Give 'em what they want | Gift Guide 2010
Your musician cousin rolls her eyes at your pedestrian music taste, and even the sick minds at Sur La Table couldn't devise a cooking gadget your foodie brother doesn't already own. We all have impossible-to-buy-for people on our lists, those loved ones who are so obsessed with their interests that would-be gift-givers are too intimidated to purchase anything but a gift card (and even that is stressful). To solve this dilemma, we've paired up passionate, picky readers with our own expert editors to create nine ultimate holiday wish lists even your artsy niece won't dismiss with a sniff.
A cocktail enthusiast helps us come up with a spirited wish list.
A longtime appreciator of art helps assemble gift ideas for the aesthetically conscious ones on your list.
A TV and film obsessed reader helps us craft the ultimate pop-minded gift list.
A musician and lifelong fan helps us sound off on some great holiday gift options.
A local gourmand helps us pick out foodie-friendly presents.
An ardent runner and fitness fanatic helps us whip her her ultimate wishlist into shape.
Buy these items for the traveler on your holiday shopping list.
We help a beauty-product obsessed reader create her ultimate holiday wish list.
Tech lovers don't always want the new thing, they want something that works.
Editor Madeline Nusser's picks for the hip local.
Editor Lauren Weinberg's picks for the visually stimulated.
Editor Jonathan Messinger's picks for the smartypants in your life.
Editor Joshua P. Ferguson's picks for the design-savvy partyer.
Editor Jason A. Heidemann's picks for the comedy nut.
Editor Zachary Whittenburg's picks for movers and shakers.
Writer Ben Kenigsberg's picks for the serious cinephile.
Editor Jason Heidemann's picks for the modern queer.
Editor Brent DiCrescenzo's picks for the music geek.
Contributing writer Mia Clarke's picks for the classical-music lover.
Editor David Tamarkin and Associate Editor Julia Kramer's gastro-gifts.
Editor Kevin Aeh's stylish picks for techies, homebodies and more.
Editor Kris Vire's picks for the theater aficionado.
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