Christmas gifts don’t have to be boring or ordinary or dull. There are fun Christmas gifts out there that anyone would love to receive and use. That’s the purpose of this article…to find and make you aware of some really fun Christmas gifts.
Of course everyone’s definition of fun Christmas gifts is different and some gifts that are “fun” can come with a stiff price. So we tried to find gifts that would appeal to pretty much anyone in your group of family or friends, except possibly children. We also wanted to make sure that most of the gifts are priced within the reach of most gift givers. So you will find mostly reasonably priced gifts with a few possible budget busters just because they are too much fun not to mention.
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I would talk more about fun and its definition for us, but you can look at the gifts for yourself and I think our idea of fun will become clear very rapidly. One thing that’s certain is that we would personally love to receive any of these gifts and if you happen to be one of our family members or friends, please take note!
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Our list includes gifts for the adventurer, music lover, gamer, avid reader, photo or video buff, food lover, and a few that we might classify in miscellaneous, but we still love them. Let’s take a look at the gifts and our rationale for putting them on our list.
Fun Christmas Gifts Bluetooth Weatherproof Portable Speaker
Bluetooth portable speakers have become wildly popular in the last year or so as people realize that it is more fun to share their music with others than to just listen to it on headphones. Don’t get me wrong, headphones will always be popular when you want to keep the music in and the world out. The only problem with many of the speakers is that they aren’t very durable. We suggest buying a weatherproof Bluetooth speaker that can take just about any punishment and keep on rocking. If you’re lucky, your friend or family member will share their playlist with you.
You may not realize it, but while you were playing games indoors, some pretty cool outdoor games were invented. Straight from the minds of aviation enthusiasts has come the quadcopter. They are available in sizes from tiny to huge and capability from basic to O.M.G. That means that you should be able to find one that fits your budget. The great thing about the new quadcopters is that they are more stable than helicopters, easier to fly, and fairly durable. Most are also designed up front to carry one or more cameras for some great outdoor video fun. They are even available in models that run from your iPhone and that can carry a GoPro Hero adventure camera. You’re friend or family member can have some serious fun with these.
Streaming Media Players
If you get all of your movies from Netflix or a similar service, then you might not be aware of the streaming media player alternatives. Streaming media players stream content like movies and TV shows directly to your TV through a small, high-speed internet-connected box. The advantage, and why we have one, is all of the free content available. You can watch literally thousands of movies and TV shows for free including some recent content that you might not expect. You can also keep your Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Amazon video accounts and use them with your streaming media player to complete your media empire. Our favorite combination is Roku 3 and Amazon Prime. If you don’t know about Amazon Prime, and you often buy products on the internet, you need to check out the free shipping features you get along with the free media content. If you’re ever heard of “binge” watching, this is how it’s done. If they don’t release Roku 4 before Christmas, the Roku 3 will be one of the most popular, if not the most popular HDTV-related gifts of the season. Give them the power to binge at will.
Just when you thought there would never be any new cool games for the iPad, along comes Foosball. That’s right, up to 4 of your foosball lovers can play to their heart’s content with amazingly realistic action on one iPad with eight control bars. It doesn’t need batteries, you can color the uniforms, and get 3D instant replay of all their ESPN-worthy shots. They will be able to work their pull, snake, bank and bread and butter shots, fake out their opponents and deliver the ball into the goal with a resounding “thunk” sound. I don’t really know what any of that means, but it sounds like the real thing. This may become their new favorite game.
Karaoke System Docking Station
Everyone needs to participate in Karaoke at least once in their lives. Karaoke is usually associated with bars and parties because alcohol is what it usually takes to get people to rock on without caring what other people think. Now they can take the party anywhere and easily get up and running with singing along to their favorite melodies for all to hear. The great thing is that these devices work with a smartphone or MP3 player so setup is as simple as docking your device. We’re recommending one here that also uses CDs, has a second input for dual microphone sing-alongs, and a built-in Auto Voice Control (AVC) singing coach to help learn tunes. Give your music lover the gift that will continue to be fun for years to come.
Ear buds are great for everyday listening, but if you really want to get down and rock or chill out to a mellow tune, you need on-ear headphones. There are many models to choose from, but our favorite are the Beats headphones which time and again have been shown to produce the most faithful sound. It’s true that they are more expensive than many brands, but their high quality will keep on producing high-fidelity sound for years to come so in the long run they may actually be a better value. Give your music love the gift of awesome sound with on-ear headphones.
Many of the gifts on our list are designed to be shared with others in order to maximize the fun experience. Not all fun gifts have to be shared. One of the most popular pastimes is reading and using an eReader has become the methodology of choice for many. EReaders have many functions that you can’t get with a standard paperback and in many cases, the books are cheaper to buy electronically than they are in physical form. One drawback of eReaders used to be that many books weren’t available electronically, but that time has come and gone. Most new book releases also happen electronically and are available immediately for download. You can’t go wrong with choosing an eReader like the Kindle Paperwhite for your avid reader.
Wearable Video Camera
You might be thinking, why on earth would I ever want to record every waking moment of my life. You might be thinking that it would be boring for you and it’s your life! The brand new segment of wearable cameras are more sophisticated than that. Newer models adapt to your life with longer battery life than ever and provide real-time spontaneous hands-free image capture using a built-in GPS, and up to 5 sensors. Using the built-in sensors, the cameras are designed to use a sophisticated algorithm to determine the exactly right moments to capture images. It’s one of the priciest gifts in our list, but we believe that it has the potential to be the most fun of all. Your friend or family member will think of a thousand different ways to use their new camera to document the key events in their lives.
Lazer Tag Set
One of the most fun games you can play is laser tag. It can be as much fun as paintball, without needing the equipment and time and allowing much safer play. Going to your local laser tag establishment frequently costs a lot of time and money while not being very personal. Laser tag at home is the ultimate one-on-one or more battle games. Laser tag has been around for years, but recent advances in technology have driven it to a whole new level. These models come with headsets in addition to weapons and have the capability to display life point, a 360 degree danger alert, and even physical feedback to the wearer. Give the ultimate in battle adventure with a laser tag set.
Oil-Less Air Fryer
We’re all trying to eat healthier and keep our weight in check, but with all the great snacks and fast food available, it can be difficult. We live busy lives and it’s easier to grab a burger and fries than it is to make food at home. Also, eating healthy doesn’t appeal to everyone because they don’t get to enjoy their favorite foods. That’s because their favorite foods contain too much fat and are unhealthy. Wouldn’t be great if you could eat the fried food you love without all the fat and oil that makes it so unhealthy? Give them an oil-less air fryer. What’s that you may ask? An oil-less air fryer uses continuously heated air combined with high-speed air cycling and multi-surface air flow to provide comprehensive heating to cook food without oil or grease. The result is fried food that tastes great without all the fat. Now you can give a gift that will fit right in with the weight-conscious, healthy eaters in your life.
Cards Against Humanity
Good old-fashioned games can be a great gift that families or partiers can share together with up to 6 players at a time. If not the most popular home game on the planet, Cards Against Humanity has to be right up there. The game is a simple one where during each round one player asks a question from a black card and everyone else answers with their funniest white card. Billed as the party game for horrible people, it’s all in good fun. If your friends or family are looking for a great party game, and they don’t already have this one, then this is a great choice for them.
Razor Ground Force Drifter Kart
Built for your smaller racing competitors (140 lbs), drifter karts are a great way to introduce younger potential Jeff Gordons to the feeling of racing and drifting. They’re electric so no messy gas or oil to change and they can reach to speeds of around 12 mph, which when you’re sitting a quarter-inch off the ground, can see like 65 mph. Older models were handicapped by short battery life, but the new models can run up to 40 minutes on a single charge and replacement batteries come in pairs for around $30 so runtimes over an hour and 15 minutes are a definite possibility. These newer models feature a race-tuned chassis and super-slick rear wheels, which lets your young racer power slide through corners, throw fish tales, or perform fast 180s all to impress the neighbors. Be forewarned that the price has kept up with the new technology so this one of the pricier gifts on our list. Get your young racer started on his racing or drifting career with one of these great karts.
Wireless Bluetooth Boom Box
Perhaps you thought the age of boom boxes was dead. Think again. Technology has revived the classic boom box and brought it into the 21st Century. No longer sporting giant speakers and gobs of chrome plastic, new boom boxes are Bluetooth-capable, made from rugged materials, and are ultimately more sophisticated than their ancestors from decades ago. Great for parties or anywhere you want to boom out your favorite music for all to enjoy. Get them the gift of boom.
Snack Lovers Gift Basket
Somewhere deep down or not so deep down inside of each of us is a snack lover. Whether it’s chips, candy, meat sticks, or fried foods, nothing beats snacks as comfort food. You know who your snack lovers are and now you can cater to their love with the perfect gift for them. Art of Appreciation and other gift basket purveyors have come up with great baskets of snack foods that will warm the heart of your snack person. They will enjoy snacks like cookies, crackers, caramel popcorn, summer sausage, cheese spread, nuts, candies, and pretzels. If you’re lucky, maybe they will share some with you, too.
Extended Range Two-Way Radios
You remember using those two-way radios when you were a young or young-at-heart kid. Well, I remember them. What I remember is that they were supposed to work for a mile and maybe worked between yards and they came with 2 or 3 channels that always had static. Walkie-talkies have come a long way baby. The range has been extended to 36 miles, they have 50 channels to choose from, provide privacy codes to block other conversations, vibrate to alert you to a call, are weatherproof, have a whisper function to allow you to talk softly while being heard clearly on the other end, have hands-free operation with no external microphone required and so many more, we can’t list them all here. Suffice to say that these modern two-way radios are some of the coolest electronic communication device going. Great for camping or any situation where you would like to guarantee communication off-the-grid, your friends or family will love using their new radios.
Rotating Pizza Oven
I don’t like pizza…said no one ever!! Hey, it’s America’s favorite fast food, but ordering delivery a lot can really hit the wallet. Those frozen pizzas you buy at the store never seem to come out right in the oven and even the fresh pizza you make yourself is not ideal. Along comes the perfect pizza gift. Presto makes the Pizzazz Plus Rotating Pizza Oven that allows you to cook the pizza crust and toppings at two different temperatures so that they both come out perfect every time. Plus, this pizza oven cooks pizza fast without using as much electricity as your oven. Think of all the money your friends and family will save by buying frozen or making their own pizza perfectly every time. Also, as a bonus, they can make their very own healthy pizzas that are hard to get from delivery or frozen. Give the perfect pizza oven to your pizza lovers.
Apple iPad Air Tablet
To have a gift list without a new computer tablet would definitely make the list incomplete. And there is only one tablet computer that gets almost universal acclaim…the iPad Air. This is another expensive gift, but one that a friend or loved one will cherish always. With all the apps, music, games, and books available for the iPad Air this will be a never ending source of fun. That special someone deserves the best tablet on the planet to add some fun and excitem
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
A gift list without a laptop on a laptop review site would be a travesty and the laptop to beat all laptops is now available. I’m talking about the Surface Pro 3. It is the closest thing to a full-blown computer in a tablet that has come along yet, and it runs all Windows programs just like a full-size laptop. It comes with the latest version of Microsoft Windows, has a high-resolution touchscreen, and uses solid state drive technology. Basically, it’s the most powerful tablet on the planet and converts easily for use in any situation as their needs change. If they don’t release Surface Pro 4 before Christmas, the Surface Pro 3 will be one of the most popular gifts this year.
Salt Gun Fly Swatter
Fun comes in many forms and one of those forms is designed to replace the venerable flyswatter with something more satisfying. Geniuses who hate bugs have created a salt gun capable of shooting grains of salt at flies in a sort of mini-shotgun style to kill them dead up to three feet away. But, it doesn’t stop at flies. It’s also effective at other plagues of the household like mosquitoes. You just fill it with salt, pump the handle, and shoot. It has a safety in case you’re worried about pets and family members. You get 50 shots before having to reload and it kills without leaving bug guts everywhere. Give them the power to eliminate bugs with the satisfying pull of a trigger.
Ruggedized Weatherproof Binoculars
We always seem to remember to take a camera with us because we have our smartphone, but one item we leave behind would allow us to see more on our adventures to the outdoors. I’m talking about binoculars. You can zoom with a phone, but you find out quickly that the zoom action on smartphones is horrible. Whether at a sporting event, on vacation, or just enjoying outdoor activities it’s inevitable that situations come up where you would love to be able to see what’s going on more closely. You’re not alone, because your friends and family feel the same way. Not all binoculars are created equally. Get a set that are ruggedized to take hard knocks and are fog proof to give the best image in any environment. Get them binoculars and give them a closer look at the world they live in.
Let’s face it, there is a little treasure hunter in all of us. We’ve all dreamed of searching for buried treasure, panning for gold, unearthing the Hope Diamond, or finding some really valuable artifact among the junk of the world. Whether at the beach, sporting events, concerts, or other places where large groups gather, people are always leaving things behind inadvertently that may be of value. You can give your friends or family the fun of treasure hunting with a metal detector and it may just become a hobby for life.
Combination Snorkel Mask and Video Camera
Snorkeling and scuba diving are two of the most fun pastimes you can do underwater and when done in the right setting can provide spectacular views of the undersea world. Wouldn’t it be great to capture those moments on video so you can share with family and friends? Now you can with a combination snorkel mask and video camera. The camera is built-in so it’s completely hands-free and this snorkel mask can record both video and high-quality images as well. Your friends or family will love the amazing video and pictures they can capture of reefs, ship wrecks, and other underwater treasures. Make their next snorkeling trip one they can share with everyone using a combination snorkel and video camera.
Xbox One Game Console + Kinect
Millions of gamers worldwide enjoy realistic driving, battle, and all manner of other games and simulations on the Xbox One game console. Over the past few years, video game realism has been amped up to the point it rivals real life. The real fun is playing in teams online where you can share adventures with friends and family or people you don’t even know. Games can be exciting, thought-provoking, and immersive. Some have said, that it can be difficult to come back to real life after being so engrossed in one of the gaming simulations. Suffice it to say that just about everyone either has or wants an Xbox One. Be sure and get Kinect with the console to save money over buying them separately and to add the realism of motion input and output to their online gaming environment.
Audio/Video Gaming Chair
Getting an Xbox or Playstation is only part of creating a great gaming environment. Gamers need to be comfortable while gaming in order to maximize the experience and have the most fun. The best possible environment is created using an audio/video gaming chair. They are great for more than just gaming including listening to music, watching TV, reading, or just relaxing. Complete with total immersion sound, vibration motors for full tactile feedback, wireless connectivity, padded headrest, and comfortable arms, one of these chairs will be their favorite place to enjoy their entertainment.
Time Lapse Video Camera
For your photo buffs, you could get them a ho hum DSLR camera or some boring photo accessories or you could get them one of the coolest cameras around that will completely blow their minds. I’m talking about a time lapse video camera. That’s right, all those neat scenes you’ve experienced on TV and YouTube can be created simply using one of these purpose-built cameras. Time lapse videos are some of the most popular and fascinating forms of media. These cameras make it easy to create high-quality, professional-grade videos with minimal setup and no post-processing required. You really have to see the results of one of these cameras to believe it. Your camera aficionado will really appreciate this new capability to take engrossing video that they can share everyone. They will be amazed by this gift.
There you have it. Our list of fun gifts for Christmas. We hope you enjoyed the list as much as we enjoyed putting it together for you!
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