Five Books For Your Nerd-Ass Friend Who Still Likes Reading Like A Nerd

Useful as they are for keeping tables level, impressing visitors, and the like, books—actual, physical books—are even better as gifts. While a lousy one makes for a perfectly fine present, there’s no real reason not to get a good one. Here are some that we liked, and that we’re pretty sure you or someone you like… »Wednesday 4:40pm11/25/15 4:40pm


Gifts For Your Friend Who Works in a Hellishly Uncomfortable Office

Let’s imagine you work at a company. It’s a pretty good company, good enough that it decides, after much talk, to move to a bigger, fancier office. This office is much-heralded by those who have created it. And yet, it is still an office. It still has flaws, like any living, breathing thing. »Tuesday 4:54pm11/24/15 4:54pm

Five Liquors For Your Friend Who's A Lush But Not A Concerning Lush (Yet)

Booze is good. Booze-snob culture is ... less good. Don’t let that put you off buying booze for yourself and people you like and, hell, people you don’t like this holiday season! Here are some of our recommendations, none of which will put you much out of pocket and none of which will shame you if your asshole… »Monday 12:20pm11/23/15 12:20pm

Things To Learn Because Your Fantasy Football Team Flamed Out

Your fantasy team is dead. That one guy—the one you don’t like—has everything on lock. On the one hand, that’s too bad for you and for your friends, who are in your league and whose teams are also dead; on the other hand, it presents you and your friends with the opportunity to take up new interests. What might those… »11/19/15 1:52pm11/19/15 1:52pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Books That Aren’t Pretentious Crap

Oh, hello there. I was just in my study, drinking port and sorting through my numerous Brookings Institution ethical surveys. A FINE READING, I dare say. And if you're the sort of chap who enjoys a fine reading as much as I do, I have compiled a list of tomes that would make a worthy, AUTHENTIC gift for any… »12/19/14 3:51pm12/19/14 3:51pm

The Drunkspin 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Are you wondering what to get the beloved boozebags in your life? I bet you're not, right? You're just going to give them all bottles of randomly selected $30 brown liquor, or maybe those stupid little chocolates stuffed with a quarter-squirt of skanky schnapps, or the first gin-and-martini-glasses boxed set you see… »12/19/14 1:40pm12/19/14 1:40pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Art Books For All Sorts Of People

I come from a bookish family. We didn't just read books, we owned them. It was no small thing, having your own collection. This was my father's side of the family, Manhattanites with overflowing bookcases and the seeming inability to throw anything away. When it came time for a birthday or the holidays, my family… »12/15/14 4:25pm12/15/14 4:25pm

A Holiday Gift Guide For Dads, Who Just Want You To Shut Up

As a dad, I can tell you that what your dad really wants is just a little goddamn peace and quiet so he can read a goddamn book/watch the game/just, like, sit for five minutes without you and your sister doing whatever the hell it is you're doing that's probably going to kill at least one and maybe both of you, for… »12/04/14 3:17pm12/04/14 3:17pm

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Football Lover In Your Life

Buying gifts for the football fan can be too easy. Sure, anyone can buy a personalized jersey with "DICKFACE" on the back and become the holiday hero for their friend who roots for the Giants and secretly always loved the nickname he was given when he rushed Sig Ep freshman year. You're not that person, though. You… »12/03/14 3:01pm12/03/14 3:01pm

2014 Music Box Sets: A Guide For The Bemused And Disgusted

Rock box sets are indefensible cash-sponges that will endure for as long as baby boomer parents require Christmas presents. Honestly, you don't care if they're any good any more than you worried about whether that tie you bought Dad last Father's Day was ugly. But let's pretend, just for fun, that you're a justifiably… »11/28/14 2:33pm11/28/14 2:33pm

Holiday Gift Guides: For People Who Like To Eat Meat And Cheese

We suggested bacon-themed gifts last Christmas, but now we're opening things up a bit, because your arteries aren't all the way clogged yet: What do you get for someone who likes to eat meat and cheese? Cookware suggestions, meat suggestions, whatever—we want all of it. Just none of that Williams-Sonoma shit. Meat.… »11/28/12 4:35pm11/28/12 4:35pm