Sleepyhead Gifts for the Person Who Can't—or Won't—Get Out of Bed

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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.

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1. Phillips Wake-Up Light

You know what someone who doesn't like cacophonous alarm clocks does with them? Throws the buzzing bastards across the room. This Philips light slowly gets brighter as the time to wake up approaches. It'll help take the edge off your friend's morning. $90 [Phillips]


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2. Sony Dash Alarm Clock

Wake-up light or not—your friend is going to need a back up. The Sony Dash is has access to more than 1000 apps from Facebook to weather to news. Instead of falling straight back asleep after hitting the snooze, he can slowly ingest useful information from the world of the willfully awake. $170 [Sony]

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3. Cuisinart 12-Cup Automatic Coffee Maker and Grinder

For some people coffee is a pleasant every now and then thing. For others coffee is a necessity—if they wake up and it's not ready they fall to pieces. But just because you leave an automatic drip maker on overnight doesn't mean your coffee has to suck. This coffee maker perfectly grinds your coffee right before brewing so it tastes fresh. $200 [Cuisinart]

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4. Braun CruZer Face 6 Shaver

Shaving is annoying. Shaving when you're late and tired is impossible. This shaver/trimmer combo will leave your slow friend looking fresh-faced even if he's definitely, definitely not. $80 [Braun]

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5. Faberware Egg Poacher

So far you've woken, shaved, and caffeinated your friend, but if you don't put some nutrients in him, he's not going to get much further than 10AM without collapsing. But who's got time to cook? This egg poacher makes whipping up some protein-packed eggs and cleaning up afterwards a snap. $30 [Faberware]

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6. Keys, Cellphone, Wallet Door Mat

You know what's going to really make your groggy buddy pissed off he ever got out of bed? Forgetting one of theses three essential daily objects. Life sucks without them. Help him out with a doormat reminder. If only they made one of these mats that read "cigarettes" at the bottom. $40 [Etsy]

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7. Tempur-Pedic Pillow

Let's face it: your friend likes to stay in bed because he really really enjoys it. So why not help him enjoy it more with a fantastic pillow. Tempur-Pedic's legendary body-molding ergonomic shape induces coma like slumbers unlike any other. $100 [Tempur-Pedic]

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8. Winsome Desk Bed

For all of those times when your friend is in bed AND awake, this bed desk will help him do almost anything else he could need to. He can eat off it, work on it, and the center panel slants up so that he can prop up reading material on it . The side baskets are great for storing computers, food, etc. If only you could buy your friend a servant to empty a bed pan—he'd never have to leave home at all. $35 [Winsome Wood]

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9. His and Hers Hoodie Footie

30 Rock has made the Snuggie into a joke. It's not. It's amazing. Tacky and unfashionable you say? Who said anything about leaving the house? The hoodie-footie snuggle suit is the Snuggie multiplied by incredible. One single article of clothing—the only article of clothing your bed-loving friend will ever need around the house. Bunny ears optional. $price [Pajamagram]

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9. Zombie Slippers

I know, it's the weekend, but sooner or later your friend is going to have to get up and walk around the house for something. Give him some slippers which mime what your friend actually is: undead. $20 [Think Geek]

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Still haven't found the right present? Don't worry, we're here all month with a new gift guide every day—right up until the last minute. To see 'em all, head on over to #GiftGuide.

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True story: My mother dated the man that invented "tempur-pedic" foam. It wasn't called that back then. Tempur-pedic is just a trade name. His name was Charles Yost and he lived in a home that was built into a pyramid on the side of the mountain in Western North Carolina. When I was growing up, he was experimenting with the foam in an attached workshop and the entire house smelled like chemicals and there was foam everywhere. He'd mix up the chemicals and poured them into these bed sized frames. They would harden and form an outer crust, sort of like a loaf of bread. The actual foam looks like bread with a very hard outer casing. The foam that ends up in your bed or pillow has that hardened "crust" cut off from the top. I use to press my hand into the foam just to see the impression it left and one of the things he really worked hard at was how long your hand impression could be left in the foam.

Weird guy. I didn't like him much but he was a big part of my life as a kid. He was the ultimate nerd and would always have a Scientific American magazine or astronomy magazine to give me. I spent every weekend from 1975 to 1978 at his pyramid home. He sold the rights to the foam to someone, not sure who it was. I don't think he made a lot of money from it based on how he lived. What is amazing to think about is that nearly every ass in the world has at one time sat on his invention. The foam in its various forms is in chairs, airplanes, beds, couches etc.