It's just not the holidays without at least one gift Grandpa doesn't know how to work.
SPLURGE A night away from home is always nice, but staying at a downtown hotel with a tech lounge (located on the sixth floor) is a computer geek’s dream. Guests at Hotel Sax can play Xbox games, connect with other gamers around the world via the Xbox Live service, download and listen to tunes from the hotel’s music library via Microsoft’s Zune music player, or relax and watch HDTV content and movies in their room, which features Windows Media Center technology. Rates start at $269.
BUDGET Even the biggest techie can get tripped up trying to figure out the latest gadget. Luckily, plumchoice.com offers 24/7 assistance. Virtual operators (either online through your PC or via telephone) are available to help set up iPods, PDAs and more. The site’s smart plan begins at $25 a month (plus a one-time set-up fee of $65), but you can also purchase help by the minute ($25 for 15 minutes) for one-time fixes.