Nights are drawing in, the temperature is heading below zero, and my wallet is empty. It's the festive season alright, which means giving killer gifts to the nearest and dearest. Me, as long as I get Back to the Future on the TV and the annual Boxing Day
soccer football match, I'm happy.
But, you want to give those you a love a great gift, right? Makes sense, so click on for some suggestions from across the pond. Pre-warning -- none are as good as Jerry's Glazed Ham.
Amazon Kindle Fire (2nd Gen)
OK, so it's not a Google Nexus 7. But it's still a pretty darn good tablet, at a pretty darn good price. The Kindle Fire is new to British shores this year, but it brings with it some really nice features at a really enticing price point. LOVEFiLM subscribers in particular will love the built in LOVEFiLM content streaming, and the Amazon Appstore has a surprisingly good selection of Android applications. It's got a bright, colorful UI and is a great pick for adults and children alike. And, with the new Freetime services available, it might not be such a bad choice for the kids. Amazon sells the Kindle Fire for £129/$159 but here in the UK at least, it's been seen as low as £99 in recent weeks. [Amazon]
BlackBerry Premium Charger
Simply put, this is the Ferrari of phone chargers. When Crackberry Kevin visited Android Central as part of his Mobile Nations World Tour, he brought with him the beauty of using a BlackBerry charger for charging up an Android device. He wasn't alone in this thought process either. Whatever your personal opinions on BlackBerry's devices, you can't deny they make awesome phone chargers. Every good device deserves a great charger, and this, is a great charger.[ShopAndroid]
You can't go wrong with a good pair of headphones. I've tried different sets over the years, but in the end I always come back to the same ones. These are just known as Earphones by Bang & Olufsen. They're not cheap, but the quality is worth the outlay. They're adjustable to fit each individuals ears, and with the clip that sits around the top of the ear they're not going to fall out when you hit the gym either. I've had mine for 5 years now, and they're still as good as the day I bought them. [Bang & Olufsen]
Cruzerlite Andy Splat T-Shirt
Electronic Rock Guitar T-Shirt
This is more than just a T-Shirt. Admit it, you want one. My wife bought me one of these last year and apart from my complete lack of musical rhythm, it's great fun. Take the party wherever you go! [ThinkGeek]
And thats it. A very happy holidays to everyone. Eat, drink, be merry, then come back and we'll do it all again in 2013.
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