We haven't heard of our love for NVIDIA's SHIELD: it's easily the best stand-alone streaming gadget around. If you still don't have one, go over to Amazon for a good deal today.
SHIELD, along with the minimalist remote control and the good controller (which is not always included), goes for just $ 1
Note that with NVIDIA's excellent record of software and functionality updates, SHIELD makes a great gift even if you have to sit on it for a better part of a year. Although it often goes on sale, it is quite rare for the discount to be so steep.