Future Shop unveils the top selling gifts of 2010

From gaming to appliances, variety is the #1 gift giving trend

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 16 /CNW/ - With only nine days left until the big day, Future Shop reveals what's been flying off the shelves this holiday season. These trends can help last minute shoppers find the best gifts for everyone in every price range. With hot products including gaming, home entertainment and appliances, it's clear consumers are becoming increasingly tech savvy in their holiday gift giving. Future Shop is thrilled to help.

This year's top selling gifts have been purchased through Future Shop, Futureshop.ca and Future Shop's iPhone App. Here are the best selling gifts at Future Shop this holiday season:

Top Selling Gifts Purchased at Future Shop
Top Selling Gifts for the Ultimate Home Entertainer

Inception (2010)
(Blu-ray)
WebID: M2185110
$29.99

Visionary filmmaker Christopher Nolan writes and directs this psychological sci-fi action film about a thief who possesses the power to enter into the dreams of others.

http://tinyurl.com/2fb372j

Bon Jovi - Greatest Hits: The Ultimate Collection
WebID: M2185921
$31.99

Give the gift of Bon Jovi's first "Ultimate" collection. Comprised of 28 hits and fan favorites as well as four brand-new tracks.


http://tinyurl.com/2vefn3f

LG 50" 1080p Plasma HDTV
WebID: 10159011
$799.99

Enjoy the clarity of high definition with total colour clarity with the LG50PK250 plasma. A Full HD 1080p resolution, the colour purity of plasma technology, and a 600Hz subfield drive combine to an outstanding viewing experience that's sharp, smooth and true-to-life.
http://tinyurl.com/3a3beqg

LG Blu-ray Disc Player
WebID: 10154222
$117.99

The LG BD555C is the Blu-ray player that does more. In addition to providing the finest Full HD 1080p viewing experience on your HDTV, it allows for the recording MP3 files straight to USB memory. It up converts standard definition DVDs to near HD quality and it's BD Profile 2.0 compliant, giving access to great additional features.
http://tinyurl.com/32ssgsu

Ion Profile Pro LP USB Turntable
WebID: 10141389
$159.99

The ION Profile PRO series turntable allows users to turn vinyl collections into MP3s for their computer, iPod, or digital media player. It features a sleek, low-profile design finished in piano black. Also, this turntable allows users to play records on home stereos without a preamp.

http://tinyurl.com/2vozgvd

Propel RC Gyropter Alloy RC Helicopter
WebID: 10150476
$59.99

There are hours of fun to be had navigating through bedrooms, stairways and hallways with this specially designed, indoor helicopter. Users will be up and flying in no-time with the Gyropter wireless indoor helicopter, all from the comfort of their living room.
http://tinyurl.com/y9uth3q
Top Selling Gifts for the Tech Savvy

Bell HTC Desire Z Smartphone - 3 Year Agreement
WebID: 10157469
$79.99

The HTC Desire Z from Bell is a super fast Android smartphone. Connect to friends faster and easier with the new Z-hinge slide-out keyboard and touch screen. Plus, stream live TV and radio at super fast download speeds to stay entertained wherever you are.

http://tinyurl.com/32kswsm
Bell Samsung Galaxy Tab - Available on Select Month-to-Month Plan
WebID: 10159393
$699.99
The Galaxy Tab from Bell is Samsung's first portable Android device that lets users do more on the go. With a 7" touchscreen, this has full web browsing, Adobe Flash support, Android Apps on the Android Market, Google services, movie and music players, an eReader, video calling, rear and front-facing cameras, and a fast processor.
http://tinyurl.com/34zgxxu

Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18.0MP DSLR Camera With 18-55mm IS Lens Kit
WebID: 10139993
$949.99

The new Canon EOS Rebel T2i brings professional EOS features into an easy to use, lightweight digital SLR. Featuring a class-leading 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor and increased light sensitivity for low light photography, it also has an advanced HD Movie mode for gorgeous Full HD movies and is able to capture up to 3.7 frames per second.
http://tinyurl.com/3x6yxzb

Compaq Presario 15.6" Laptop featuring Intel Pentium T4500 (CQ56-134CA) - Black
WebID: 10155734
$499.99

The Compaq Presario CQ56 laptop features the latest technology and enhanced security right out of the box for the perfect balance of performance, connectivity, and quality that's just right. It comes fully equipped with Intel Pentium Processor T4500, 3GB system memory and 320GB hard drive.
*A top seller among Future Shop stores, Futureshop.ca & Future Shop's iPhone App
http://tinyurl.com/2wnlccn

Sony 6" Reader Touch Edition - Red/Black/Silver
WebID: 10153035
$229.99

Sony's PRS650 Reader Touch Edition features a full 6" anti-glare touch screen display with E Ink Pearl technology, so it delivers every last word of favourite titles with total clarity. Beyond reading, it supports MP3 music files, allows text highlighting and stores tons of data thanks to dual memory card expansion slots.
http://tinyurl.com/38vkz7g

Garmin Nuvi 4.3" GPS (255W)
WebID: 10131653
$169.99

Go wide with Nüvi 255W. This affordable, widescreen navigator leads the way with voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions that speak street names. It's packed with millions of destinations and maps for Canada and the US.
http://tinyurl.com/ylmor9v

Pandigital Novel 7" Wi-Fi Colour eReader 
WebID: 10148325
$179.99

Read. Surf. Play. The Pandigital Novel Colour Multimedia eReader will change the way books are handled. It lets users read and carry hundreds of books, magazines, and newspapers everywhere they go. It also serves as a multimedia center for listening to music or watching video on its seven-inch screen.
http://tinyurl.com/3ykdzc4
Top Selling Gifts for the Appliance Connoisseur

Keurig Single Serve Coffee Maker
WebID: 10106550
$129.99

This single serve brewer always makes fresh coffee, tea or hot chocolate and offers a wide variety of brands and flavours. Select a preferred cup size from 8 & 10 oz and enjoy outstanding coffee or tea one cup at a time.
http://tinyurl.com/2dpk4gq

LG 4.0 Cu. Ft. Front Loading Washer (WM2150HR) - Red
WebID: 10125107
$849.99

With the large 4.0 cu. Ft. capacity, TrueBalance Anti-Vibration control, LED control panel, automatic water levels, and 7 wash cycles, this front-load LG washing machine provides features and style for any type of home.
http://tinyurl.com/3a4x27d
LG 7.3 Cu. Ft. Electric Dryer (DLE2150R) - Red
WebID: 10125108
$649.99
LG's front load DLE2150 dryer provides the ultimate in clothing care. It features an extra large 7.3 cubic foot capacity with 7 drying cycles to accommodate wide variety of garment types. A gorgeous LED electronic control panel and beautiful design complete the package.
http://tinyurl.com/34vzw5a

Top Selling Gifts Purchased at Futureshop.ca & Future Shop's iPhone App
Top Selling Gifts for the Ultimate Gamer

Gran Turismo 5 - 3D Ready (PlayStation 3)
WebID: 10125827
$59.99

Gran Turismo 5 is the fifth edition of the Gran Turismo series. Expanding on the Prologue version, it can be experienced it in 3D.

http://tinyurl.com/33z39q9

Call of Duty: Black Ops - 3D Ready (XBOX 360)
WebID: 10145508
$59.99

Hear the Call of Duty once again with its latest instalment: Black Ops. Experience the battle in 3D.
*A top seller  among Future Shop stores, Futureshop.ca & Future Shop's iPhone App
http://tinyurl.com/2w89kmw

XBOX 360 Kinect
WebID: 10145671
$149.99

The Kinect system for Xbox 360 brings games and entertainment to life like never before with no controller needed. Includes Kinect Adventures game.
*A top seller among Future Shop stores, Futureshop.ca & Future Shop's iPhone App
http://tinyurl.com/385oyhy

Nintendo Wii New Super Mario Bros Bundle - Red
WebID: 10157038
$199.99

This special edition bundle includes everything needed to get the fun started: a Red Wii Console, Red Wii Remote Plus, Red Nunchuk, Wii Sports and New Super Mario Bros. game pack. New Super Mario Bros.
http://tinyurl.com/33fg49l

PlayStation 3 160GB Holiday Bundle
WebID: 10157043
$299.99

This PS3 Bundle comes with a 160GB PS3 console and two great games, NHL 11 and Infamous. With a built-in Blu-ray player, amazing Full HD 1080p gaming, and DualShock controllers, the PS3 is the most robust and full-featured system available.
http://tinyurl.com/37nbpzc

Pricing above is as of December 13, 2010. 

About Future Shop

With 146 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshopforums.ca). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

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