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Gift Guide: Last-Minute Gifts For The Geek In Your Life

So you’re stranded for a gift for the geek in your life? Don’t worry. No matter how old, young, male, female, nerdy or geeky they are, these are last-minute gifts you can get that anyone worth their gadgety-salt will enjoy.

Gift Guide: Sweet-Sounding Gifts For A Music Lover's Sonic Snobbery

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.

Gift Guide: Space-Saving Gifts For People With Tiny Homes

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.

Gift Guide: Boozy Gifts For Merry Drunkards

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.

Gift Guide: Lean, Mean Gifts For The Fitness Zealot

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.

Gift Guide: Nerdy Gifts For Comic Book Fans

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.

Gift Guide: Highly Productive Gifts For The Workaholic

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. But maybe Jack doesn’t care. Maybe Jack is already a dull boy and is chiefly concerned with his workflow efficiency.

Gift Guide: Genius Gifts For Kids Who Love Science

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.

Gift Guide: Thoughtful Gifts For Your Sainted Mother

She birthed you. She nurtured you. She took way too many pictures of you before prom. The very least you can do for the original special lady in your life is get her a decent holiday gift. Put down the Keurig, son. Try these instead.

Gift Guide: Brown-Nosing Gifts For The World's Best Boss

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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