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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 everyone they know. So they can see the biggest revenge gift will be from...

RC Airsoft Battle Tanks

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...

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, I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning than amping up my...

Bucket List Scratch-Off Posters

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...

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 Lee poses spanning three of Bruce's movies, The Game of Death, The Way of the...

So You Want to Compete in the Winter Olympics?

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...

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 more of a male health and clean eating angle. Most contain stories, anecdotes, and...

Budget Priced Essentials for New Homeowners

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...

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 feet - or better, or across the kitchen counter - and let the romance begin...

Essential Tailgating Gear

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...

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 spork will never fall into oblivion. One of our country's finest examples of...

Kim Jong Un Nuclear Attack Preparedness Package

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...

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. So if you can't swing a cigar acquisition field trip to Cuba anytime soon...

The Best 80s Toys You Can Still Buy

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...

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 kind of credit card multi-tool, feel free to peruse the best of the rest...

The 10 Weirdest Japanese Products

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...

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 favorite Beachbody workouts and live indoor cycling classes. But the rest of the...

High Quality Men's Sunglasses Under $50

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...

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 top is exhilarating! It never gets old, even after we start to...

The Best Last-Minute Holiday Gifts

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...

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, overnight! they grew fat and brimming with candies and palm-sized trinkets!...

The Best Gifts for Mom & Dad

What gift to give the people who gave you the gift of life? I've got a few Mom & Dad gift ideas for those of you who want to go beyond the Whitman's Sampler Boxes and bathrobes, jumbo cans of mixed nuts and multi-packs...

A Secret Santa exchange at the office, a White Elephant party amongst friends, or a long overdue payback to your brother for sending you that Christmas card that played "Jingle Bells" for 3 hours straight. There plenty of reasons to buy funny, quirky, or borderline not very nice gifts for selected...

The Best Gifts for Women

In this year's compilation of The Best Gifts for Women I tried to include what a girl wants. What a girl needs. Whatever makes her happy, sets her free. And, fine, a few things that, if she owned, might benefit me too...