2008 Budget Holiday Gift Guide

ThinkComputers 2008 Budget Holiday Gift Guide
This holiday season is different from many that we have seen in the past. The main reason for that is because the economy is horrible right now. Most people are spending less than they ever have before on holiday gifts this year. Things are so bad that most stores do not even have those amazing deals that we are used to seeing this time of year. If you look at Black Friday’s deals none were really earth-shattering. So with that said here are some things you can get for that computer enthusiast or yourself on the cheap.

$25 and Under
OCZ Diesel 16GB Flash Drive
Price: $23.49
Source: Newegg

Flash memory is something that has drastically dropped in price over the past year. If you don’t already have a flash drive you should definitely pick one up. At 16GB this is one of the largest flash drives you can get for under $25. Also OCZ is a good brand, we have tested many of their flash drives and they all have performed up to par.

iTunes Store Gift Card
Price: $15-25
Source: Apple

Almost everyone I know has an MP3 player. An iTunes gift card will not only let them enjoy MP3’s but they can also download movies, TV shows, and Apps for their iPhone and iPod touch. If you are not a fan on apple you can also get gift cards for Amazon and Audible.

D-Link WUA-2340 Wireless-G USB 2.0 Adapter
Price: $24.99
Source: Newegg

I’m sure a lot of you know the person that has that old system or laptop that does not have wireless, I know I do. What a great stocking stuff this USB 2.0 wireless adapter will make. Not only will it help them get that old system online, it is extremely portable so they can take the adapter with them and use it on any system they want. Also unlike most USB adapters this one supports data speeds up to 108Mbps.

Case Lighting
Price: $4.99 – $19.99
Source: Xoxide |FrozenCPU

I know there are still a few modders out there! What a great way to make your case stand out with some lights! You can totally outfit your entire case for under $25. You can pick up some cold cathode kits, LED fans, EL wire, and laser LED kits at the stores listed above.

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