Before the invention of the remote control, people had to stand up from the couch, walk all the way across the room, and slip Grandpa a $10 bill just to tell a different story. Upgrade your anecdotes with this Groupon.
$25 for $50 Worth of Electronics and Gadgets
Online items, such as the remote-controlled cars in the RC Twister Deluxe set ($39.99), a wrist-controlled chopper ($49.99), and an iPad pinball game console ($59.99) make for unique holiday gifts without a trip to the store.
Sharper Image is the mothership of cool gadgetry, stocking all manner of electronic and modern doodads under one physical and online roof. Almost no facet of daily life is untouched by the store's stock: from sleeping to eating, relaxing to working, indoors to outdoors, there's a product on its shelves to make any activity easier or more fun. White-noise alarm clocks wake owners in the morning, but not before lulling them to sleep with clear, oceanic sounds. Digital barbecue forks test the internal temperature of grilled meats, and motion-activated desk lights give workers an illuminated runway for their paper airplanes.