10 Top Holiday Gifts


Robin Trojanowicz, Staff Writer

Don’t know what to buy for the special people in your life this holiday season? Here’s a look at ten of the top gift ideas this year, all which can be purchased online at Gifts.com.

10. A flash drive: Students and teachers and everyone else in between use flash drives to keep important documents on them in a safe place. They come in different designs from animal shapes to skateboards or just plain, solid black ones. Of course the price goes up as the storage size goes up.

9. Reusable travel mugs: These are useful for anyone on the go who needs their caffeine fix in the morning, and all throughout the day. Re-useable travel mugs are eco-friendly in contrast to disposal cups. Coffee shops are taking advantage of this by selling their own reusable cups. The mugs are for hot coffee and tea, as well as tumblers for iced coffee.

8. A book: A good book never goes out of style. But, knowledge about the recipients preferences is necessary.

7. A phone case: Cell phones are an extension of the person these days. A phone case is a way to personalize your cellphone and offer protection for the phone.

6. GPS navigation system: These come in a range of prices. A GPS could show the recipient how much you care about them arriving at his or her destinations safely.

5. Retro Coca-Cola mini-vending machine: Also available on Amazon.com, this nostalgic item holds ten cans at a time while also chilling the soda so it is ready to drink once dispensed.

4. Touch-Screen Winter Gloves: Stores now offer gloves that are compatible for smart phone touch-screen usage. These gloves come with conductive material on the fingertips allowing for normal use of the device as if you were using your bare hands and are a must for all techies.

3. E-reader: Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, and Pocketbook are just some of the major e-readers out these days. There are different specs for each one, so be sure to research the best one for the person and their needs.

2. Apple iPad: Not quite an iPod, not quite a laptop, the iPad is in its own realm in the Apple world. The most recent model, the iPad 2, is available in a 16gb, 32gb, or 64gb storage capacity and offers a camera for still photos and video.

1. Clocky The Alarm Clock: This is the perfect gift for that person on your list who just can’t get out of bed in the morning. This alarm clock is mobile; as in, it has wheels. Once the alarm has been going off for too long, this digital-formatted alarm clock will actually run away from you and hide so that you will have to get up and out of bed just to shut it off.

So as you write your list, be sure to check out the items on this list first!So as you write your list, be sure to check out the items on this list first!