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High-definition televisions (HDTVs), plasma TVs and iPods are set to become the must-have electronic Christmas gifts this year, according to a report by Forrester. Its survey of gadget lovers in the US and Europe found that digital gear is once again set to pour out of shops in the run-up to the annual shopping splurge.

As well as TVs and music players, analysts reckon DVD-playing laptops will prove a hit with parents keen to keep the kids quiet for a couple of hours. Digital cameras and photo printers are also expected to sell well.

Said Forrester analyst, Paul Jackson: "Newly affordable technology, like digital cameras and super-cheap DVD players, will once again propel technology to the top of people's Xmas lists. This season, avoid devices that require too much learning from the poor friend or family member who gets it. Instead, think about which product will slip into their lifestyle."

If none of these ring your festive bell and you're still looking for gift ideas for someone special, then the experts reckon digital weatherstations (forget oak-mounted barometers) or some glowing mood ball could be just the ticket.

What's the matter with a pair of novelty socks and aftershave like last year? ®

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