By Jim Baker

Christmas is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ that is celebrated as a major festival by billions of people around the world. It is the time of giving and receiving, the time for reflection and the time for buying loads of electronic gadgets, either as gifts, or for yourself. Despite the fact that it is delightful to receive gifts, giving Christmas gifts is also something fulfilling. This year’s Christmas is coming and it is high time you thought of a gift, a tech present for example, to give to your family, friends or special someone. However, you may have trouble in picking the right one because there is an absolute ton of amazing electronic gadgets on the shelves for your consideration.

Here are top ten most wanted tech gifts for 2012 that are highly recommended:

1. Google’s Nexus 7

The Google’s Nexus 7 is the best small tablet and Christmas gift you should buy on the occasion. It is named Gadget of the Year at the annual T3 Gadget Awards, beating the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S3, the iPhone 4S and the Sony PS Vita. The machine weighs 340g and has the 1280 x 800 HD display with 216 ppi. It also features a comfortable design, great battery life and complete and open Android 4.2 environment. The Nexus 7 has a low price, starting at $199 for 16GB, $249 for the 32GB version and $299 for the 32GB version with HSPA+.


2. Samsung Galaxy S3

Samsung Galaxy S3

If you are looking for a smartphone to give to your friend as a Christmas gift, Samsung Galaxy S3 will be your best choice. It runs in with dimensions of 136.6 x 70.6 x 8.6mm and weighs only 112g. The Galaxy S3 is also designed with the latest version of Android, a whole suite of Apple-beating features and a whopping 4.8-inch Super AMOLED HD screen. The handset sits in the mid-range price bracket, costing $549 for the 8GB model.

3. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is really a tech gift that you shouldn’t ignore when you buy Christmas presents. It is a beast of a camera that is designed with impressive features such as an 18-megapixel sensor, articulated 3in screen, electronic viewfinder, 30x zoom and GPS. Therefore, the photo quality from the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V is very good to excellent. The device’s video is also as good as its photos. Costing $369.99, the HX200V will be a perfect gift you should give to your friends or family.

4. Wacom Bamboo iPad Stylus


The Wacom Bamboo iPad Stylus is another good choice if you are seeking for a Christmas tech gift. It has the look and feel of a pen for those who want more precision when writing or drawing on an iPad. The stylus also features a comfortable, weighted barrel with the excellent design. Additionally, the Wacom Bamboo iPad stylus has a rubberized stylus tip and ink cartridges that are easily replaced. It works with any capacitive screen such as smartphones, Android tablets and other devices apart from iPad. The Wacom Bamboo iPad stylus has a price of $29.33.

5. Jaybird Freedom Sprint


Jaybird’s Freedom Spirit Bluetooth earbuds come with a bizarre-looking set of secure fit sports ear cushions. They are the headphones which are designed to fit most securely and suitable for the gym or the trail. The Sprints also include a lifetime warranty against sweat to back that up. With on-ear controls, a built-in microphone for taking calls and charge over USB, the Freedom Sprints will be a nice gift for Christmas. The device costs $130.

6. Xelsis Digital ID coffee maker

Xelsis Digital ID coffee maker

The Xelsis Digital ID coffee maker from Philips Saeco is really a perfect gift because with this automatic espresso machine, family members can enjoy their favourite coffee specialty on their Christmas holiday. The Xelsis has an integrated milk carafe that froths directly into the cup, making delicious espresso drinks. It also can brew American coffees, espressos, cappuccinos and more. The Xelsis Digital ID coffee maker sells for $3,199.

7. Cube 3D printer

Cube 3D printer

If you have money to spare, the Cube 3D printer will be a great tech present to give on Christmas. It is an amazing machine that can replicate anything in multi-dimensions. The Cube 3D printer, which is encased in plastic, includes an intuitive touch screen and Wi-Fi print features. The device has a heated platform as well. With the Cube 3D printer, you can print physical objects and certain ones easily. The Cube 3D printer has a price of $1299.

8. USB Coffee Warmer

USB Coffee Warmer

Giving the USB Coffee Warmer to your friend on Christmas is really a great idea. This particular type of USB-powered device is quite useful, especially for those who spend most of their day near a computer. It has a smart design featuring two lateral grip areas and four rubber legs, which allow it to be quite stable on any flat surface. The colors of the plastic body and USB cable match the metallic gray of the hotplate. The USB Coffee Warmer is also able to make clever use of USB power to heat a small element to 40ºC, preventing your coffee from getting cold. This little device is available around for $15.

9. PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser


The PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser can represent a very good gift for your female friend on Christmas. It is the first FDA-cleared, at-home laser that is clinically proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. To use this device, you apply a gel and hold the PaloVia Skin Renewing Laser to the skin around each eye briefly. With just 3 – 4 minutes a day for one month, you can reduce the wrinkles and reverse the signs of aging. This anti-aging device has a price of $499.

10. Nintendo Wii U

Nintendo Wii U

Your friend will be very pleased if you give him or her the Nintendo Wii U on Christmas. This new console is the first-ever HD Nintendo gaming system offering gameplay for up to five people on select games. The Wii U measures in at 1.8 inches tall, 6.8 inches wide, and 10.5 inches deep. It can output up to a 1080p picture signal, having a total of four USB 2.0 ports and an SD card slot in the front. The Nintendo Wii U is available in two SKUs, a Deluxe Set ($350) and Basic Set ($300).

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I am a web developer. I love technology and have a passion for writing articles about electronic gadgets.

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