01st Oct 2012
Valentine's Day is just around the corner. While I do believe that you can express your love to your significant other at any time during the year, it's undeniable that this particular day has been historically earmarked for doing just that. To make the most of this occasion, we present you with a list of gifting options to woo that someone special in your life. We shall start off with gifts that girls can give to their guys.
Shure SRH440 Professional Studio Headphones
Street Price (As On 13-Feb-2012): Rs 5200 (Letsbuy.com)
Headphones are always well-received and being presented a pair of good quality headset as gift will surely delight any man, even if he is not an audiophile. The Shure SRH440 headphones are known for their excellent audio fidelity and comfort. With an adjustable headband, it has a detachable and replaceable cable to make it easy to carry around. The best thing is that these are well priced studio recording-grade headphones.
Fujifilm FinePix S2950
MRP: Rs 11,000
Street Price (As On 13-Feb-2012): Rs 8900 (Letsbuy.com); Rs 9900 (HomeShop18.com); Rs 10,000 (Flipkart.com)
To help capture this special occasion, this is the right gadget to gift your man. Boasting of a powerful 18x optical zoom with image stabilisation, this 14 MP CCD camera can even shoot 720p HD videos at 30 fps. Its SLR-like looks make it appear to be a serious device and yet it is considerably light to take it with you. Of course, it comes with all the usual stuff such as red-eye reduction, multiple shooting modes, and a large 3" TFT colour screen. The best thing is that it doesn't cost a bomb.
Philips RQ1250 SensoTouch 3D
MRP: Rs 12,000
Street Price (As On 13-Feb-2012): Rs 11,000 (Koovs.com)
It is not just women who care about their looks, men do too. Philips has recently launched a premium electronic men's shaver called SensoTouch 3D. This precision device fitted with three rotary blades, incorporates the latest technologies for a close and smooth shave. Unlike other shavers of its type, this one allows wet as well as dry shaving, because it is waterproof. The battery charges within an hour and claims to last for 17 shaves. Guys will certainly like this gift and girls no longer need to fear his prickly beard.
Sony PlayStation 3 320 GB With Move Starter Pack Bundle
Street Price (As On 13-Feb-2012): Rs 19,000 (Letsbuy.com); Rs 20,000 (Flipkart.com)
Being one of the best gaming consoles at present, the PS3 definitely makes heads turn, especially when it comes to guys. This is therefore an excellent, albeit a bit expensive present for your man. The model we have chosen comes with 320 GB of ample storage, and a wireless controller with force feedback. This also includes the PlayStation Move Starter Pack, thus letting you play motion-controlled games. You can add another motion controller and play alongside your significant other.
Apple iPod shuffle 4th Generation 2 GB (Pink)
MRP: Rs 3200
Street Price (As On 13-02-2012): Rs 3000 (Letsbuy.com); Rs 3900 (HomeShop18.com)
You don't have to excel at crooning to win over the affection of your beloved. Instead, you can simply gift her, the tiny and cute pink iPod shuffle 4th Generation 2 GB music player. Simple to use, this ultra-portable music player made of polished aluminium can store hundreds of songs. It also boasts of excellent audio playback. Available for Rs 3000, this is an excellent gift for her on the 14th of February. Don't forget to load it with love ballads to send the message across.
Microware Designer Silver Heart Shaped Pen Drive (4 GB)
MRP: Rs 1000
Street Price (As On 13-02-2012): Rs 900 (Letsbuy.com)
It is not just boys who like pen drives, there are some that appeal to the girls as well. This particular model from Microware comes in a splendid heart shape and it's as tiny as a pendant. The elegant silver and jewels-encrusted red colour combination gives it a touch of style, while the capped design ensures adequate protection against physical elements. What's more, your secrets will be safe in this drive, thanks to the AES 256-bit hardware encryption. Available for just Rs 900, you better grab this excellent item before it gets sold out.
Nokia Asha 200
MRP: Rs 4800
Street Price (As On 13-02-2012): Rs 4200 (91mobiles.com); Rs 4500 (Letsbuy.com)
The Nokia Asha 200 phone is just the right size, weight, and shape to gift your girlfriend. This new S40-based dual-SIM GSM phone comes with a QWERTY keypad to make texting easier. It has a 2.4" 320x240 screen and a 2 MP camera to capture photos and videos. The memory is expandable to 32 GB. Social networking support for Facebook and Twitter will ensure that she is stays connected with you no matter where she goes. It even comes with Nokia music unlimited to keep her amused. Make sure you choose the pink colour.
Q-pot Phone SH-04D
Girls like chocolates. So why not gift her one with a technological edge? The Q-pot Phone produced by Japanese telecom company NTT DoCoMo in collaboration with confectionary firm Q-pot Chocolate is just what you need. Made to appear like a chocolate bar wrapped in gold foil, this Android 2.3 phone comes with a customised interface that resembles chocolate, including touch-sensitive buttons, wallpapers, and applications. A total of 50,000 Q-pot chocolate phones have been produced and are available in bulk sale for $521 (approx Rs 25,700). Granted that it is not available in India, but if you really love her that much, then you surely will find a way to get hold of one of these to secure her affection.
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