Help for Last Minute Shoppers

If you wait till the last minute, you only have to do it for a minute, right? Well, guess what? There's only one more week until Christmas. Shit. I still need to get presents for my girlfriend, friends that are girls that I use as safety-nets, and, if i have time, something for my mom. I tend to be the guy that gift wraps in foil because it's so much easier, you just crumple it around the present; plus, it's shiny! Thanks to the internet, you won't have to drive to the mall and experience the kind of agoraphobia that asks for a prescription of new underwear. Every year I work on these gift guides, and I just wanted to save you the trouble and point out the best ones I've run into: 77 things under $77,CNET's dorky gift guide,a cooler gift guide from Cool Hunting, Lifehacker's hacking gift guide, a few suggestions from the NY Times, and, of course, Dave Barry's wacky gifts. —James Y Lee


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