This article is a repost from the Christian Personal Finance website, run by Bob Lotich.
The article was written based on a wishlist of over 400 readers, so it is a top 10 list based on dedicated visitors to the ChristianPF site. You’ll also find some good pricing here based on Bob’s research. Hope you enjoy reading here, and feel free to visit the ChristianPF site at www.christianpf.com and show some love.
Here goes the list:
10. Digital Camera
$120 and up
9. Wii (and games)
We got my mom a Wii 2 Christmas’s ago and it was a lot more than this. Apparently now you can get the Wii Console with Mario Kart for under $150.
8. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
I took the Dave Ramseys Financial Peace University course with Linda about 2 years ago and it should be mandatory for American newlyweds. It is beneficial for anyone, but if we help the newlyweds learn this stuff without having to make all the dumb mistakes the rest of us have, we could save them some heartache!
7. Running Shoes
Since there were a lot of different athletic shoes mentioned I will just show you my favorite and Linda’s favorite. I had never spent much on running shoes (since I wasn’t a runner why should I?) until I bought a pair of New Balance 993 Running Shoes and I now can outrun a cheetah. But seriously, they are very supportive and it was one of those purchases I am very glad I made.
Linda I started on the couch-to-5k journey and seem to have been sidetracked by cold weather, but as a result she needed something to run in other than heels, so she saved up for the Nike Free Run and she claims that they are one of the most comfortable shoes she has ever owned.
6. KitchenAid Standmixer
I have to say I was surprised to see that so many people were interested in the KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer, but it does look like a pretty cool kitchen toy.
5. Samsung Galaxy Tablet
There were also a surprising number of people wanting the Samsung Galaxy Tab. I honestly hadn’t heard much about this tablet, but apparently a lot of you have!
$46 and up
3. Kindle/Kindle Fire
$79 and $199.99
I never had too much desire for a Kindle, but with them being this cheap it is hard not to throw it on the Christmas wishlist! You can get the regular Kindle for $79or the new iPad competitor the Kindle Fire for $199
$400 or less
From what I have been reading there are going to be some great deals on Laptops this Christmas season, so if you are in the market keep your eyes peeled. Here is a pretty good deal on an entry-level Laptop on Amazon for under $400 . But definitely compare prices and watch the ads the next couple weeks, there will be some good deals to be had!
1. iPad 2
$500 and up
Surprise, surprise. The iPad 2 is the top Christmas gift idea for 2011. Isn’t Apple’s marketing strategy amazing? They make us want something that we never knew we needed. Anyway, the prices for Apple products are normally pretty similar at most places. But keep in mind if you buy it from the Apple store you will need to pay sales tax, whereas I don’t get charged sales tax when I purchase from Amazon.com (not sure if that applies to all states or not).
For more posts on gift ideas, see the following:
3. Radiant God blog
While not on the list, The Believer’s Covenant of Health will be a great gift for Christmas. This book unveils a believer’s divine right to healing and walking in divine health. In the process of teaching this, the book gives a good fundamental on the covenant that we have in Christ Jesus.
You can get it on Amazon!