Top 10 Digital Gifts for Family and Friends for Christmas 2012

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Christmas is near and it’s time to prepare gifts for your family and friends. Surveys show that digital gifts are more and more popular nowadays and people prefer to receive best-selling digital gifts such as iPad. To get the right digital Christmas gifts for people on your list, we present the best of the best, the Top Christmas digital gifts for 2012 Christmas.

1. Tablets

Tablets are the most popular digital gifts since they are perfect for browsing the web, sending emails, watching movies, listening to music, reading books, playing games, etc. The hottest tablet on the market today is Amazon Kindle Fire, also one of the top 10 2012 most wanted Christmas gifts, selling for only $199. Other great tablets as 2012 Christmas digital gifts include Apple iPad 2, Motorola Xoom, Blackberry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab, etc.

2. MP3 Players

If your friend or family member loves listening to music, why not just buy them an MP3 player?  It doesn’t need to be very expensive. There are many affordable MP3 players out there–Apple’s iPod, for example is seen as the best MP3 player in the world. Consider buying an iPod shuffle or iPod touch according to your budget. You can also give a music gift card along with the MP3 player.

3. Video Game Consoles

For game lovers, a game console with some video games will be the best digital gift for 2012 Christmas. There are so many video games consoles, what to buy? This year, the most sought after game console on the market is Nintendo Wii, and it’s also the most inexpensive. Other popular games consoles include Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, etc. When you are giving a video game console as a gift, don’t forget to attach some video games. Have a look at the top 10 video games this Christmas.

4. Digital Cameras

Christmas is always associated with happy memories and it’s time to take family photos. In this occasion, you can give the special one a camera as Christmas gift, which is quite practical and will make him think of you every time he takes a photo. For digital cameras, Canon Powershot, Panasonic LUMIX, Sony Cyber-Shot, Flip UltraHD, Toshiba Camileo X100, etc. are all good options. Similarly, you can also select a camcorder as the gift for 2012 Christmas.

5. Digital Photo Frames

If you think it’s expensive to present one a digital camera, you can instead select a digital photo frame as 2012 Christmas gift. The latest digital photo frames enable users to display hundreds of pictures and some even allows users to play videos. Digital picture frames will make ideal Christmas gifts for those who live far away and want to send photos or videos to family and friends. For more photo gift ideas, please refer to 2012 Christmas photo gift ideas.

6. E-readers

The popularity of e-readers is increasing as time goes by! If the recipient is avid book lover, then an e-reader can be a perfect digital gift for 2012 Christmas. The Kindle Touch is probably the best e-reader today. Other e-readers like Kindle Keyboard and Nook Color are also great with independent features. E-readers are usually cheaper than tablets and offer a better experience on reading electronic books.

If you want to view PDF files on the e-reader on the go, you can use a PDF to EPUB converter to convert PDF to EPUB for better reading experience.

7. Laptops

Laptops will be specially appreciated by students and business men. Although Apple’s MacBook Pro and MacBook Air are awesome, they cost more than $1,000. If this exceeds your budget, you can turn to a PC laptop such as Toshiba Satellite, HP Pavilion g7, Toshiba NB505, etc. However, even the cheap laptops still costs a lot of money. So just be careful when you decide to gift a laptop.

8. TVs

Another great Christmas digital gift is a TV, especially those new 3D TVs going to be released soon. If you are considering a TV as a Christmas gift, keep an eye on the latest 3D TV’s (Of course, take the budget into consideration!). Imagine the scene when they are watching the favorite TV shows, movies, videos, etc. on the big and high definition TV screen, how appreciated they will be!

9. Portable GPS
GPS will make a fantastic gift for those drive non-stop. This gift is usually given to fathers by sons. In recently years, it is even considered as a must-have gift for Christmas. Give that loved-one who drives frequently a new GPS navigator to show him the way this Christmas and let him no longer “get lost”! Popular GPS gadgets include Garmin portable GPS, TomTom XXL 540S, etc.

10. Portable DVD Players

A portable DVD player is perfect for those movie fans that love to travel. Since Blu-ray movies are popular, you can also buy a Blu-ray DVD player, along with some new or classic DVD movies.

If you are thinking of buying DVD movies, you can check the list of our 2012 Chrismtas Ultimate Movies to find some perfect movies for this Christmas.

Having read the top 10 electronic gifts for 2012 Christmas, you’re now officially qualified to get out there and shop for gifts.