Buyer's Guides

Sitcoms of the 80s were good and all, but I mean, Seinfeld and Saved By the Bell didn't really get going until the 90s, so there's always going to be a limit to the nostalgia I feel upon seeing most of these 80s-TV-series-themed gift ideas...

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Hot Dog Sofa & Hamburger Chair

A hot dog sofa? A hamburger chair? Sweet! Now when I get ketchup and mustard all over my furniture it won't ruin it, it will make it better!...

What makes a good night's sleep? Sometimes no more than being so tired your muscles feel like a slow roasted brisket, and your bones are aching harder than Grandma's osteoarthritic back, and all you want to do is flop harder than LeBron James in the playoffs. On any bed, on any pillow, and with any...

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The Best Gifts For Seeking Revenge on Frenemies

I learned my most important lesson about frenemies from The Golden Girls. It's that sometimes passive aggressive words and social interactions aren't enough. It's that sometimes I need my frenemies to throw a party. Invite...

Radio-controlled tanks that fire actual BBs? Glass sliding doors beware. These RC tanks, which I don't even know how they're allowed really in this day and age but I'm glad they are, are modeled after some of the most iconic tanks utilized in our most iconic wars...

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The Complete Home Bar Product Guide

Stocking a home bar might be the only household chore on earth I would describe as "joyous." From glassware for beer, wine, and whiskey, to the bottle opening, cork-pulling, cocktail-shaking tools of the bartending trade...

If you have any kind of bucket list, Gift Republic probably has a bucket list scratch-off poster for you. Each piece in the series of 23" x 16-1/2" trackers contains 100 silver-covered boxes with the name of a place under it. Or an album. A movie, a book, or a TV show. When you check one of them...

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Bruce Lee Fanatiks Series Action Figures

Fanatiks brings us these officially licensed Bruce Lee collectible action figure. Each figure in the series stands 6 inches tall and has four points of articulation. The action figures come in four different iconic Bruce...

Some of you are gearing up to watch the Winter Olympics, and root on their athletes - PyeongChang 2018 starts on February 7. And some of you are gearing up to watch the Winter Olympics, and...judge their athletes. Make comments about how that ski jump didn't look so hard, and you could probably kill...

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Cookbooks For Men

Cookbooks for men include cookbooks for men who like to cook, and those for men who despise it. Cookbooks filled with recipes for giant, indulgent, borderline disgusting dishes, and cookbooks that reel it in and take...

New homeowners, and especially first time homeowners, congratulations. It's been an exciting and terrifying journey through real estate agents, mortgage lenders, offers, escrow, and inspections, hasn't it? But now that you've closed and set a move-in date, the hard part's over, right? Well...

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Valentine's Day Gifts For Your Boyfriend Under $25

If all you've got is $25, I'll make giving your boyfriend the perfect gift for Valentine's day real easy for you: 6-pack of beer; 6-pack of street tacos; and you. Naked, obviously. Wrap it all up in a bow, lay it at his...

While the most essential pieces of tailgating gear might be beer and brats, I know no one's going overlook or forget those. Same goes for your favorite football team's jerseys, hats, and onesies, and your recipe for Super Bowl Champion chili. The grill and cooler are kinda no-brainers too...

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It's a spoon. It's a fork. It's a spork!

The spork, the spork endures. The spork persists. Remember the Tater Twister? A fad. It came and went. So did the Salad Shooter. The electric knife. The electric can opener (my mama had one of those!) But the spork, the...

Sometimes, actions speak louder than worries. Putting together a Kim Jong Un nuclear attack preparedness package doesn't just give us something to do besides sit around and worry about North Korea launching missiles and dropping bombs on the US, it's a good way to solidify our readiness for any disaster...

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The Best Cigar Gifts for the Serious Cigar Smoker

A fine Cuban is now a legal cigar gift - and probably the best cigar gift - for your favorite cigar aficionado, but only if you or someone you know bring it back to the US yourself. Reselling Cuban cigars is still verboten...

If you're reading about the best 80s toys you can still buy, you're probably indulging in nostalgia, and thinking things were way better in the 80s than they are in the 2010s. I don't disagree, but I will say one thing about today: if it weren't for the global and online marketplaces, plus the technology...

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The Best Credit Card Multi-Tools

The real best credit card multi-tool would be the one that finds the money to pay off all my credit cards for me. And then makes me a sandwich. But since smart tech and AI startups are still working to develop that particular...

The main challenge with showing you the 10 Weirdest Japanese Products is showing just ten weird Japanese inventions. I found dozens. And if I could read a lick of Japanese and was able to browse dot jp websites, I'd probably find millions. In fact - particularly in the health & beauty sphere - I...

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Essential Equipment for a Complete Home Gym

I wish I could tell you the essential equipment for a complete home gym includes a memory foam recliner, cooler coffee table, and 65" 4K TV, but...well actually, you could argue the TV is essential for streaming your...

High quality men's sunglasses ringing in at under $50 aren't too hard to find. Unless they're on top of your head. Then you'll be searching for 20 minutes...

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The Best Snow Sleds for Adults

My fellow adults! Sledding might be our only solace in the predicted brutal and snowy winter ahead. The toil of lugging a sled up a snow-drenched hill, and the payoff of hopping on it to fly back down once we reach the...

Come on! You're still not finished with your holiday shopping? Even with online purchasing power enabling you to get it done without ever leaving your couch? Shame on you! And...me. I'm right there with you...

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The Best Stocking Stuffers

I've dispatched the gifts I need to wrap, and am on to the stuff I need to stuff. Stockings were always my favorite part of Christmas as a kid. They'd been hanging on the mantel all flat and limp for weeks and then, suddenly...