Now that Halloween is behind us, all systems are go for Christmas gift buying! I know we still have almost two full months to go, but I want to get all my presents early to avoid any unnecessary high-street stress. I thought long and hard about what gifts would be appropriate for every member of the family and compiled this handy guide. Stay in the good books of your relatives by getting them a present they love this holiday season.
For Dad – VHS to DVD converter
If your Dad is anything like mine, he loves a good pet-project. What better way to keep him busy on Christmas morning than digitally restoring all the old family videos he recorded years ago? The Honestech VHS to DVD deluxe, available from Maplin, is an all-in-one video converter that will pull those family relics into the digital age. This is a much better alternative to a DVD that will just gather dust.
For Mum – Digital photo frame
Mums don't need fancy gadgets and expensive gifts to be happy on Christmas Day. A lot of them appreciate a present that you've put a lot of thought into. Sentimental value is important to your mum, so buy her a digital photo frame to display her fondest memories. Argos has a variety of these frames to suit any budget. A good middle ground would be this 8 Inch Bush digital photo frame. Simply pop in a memory card and she’ll be able to display all her favourite memories on a crystal clear display.
For the Brother – Urban Clothing
If you've managed to forgive your brother for all those years of torment when you were kids, you should buy him some brand new urban clothing and update his wardrobe. This is a style that has become very particularly popular amongst young teens and men alike. Capology has a fantastic range of New Era caps he should love. They are bright, stylish and perfect for when spring rolls around too.
For the Sister – Earmuffs
There’s more than meets the eye to these earmuffs from Red 5. They actually contain small speakers that will wirelessly connect to Bluetooth-enabled music devices. This means that your sister can look stylish, stay warm and enjoy her music all at the same time! Leave this under the Christmas tree and you’re sure to get on her good side.