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Five best Apple Christmas gifts for an Apple fanboy

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Macintosh and iPhone/iPod holiday savingsChristmas is right around the corner, and we’re sure you have plenty of Apple fanboys in your circle of friends. If you’re looking for the perfect gift to get them at all prices levels, look no further. Apple has plenty of products to choose from, but we’ve tried to narrow it down to the best five this holiday season to purchase for that special someone.

However, if you’re looking for more than five, you can always check out Apple’s very own Holiday Gift Guide that includes their own products as well as third party accessories. Here are ours, in order of price from lowest to highest.

iTunes Gift Card ($15 – $100)

The first is the easiest gift of all. iTunes gift cards come in various amounts and are perfect for that person who has everything already. True Apple fanboys probably already have an iPhone or iPod of some sort or another. With a gift card, they can choose from hundreds of thousands of applications to purchase and add to their device. If apps aren’t their thing, though, they are still able to purchase songs, TV, or anything else from the iTunes Store. Everyone spends money in the App Store at one point or another, so why not make that easier for them? Who knows, maybe they’ll purchase some of the best Christmas apps. Oh, and you can also give these through Facebook now.

Buy an iTunes Gift Card.

Magic Mouse ($69)

Another perfect, relatively cheap product for the fanboy in your life is the Magic Mouse. Adding the wonders and joy of multitouch to a normal mouse, these device is perfect for those people who don’t have a multitouch trackpad laptop yet want the functionality of it. Coming from Apple, you can bet the device is slick and works just as well as a MacBook trackpad would. Even if they’re using Windows computers, you can try using this product. However, it fits perfectly within the ecosystem in which Apple is trying to create, and makes computing a lot more enjoyable.

Buy a Magic Mouse.

Airport Express Base Station ($99)

This product allows fanboys who also hate wires to wirelessly stream music and print documents. Coming in a small, wall outlet form factor, the Airport Express contains a USB port, Ethernet post, and auxiliary cable connection. It is then seamlessly set up with your Mac laptop to stream music into whatever room it’s placed, as well as print documents from that location, if you choose. Also, it can create a wireless network at your house if you are looking for a nice router.

Buy Airport Express Base Station.

Personalized iPod Touch (from $199)

A little more expensive than those options is the iPod Touch. That said, Apple always offers free engraving of iPod Touches during the holiday season so you can write a message for that special someone. This offers a nice way to personalize your gift moreso than simply giving them any old iPod Touch. Furthermore, it goes along perfectly with an iTunes Gift Card to get their app library going. And the best part? No monthly fees as with an iPhone, so they can enjoy all the benefits of a multitouch, portable device without leaving a hole in their wallet.

Buy a Personalized iPod Touch.

27″ iMac ($1,999)

On the top end of the price tier is the newer 27 inch iMac. Using a new Intel Core i5 processor and 1TB hard drive, this is the perfect gift for any serious Apple fanboy. You can bet this will allow him to do anything he was dreaming of on his Mac. With a large screen, it also provides plenty of real estate to do those tasks. Although it certainly isn’t cheap, I would certainly have to love anyone who purchased one of these for me.

Buy a 27″ iMac.

For more Apple related gift ideas at all price levels, be sure to check out the Appletell Holiday Gift Guide.

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