cool mom tech / best buy wish list

Best Buy Wish List is a sponsored series in which we feature the
things we’re coveting at Best Buy–and then give away gift cards so you can buy them yourself.  Whee!

It’s no secret that we have a thing for gaming around here. Must be all those years of dropping quarters on Ms. Pac-Man after school.

Fortunately Best Buy has a crazy big selection of games and accessories that are perfect for families, including all the hot new motion-based games and gaming systems (and soon, 3-D gaming. Cool!) that you early adopters can drool over.

Topping our wish list:

xbox 360 with kinect

How can we not start our list with the new motion-sensor games and gaming systems of the year? and XBox 360 with Kinect and Playstation Move are mind-blowingly fun with the family, especially if you’ve ever tried the dancing games. Bring on that 80s music!

vtech mobigo

We’re big fans of the VTech MobiGo
Portable Learning System for younger kids. All things being equal, we
prefer gaming for young children that teaches them math, spelling,
colors, shapes and logic skills–and not just how to shoot things (or
drive us crazy with the beeping and booping).

new super mario bros wii

This is the year of Super Mario, what with the little guy turning 25. On our gaming wish list is the family-friendly New Super Mario Bros for Wii with old skool animation and four-player play. It also comes bundled with the new special edition red Nintendo Wii console if you haven’t yet experienced the joy that is Wii. And the red is very feng shui.

(Psst…for a limited time you can also get a free $30 Best Buy gift card when you nab two seleect Wii games priced at $39.99-$69.99. Go for it.)

find Best Buy is a smart place to scope out gaming gifts because first
off, you can actually play them there. Stop by any old time, or look for
their first-to-play events where you could easily kill a few hours on
all the fun new stuff out there. Or more. ahem. –Kristen + Liz
Still have gifts to grab? Hit your local Best Buy Store for their huge last-minute sale which ends Saturday, with awesome weekend deals on all sorts of gifts. AND if you’re in the market for a PS3, Best Buy is giving out $50 Best Buy gift certificates with every purchase through 12/18.

Plus don’t forget there’s still time to get a free smart phone with a new or upgraded service. 

Also, follow Best Buy on Twitter and like the Best Buy Facebook fan page for plenty more great deals, events and updates.

The opinions here are solely that of Cool Mom Tech. Maybe a few other people.

***Congratulations to our two winners, Karen M and Julie B, who both received $500 Best Buy gift cards! ***