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Holiday 2009 Gift Guide for Your Significant Other

posted on November 24, 2009 in Family and Parenting, Cameras and Photography, Computers and Software, Phones and Mobile, Music and Video, Health and Home :: 0 comments

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If you're looking to score some points this holiday season, check out our top picks for your significant other. Each one has that magic combination of style and functionality that makes us say, "I want one!"

Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour Apple iPod Nano Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 Nespresso CitiZ
Samsung HTBD 8200 Canon HV40 Panasonic VIERA G10 Series Dell Adamo XPS


Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour

Monster Beats by Dr. Dre Tour (street: $135, retail: $180)

Even if Dr. Dre weren't so cool, these headphones would still have great sound. And your significant other will love having a real pair of headphones to replace that cheap set that came with his iPhone, right?

Fit: 5 pairs of ear tips, tangle-free cord
Extras: Carry case
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See more options in our Headphones Buyer's Guide


Apple iPod Nano

Apple iPod Nano (street: $140, retail: $150)

According to the younger set, the new iPod Nano is the shnizzle. Which is a perfect description for this sexy item, which plays music, videos and photos and has a built-in video camera, FM radio and pedometer.

Screen Size: 2.2 inches
Memory: 8 GB or 16 GB
Battery life: Audio: 24 hours, video: 5 hours
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (street: $272, retail: $350)

The Panasonic Lumix has a solid list of features that your favorite shutterbug will love. Perfect for snapping pictures of the family and will easily fit in a purse or pocket. And the price leaves something left over for candy canes.

Resolution: 10.1 MP
Lens: Wide-angle 12x optical zoom
Display: 3 inches
Video: 720p HD movies
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See more options in our  Digital Cameras Buyer's Guide


Nespresso CitiZ

Nespresso CitiZ (street/retail: $280)

The pod-based Nespresso CitiZ makes fantastic espresso in 30 seconds, with practically zero effort. And the super-slim art deco design will fit into any kitchen space. We have a Nespresso machine at home and—trust us—it is positively addicting.

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See more options in our Single-Serve Coffee and Espresso Makers Buyer's Guide


Samsung HTBD 8200

Samsung HT-BD8200 (street: $710, retail: $800)

Perfect if your spouse is dying for a home theater system, but you just don't have the room or want to keep wire clutter to a minimum. You'll get virtual surround sound, a wireless subwoofer and a Blu-ray player all in one unit. It sounds awesome, it looks awesome, and your significant other will think you're, well, awesome!

Size: 1.8 by 39.4 by 7.7 inches
Power: 300 watts
Connectivity: Built-in wireless and ethernet
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See more options in our Sound Bars Buyer's Guide


Canon HV40

Canon Vixia HV40 (street: $750, retail: $1,000)

Whether your holiday heartthrob is an aspiring filmmaker or loves to capture the family events for posterity, this is the camera for them. Recording in full HD HDV, movies will look as good decades from now as they do today.

Display: 2.7-inches
Media: Flash memory card, not included
Zoom Lens: 10x optical / 200x digital
Resolution: HD (1920 x 1080), 3MP stills 
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See more options in our Camcorders Buyer's Guide


Panasonic VIERA G10 Series

Panasonic VIERA G10 Series (street: $1,260, retail: $1,600)

Wow your sweetheart with this gorgeous 50-inch plasma TV. It's a great way to play video games and watch sports—no motion blur or color fade regardless of where they're seated.

Resolution: Full HD 1080p
Internet Services: include Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube and Picasa Web Albums
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See more options in our Flat Panel TV Buyer's Guide


Dell Adamo XPS

Dell Adamo XPS (street/retail: $1,799)

If your significant other is a frequent traveler, they'll flip for this ultralight, super-powerful laptop from Dell. It's pricey, but creating envy among fellow travelers never comes cheap. 

Display: 13.4 inches
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium
Processor: 1.4GHz Intel Core2 Duo ULV
Memory: 4 GB
Storage: 128 GB solid-state drive
Weight: 3.2 lbs.
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See more options in our Laptops Buyer's Guide

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