Apple Updates Online Store for Holiday Season

Apple is ramping up for the holiday buying season, not only by quietly releasing the Retina Display iPad mini, but also with its usual festive Web store spruce-up and gift giving ideas.

Apple is ready for you to shop online for the holidaysApple is ready for you to shop online for the holidays

The store's holiday gift ideas include lots of cool products, as well as several items that are available exclusively through Apple. That list includes the Nike+ FuelBand SE, Anki's DRIVE remote control car kit, Phillips Hue programmable LED lights, the Information 94Fifty smart sensor basketball, and more.

Apple also offers gift packaging for online orders for US$5, which is handy if you're buying a gift online to deliver to friends or family far away.

You can find Apple's holiday gift ideas at the company's online store and through the Apple Store app for the iPhone and iPod touch.