You don't need an excuse to spoil a good man, but these tech treats will hit the spot this holiday. Whether your guy is a dad, a gamer geek, or a photo nerd, there's at least one gift on this list that will get plenty of use in 2012 and beyond.
If you've already got your hands on a Kindle Fire, but are still deciding on a case to keep it safe, might I suggest the new DODOcase For Kindle Fire ($45)? Just like its iPad, Kindle, and BlackBerry PlayBook counterparts, the Kindle Fire DODOcase protects your gadget from scratches and scrapes thanks to its strong bamboo casing and hardcover face that looks and feels just like a Moleskine notebook, complete with an elastic strap closure. Best of all, the cover folds back to prop your Kindle Fire up sideways so you can properly watch videos without having to hold it upright. You can even get it monogrammed for yourself, or for your Kindle-toting pals.
There’s nothing like the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when passing out gifts to the ones you love. Except maybe the incredible, thrilling rush that comes from scoring those gifts during the most invigorating shopping season of all!
This year, our friends at T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods are giving you more reasons than ever to celebrate your holiday shopping victories — by creating a series of fun and inspiring gifting “missions” that you can tackle weekly for a new chance to win!
Readers as well as our favorite lifestyle bloggers will be invited to participate in five missions across T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, and HomeGoods stores, then simply share their experience via Twitter using the hashtag #TheGifter. Each week, one winner will be chosen to receive a $500 gift card! You can also visit #TheGifter holiday gifting hub to explore an ever-evolving gallery of amazing gifts at amazing values — check back often for fresh inspiration and fun ideas.
Make this holiday shopping season your most triumphant yet! The missions are already under way, so start making your gifting list, and click here for more details.
Have you been testing out your photography skills and have a snapshot you want to share? Submit your pics to our Cool Capture group, and your image may be featured on GeekSugar! Or submit your pics on Instagram for our Cool Capture Challenge. Right now, we're looking for holiday decorations. Deck the halls!
- Get PopSugar Shop's exclusive Lauren Merkin offer
- Cool festive manicures you can get in minutes
- Jason Segel and Emily Blunt get together in The Five-Year Engagement
- Be happy without spending a dime
- See the most gorgeous celebrity weddings of 2011!
- Unbearably cute guests cause panda-monium in Scotland
- Geek approved: best iPhone camera apps of 2011
- Let nature inspire your gift wrapping this year
- Holiday gifts for the next-level baker
- Gifts to give your sister this holiday
- Shutterbug: photo props help create beyond-adorable holiday pictures!
- Get a piece of Gossip Girl's covetable season five fashion!
- Take a tour through New York's Holiday House
- Moves to tone everything that LBD won't cover
Looking to stay on budget this holiday? We have you covered with affordable gifts for your worthy geeks. From DIYers to cyclists to Star Wars fans, give a gift that won't disappoint while keeping your bank account intact.
Good news, Android lovers: the überpopular (and one of the best iPhone photography apps of 2011), Instagram is coming to the Android platform! Speaking at the Paris LeWeb conference today, Instagram chief executive Kevin Systrom says that there is a team working on the app now, but has no word on when it will become available.
Instagram has risen to fame among mobile photographers and currently has 50 million users after launching just last year.
Maybe to you, being modern is staying up to date with the newest technology, or feeling fabulous in the latest fashions. No matter how you define being modern, Let's Go There encourages women today to take charge in every aspect of their lives. A new survey sponsored by Merck found that many women are taking a modern approach to their relationships, but may not have that same mindset when it comes to an important health decision. Do you?
According to the survey of 2,000 women in their 20s and 30s:
Modern women are:
Brave enough to make a change.
About nine in 10 women (89 percent) have "broken up with" someone or something that wasn't working in their life — most commonly, a friend or significant other.
Modern women should:
Talk to their doctor about finding a birth control that fits their life.
Of 742 women, seven in 10 women (70 percent) would change something about their current hormonal birth control. Amongst those who would change something, 43 percent would change having to take it every day.
What gives? It's great that women aren't afraid to make a needed change in their personal lives. However, finding the right fit is important in all aspects of life, especially your health. So be brave! Just like with friends and relationships, your choice about birth control is a personal decision. Talk to your doctor to help you choose what is best for your lifestyle. Not sure what to say? The Let's Go There Facebook page gives you a place to start. On the Discussion Guide, you can find questions about your needs and your lifestyle that will help spark the conversation.