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

How Many Gifts Are You Selling on eBay?

Every year, without fail, we all receive some bad gifts. Sure, you may've scored that phone, e-reader or laptop that you were lusting after, but there will be shockers, too: a hand-knitted sweater from your grandma, novelty socks, or, perhaps if you're incredibly unlucky, an $80 Walmart tablet. And with gifts that… » 12/28/12 8:00am 12/28/12 8:00am

Nerdy Gifts for Comic Book Fans

It's been a long time since being a comic fan was a shameful thing. Comics are cool now! Kind of. But buying for a comic fan can be tough, since you never know what they've read, and what's any good. Here are some good bets for the comic fanboys and fangirls in your life. » 11/30/12 3:40pm 11/30/12 3:40pm

The Gadgets We Really Want This Christmas

With all the gear passing through Giz headquarters, we fall in love with our fair share of tech. Sadly, we have to return the objects of our desire. Just as we fall for one, we're forced to covet from afar. These are the gadgets we'll be crushing on the hardest this holiday season. » 11/29/12 2:00pm 11/29/12 2:00pm

We've Bought $41 Billion in Unused Gift Cards Since 2005

Gift cards are the laziest, lousiest, most convenient, popular and widely given present. And this is your yearly reminder of just how much they stink. Since 2005, we've tossed out more value in gift cards than the entire GNP of Ghana. » 12/29/11 2:30pm 12/29/11 2:30pm

The Gadgets We Really Want for Christmas

We see a lot of gadgets. We play with a lot of gadgets. We write about a lot of gadgets. So we thought you might like to see the few gadgets that we really want for Christmas. » 12/16/11 7:00pm 12/16/11 7:00pm

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The Ultimate Father's Day Shopping Deadline Guide

You know that Father's Day is coming up. But if you're anything like me, "June 19th" still sounds distant enough that you haven't gotten off your ass to actually buy a gift. It's not too late. (But it almost is!) Here's a list of places that should have presents your dad won't hate, and that will still deliver by… » 6/15/11 11:00am 6/15/11 11:00am

I Wish All Airlines Were as Awesome as This One

Now, here's a story that makes me happy. European airline Spanair decided to surprise 190 passengers flying on December 24 from Barcelona to Las Palmas—in the Canary Islands—with Christmas Presents. And not just stupid little gifts. Real presents. » 1/05/11 1:00pm 1/05/11 1:00pm

So...What Did You Get?

Santa's long gone and you've finished unwrapping all your gifts. Now we want to know: What did you get? Did you find everything your heart desired under the tree or were there only lumps of coal waiting? » 12/25/10 11:00am 12/25/10 11:00am

Didn't Get Anything From Santa This Year? Here's Why

Didn't get any gifts from Santa this year? I think I know why. You see, last year a boy wanted to get some revenge on the old man in red and—well, let's just say it wasn't pretty. » 12/25/10 9:00am 12/25/10 9:00am

What the Hell do You Buy an Audiophile for Christmas?

Sound snobs are the easiest—and yet hardest—folks for whom to Christmas-shop. You know they want something audio-related, but you're probably not qualified to choose something. No problem. We've got this. » 12/24/10 3:00pm 12/24/10 3:00pm

Wrap Nerds' Gifts in QRapping Paper for Further Unlockable Treats

Not only does this wrapping paper look brilliant, but it also hides 50 video-gifts, readable using QR code apps. There are drunken carol-singers, flaming gingerbread houses, and who knows what else. 2 sheets cost $20. [QRappingPaper via JoshSpear via OhGizmo] » 12/06/10 7:40am 12/06/10 7:40am

Guaranteed Awesome Gifts For The Bookworm

Bookworms are quiet creatures who live for peaceful corners and lazy weekend reads—and they can be hell to shop for. So here are some gift ideas for the the bibliophiles in your life. » 11/30/10 1:00pm 11/30/10 1:00pm

The Vile History of Gift Cards and How They Came to Destroy Christmas

Gift cards have ruined Christmas. An utterly depressing fact: They're the most popular present in the United States. Did you know Blockbuster is responsible for the modern gift card? » 12/27/09 9:00am 12/27/09 9:00am

What Did You Get?

Santa's come and gone, and the wrapping paper's been shredded to pieces. Now we wanna know what you got. Did you find everything your heart desired under the tree or were there only lumps of coal waiting? » 12/25/09 6:00pm 12/25/09 6:00pm

What Do You Really Want for Christmas?

Sure, there are the sensible, inexpensive presents you're asking for for Christmas. Then there are the fantastic, unrealistic, unreasonable things you really want. Those are what I want to see. » 12/18/09 11:00am 12/18/09 11:00am

Combo Gifts For People With Birthdays Near The Holidays

If only their parents had waited until summer to conceive! Still, they can't change their birth date, but you can most definitely ensure they get the best two presents for their bi-celebration this December. » 12/09/09 5:00pm 12/09/09 5:00pm