Recommended electronics gifts

Last reviewed: January 2009

Our recent Holiday poll, conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, finds that "electronics" still remains a popular gift category for men and women. And whether you're shopping for an HDTV, digital camera, GPS navigation unit, or MP3 music player, our Electronics Gift Guide is here to help.

We've pulled together some of the top choices from the hundreds of electronic products we've tested this year. In each section, you'll also find links to the full Ratings and our complete list of recommended models, which include CR's Best Buy choices—models that offer the best value for your money. (The prices listed next to each model are the approximate retail prices we found at the time we compiled this guide. Online subscribers can use CR's Shop Online feature to assess current pricing and availability from online merchants.)

For other gift-ideas, see the Best holiday deals posts on CR's Electronics Blog. And for money saving tips, don't forget to check out Tightwad Tod on CR's Money Blog.

Posted: December 2008 — Consumer Reports Magazine issue: January 2009