I know. It’s a scary thought to walk into a shopping mall and already see the Santa picture area set up, colorful lights lining the pillars, and countless “just in time for the holidays” gift kiosks. Yes, my friends, it’s time to start shopping for Christmas presents.

I’ve already written a few pieces on the Nintendo Wii, and how just about anyone can be captivated by its intuitive interface and fun, easy-to-pick-up games, but what about that special someone in your life that won’t exactly be impressed when you wave a Wii in front of her.

Yes, I said her and not him or him/her. Far be it for me to further a stereotype, but you can’t really deny the old adage that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Yup, it’s gonna be one of the more expensive gifts you’re going to ever give your significant other, but imagine the look on her face when you reveal that huge rock of a ring, glorious necklace, or huge honkin’ earrings. Nothing quite says I love you like some bling blang.

They say that diamonds are forever. Let’s just hope that your credit card debt isn’t.

Special shout out to Geoff Wong who recently got engaged. I’m sure when you presented that special ring, she was grinning from ear to ear. Best of luck to ya!