Christmas Gift Hunting: What to buy? Is a Mobile a good gift?

Philippines
December 14, 2010 9:21am CST
Well, Merry Christmas to all in advance. I am now in the process of window shopping for a gift. And I am still confused which one to get. Would a mobile phone be a good idea to be a Christmas Gift? Or what can you guys suggest?
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@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
14 Dec 10
Any gift is excellent for Christmas! Make sure you get it with your own heart and mean it :) Back to your question, yes it is indeed a good choice IF the person really needs one. Considering our technology era now, having a mobile phone is nearly to a must thing in life.
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Well, I think he/she needs a new mobile phone. The one she/he has has a busted earpiece which you need to press speaker phone to converse so yeah. I think I might just get one, but before that I might ask how the current phone is going.
@nicregi (1936)
• Malaysia
15 Dec 10
You could even buy the phone first and then ask. After that, regardless of what the answer it will be, you can reply by saying "oh well, i guess you really need a better one so here it is....or some sort like that!" :)
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Bro, you have good ideas here. Thank you. I might be doing that :)
• United States
14 Dec 10
From what I've read, you know the person well and know they will use it because they already have a cell phone, so I say just for it and buy it for them as a gift. You all ready know what kind of phone you're getting and that they'll use it and like it, so go ahead fearlessly. There's nothing you can lose. And oh, a good idea is if you're even the tinieist bit unsure if they'll like the gift, get a gift receipt so they can return it and buy something else they'll like. Good luck!
• United States
14 Dec 10
Oops. I spotted a typo. "...just go for it and buy it for them as a gift." Happy holidays! I need to go shopping as well.
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Thank you for your response. Well, I do hope they like it. It is actually nice as well. I had to see it first hand. I might want to check it again soon. I might buy the gift in a few days from now.
@luvandpower (2049)
• United States
14 Dec 10
A mobile phone would only be beneficial if they are going to actually use it, can afford to pay for the apps and services, and be responsible with it. Besides that, it can be a very nice gift to give to a person.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
Well for one I know first hand the mobile this person is using is almost goners. Well, yeah that would actually be alright.
• United States
14 Dec 10
Then there sounds like there may be a good need for one.
• United States
18 Dec 10
A mobile phone would be a great gift but it depends, does the person have a phone plan. What kind of mobile to replace their phone or give them a prepaid plane or?? More details would be helpful but that would be nice :)
@SilverKing (1021)
• Canada
14 Dec 10
Well depending on the kind of person that they are it would be considerate a good gift.Some people are real chatter bugs and text and call all of the time and a new phone would be great for them especially if their current phone is old and the contract is about to expire.If they have recently got a new phone then no it would not be a good idea as usually you have to be close to the contract end before you can get a new phone otherwise their is usually fees that come with changing phones.I would love to get the current get i phone but am strapped for cash now and will have to wait until the summer before I am able to afford one but can' wait until I can have one.
• Philippines
15 Dec 10
Well, as of my current knowledge the phone he/she has is currently defective. Defective in a sense that the ear piece is defective. So, he/she needs to press speaker to answer a phone call.
@csabiCZ (194)
• Romania
14 Dec 10
Hi Jacobus! Well a mobile phone could be a very nice gift but first you need to know if she/he already got one or she/he needs a mobile phone and will use it?If the person already got a good new smart mobile phone i think it's not a good idea.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
Well, she/he has one already, but a defective on at the moment. So, this is why I am thinking of buying a not so expensive mobile for him/her. Thank you for your response.
@buggles64 (2715)
• United States
14 Dec 10
I wouldn't give a mobile phone as a gift unless it was for a significant other, or a child in the family. If you are wanting to buy a phone for a wife/husband then yes, I think it's a great idea.
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
Well, why not if it was a friend? I am just planning to buy a cheap not so expensive mobile though.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
14 Dec 10
Depending on how much you want to spend there are a lot of great gifts out there! If you're up to spending a lot, there are always new tech gadgets out there. I think one of the hottest this Christmas are E-readers. I, myself, am getting a Kindle - can't wait! I think a mobile phone would be a good gift if the person needs it and can afford to keep it (monthly fees.) And just remember, when it doubt - buy a gift card! Everyone can use a gift card!
• Philippines
14 Dec 10
I really do not know where to find a gift card here in the city where I am from. I have to check though. Well, E-readers are actually above my budget. I did find a mobile that fits perfectly into my budget.