The Extremely Last Minute Gift Guide for Lazy Shoppers

It'll never happen again, you said; this year will be different, you said. And yet, here we are—mere hours to Christmas day and you have yet to finish your holiday shopping. For shame. Fortunately for you and everyone on your gift list—and just like with everything else in life—the internet has the answer to your… » 12/24/13 2:00pm 12/24/13 2:00pm

The Perfect Civic Pride Gifts for City Lovers

For the unapologetic urbanophiles in your life, these city-themed presents will be the perfect way to help them perpetuate their fierce (and sometimes scary) public displays of civic pride. And, because most of these gifts can be customized with a particular geographic location—some of them right down to a specific… » 12/20/13 8:29am 12/20/13 8:29am

Join the Club: Memberships in These Groups Make Great Gifts

This year, consider giving your friends and family something they can use and be excited about everyday—not an object to unwrap but a membership to take advantage of again and again. We've rounded up the best, most useful, most convenient, or just plain coolest groups, institutions, and clubs that you can join. Find… » 12/17/13 11:08am 12/17/13 11:08am

Not-So-Pedestrian Gifts for Urban Walkers

Hey, using your feet is cool again! Chances are, you know someone in your life who walks to stay healthy, to explore their city, or simply to commune with their neighborhood. Whether they're commuting on foot, illegally accessing abandoned infrastructure, or simply enjoying a Sunday stroll, here are some gift ideas… » 12/13/13 5:40pm 12/13/13 5:40pm

The Best Gifts For Getting Lost In the Woods

When shopping for that special someone who loves the great outdoors, it's easy to be overwhelmed. There are so many companies and so many items with so many different features that it's hard to know where to start. That's why we thought we'd kickstart this party with some of our favorite camping gear. We hope H.D.… » 12/13/13 3:40pm 12/13/13 3:40pm

Inexpensive Audio Gifts for the Music Lover

Music: For some people it is entertainment, for others, it is the sound of life. If you are shopping for the latter, the soul afflicted with a music obsession, do not fret. You don't have to spend buckets on expensive audiophile kit to make them happy. Here are a few suggestions, that should fit into any tune snob's… » 12/11/13 5:38pm 12/11/13 5:38pm

Gifts for College Kids That Prove You're Still Hip and With It

Choosing gifts for college students is a pain. If it's too practical, it'll never get used; too childish, you'll earn yourself a hefty scoff instead of a polite "thank you." Tread the tightrope with a useful, fun gift that isn't too grownup, and you'll be every millennial's favorite Secret Santa. » 12/11/13 3:20pm 12/11/13 3:20pm

Gifts for Grown-Ups Who Never Actually Grew Up

A trip to the toy store is supposed to be about finding gifts for all the kids on your Christmas list, but we all know at least one grownup who's considered an adult in age only. So here are some perfect ideas for anyone who still professes to be a kid at heart, even if they're old enough to be paying off a mortgage. » 12/10/13 5:19pm 12/10/13 5:19pm

11 Super Smart Gifts That Connect Your Home to the Internet of Things

Sure, we've been told that ubiquitous computing is just over the horizon for decades—at least since the days of The Jetsons. But over the past 12 months, the Internet of Things has come of age, from smart fire alarms to app-controlled door locks. If you're looking for a gift for the resident home automatist in your… » 12/10/13 12:32pm 12/10/13 12:32pm

Robotic Companion Gifts For Those Who Prefer Artificial Friends

Maintaining human relationships can be such hard work sometimes. And if you know someone who's decided to cut ties with their fellow man and completely avoid all that emotional drama, here are some robotic gift suggestions that guarantee they won't be lonely as a result. After all, robots don't really have birthdays… » 12/06/13 4:00pm 12/06/13 4:00pm