The Amazon Kindle has been a popular item for the past three years. People who love to read enjoy receiving a kindle as any kind of gift. The Barnes & Noble Nook has also received a lot of hype lately because it's newest version, Simple Touch, is updated with lasting qualities. Since Christmas is right around the corner, we want to figure out which gift is a better bang for your buck. If you don't want to go all out and buy a $500 Apple iPad, consider these two hot items.