Chances are, there's someone on your holiday gift list asking for a tablet. The simplest solution, of course, is to buy that person an Apple iPad 2. It's our highest-rated tablet, and anyone who's ungrateful to receive one should (in my humble opinion) have his or her head examined.
But if an iPad's out of the question financially or you're shopping for someone who thinks of gingerbread as an Android OS rather than a tasty holiday treat, then there are some other tablet options to consider.
If you're shopping for someone who already owns a tablet, consider grabbing a media-streaming box that will help extend the tablet experience to a TV or speaker system. For example, a $99 Apple TV enables iPad owners to wirelessly stream videos to a TV. Android fans can grab a $49 Roku LT and get access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, and other content sources.