Fun gift ideas for this Christmas
It’s that merry time of the season again, when everything is supposed to be fun. It’s the time for parties, mocktails, games, merrymaking and of course, everything in between. To make your holidays fun and memorable, and not cluttered with some old-fashioned party ideas, quizzes and jokes, we are presenting the best possible fun gifts to complement your grand celebrations.
1. Digital underwater camera mask
The world’s only swim mask with an integrated waterproof digital camera would be ideal to capture your best underwater moments during the holidays. You wouldn’t like your friends to envy you, but you can’t help it. This underwater camera would capture unforgettable moments as you dive with your loved ones into the swimming pool or maybe somewhere in Hawaii. Priced at $99, this 5.0 megapixel camera can ideally operate to a depth of 5m and has integrated crosshairs that help you line up shots. The goggle lenses are made of tempered glass and the camera comes with a built-in 16MB of memory to store up to 27 high-res pictures or up to 52 seconds of video.
2. Gyroxus gaming chair
Get into the groove with some virtual action, in case you plan to stay with the coziness of your room. The Gyroxus gaming chair is an incredible full-motion game chair that can be fully adjusted for all body shapes and sizes. With support for a game controller and keyboard, the chair is compatible with Xbox, PC and PS3. With smooth gliding controls, the Gyroxus video game chair is priced at $250 to take you for a joyride you won’t forget.
Combine fun and dexterity with the Lunar pool table. Made by Newwave Design for Debut Sport & Leisure, this pool table can play music for the ongoing party with its built-in 80w speakers. The Lunar pool table comes a universal music adapter to hook up any music player. So, don’t bother creating a separate playlist for the party, just plug in your iPod and set the mood. At a mere $745, the Debut Lunar MP3 pool table looks to be a neat bargain. So, ready to call the shots?
Surfing and traveling go hand in hand, so if you are planning a surfing vacation, carry these striking MWM X Almond surfboards to ride the waves. These limited edition one-run models are hand-shaped by Dave Allee of Almond Surfboards with graphics by MWM (Matt W. Moore). The boards feature a solid mahagony “huck” fin, which makes it stand out from the other artistic surfboards. Only one of each color was made and they are available for $1,450 each.
With Christmas time, there’s already plenty of goods available on the market to cheer up your life. How about brightening up your Christmas with the gaming experience of the Crystal Cade Arcade System? This exclusive patent pending arcade system features a translucent polymer chassis along with a user-selectable internal light show, which allows you to morph the color of the system. You can even alter the patterns, colors and speed of the illumination by using multiple lighting modes. Its massive 350-watt 5.1 Dolby THX sound system (with 8″ subwoofer) guarantees that your Crystal Cade won’t go unnoticed! The Crystal Cade control panel uses real commercial-grade arcade components. It features controls for two-player, side-by-side and dual joystick games. Compatible with all current Windows XP software and games, there is virtually no limit to the number of games you can add. With so much on hand, it also comes with a two-year warranty.
Skiing during the Christmas might mean overcrowded ski resorts and advance booking and bargains even in the great skiing conditions. However, this doesn’t mean you’ll have to miss the fun of skiing this Christmas. Bring your skiing area right inside your room. Hard to believe, but the Ski Home Simulator from Proidee is ideal for every ski lover, from amateur to professional. The ski simulator features 32 racetracks and slopes from the most famous ski resorts in the world. The ski simulator vibrates, rotates and tilts exactly like a real ski descent, and comes loaded with “Alpine Ski Racing 2007″ software to train you without the need for a computer professional or fitness trainer. This German ski simulator sells for around $2285.
Gone are the days when you required a roof rack or a trailer to carry your kayak to farther destinations to enjoy your favorite sport. Folbot, renowned for its folding kayaks, now offers a fleet of folding kayaks that are beautifully designed to fit in a bag or two. The lightest of the lot is the Citibot, which is only 24 lbs, and can turn 180 degrees in two paddle strokes. The aluminum-framed boat is perfect for every sort of adventure. It utilizes Folbot’s taut tensioning device and adds a newly designed seat and cockpit coaming. The boat conveniently folds up into a 35″ x 18″ x 10″ backpack, and 10 to 20 minutes is all it takes to get assembled. While the Citibot sells for $1,197, Greenland II is the priciest of the range for $2,595 and it can seat two people.
To sway the game lovers along with joyful Christmas carols, the Pinel & Pinel game trunk would be an incredible gift idea with over 40 games such as chess, Trivial Pursuit, Scrabble and many more. Made from wood and leather, this incredible game trunk holds five drawers inside the trunk and is available in 51 colors. For pricing and other dimensions, you have to contact Pinel & Pinel here.
A gaming arcade loaded with the choicest games and a five-gallon keg to hold your handpicked thirst quencher is the first and the last thing a die-hard gamer could have wished for. Arkeg’s Drink ‘n’ Game is the answer to their wish. It’s a machine that features a fully functioning kegerator with room for a five-gallon keg kept cool by a solid-state thermoelectric cooling system. In addition, it sports a gaming-ready PC, pre-loaded with 69 games such as Asteroids, Mortal Kombat II and 1942. Other features include a 24-inch LCD with protective overlay, an authentic backlit marquee, a 2.1 sound system with powered sub, two complete arcade controllers, a trackball mounted in a custom aluminum panel and a side-mounted tap with interchangeable handle and more. For all this fun, all you’ll have to shed is $4,000.
Golfing on a lush green course is always an enticement, but what if your already stretched schedule allows no time to enjoy that experience? Would you then give up on golfing? Definitely not, because then there would be this Video Arcade Miniature Golf Game available from Hammacher Schlemmer, right at your home itself. Almost the same size as the miniature golf video game found in arcade parlors, the miniaturized form uses real golf putters and balls, except the courses and the obstacles are virtually displayed on the 32-inch vertically mounted LCD display. With up to four competitors playing on two virtual courses, you can putt the ball with the club as usual. For golf fanatics, the Video Arcade Miniature Golf Game priced at $6,900 shouldn’t be too much to fork over.
For many, Christmas bells are a reminder to indulge in buying and handing out the choicest goodies available on the shelf. And if you are a gentleman born with a taste for luxurious designer accessories, then the Asprey Poker Set will definitely command your attention. The luxury shopping store which has been granted several royal warrants from the British royal family, manufactured a handcrafted black polished poker set from genuine crocodile skin with ceramic poker chips and royal purple Asprey playing cards. This beautiful poker set comes for a cool $7,800 and carries forth Asprey’s tradition of making high-quality luxury goods, an apt Christmas purchase.
Buying Christmas presents for cyclists can be a pain, as loads of accessories separate ideas for what to buy for the cyclist in your life. However, the Grace E-Motorbike would be a wonderful Christmas present and sure to impress even the most hard-to-please-gift-receivers. Priced at $8742, this is world’s first and finest E-Motorbike, handmade in aluminum with euro-fighter and Formula 1 parts that power its 1300-watt motor with lithium-ion batteries. You will love the stylish and futuristic look, apart from its top speed at 40mph with one-hour battery recharge.
Ever thought of gifting yourself a boat, which could make your subaqueous riding like a dream come true? Of course, but then there wasn’t any such available to realize your dreams. Now, Scuba Craft brings a boat that can dive to a depth of 30 meters and can go gushing at 50 miles per hour with the help of an engine that produces 160hp. It is equipped with underwater electric thrusters to give the driver the flying underwater experience. Priced at $164,000, Scubacraft can be pre-ordered from the manufacturer’s website, however, to have one in place you will have to expect the delivery in 2010.
Let us know if you would like us to add some more gift ideas in the list, and we will be happy to extend it further. Also check out our Gift Guide 2008 if you need more options.