Top 10 Family Gift Ideas at firstSTREET Announced

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What are the best gifts for the family this holiday season? firstSTREET, a Top 400 Internet Retailer announces its innovative list of Family Gift Ideas to help answer this question. A trusted gift and gadget retailer, firstSTREET's criteria for great family gifts include conduciveness to family interaction, comfort and fun!

FirstSTREET (, a Top 400 Internet Retailer and catalog company, announced its Top 10 Family Gift Ideas for Christmas 2006. Gift ideas from this innovative retailer were chosen based upon their ability to stimulate family interaction, create comfort within the family unit and inspire fun throughout a household. With hundreds of innovative, memorable family gifts to choose from, the following reflects those products that best represent the criteria above:

1) Westinghouse 42-Inch LCD TV

These stunning 42" monitors will not only fit in with the decor of any room it's placed it, it's loaded with tons of features. This versatile monitor can function as your television when connected to your external HD cable or satellite box. It can also serve as a computer monitor when connected to a PC. Specifically optimized for use with the latest high definition sources, this TV features an industry leading six HD input connectors. This allows you to connect to all of your favorite sources you will be able to watch TV, DVD's, play video games, surf the internet, or view digital photographs at an uncompromised 1080p resolution. A great family gift idea…affordably priced at $1,995!

2) Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Now you can play the popular game, and test your trivia smarts, in the comfort of your own home any time that you like! This electronic version of the popular show is simple to use and fun to play. Set up is easy - no console required -- all you need to do is plug the game into your television set using RCA plugs. The game is played using the specially designed wired remote controllers. You can either play by yourself or challenge up to 3 other people. A great investment in family fun for only $39.95!

3) Lionel Pennsylvania Train Set

Based on the legendary locomotive freight trains that were in service from the 1930's through the 1960's, this real, authentic Lionel train is ready to run. Racing across the countryside this 4-4-2 die-cast metal steam locomotive is ready to haul its freight to the big port cities. Traveling through a short extension bridge, and whizzing past telephone polls the locomotive with its four cars (tender, boxcar, flatcar with crate load and red caboose), the train chugs to its destination. Has authentic whistle and puffs real looking smoke from its stack. A terrific gift for the entire family that's only $199.95!

4) Spa 2 Go

An inflatable, 4-seat portable hot tub you can take with you wherever you go. Featuring a relaxing full body turbo wave massage, this hot tub is easy to install, and inflates quickly by connecting an attachment to the blower motor on the power pack (air pump included). With an ultra-comfortable cushioned bottom and side panels, it holds 250 gallons of water and also has a digital control panel to adjust the temperature. Most definitely a gift the whole family will enjoy throughout the year! Available for $799.95 plus shipping while supplies last.

5) Retro Music System

This beautifully designed system combines the most modern of components with a retro style design. This musical wonder is housed in a classic wooden paneled, four legged cabinet, complete with old-fashioned speaker panels in the lower front. Situated above those speaker panels are the modern (and some that will take you back in time a few decades) musical components. Starting at the top of the console you'll find the three-speed (33, 45 and 78 rpm) turntable for playing old records. Tune into the AM/FM radio, located directly below the turntable, that will allow for 40 stations to be preset (20 AM and 20 FM). Two cassette decks allow you to play cassettes and dub music from other formats. Three-disc drawer-type CD changer allows for constant rotation of disks (change two while one plays) enabling you to continuously enjoy music in its modern digital format. A family entertainment value at $299.00!

6) Win Lose Or Draw

Inspired by the TV game show, the Win, Lose or Draw game is the perfect party game for kids and adults alike. It uses the latest video technology, enabling the game's electronic drawing pad (uses three AA batteries, not included) to plug right into your TV for quick set up. All that's left to do is to choose your teams, select your difficulty level, and start to draw. The LDC screen on the drawing pad gives you a word or phrase (one of 1500 drawing clues in three difficulty levels) and the clock starts ticking down the 60 seconds you have to draw. As you draw on the pad, your image appears instantly on the TV screen! This family video game is available for only $39.95!

7) Roll Bar

Take this refrigerator right to where your guests are sitting. The lightweight Roll Bar can be easily transported on its large, smooth wheels. Don't worry about the drinks getting warm either. The rechargeable battery pack will power the extremely quiet Peltier cooling system for up to 5 hours after it's unplugged. The high-tech Iso Titan™ insulation foam keeps it all cool. A great family gift idea for $399.00!

8) Nostalgic Kettle Popcorn Maker

Introducing the Nostalgic Kettle Popcorn Maker, a charming, old-fashioned popcorn maker that resembles the street vendor carts of the late 1800's and early 1900's. Capable of producing delicious popcorn just like in movie theaters, this nostalgic gem will be a hit when you're having a party, playing games or hosting a social event. The design of this popcorn maker may be nostalgic, but it uses today's technologically to produce fresh, hot, mouth watering popcorn. A perfect addition to family movie night for only $89.95!

9) Soundmatters MAINstage ™

Soundmatters MAINstage ™ is a compact amplifier and speaker system that simulates Dolby Digital 5:1 soundtracks and concert-like musical performances-from one revolutionary speaker cabinet. Get a panoramic acoustic experience with stage-like presence from any TV, CD player, DVD player, VCR, video game system, or computer. No additional amplifier, speakers, sub-woofer, or wires needed. Starts at $199.95!

10) Epson PowerLite Home 20 Home Theatre System

Experience your favorite sporting event, home video, games, movies and more on the big screen. No need for a huge screen to consume your living space. This lightweight portable projector can be used on a shelf or small table and comes with a free 80" 16:9 pull up screen. Just pack it away when not in use or take it along to a friend's house, for the utmost in home entertainment anytime, anywhere. Don't let the affordable price tag fool you. This projection system uses the latest Epson 3LCD™ engine technology to achieve the resolutions and sharp detail of popular Plasma screens. A family bargain at $899.98!


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