Finding the perfect gift is always difficult, especially for Christmas. There are so many people to buy gifts for, and they all have totally different personalities and tastes. Don’t get overwhelmed! With a little thought and effort, you can get someone the perfect gift — a gift they’ll appreciate because it matches their character so well.
For your sweet-toothed friend: Cake Pop Maker
One of the biggest dessert fads of 2011 can now become a staple in someone’s kitchen without even needing to open the oven. Make perfect spheres of delicious cake, and use the nifty injector it comes with to put cream, jelly, or even caramel in the middle. Good luck getting this for someone else and not trying it out yourself!
Even though its main appeal is the ability to make cake pops, you can whip up a lot more. This device also makes donuts, brownie bites, and muffins, as well as a variety of appetizers. For the baking lover or the sweets enthusiast, this is the ultimate Christmas gift.
For the dreamer in your life: In My Room Shooting Stars
Everyone loves those glow-in-the-dark stars you can put all over your room in order to feel like your gazing at the night sky once the lights are off. If you suspend belief, you can actually feel like you’re outside, admiring the galaxy. If you know someone who would enjoy this type of room decoration, take it to the next level and buy them this awesome gift.
The In My Room Shooting Stars product can really bring a room to life. Instead of simply displaying stationary stars, it can shoot stars across your room! Bonus: this gift includes glow-in-the-dark star stickers, so your friend or family member will have the whole package!
For the social media guru: EgoBook
In the past, everyone used diaries, letters, photo albums, and other materials to record their lives and share their experiences with others. With the dawning of the Internet, and especially now with social media, this generation documents everything via websites like Facebook.
Why keep all of that awesome Facebook content stuck to the web? For the $34.50 price, EgoBook will pull Facebook content and create a 70-page physical book out of it. Technically you couldn’t give it as a gift because the person has to allow the application to access his or her information, but you can offer to pay for it and let them get a hard copy of their status updates, comments, pictures, and more!
For the person who loves to have fun: 500 Recipe Drink Library
That friend at parties who’s always making fun concoctions with all kinds of mixers would really benefit from this gift. Even if he or she has a talent for improvising, why not have an entire encyclopedia of 500 drinks and their ingredients?
This little electronic can make someone the ultimate bartender. You can search for recipes by alcohol name or by drink name, or just browse through all of the entries to find a drink that will satisfy your taste buds.
For your tech-loving family member: Kindle Fire
The Kindle used to just be for book lovers who didn’t want to lug around dozens of books wherever they go, and it was a great product for that target audience. However, Amazon’s new product, the Kindle Fire, is considered to be a competitor of the iPad.
This tablet isn’t just an e-reader — it allows access to thousands of apps; offers fast web browsing and cloud storage; and is able to feature 18 millions songs, movies, TV shows, magazines, and more. If you know someone who loves reading and just having technology on the go, this is the perfect gift. If you don’t feel like dropping $200 though, you can “rent” the gadget through a website like Presta, and when you pay it off, you can keep it!
Whether you’re shopping for a gadget-lover or an amateur cook, there’s something great out there for everyone. Just take the time to think about what they like; consider what they need and what they’d really use; and shop around for items they’d enjoy.