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Tech Paul’s Top Lists List

In this, the retailer’s make-or-break shopping period, you have no doubt seen at least one shopping gift idea ‘guide’.. or ‘Top Gift’s For 2009’ list.
(I have already lost track of how many of these I’ve seen..)

And you’ve probably been reminded — at least once — that there is ONLY x SHOPPING DAYS ‘TILL CHRISTMAS.

So I won’t remind you how many days you have left, but I will simply be unable to prevent myself from showing you a list– my list of the best lists.

Tech Paul’s Top Lists List

This being a Tech site, it is only natural that my list of lists should include some distinctly tech-oriented lists.. lists with names like “Gift Ideas For The Gadget Freak” (note, if this really is somebody’s list title.. I apologize)

* PC Magazine’s Holiday Gift Guide is divided into categories, and starts with Desktop computers. The editors at PC Mag use several criteria for determining their top picks; including value, performance.. and the all-important “kewl factor”.

* Tom’s Guide has the Shopping Guide: Black Friday and Beyond : Getting Bang For Your Buck which is also divided into categories; TVs, Cameras & camcorders, Game consoles, peripherals, etc.

* For those on a budget (and, who isn’t?) has some interesting ideas that might very well spark an idea for those hard-to-shop-for folks on your list (not exclusively X-mas-oriented ideas found here too).

* A site on my Blogroll, MyTechTalk, has posted some nifty gift ideas here, 8 Gift Ideas from Amazon – for any budget- for the Tech Lover on your List, and here Consider Online Gifts for the Web Surfer on your List.

* Sometimes, it is important to know what NOT to buy, and so I recommend a visit to the Consumer Product Safety Commission site, where you can check to make sure the item you’re considering is not on a recall list.

* Toms Hardware: actually, I don’t need to go much further than Tom’s.

  • Part 1: Tom’s Hardware—No Hassle Hardware Gifts, Good To Go
  • Part 2: Tom’s Guide—Top Kid Tech Gifts For 2008
  • Part 3: Tom’s Guide—Great Gifts For Tech Gurus
  • Part 4: Tom’s Hardware—Hardware For The System Builder In Your Life
  • Today’s free link: Rick Robinette over on has found and posted a geek video that may just replace White & Nerdy as the Geek Music Video. Click here and check it out.

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    1. TechPaul,

      Now all I have to do is talk the wife into buying some of neat things. Nice post…



      Comment by Rick | December 7, 2008 | Reply

      • Do you have your eye on one particular gizmo this year?

        It just may be that this year I finally relent and let Santa give me one of those “Blackberry” doohickies..
        Though, I’ve gotten along quite nicely all these years w/o any PDA/smartphone.

        Folks tell me they’re “life-changing”, and that “I’ll never go back”.
        But I (sorta) see them as expensive, electronic leashes.. Secret Luddite that I am.

        I’ll tell you what folks, you’ll never regret a bigger, brighter, sharper monitor.


        Comment by techpaul | December 7, 2008 | Reply

    2. To all of Paul’s Readers:

      Go for the “bigger, brighter, sharper monitor”… He is absolutely right; “you will never regret it”… Best gift you can get BECAUSE you’ll be looking at it every single day (the gift that keeps on giving : )



      Comment by whatsonmypc | December 7, 2008 | Reply

    3. Digital picture frames, the new hotness for the holiday season in my opinion. Yeah most of them are played out, not to mention a hassle to actually use, but I found one where you can upload your pictures via email, finally some innovation on an already good idea. Anyway, feel free to peep this video for an explanation.


      Comment by Will | December 8, 2008 | Reply

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