Apparently People Will Buy Cans of French Air For a Fiver

Money doesn't grow on trees. You can't get something for nothing. There's no such thing as a free lunch. Except all of these cliches are apparently false, because Antoine Deblay, a student who lives in southwest France is actually making money selling cans of air from his town. Read More >>

Wow, Kids Sure do Want Some Expensive Crap For Christmas Gifts

Philadelphia-based Abby Ryan Design came up with this fun infographic of the most popular toys from 50 years of holiday shopping. If you were a child during any of that time, you'll doubtless recognise something. Then you'll scratch your head in bafflement at how damned expensive today's most-requested gifts are. Read More >>

Remember That Day of Immense Pain and Suffering With a Human Placenta Photo Frame

Artist Amanda Cotton has come up with an interesting niche gift item for new mothers, offering to turn their leftover placenta into a "lovely" photo frame. Read More >>

The Laziest Gift In The World Just Got Lazier

The Facebook Gifts feature was supposed to kill Amazon or blow up the world or something. The place reminding you of your best friend's birthday could also help you get a gift and then publicly show off what a great friend you were for remembering and buying a gift. Genius. Read More >>

What Was the Best Gadget You Ever Got For Christmas?

With Christmas a few days past, you've probably gotten a good chance to get familiar with whatever gadgets you may have gotten as gifts. Maybe you got a new iPad Mini, or a Nexus 7. Maybe it was a new phone, or even a new laptop. But as awesome as any of them may be, do they hold a candle to what you've gotten in the past? What was the best gadget you've ever received as a Christmas gift. Dig deep. What are the classics that stick out in your mind? Read More >>

How Many Gifts Are You Selling on eBay?

Every year, without fail, we all receive some bad gifts. Sure, you may've scored that phone, e-reader or laptop that you were lusting after, but there will be shockers, too: a hand-knitted sweater from your grandma, novelty socks. And with gifts that bad, there's only thing for it: eBay. Read More >>

Download Some Free Pixelated Gift Wrap and Do the Holidays Right (Cheap, Nerdy, and Easy)

Having trouble finding the perfect holiday wrapping paper that says "hey, I actually put some thought into this gift this year"? Over on MiniEco Kate Lilley has provided a lovely set of non-traditional pixelated designs that you can download for free, and print off on your company's laserjet. Read More >>

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Portable Presents for the Frequent Traveler

It's amazing that you can travel thousands upon thousands of miles in a single day. But that doesn't mean it's always fun to do—and if your job requires you to travel all the time, the strain can become unbearable. But having the right gear can really make this mobile lifestyle a little less hectic. Read More >>

What Gadgets Are You Buying Your Parents for Christmas?

Confession: I have no idea what to get my parents for Christmas. Last year we got my ol' dad a Kindle, and it was a big hit. I'm not sure how to top it. Read More >>

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Genius Gifts For Kids Who Love Science

If your kid starts showing an aptitude for science and education, it's probably a good thing to encourage. This young person could advance humanity, and potentially land a full university scholarship in the process. Here are some of the best ways to begin to develop that natural curiosity into a lovely Nobel Prize. Read More >>

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Thoughtful Gifts For Your Sainted Mother

She birthed you. She nurtured you. She took way too many pictures of you at every opportunity. The very least you can do for the original special lady in your life is get her a decent Christmas gift. Put down the Keurig, son. Try these instead. Read More >>

Do App Store Gift Cards Make Passable Gifts?

It's that time of year where you have to start gifting, and you'll find yourself faced with all sorts of deep, important questions. Here's one to get you started: Is it tacky to give an app store gift card as a gift? Read More >>

The Robert De Niro Collection on Blu-Ray Is Your Weekend-Sorted Deal of the Day

Remember when pretty much every film that Robert De Niro made was a stone-cold classic? You do? Wow, you’re really old aren't you? Never mind, put your incontinence pants on and brace yourself for today’s deal. Read More >>

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How to Print Your Own Custom Christmas Wrapping Paper

Got the perfect gift but can't find a wrapping paper to do it justice? No problem, just make your own. Check out PhotoJoJo's step by step guide for printing your own photos as wrapping paper. I'm going to forgo name tags altogether and just print the receiver's face on mine. Read More >>

The Definitive Way To Wrap a Copy of Portal 2

The game might be a few months old now, but Portal 2 will still make for an amazing Christmas gift. And here's hands-down the most clever way to wrap it. Just keep the giftee off the internet until Christmas morning. Read More >>

Save This Cheeseburger Wrapping Paper for Your Juiciest Gifts

Extravagant? Maybe. But embracing this mouth-wateringly wonderful cheeseburger wrapping paper might actually save you in the long run. I mean, when you wrap and stack six gifts to look like a Quarter Pounder with cheese, well, who cares what's in the boxes? Read More >>


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