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The Christmas wishlist

Published:Saturday | December 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMPayton Wilmott

It is that time where you say stuff like "A Christmas already?" or " Why do I have to be a secret Santa this year?" Anyhow, if you head into Christmas shopping without a clue of what you are going to buy, then you're doomed. Luckily, I am here with some great suggestions for the whole family.

The family tree

I have gone through the trouble of dividing up a typical family into sub groups by age to better achieve the aim of getting the right gift for the right person.

The kids (from ages 16 and below)

At this age, gift ideas are pretty simple. It is all about games, games and more games. To be frank, that's all I still think about, too. Anyway, games are the best things to invest in for the kids this season. The only two choices you have these days are between the Microsoft Xbox One ($70,000-$75,000) and the Sony Playstation 4 ($60,000-$70,000). Although, if you already got junior a game console, then you can get him the cool new games that came out for the holiday season, like Mortal Kombat X, Fifa 16, Need For Speed, Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox only), Blood Borne (PS4 only), Star Wars Battlefront, or Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3.

The young adults (between ages of 17-25)

It's all about Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and Twitter for this category. That's why smartphones are a needed asset for persons who fall in this category. The good thing is that smartphones are a lot cheaper now than they were back in the days. A smartphone like the Huawei G630 or the Samsung S3 mini are both below the $30,000 mark, and both have excellent features and camera qualities.

Although, if he or she already has a good phone, then your gift idea is much easier. Just invest into a wireless selfie stick that won't break the bank at around $2,500.

Adults (from 25 upwards)

This is my age group. Trust me when I say that we are all about work and things to help us bring in more income. The best gift ideas for this category are productive tools like laptops or desktops and they don't have to be expensive. What if I told you that you could still get a Windows 8 laptop brand new for less than $50,000? The Lenovo B50-45 is $48,000 and is worth every penny. If laptops aren't the mobile option you're looking for and you need something more stationery, then the Acer Aspire 603G-UW13 desktop is one of the best-value gift idea you can find for around $30,000.

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