Dads With Drones Are Ruining Christmas

Lots of thoughtful people gave their father a drone this Christmas, because they had already gotten him a Kindle last year and an iPad the year before that and you sort of stall out on gift ideas from there. But! Drones can be difficult, and dads can be clumsy*, and the result has been nationwide terror. » 12/26/14 10:12am 12/26/14 10:12am

Hey, Maybe Step Up Your Gift-Wrapping Game?

You spent time and money picking out that gift for your lady, right? (Right?) I would hate for you to blow it by handing that present over to her wrapped in newspaper. (Unless it's really cool newspaper that you picked up on a recent trip to Hong Kong or some such. Then you have my permission to use newspaper as… » 12/16/14 10:06am 12/16/14 10:06am

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 12/15/14 4:25pm

​The Clean Person Holiday Gift Guide 2013

Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. This holiday season she's got gift ideas for the clean, or not-so-clean, person in your life. Are you dirty? Email her. » 12/03/13 5:44pm 12/03/13 5:44pm

Calculators, George W. Bush Ties: Why You Shouldn't Leave Your…

Time for another edition of Christmas shaming, in which we examine the wish lists of your friends, loved ones, and co-workers. It's a look into the strange wants and materialistic hearts of those who dwell among us. So keep sending them in. Anonymity guaranteed. » 11/19/12 2:10pm 11/19/12 2:10pm

21-Year-Old Woman's Endless Christmas Wish List Will Make You Want To…

We reiterate that this person is not a child. She is 21, legally an adult, presumably with or on the verge of full financial independence. Each year the Massachusetts woman creates a wish list, filled with every conceivable thing she might want, and sends it out to her entire family. » 11/14/12 3:25pm 11/14/12 3:25pm

Gifts For People Who Play With Balls

It can be hard to watch sports all the time and not feel that instinctive, itching urge to get off the couch and toss a ball around for a little while (or at least during the commercial breaks). But we want to make sure that you take heed of the special hierarchy of balls that are available for tossing out there. Here… » 12/16/11 6:00pm 12/16/11 6:00pm

Gifts For Gamers

Shopping for video game aficionados should be easy. There's seemingly an endless supply of games, systems, and gadgets to suit their every need. The thing is, though, gamers have are used to checking out the reviews for every perspective purchase on the market. They know the field so well that they're usually left… » 12/15/11 6:35pm 12/15/11 6:35pm