Best Christmas Gifts for 2014

2014 has been a great year for gizmos, gadgets, and fun little widgets. If you are still looking for items make the holiday that much more exciting for your friends and loved ones, there is certainly a lot to choose from. Hopefully this list will help you get some good ideas.

The Top Ten

1 PlayStation 4

Now that the eighth generation console market has had a year to mature, it's time to jump on that bandwagon. While there are compelling arguments to choose any of the top consoles, the PlayStation 4 has taken the early lead in sales numbers.

The better choice a year ago, but now this and the Xbox one are basically the same thing.

Probably getting one in February 2015. So only a few months away. I'm counting the days... - Alpha101

I shipped one to your house. Should be there soon. Merry Christmas! If only...

It's a piece of crap. - NoobTuber

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2 Xbox One

The launch a year ago was clearly a bumpy one, but this holiday season the Xbox One is making some serious strides. With arguably the best library of exclusives, the holiday season release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, significant price drops, and a core system that when it comes down to it is only negligibly inferior to that of the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One is poised to make a lot of people happy this Christmas.

It's gotten a price drop, and kinect was removed in 2014.

Who the heck wants this? It'll break a month later and it has little games, it has no reverse compatibility, all games require internet, yeah it's pretty bad. Microsoft should be smarter when making game consoles.

Yup, no good games, you know, excluding Titanfall, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Forza Horizon 2, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Sunset Overdrive and a dozen other 9/10 rated games. And reverse compatibility is overrated. Just don't throw away your old system if you still want to play your old games.

Microsoft fans will love the many features of the Xbox One

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3 Nintendo Wii U

I want one for Christmas so bad! I want super smash bros. , super Mario bros. u, captain toad and more!

It's so stupid. They just released something that is just like a Wii except for the gamepad, and then released tons of awesome games but made them ONLY FOR Wii U! They just made it to get money. - SammySpore

So far the only unique console with the best first party games

It's the best. Especially if you have super smash bros for the Wii U - An_Average_Person

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4 iPhone 6 Plus

I would totally say to get this, but lets be real now, who's gonna waste $600 on someone if you could just buy one for yourself!

Seriously? iPhone 6+ looks like a iPad mini. What's the difference. Oh wait there 1 difference it costs 500$ more than an iPad. - SammySpore

A lot of people will ask for this for Christmas. - PrincipeAzul

YAS

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5 Nintendo 3DS

Dang rich people... so many high end consoles!

Please both the comment and the reply are negative. This is not a fight, as for my opinion I would like to have a Nintendo 3DS. - kormo

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6 Netflix Subscription

Netflix has completely changed the way we watch television and if you know one of those seemingly rare someones who haven't joined the times and plowed through entire seasons of Breaking Bad, How I Met Your Mother, or Family Guy in a week, now is the perfect time to show them what they have been missing. And even if they are already on board, why not give them something you already know they like?

I believe thatall people should get one... it makes everything easier

Everybody's wasting money when they can just go to watchseries. Ag - SammySpore

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7 Samsung Galaxy S5

Not enough credit is given to gifts with a high amount of utility. Instead, people often times will opt for gifts that the recipient "wouldn't buy for themselves". But there is something to be said for a gift that will be used and probably enjoyed every single day it is owned.

8 Event Tickets

I would chose this. It's the only thing that's no electronic. Studies show video games and other electronics could lower your grades if you're a kid, lower your performance at work, and will just make you a lazy person. If you get event tickets, you could go to magic mountain, disneyland, on a cruise, or some other place that doesn't involve picking up an electronic device to become a game jockey.

Sometimes it is near impossible to find a thing that someone wants or needs. Perhaps they aren't particularly possession motivated or perhaps they are the type of person that buys what they want for themselves. For these people, try giving the gift of an experience instead of a thing. Send them to a concert or sporting event.

Event tickets are a really good idea for a gift, especially for someone who is into music or if they aren't really into video games. Giving the gift of an experience rather than a thing seems like the obvious choice.

Tickets for any event!? Sign me up for tickets to a concert! A concert of any person I love would be the best! - Lina1028

9 Spotify Premium Subscription

Fortunately, in 2014 Spotify finally made it easy to give people the gift of access to their library of over 20 million songs. And with Spotify Premium, you can take music on the go without having to be online. Install the app on your phone or other mobile device, download your music, and listen wherever without worrying about connectivity or data charges.

10 Super Smash Bros Wii U

Great game! Tons of replay value. Fun characters. Great Graphics. Great Music. Easy to control. What's not to love about this game?

Great game. Must have for all Wii U owners.

They added Pac-Man, PAC MAN, enough' said

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The Contenders

11 Grand Theft Auto V

Come on, the trailer was released 3 years ago, and it's been 1 year since release. Everyone kills you online.

Best game. The possibilities are endless. - Dragonlindy

The hit game on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3. I don't recommend for under the age of 16.

12 Pokemon Omega Ruby

A remake of arguably the greatest Pokemon games ever in 3D? Its pretty clear

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13 Shrek

Why did I not vote for Shrek?!

Shrek is love, Shrek is life

No man, don't go there.

No it isn't. By MEIGLHYN - wanda

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14 iPad Mini 3

This new iPad Mini will be selling off the shelves this Christmas. Buy one before they sell out. Anyone will love this, all ages. iPad Mini 3 will be great for anyone.

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15 iPhone 6
16 Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Headphones

It's one thing to listen to the music you like. It's a whole different experience to listen to that music the way it was intended. These headphones are affordable while still being high enough quality to be used by music professionals while recording in the studio.

17 Assassin's Creed Unity
18 Christmas Ornament

My dad got so pumped when he got one of these - thegreatvoter

19 Jackie Evancho's Awakening Album with Bonus Christmas Song CD

For a small investment, you can bring the joy of music to someone you care about. The most beautiful voice in history combined with the most beautiful songs ever created. Pretty good deal. - BobG

20 Beats Headphones By Dr. Dre
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