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Toys Top Christmas Lists With Kids Of All Ages

MEDIA RELEASE 5 December 2007

Toys Top Christmas Lists With Kids Of All Ages

More and more adults are channelling the child within when it comes to writing their Christmas wish list, with toys of all shapes and sizes becoming ‘must have’ items.

Pre-Christmas buying trends at Noel Leeming stores show that adults want toys just as much as kids do, with the hottest new electronic products taking over from practical gifts in the popularity stakes.

Noel Leeming’s general manager of merchandise, Jason Bell, says consumers are steering towards gifts that have a focus on fun.

“Our biggest sellers over the Christmas period have definitely changed in the last couple of years with the focus now on iPods, digital cameras, console games or the latest cellphones. Pre-Christmas sales show the iPod nano as being one of the hottest gifts this season,” he says.

As well as the new release iPod nano, PlayStation2 games and digital cameras will again top the list, along with some fun lower priced electronic gadgets like the Digital Photo Frame Keyring and Barbie Laptop, but he warns that some of them will sell out quickly.

“Most of the big brands have new products out which will appeal to kids of all ages,” he says adding that sometimes the perfect way to spoil loved ones is to treat them to fun gifts they would not buy for themselves.

Here’s Jason Bell’s top 10 gifts for Christmas 2007:

1. PlayStation2 Singstar RnB Bundle. For fans of classic 60’s RnB and all the latest hits, this bundle is perfect. It includes a PlayStation2, SingStar RnB and two microphones for $247.99.

2. A small sized gift with maximum entertainment value, the new iPod nano now comes with video capabilities so you can enjoy movies, TV shows and up to 4GB of your favourite media. Priced from $239.99.

3. For summer holiday memories the Fujifilm FinePix Underwater Digital Camera Package is a great gift. With 8.3 megapixels and 4x optical zoom, this camera also comes with a carrycase, memory card and waterproof housing, for only $299.99.

4. Take the stress out of buying for that person who has everything with a cute 1.5” Keyring Photo Frame. This perfect accessory carries 74 digital photos that can be watched as a slideshow and at $34.99 it’s a great present that won’t blow the budget.

5. Be close to your loved ones no matter how far away they are with face to face video calling on the Nokia 6288 3G. For only $299.99 this phone boasts not one but two digital cameras and great video playing quality.

6. The Barbie Learning Laptop is a great gift that combines education and fun for any special little lady over five years old. This stylish laptop is packed with over 30 games and activities that are not only fun but challenge memory, spelling, punctuation and mathematic skills. The Oregan Scientific Barbie laptop is priced at $149.99.

7. Keep unruly summer hair under control with the Remington Hair Straightener. For only $47.00 you can tame your frizzy locks to look sleek and smooth.

8. For the man in your life Philips latest men’s shaver is a must. Priced at $379.99 the shaver comes with flex and pivot action as well as triple track shaving heads that guarantee a close smooth shave.

9. Perfect for those rainy holidays, the HP Pavilion Notebook provides the latest entertainment features to play your favourite movies and music. With a 15.4” widescreen display and a free pocket media drive to store your entire media collection this notebook is a steal for only $1,799.00.


10. When treating the whole family there is only one gift to get and that is the Sony BRAVIA 40” LCD TV. Not only does this TV feature a 10-bit 1 million pixel LCD panel, it incorporates an advanced backlighting system. For $2,699.00 it comes with a free portable DVD player (by redemption), not to mention gazillion brownie points from your lucky loved one.

ENDS


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