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Order These Digital, Non-'Thing' Gifts Right Now Order These Digital, Non-'Thing' Gifts Right Now

Hey, Christmas is on Monday! The family holiday celebration is in two days and there’s exactly nothing under the tree for your niece, your mom, your brother and maybe even your own partner. Sure, you could hit the mall, but the stores are pretty picked over by now...and frankly, a lot of people don’t actually want any…

Gifts for the Privacy-Loving Person in Your Life Gifts for the Privacy-Loving Person in Your Life

Not everyone wants an always-on microphone in their home, no matter how cool it is to control your light bulbs with your voice. If you’re buying gifts for someone who gets nervous about this brave new world with everything listening to us, showering them with a few of these privacy-friendly gifts might help them relax…

Gifts to Help Kids Burn Energy When They're Stuck Indoors  Gifts to Help Kids Burn Energy When They're Stuck Indoors 

I once embraced the joy of living a mostly sedentary life in the winter months. Hygge was my jam. ‘Tis the season for wearing fleece everything and snuggling up with a book in that permanent butt-dent in the sofa.

Gifts for the Person Who Is Bored With Their Workout Routine Gifts for the Person Who Is Bored With Their Workout Routine

Exercise routines don’t have to be thrilling; ask anyone who slogs through a 6am workout every day. But even if someone is happy with a dull routine, that doesn’t mean they’ll derive joy from unwrapping a sparkly gift box that contains (yawn) another pair of weights. So try these gifts instead.

Gifts for the Person Who Loves an Advent Calendar Gifts for the Person Who Loves an Advent Calendar

The phrase “the gift that keeps on giving” gets tossed around much too liberally these days, in our opinion. Especially because it so perfectly describes one very specific type of present: the Advent calendar. What could be more jolly and festive than a gift that, within it, contains at least a dozen sub-gifts, to be…

Gifts for People Who Miss the Headphone Jack Gifts for People Who Miss the Headphone Jack

Some people just don’t like change. Whether it’s an unwanted redesign of your favorite website, a new, healthier recipe from your snack food brand of choice, or a poorly considered decision from America’s most popular Cupertino-based smartphone manufacturer to remove a ubiquitous and egalitarian connection method,…

Gift Books for Kids That the Whole Family Will Appreciate Gift Books for Kids That the Whole Family Will Appreciate

Books as kid gifts can be hit or miss—while the parents might be thrilled, unless it’s a title that’s on the child’s wishlist, the present might be met with polite disappointment (“Oh, how ... nice”), or if he’s under four, wild exasperation (“Books for Christmas?!”). They’re sort of the ambrosia salad of children’s…

Gifts for the Person in Your Life Who Desperately Needs Improvement   Gifts for the Person in Your Life Who Desperately Needs Improvement  

Let’s face it: there are people in your life who, in a variety of ways, need to shape up. Maybe they’re not getting out enough. Maybe they’re getting out too much. Maybe they can never hang out because they’re too hungover. Maybe they can never hang out because their cat, Mr. Snuffles, has separation anxiety. Maybe…

Gifts for the Wannabe Molecular Gastronomist Gifts for the Wannabe Molecular Gastronomist

Though some lifestyle gurus may claim to subsist on “chemical free” food, such a thing does not exist. Like the entire world around us, food is made up of complex chemical systems, and those systems can be manipulated to make olive oil powders, cocktail spheres, or cheese sauce from any cheese, even the ones that…

Gifts for Someone Who's Been Shamed on the Internet  Gifts for Someone Who's Been Shamed on the Internet 

Even in the midst of outing sexual harassers and creeps in Hollywood, politics, and media, the internet is still great at publicly shaming people for things like stolen tweets, clumsy phrasing, or being bad at video games. So you might know someone who’s been drummed off the internet for no good reason, or for a good…

Gifts for the New Parent Who Could Use a Little Self-Care Gifts for the New Parent Who Could Use a Little Self-Care

When raising a tiny human, it’s easy to neglect self-care. Give the new moms and dads in your life something that will help them re-energize for the long days (and nights) ahead of diapers, tantrums and Caillou.

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