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TUAW Holiday Gift Guide 2008


This year's Holiday Gift Guide is organized in two ways: by the person you may be shopping for and by what you might want to do with a gift. Shopping for a new Mac user? Check out the  "Gifts for the Switcher" or "Books for Mac and iPod beginners."

Each list is hand-picked and researched by our TUAW crew, and they are one picky bunch!


Gifts for the Graphic Designer
gifts for the graphic designer on tuaw

From tablets to type, finding the right gift for the choosy graphics expert in your life can be frustrating. Here are plenty of ideas at a variety of price points that should make any designer happy.


Gifts for the beginning programmer/developer
gift guide for beginning developers
Whether you've just started writing your first lines of code or you've just moved over to the Mac/iPhone platform as a developer, this guide is sure to please.


Gifts for the frequent traveler


If the favorite people on your holiday gift list spend more time in hotels and airports than they do hanging out with you, then we can help. This guide to gifts for the frequent traveler is sure to put a smile on the face of your friends or loved ones wherever their travels may take them in 2009.



Gifts for the new parent
holiday gift guide for new parents
From baby monitors to daily organizers, finding the right gift for the Mac-wielding new parent isn't as easy as it sounds. They're just so busy with all that "good parenting" nonsense. Here are plenty of ideas at a variety of price points that should make any parent's job a little more pleasant.




What to get the person with everything

If your diamond-encrusted iPod case is wearing out, or you simply must coat your new MacBook in gold, this list is for you. Presenting the most expensive, ridiculous and sublime gifts for the Apple fan in your life.


Keep your New Year's resolutions: a Holiday Gift Guide


Ahhhh, New Year's resolutions. You promise that you're going to take better care of yourself, improve your life, and then you usually break all of those resolutions by January 2nd. This year's going to be different, right? Here are some gift ideas to help you keep your 2009 New Year's resolutions.


Gift guide for amateur video producers

We all have a friend of family member obsessed with posting videos on YouTube. Their cats, dogs, babies and whatever else are all fodder for two minutes of teh funny. This holiday season, help them improve their craft and produce the next big viral hit with these gift suggestions.



Gift Guide for the Twitter addict

From applications to new friends, finding the right gift for the Twitter addict isn't as easy as it sounds. They're just so busy with all that "tweeting" nonsense. Here are plenty of ideas at a variety of price points that should make your job as the gift-giver a little more pleasant.


Gifts for the Apple-loving college student

With Macs growing more popular on college campuses, why not get the college student in your life something they'll actually use? This gift guide is filled with things that any Apple-loving college student should want/need.