Christmas wish list for 2016

Payton Wilmott, Youthlink Writer

Where is the time going? It's almost Christmas again? Ok, let's just get into it, shall we? I'm here to give you this year's Christmas wish list, which I hope will inspire you folks out there on what to get that special someone in your life. This year, we have changed it up a bit and made gift ideas for students based on the form (grade) that they might be in. Hopefully, this will help the ratio of bad gifts to a bearable minimum this year ...

First- to third-form students

This category tends to go for handhelds and gaming consoles. Truth be told, I wouldn't mind someone buying me a gaming console or a handheld for Christmas.


They are only two options currently available for handhelds, and they are the PS Vita and the Nintendo 3DS, 3DS XL or 2DS. When choosing between the PS Vita and a Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL/2DS, just remember that the PS Vita is geared towards the more mature audience, so the older the gift recipient, the more they will appreciate it.

Gaming Consoles

Your gift choice is either going to be an Xbox One or a Playstation 4 this year. Don't blame me if you buy a Nintendo Wii U and your son cries himself to sleep on Christmas night. Anyhow, as for which system you should buy for a present (not including the Wii U), I would say just flip a coin because both systems are looking good in the gaming department right now. If they were lucky enough to have one of the two major consoles out, then buying a game for the console isn't bad either. Titles like Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3, Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox only), Fifa 16, Need For Speed and Star Wars Battlefront are at the top of every gamer's wish list this season.

4th to 6th form students


Smartphone's, and Smartphone's, that's all persons in this group talk about and depend on to enhance their social media status. Thankfully Smartphones are a lot cheaper now than they were 2 years ago. A Smartphone like the Huawei G630 or the Samsung S3 mini are both mid-budget phones with excellent features and camera qualities'. If he or she all ready has their Smartphone, the next best idea is a wireless selfie stick that won't break the bank.

College Students


If the receiver of the present is in this category then most of the fun and games are over and after the Christmas break they will be back in the stress again. They are certain things you just can't do without and a PC is one of them. College persons are always on the go and need a mobile alternative of PC to help with assignments and presentations. This is where getting a laptop would be most beneficial. My recommendation for budget laptops would be the Lenovo B50-45.

Final Thoughts

Well there you have it, the Christmas list for this year. I hope I've helped broaden the choices you had for gift ideas for this season. To all my readers out there, take it easy and have a merry Christmas when it comes.

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