For someone interested in wireless printing or using AirPlay to stream music to a standard set of stereo speakers, a $99 Airport Express would make a fine gift. With the release of AirPlay on the iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone, it will be interesting to see if sales of these base stations increases. I'm already looking forward to walking from one room to another and not skipping a beat as I shift the Christmas music playing on my iPad through my Apple TV to the speakers in my bedroom.
You Didn't Really need an iPad Anyways
Here's some quick tablet advice: if you can afford to wait (the most hated word of gadget lovers) on your Tablet purchase, I'd suggest pausing until the second generation of iPads is released (1st half of 2011) or until the barrage of Android Tablets reveals the best contender for the "Top Tablet" title. In the meantime, you can still enjoy some eReader goodness with a ton of deals on very well established products such as the Amazon Kindle or the Barnes and Noble Nook. Both of these are solid choices, and with the Nook Color being recently released, you can have a closer to the iPad experience with its full color screen. Still, e-ink might be the way to go for those interested in a simple reading experience and prices for both the base Kindle and Nook are under $150.
Headphones for All Parts of the Day
With multiple iPods and digital mp3 players found in nearly every techie's collection, what could get lost in the shuffle is the quality (or lack thereof) of the included headphones. For audiophiles, this is the first purchase usually made, but for others, we tend to just settle for those meager earbuds. Here are a few suggestions depending on the type of listening you're doing:
Active: Sony Active Style Headphones - I use these when running or working out. They stay in my ear (at the sacrifice of looking a bit funny, I suppose) and have great sound. There are myriad options, but few are only $10!