2008 Holiday Gift Guide

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From massagers and iPods to camcorders and computers, put it on your holiday wish list and you might just get whatever you like.

Catch & Post
Flip Video Mino $180 / theflip.com // VAIO FW Series Notebook PC $1200 / sonystyle.com After you capture your greatest athletic feats on video with this pocketsized camcorder, use Sony's Movie Story software to create a highlight reel. Before posting it to your MySTACK page, watch your tricks on your notebook's theater-inspired screen.

 

Always on Time
Maxed Relaxin
Neverlate 7-Day Alarm Clock $35 / americaninnovative.com Set your week's worth of wakeups on Sunday for one less thing to think about before crashing at night. Want to powernap? Grab some shut-eye without interrupting your wakeup calls. Shiatsu1 Massaging Cushion With Heat $200 / homedics.com Take a seat and let hundreds of heated fingers work out the kinks from a grueling gym session.

 

Fun-In-One
PSP Ratchet & Clank Size Matters Entertainment Pack // PSP Madden 09 Entertainment Pack $200 each / us.playstation.com Make time on the bus fly by with the PSP limited edition silver console and Ratchet & Clank game, a movie and game download, and a one-gig memory stick to store all your faves. Looking for sport action? Pick up the metallic blue Madden 09 edition.

 

Play On, Player
NCAA Basketball 09 $60 / easports.com [avail. 12/2] // NHL 2K9 $60 / 2ksports.com // Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 $TBD / konami.com [avail. 12/28] // Rock Band II $50-60 depending on the system / rockband.com // Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum 2009 for Wii $40 / majesco.com Fall in love with the new season of college basketball gaming, put your aggression on ice, get kickin' on the futbol field, rock out in the spotlight and dust off the Wii Balance Board for the ultimate winter workout

 

Getting There
Stronger, Faster & Smarter
Entertainment Center
nüvi 275T GPS $400 / garmin.com
Visiting colleges is stressful enough, so leave getting there to the nüvi, your ultimate co-pilot. Real-time traffic and construction updates ensure you'll never be late or lost.
iPod touch $400 / apple.com
A single charge pumps out 36 straight hours of music. Wi-Fi upgrades let you Facebook in the locker room or on the bus. And the Genius feature can create the sickest pre-game soundtrack—ever.
Xbox Experience With Netflix $400 [Console],
$45 per year [Xbox LIVE Gold Membership], $9 per month [Netflix membership] / xbox.com Set up an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership and a Netflix account, then wirelessly download thousands of movies and TV shows directly to your console.

 

Seen & Heard
Austin Powers Collection: Shagadelic Edition, Loaded with Extra Mojo on Blu-ray $75 / warnerbros.com [avail. 12/2] // 300 Limited Collector's Edition DVD $50 / warnerbros.com // Hang the DJ: The Very Best of The Smiths $19 / wbr.com // Missy Elliott Block Party $19 / atlantic.com [avail. 11/25] These nuggets of entertainment beat coal in the stocking any day.

 

 

 

 

 


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