2012 Holiday Gift Ideas For Husband, Boyfriend, Or Guy Friend?

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2012 Holiday Gift Ideas This Season?

While us men do appreciate those sentimental scrapbooks and the effort you ladies put into putting them together, you shouldn’t feel as if you’re letting us down by not pouring your heart and soul every special occasion.  Believe it or not guys are pretty easy to please when it comes to gift giving.  I’ll give you all just a few of my 2012 holiday gift ideas for you to ponder through.

Holiday Shopping Decisions

I’m not going to give a very extensive list with this post to get your minds cookin’ too much.  I just thought I’d keep it simple and just give a few options that give you the freedom to go budget friendly or a little more extravagant.

Firstly, if you know the guy is into videogames at all, two of the most popular games out that are no brainers are Halo 4 and Black Ops II.  Halo 4 was release on November 06 and is currently only available for the Xbox 360.  Black Ops II will need to be pre-ordered for its 11/13/2012 release date, and is available in multiple platforms and game consoles.  Personally, I”d pick Black Ops II if you were only going to get one of the two.

I’ll go over all the different packaging options for Black Ops II below.  Amazon currently sells it just a little bit less than most competitors and shipping is Free.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II (With Amazon Instant Video Credit)2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

This one is the basic no frills packaging that just includes the game itself and is really all the casual fan would need.  Amazon is also offering promotions for Black Ops II pre-ordering:

“Amazon Exclusive Pre-order Bonuses, Free Nuketown 2025 Bonus Map, and Access to Double XP Weekend
Pre-order any edition of Call of Duty®: Black Ops II and get: (1) A $5 Amazon Instant Video Credit. (2) The Amazon exclusive Kindle backstory, Rightful King, on villain Raul Menendez. A free Kindle Reading App can be downloaded here. (3) Nuketown 2025 bonus map. (4) Access to Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Double XP Opening Weekend, November 16th – November 18th. (5) The Amazon exclusive Call of Duty®: Black Ops II Wallpaper. The Nuketown 2025 content will be available in the product packaging. You must download Nuketown 2025 to get access to the Double XP Weekend. A code for the Kindle backstory will be emailed to you within two business days after your order ships. We will send you the URL to access the wallpaper within two days of placing your order. Offers are valid when shipped and sold by Amazon.com. This offer will be extended to all existing pre-orders. Limit one per customer. Amazon reserves the right to change or terminate this promotion at any time. Please read the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live terms of use.”

2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

2012 Holiday Gift IdeasCall of Duty: Black Ops II [Hardened Edition] (With Amazon Instant Video Credit)2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

You can get these extras with the Hardened Edition:

  • Limited Edition 2-Sided SteelBook®
  • (2) Collectible Challenge Coins
  • Official Soundtrack by Jack Wall with Theme by Trent Reznor
  • Exclusive PlayStation® 3 Dynamic Multiplayer Theme
  • Exclusive PlayStation® 3 Dynamic Zombies Theme

In-Game Content

  • Nuketown Zombies Bonus In-Game Content
  • Nuketown 2025 Bonus Multiplayer Map
  • Exclusive Weapon Camo
  • Exclusive Multiplayer Player Card Background
  • Exclusive Zombies Player Card Background

2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

2012 Holiday Gift IdeasCall of Duty: Black Ops II Care Package2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

This links to the Xbox 360 version and includes:

  • Remote Controlled Quadrotor Drone and Stand
  • Limited Edition 2-Sided SteelBook®
  • (2) Collectible Challenge Coins
  • Official Soundtrack by Jack Wall with Theme by Trent Reznor
  • Exclusive Xbox LIVE® CLAW Avatar Props
  • Exclusive Xbox LIVE® Zombies Avatar Props

In-Game Content

  • Nuketown Zombies Bonus In-Game Content
  • Nuketown 2025 Bonus Multiplayer Map
  • Exclusive Weapon Camo
  • Exclusive Multiplayer Player Card Background
  • Exclusive Zombies Player Card Background

Now, this one is really for the hardcore fans and starts at $329.99 from most sellers on Amazon.  This would be a little overkill for me, but it sure would make a great gift for a real fan! Check out the Quadrotor Drone HaHa!

Black Ops II Drone

This link to the PS3 version:

2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

2012 Holiday Gift IdeasCall of Duty: Black Ops II (Care Package)2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

 

If you’ve got games laying around not being played anymore, Gamestop is a great way to save even more on videogames by trading in your old games.  I found a few extra coupons below:

Here’s an exclusive Gamestop coupon:  $10 off purchases of in-stock games and accessories totaling $99.99 or more. Excludes consoles, laptops, and DLC. Offer Expires 11/20/12. Use code: NOVEM10

GameStop, Inc.

2012 Holiday Gift IdeasFree Value shipping on purchases of $24.99 or more. Use code: SAVER2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

GameStop, Inc.2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

Free Shipping on Halo 4 at Gamestop.com. Use Code SAVER2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

 

GameStop, Inc.2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

Free Shipping on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 for Xbox 360 and PS3 at Gamestop.com. Use code: SAVER2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

 2012 Holiday Gift Ideas – Gift Cards!

Alright, the last suggestion I have for my 2012 Holiday Gift Ideas list are gift cards.  Okay, so some might say giving gift cards isn’t very thoughtful or meaningful, but there are tons of useful applications!  And honestly, as a guy, I wouldn’t really mind or even think about whether or not its thoughtful enough.  : o Just saying!

If you don’t know what to get your co-workers, employees, or other not-so-close personal friends and family, American Express® Gift Cards make great options.

2012 Holiday Gift Ideas

Free Standard Shipping on Consumer American Express Gift Cards with code AFLQ42012 at checkout.  Use promo code: AFLQ42012

Check out all the available themes on their site!

 American Express Gift Cards Themes

American Express Gift Cards Themes

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Tony Phan is the lead author at TenBestCards.com. Aside from his contributions to this blog, Tony enjoys traveling and spending time with his wife and good friends. You can find him on Google+.

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