Is it just me or does December fly by? The holiday rush is definitely upon us. Thankfully I’m almost finished with my shopping. Each year it gets tougher and tougher to know what to get, or rather more and more expensive. The little gifts you could buy your brother and sister turn into televisions and computers. Well here is my 2010 gift guide for those people that are left on your list. Some of them are more expensive than others but all of them are tailored for the business person in your life.
- Kindle – The Amazon Kindle (and it’s competitor, Barnes and Noble’s Nook) should top the holiday list this year. The eReader craze is one of the big fads for 2010. I personally have a Kindle and love it. I read more than I ever have and I save a lot of space and money on books. Within 60 seconds I can find a book, purchase it and have it in my hand. The best news is they have come down in price substantially. The original Kindle was released in November 2007 and cost a hefty $399. Today you can get a Kindle for $139. If someone’s an avid reader or traveler this could make the perfect gift.
- iPad – If the Kindle isn’t the gift of the year then this will probably be it. I’ll be honest, I prefer to read a book on the Kindle but surf the internet on an iPad. I think they have 2 different uses. The Kindle has e-ink technology so it doesn’t cause as much eyestrain when reading while the iPad comes in full color and is a lot more conducive to internet browsing. The iPad has been a huge hit after selling over 4 million units in the 3rd quarter of this year. I have several friends who are replacing their main computer with an iPad. Hook up a keyboard and mouse and you have a desktop; buy a case like this and you have a laptop; don’t do either and you have a full-blown touch screen computer for $500. That’s hard to beat!