Nowadays, there’s only one group of kids that aren’t into superheroes: kids who aren’t into superheroes yet. There’s a tender age right before they realize that Wonder Woman, Spider-Man, and the rest are completely dominating pop culture... so why wait on them? These fun gift ideas will help (super-)speed up the…
The real world is... well, you know. And at some point or another we all need a break from it. Helping your loved ones transport themselves to an entirely different realm is a gift just about anyone would enjoying receiving this holiday season, and these gifts are just the ticket.
We have no shame about all the toys and collectibles we buy, and you shouldn’t either. You should have even less shame about giving them to your loved ones this holiday season, because seriously, have you seen most pop culture swag nowadays? Because pop culture swag nowadays is sweet as hell. Here’s the proof.
Your friend is in rut. Due to a variety of circumstances which may or may not be under their control, several things are not good. It’s ok! It happens to everyone!
The holidays are upon us and while I’m sure a lot of people are planning to spend them in the warm embrace of family and friends some of us prefer the coolness of a completely empty house that we never, ever have to leave again.
Batman. Spider-Man. Superman. Captain America. Doctor Strange. Et cetera. They’re all heroes, and they all have plenty of merchandise which is going to fill gift guides from one corner of the internet to the other. So we thought we’d bring you the other heroes, stories, collectibles, and more for those of you looking…
All things must come to an end, including human civilization. Whether it’s a superbug pandemic tomorrow or a supernova sun in billions of years, one day, somehow, the apocalypse will arrive. You and loved ones plan on being ready for it, and ready for what comes after.
Still need more holiday gift ideas? We’ve saved a few more ideas, mainly because they’re the things we’re hoping to receive this season. Hopefully by hearing what we want, you might be inspired to figure out some other gift ideas for your loved ones (or just something else you want for yourself).
Still need more holiday gift ideas? Well, here’s what the io9 staff members are desperately hoping to receive this holiday season. No, you don’t have to buy them for us; this is still mainly to help you guys. (But, hey, if you have an extra pile of disposable income and you want to treat your favorite site, you know…
It’s natural to think that outdoor gear is best enjoyed in the great outdoors. Heck, that’s what it’s designed for! But urban living sometimes demands rugged goods with innovative capabilities. You’d be surprised how handsome yet practical they can be, too.
Know someone who enjoys the stimulation of a good book? What about someone who enjoys stimulation of another sort? This holiday season, Throb has got some great gift ideas to show your special someone that you appreciate both their mind and their body.
Just because you’ve reached the age where you’re paying off student loans and applying for mortgages doesn’t mean your love of toys has to be abandoned. In fact, nowadays toymakers usually target adults as much as children, so there’s no shame in asking for action figures, games, and other collectibles this holiday no…
Do you or someone you love (or at least give enough of a damn about to buy a holiday gift for) want to explore this whole “smart home” idea without buying into a whole ecosystem? There are plenty of ways to get started, but these gadgets seamlessly integrate into your current, IQ-challenged abode. Best of all, they’re…
Shopping for other people is hard and gift-giving can be high pressure. But that doesn’t mean science-fans need to settle for sad math pun T-shirts (acute angles, indeed) or beaker mugs. Here are some scientific gifts anyone would gratefully use, even after the politeness-mandated holiday stretch.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and the most obnoxious. Trying to figure out gifts for nerds is hard, because they usually buy themselves whatever toys or movies or books they want. What to do? Here’s what—you read this gift guide, which compiles more practical gifts that the geekily-inclined in your life…
Admit it, there’s at least one person in your life who’d rather be out pedaling centuries than baking cookies and making nice with relatives. So why not ditch the annual hand-knit sweater, and make your cyclist truly happy this holiday season with some great new gear? Here are 10 excellent ideas to get you started.
Books can transport you to strange new worlds—but they can also make your home more beautiful. And it’s the beauty and luxuriousness of nice books that make them such terrific gifts. These gift items will remind your friends and loved ones why they love books to begin with.
It’s time you stepped up your camera gaming, ditching your smartphone lens for something with more photographic muscle. If you’re just starting out, check out this selection of cameras that are great throwing you (or a friend) into the world of high-end photography.
The true-crime fan in your family or friend group might seem difficult to shop for, but murder, mayhem, and mistletoe go together surprisingly well. This year, skip the generic fruit cake and surprise your favorite dark-side dweller with a gift tailored especially to his or her sinister interests.
Is there a hardcore music fan you need to unload some holiday cheer at? Don’t buy them music! Mistake! Buy them gear to help them enjoy the music they already have.