Every year around this time I round up my favorite hardware items of the year. These are items that I use personally and love and that the discerning Apple user on your list will enjoy finding under the tree this year. This year's list has a little something for everyone including hardware and accessories and one of the year's sweetest backpacks. Keep in mind that there are only four weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year (usually five), so you lose a week of shopping time. If you're planning to shop online (who isn't?) Apple's deadline for ordering an iPad in time for Christmas is December 12, most other Apple gear is December 18.
And with that, let's dive in!