Christmas Gifts

Believe it or not – Christmas is just around the corner! And right now, you’re probably making that commitment that this will be the year you get the shopping done early and this will be the year you’ll send the Christmas cards on time and this will be the year that you get everyone the perfect gift – because you’ll finally remember that little Jimmy isn’t so little anymore and at 13, probably doesn’t want another toy truck…

This will be the year.

Since you’ve got it on your mind now – here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling to make Christmas 2010 the perfect gift giving season – make this the year.

Holiday Gift ideas they’ll love

For Her – Sex and the City 2 DVD – the girls are back for the holiday season and they’re certainly decked out appropriately for the occasion. Marvel at the frocks and fabrics as Carrie, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte head to Abu Dhabi for a bit of cultural indulgence. The perfect bit of R&R to see you through the holiday season.

For HimAvatar DVD – the animated epic that stretched our imaginations and defied belief, reinventing the visual possibilities of cinema. Whether he’s a diehard sci-fi fan or just movie lover, he’ll love Avatar for its incredible technical achievements and captivating effects. This extended Collector’s Edition gives you 16 minutes of unscreened footage along with exclusive interviews with James Cameron about his 14 year film-making journey. With exciting behind-the-scenes footage, this is a gift that he’s sure to love.

For the Kids – video games are still the rage in the youth gift market. For the younger ones, Donkey Kong Country Returns is due out in early December and will be a hit for the family gaming market. Adult kids at hearts, meanwhile, are looking forward to the latest instalment of Assassin’s Creed 3.

Get into gear early – the early Christmas shopping pledge
1. Make your list early. Start writing down your list of present recipients now – start with the obvious ones, family, friends, etc. These will be the gifts that are most important and the hardest to shop for.
2. Start shopping for personalised gifts. The problem with shopping during the busy Christmas season is it’s very easy to get distracted by promotions and display items that advertise a sale. This is how you end up getting the same novelty mug set for Dad two years in a row!
3. Earmark generic gift ideas. For work colleagues, Kris Kringles and your brother’s new girlfriend he’s bringing home for the first time, generic gifts have you covered. And of course, there are always Christmas gift cards if you leave it to the last minute shopping pinch.
4. Remember that, chances are that you will still be dashing to the store at the last minute for just one more item on Christmas Eve. The important thing is that you’ll be in a comparatively shopping for one gift for some forgotten Aunt than 100 gifts for the entire family!

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