Looking for that perfect gift? If someone in your life has an addiction to iPhone or iPad apps, here are some real-world goodies that ought to tickle their fancy.
Angry Birds Flip Flops
$19.99 at Angry Birds Shop
There’s an entire empire being built around the Angry Birds juggernaut. They have their own store filled with tie-in products — everything from lunchboxes to backpacks — but here’s one item no one can say no to. Everybody needs a good set of flops, and these even have pig patterns in the soles.
Barry Steakfries Coffee Mug
$13.99 at Cafe Press
Nothing says “start my day with caffeine” like the take-no-prisoners star of Age of Zombies and Jetpack Joyride, Barry Steakfries.
Cut the Rope Figurine
$10.99 at Amazon.com
Om Nom, the ever-hungry protagonist of the addictive puzzle game Cut the Rope, makes an adorable figurine. He only stands three inches high, but that makes him a perfect addition to any desk.
Doodle Jump Journal
$8.95 at Amazon.com
This cute diary has nearly 200 blank pages with backgrounds that are themed around the levels of Doodle Jump.
The Elements Poster
$45.00 at The Elements Store
This one’s pricey, but for good reason — it’s a full color, lavishly illustrated wall poster that includes the entire periodic table as seen in the popular app The Elements. The gorgeous images of real-world objects made from the elements, as seen in the app, are all represented here, and there’s a second poster (not pictured) available at the same link above that has smaller pictures and loads of scientific details. These are already a big hit in high school classes, and I can think of no better gift for the science junkie in your life.
Fruit Ninja Plush
$14.99 at Fruit Ninja Store
Get your slicing-and-dicing ya-yas out with these painfully cute plushies. There’s also a plush “Sensei” available.
Infinity Blade Novella eBook
$2.99 at Amazon.com, iBooks, or Barnes & Noble
Bestselling author Brandon Sanderson penned this companion story to the triple-A iOS game franchise, which digs deeper into the mythos behind the game. If someone in your life can’t get enough of Infinity Blade, or just wants to know more about the world in which the game is set, the characters, and why that blasted blade is so darn important, this might be the perfect Christmas gift.
Instagram iPhone Case
$44.00 at Hatchcraft.com
Anybody can use Instagram, the wildly popular photo sharing service/app. But not everyone has an iPhone that looks like it took those marvelously retro photos. Hatchcraft’s special edition iPhone case, which fits the iPhone 4 or 4S, is also eco-friendly, made entirely of bamboo.
Morris Lessmore DODOcase for iPad 2
$64.95 at DODOcase.com
The glorious interactive book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore was a watershed moment for the iPad. The folks at DODOcase agreed, and created this beautiful iPad 2 case to complement it. A red faux leather exterior comes with a gold stamped version of Morris Lessmore‘s icon, and the interior is made of a fine linen. It’s even has magnets to activate the iPad 2, just as Apple’s standard cover does.
Plants vs. Zombies Massage Pillow
$20 at Amazon.com
Shaped like the game’s jalapeÃ±o character, this 12″ pillow will massage those muscles that have gotten all tense from hours of fighting the zombie horde.
Superbrothers: Sword & Sorcery Soundtrack LP
$8.99 at iTunes
Twenty-seven tracks of the acclaimed game’s awesome original music, composed and performed by musician Jim Guthrie. A must-have for true fans!