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November 23, 2015 Issue

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The Gift Guide

In this year's gift guide, fanciful, slightly absurd suggestions are far outnumbered by delightfully practical ones: lockable bike helmets and newfangled immersion blenders, smartwatches for kids and gold watches for grown-ups, and an entire year’s worth of underwear (both practical and absurd?). Woven throughout are gifting suggestions straight from the obsessive minds of our editors. And speaking of suggestions, those at a loss for where to give back this season might want to start with our roundup of 101 charities by category — handy to keep around, even after all the sleep gadgets and toy Teslas on our list have become obsolete.
On the Cover: Photograph by Bobby Doherty.

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Gift Guide

For the Makeup Maven

Does the term edible nail polish intrigue you? Well, click ahead.

For the Gadget Head

Check out something unique, like the virtual-reality starter pack, or quirky, like an acorn-shaped speaker.

For the Pop-Culture Lover

Twenty picks for comedy nerds, audiophiles, Twin Peaks fans, and more.

For the Hobbyist

Picks for outdoorsy types and animal lovers.

For the Adventurous

Experiential gifts, from lock-pick school to nude body painting.

For the One Who Has Everything

Splurge gifts, for when money is no object.

For the Charitable

One hundred and one ideas for giving back.

Gift Guide

For the Fashionable Woman

Personalized bags, clip-on nose rings, sequined socks, and more.

For the Dapper Man

Whether he runs lazy (a year's supply of underwear), stylish (a velvet tuxedo), or both (Thom Browne sweatpants).

For the Stylish Home

From a broom you'll want to hang on the wall to a dual-action watering can that you could mistake for a sculpture.

For the Gourmand

Serious charcuterie, cherry blossom soy sauce, and plenty of booze.

For the Home Chef

"The Ferrari of immersion blenders," very specific beer glasses, and an optimized espresso machine.

For the Kids

Toys they'll want to play with and clothes you'll want to dress them up in.

For the Eccentric

Offbeat gifts, from Alexander Hamilton's hair to a wearable cat-holder.

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