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17 On-Point Gifts For People Who Are Total Grammar Nerds

As an English major, I can’t say I’m perfect when it comes to grammar, punctuation, or spelling, but I do know that hearing or seeing someone make a horrendous error is quite cringe-inducing.

Take this hilarious scene from How I Met Your Mother.

Grammar nerds are a class all their own, which is why if you have a friend who, like Ted Mosby, corrects everyone’s annoying (but totally harmless) mistakes, they’ll love these gifts come the holidays.

1. It’s a disease.

2. We’re still going over this? For shame!

3. All day, every day.

4. You can either memorize this, or, y’know, just learn to spell.

5. Now that’s romance.

6. I could go on all day about this…

7. They’re out there saving lives, folks.

8. Admittedly, this one is super annoying.

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9. When you’re 95 and in an old folks’ home, this will be acceptable.

10. It’s so beautiful…

11. Grammar nerds: we’re bringing sexy back.

12. It’s an important difference.

13. That was a close one.

14. Finally, someone exposed “thru” for what it really is!

15. I will FIND THEM.

16. It’s life or death, Timmy.

17. We’re doing our best to make it better, though! Promise.

But seriously…learn it, live it, love it.

Travelers Are Hard To Shop For, But Here Are 20 Gifts Any Globetrotter Would Love

Face it. It’s kind of hard to impress people with material goods when they’ve seen half the planet.

Avid travelers who board flights to far-flung destinations across the globe each year are notoriously tricky to shop for when birthdays and holidays roll around. After all, it’s kind of hard to wow someone who has seen everything from the Eiffel Tower to the Sahara Desert with some knick-knack wrapped in pretty paper.

We can’t just go to their birthday parties empty handed, but what are we supposed to do? Use their experiences to our advantage, of course! Okay, that sounds horrible, but hear me out. Thoughtful gifts that remind them of favorite their trips (and help them plan their next one) will never go unappreciated. Here are a few ideas to help get you started!

1. This cork globe doesn’t just look great. Your favorite traveler can push thumbtacks into every country they visit until the whole world is covered in pushpins!

2. The Scratch Map gives users the satisfaction of revealing a beautiful, colorful map by scratching off the countries they cross off their lists.

3. Photos are the best souvenirs, so why not hook your loved ones up with a network of professional photographers from around the world who can help them immortalize their adventures just about anywhere. Learn more on Flytographer’s website!

4. Speaking of photos, give them this slim, portable external hard drive that they can fill with pictures as they go.

5. Find me one traveler who wouldn’t love their very own GoPro.

6. If you need a last-minute gift or a stocking stuffer, these adorable planet socks will do the trick!

7. No one really likes sleeping in hotels and on planes, but you can help tired travelers relax with a sleep kit full of things like earplugs, sleeping masks, neck pillows, and even battery-operated white noise machines.

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8. One essential that’s often forgotten about is a decent towel. This portable, ultra-absorbent travel towel folds into an iPhone-sized pouch!

9. The Platypus PlusBottle is a reusable water bottle that can be folded up when it’s empty to help adventurers save a few bucks and travel lightly.

10. Travel memoirs are great reads, and they can help people nail down their next getaway! This one by Nate Damm would be a great place to start.

11. There’s nothing quite like going back and reading your own accounts of adventures abroad, which is why nice journals make great gifts.

12. Help them stay organized with this awesome diary designed with ticket stubs in mind.

13. Getting a taste of local culture at markets is always fun, and it’s even better when you have a lightweight tote on hand to stock up on knick-knacks and culinary treasures.

14. If your traveler has a thing for beer, this brewery map of the U.S. will make that empty wall in their apartment look nice and give them a little road-trip inspo!

15. If vintage-inspired photos are their jam, the Diana Camera would make the perfect present.

16. Three words: travel mini bar. Enough said.

17. Drink the pain of flying away with this gin and tonic kit that’s carry-on friendly!

18. The Ollo Clip 4-in-1 Lens will help them step up their iPhone photo game.

19. This durable, multi-purpose sack that can easily be attached to a bike would be greatly appreciated by anyone who loves visiting all the world’s major metropolitan hubs.

20. Kammok makes sturdy hammocks that are insanely lightweight, which is every camper’s dream.

I don’t know about you, but all of this travel talk makes me want to hop on a plane right now! Which of these gifts will you pick up for your favorite wanderer?

18 Wonderfully Geeky Valentine’s Gifts For Scientists

Show them how much you care (about scientific accuracy).

1. This scientifically accurate Valentine’s card.

Because having very specific ways to describe how someone makes you feel is important.

2. This pair of mugs.

Because declaring your love any other way is elementary.

3. This nautilus necklace.

Because having your own jet propulsion system is sexy.

4. This anatomical heart puzzle.

 

Because it’s important to be able to pick up the pieces and put your heart back together again.

5. This agate watercolour print.

Because geology puns rock.

(Also, for last-minute present buyers: this watercolour is available to download right away, you just need to get it printed on decent paper.)

6. This minimalist card.

Because you can never have enough anatomy puns.

7. A beautifully cross-stitched STD.

 

Because VD doesn’t just stand for Valentine’s Day.

8. These anatomically correct heart cufflinks.

Because you should wear your heart on your sleeve.

9. This Valentine’s card.

Because they are your sweet-heart.

10. This silver-plated coffee spoon.

Because if caffeine is your valentine, that’s ok too.

11. This tardigrade model.

 

Because a $10,000 solid gold micro-animal model is the only way to show you’re really serious.

(There are cheaper plastic ones in fetching colours, too.)

12. This lunar phase necklace.

Because you can customise it with the date you met.

13. This vintage constellation map print.

Because sometimes you need a reminder to look up at the stars.

14. This binary cross stitch.

Because robots have feelings too.

15. These not-at-all-creepy anatomical heart soaps.

Because love means washing your hands with scientifically accurate soap after you go to the bathroom.

16. This USB astronaut book light.

Because sometimes you need a little extra company when your other half is away.

17. This heartbeat scarf.

Because you can’t always be there to keep them warm yourself.

18. A serotonin necklace.

Because your valentine should know how happy they make you.

When Her Ex Broke Up With Her, She Did This With A Gift He Gave Her (LOL)

Clothing, jewelry, tickets to a show…

All of these things are legitimate gifts to give a significant other. They’re also pretty easy to use should you and your partner break up. But what happens when your beloved gives you a giant stuffed bear that you can wear?

I know, who would do that, right?

Well, this girl found herself with a huge, pink stuffed bear after a breakup. So what did she do with it? Well…just watch:

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when you and your ex break up and you don't know what to do with the giant teddy bear he gave you…

Posted by Franco Merino on Monday, January 18, 2016

Honestly, I think this is the gift that keeps on giving.

I just have one question…where can I get one of these? I didn’t get my brother a birthday present this year.

I imagine “Eye of the Tiger” playing during this.

15 Last-Minute Infused Alcohols To Show Someone You Really Care

Same-day bacon bourbon for V-Day? Yes, please.

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People love DIY gifts. People also love alcohol. And with Valentine’s Day coming up, these quick concoctions could just save the day.

How to make infused alcohol: Desired flavors + liquor + sealed container + dark cabinet = drunk deliciousness.

And they don’t have to take forever. “I’ve found that most recipes for infusions tell people to leave stuff steeping for entirely too long,” says Marcia Simmons on Serious Eats. (As an infused alcohol experimenter myself, I have to agree with her.) “Herbs, hot peppers, and vanilla beans, for instance, can make an intensely flavored infusion in as little as a day,” she says.

Here are quickie infusions that are sure to make them happy…

If it’s 3 days before Valentine’s day…

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Make these…

1. Pineapple and Pepper Vodka

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For a spice-lover. Get the recipe here.

2. Orange and Vanilla Bourbon

For sweet and citrusy realness. Get the recipe here.

3. Rosemary Vodka

For herbal goodness. Get the recipe.

4. Peach and Pecan Bourbon

For a dessert you can drink. Get the recipe here.

5. Strawberry Basil Vodka

For summer’s day in a bottle. Get the recipe here.

6. Mango Tequila

For something a little sweet that packs a big punch. Get the recipe here.

If it’s 2 days before Valentine’s Day…

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Try these…

7. Jalapeño-Infused Tequila

For Mexican take-out’s new best friend. Get the recipe here.

8. Rosemary, Ginger, and Asian Pear Vodka

For something classy. Get the recipe here.

9. Cherry Vodka

For the ideal chocolate pairing. Get the recipe here.

10. Strawberry Tequila

For a colorful margarita. Get the recipe here.

11. Citrus Rosemary Vodka

For something perfect to be served neat. Get the recipe here.

If it’s the day before Valentine’s Day…

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Do these (for heaven’s sake)…

12. Same-Day Bacon Bourbon

For getting play (because you know they’ll worship you for this). Get the recipe here.

13. Apple Cinnamon Whiskey

For something to sip by a fire (or space heater). Get the recipe here.

14. Blueberry Vodka

For something super refreshing. Get the recipe here.

15. Vanilla Honey Ginger Whiskey

For a potential cold remedy—brought to you by completely unscientific non-research. Get the recipe here.

They will just love drinking up.

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And adore you all the more for it.

Community Post: 10 Valentine’s Day Gifts To Make For The Bacon Lover In Your Life

Make bacon, not war.

1. Bacon Salt in a Jar

If you think salt makes food taste better, imagine what bacon salt will do to your food! With this simple homemade gift, your special someone will taste the love in every bite!

2. Bacon and Beer Cupcakes

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Cupcakes are one of the most romantic gifts you can give to your loved one. Add bacon and beer to the recipe, and they’ll never look at another person again!

3. Chocolate-Dipped Bacon Roses

If you’re one for more conventional gifts, these chocolate-dipped bacon roses will not disappoint! Put them in a nice wooden cigar box, and you’ll have the most elegantly delicious Valentine’s gift ever. Hopefully your S.O. will share!

4. Bacon Roses Bouquet

For a more traditional gift, look no further! This bacon-rose bouquet is easy to make, and it looks, smells, and tastes amazing — just make sure you don’t eat the roses on your way over!

5. Chocolate Covered Bacon

If you’re not into wrapping bacon roses, these chocolate-covered bacon strips will equally impress your significant other and guarantee you a night you’ll never forget.

6. Maple-Bacon Marshmallows

Maple syrup + Marshmallows + Bacon = Heaven!

7. Gourmet Bacon in a Jar

Who would’ve thought you could use the words “bacon” and “gourmet” in the same sentence? Try this, and you’ll never have to search for another gift again!

8. Spicy Caramel Bacon Popcorn

Your significant other, a romantic movie, and this bacon and caramel popcorn is all you need for the most unforgettable Valentine’s day at home!

9. Boozy Bacon Jam

Nothing says “I love you” more than this boozy bacon jam. Your significant other will be able to start their day with the beautifully harmonious smell of bacon.

10. Bacon and Habanero Infused Vodka

Spice things up with this bacon-infused vodka! Just imagine a Bloody Mary with this stuff!

Community Post: 15 Mugs Every “Harry Potter” Fan Will Appreciate

Espresso Patronum!

1. For the espresso friend who’ll take an extra shot of patronum.

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2. For the friend who can’t stand the muggle world.

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3. For the friend who has no shame.

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4. For the friends who are Mr. and Mrs. H. Potter.

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5. For the friend who’s an early, uh, drinker.

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6. For the friend who wishes to free their inner Dobby.

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7. For the friend who’s ever so hopeful.

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8. For the friend who has a bit of a potty mouth.

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9. For the friend who’s banking on the Sorting Hat.

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10. For the friend who has a big Draco ego.

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11. For the friend you can’t quite trust.

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12. For the friend who wishes to catch a ride at Platform 9 3/4.

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13. For the friend who’s Siriusly witty.

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14. For the friend who has their priorities straight.

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15. And for the friend who’s just being honest.

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