Phones, video games top early holiday shopping lists

Looking for a cool way to surprise your “before anyone else” (BAE) with a present?

Or considering a trendy, up-to-date gift for your best friend?

In any case, with the holiday-shopping season about to begin, you’ll find some great ideas and gifts that even Santa Claus can’t hook you up with.

Most popular with many guys are video games and game systems (not saying that the ladies can’t do it better).

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are in high demand, so it’s best if you buy those two items early.

“My girlfriend has been dropping hints about getting me the video games 2K15 and Dead Island 2,” UDM sophomore Jamari Rowland said. “Christmas can’t come fast enough.”

Not a video gamer?

Well, we have some other sensational picks that would make for great holiday surprises.

Nifty gadgets like tablets, phones and other accessories are on people's want list this year.

The iPad Air 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S are just some of the impressively slim and lightweight tablets great for business, school and other miscellaneous activities, like playing games, capturing moments with videos and pictures and listening to and storing music.

Getting rave reviews these past couple of months are the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and the Samsung Galaxy 5, which have been proven to provide improved screen size and more bang for your buck.

So, what will it be for you: Team iPhone or Team Galaxy?

Cool accessories to accompany your new tablet or phone are the new Beats and Bose SoundLink headphones.

The Powerbeats 2 Wireless is comprised of in-ear, Bluetooth headphones that are awesome for use anywhere at any time.

The Bose SoundLink is also comprised of Bluetooth headphones, which are super comfortable for studio sessions or to just simply rock out.

“I love my Beats, but if someone would get me the in-ear ones, I would be forever grateful. They are so cool, man,” UDM sophomore Nicole West said.