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Gifts for Him: A Huge Gift Guide for Guys

December 17, 2016

What do the phrases, “Man, this is tough.”, “Oh, brother, where to start?”, and “Dude, seriously? What am I supposed to get?” have in common? Other than opening with a nod to some hypothetical male, you’ve also probably uttered them rhetorically when wondering what in the heck to buy for an actual man in your life. We know guys run the gamut from sports fans to geeks to foodies (and many are all of the above and more at once!), so we created this list of our favorite gift guides featuring stuff for hard-to-shop-for fellas.

 

He’s a modern man, but he still spends as much time as possible living in a cave. His man cave, that is. Help him turn his personal space into a truly impressive dude domain with this collection of cool guy gifts. | See more Man Cave Must-Haves>>

 

He already owns enough ties to open his own men’s fashion store. His kitchen is loaded with gadgets that could make a professional chef swoon. His book, record, and every other collection you can think of are so complete you don’t even know where to start when it comes to finding just what he needs. Saying he’s hard-to-shop-for is an understatement, but don’t worry. We have a whole list of things we bet he doesn’t already have. | See more Gifts for Someone Who Has Everything>>

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Gifts for Her:
A Long List of Stuff She’ll Love

December 13, 2016

What do women want? An age-old question so fraught that there was even a rom-com made in an attempt to answer it (in the year 2000, a simpler time). When the holiday season rolls around and our gift shopping lists are looming large, it’s a question that’s bound to resurface for many of us. Being a woman myself, I feel confident in providing the following answer: women are wholly individual human beings with unique wants, desires, interests, and feelings. Whaaaat?! Shocking, I know. Therefore, a list of gifts for women can seem kind of vague. Don’t be discouraged, though. We’ve one-upped the traditional “gifts for her” guide and have done our best to curate a list of lists, if you will, to help you find gifts to match the varied interests of your female friends and fam. Here’s hoping you find something every special lady in your life will truly love.

For the mixology maven on your list, shop our DIY kits, decor, drinking games and more. They’re all beer and booze-inspired, and sure to create a buzz. | See More Gifts for the Home Bartender>>

 

There’s a reason we say “hostess with the mostest” rather than “host with the most.” Aside from the fact that the former is cuter and includes a fun, made-up word, when it comes to party planning, ladies often take the cake. Shop our presents for the woman with an exceptional eye for the details that make any event, big or small, extra awesome. | See More Gifts for Party Planners >>

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Last Minute Gifts
That Don’t Feel Last Minute

December 8, 2016

We know we’re probably not supposed to say this, being an online store that sells really cool stuff and all, but holiday shopping isn’t always entirely fun. Sometimes it’s even stressful. Maybe you planned to get out there on Black Friday, but then spent the day recovering from too much stuffing and cranberry sauce instead. Or maybe you did get a head start on the shopping, but just realized that you still have a few people on your list, and of course they’re impossible to shop for. Now the Christmas clock is ticking. But that doesn’t mean those last minute gifts won’t be thoughtful. We’re here to help with this list of gifts so cool your giftees will wonder where you’ve been hiding them for months. (Don’t worry, the secret’s safe with us.)

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Gift Lab: Can These Tools Improve Your Soup?

December 7, 2016
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Stainless Steel Produce Keeper and Soup Pot Flavor Infuser

 

Background

It is officially fall, almost winter actually, which means TIME FOR SOUP. What is better than the combination of crisp air and the smell of soup bubbling on the stove? Nothing, you say? I agree!

As a frequent maker of soups, I’m very interested in anything that can make my soups more delicious or the process of making them easier. Thus, the Soup Pot Flavor Infuser was immediately intriguing to me. I’ve used bouquet garni in the past, and I’ve wrapped herbs in cheese cloth, but this item seemed like a more sustainable way to add flavor to my soup, and also get rid of the problem of having to locate something and fish it out of the finished pot. Additionally, I thought perhaps I could save some of the time I usually spend stripping fresh herbs off their stem and finely chopping them by just putting entire stems into the infuser and not worrying about accidentally taking a bite of something decidedly un-tasty.

Speaking of herbs, anyone who uses fresh herbs regularly knows the pain of buying a bundle of gorgeous fresh herbs only to find that there’s no possible way to use them all before they get brown and sad and suited only for the compost bin. I’ve been eagerly anticipating trying out our Stainless Steel Produce Keeper to see if I can start making the most of my thyme (see what I did there?)

Hypothesis

The combination of the Soup Pot Flavor Infuser and Stainless Steel Produce Keeper will make this the soupiest and least wasteful winter ever!

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Travel Gifts Any Wanderluster Will Love

December 6, 2016

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We all have a friend whose Instagram is basically a travel agency advertisement. They’ve mastered the art of functioning while jet-lagged, can pack a weekend bag in five minutes flat, and truly embody a “buy the ticket, take the ride” lifestyle. If you’re stuck on what to gift the illustrious wanderluster (yes, we made up a word) in your life, we’ve picked out some goods that we know globetrotters will love. We guarantee they’ll want to pack you in their suitcase for their next trip if you get ’em these.

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Geeky Gifts for Proud Nerds

November 30, 2016

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The labels “geek” and “nerd” are insults no more. In fact, they’re badges of honor. These days, “You are such a nerd,” is a compliment to math lovers who spend hours on calculations and science fans who’d rather spend a night stargazing than doing almost anything else. As proud nerds ourselves, we are extra excited to present this round-up of great gift ideas for folks who aren’t afraid to let their geek flags fly.

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Dream Designs for the Home Decorator

November 28, 2016

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They were into reclaimed wood before it was cool. They can cruise through the Craigslist “free” page and wind up with a charming vintage coffee table that would probably cost thousands brand new. Stepping foot into their not-trying-too-hard-yet-still-dripping-with-effortless-style apartment strikes visitors with envy. It’s hard having a dream home decorator for a friend, whether they do it for a living or it’s just the way they live. Don’t fret, though – we’ve put together a guide of some of our choicest home design finds so you can give them a gift worthy of their already carefully curated collection.

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