I like the concept behind the movie, Pay It Forward. Why not "Tech It Forward."
Looking for a unique holiday gift? Why not buy and give an XO Laptop through the Give One Get One program. Take a moment and think about how much you use your computer and the power it gives you to work, learn, think, communicate and so on . . .
The computer and concept of getting compters in the hands of children around the world is the brainchild of Professor Nicholas Negroponte of MIT. You have options: giving one or more ($200 each one tax-deductible), give 1 and get 1 (still get the tax deduction for 1/2 the price) or give many and designate where they go in the world.
For more information about the program and a review of the XO Laptop check out this NYT article, Laptop With a Mission Widens Its Audience.
UPDATE: Denise Howell has similar holiday thoughts for a tech stocking stuffer with a link to the tech uproar on This Week in Tech.