CLEVELAND — The free market is alive and well here at the Republican National Convention. Because in addition to the official, RNC-sanctioned merchandise for sale within the arena, private vendors are making a killing selling Trump-themed refuse to freedom-loving, Hillary-hating passersby everywhere.
Still need more holiday gift ideas? We’ve saved a few more ideas, mainly because they’re the things we’re hoping to receive this season. Hopefully by hearing what we want, you might be inspired to figure out some other gift ideas for your loved ones (or just something else you want for yourself).
Still need more holiday gift ideas? Well, here’s what the io9 staff members are desperately hoping to receive this holiday season. No, you don’t have to buy them for us; this is still mainly to help you guys. (But, hey, if you have an extra pile of disposable income and you want to treat your favorite site, you know…
Just because you’ve reached the age where you’re paying off student loans and applying for mortgages doesn’t mean your love of toys has to be abandoned. In fact, nowadays toymakers usually target adults as much as children, so there’s no shame in asking for action figures, games, and other collectibles this holiday no…
Do you or someone you love (or at least give enough of a damn about to buy a holiday gift for) want to explore this whole “smart home” idea without buying into a whole ecosystem? There are plenty of ways to get started, but these gadgets seamlessly integrate into your current, IQ-challenged abode. Best of all, they’re…
Shopping for other people is hard and gift-giving can be high pressure. But that doesn’t mean science-fans need to settle for sad math pun T-shirts (acute angles, indeed) or beaker mugs. Here are some scientific gifts anyone would gratefully use, even after the politeness-mandated holiday stretch.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and the most obnoxious. Trying to figure out gifts for nerds is hard, because they usually buy themselves whatever toys or movies or books they want. What to do? Here’s what—you read this gift guide, which compiles more practical gifts that the geekily-inclined in your life…
Admit it, there’s at least one person in your life who’d rather be out pedaling centuries than baking cookies and making nice with relatives. So why not ditch the annual hand-knit sweater, and make your cyclist truly happy this holiday season with some great new gear? Here are 10 excellent ideas to get you started.
Books can transport you to strange new worlds—but they can also make your home more beautiful. And it’s the beauty and luxuriousness of nice books that make them such terrific gifts. These gift items will remind your friends and loved ones why they love books to begin with.
It’s time you stepped up your camera gaming, ditching your smartphone lens for something with more photographic muscle. If you’re just starting out, check out this selection of cameras that are great throwing you (or a friend) into the world of high-end photography.
The true-crime fan in your family or friend group might seem difficult to shop for, but murder, mayhem, and mistletoe go together surprisingly well. This year, skip the generic fruit cake and surprise your favorite dark-side dweller with a gift tailored especially to his or her sinister interests.
Is there a hardcore music fan you need to unload some holiday cheer at? Don’t buy them music! Mistake! Buy them gear to help them enjoy the music they already have.
Movie fans can be hard to shop for—because chances are, they already have tons of memorabilia. Luckily, the world is full of amazing box sets that include tons of extra material, and look great on a shelf. Here’s our complete 2015 guide to drool-worthy DVDs, Blu-rays, and elaborate box sets.
Some gadgets are so good that they transcend time and space and transport you into NEW UNIVERSES OF PLEASURE AND CONSUMER PRODUCT SATISFACTION. These are those gadgets.
Oh no. Your Big Holiday Event is just a day/hour/30 minutes ago away, and you have yet to pick up an appropriate gift. One option is to try to find a 24-hour drug store. Another is murder-suicide. Don't bother! I'm sure I have something.
It's already Hanukkah, it's almost Christmas, and it's definitely the general holiday season. That's great if you like spiked eggnog, but not so good if you haven't bought gifts yet. Don't worry. There should be something in one of our many gift guides and Bests collections that your loved ones will like enough not…
There's something romantic about the holidays—the nice smells, the crackling fire, the snuggling under blankets. So it's understandable that you might want to get your boo a special toy. It's also understandable that you might be nervous about putting that toy under the tree. Because, you know, family.
With all the gear that passes through our grubby little hands, the number of gadgets we covet knows no bounds. And since we have to return most the objects our desire, there's always a few that stick with us just a little too hard. These are the ones we'll be aching for the hardest this holiday season.
The holidays are great: You probably get some days off work. There is usually tasty dip at parties. You can gaze out a snow-rimmed window as a fire crackles in the background.
Now that weed is legal in two states and medically acceptable in 18 others, gifting Doritos and Visine to the stoner in your life isn't nearly as clever as it was back in 2004. Here are seven presents that are worth their weight in hash.