To make sure everyone buys everyone the best gifts ever, this year Gawker has divided the universe of potential gift recipients into readers of our Gawker Media brother and sister sites.
Life: a problem to be solved. A challenge to overcome. A quandary not to be squandered. Do you allow life to trap you in its tentacles, slowly suffocating you in weight and worry? Or do you HACK your way through life's tentacles—preferably with the help of the latest consumer electronics and time-saving apps?
I think we all know the answer (the last one). Lifehacker readers tend to be highly motivated, organized, peppy, well-groomed, business-minded, and possess a "can-do" attitude about finding, identifying, and implementing the most efficient possible way to make coffee. They bear little resemblance to the cranky alcoholics that constitute the majority of Gawker Media readers and writers. If someone close to you is a Lifehacker reader, be grateful. Yes, the spreadsheets they email you daily outlining a faster driving route to work can get tedious. But it could be worse. They could be reading Deadspin. (And drunk) (Needless to say).
You can't just buy a Lifehacker reader a bottle of cheap vodka and call it a day, as you would for a Deadspin reader. You have to get creative(ly precise)! Please put your suggestions for Lifehacker-themed gifts in the discussion section below. A few rules:
1. Begin with the name of the gift, in bold, followed by the price.
2. If there's a photograph, post that below the name and price.
3. Describe the gift and why the sort of person who reads Lifehacker would like it.
4. Indicate where an interested reader can purchase the gift, linking out to an online retailer if appropriate. Which online retailer? That's up to you. But if you link out to Amazon.com, a nifty little box will appear allowing readers to click a little thingie and buy it right there, which is pretty neat. Even neater, Gawker will get a cut of the purchase price. Do what you will with that information. Get gifting!