Top Christmas gadget and gift ideas


Here is my, now yearly, update of the top Christmas gadget and gift ideas this holiday season. I got so many nice emails last year from visitors who had bought gadgets because of my recommendation, that I thought I would make it a yearly occurrence.

2009 has had it’s ups (Windows 7) and downs (Tony Hawk Ride) for gadgets and electronics – although I think there have been fewer killer gadgets and games than previous years. I think this year the new PS3 (now slim), Wii and iPod Touch will be at the top of most people’s wish-list, pretty much as they were last year – except for the PS3 which, although not a great performer last year, will do much better this Christmas. Next year, 2010, we have a number of awesome gadgets and electronics to look out for and I will do a follow up post on these as I did for this year.

The collection below is split into 4 sections of top 10 gifts and gadgets this Christmas in the category of: For Him, For Her, For Geeks and For Gamers.

Christmas Gadgets and Gifts – For Him

Here is a selection of my top 10 gadgets and gifts for him this Christmas – my top gift being the PS3. With the now awesome game line up, download and rent HD movies, some great exclusive content and some fantastic stuff planned for next year – it’s beginning to take back the crown as the serious gamer console (over the Xbox 360).

  1. Playstation 3 PS3 Slim more info and prices
  2. Nikon D3000 Digital SLR Camera (18-55 mm VR Lens Kit) more info and prices
  3. Samsung 40-inch Wide-screen Ultra Slim Full HD Crystal LED TV more info and prices
  4. Apple iPod Touch 32GB (3rd Gen) more info and prices
  5. Samsung HT-TZ325R 5.1ch Home Cinema System more info and prices
  6. TomTom XL IQ Routes Edition Satellite Navigation more info and prices
  7. Klipsch iGroove iPod Speaker System more info and prices
  8. Sony BDPS360B Profile 2.0 Blu-ray Player with BD Live more info and prices
  9. Sony VAIO 15.5″ Notebook (4 GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7) more info and prices
  10. Sony HD Handycam HDR-TG7VE with 16GB Internal Memory more info and prices

Christmas Gadgets and Gifts – For Her

Here is a selection of my top 10 gadgets and gifts for her this Christmas with my top tip for a gift being the Amazon Kindle. It looked like it had some stiff competition from the much more feature rich Nook (from Barnes and Noble) but it goes to show, like the Apple products, simplicity rules.

  1. Amazon Kindle Wireless Reading (6″ Display, Global Wireless) – more info and prices
  2. Nintendo DS Lite Turquoise Console with Brain Training – more info and prices
  3. Flip Mino HD Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory – more info and prices
  4. Apple iPod nano with Camera 8GB (5th Generation Blue) – more info and prices
  5. Samsung 10.1″ Netbook (6hr Battery, XP Home) – more info and prices
  6. Western Digital TV HD 1080P Media Player – more info and prices
  7. Philips LivingColors LED Mood Light, Mini, Glossy White – more info and prices
  8. Canon PIXMA iP4700 Colour Printer – more info and prices
  9. Nintendo Wii Fit Plus – more info and prices
  10. XMI X-mini II Mini Speaker – more info and prices

Christmas Gadgets and Gifts – For Geeks

Here is a selection of my top 10 gadgets and gifts for Geeks this Christmas. For the Geek in your life my top tips for a gift (if you have the money) is the Canon EOS 5D Mk II, now in bundle packs. Simply one of the best, if not best, digital SLR cameras on the market – packed full of features and a great performer – you will also capture some awesome HD videos. (For the smaller budgets one of my International Year of Astronomy Retro Prints just the ticket, wink wink!).

  1. Canon EOS 5D Mk II SLR camera Digital camera Bundle – more info and prices
  2. International Year of Astronomy Retro Prints – more info and prices
  3. Logitech Harmony One – Advanced Universal Remote Control – more info and prices
  4. MechRC Humanoid Robot / Bioloid Comprehensive Kit – more info and prices
  5. Razer LYCOSA Gaming Keyboard – more info and prices
  6. Denon AH-D7000 Premium Over-Ear Headphones – more info and prices
  7. Adobe CS4 Design Premium – more info and prices
  8. NEC MultiSync LCD3090WQXi 30-Inch LCD Monitor – more info and prices
  9. Sony VAIO L11S1ES 24 inch Touchscreen All in One Desktop PC – more info and prices
  10. LaCie 4TB 4big Quadra EK – more info and prices

Christmas Gadgets and Gifts – For Gamers

Here is a selection of my top 10 gadgets and gifts for Gamers this Christmas. One game this year stood out among all the others for it really emersive and cinematic approach to gameplay. Having fantastic visuals, great actors, tight controls and a compelling storyline really makes this the deserved winner of VGA game of the year 2009.

  1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) – more info and prices
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3 / XBOX 360) – more info and prices
  3. Assassins Creed 2 (PS3 / XBOX 360) – more info and prices
  4. Borderlands (PS3 / XBOX 360) – more info and prices
  5. Batman Arkham Asylum (PS3 / XBOX 360) – more info and prices
  6. New Super Mario Brothers (Wii) – more info and prices
  7. Wii Sport Resort (Wii) – more info and prices
  8. Rock Band (PS3 / XBOX 360) – more info and prices
  9. Professor Layton and the Pandora Box (Nintendo DS) – more info and prices
  10. Resident Evil – Darkside Chronicles (Wii) – more info and prices