Looking for a gift idea: to suggest to someone else for yourself or for another person? Consider the charging station from KangaRoom. This little thing can charge up to three phones, iPods, MP3s or PDAs at a time. That means that not only do you have fewer plugs occupied, but you risk losing fewer things.
It has a nice little sliding door so you can hide all of the cords – and the power strip cord. This cool little thing can go on a desk or be mounted to the wall. Depending on where you go, it costs between $20 and $200. Personally, I like the $90 mahogany one pictured above available at Frontgate.