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Top 40 Christmas presents revealed by Which?

Banish unwanted gifts this year with our guides

Christmas gift

Christmas gift

You can avoid giving and receiving unwanted Christmas gifts this year, with help from the Which? Christmas gift guides.

Around a third of Which? members received unwanted Christmas presents last year, and a quarter don’t know what they want this year. Our gift guides are here to help – showcasing the best products on the market to buy and ask for this Christmas.

Which? Home editor Liz Edwards advises: ‘A Christmas wishlist obviously helps you avoid ending up with novelty items.

‘Our gift guides can help inspire you, and will also help you select exciting and useful gifts even for the trickiest customers – so you can make sure your presents don’t end up gathering dust in a cupboard somewhere.’

Top 40 Christmas presents

We’ve split up our top 40 Christmas presents into four categories so you can easily find the best products to suit you. You can discover the best cheap digital cameras, mid-level compact cameras, bridge cameras and digital SLRs in our top 10 cameras for Christmas guide.

If you’ve got children to buy for, find out what industry experts predict will be the top 10 toys for Christmas 2011 – including cardboard instruments that make real music, the Kidizoom camcorder designed for very young filmmakers and the toy that ‘utilises the power of thought’ to move objects.

Make sure you check out our for great gifts for budding chefs, or see our shaving and beauty gift guide for 10 great present ideas. 

Christmas gifts to avoid

If you’re doing last-minute Christmas shopping, it can be tempting to grab the first thing on the shelves, but this could be a big mistake!

Our thorough Which? lab tests have found several products on sale – including a TV, digital radio and headphones – that perform so badly, we wouldn’t advise anyone to buy them under any circumstances.

Take a quick look at our seven Christmas gifts to avoid before you hit the shops, so you don’t accidentally buy any of these Don’t Buys.

Our survey data come from an online survey of 2,110 Which? members online between 28 October and 3 November 2010.

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