It’s Christmas Eve. The mad rush for buying gifts are well and truly underway, with many on personal missions to purchase the perfect Christmas present for their loved ones.
And then, there are those who are desperately lost: lost for gift ideas for the holidays. We’ve all been in that situation before: you’ve been friends for decades with someone, but for some reason you can’t seem to think of a gift that would be perfect for him/her. Or, you know, buying gifts for the family – and that is always tricky.
But fret not, as we are here to help you out of this potentially sticky situation! Over the past two weeks, we’ve been carefully curating gift suggestions for various types of people. And what better way to look back at them than at the eve of the year’s biggest holiday for gift-giving?
If you’re still scratching your head over what to fill up those Christmas stockings or place at the bottom of the Christmas tree tonight, head on after the break for our Holiday Gift Guide Roundup!
Let’s start with the most important people in our lives: mothers. As the women who gave the gift of life to each and every one of us, what gift would show our eternal gratitude to them? Mother-of-one and gadget junkie Huei explains to us some really practical gifts mothers would be happy to receive, from the child-proof smartphone cases to even some nifty gift ideas for the husbands! Find out more in our Gift Guide for Mothers.
Whether you engage in the latest first-person shooter, one of the hundreds who lined up last Friday to be the first owners of the Sony PlayStation 4, or even revel in unlocking the 511th level of Candy Crush Saga, there is a gamer in all of us. So what do you buy as gifts for a gamer? As someone who confesses to “thinking too much about games”, Farhan explores the various gifts which would be perfect for the young and the young at heart – and more importantly, at various price points. Check out our Gift Guide for Gamers for more!
And then, we have the photographers, an ever-expanding community made up of professionals and budding amateurs looking for a creative outlet. Whether you tote a top-of-the-line DSLR or even a rustic old-school SLR camera from your father’s days, there are always items that any photography enthusiast would appreciate. Lowyat.NET editor and professional photographer Lucas lists some really interesting gift ideas for our photography-loving friends or family members, from a cheap but effective lens cleaner all the way to the exciting Sony DSC-QX100 lens-style cameras. Check out the Gift Guide for Photographers for more ideas!
Finally, we have the future generation, those who would shape the fate of the country: the tertiary students. Whether you’re in a college or university…or even the parents of tertiary students, there are always some very practical gifts that would not only help in studies, but also score some serious points for style. As a recent graduate, I took a walk down memory lane and think of items that would help me if I was still studying for my degree. From a value-for-money gaming laptop and a smartphone that offers the best bang for your buck, to a cool DIY hipster camera, here are my recommendations for the Gift Guide for College/University Students.
P/S: have a tech geek boyfriend/best friend/brother/sister/acquaintance you require assistance with in gift ideas? Why not check out our guide on what not to buy tech geeks!
Have an awesome idea for a gift that we did not cover in our gift guides? Share them with us in the comments section below!