The Jumping Goat’s 2005 Holiday Shopping Guide
With the holidays now upon us, I am sure you are out scrambling to find the perfect gift for The Jumping Goat or some other lesser loved one. Well, The Jumping Goat feels your pain and has scoured the world to find the best gifts for this holiday season. So lets begin.
The iPod from Apple Computer. http://www.apple.com Lets face it, somewhere on your list someone wants an iPod. Models start as low as $99 and go up to $399. There is the small and perfect Shuffle $99-$129 for 120-240 songs. Perfect for working out. The nano is next up for $199-$249 and will hold 500-1000 songs. And of course the big daddy of them all, the iPod. Available in 30GB or 60Gb the latest iPod will set you back $299-$399 and will hold either 7500 or 15,000 songs. YES it does also play video and yes it is quite possibly the coolest thing ever.
Honorable Mentions: The iMac G5, Star Wars toys, Gift Cards (people say they hate them, but most love picking out our own stuff, just make sure it is to a good store), Toy Story Anniversary DVD, Star Wars Episode III DVD, Motorola RAZR phone, iTunes Gift Certificates. For the kids, characters are HUGE. Spongebob, Dora, Star Wars, Transformers, Power Rangers, ect. These will all make kids happy. But for good measure, buy every kid on your list a book.
Anything from Dell. If you really do not like someone and want to take the cheap and nasty route, http://www.dell.com is for you. Dell makes cheap crappy computers and digital music players. Anything from Dell is sure piss off everyone.
Honorable Mentions: The George Forman Grill. Does anyone ACTUALLY use these things?
The Xbox 360. Well, if you can find one buy it. And sell it to some hapless dolt on ebay who cant wait 6 months to pick one up used for $99 bucks when the hype dies down and the Playstation 3 gets ready to ship. Seriously folks, this ones a dud.
Honorable Mention: Sony products. The PSP is very cool and would make a great gift, but the whole thing with those bad CDs has left a bad taste in the Goat’s mouth, which I assure you is hard to do.
As for The Jumping Goat? Well, I’ll just take satisfaction in helping you make the right shopping decision. Oh and an iPod. Black. 60GB. Please?