Good design is the art (and science) of turning the mundane into the magnificent. Below is an assortment of meticulously designed (and, of course, awesome looking) objects for the friend whose home is a little lacking in the aesthetics department.
If you think fishermen go out of the river with a woven creel and a corncob pipe... well, you're probably right. But they have the gear jones too! Modern fly fishing kit is as teched-out as any other sport's.
Someday your friend who's always strumming the guitar or singing in the shower or tapping his hands at the dinner table might become a rockstar. Help him, and make sure he remembers you when he's bigtime, with these guaranteed awesome gifts.
Everybody knows that guy who just graduated from college and still hasn't graduated from TV dinners. Well, they say it's better to teach a man to deep fry than to give him KFC.
This decade the digital audio revolution has taken us from piracy to the start of an age where we can listen to anything, anywhere. Here are some gifts that let your loved ones do just that.
You know what your darling wrencher truly wants this year: gold-plated O2 sensors and diamond-encrusted CV boots. But since it's always best to surprise, buy them one of these tools for the home mechanic instead.
Introduce your munchkin to the world of science and technology. Nerding out kids starts early!
Don't let the name of this gift guide put you off—I haven't chosen 100 variations on the humble vacuum cleaner. Instead, there's seven smart, useful and stylish presents for the cat-lovers amongst us. Don't hide—I can see you.
You're probably got some big ticket items on your Christmas shopping list—something a little pricier under the tree for those few who deserve it. But those stockings need to be stuffed too! We've got killer sub-$15 buys covered.
Yeah, you could get longstem roses or pearls or make fancy dinner reservations. But I'm betting that special someone wouldn't mind a little more creativity this holiday season. Here are some offbeat gifts to woo your geeky gal or guy.
Shopping for the highest of high-functioning alcoholics can be a tricky proposition. Novelty bottle openers and 12-packs of Pabst don't cut it. For the the guy (or gal) with a sophisticated drinking problem, these gifts are guaranteed to please.
Have a Bond lover in your life (who doesn't)? Skip the jet packs and dagger shoes this holiday season. Here are 9 semi-practical gifts guaranteed to satisfy the most fervent gadget-crazy spy. Sex puns sold separately.
Sand. Water. Sunshine. Everybody loves the beach. And anyone who has ever had a good day at the beach will love these gifts.
If you know any dog lover or you have a dog yourself, here are some very useful gifts that will improve the life of both best friends—selected by professional dog trainer and writer Anna Jane Grossman:
Put that teal spandex one-piece back on the rack because we're running down the latest in style and safety this holiday for bike couriers, wannabes, and anyone else who's gotta ride in The City.
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.
Good coffee is easier to get a hold of than ever, and it's not so crazy anymore to obsess over every cup. Here's some gifts for certified coffee dorks, or the coffee curious, ready to ditch Starbucks for something better.
If we're talking about Peter Pan's Lost Boys, then a sackful of marbles should do the trick. For every other man who spends more time playing with his son's or nephew's Christmas presents than his own, consider the following...
It's a renaissance out there and 21st century artists have better be prepared. Whether your loved ones are aspiring creative professionals or just wanting to take the baby steps into digital art world, you'll find the tools for them here.
Couch Surfers—the elite who turn obnoxiously crashing on others' couches into an art form. They're going to find a way to weasel from pad to pad somehow, so here are eight gift ideas to make them—and you—more comfortable.