This year YouTube wants to help you with your Christmas shopping, and so they’ve launched the new, easy-to-browse, YouTube Holiday Gift Guide. The Gift Guide lets you search by category, retailer or tag to browse 110 gift ideas for your family and friends. We’ve gone through all the gifts and put together a list of our top 5 YouTube video gift picks. Our picks are based on a variety of factors including innovativeness, ad creativity, and the “this is so weird we just had to share it” factor. Check ’em all out below.
Before we get into our picks, I just want to share a little bit more with you about the YouTube Holiday Gift Guide and how it works. The guide, which is presented by Samsung, EA, Logitech, Nintendo, Western Digital and Call of Duty: Black Ops, features gift ideas from 11 of YouTube’s advertisers. Retailers include everything from French Connection to Lego, Nikon, EA, Samsung, Sega, Activision and Bose. You can search by retailer or choose a category such as Apparel, Gadgets, Fitness or For Kids to find relevant gifts for all the people on your Holiday Gift List.
Check out the interface in the image below. You can see the list of retailers there as well. Then check out our five favorite videos from the YouTube Holiday Gift Guide below.
Brazil Butt Lift
This first video falls into the “this is so weird we just had to share it” category. “My goodness gracious, you should see my booty!” Leandro Carvalho, creator of Brazil Butt Lift just puts a big smile on my face. Check him out at 0:34. I’ve never seen someone so excited about butt lifting. Don’t forget: “The butt is really complex!”
LEGO Games makes the cut for pure awesomeness. LEGO Games lets you build educational games out of LEGO, and then play them! It’s like two presents in one. LEGO never fails to amaze me.
The French Connection YouTique
The French Connection YouTique, which launched a couple of months ago, will take your holiday shopping experience to a whole new level. It’s a one-of-a-kind, interactive online shopping experience that lets you browse French Connection goods on YouTube and click to buy directly from the YouTube video. Check it out in the video below. Pretty cool, eh?
Logitech Revue wins the prize for the most creative video in the YouTube Holiday Gift Guide. It stars Kevin Bacon as his own biggest fan. Love it!
DJ Hero 2 – Mix 2Gether
I have to admit that I am a huge fan of Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Tap Tap Revenge and that whole category of games. But aside from the fact that I would love, love, love to play this game, it’s making the list for the awesome video. The video hit YouTube 2 months ago and already has over 1 million views. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below and Happy Holiday shopping!