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It’s time to get ready for some thrills and chills this holiday season, as we are back with our latest gift guide – the Fun Gifts. To make your holidays fun and memorable, we present to you a bunch of exciting fun gifts, which range from skateboards to simulators. Hit the jump to check them all…
1. Quirky’s Snow Shredder
Quirky’s Snow Shredder is one cool fun gift for children aged 6 and up. It’s a polypropylene, spaceship-like, ultimate winter sled that comfortably fits two kids in its roomy seating area. This winter sled features a headlight in the front with an easy on-off button. While a retractable handle makes it easy to carry the sled uphill, the extra handles located in the back of the sled for the backseat sledder to hold onto. The Quirky Snow Shredder comes for $67.
2. FB Collection’s Lopes Mendes Set
You can impress a Frescobol fan this season with the one-of-a-kind wooden bats from the house of FB Collection. These beach bats are inspired by Copacabana beach culture and hand-crafted luxury yachts. The Frescobol Lopes Mendes Set is made out of five pieces of wood. The beach sack carries two beach bats and has an outer zip pocket ideal for stowing away your wallet, keys and money. Yours for £110 (about $171).
3. Ferrari Big Squad
Surprise your kid with a Ferrari this Christmas. This new Ferrari Big Squad from the Ferrari store operates with a motor and rechargeable 6V battery, and features a foot accelerator and electric brake. Recommended for kids aged 3 and up, the Ferrari Big Quad weighs in at 19kgs and has a speed of 5.25 Km/h. It sells for $314.
4. Rolls Rolls’ Woody 85
Longboarding is fun and the experience even gets better when it’s something like the Rolls Rolls Woody. The Woody 85 has a wide beech deck, Randal RII 180mm trucks and 97mm flywheels. The deep footprint allows mounting large wheels to reach high speeds down the street. Offering you a lower standing platform and an incredible feeling of riding on a cushion of air, the Woody 85 is handmade to the highest standards. The Rolls Rolls Woody 85 comes for a cool €300 (approx. $395).
5. Fanatac Porsche 911 GT2 Racing Wheel
If you are planning to get your kid the Gran Turismo 5, you might love to consider the Fanatac Porsche 911 GT2 Racing Wheel. A replica of the actual wheel from the Porsche GT2 car, the racing wheel is compatible with Xbox 360, PC and PlayStation 3. The illuminated buttons switch automatically between Xbox and PlayStation symbols. A great gift for Simracers, the Fanatac Porsche 911 GT2 Racing Wheel will set you back $500.
6. English Channel Pedal Boat
In 2002, 59-year-old Paul Tucker took a 12-foot Nauticraft Escapade and made a new Guinness World Record for the fastest pedal-powered crossing of the English Channel. The very same model can be bought from Hammacher, and the English Channel crossing is a testament to the boat’s stability and durability. Suitable for use in harbors, bays, ocean inlets and lakes, the English Channel Pedal Boat offers great stability in windy conditions for up to three persons. It features a smooth pedal crank that drives a 16″ two-bladed propeller, thereby offering hull speeds of just over 5 mph. The boat draws 1′ 8″ of water, which makes it suitable for paddling into shallow waters. Yours for $3,800.
7. Chariot Skates
Chariot Skates is a brand name for the revolutionary new skating product called Wheel-skates that blends both skiing and cycling into a all new genre of its own. The unique design and advanced engineering help it gain momentum with less effort, greater stability and more maneuverability, making it more apt over rougher terrains and grassy slopes. The product site says that they are not ready to announce an official launch date, but are aiming to have a few sets available before Christmas. A large pair of Chariot Skates has a total of nearly 2.5kg of carbon fiber. Expect the Chariot Skates to cost something between $5,000 and $10,000. Check for availability.
8. Kawasaki Jet Ski Ultra 300X
No one but Kawasaki knows what goes inside the most powerful jet ski. The Jet Ski Ultra 300X from the house packs 300 horsepower and its deep-V hull provides for both stability and cornering performance. The Ultra 300X jet ski has been completely redesigned for 2011, and it packs in a 1,498cc inline-four DOHC engine, impressive large fuel tank with 54-gallon storage, five-position adjustable handlebars and an all-new supercharger, which produces large quantities of boost at all rpm levels. The Jet Ski Ultra 300X, priced at $14,499 is sure to be on the Christmas list of every power junkie out there.
9. Pinel & Pinel Arcade Trunk-cum-iPod jukebox
The bespoke Arcade 80’s Trunk from Pinel & Pinel exists in two versions, Classic and GT. The arcade features LCD 1080px screen and 60 very popular titles from the video gaming world, including Pacman (Namoo, Midway), Space lnvaders (Taito) and 1942 (Capcom) to name a few. The arcade also serves as an iPod jukebox. So, dock your iPod/iPhone and enjoy your favorite music while playing your favorite games. The Classic version sells for $14,565 and the GT model is more expensive with $17,098 price tag.
10. VRX iMotion 3D Full Motion racing simulator
If virtual racing gives the gift receiver an adrenaline rush, check out the VRX iMotion from the house of VRX Industries. Offering an authentic simulation experience, the VRX iMotion racing simulator boasts NVIDIA GeForce 3D Surround Vision for a unique immersive experience across the three screens. The key features include carbon fiber base with locking wheels, Sparco racing seat, CNC-machined aluminum bracket and parts, stainless steel reinforced tubing, fully adjustable display, PC rack mount placement and Bose companion 5-speaker system. Compatible with XBox 360, PS3 and Wii, the VRX iMotion racing simulator comes for $27,995.
11. Palatov DP4 Go-Kart
For those who seriously love go-karting, the Palatov DP4 Go-Kart seems to be a great gift option. The incredible go-kart enjoys sophisticated underbody aerodynamics, a long-arm double wishbone suspension with pushrod-activated coilover dampers and an optional all-wheel drive system. Created by Oregonian Dennis Palatov, this super go-kart comes powered by a variety of motorcycle engines with typical configurations using 1.0L or 1.3L units of 175-200hp. The dp4 can be easily towed to the track behind ordinary cars on a lightweight trailer, thanks to its low weight and compact size. The pricing for the 2010 Palatov dp4 go-kart starts at $25,910 for a DIY kit and goes as high as $50,610 for a pre-built version.
For more options, check out our 2009 Fun Gifts
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