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For people who are obsessed with music — no matter what kind — the gear they use to listen to hot tunes is sacred. Good headphones, speakers, and accessories make a big difference when it comes to sound quality. And that stuff doesn't have to cost a fortune! Here's a batch of Giz-approved gear for your audiophile friends and family.

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The basic essentials for living under a roof with four adjacent walls are a constant. But it you live in a shoebox apartment, a dorm room, or a tiny studio, you have to make every little item count. Here are a handful of compact gifts that make a solid contribution to a happy home — and don't take up a whole lot of room while they do it.

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Yup, some people love to drink. And people who really truly love getting ripped can always appreciate a gadget that make knocking one back a little easier. Here's some loot your thirstiest pal would love to find stashed away in a stocking.

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Got someone in your life who's addicted to exercise? Someone who proselytizes the active lifestyle? There are so many fitness-related items out there it's hard to separate the muscular wheat from the sweaty chaff. But we've selected a few of our favourite items you could get your fit friend, if you can catch them.

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It's been a long time since being a comic fan was a shameful thing. Comics are cool now! Kind of. But buying for a comic fan can be tough, since you never know what they've read, and what's any good. Here are some good bets for the comic fanboys and fangirls in your life.

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

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You love your boss. Or, if you don't, you might want to seem like you do. In fact, even if you hate his or her guts, they're still an important person in your life. Obviously. They sign your paycheques. So you should at least convince them you appreciate that. Here are some gifts that can pull it off.

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He's always asking you to find cool stuff for him on the Internet. She lovingly calls you geeky, in a cute way. They always think you know everything about technology because they know nothing. Like, literally nothing. To them, a Galaxy S III is a Droid. Or, even worse, they think it's a Samsung iPhone. These people need saving. Your saving. And you'll give it to them with gifts.

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Though divided by the infamous prequels, it's hard for any Star Wars fan not to get excited for the holiday season. Thanks to Lucas' marketing efforts, there are more Star Wars gift ideas than there are stars...in that galaxy far, far away. Here are some of the best ways to put a Wookiee-sized smile on your giftee's face.

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We all have foodie friends, but there's a difference between those and the ones who treat the kitchen more like a laboratory. We've got some gifts for the ones who rely on science with their cooking, or are maybe even just dabbling in molecular gastronomy. And who knows, your stomach might even benefit in the future when your friend makes you a delicious meal out of thanks.

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BBQ devotees come in all forms: Those who meticulously craft the most delectable fire-cooked treats, and those who just wanna live the life. Fortunately, this means that grillmasters are hellafied easy to shop for.

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Buying presents for women isn't easy. Women aren't easy, period. You just want to make her happy, but she has to complicate things and be all dramatic and make a fuss. What you choose to give someone as a gift says more about you than you might think. Get it right and you could be having yourself a really merry Christmas.