Apple tablet tops Christmas present list

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GENEROUS shoppers have made the iPad 4 the top selling item at John Lewis at Home in Chichester this Christmas.

The retailer has released its top 10 gifts for 2012, which also includes Lego, a teddy bear, and a create your own gingerbread house.

But topping the list is Apple’s newest tablet computer, which costs £449.

Chris Hallam, the store’s gift department manager, said: ‘Gifts that entertain, engage and inspire are topping people’s wish lists this year.

‘Gift buying for the family is the priority for most of our customers now and technologically-based gifts will be huge again this year alongside a growing demand for classic gifts.’

The top 10 are: Apple iPad 4; Chiostro Di Saronno panettone; Stackers jewellery boxes; Lego Creator camper van; Ted Baker Twoman wash bag and towel; Create a Treat House gingerbread kit; FurReal bounce around puppy; Gruffalo stationary; John Lewis teddy bear; Original Retro Handset – native union.