9 Sad Valentine's Gifts for Very Lonely People

Valentine's Day is finally here. And in keeping with tradition, the lonely hearts amongst us will spend the evening partaking in a sacred ritual known as "human Cathy comic." But it doesn't have to be this way! There's an entire world of products out there designed for the express purpose of helping you lie to… » 2/14/15 6:32pm 2/14/15 6:32pm

What Amazing Gift Do You Wish You'd Gotten for Christmas?

My three younger sisters are in the other room playing with Gear VR right now and having a blast. It's a unit I bought to review, and ultimately plan to return, but if they could have their way it would never leave the house. » 12/26/14 3:00pm 12/26/14 3:00pm

The Most Popular Christmas Gifts of the Last Decade: Elmo, Apple, Elmo

The most popular Christmas gifts over the past 10 years speak volumes about what people like. Which apparently is Elmo and iPods (but mostly Elmo). But if we look a little closely, it also says a whole lot about just how far tech has progressed. Let's take a look. » 12/25/14 6:00pm 12/25/14 6:00pm

Dads With Drones Are Ruining Christmas

Lots of thoughtful people gave their father a drone this Christmas, because they had already gotten him a Kindle last year and an iPad the year before that and you sort of stall out on gift ideas from there. But! Drones can be difficult, and dads can be clumsy*, and the result has been nationwide terror. » 12/25/14 12:11pm 12/25/14 12:11pm

A Last-Minute Gift Guide of Items Currently in My Bedroom

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. » 12/24/14 12:00pm 12/24/14 12:00pm

A Tiny Aluminum Canister That Could Come In Very Handy This Winter 

There are plenty of gadgets you could wish for as you're sitting in the dark on a slow ski lift, with a dead phone, in freezing temperatures. Unless you are one of those people who carries more than just a phone and a wallet in your ski coat—which, congratulations—you will probably have none of them. » 12/16/14 5:00pm 12/16/14 5:00pm

7 Gifts for the Adorably Obnoxious Coffee Snob

Coffee connoisseurship has reached epic levels in the past few years, and we all seem to know someone who is just never content with a no-frills cheap coffee. Well, I am one of those people, and I'm here to guide you toward some lovely, useful gifts for the coffee snob in your life. » 12/03/14 3:25pm 12/03/14 3:25pm

Great Gift Ideas For The 10 Major Species Of Science Fiction Fan


Finding the perfect gift for the beloved fan in your life can be a major challenge — but the first step to success is to know what kind of fan you're dealing with. What does this person truly love, above all else? Once you know that, you're set. Here's our complete guide to gifts for 10 different species of fans. » 12/02/14 12:11am 12/02/14 12:11am

Make Any Gift Look More Grandiose With High-Rise Wrapping Paper

Is there anything more awkward than showing up to a birthday party or a wedding and plunking down the smallest present on the gift table? It turns out that science can help compensate for your limited spending through some simple optical illusions. By wrapping your gift in this clever paper that makes it look like an… » 9/16/14 12:18pm 9/16/14 12:18pm

Facebook Is Killing Off Its Gift Service Altogether

The laziest way to send your nearest and dearest a gift is gone: Facebook has announced that it's killing off its Gifts service entirely as of August 12th. » 7/30/14 5:00am 7/30/14 5:00am

8 Last-Minute Mother's Day Gifts That She'll Actually Want

Flowers? Really? You should be ashamed of yourself. What mom wants is something that she can use and have a good time using. Buy one of these gifts for mom instead, and let her know that you care about the woman who incubated you in her womb for nine months. » 5/08/14 2:40pm 5/08/14 2:40pm

UPS Botch Your Christmas Deliveries? Amazon Has $20 for You

Didn't get your last last last minute gifts from Amazon delivered on time? Neither did a lot of other folks. Between weather and high demand, UPS choked. But there's good news: $20 Amazon gift cards are on the way to the afflicted. » 12/26/13 3:55pm 12/26/13 3:55pm

Amazon's Amazing Free Overnight Shipping: The Best Gifts

Behind on your holiday shopping? No worries. Amazon's got free overnight shipping on thousands of products through tonight. Here's the best of what can still get to you—for free—in time for Christmas morning. » 12/23/13 12:30pm 12/23/13 12:30pm

The Gadgets We Really Want This Year

We see a lot of gadgets here at Gizmodo. And as the holidays come barreling towards us, we like to offer some of them up as ideas for gifts you can give to the special folks in your life. But this isn't that; this is the stuff we want. Oh and we want it so bad. » 12/20/13 1:40pm 12/20/13 1:40pm

Unpretentious and Inexpensive Gifts For Designers and Design Fans

Buying a gift for a designer doesn't have to involve a $200 book or $2,000 chair. In fact, it's usually better if it doesn't. Keeping our near-empty wallets in mind, we tapped our friends and co-workers to choose 14 gifts that are witty and useful without being snobbish. » 12/19/13 9:23am 12/19/13 9:23am

Wrap Your Gifts in Influenza This Year

If you've been looking for some truly original wrapping paper this year, swap snowflakes, stars, and stripes for pneumonia, influenza, and the common cold. It turns out that under a microscope those viruses are hard to distinguish from festive decor, and when blown up they make for some lovely gift wrap. » 12/16/13 8:21am 12/16/13 8:21am

Gifts For Your Nieces and Nephews That'll Make You Their Favorite Aunt

Your young nieces and nephews: you love the guts out of them, but you're glad they're not yours. No matter what, you're going to spoil them to pieces, especially on Christmas. These gifts will ensure you will secure favorite aunt status for the umpteenth year running. » 12/12/13 1:17pm 12/12/13 1:17pm

Boozy Gifts to Fancy Up Your Happy Hour

Nothing helps put you in the holiday spirit like...spirits. We all know that person who believes truly, madly, deeply that alcohol makes everything better. (In moderation, of course.) Whether that person's a liquor lover, a beer snob, or a wine connoisseur, I've distilled a fine selection of the choicest gifts,… » 12/09/13 4:00pm 12/09/13 4:00pm

Apparently People Will Buy Cans of French Air for $7.50

Money doesn't grow on trees. You can't get something for nothing. There's no such thing as a free lunch. Except all of these cliches are apparently false, because Antoine Deblay, a student who lives in southwest France is actually making money selling cans of air from his town. » 12/08/13 5:06pm 12/08/13 5:06pm

This Infographic Shows How Crazy Holiday Toys Have Gotten in 50 Years

Philadelphia-based Abby Ryan Design came up with this fun infographic of the most popular toys from 50 years of holiday shopping. If you were a child during any of that time, you'll doubtless recognize something. Then you'll scratch your head in bafflement at how damned expensive today's most-requested gifts are. » 12/07/13 3:58pm 12/07/13 3:58pm