It's time to face the facts friends. You've spent every single waking hour ignoring the holiday cheer. Don't worry! No matter who you're shopping for, we've got gift guides for gadget lovers of all stripes.
Every year I go through the same process: 1) avidly open my Lego Holiday Catalog, 2) plan how to obtain the $37,495 needed to get all the models I want, 3) weep in desperation.
It's the roommate who keeps saying your ex-girlfriend called. The teacher who loves a pop quiz fake-out. We all have prankster friends, but let's face it: their acts are getting stale. Here are some gifts that should jumpstart their jokes.
You finally found that special someone, settled down, and tied the knot. This is the one person you're going to be having sex with from here to eternity. Here are ten gifts to add some kinky spice to forever.
He takes longer than your girlfriend to get ready. Zac Efron hair is his Holy Grail. Somehow you're still friends, so help him preen with a gift that will blow his vain brain away.
You're stuck having to buy a gift for that friend or loved one who has impeccable design sense and the most discriminating of tastes. This isn't easy. But it's not impossible. Here are 10 gifts any design junkie will love.
Babies are so adorable! And so very much trouble. They're always hungry, often crying and never sleeping. But here's a little secret: fatherhood can be a great excuse to gear up. Oh man. I'm totally lactating.
Look, there is nothing wrong with a good grass-fed steak two or three times a day*, but even a deluxe meat-lover needs to round out his or her diet with something a little more verdant. And you know what? You can help your flesh-chomping loved ones discover the unbleeding bounty of the Earth!
Some people aren't meant to pursue creative endeavors, but you don't want to tell them that. So here are ten gifts that will encourage their efforts, boost their confidence, and improve their skills, even if they're completely and utterly untalented.
He likes things the good old-fashioned way. He favors tea over coffee; thinks baseball is a daft perversion of cricket; prefers leather and wood to brushed aluminum and carbon fiber; and above all, he wishes everything were just a little more... civilized.
If someone you know just recently moved into an apartment or house or cardboard box, well, they're going to have a lot of empty space to fill. And as a friend, it's your duty to warm that house up with stuff. Why? So when you crash there, you'll feel less guilty. I BOUGHT YOU THAT TOASTER BRO.
Some people just don't do mornings. You know this guy. He's always late for work, and he sleeps through the weekend. It's not laziness, it's an affliction. You love him, and he'll love these gifts.
Comics are cool now. Well, kind of cool. Acceptable. But it's not all pasty nerds reading comics in the dark in their parents' basements anymore—lots of us have moved on to reading in the dark in our own homes and apartments. Here's how to buy for the comic fanboy in your life.
Hey, don't judge, it's for his back injury! He's totally got a prescription. It's legal in, like, a bunch of states. The health effects are basically unknown because the medical industrial complex doesn't want you to know that it's medicine. Free, wonderful medicine from nature. And besides. Get him a good gift and he's totally going to hook you up before next year's Identity Festival. Hopefully.
This isn't for your commuter friend who looks at a car wondering if it'll provide comfort while idling in traffic. This is for the friend who considers the drive from San Francisco to Portland a jaunt. Don't try to appease them with a silly, tree-shaped air freshener. Instead, give them the tools needed to do timed laps of the continent in their 1990 Honda Civic hatchback.
You're not with him/her anymore. The lovely days, over—and so are the days of lovely, considerate gifts. But what if you still want a holiday gesture for your ex? Might as well have it make them feel bad.
Unlike Tom from MySpace, Mark Zuckerberg is not your friend. But fuck it. Think about all the time you've spent on Facebook—for free! You should get him something nice.
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.
You love your girly girlfriend (friend, sister, cousin, who needs labels). But you do not at all understand the girly-girl accoutrements. They're a glittery, flowery, long-eyelashed cloud trailing her like a shiny pink version of Pig Pen's dirty shadow. Think you're not equipped for the job of gifting such a creature? Never fear. Here's a list of presents that are super-fem but believable and appropriate coming from a dude such as yourself.
Maybe you have a very lonely friend who spends his days claiming he's allergic to Vitamin D and then spends his nights going on dates on Second Life and partying in online forums. Or maybe you're that person. Either way, those forever alone types need extra attention during the holidays. Here are the gifts you can buy them.
Getting the gamer in your life something was a heck of a lot easier when he was seven. A few Gameboy cartridges, a Nintendo Power shirt and—boom!—problem solved. But now he's 24 and has more gaming gear than you've got power tools. So here's what to get for your grown up gamer.
Airports. Hotels. Cabs. Ugh. There's a class of wayward wretch who's condemned to spend more time in these horrible places than in his own home. This is the man in a suitcase. These gifts will help him survive his Sisyphean labor even when the final destination is nowhere in sight.
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