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Make Any Gift Look More Grandiose With High-Rise Wrapping Paper

Is there anything more awkward than showing up to a birthday party or a wedding and plunking down the smallest present on the gift table? It turns out that science can help compensate for your limited spending through some simple optical illusions. By wrapping your gift in this clever paper that makes it look like an apartment building, the human eye will see it as being much larger than it really is.


Facebook Is Killing Off Its Gift Service Altogether

The laziest way to send your nearest and dearest a gift is gone: Facebook has announced that it’s killing off its Gifts service entirely as of August 12.


Wrap Your Gifts In Influenza This Year

If you’ve been looking for some truly original wrapping paper this year, swap snowflakes, stars, and stripes for pneumonia, influenza, and the common cold. It turns out that under a microscope those viruses are hard to distinguish from festive decor, and when blown up they make for some lovely gift wrap.


Gift Guide: Gifts For Your Favourite Drone Enthusiast

To a lot of people, drones are those scary things that kill people in Afghanistan. To others, though, they’re a super-fun hobby and even a valuable tool.


Gift Guide: Boozy Gifts To Fancy Up Your Happy Hour

Nothing helps put you in the holiday spirit like…spirits. We all know that person who believes truly, madly, deeply that alcohol makes everything better. (In moderation, of course.) Whether that person’s a liquor lover, a beer snob, or a wine connoisseur, I’ve distilled a fine selection of the choicest gifts, straight from the internet’s top shelf. And I wanna hear what you’ve got in mind for lovers of alCOOLhol, too!


Apparently People Will Buy Cans Of French Air For $7.50

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.


Motion-Activated Alarm Keeps Wrapped Gifts A Secret

Once you officially make the switch from child to parent, the holidays suddenly become a remarkably stressful time of year. There’s decorating, shopping, baking, socialising, and of course keeping a watchful eye on presents so your kids don’t figure out what’s under that wrapping paper — a task made considerably easier now that someone’s re-branded a simple siren-equipped motion sensor as a gift alarm.


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.


Father's Day Gift Guide: All The Tech Dad Wants For Father's Day

If you’re stumped for a sweet gadgety or geeky gift for Dad this Father’s Day, let Gizmodo help you shop. Here are five fantastic Father’s Day gadgets he’ll love.


Give The Gift Of A Gift That Looks Like Raw Meat

There is something so fabulous about this idea. Even though it’s overpriced and probably aesthetically overwrought or something, the idea of wrapping gifts to look like raw meat is just beautiful. It brings the whole joke gift genre to a new level. Or makes people extra excited when their gift turns out to be awesome or even passable. If you’re someone who never wraps gifts this could be the turning point.


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