Christmas Wishlist

Friday, 23 November 2012

You’ve been thinking about it all year, and now the time has come for Christmas shopping. Once you’ve made a list of who has been naughty and who has been nice, you can start to strategise to sort out how you’ll get all those gifts purchased and wrapped. Time is winding down, so you’ll need to have a plan. Luckily, we have a cheat sheet to help you get it done. If you’re wondering what the top-selling gifts of Christmas 2012, keep reading.

Jewelry. If you’re looking for a sentimental gift for a wife or a mother, jewelry is a great option. From subtle and sophisticated gold hoop earrings to a black and white diamond necklace, there are plenty of pieces to choose from to fit your budget. Best of all is a gift that stands the test of time, like the White Mother of Pearl watch from Sweetie Watches. And if you want to go the extra mile, present it to her in a monogram jewellry box from C. Wonder.

Fashion. Is there a fashionista on your list who loves to follow trends and wear the most current styles? Peruse some of the top designers to find an item that is both stylish and versatile so that he or she can get the most wear out of it. You’ll find sophisticated chick in the collection of Azzaro at Avenue 32 with its variety of bodycon dresses, knit sweaters and sheer embellishments. BLK DNM at Avenue 32 also offers fashionable gift options if you’re shopping for someone who loves to mix texture and colour -- they have everything from leather skirts to silk blouses.

Tech. Digital toys will be at the top of everyone’s list this year, and you can prove your tech savvy by brushing up on the top sellers in this category. E-readers took the market by storm this year, so it’s likely to be a hit with anyone still left on your list--parents, kids, in-laws and even close friends. Apple just launched the iPad mini, which is half the weight of the original model and offers more portability. Not that this tablet hasn’t seen some fierce competition from Amazon, which made the new Kindle Fire available in the UK in late October, just in time for the holidays.

Entertainment. If you’re searching for less pricey gifts, a book or a movie is always a good way to go. Just perusing the best-seller lists from this year will reveal that you can’t go wrong with the Hunger Games Trilogy box set, since the novels have gained worldwide popularity due to the movie release last spring. Animated movies also dominated this year; a copy of Happy Feet Two, for example, will keep family and friends on their toes.

The best part about these gifts is that nearly all of them can be found and purchased online. Because your holiday should be spent enjoying time with family and friends, not fretting over what to give and who to buy it for.

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