By Apple

Reviewed for 2009, High School

iTunes Gift Card

When most people hear iTunes, they think music. But there's a ton available beyond the beat—from political podcasts to college lectures, NASA videos to The New Yorker. You can gift songs, albums and lectures through iTunes gift cards are highly coveted by teenagers. Go on and give in, with the caveat that for every three songs your kid downloads, he should download some non-music, too. Tuck a list of suggestions in the stocking along with your gift card. Whether it's learning a new language or downloading a great audiobook, there's a lot of fantastic listening out there, and plenty to learn, too. (Apple, $10)