Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Thirteen Popular Gifts -- Christmas 2011

A month ago, many of us were involved in retail, taking care of friends and family on our holiday gift lists. Well, the packages have been opened, the tree is down and the ornaments put away (you have taken all those decorations down, haven't you), and the numbers are in. Here is what many, many of us bought:

1) Amazon Kindle. It was the best-selling e-book reader.

2) Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. Not only the best-selling biography, the best-selling book of the holiday season.

3) Rory's Story Cubes. I never heard of this, but it's a massively popular game. The 9 cubes have pictures on them, you roll them, and develop a story based on what you get.

4) Just Dance 3. For wii.

5) Levi's.

6) Christmas by Michael Buble. The only thing on the list I bought, and it wasn't a gift. I kept it.

7) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. The season's best-selling DVD

8) Motorola Droid RAZR. The most popular of the smartphones this year.

9) Baby Einstein Take-along Tunes. Mozart and Vivaldi for wee ones.

10) UGG boots.

11) Hallmark Keepsake Father Christmas Table Top. He is an attractive gent, isn't he?

12) Jones Soda Holiday 4-Pack. This year's flavors were candy cane, gingerbread, pear tree and sugar plum.

13) Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid). The latest in the series. The YA Steve Jobs.

Did any of these make their way to a tree near you this year?

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  2. I count it as a good thing that the Kindle is at the top of the list.

  3. I could never argue with a new pair of Uggs. Especially one days like today :)

    Have a great day!

  4. I got a Kindle. It's beautiful.

    I got the Harry Potter boxed set for my boyfriend (me, too, really) since I knew he'd buy it before it "goes into the vault" anyway.

    I'd bought Just Dance 3 for myself months before the holidays, but I've only gotten back to using it for a workout in the last few days. I surely look like an idiot, but it's enough fun for me to do it.

    The Rory Story Cubes sound kinda fun. Like a story version of magnetic poetry.

  5. Didn't receive any of those! Nice to know I have kept my record intact of being out of the loop.

  6. I got a Nook for Christmas and I'm really enjoying it. :) Thanks for asking.

  7. Like you, I bought the Michael Buble CD for myself. And I enjoyed it.

  8. Interesting list - I didn't buy any of those! Isn't it funny to think just how different life was just a month ago? All the preparation. It's crazy!

  9. Nada. But I got some Ugg boots last year.