Want a wacky Christmas?

2008-12-19 00:00

Tired of boring Christmas presents, Durbanites now want funky gadgets like hologram clocks, digital photo frames and other weird and wonderful gifts in their Christmas stocking.

Gone are the days of getting a knitted jersey from your grandmother or puzzles — people want presents that will shock, awe and be remembered for many Christmases to come.

Desiree Naidoo, a student from Westville, hopes to find a digital photo frame in her Christmas stocking.

She admits that she is a “gadget freak” and always wants the latest cell phones and other hi-tech gadgets in stores.

Hundreds of pictures can be downloaded into the frame and can be changed from time to time, making it the perfect gift for sentimental people.

“I’m hoping my dad buys me the photo frame because I love having pictures of my family close by. The frame is great because the pictures change all the time,” she said.

Carl Coetzee, a graphic designer from Hillcrest, is giving a close friend a tattoo voucher for Christmas.

“She has always wanted one but could never pluck up the courage to get it. So I decided to get her the voucher and take her to the tattoo place,” he said.

Coetzee said that he always tried to give his friends weird gifts for Christmas because he wanted them to have a good chuckle whenever they saw the present.

“Who needs another shirt or pair of socks? I always try and cause a stir with my gifts. I love the look on their faces when they open their gifts,” he added.

A hologram clock tops Desigan Ruthnam’s wish list this Christmas; he’s hoping that his girlfriend buys him this funky time piece.

The clock projects the time on to a wall or ceiling, an innovative way of checking the time.

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