One of my favorite programs, Wenlin Software for Learning Chinese, is having a special sale. Normally Wenlin costs US$99. But through December 31, 2015, Wenlin is available for just US$49 for the version you can download directly to your computer (Windows or Mac OS).
Truly, there are few things more beautiful than Wenlin’s
Edit → Make Transformed Copy → Pinyin transcription.
But Wenlin is filled with all sorts of other great features as well. And it comes with the electronic edition of the terrific ABC English-Chinese/Chinese-English Dictionary built in.
I love this program and use it on a near-daily basis, so I can recommend it highly.
If you’re looking for a Christmas gift for someone studying Mandarin, Wenlin would be a good choice.
To receive the special price, use the discount code CCMS2015.