Is holiday busyness making it tough to find the top Christmas gifts of 2012 for your family and friends? Whether you’re running kids to holiday concert practice or replacing that string of lights on the roof, jam-packed days can put a dent into the joy of giving to those we love. But don’t get your light string in a bunch—this holiday gift guide will help you find a present your loved one will brag about for years.
Even the pickiest person on your gift list loves to be comfortable. That makes Forever Lazy lounge wear one of the top Christmas gifts of 2012. It’s the adult version of the one-piece jammies we all loved as kids. It sports a front zipper, deep pockets, and, yes, a drop-seat bottom. Since Forever Lazy doesn’t have attached feet, the person you love can slip into it and go anywhere, whether it’s to the mailbox or a high school game. Forever Lazy comes in 3 fun colors, and the site has easy-to-use size charts that take the guesswork out of holiday shopping.
When it comes to finding the top Christmas gifts of 2012, Blurb’s custom photo and e-books are winners. The site offers a menu of gift-giving options worthy of an elf’s workshop, including the Facebook Photo Book that permanently captures Facebook photos and captions in print. For something unique, check out the Cookbook, which allows you to print a book of your family’s treasured recipes. The Blurb folks offer tutorials and help tools so you can easily create a gift your loved one will show off all year round.
If your family is anything like mine, photos are essential to preserving memories, whether it’s images from your grandparent’s wedding or pics from this summer’s vacation. PhotoBin is one of the top Christmas gifts of 2012 because it allows you to save and share those moments by transforming slides, negatives, and photos into a digital format. The website also provides a service that converts those dust-collecting home movies into DVDs your loved one can watch Christmas morning.
No matter if your family member or friend is a superhero fanatic or just loves great action movies, there’s only one place to look for the top Christmas gifts of 2012: The Dark Knight Trilogy. The rebooted franchise, which includes Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and The Dark Knight Rises, features a darker, more modern superhero than the vampy flicks from years past. This Blu-Ray 5-disc set includes all 3 movies plus special features.
When it comes to the top Christmas gifts of 2012, you can’t go wrong with The Elf on the Shelf, a doll that reminds little ones to stay on the “nice” list. The set comes with a book explaining that the elf keeps an eye on kids during the day and returns to Santa with a report each night. Move Santa’s helper to a new spot each night—you’ll love watching the children search for him each morning. Elf on the Shelf is a tradition they’ll pass on to their own kids.
If you’ve got someone on your list who is always fixing for some stitches, boy do I have the perfect gift for you. Stitch Fix, one of the top Christmas gifts of 2012, is a special service that sends monthly packages of some of the latest trends right to your doorstep. Just choose your gift recipient’s size and style, and they’ll be having a home fashion show in no time! This new and unique Christmas gift is just like having their own personal stylist, a gift sure to make their list every year!
If you have a gamer in your life, you’ll want to check out the Nintendo 3DS Portable Gaming Console. He or she will love the no-glasses-needed 3D graphics that deliver depth and feel to their favorite games. An inner gyro makes the game respond even as players tilt and move, making it the perfect present for even the most passionate video game fan. It’s no wonder the 3DS is on many gamers’ top Christmas gifts of 2012 list.
An autographed baseball is a gift cherished by any fan. This year, go beyond the ball with a custom Egraph. More than ordinary memorabilia, the Egraph combines a hi-res photo, handwritten note, and autograph from a favorite player. But what makes this one of the top Christmas gifts of 2012 may be the personalized voice message to your loved one from the player. The custom Egraph is available as a computer file, or, for an additional fee, a framed print.
My Day Registry is once again one of the top Christmas gifts of 2012. This unique service allows you to dedicate a special day, like an anniversary or birthday, in the International Day Registry. When you register a date in someone’s name, he or she will receive a parchment certificate and a shareable online profile, which can be personalized with photos, video, and music. This is a one-of-a-kind gift suited for everyone, from the newly-married couple to that hard-to-shop-for boss.
One of the top Christmas gifts of 2012 is the holly jolly Apple iPad Mini. From the nearly 8” display perfect for watching movies to the FaceTime camera that lets a loved one connect with family and friends, this will be a winner with anyone on your list.
Holiday hustle and bustle shouldn’t stop you from finding the top Christmas gifts of 2012 for the special people in your life. Start shopping now to avoid that last-minute rush. Happy Gifting!
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