FORTUNE -- Apple (AAPL) must think Americans are feeling pretty flush this holiday season. With only 10 days to go before the madness of Black Friday, it posted a holiday gift guide Tuesday featuring some pretty pricy presents.
Topping the page is the new iPad mini starting at $329. Given that Americans spent an average of $705 on presents last Christmas, one iPad mini would represent more than 45% of the typical family budget.
And the mini isn't even highest priced item on the page. That honor goes to the Bowers and Williams AirPlay Wireless Music System ($499.95). Apple cheapest offering: The Monopoly zAPPed Edition ($29.95), which looks just like the familiar game except there's an iPad parked in the center of the board.
Average price of Apple's recommended gifts: $186.86.
My favorite: The $299.95 Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, a remote-control quadricopter with two built-in cameras (front-facing and vertical) and a ultrasound altimeter. That's a toy I could love.
From November 20 to January 2, passengers on Airtran, Virgin America and Delta will receive free WiFi on their flights.
A repeat of last year, Google is giving free WiFi to some holiday travelers. Google (GOOG) is also using the opportunity to advertise their Chrome browser, which has been gaining significant market share lately (closing in on 10%). The gift appears to be from the Chrome team and will work with Gogo wireless. Will MORESeth Weintraub - Nov 8, 2010 10:48 AM ET
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