HBCU Writers's Project
For Immediate Release
December 22, 2012
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Sharon Johnson
Florida A&M University


(BLACK PR WIRE/FAMU-TALLAHASSEE) "" Each year there is a new hot item on everyone's must-have holiday gift list. Whether it is a gadget, toy, book or fragrance, there is always that one common item on the Christmas list of people all over the country. According to gifts.com, some of this year's top Christmas gifts are a Sephora Blockbuster Makeup Palette, an iPhone beer bottle and can opener case, and Hasbro's Twister Dance.

DeOntre McCray, a graphic design student, shared that on the top of his Christmas list is the iPhone 5 by Apple. "I missed the initial release date because it wasn't time for an upgrade yet with my carrier," said McCray. "But by the time Christmas rolls around I will be eligible, and I can't wait to get my next Apple fix."

Keenan Thurman, a student at Florida A&M University, said that he had been hinting all year long to his family what to get him for Christmas. "All I want for Christmas is audio and production equipment to put together a home recording studio," said Thurman. "Hopefully everyone got the hints I've been throwing out since March about what to get me for a gift."

Though some people still enjoy receiving holiday presents that they can rip open on Christmas, gift cards have been the most requested item on holiday wish lists for the last five years. Christmas is the top purchasing occasion for gift cards followed by birthdays and Mother's Day, according to a statistic on giftcardexchangeday.com.

For the full list of this year's top Christmas gifts, please visit www.gifts.com.