15+ Special Gift Ideas for the 2012 Holidays
Chanukah - December
Christmas Day Sunday, December 25, 2012
December 26, 2012 - January 1, 2013
New Year's Eve is Monday Night, December 31, 2012
Top Travel Gadget
1. Travel Scale for Luggage
NEVER PAY OVERWEIGHT BAG FEES AGAIN!
Most airlines now impose a strict 50-lb weight limit on bags per person. Check with your individual airline before flying. Do you know if each of your suitcases weigh 50 lbs (or less) before you travel to the airport? If your bag exceeds 50 lbs, you can be expected to pay $70-$150 per bag extra when flying. Check the weight of your suitcases at home and/or at the hotel to save you a lot of money and extra hassle. EatSmart Travel Scale is top-rated, low-cost, very light and well designed.
2. iPad Bags & Cases
The iPad is the hottest selling tablet in the world. We bought our 1st iPad this year and I quickly found myself carrying it everywhere. I ended up buying three different cases and bags — one for work, one for weekends and one for the outdoors. However, I found it very frustrating and spent a long time looking for iPad cases and bags that I would like... and use. Amazon now has one of the largest selections of iPad cases and bags — there are hundreds of 'em in the store! The cases/bags make great gifts. If someone doesn't like the model, they can always return or exchange the gift for something else they prefer.
Buy an iPad Case for a Holiday Gift for You or Someone Else
We have this case for our Apple iPad It's great for travel and work.
ZAGGfolio Bluetooth Keyboard & Case for iPad 2/3/new iPad - Carbon/Black
3. Kindle Fire & Touch are HOT Holiday Gifts!
The Kindle is a
"must-have" Holiday Gift, especially if you or someone you
know likes to read and travel — it's lighter than a typical
of all eBook readers will be sold during the last two months this year.
Order one now before they sell out by December.
The Kindle is really the only eBook eReader you should buy this year.
Read below for more information:
of the biggest reasons the Amazon Kindle is the world leader in eBooks,
is that it is very simple to use and NO Computer is
Required. However, you do have the ability to Automatically & Wirelessly
Sync your Kindle Books with all your PCs, Laptops, Macs, iPhones, iPod Touch, Android Smartphones, Blackberry
and Other Mobile Devices.
Note: The other eBook readers (i.e. Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony eReader, etc) do not have this broad syncing ability.
Today, the Kindle Store has more than 500,000
books available, including 100+ of the New York Times Best
Sellers, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. Their
vision for Kindle is to have every book ever printed, in any
language, all available in under 60 seconds.
Whether you prefer Biographies, Classics,
Investment Guides, Thrillers, or Sci-fi, thousands of your favorite
books are available. New
York Times Best Sellers and most new releases are $9.99, and you'll
find many books for less. Content availability and pricing vary
for customers living outside of the U.S.
Buy the New Hot Amazon Kindle Fire and eBook Readers from Amazon Today
- your model may sell out by the Holidays!
4. Buy an Apple TV Box or a Roku Box for your HDTV
Get 10,000+ Movie and TV Rentals, Netfiix Rentals and Internet on your HDTV.
NOTE: Google TV is NOT ready for Non-Technical Consumers at this time.
DO NOT Buy a Google TV Box this Holiday Season.
Read below for More Info on Apple TV or Roku (you can Buy both on Amazon):
- Apple TV for $99
This is one of the most exciting and easy-to-install and use products for TV-watching announced in 2010.
If you are like us, we are very tired of the extremely limited Pay-Per-View Movie (and TV Show) selection provided by Cable, Satellite and U-verse companies. Apple TV gives you tens of thousands of options at night and on the weekends to watch what you want... when you want on your HDTV.
Apple TV allows you to do the following key major functions:
- Rent iTunes TV Shows, Movies, Podcasts & Music Videos
- Watch 20,000+ FREE Netflix Streaming Movies, TV Shows and more
- Rent all Netflix Streaming Movies of Videos, TV Shows and more
- Use an iPhone or iPod Touch App to Stream Videos, Photos & Music
on your HDTV
- Watch Free Internet YouTube Shows, Yahoo Flickr Photos
and more on your HDTV
- Listen, Watch and Enjoy all your personal Music, Photos and Videos
from your PC or Mac in your Liviing Room or Den
- Use Your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad as a remote control
on your Apple TV using a Free Application
We bought and installed an Apple TV box over Thanksgiving Weekend (last year). Apple TV is very easy to install. There are only 2 wires to set up — you plug one wire into the TV and and the second wire into the electric plug... and you're ready to go! It really is that easy :)
Apple TV Tips: You need one HDMI cable to connect Apple TV to your HDTV (it doesn't come in the box). Amazon sells the cable for $7. Target, Apple and other stores sell them for $20-$40 (I know because I looked). We bought our HDMI cable from Amazon for $7.
Order an Amazon High-Speed HDMI Cable (6.5 Feet/2.0 Meters) for $7
Buy an Apple TV from Apple
- Buy a New Roku 2 Box & Get 100k
Videos, Movies & TV Shows on HDTV
If you don't like Apple (and there are lots of people who don't), you should look at the Roku 2 Box as a great alternative to the Apple TV.
NOTE: Roku Customer Service is Outsourced to India; Apple TV Customer Service is in the USA. We believe that the Roku and Apple TV Boxes are the two best alternatives this Holiday Season.
Why do Cable Companies, Satellite and AT&T U-verse
have such a limited selection of Video-on-Demand
and Pay-per-View Movies? We have no idea either :)
this Holiday Season, Ruku Box will change all that...
Roku, NetFlix, Hulu
and Amazon have teamed up to provide you easy access to 50,000
Videos-on-Demand directly on your home or office TV.
Buy the top Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player ($99)
Buy the Entry Level Roku HD Streaming Player ($49)
Note to Apple iTunes Users: Roku does not allow you to stream any of your iTunes Music, Videos, Podcasts etc to your HDTV. If this is important to you, you should look at the Apple TV product described above.
5. Apple iPad or iPad Mini
The Apple iPad Tablet is one of the most significant computer products announced in the last 10 years. And over the next five years, you will buy less and less Desktops and Laptops... and more Tablets from all manufacturers. This is a big deal!
Apple priced the iPad 4 at $499 (for the Wi-Fi version). There are a few other Tablets with 7" screens (Like the Nexus 7 - which is a very good product). In addition, the Apple system of iTunes, Music, Video, Rentals, Applications, Podcasts, Internet Browsing, and Games is just so much better than all the competition at this time.
If you are thinking of buying a Laptop, PC or Mac for a loved one this Holiday Season, you should really look at buying an Apple iPad or iPad Mini. The iPad or an iPad Mini are the only computers I would buy for a Grandparent, Parent or Young Child — it is so much easier to set up, use and maintain than a PC, Laptop or Mac. There are free classes in Apple Stores and the iPad works with all the other Apple products including: iTunes, iPads, Macs, Apple TV and more.
Free Advice: Feel free to call us if you want to talk with someone about this purchase at 650-866-5517.
You can buy an Apple iPador iPad Mini at one of the following retail stores:
Apple Store, Target, Best Buy or Amazon....
Buy the Apple iPad 2 Tablet (16GB, WiFi, Black) @ Amazon
Buy the Apple iPad 3 Tablet (16GB, Wi-Fi, Black) @ Amazon
Buy Apple iPad 4 or the iPad Mini from Apple
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Ornaments & Collectibles - Give a Favorite Travel Spot
7. Holiday / Travel Gift Ornaments & Collectibles
Shop for Fun Porcelain Holiday / Travel Gift Ornaments. Add a Special "Travel Memory" Ornament to your Tree this Holiday Season. Each Ornament comes with its own Festive Red Ribbon for Hanging. Add a Unique, Special, Personal Touch to Gift-Wrapped Packages. Be Creative... attach an Ornament to a Gift Bottle of Wine or Champagne. Gift Ornaments make Fun Stocking Stuffers too!
Fun Porcelain Travel / Holiday / Gift Ornaments
City Tour Gift Certificates
8. Give the Unusual Gift of City Tours this Holiday Season
Viator Gift Certificates — Ideal for People who Love to Travel!
Gift Certificates can be used to purchase any of the thousands of things to do on Viator.com. Choose from 4,500+ Tours and Activities, including: A Helicopter Tour in Las Vegas... A Hot-Air Balloon Ride in Italy... Swimming with Sharks in Australia... and more!
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9. Shop for Fun Holiday Gifts at Hammacher Schlemmer
Shop online for fun Holiday Gifts at Hammacher Schlemmer — all their products have an Unconditional
Lifetime Guarantee (and they've been in businesses
for 160 years). Gift categories include:Apparel, Electronics, Home, Office, Outdoor Living, Personal, Sports & Leisure, Toys & Games, Travel... and more!
Guide at Hammacher Schlemmer
RedEnvelope - Really Nice, Unique and Personalized Gifts
10. RedEnvelope Special Holiday Gifts
The name RedEnvelope comes from a firmly held belief in Asian cultures that the color red is an auspicious symbol of happiness. Gifts are often presented in a simple red envelope - a timeless tradition that carries with it well wishes of prosperity, good fortune, appreciation and love.
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2013 Calendars - A Personal Gift Idea
11. Largest Calendar Selection in the World for 2012
We buy all of our calendars here every year — the online store has every type of calendar that you can think of! With 5,000 NEW 2012
Calendars available, Calendars.com is the world's biggest and best calendar
store. They carry 2012 Wall Calendars, 2012 Desk Calendars, and
2012 Engagement Calendar formats for every interest and occasion.
Top Calendar Ideas: Travel, Music, Food, Sports, Movies, Beaches, etc.
Buy Calendars.com - Free Holiday Shipping on Purchase of $25 or more
Spa Gift Certificates
12. "Pamper Someone Special" - Buy
Spa Gift Certificates
a "Spa Gift
Certificate" and let someone choose their favorite local
Spa and Treatment. Buying Spa Gift Certificates are fast and
easy — they can be used practically
anywhere, in any U.S. city.
You don't have to spend time calling around to find a Spa location
Body Treatments. Better yet, order
a "Gift Certificate for Two" and enjoy a day of pampering
at the Spa together.
Give the gift of spa! Shop SpaFinder
— Sports & Entertainment, Concerts & Theater
13. Give Gift Cards or Event Tickets to that Special Person
— Concerts, Sports, Theater, Musicals...
Give the Gift of Entertainment for Concerts, Sports Events or Theatre Shows.
With so many options to choose from, Event Tickets or Gift Cards are a great gift for family, friends, and co-workers.
Buy Event Tickets from TicketLiquidator and save
Budget Holiday Gifts
15. Treat a Wine-Lover to a 90+ Rated Wine Gift this Holiday Season
Let wine.com save you time and money by helping you select a Top Wine Gift.
Buy 90+ Rated Wines under $20 at Wine.com
Body, Mind & Spirit
"Body, Mind & Spirit"
Fun Body, Mind & Spirit Gifts — T-shirts and Sweatshirts with
"Yoga, Yoga Girl, Namaste, It is what it is, No Worries, Follow Your Bliss, Live
Today, whatever" gifts... and more!
Order ASAP to get
delivery in time for the Holidays.
Click here to select a Favorite "Body, Mind & Spirit" Gift
People who "Love to Travel"
featuring "Favorite Travel Destinations"
Get a Gift featuring a Favorite Travel Destination. Fun travel-related
merchandise includes Sweatshirts, Hooded Sweatshirts, T-Shirts, Ringer
Tees, Golf Shirts,
Greeting Cards, Tote Bags, Magnets, Keepsake Gift Boxes, Framed
have a 30-Day
Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee.
Order ASAP to get delivery by Christmas.
Click here to select a Favorite "Travel Destination" Gift
18. Shop and Save at Amazon for Fun Travel
Accessories... and more!
Amazon Gift Cards for Travel Items - When you don't have time to shop!
19. Send Personalized
Amazon.com Gift Cards
Redeemable for millions of items on
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Get your friends, loved ones and business associates what they've always wanted.... (even if you don't know
what it is!) Available in any amount from $5 - $5,000.
Buy Gift Cards
in Bulk for your Business. Celebrate the Holidays with your Clients
Send a Personalized Amazon Gift Card - eMail, Facebook or Mail It
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