TechNewsWorld has published a guide to tech gifts under $500. Suggestions include:

'¢ Gunnar glasses (which allow gamers and geeks to stare at the monitor longer without eye fatigue)
'¢ Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader or Barnes & Noble Nook
'¢ Digital photo frame
'¢ Universal remote

For me nothing has ever been cooler than the voice activated BlueAnt earbud, although it worked much better with my Blackberry than it does with my Android.

Curt works for Journyx, which has solutions for project management and execution.