OK, It's about that time of the year to publish my annual hot holiday gift items for 2008. Be prepared, I have some interesting items on my list this year.
1. WII Fit - very popular, hard to find, will be popular amongst those interested in a little change in their exercise program.
2. Gas Card - yes, I know, but what can I say, this is a popular item for those just starting to drive.
3. Elmo Live - Just when you thought Fisher-Price couldn't do anything else to drive another Elmo into the holiday market. Well, they have with Elmo Live which is going to released on October 14th. Watch for the pre-order opportunities.
4. Razor Ripstik - for those that love skateboarding, snowboarding and action. Be sure to include protective gear.
5. Happy-Sacks - For those trying to go green, these are great stocking stuffers and also excellent for kids. They are really cool reusable bags for snacks and sandwiches. Way cool. www.happy-sacks.com
6. SnowBall and SnowFlake - From the awesome folks at Blue Microphones, this is a great option for those interested in recording stuff on your Mac or PC. Think podcasts and other recording activities. Not only are they cool looking, they work great. I use them for the production of various audio content and the quality is outstanding. Check out the SnowFlake for a great gift that is portable. www. bluemic.com
7. Camp Mix - For the cook on your list. Camp Mix is a unique blend of garlic, onion, black pepper, sale, white pepper and celery salt. A perfect gift is the 4-Pack Gift Set which includes popular varieties of Camp Mix including Honey-Cinnamon Camp Mix. Check them out at www.campmix.com. Oh, and the owner Tom is terrific. I've never met him, but every time I buy a product from him, he writes a nice letter.
8. Freeplay Weza - This is a great device. In fact, any product from Freeplay would be a great gift idea for the Holidays. I like the Weza as it is a unique source of energy during an emergency. Its also great for charging a car battery. All that it takes is a little foot action to generate the power. Oh and Weza means "power" in Swahili. Check out www.freeplayenergy.com
9. Amazon Kindle - Popular e-Book reader that makes it easy to download content over a wireless connection. I hear people like reading their newspapers on the device. Might be tough to find as the holidays approach.
10. New Blackberry Bold - For the ultimate cell phone geek. Especially the one that requires good battery life, excellent email interface and reliability.
11. For the ultimate gift - Heating Oil For The Winter. Now I wonder if you can actually buy a Home Heating Oil gift certificate ;-)
More to come as we get closer to the big day. Rumor has it though that prices will be increasing soon, so you might want to get a jump start.