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 Deadspin… » 12/19/14 3:51pm Friday 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 1:40pm Friday 1:40pm

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Generous Party Host

One of the best things you can give to a friend who has invited you into his or her home for the holidays is something good to drink. But telling you to buy a bottle of booze would make for a pretty boring, if practical, Gift Guide. (If you do buy a bottle of booze, be a love and wrap it nicely?) » 12/19/14 9:59am Friday 9:59am

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 4:25pm Monday 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 3:17pm 12/04/14 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 3:01pm 12/03/14 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 2:33pm 11/28/14 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 4:35pm 11/28/12 4:35pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For People Who Read

Books! Everyone loves them, and they can make for great Christmas gifts, so long as they are not written by Mike Lupica or Mitch Albom. With that in mind, we'd like to know what books you read this year that you think other people should read. They don't have to be sports-themed, but those are certainly welcome. Give… » 11/26/12 3:15pm 11/26/12 3:15pm

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For People Who Like To Drink

You know what goes hand in hand with the holiday season? Booze. Lots of booze. This means that buying someone a gift that is either booze or something that will help them drink more booze is a really good idea. Let's make a list of the best gifts to get the drinker in your life. Share your suggestions in the… » 11/21/12 1:59pm 11/21/12 1:59pm