The 10 best Christmas gifts in 2009

When thinking about what great new gadget to buy for your loved one this Christmas, Amazon has its top 10 Christmas gifts of 2009. Of course, when Black Friday rolls around, many of these items will quickly sell out. Here’s some information to help you jump into the shopping frenzy.

Amazon’s best-seller so far this year and one of those listed as number one on its Top 10 Christmas Gifts for 2009 is the Kindle.

1. Kindle $ 489.00 (9.7-inch screen) or $ 259.00 (6-inch screen). This wonderful digital reading platform has taken tech addicts to a new level. It is small, about the size of a magazine and can hold 3,500 books or documents. 3G wireless access means you can download books at any time.

2. Canon Powershot 349.00 camera. The cameras have gone to another level. Now you can get this 12 megapixel camera for less than $ 400.

3. iPodTouch 279.95 This iPod is the gold standard. The 32GB capacity accommodates 7,000 songs or 40,000 photos or 40 hours of video. The touch screen makes it easy to use. This does everything the iPhone does without the phone!

4. Logitech Webcam Pro 9000 $ 66.99. Camera technology is coming down in price for both fixed cameras and webcams. Logitech makes HD video recordings and 8 megapixel photos. Let the people you chat with online see you too.

5. Garmin nüvi 255W $ 159.99. GPS systems are all the rage and are definitely at the top of this year’s top 10 Christmas gifts list. This 4.3 inch widescreen portable GPS navigator is one of the best. Anyone with a car needs a GPS. This Garmin is far superior and less expensive than those built into many cars. Plus, it’s portable and includes turn-by-turn navigation and anti-theft features.

6. Roomba R550 Robot Vacuum Cleaner $ 344.99 Robots that really work in the 21st century home! This self-propelled vacuum covers up to 4 rooms on a single battery charge. Stain cleaning ability detects heavier dirt areas and cares for them. Roomba automatically returns to its self-charging Home Base to dock and recharge between cleanings. It’s easy to understand why this robot is in the Top 10 Christmas Gifts of 2009.

7. Keurig B40 Elite Gourmet Single Cup Home Brew System 89.95. This coffee-making system has taken the country by storm. The “K-cup” capsules are used to create a perfect cup of coffee without making a mess every time. Each cup takes less than a minute to prepare and serve.

8. Asus Eee PC Netbook 389.99. The smallest and most compact computer out there. The 10.1-inch Eee is the ideal mini-notebook for the busy traveler or student. Computers are always on the top 10 Christmas gift lists, and this is one of the best.

9. Panasonic DMP-BD60 Blu-ray Disc Player 199.95. There are many brands and models of Blu-ray Disc players, but this one consistently earns the highest user and industry ratings. The Viera Cast feature connects you to YouTube and Picasa on the Internet. It includes an SD card slot and a USB slot for the greatest possible connectivity.

10. Air Hogs Havoc Heli Blue Marine 124.88 Remote Control Helicopter. Remote control vehicles are always the best sellers and again ranked in the top 10 Christmas gifts of 2009. This year, flying remote control items are the most popular. This helicopter is popular with young and old alike. At just six inches long, this helicopter fits in the palm of your hand. Includes 4-way control and a 3-channel controller so you can fly with up to 3 friends at the same time.

Remember that these items may be in short supply. Amazon does its best to restock quickly. If you want to be notified when an out-of-stock item is available, you may want to use a site like My AZ Butler. This site allows you to list out of Amazon merchandise and will notify you when it is available.

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