Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cool Christmas Gifts 2009

I know it's probably a little bit too early to write about cool Christmas Gifts for 2009, but my mood is slowly starting to shift from work to Christmas as the holiday season comes closer! :D

So here's my list of cool Christmas gift ideas for 2009. Hope this will help those of you who are currently doing Christmas shopping!

Update:
I missed out the most wanted Christmas gift of the year - netbook. If you are looking for a netbook for Christmas gift, I recommend the Asus Eee PC 1005HA. It's by far the best netbook in the market. Here's a great article that guide you through the different models of Eee PC 1005HA that you can get. Also, if you are looking for something more special, here's a list of special edition netbooks that you can get for this year's Christmas!

This season is for children, so let's start off with some cool toys for them:

Christmas Gifts For Kids:

1. Transformers Action Figures

Transformers Optimus Prime Action Figure
The movie "Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen (ROTF)" is one of the hottest movie this year. Even an adult like me is crazy about the super heroes robots in the movie.. so if your kids have watched the movie ROTF, be prepared that they will most likely be asking for a Transformers toys for Christmas. There are tons of Transformers toys out there, but the Optimus Prime action figure is going to be the hottest among all. This toy is really really cool -- it looks very much like the Optimus Prime in the movie, and can even combine with JetFire! Check it out in the videos below:





Here are some useful customer reviews if you wish to know more about the Transformers Movie 2 Leader Optimus Prime Action Figure.

Besides Optimus Prime action figure, there are many more cool toys surrounding the Transformers 2 movie, such as the Bumblebee action figure, Transformers Movie 2 Combiner - Construction Devastator, and the Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet(this one is pretty cool too.. check it out!). You can find more Transformers Toys here.

2. Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster

Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster
Cepia LLC releases a new line of inovative realistic interactive plush, Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster, that's getting popular among kids. It's an artificially intelligent hamsters that talk and move around in their own playsets. The Zhu Zhu pets hamster can be set in 2 play modes: Nurturing mode and Adventire mode. In nurturing mode, hamsters gently coo and purr, while in adventure mode, the hamsters explore their habitat with intelligent audio and machanical responses to various habitat stimili. There are over a dozen of habitat add-ons for the Zhu Zhu hamsters to play in and explore.. giving unlimited play options to the kids!

Find out more about Zhu Zhu Pets Hamster.

3. The Settlers of Catan

The Settlers Of Catan Board Game
If your kids like to play board games, The Settlers of Catan from Mayfair Games is an award-winning strategy game where players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory. Players roll dice to determine which resources are generated each round and then must strategically trade those resources with other players to get what they need to build their settlements, cities, and roads. The board itself is variable, making each game a little different from the next. Each round of The Settlers of Catan is intended to keep three or four players ages 10 and above engaged for up to 90 minutes, making it a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends!

Here's the review of The Settlers Of Catan board game. It's easy to see why The Settlers of Catan has been recognized as a best-selling Game of the Year in both Germany and the U. S.

4. Barbie Doll

barbie dolls
The all-time favorite Barbie Doll is always a great gift for litle girls. This year, there are 2 sets of must-have barbie dolls to be added to the little princess' collection: the Barbie and The Three Musketeers, and the Barbie Twilight. Follow the link to find out more about the 2 set of Barbie Doll collection.. For girls' kids, a barbie doll is always a great gift idea.

5. G.I. Joe Toys

GI Joe Action figure
GI Joe, The Rise of Cobra marks the second film based on a Hasbro toy line (after Transformers) this summer. And similar to Transformers, I am sure the popularity of G.I. Joe skyrocketed among kids. The G.I. Joe toys, will of course be the next hottest toys for this Christmas. Get them here before they are out of stock!

If your are looking for more of a educational toy, gift ideas #6 to #10 is for you.

6. Wild Planet Hyper Dash

Wild Planet Hyper Dash
Hyper Dash is an award-winning fast-paced race course game from Wild Planet that encourages kids to be active and think on their feet. It consists of one electronic tagger and five different colored and numbered targets. To start, set up your targets on the table, around the room, around the house or throughout the yard. Then, follow the announcer's commands as you zip around your racecourse to tag your targets with the handheld unit. The fastest time wins. Hyper Dash has won an iParenting Award and a Seal of Excellence Award from Creative Child Magazine, along with several other honors recognizing it as an innovative, educational toy. For just $20++, it's well worth the value!

Here's the review of The Wild Planet Hyper Dash. This product is recommended for kids between 7 - 10 years.

7. Bananagrams

Bananagrams
Bananagrams is a fast and fun word game that requires no pencil, paper or board. All you need is a table. One hand can be played in as little as five minutes. It is a great for family fun as well as being educational. Bananagrams portability makes it perfect for travel. Just grab the pouch and go. Here's what a customer say about Bananagrams:
"Do you like Scrabble but get hung up trying to use those special point squares, are bummed when someone "steals your spot", or dragged down by Debbie Dictionary ("just let me look up this one word") or Slow Joe (who takes 20 minutes for each turn)? Well you would love Bananagrams, because it solves those problems."


More customer review is available here. Recommended for 7 years and up.

8. Vtech Tote & Go Laptop Plus

vtech laptop
Does your kid always bug you when you're working because she wants to play with your laptop computer? Do you wish there was a better and more engaging way for your child to learn the basics of math and English? If yes, then you should consider the Tote & Go Laptop Plus from Vtech - A big byte of learning for little bits! The Tote & Go Laptop Plus offers big style for little learners, and it’s just like the computer mom and dad use! This unique learning product comes complete with a colorful keyboard and detachable mouse that’s designed for both left-handed and right-handed users. Plus, the Tote & Go Laptop Plus features 30 engaging activities that teach language, math, games and music. You’ll love the nifty handle for easy fold-up and go!

There are tons positive feedback from customer on this product. Definitely a great educational toy for kids below 7! For girls' kids, there's a Pink version for them.

9. LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table

LeapFrog Musical Table
If you are looking for a Christmas gift for baby, the LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table is a great educational toy to consider. It is chock full of learning and musical activities designed to provide visual and auditory stimulation and motor skill development, as well as opportunities to learn about colors, the alphabet, and opposites for older children -- and much more. There are songs, melodies, twinkling lights and real instrument sounds, plus lots of things to spin, roll, slide, open and close. The table plays over 40 songs and melodies so your baby stays entertained while exploring. Provide a world of learning and musical fun for your child with the LeapFrog Learn & Groove Musical Table!

There are already 400 overs customers who bought this product and left their comment on Amazon. Click here to find out what they think about the product.

10. Rubik Cube

rubik cube
Rubik Cube - everyone should know what this is - the bestselling puzzle in history. Just in case, though, here's a recap: it's a 3-by-3-by-3-inch cube with rotating faces made up of nine squares that can be scrambled into (so it's said) 43 quintillion combination. Getting the cube back to its original position (so that all nine squares of the same color make up each face) is incredibly challenging for most, though it can be mastered and solved. This product comes with a solution hints booklet, which examines the cube's properties and offers clues for solving the puzzle.

If you are giving this to your kid as Christmas gift, make sure you learn how to solve it first.. here are two videos that teach you how to solve Rubik Cube :D





Get a Rubik Cube and make your kids think.. You will be proud of them when they solve it! Here's the customer review for the Rubik Cube from Amazon.

Christmas Gifts For Teens:

1. Mindflex Game

Mindflex Game
When you first look at the Mindflex Game, you will immediately say: "what will they think of next." This game is truly remarkable and harnesses the latest in both computer and medical technology. It challenges you to exercise a part of your body that might not get much of a workout otherwise, your mind. The Mindflex Game involve the player using his or her brainwave to move a small foam ball off the ground and through a customizable obstacle course.

Here's a video that explains and demonstrate how the Mindflex Game works:



The Mindflex game is currently available on Amazon for $90.73. Check out what others say about this product before buying it!

2. Ripstik Caster Board

Ripstik Caster Board
The Ripstik Caster Board is a cross between a skateboard and a snowboard. It is the perfect ride for kids looking for the next big thrill. The board is distinguished by its pivoting deck and 360-degree inclined caster trucks, which offer a snowboard-like carving ability. A simple weight transfer lets you turn or accelerate without pushing, just like when you're carving down the slopes.

The following videos demonstrate how the Ripstik Caster Board works:




The Ripstik Caster Board is currently available for just $54.57. Check out the customer reviews here.

3. Nintendo Wii

Nintendo Wii
There's no need for explanation.. everyone know what Nintendo Wii is :-) (in case you don't, watch the following video):



For $199.99, you get a video game system that brings people of all ages and video game experience together to play. Check out the customer reviews here. If you have already got one for your kids, then you probably want to check out the Wii Sports Resort which is the latest Wii's sport game. It could be a great Christmas gift as well!

4. Disney Netpal

Disney Netpal Netbook
ASUS and Disney have teamed up to bring the magic of creative learning and fun into a perfect first laptop for your child. Disney Netpal is a 8.9-inch netbook that comes with Intel Atom processor, 1GB RAM, and 16GB hard drive.

Designed for kids aged 6-12, the Disney Netpal by ASUS is durable, with a reinforced mechanical design, and offers a truly magical and engaging computing experience with a unique Disney user interface. With colorful Disney-themed style, your child can explore a web-safe world of technology on their own with ease.

The Disney Netpal netbook is available in 2 designs: Princess Pink and Magic Blue. Both are available for $348 on Amazon. Customer reviews are available here.

Christmas Gifts For Him:

1. Portable DVD Player

Sony portable DVD player
A portable DVD player is an ideal companion for for plane rides, long commutes, and other places where you just don't feel like lugging along your laptop. Mobile professionals who travel a lot will love the size and weight of this extremely portable DVD player, and gadget-freaks will love the coolness factor.

The Sony DVP-FX930 9-Inch Portable DVD Player is one of the best out there that's recommended by many experts. Here's the customer reviews. Check it out to see what others say about this product.

If you have a lower budget, then the Coby Coby TFDVD7008 7-Inch Portable DVD/CD/MP3 Player is a great alternative. It will cost you only $68.99... and lots of customers are happy with this product!

2. Beer Glasses

beer glasses
This is for guys who love beers. Believe it or not, beers taste better in a good beer glass / mug. So if he's a beer enthusiast, pick a good beer glass for him this Christmas.. he will certainly appreciate it. If you have no clue about beer glasses, read the customer reviews. Here are a bunch of beer glasses with ample customer reviews to help you with.

3. Coby Home Theater Speaker System

Coby home theater system
The Coby Home Theater Speaker System is not the best, but it's one of the few that cost less ($47.86) and still having decent performance.

With this product, you can immerse yourself in your movies and music with Coby's 5.1-channel home theater speaker system. Fill your room with 300 watts of surround sound from five 3-inch satellite speakers and a floor-rattling subwoofer. The integrated amplifier and switch allows you to easily change between two source connections. Independent volume/treble/bass control and magnetic shielding also included.

Christmas Gifts For Her

1. Pink Gadgets


Pink gadgets are probably the favorite gift for girls. Pink netbooks, pink iPod, pink digital cameras, just to name a few, are all going to be great Christmas gifts for girls. If your budget allows you to get any of those, get them.

2. Fragrance


It is safe to say that most women love to receive gifts of perfume and fragrance. Perfume is like a signature…something a woman wears that portrays her personality. Designer perfume is a great gift to someone you care about. Here are a list of best selling perfume for women. Check them out.

3. Jewelry


Just like perfume, jewelry is another item that women will definitely love to receive as gift. These items are personal and each make a statement about the woman wearing them.. and here's the list of best selling jewelry. Find one that suit her taste!

Alright, that's my list for now.. I will be adding more gift ideas to the list as I discover more. It's so great when you find the perfect Christmas Gift for someone you love, isn't it? The look on their face when they open it, and knowing they're really going to enjoy the Christmas gift you gave them this Xmas. So start Christmas shopping as early as possible, before all the hot selling items are sold out!

7 comments:

Marq | Brochure Printing said...

Cool! I liked the transformers and G.I. Joe. I remember playing with them when I was a kid. I think there were transfomers made from metal back then. Nowadays, it's more plastic than metal. As for the G.I. Joes, I lost all of my collection :(

Well, it's time for me to collect those things again and maybe still play with them a little bit haha!

Cheers!

Alexander Over Street said...

Keep your Christmas-heart open all the year round. your family Happy Holidays and a great and prosperous new year!

Sam said...

I recently bought my daughter one of those hampsters for her birthday and I must say that they are absolutely hilarious! We have a Jack Russell dog that really does not know what to do when this little noisy fur ball is spinning around the living room.....hours of fun.

I widh I had kept all of my transformer toys from my youth, would be worth a mint now!

Anyway, for pleny more christmas gift ideas have a look at gonedigging.co.uk.

Have a good one!

Sam

Allen said...

While people may have different views still good things should always be appreciated. Yours is a nice blog. Liked it!!!. For more information about the Christmas Gifts, you can check the following website Christmas Gifts

Christmas 2009 said...

Well gift are really coool keep it up!

shumail said...

Well very nice and cool ideas here is my ideas for christmas:)
Exciting Christmas gift ideas

Michael said...

This is a great list of christmas gifts

 
Copyright © 2007 Cool Stuff | Privacy Policy