Santaaa‚¬a„¢s swag bag for all budgets

Newsroom 14/12/2009 | 11:51

Business Review presents some festive gift ideas – from bargain to splurge – for your Christmas shopping spree this year.

By Corina Saceanu


HTC Touch Pro

from EUR 299 to EUR 550 (Orange); from EUR 269 to EUR 499 (Vodafone) – price varies on subscription package

Features: touch screen, qwerty keyboard, 3.2 megapixels camera, microSD slot, integrated GPS, mobile internet features

Golf sets

*Masters, complete set – RON 1,409 from

*Wilson Pro Staff half set (man/woman) – RON 1,120 on

*VI4 complete set – RON 1,051 from



USD 259 from, deliverable to Romania; transport fees & taxes not included in the price

Features: electronic paper display, 6 inch diagonal, no system requirements, no syncing needed, free wireless connectivity for downloading books


Nikon D3000 kit

RON 1,999 on sale at

Includes: package with bag, stander, camera, photography seminar

Features: 10.2 Mpx

resolution, 3 inch LCD

monitor, ISO up to 3,200,

preset programs, image stabilizer



USD 6,290 to USD 6,990, without VAT, depending on model, from Autoitalia


iPhone 3GS

EUR 1 to EUR 449 with subscription from Orange

Features: touchscreen, 8GB

internal memory, 2 megapixel camera,

WiFi, 3G, incorporated GPS,

e-mail; works only in Orange network 

International stocks

USD 3,315 for a B share in Berkshire Hathway or USD 99,500 for an A share, owned by Warren Buffet, trading on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

USD 586 for a share in Google, trading on NYSE

USD 188 for a share in Apple, trading on NYSE

Sony Vaio Z51

EUR 2,550 (RON 10,699)

Features: Intel Core Duo,

2.8 GHz, 6GB SDRAM, LAN and WAN wireless, 13 inch screen, NVIDIA GeForce graphic board,

Windows 7 operating system


around EUR 350 – Ideal bicycle from Bike Expert,

from EUR 1,100 – Ferrari bicycle, Ferrari Store on Calea Victoriei


Gift baskets

*RON 250, Le Grand Panier from Comtesse du Barry – Le Manoir (left)

Includes: Gascogne pate, pate with Medere sauce, champagne pate with peanuts, Duck rillettes, biscuits with chocolate, dark chocolate with oranges, La Syrah Vin de Pays d’Oc dry red wine, South of France

*RON 406 – Panier Goute Raffine from Delicateria

Includes: chocolate pralines, Manchuria caviar, Duck foie gras, onion jam, goat cheese mix, champagne Drappier Carte Blanche


Men: Play by Givenchy (aftershave and eau de toilette, 100 ml), RON 278 at Sephora

Women: Sensuous by Estee Lauder, (body lotion and eau de toilette, 50 ml), RON 278 at Sephora

Concert Tickets

*RON 50 to 130 – Damian & Brothers on December 17

*RON 90 to 400 – Smokie on December 20

*RON 70 to 200 – Harlem Gospel Choir on December 21

Cooking classes

*RON 350 from Societe Gourmet


*The land of green plums, by Herta Muller, GBP 5 from Amazon UK

*Dracula is dead, by Sheilah Kast and Jim Rosapepe, USD 25.95, on



Cold waves by Alexandru Solomon, RON 52.9 from

Carturesti (left)

4 Luni, 3 Saptamani si 2 Zile by Cristian Mungiu, RON 49.9 from Carturesti

California Dreamin’ by Cristian Nemescu, RON 39.95 from Carturesti


Gift vouchers

*RON 250 – Spa giftcard – White Christmas from Eden Spa

Includes: Chocolate & Orange Body Glow, well-being half body massage

*RON 300 to 500 – gift card from Sara Blu


The product reviews do not include hidden advertising for any of the brands featured. The selection was made based on pricing offers and the novelty of the product on the Romanian market, with reference to Business Review’s readership.

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