Perfect stocking stuffer gifts for iPad and iPhone fans

Still undecided what to get someone on your holiday gift list? From backup phone batteries, to warm gloves you can wear while tapping on your iPhone, we’ve collected some essential items and accessories all under $100 that any iPhone or iPad users could use.

Facebook recruits retail partners for big Gifts holiday push

Facebook is going big with its Gifts product for the holidays, announcing a bunch of partners including Baby Gap, Dean & Deluca, Fab, Pandora and Mondavi Winery. The Gifts feature, which is now available to tens of millions of U.S. users, is rolling out over time.

Tips for Giving Apps and Games as Gifts

Giving iPhone and iPad apps is a good way to buy for someone who generally doesn’t wander far from the free sections of the App Store, but there’s nothing really to put in a box under the tree. Not unless you get a little creative.

Last Minute Geek’s Holiday Gift Guide

The geek in your life is hard enough to find appropriate gifts for, and again this year you waited until the last moment. Never fear; we scoured the web for the geekiest, coolest gift ideas that will be just perfect for the geek in your life.

Take the Setup Out of iOS Device Holiday Gifting

When I was a kid, and even as an adult, the phrase “some assembly required” turned the excitement of ripping the wrapping paper off a gift into an unappreciated lesson in delayed gratification. Help make that gratification instant by setting up your iDevice gifts in advance.

6 Holiday Gifts to Rock Your Productivity

If you’re in a dilemma about what to get or what to give on the tech front this holiday season, check out this list of productivity-enhancing presents. They’re all solid choices, but won’t break the bank.

Giving Thanks to Clients

Don’t you love this time of the year? It’s a time when we go out of our way to help others. Tap our feet to joyous music. Guzzle peppermint-, gingerbread- or eggnog-flavored drinks. Then there are the smart businesses that add client appreciation to their holiday checklist.

Surveys from various industries repeatedly show that it’s cheaper to retain clients than to find new ones. One way to keep them is to let them know how much you value them. Since the beginning of my business, I do little things for my clients to show I think of them and appreciate them. You can do this without spending a lot, and some suggestions only cost a little bit of your time.

If you’re tired of pulling your hair out for ideas, here are some to inspire you: Read More about Giving Thanks to Clients

The Remote Wine and Dine: Keep Your Clients Happy With Extras

Working on the web is great, but you miss out on some great business-building opportunities if you’re far removed from the majority of your clients. Business lunches and dinners are a fantastic tool for greasing the wheels of profitable partnerships, but if you’re in Taipei and your client is in Reno, it can be a little hard to coordinate. What web workers should not do, and what we too often do, is just shrug our shoulders and leave it at that.

Even across great distances, we can still schmooze and butter-up with the best of ’em. Here are some examples of how you might go about bridging that geographic gap to form a solid client-contractor bond.