GamePro 2008 holiday gift guide

It's that time of year again, folks!

Gifts for Mom

Doesn't your mom deserve a nice present this year? Yes, of course she does. The woman works her fingers to the bone and is always looking out for you; the least you could do is show her you care. So take a look at the sweet presents we've listed below and pick out something for your mom; also, be sure to tell her you love her, because that's the best gift of all.

MSI Wind Netbook U100


When our mom first got a computer, she could barely type and kept asking us where the 'Any' key was; now she's like Bill Gates on steroids. She's shopping, organizing her life using Google calendar, sending out Evites for our family's Thanksgiving Day dinner, and forwarding us like a million emails a day -- she even tried to Rick Roll us the other day! Geez! So now that our mom is completely and utterly addicted to her computer, we figure it's time we upgraded her system to something a bit more fitting. That's why we're setting her up with a Wind Netbook from MSI. These stylish laptops have enough power under the hood to help her stay productive but they're ultra portable and look awesome.

(Price Varies)

Audio-Technica ATH-ON3W


These awesome headphones by Audio Technica were designed specifically for women; they're comfortable, offer awesome audio and are compact. They're perfect for any mother who just wants to listen to some tunes, whether it's on the commute to work, at the gym or at home. If your mom likes to listen to music, put a pair of these around her ears, and for her sake, try and keep the ruckus down to a minimum will ya?


SanDisk Cruzer Gator


You think your mom doesn't have important files on her computer? You're wrong. She's got precious data just like you do. Music, pictures, emails, work documents-a hard drive failure would be just as painful for your mom as it would be for you. So make sure she's armed with a Gator USB thumb drive from SanDisk. These stylish portable storage drives will help her backup her most important files-for example, that one baby photo of you butt naked in the bath that she's planning on printing off and showing to your girlfriend. You might want to stop her from doing that. Just a suggestion.

$27.99 (4GB)

Germ Guardian Light Wand


When we were younger, our mom was always worried about germs. She was constantly making us wash our hands and wipe our noses; maybe if she had a Germ Guardian Light Wand, she wouldn't have been so uptight. This handheld device emits UV-C light which kills up to 99% of bacteria and germs that it comes into contact with. It's based on the same sort of tech that hospitals use so it's the perfect thing to have on hand around the house. Just don't play around with it; it's not a toy, you know.


Otterbox Impact Series


Moms have it tough-they're usually always in "go, go, go" mode. Work, family, home matters-they have a lot on their plates. So it's easy for them to get distracted and drop their cell phones or PDAs; next thing you know, the screens are cracked and it's into the trash bin. That's why you need to arm her with a rugged case for her phone; the Impact Series from Otterbox should help keep her sensitive phone safe from the bumps that life will throw her way. Speaking of phones, don't you think you ought to give your mom a call and see how she's doing?


Soap of the Month Club


You know why we're recommending this; after spending most of your life stinking up your parents' house with your dirty laundry and horrific food experiments, it's high time you brought something a little sweeter smelling into the house. So sign your mom up for a membership in the Soap of the Month Club from Thistle Bath and Body. They'll send her a care package of various soaps and bath products every month and hopefully help erase the memory of your sweaty gym socks lying on the floor.

(Price Varies)

Kangaroom Gamer Pocket and Carrying Case


With the Wii winning over gamers left and right, your Wii Remotes, Nunchuks, and expansive game collection will probably be in high demand. Instead of tossing all your stuff into a knapsack, why not tote it with style? The Kangaroom Gamer Pocket and Carry Case not only serves as a great travel device by allowing you to lug 4 Wii Remote/Nunchuk combos and 8 games, it can easily be slug across the arm of a couch, serving as a fashionable storage system for the home, too. Just make sure your loveseat doesn't clash against the Gamer Pocket's beige cargo fabric.


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