2011 Holiday Guides: iPhone and iPad gifts for last minute shoppers

2011 Holiday Guides: iPad and iPhone gifts for travelers

It's the last minute and you forgot a gift for that special iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad lover in your life. Here are your choices: a) crash through the upstairs window, drive roll through the flowerbed, hotfoot it to the car, screech out the driveway, hit up the QuickyMart of air fresheners and chocoblocks; or b) check out the list below, tap a few links, type a few words, sit back and wait for the smiles.

Netflix, Hulu Plus, Slacker and other subscription

Netflix, Hulu Plus, Slacker and other subscription

The real gift that keeps on giving, whether it's audio or video, a subscription can keep your special someone entertained throughout the year.

iTunes, App Store, iBooks gifts and gift certificates

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If they've got all the iOS devices they need, and it's too late to look into accessories, worry not -- content is king of the last minute gifts. Your special someone can never have too many apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, or books to enjoy.

You can either gift them yourself (here are a ton of gift recommendations and best app picks), or better still -- get them a gift certificate so they can pick their own treats.

Amazon gift certificates

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Amazon has a ton of digital content all there own, but they also have old school media -- paper books, plastic CDs and Blu-Rays, games that come on cartridges... Gift certificates let them pick just exactly the goods -- real or virtual -- they want, and Amazon will deliver it straight to their door or their device.

  • <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00067L6TQ/ref=nosim/?_encoding=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=imoreb-20&m1k=d_im"">Amazon gift certificates

Your last minute gift ideas?

Did we miss any amazing last minute gift ideas? Not that you've ever forgotten that special occasion, of course, but if... a friend of yours, let's say, has had any strokes of gifting genius, please share in the comments!

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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2011 Holiday Guides: iPhone and iPad gifts for last minute shoppers


Amazon gcs are the best. There's so many choices. Personally I love getting gift cards and certificates as xmas and birthday presents. I welcome gift cards. ;)

TODAY, you can get a $50 iTunes gift e-card for $40 .... 20% off doesn't happen often... Just a thought...

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