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WinkBall Video Reporters ask shoppers, including actor Alfie Allen, what they’re buying for Christmas to give frazzled consumers inspiration – and some laughs – this festive season

Together, they make compelling and even motivating viewing. Let WinkBall ensure your Christmas 2011 is priceless.

Christmas shopping can be the most hazardous retail experience of the year. Who is the most difficult to buy for: the dad who wants nothing, or the partner who has everything? Are gifts given going to be lovingly used every day, or gathering dust in the attic till they are re-wrapped and given to someone else next year? Well look no further for inspirational ideas: WinkBall, the UK’s no. 1 video website, sent its video reporters out into the extra-busy streets to ask shoppers what gifts they were buying their loved ones this Christmas.

The results are posted on entertaining and informative video walls, helpfully divided into categories: gifts for mums, dads, men and women. There viewers can find out what actor Alfie Allen – brother of Lily, son of Keith – is buying his mum this Noel, what Sarah from Suffolk is getting her old man and what Joe from London is getting his dad this Christmas. There’s such a huge range of ideas: Aaron said: “I’m buying my missus a lot of things really: I’m doing this thing called the 12 days of Christmas, where you buy something each day for 12 days leading up to Christmas, the main attraction being a Tiffany bracelet…”. Sebastian isn’t buying anything for his girlfriend, he’s buying something for himself: “I’m going to wear underwear for her – I hope she’s going to love it!” and Tony is giving his partner something priceless – the gift of marriage. Women are buying more traditional Christmas presents: a tie from Selfridges, aftershave, a Barbour jacket, and of course, a beehive, and taxidermy!

A vast array of businesses were mentioned by our wonderful interviewees, from the customary HMV, the Body Shop, and Apple, to the increasing use of online purchasing, such as Amazon and eBay, as well as independent businesses like local vintage shops and London’s East End jewelry makers.

Watch out for the distinctive WinkBall reporters on packed shopping streets throughout the UK, as they will be interacting with thousands of consumers for more gift ideas all the way up to Christmas. Bloggers and website managers can also gift a gift this holiday season, to their viewers: by posting the Christmas gifts’ video walls on their sites. All WinkBall video walls are fully embeddable and easily customised to suit any style; simply click the embed code button alongside the Facebook and Twitter sharing option buttons on the video walls at the links below:

Christmas gifts for mum
Christmas gifts for dad
Christmas gifts for women
Christmas gifts for men

Each video wall starts with a 1-minute montage of some of the best or most representative answers in that category. Together, they make compelling and even motivating viewing. Let WinkBall ensure your Christmas 2011 is priceless.


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