Welcome to the Engadget Holiday Gift Guide! We know that between the traffic jams, mall moms on a mission, kids who'd rather be elsewhere, and the sheer crush of holiday cheer, it can be hard to find a little time to get your head straight and find the gifts that really count. The team here is well aware of the heartbreaking difficulties of the seasonal shopping experience, and we want to help you sort through the trash and come up with the treasures this year. Every time the holidays roll around, we put together this list to make shopping for the tech lovers in your life a little simpler -- it's our way of helping out in these hectic months.

This year, we're taking a new approach to the guide; in the past we've always done the selections by person (him, her, etc.), but we think there's a better way. Starting this year, we're breaking down the guide by product category (smartphones, laptops, TVs and the like), and grouping those picks into price ranges -- so you can find something easily, no matter how much you have to spend. The HGG is a series of smaller guides, but the picks will be collected in a landing page which can be helpfully sorted by price and category. We'll publish a new guide every few days through Christmas, so you'll have plenty of time to shop around online and in stores, and we do suggest you check out all the guides -- especially since you never know when you'll find something you want for yourself.

Enjoy, and happy holidays!

Our guides so far:
E-book readers
GPS
Cellphones
Netbooks
Accessories
Toys
PMPs
Smartphones
Televisions
Laptops
Docks and Alarm Clocks
Video Cameras

Digital Cameras
Desktops
Fun stuff
Stuff you don't want

Engadget's Holiday Gift Guide: e-book readers