Christmas Gifts Shopping Ideas & Tips for 2013 Holiday Shopping Season

With the holiday season fast approaching, thoughts start to turn to gift buying! In this blog, we will take a look at some of 2013’s most popular Christmas gifts shopping for men, women, children and grandparents.

Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

Electronic Gifts

When buying holiday gifts for the man in your life, you cannot go wrong with gadgets, and this year is one of the best years for gadgets in a long time. From smartphones and tablets to cameras to gaming consoles, there has never been so much choice. Two of the most sought after gadgets this year, which have been released to much fanfare, are the PlayStation 4 and the Microsoft Xbox One. Both consoles have received rave reviews, and the man in your life is sure to love receiving one this holiday season.

Women love a good chat, and if you are looking for a great gift for your wife, girlfriend or daughter, then the latest in smartphones are going to be a big hit this year, such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or the iPhone 5.

Want to gift something that can help them stay healthy? There are limitless gadget choices to help do just that! Give the gift of health – the Fitbit Flex or the new Fitbit Force.

There are an endless number of kitchen gadgets in all price ranges to choose from when gifting someone who enjoys cooking.

Brookstone is one of the gadget stores that we love to shop from! Be sure to check it out! You will find gadgets for everyone in the family here.


It seems that every year there is one toy that is more popular and sought after than any of the others, however, this year sees the return of an updated old favorite, as well as plenty of newcomers. Furbies were first launched in 1998 and they were the most sought after child’s toy of that Christmas, and over 40 million were sold before production ceased. However, Furbies are back and they are better than ever, and they are number one on a lot of Christmas present lists. Movie tie-ins are always popular at Christmas time, and this year it is toys related to the children’s film, Despicable Me 2, with their talking figures, such as the talking Minions. Lego is always popular, and this year is no exception, whilst Vtech learning tablets are a great gift for children of any age or gender.

Christmas Shopping Tips

Christmas gift buying can be stressful, especially in crowded malls and stores, however, there are one or two things you can do in order to make the process less stressful. The first thing you can do is to try and do the majority of your gift buying online and well in advance to allow for shipping time, as this will help you to avoid the crowds of Christmas shoppers. Just remember to not buy any perishable items too early, as they can go rancid before the big day.

You can never go wrong with small personal gift items such as perfumes, chocolates, jewelry, shoes, clothing, hand bags, beauty products, DVDs, or any personalized gift items such as calendars, photo books, cups & mugs, mouse pad, phone or tablet skin, and the list goes on……

Still not sure what to buy? Then here’s what you do. Buy them a few lessons for something they have always wanted to learn. For example, Tennis lesson, guitar lessons, painting class, pottery making, pizza making…. You name it and you can find classes for it. This will be a gift they will remember for lift!

Still stuck? Then buy a Gift card! Let them decide what to buy…how about that? But let this be your last option. When it comes to gifting, it’s always best to gift something other than money J.

Hope you found some helpful tips here and we wish you a Joyful Holiday Season!