoor tooutdoor living in no time. Women who own these slippers are surprised at howoften they end up wear them because of that versatility. They also findthemselves receiving numerous compliments on the stylish look.Link: amazon.comReed & Barton Christmas 2012 Bell, 3-InchIf the lady you are buying for is the sentimental type, thiscommemorative decoration makes a great gift. It has alovely silver plate finish and the ‘2012’ script to mark theyear. This ornament can be the start to great tradition, andcomes packaged in a festive red gift box. Anyone who ownsthis ornament will note its impressive weight indicating highquality construction. Additionally, the detailing of the writingon the bell is impressive.Link:
  8. 8. Keepsake Window Jewelry Box Organizer Storage ContainerThis gift idea is a great combination ofthoughtful and practical. Most women collectjewelry as they go through life, and theyneed place to keep all of it safe andorganized. This quality wooden box has aglass window to see through when the lid isclosed. Fabric lining inside the box will makesure none of the jewelry is damaged whilebeing moved in or out. This box is renownedfor its great value – a high quality product fora great price. It’s petite design also doesn’t take up too make space on a smalldresser top.Link:
  9. 9. Gift Ideas for HimiSuper RC Helicopter – Red SmallGuys love gadgets – and gadgets don’t comemuch cooler than a mini helicopter that can beflown around the house. This helicopter fromiSuper is controllable with a downloaded app foryour iPhone/iPad or Android device. The built ingyro keeps it balanced, and even has musicplaying functions. Users love the flexibility ofplaying with this helicopter using their mobiledevices. They love entertaining party guests with such a unique toy.Link: amazon.comHi-Tec Men’s Altitude IV Hiking BootSpending more time outdoors is a common goal amongmany men. These quality hiking boots from Hi-Tec willencourage him to get out there by being well-preparedfor the elements. They feature waterproof uppers anda soft padded collar. The removable sock liner can bewash to keep these boots fresh even after heavy use.Wearers find these boots to be durable, comfortable,and useful in a variety of settings. All-black finish keeps looking great evenafter months of wear.Link:
  10. 10. Masterbuilt 30-Inch Electric Smokehouse SmokerOutdoor smoking is a versatile, and manly, way to preparea variety of foods. It has a glass window to watch the foodwhile it’s being smoked. There are 4 racks, and internallight, and a digital remote control. Side loader for woodchips allows for easy reloading even while the smoker isoperating. Built in meat probe lets you know exactly whenit’s time to eat. Owners of this smoker appreciate thewheels for easy mobility. Also, the internal light makesnighttime smoking much easier.Link: amazon.comGolf Hazard Putting Game & MatPutting practice is key to any man’s golf game, andthis gift idea will bring the practice to them. A greataddition to any den or office, this putting mat has anautomatic ball return for faster practice sessions.The bunker and water hazard gives this mat aunique look. Golfers who use this mat enjoy thebenefits they have seen in their golf game. Also, theramp up to the hole adds an additional challengeand helps the ball return work properly.Link:
  11. 11. Leatherman Freestyle Multi-ToolNo man’s outfitting is complete without a greatmulti-tool, and Leatherman is the top brand in thegame. It’s made from 420HC stainless steel andincludes a clip-point combo straight and serratedknife. Also unfolds to reveal needlenose andregular pliers. A good multi-tool can come inhandy in a variety of situations from camping toauto repair to opening boxes. Slim design fitseasily in any pocket when all folded up. Owners of a Leatherman talk oftenabout their loyalty to the brand. They also love the easy use for both the knifeand pliers in this tool.Link: amazon.comDuracell DRPP600 Powerpack 600 Jump StarterA great addition to any guys truck, this Duracelljump pack is useful in a variety of situations. Notonly can you jump a dead car battery, but thispower pack can be used as a regular outlet for justabout any electricity need. Take it on the job site topower up tools or even just run a radio. Puts out600 watts of power to its 3 AC outlets and one DCsocket. Easy to read LED indicator monitors thePowerpack’s charge level so you are never left out of juice. Users love beingabout to power their computers and mobile devices when away from home. Italso passes the test when asked to bring a dead car battery back to life.Link:
  12. 12. HD HERO3 Silver Edition by GoProIf you are buying a gift for the adventurous man inyour life, a GoPro camera is a great choice. This hi-ficamera will allow him to record his adventures andplay them back to show everyone at home. It hasbuilt in wi-fi capability and is waterproof up to 197feet. Includes basic mounts and hardware needs forattaching to helmets and gear. Users can’t believehow high powered the camera is and the incrediblevideo quality. For the price, most feel the GoPro Silver Edition to be best inclass.Link: amazon.comCall of Duty: Black Ops IIYou will be hard pressed to find a man who doesn’t lovea good first person shooter game – and Call of Duty hasbeen leading the way in that style of game for years.Popular for its online multiplayer options, Call of Dutyplaces the gamer right into the middle of the action witha variety of game modes and gorgeous graphics. BlackOps II features a brand new storyline from previousgames, including the all new Strike Force missions. Those already playingBlack Ops II say it is simply the best game available in this genre. Also, it ishighly addictive and is a gift that will be used over and over.Link:
  13. 13. Corkcicle Classic Wine ChillerBoth men and women share the love of wine, butthis little cooling gadget seems to call to the guys. Asimple device, the Corkcicle is frozen, then placed inthe wine bottle to chill the wine prior to serving.Made from BPA free plastic and uses a non-toxicfreeze gel. When done, simply rinse under the sinkand place back in the freezer for the next use. Those who uses the Corkciclelove that they no longer need an ice bucket to keep their wine cold. It is also agreat on the go option for picnics, tailgates, and other adventures.Link: amazon.comRushfit Georges St. Pierre 8 Week Ultimate Home Training ProgramMMA is one of the fastest growing sportsin the world, and superstar Georges St.Pierre’s RUSHFIT program can help yourman get in the best shape of his life. Thistotal-body conditioning program containssix DVD’s and two training guides to keephim focused on his nutrition as well.Focuses on six training areas includingendurance and core stability. Also offers agreat 60 day money back guaranteeincase the gift is not exactly what hewanted. Those who have used the program like that it is a complete whole-body workout. Also, this program comes at a much lower cost than othersimilar DVD sets in the market.Link:
  14. 14. Expandable Expanding Garden Hose 25ftA garden hose for a gift? I know – but bear withme. This is no ordinary garden hose, and onethat any man whose enjoys his yard work wouldlove to get. It stretches up to three times itslength, meaning it takes up very little spacewhen not in use. It will not kink of tangle, andis lightweight for its size. Forget about wrestling that dirty, heavy old gardenhose after you add the expanding garden hose to you yard. Users love themobility it affords them and the space they save in their outdoor areas.Link:
  15. 15. Gift Ideas for ChildrenLEGO Bricks & More Deluxe Brick Box #5508Children love LEGO’s, and this great set includesover 700 pieces. It has two mini-figures, abuilding base place, and special pieces likewheels, windows, and doors. Also included is abrick separator tool and building instructions.Your children will be able to let their imaginationsrun wild with this expansive set. As a parent, youwill love the sturdy storage box that makes cleanup a snap. Those who have purchased this set sayit is a great investment that stands the test of time compared to other toys.They also love how this set can simply add to LEGO’s already owned to expandon any child’s collection.Link: amazon.comLeapFrog LeapPad2 Explorer, GreenIf your child is always wanting to use your tablet, whynot get them one of their own? This educational devicewill entertain them while teaching valuable skills insubjects like art, reading, science, and math. Comesinstalled with 5 apps: Pet Pad, Learning Songs, ArtStudio, Cartoon Director app, and one more of yourchoice. Has front and back facing cameras just like aniPad. Screen can be used with finger touch or the included stylus. Parents whohave given this device to their children talk about how much the kids love touse the LeapPad2. It is also commonly noted how nice it is to know the kidsare being educated while being entertained at the same time.Link:
  16. 16. Little Tikes EasyScore Basketball SetEvery little boy (or girl) needs a first basketballhoop, and Little Tykes makes the best ones in themarket. This hoop is perfect for kids from 18months to 5 years, and includes a junior sizedbasketball. The rim on this hoop is oversized tomake it easier for little ones to develop their skills.Unlike other toys that your kids quickly grow out of,this hoop can adjust from 2 to 4 feet in order to grow right along with them.Raising the height of the hoop is also a great way to add challenge if youryoung superstar has mastered shooting at the lower hoop. Owners of this hoopcan’t believe how much time kids spend shooting hoops. The high quality ofthe construction is also praised by many parents.Link: amazon.comBarbie Fashionista Ultimate ClosetNo little girl is too young to start creating her ownfashion sense. This beautiful Barbie closet is a greatplace to start. The closet provides storage for all ofher Barbie accessories, while displaying them at thesame time. Includes a ring for your child to wear asshe dresses up Barbie in a range of great lookingoutfits. This set includes one Barbie fashion, fabulousshoes and accessories. Parents are consistentlyhappy with purchasing this set as a gift – little girls just love to receive it.Those same parents are also happy with the quality of this product.Link:
  17. 17. Cruiser Balance BikeEven in the digital age, a bike is still anessential toy for every child. This pedal-lesscruiser bike is made with birch wood and arubberized handle bar grip. Kids can learn howto handle a bike safely and easily by sitting onthe seat and walking the bike along. As theyget comfortable, they can use this bike to buildmomentum and coast along. When the daycomes to get a pedal bike, they will have builtthe necessary confidence and skills to handle it with ease. A limited steeringradius will prevent jackknife accidents. Parents are amazed at how this bikedraws admiring looks from other kids and parents, and love the confidence itbuilds in their kids.Link: amazon.comAngry Birds: Knock On Wood GameWhile the Angry Birds app has been a huge hit with adults andkids alike, this toy is aimed specifically at the younger crowd.The app comes to life with this set which includes three angrybirds, green pigs, wooden blocks, and one slingshot-stylelauncher to take out those pesky pigs. In addition to having agreat time, kids will learn how to follow directions whenbuilding the set up for each level represented on the cards.Parents love how easy it is to get started with this toy right out of the box. It isalso praised as a great toy for parents to participate with the little ones forgreat family time.Link:
  18. 18. Hohner Kids HMX3008B GlockenspielMusic is great for a child’s development – not tomention great fun to learn and play. This colorfulglockenspiel toy makes a fun gift for a young child astheir first musical instrument. Solid construction keepsbars from falling off, or being pulled off. It is made fromBPA free materials, and comes packaged in anattractive gift box. Also comes with a color coded songsheet that kids can follow right along with my matching notes to the coloredbars. Parents like that the toy is musically correct while being kid friendly. Theyalso like the fact that the mallet latches onto the back of the unit when not inuse so it is easy to find for the next jam session.Link: amazon.comVTech Switch & Go DinosThis gift idea will bring your kids dinosaurimaginations to life! A 2-1 toy, it easily transformsfrom dino to automobile and back. Has over 50wild sound effects and phrases to entertain thelittle ones. Also features an LCD screen that playsboth driver and dinosaur animations. This is agreat toy for interactive play time that stretchesimaginations and entertains for hours. The ease ofswitching between both modes is praised by parents, as is the quality of thesound effects.Link: amazon.comWant more toy selections? Check out:
  19. 19. Ultra Stomp RocketFor a gift with real ‘wow’ potential, look nofarther than the stomp rocket. This set comeswith 4 foam tipped rockets capable of shootingup to 200 feet into the sky. That power isgenerated only using man-made compressedair – no batteries, propellant, or chemicalsrequired. Adult supervision is needed to playwith this toy – but the adults will be havingjust as much fun as the kids! The foam rocketsare safe even when crashing into things, which parents appreciate. They alsolike the fact that it is easy to obtain refill rockets for this toy as it does getused over and over.Link:
  20. 20. Gift Ideas for CouplesCouple Black/Silver Tone Heart Pendant Set – Stainless SteelThis split heart pendant will give couples a great wayto show their love in separate but equal ways. Aninnovative design, this piece integrates both brushedsatin and stainless steel to create a striking lookwhen together and apart. Strong and durableconstruction means this gift will last right along withthe couple. Includes both a 20” and 24” chain.Owners marvel at how well the two pieces fit together, even after being apart.They also think the value is great based on the price compared to the qualityof the product.Link: Amazon.comKindle Fire HDThis 7” tablet has taken the mobile computingworld by storm. The Kindle Fire runs on theAndroid platform and is perfect for reading e-books, playing games, watching videos, andabout a million other possibilities. This makesa great couples gift because of its versatilityand ease of use. Even non ‘techies’ will findthemselves quickly immersed in theexperience of tablet computing, and mightsoon find their laptop collecting dust. Includes front and rear facing cameras,wi-fi connectivity, and HD display. Current users like how the Kindle Firebalances high quality performance with a budget friendly price tag.Link:
  21. 21. Cuisinart MSC-600 3-in-1 Central Multi-CookerMany couples love to cook together, andthis high quality slow cooker would makea great addition to that hobby. Not yourgrandmother’s ‘crock pot’, this modernappliance actually performs three basiccooking functions – Slow Cooking,Brown/Saute, and Steaming. Built intimers allow for variable temperature control throughout the day, so it can beprogrammed for specific cooking needs. This is a practical gift idea that alsoadds a little bit of romance to any couples lives. Those who already use thiscooker rave about getting to prepare a whole meal in one pot – and thus onlyhaving one pot to clean. It also comes at a great value for the functionality itprovides.Link: amazon.comEmbroidered Velour Spa Robe – His and Hers SetNothing says relaxing like a luxurious robe –and who better to relax with than yoursignificant other? These matching embroideredrobes will give couples a great reason to taketime out and chill. The Kimono style robes aremade of heavy weight 14 oz. looped terrycotton on the inside, and durable terry velouron the outside. Conveniently machinewashable. Wearers brag about the incrediblecomfort of these robes. They also talk about how such a quality item can comeat such a reasonable price.Link:
  22. 22. Smart Ass – Trivia GameGames are a great gift idea for couple who liketo entertain friends and family. This fast-movingmultiple player trivia game includes 490questions. Encourages interaction among partyguests as players are required to shout outanswers as fast as they can in order to becrowned the ultimate ‘Smart Ass’. If the coupleyou are buying for loves having a great timewith trivia and board games, you can’t gowrong with this popular game from University Games. It is praised for notdragging on like other trivia games have been known to do. It also leads to biglaughs and engaging play for everyone in the room.Link: amazon.comPinzon Signature 190-Gram Velvet Flannel Sheet SetThe bedroom is an obviously romantic place forany couple, and these luxurious sheets willmake lazy Saturday mornings even better.Unique production techniques make this velvetflannel extremely soft to the touch and keepthe sleeper at a very comfortable temperaturethroughout the night. Show the couple you arebuying for how much you care by giving the gift of better sleep. Buyers areamazing at the comfort and durability in these sheets. Even after multipleyears of use, they report seeing no thinning or pilling of the material. Alsonoted for their great warmth.Link:
  23. 23. Sony BDP Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-FiCuddling up for a movie night is a classic way forcouples to spend a Friday evening. This Sony Blu-Ray player will present any movie in amazingclarity. In addition to playing DVD and Blu-raydiscs, this unit also has the capability to streamNetflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu and more.Produces full HD 1080p Blu-ray playback, and has an available app foriPhone/Ipad or Android devices to control the unit via mobile. Also capable ofintegrating with home stereo equipment for multi-room music. Movie watchersalready using this product love the connectivity to Netflix and Amazon Prime.They also praise the simplicity of setting it up and getting started watchingyour first movie.Link:
  24. 24. Gift Ideas for ElderlyCameron’s Coffee – Flavored Ground Coffee Variety PackMany older people cherish their morning coffee routine,so why not spice it up for them? This high qualitypackage of coffee grounds has three unique flavors –Chocolate Caramel Brownie, Vanilla Hazelnut, andToasted Southern Pecan. All are made with 100%specialty grade Arabica coffee beans. They are smallbatch roasted to ensure only perfection in the roastingprocess. Those who have enjoyed these coffees will tell you that there isnothing extra needed to make them enjoyable. Even those who don’t normallyenjoy hazelnut flavors were drawn in by the Vanilla Hazelnut coffee offered inthis pack.Link: amazon.comThe Cheesecake Factory Gift CardMost elderly people are on a fixed income, andtherefore don’t spend money often on indulgences likegoing out to nice dinner. A gift card to the CheesecakeFactory makes for a great gift because they will havethe opportunity to do something out of their routinewithout having to spend money. Cheesecake Factorymakes for a great choice because their hugely variedmenu means everyone can find something they like. And that’s not to mentionthe incredible desserts! Give the gift of a great meal, and a night out that willtruly be appreciated. Diners of the Cheesecake Factory consistently commenton one thing – the endless choices. The menu reads like a book and seems togo on for days. The only problem is actually deciding what to order!Link:
  25. 25. Dynamic Living Oversized 16” x 7.5” Digital LED Wall ClockWhile the majority of the younger generation hasmoved on to using cell phones to track time anddate, the older generations still use wall clocks tomark time. This large display clock is great forelderly people as it is easy to read from adistance, and also includes the day and date in aneasy to read format. It has a stylish andcontemporary look while being functional. Thisclock work both ways – being hung on the wall or just stood up on a table.Internal power storage means the clock will continue working right through apower outage. Owners love this clock not only for the large display, but alsothe elegant appearance. They appreciate that it does not look like a generic‘hospital clock’, but rather adds style to the room around it.Link: amazon.comReader’s Digest Large Print, 1-Year SubscriptionJust because a person’s eye sight has diminished, it doesn’tmean they have lost the desire to read or learn. A year-longsubscription to the Reader’s Digest Large Print edition is agreat choice for any elderly person. The stories will keepthem engaged and their minds active. The fact that it isdelivered right to them each month makes this a gift thatkeeps giving in a way that is convenient to the senior lifestyle. Even seniorswho are able to read the regular print edition love the large print because itreduces eye strain and allows them to read longer.Link:
  26. 26. SummaryGift giving can add stress and pressure to the Holiday season, but it doesn’thave to. Hopefully the ideas presented above will give you a good head starton picking out gifts for the loved ones in your life. We have tried to combineideas that are currently on top of the trends and technology, with sometraditional, time-tested classics. Remember, a gift doesn’t have to be super-expensive or flashy to be well received. Often the most appreciated gifts arethe ones that clearly required thought and preparation on the part of the giver.Think about the hobbies, likes and dislikes, and needs of those you are buyingfor. With those thoughts in mind, have another look back over this list. An ideathat might not have registered with you the first time through may just turnout to be perfect for a special person in your life.