35 Obsessively Specific Gifts for Every Person on Your List

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This hyper-tailored shopping list has something for everyone you know, including your very sophisticated chicken.

1. For: THE ASPIRING CHEESE WHIZ

With the Charted Cheese Wheel, $28, there’s no excuse for confusing Muenster and Manchego ever again.

2. For: OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE GADGET HOUNDS

The Nerd Herder Gadget Wallet, $29, corrals your cash, cards, phone, and other odds and ends in cozy felt and even cozier math equations.

3. For: YOUR ’80S-LOVING CUBICLEMATE

Tidying up your desk is a lot less puzzling with this Room for the Cube organizer, $20.

4. For: ASPIRING DOCUMENTARIANS

The iPhone Boom Mic, $40, practically guarantees YouTube fame. 

5. For: THE METICULOUS MIXOLOGIST

Until you build that cyborg bartender, the Perfect Drink, $70—a clever scale that connects to your tablet and guides you through recipes step by step—should do just fine.

6. For: TECHIES WHO NEED SOME SPACE

Feel tethered to your tablet? Get some distance while keeping your playlist within ear’s reach with the Zooka bluetooth speaker, $20. 

7. For: LITERATE PACIFISTS

This pouch, $15, holds a handful of pens. Or one tiny sword.

8. For: SUMMER CAMP NOSTALGISTS

These smoldering sticks, $13, make that campfire smell portable.

9. For: CRAFTY SMOOTHIE ADDICTS

This clever Cuppow lid, $8, turns any ordinary canning jar into a Portlandia-worthy to-go cup.

10. For: COMFORT-ZONE CAMPERS

You may not be a bear, but you can still feel at home going in the woods with Alite’s Twig Pod kit, $39.

11. For: ASTRONOMERS WHO KNIT

Make your calendar sparkle with the Stitch Upon the Stars 2014 calendar, $24. Each month, you sew a new zodiac with the kit’s glow-in-the-dark floss.

12. For: INTROVERTED KARAOKE STARS

Sing badly anywhere with a karaoke home system, $299.

13. For: ANTIGRAVITY GARDENERS

Move over, Babylon. Boskke’s sky planters, $75, can turn that drab office ceiling into a hanging garden.

14. For: TENDERFEET

Adventure is afoot with Keen’s ultra-durable, odor-resistant, blister-proof, strong-as-steel, foot-specific Olympus socks, $19.

15. For: CLUMSY SKIERS

The butterfinger-proof Dakine Skye jacket, $300, features a phone tether, so you’ll never drop your cell from the ski lift again. (Also available in the men's Clutch jacket, $430.)

16. For: VEGAN ASPIRING TAXIDERMISTS

If your bare wall is begging for an animal-free hunting trophy, $27, here you go. (Also great for hunters with bad luck.) 

17. For: PEOPLE IN THE CHEAP SEATS

Forget the zoom button! The Easy Macro Cell Lens Band Wrap, $15, makes every shot look like it was taken from the front row.

18. For: PEOPLE WITH PROBLEMS

Illustrator Ali Graham interprets every one of Jay-Z’s 99 problems on limited-edition art prints, $20. 

19. For: STYLISH TYPISTS

Unlike its ancestor, this bracelet, $40, won’t give you carpal tunnel.

20. For: WANNABE JAMES BONDS

With a 4GB USB drive, these cuff links, $110, make fashion functional.

21. For: Sorta-Smelly Monster Lovers

This Mary Shelley-inspired perfume, $17.50, could make even Frankenstein's monster smell sweet in no time.

22. - 26. GIFTS THAT RAISE THE BAR

They say print is dead, but until you can hide a flask in a Kindle, we’ll keep hitting these books, $55.

Highland Park’s complex 15-year-old single malt, $77, pulls off the toughest Scotch trick: It’s both smoky and subtle. 

Pour a man a liqueur and he’ll drink for a day. Teach him to make his own with this book, $14, and he’ll live on DIY limoncello all year.

Nothing says “I’m not a sucker for a fancy label” like a milk jug of Vaso di Marina, $28, an easy-drinking California red.

Embrace your inner Viking by turning boring old honey into a jug of delicious mead with this kit, $60. Pairs well with reindeer!

27. - 30. GIFTS FOR YOUR PET

Turtle cozies are perfect for chilly weather … and the country club. $15, MossyTortoise.etsy.com

The wine barrel dog bed, $299, fit for a medium-bodied pup with a nice nose.

Does your cat think it’s the center of the universe? There’s a hat for that, $30.

Go meta with the Nogg chicken coop, $3,155, a handmade cedar egg in which hens happily ... lay eggs.

31. - 35. GIFTS FOR BIBLIOPHILES

The irascible Pippi Longstocking makes a comeback in this striking comic book, $15.

Help your friends learn to love long and prosper thanks to this book of dating tips, $15, from fanboy Eric Smith.

For every Jane Eyre Bookshelf Bandit Tote, $18, sold, a book is donated to a community in need.

Julian Montague’s field guide, $16, is a must for naturalists devoted to spotting carts in the wild.

Timeless classics, now in spiffy noir outerwear; $13 each. And we happen to have a set to give away. Tweet your favorite badass Jane Austen fact @mentalfloss #pulpclassics and we’ll choose a winner on December 17.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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Hold High-Quality Zoom Meetings and Video Streams With the Logitech C922x Webcam

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The year of social distancing has brought everything from college courses to Thanksgiving dinner to a webcam stream, but not all cameras are created equal—most of the time, there’s one lagging video participant who is always blurry and frozen. You can avoid being that person with this Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam, which is 30 percent off today.

This webcam is designed for content streaming and broadcasting, so it's built with a full HD lens that records at 30 frames per second to eliminate lagging frames during fast movement or games. It also has an autofocus feature to optimize lighting and two integrated microphones with noise reduction. All of these features are in one compact device that can automatically improve your picture and audio without you doing a thing.

The Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam is also perfect for gaming streams on sites like Twitch and YouTube—so much so that it even comes with a free six-month Xsplit license, which will help you control the various aspects of your broadcast like sound levels, text overlays, music, graphics, and lighting. You’ll be able to record, edit, and broadcast your stream with professional quality.

Whether you need a better quality picture for weekly check-ins with your boss or a higher frame rate for capturing gaming, the Logitech C922x Pro Stream Webcam can help with tons of features, a free six-month Xsplit license, and a 30 percent discount today, bringing the final price down to $140.

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