Picking out holiday gifts for friends and family is basically impossible: while the choices are nearly limitless, almost nothing seems just right, except that bowl of delicious porridge you just stole from bears. That's why you need mySimon, the supersite boasting comprehensive guides filled with can't-miss gifts from thousands of outlets -- always at the best prices -- for everyone on your list, except Seth, who's off after he returned the USB panini maker last year. A glimpse at mySimon's considerable power:
For Mom & Dad: Band of Brothers
Distract them from Skating With The Stars (starring Bethenny Frankel, OMG) with the riveting, iconic Spielberg/Hanks miniseries focusing on WWII, not the short-lived musical act fronted by Jerry and Charlie O'Connell.
For the whippersnappers: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Kit
Let the little guys do exactly what they all want to -- dust for fingerprints! -- thanks to this set, complete with a fingerprint brush, dusting powder, a magnifying glass, a blacklight, and even police tape, although whether or not kids these days even like Sting or own Walkmen is another question altogether.
For your buddy: Cole Haan Men's Air Vail Winter Boots
These crazy-stylish crap-kickers are ready to brave whatever Ma Nature has to hurl, thanks to waterproof leather and a grippy rubber sole, and're also outfitted with Nike Air technology that's concealed, unlike your pal's desire to play with that CSI fingerprinting kit.
For anyone worth less than $10 to you: Port-a-Pint Extendable Beer Glass
Perfect for friends who randomly get kegs teleported into their vicinity, this sucker fits tidily into any pocket, then snaps open into a full-sized drinking glass with a just flick of the wrist, but not a flick of the Risk, 'cause those boards are very precarious, especially around Kamatchka.
Luckily mySimon's here to help you after the holidays too, with year-round shopping guides for everything from Valentine's Day, to Dads and Grads, to Going Back to School -- which unfortunately at this point, much like picking gifts without mySimon, is basically impossible.