If you really want to make an impression on your gift recipients this holiday season, there’s some awesome merchandise out there. I’m partial to the Star Trek captain’s chair ($6,500), and I don’t know how I’ve lived so long without a monogrammed meat brander ($40) that lets my dinner guests carve into my initials as they enjoy a steak from my grill. If I were younger, I’m sure I would crave a customized Instagram calendar ($40) that I could pin to my Snapbook, or whatever you do with it.
But in some corners of retail America, I’m sorry to report, merchandisers have gone a wee bit overboard, as I explain in the video above. Here are some of the gifts you might want to stay away from:
The Bluetooth-enabled “Hapifork.” Before long, everything will be smarter than you—even your silverware. The Hapifork ($100), you’ll be happy to know, monitors your eating habits to help you shovel less food into your mouth. The idea is that you’ll eat less if your fork reminds you to take more timeRead More »from The worst Christmas gifts of 2013