When we were kids, best part of Christmas morning wasn’t playing with all the new toys; it was bashing your siblings over the head with the wrapping paper tubes. The lesson: Sometimes the most expensive toy isn’t the best.
Every child wants an iPad, but does a 6-year-old need a $600, state-of-the-art Angry Birds machine? I argue "no," and offer you these 10 alternates that, added together, still leave you with around $100 left over, which you can put toward an iPad for yourself. Because you’re an adult and can have whatever you want.