What to buy him (or her) for 2012: an A to Z of wishes

Need inspiration for gift shopping? This is an A-Z list for those of you who are unsure what to get him (or her). This is a complete list from A to Z of the best gift items for 2012.

And yes, most of these gifts will be warmly embraced by your sister or mother as well. You are certain to find something for anyone, and why not treat yourself to a little gift yourself?

Apple MacBook Air MC968LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)
Apple MacBook Air MC968LL/A 11.6-Inch Laptop (OLD VERSION)

The Apple Macbooks will be the certain highlight under the christmas tree. Why not team up with the rest of the family members and make this christmas a extra memorable one for one of your family members.


A is for Apple products

The late genius Steve Jobs did a remarkable job reigniting the Apple brand. With such products as macbooks, iPods and iPads these are certain winners under the christmas tree. Although they might be a bit in the extravagant corner, an idea is to get together with other family members to all chip in on the product. An amazing gift for an amazing family member.

B is for Blackberry

With their amazing full QWERTY keyboard the Blackberry phones are number one in answering emails and keeping on top of text documents. The keyboard and Blackberry software lets the user work very efficiently, as it has the same keyboard layout as a laptop computer, thus it is perfect for working on documents, whether it is the latest company business idea... or simply writing a creative essay. A great gift for that creative person you know.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Xbox 360
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - Xbox 360

One of the best co-op 2 player games of 2011. A must have for any game enthusiast.


C is for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

One of the greatest titles for consoles in 2011. An ultra-realistic first-person shooter which takes place in a fictional conflict between American and Russian forces. The game is the third in the Modern Warfare series, and this time they have taken it to the next level; including a full-campaign two player mode which is sure to give hours upon hours of fun. The game is available for xbox360, PS3 and PC.

Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Black)
Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS 12.1 MP Digital Camera (Black)

The Canon PowerShot series combines the best of advanced DSLRs and the more handy snapshot cameras. Combining an excellent array of technical functionality, with a very handy-sized camera house.


D is for Digital Camera

Have a hobby photographer in the family? The Canon Powershot series combines the best of the heavier DSLR cameras and the handy, but usually weaker snapshot cameras. Canon have combined the best of the two, coming up with the Canon PowerShot which takes amazing quality 12.1 mp pictures and has a wide array of technical features just like the big cameras in the market. It also comes at a very reasonable price (currently 150 dollars on amazon! 70 dollars below the normal list price).

E is for Earphones

The best earphones on the market now are the Beats by Dr. Dre's headphones. With crystalclear, crisp sound they provide the best sound atmosphere on the market. A must have for any music lover. The Beats by Dr. Dre headphones combine excellent sound with a fantastic design, which will make any, whether friend or foe, green with envy. Like mentioned, perfect for the music lovers in the family.

FIFA Soccer 12 - Xbox 360
FIFA Soccer 12 - Xbox 360

The newest and best fifa game. FIFA 12 is perfect for the football / soccer lovers. A gift which is ensured to get you the lifelong affection of the one you decide to give the gift to. ;) Amazing game which will ensure you hours upon hours of fun.


F is for Fifa 12

The best football game is back in new form; fifa 2012. An amazing gaming experience, in which you can team up with 3 of your friends in a game of epic proportions. A football battle on the greenest grass EA sport have ever had on offer. The game is available for both the xbox360 and PS3. A fun game which simply has to be tried out. One game and you will be hooked for life... like a christmas decor on a christmas tree. In a good way. Perfect for the football lover.

Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (DVD)
Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (DVD)

Think the best aspect of Sopranos, then add the best of medieval times; knights, swords, maids in need of rescure and so on and so forth. Simply astonishing television series. You will be hooked after the first episode.


G is for Game of Thrones (DVD)

The tv adaptation of the George R.R Martin novels have taken the world by storm. The first season received massive acclaim and have been described as an instant hit within the adult fantasy genre. The story takes part in medieval times; bringing all the best and worst which it has to offer. Described by many as the Sopranos of the medieval times, I can almost guarantee that this series will pull you in, and captivate you to the fullest.

H is for Helicopter

"Helicopter?! I can not afford a helicopter!" Well, you can now... fly high this christmas with a remote-controlled helicopter. It is the perfect gift for any male you want to offer an innovative and high-flying gift.

Apple MC297LL/A iPod Classic MP3/MP4 Player 160GB Black (7th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Apple MC297LL/A iPod Classic MP3/MP4 Player 160GB Black (7th Generation) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

The 160 GB ipod has room for 40,000 songs, 25,000 photos, or 200 hours of video. You will be looking forward to going travelling with this travelbuddy.

Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet ( iOS 7,16GB, WiFi) Black 2nd Generation
Apple iPad 2 MC769LL/A Tablet ( iOS 7,16GB, WiFi) Black 2nd Generation

The iPad 2 has everything a tabletlover could ever want. An upgraded version of the iPad which is both thinner, stronger and faster. Probably crowning wishlists all over the country, and what a crown it is.


I is for iPod

Everybody could need an iPod (or iPad), there is no better travelbuddy as you are going home for christmas. These MP3 players come in a wide array of models, some with touch screens and others with the more classic rollwheel. Create playlists and listen to them wherever you are. Why not download some audiobooks for your iPod as well? A good example would be a spanish learning programme, which you could play on your daily trip to work or similar. The possibilities are endless!

J is for Juicer

Got a health guru in the family? Lighten up their christmas with this fantastic juicer apparatus, the juicer will make delicious juice or smoothies out of what you might throw in there. Give someone health this xmas, and show them that you really care about them. Here are 9 delicous juice recipes (how does a spinach and mint juice sound to you?)

Kindle for Android
Kindle for Android

The "Kindle for Android" app is FREE, meaning that if you have an Android phone you can get Kindle there absolutely free. How amazing is that? I just finished reading "Treasure Island" on my Android phone, and it was a real treat. Try it out, I am sure you will like it.


K is for Kindle

Kindle is the perfect gift for those that love to read, the thin tablet lets you read a massive array of books and magazines; and in fact gives you access to 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books (many many of them completely free!). In other words, a Kindle Fire will provide something for anyone. With its fast, powerful dual-core processors and its sleek design, it will be a real treat to read for your children or reading a graphic novel or magazine yourself, in full rich color. I know what I want for christmas...

Dell Inspiron 15RN i15RN-7059DBK 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
Dell Inspiron 15RN i15RN-7059DBK 15.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

There is nothing like a brand new laptop to start your christmas morning! Along with a big cup of hot chocolate of course, but do not try to offer your new laptop some; it will not appreciate it.

ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD-EU17-BK 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black)
ASUS Eee PC 1001PXD-EU17-BK 10.1-Inch Netbook (Black)

A smaller option for those of you who want something to bring along for travels and similar.


L is for Laptop

In this modern day of age, who can really be without a laptop? A laptop gives you an opportunity to work from home, write creative novels while going to work and also gives you access to the whole world through the mighty internetz. Tired of your laptop running out of battery or going AWOL at thos times you need it the most? Why not treat yourself to a little laptop upgrade this christmas? According to the rumours on Santa Streets, you have deserved it.

M is for MP3 player

I know we have already touched upon this one... but to illustrate the grand importance and utter joy of having an MP3 player in your life; here is another reminder. Behold the beauty of the iPod touch, which is available both in "Oh its snowing!"-white and "Santa is coming down the chimney!"-black. An Mp3 player is the perfect gift for the music enthusiast in the family; and who does not like music, right? A certain hit under the christmas tree.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword with Music CD
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword with Music CD

The best game Nintendo has ever created is back.


N is for Nintendo

Dear Nintendo, the ones who gave us so much fun with the NES 8-bit system keeps coming up with new and innovative products; latest in their range of amazing handheld consoles is the Nintendo 3DS which gives the user a full-on 3D experiene along with some amazing games, such as Zelda. I know I would love one of these. A gift which will be appreciated again and again and again.. until the buttons are worn out. And if a handheld console is not really your style, why not go for a Nintendo Wii console, which is certain to provide hours upon hours of fun for the whole family.

O is for Oakley

Oakley, a legendary brand providing cool apparel since the dawn of men. Maybe you could get some awesome sunglasses or a cool snowboardjacket for someone you care about? One thing is certain, Oakley always provides the best when it comes to quality, design and comfort; and is certain to provide an earshattering joyous shout from whoever receives one of these gifts.

PS3 320GB Uncharted 3 Bundle
PS3 320GB Uncharted 3 Bundle

This PS3 comes with 320 GB memory and the award-winning game Uncharted.


P is for Playstation

A certain hit under the christmas tree. Many a wishlist will have these letters P-L-A-Y-S-T-A-T-I-O-N thrown out at the uttermost top. A playstation has ensured countless hours of fun and joy all across the world, whether it be the first version or the latest Playstation 3. Only matched by the xbox 360 (though not according to most PS3 lovers..), the PS3 is an amazing console featuring top-notch graphics and amazing gameplay for all genders and age-groups.

Q is for Quiksilver

Quiksilver, for most associated with the sun, beach, surf and good times. Why not bring this feeling with you wherever you go by wearing an awesome-looking surfinspired shirt? Any male in your family is sure to love any apparel from Quiksilver. Or if you are living in a place were christmas is a tad warmer and includes beach and surf, why not get them a cool pair of boardshorts?

Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player (Old Model)
Roku 2 XS 1080p Streaming Player (Old Model)

Stream up to 300+ channels in 1080p full HD.


R is for Roku

The king of streaming Roku is here again for christmas. With its built in wifi it provides high-definition streaming up to 1080p HD of over 300+ channels with movies, TV shows, music, sports & more. A must have in any techlover's home. Perfect gift which benefits the whole family.

S is for Skyrim

What has been described as the "best first-person roleplaying game ever" is back with its fifth game in the Elder Scrolls saga: Skyrim. And do Bethesda deliver the goods? Not only do they deliver the goods, they deliver them in an epic manner. Skyrim is so complex and massive players will spend hundreds of hours dwelved into this parallel universe. A good candiate for "game of the year 2011". Available for PS3 and Xbox 360. A must-have gift for any gamer you know.

Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope
Celestron 21024 FirstScope Telescope

A convenient portable telescope which is easy to set up.


T is for Telescope

A telescope is the perfect gift for the person who likes to gaze at the stars. The hobbyastronomist will greatly appreciate this christmas present, and the prices are quite decent as well.

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Playstation 3
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Playstation 3

It feels like being in a Hollywood action movie, in which you control the lead star.


U is for Uncharted 3

The newly released game Uncharted 3: Drake's deception is one of the best so far. With its intense story, amazing gameplay and fantastic action it is a must have for any PS3 owner. Yes, for unfortunately it is not available for other consoles than the PS3. Good game - great gift!

HD Hero2 Surf Camera
HD Hero2 Surf Camera

The newest GoPro edition has an amazing 2x Sharper Professional Glass Lens than the GoPro HD Hero Camera.

GoPro HD Helmet Hero
GoPro HD Helmet Hero

Last year's model, which still is an amazing camera.


V is for Video Camera

Why not give away a gift this christmas which can keep those great memories saved forever and ever in the form of a self-made video? Nothing captures the memories like a proper video camera. A sturdy action camera might be the way to go for the extreme sports lover, if so a GoPro 2 might be the ideal gift! It comes with attachments for snowboards/skateboards/surfboards and helmet attachments. Anything goes. Plus it is both shock-. and water proof, and captures up to 120 frames/second. Amazing! Click the amazon link to have a look at the test video.

W is for Wii

The Wii console is the most innovative and multiplayer friendly there is; the Mario Kart bundle will keep you and your family entertained for hours till hours upon end. The nintendo controllers can also be used in innovative new ways alâ Wii Sports which lets you partake in sports using your whole body to control the figures on the TV screen.

X is for Xbox 360

The letter X was a given... the Xbox 360 console is the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys to play great video games. The console can also be used as a DVD-player plus a media centre, which is an amazing feature which lets you stream music, videos and pictures.

Y is for Yoga

Know someone who needs to limber up? Get them a yoga mat and DVD and send them on their way to joint movement heaven. Yoga may have also have a preventative effect on injuries. Limber up this christmas!

Z is for Zelda

The legend of Zelda is probably the best game ever to be released for any console. The wii game Zelda: Twilight Princess is an amazing game which shows that Zelda has not lost any of its magic. The newest game in the Zelda series is Skyward sword, which is a fantastic game.

Phew! This completes the A-Z list of Christmas gifts, which initially started out as a gift list for "him", but then I realized that most females out there would love most of these gifts as well. This might be a good list to refer to for upcoming birthdays as well, so bookmark it for easy access.

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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

I'm also wondering what this fantastic list is going to cost. I think I'll just pick a letter, instead of trying to do the entire alphabet. Voting this Up and Awesome.

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Luno2012 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Great hub, I agree that most of these items would be great for females too!

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videogameviking 4 years ago from California

Those are some nice gift ideas! You came up with something great for every letter.

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