For the Overthinker Who Has Everything – The 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

In which we lay bare the whole shameless commercial motive behind publishers’ obsessions with these affiliate-marketing “guides.”

An Actual Diamond

This diamond is only $45,000, and it’s conflict free!  If you love him or her, you will buy this. If you do not buy it, you are a fraud. You can also help fund Overthinking It for some non-specified but probably long period of time. Do it.

. . .

Do it.

–Pete Fenzel

3.37 ct loose Natural diamond D Flawless Pear Cut cut GIA certified HPHT PERFECT COLLECTION


LEGO Millennium Falcon

This 7,541-piece LEGO model of the Millennium Falcon is extravagant in every sense and therefore extremely difficult to justify buying. So let me give you a decision-making rubric:

  • Do you have about $1,600 of disposable income to buy this at a staggering 2x markup?
  • Do you have someone in your life who really, really loves Star Wars?
  • Does that person have about 36 hours to devote to assembling this?
  • Do you love that person enough to justify giving about 6 square feet of your home over to this?
  • Do you love that person enough to give a schpiel about this model every time someone visits your home?

If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, then by all means, be the Chewbacca to someone’s Han Solo and get this under their tree! —Mark Lee

Lego (LEGO) Star Wars Millennium Falcon 75192


Segway One Wheel Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control

I mean, you could just call it a “fancy unicycle,” but “One Wheel Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control” just sounds so much appropriate for your brand as a trend-setting disruptive futurist.

It’s guaranteed to turn heads. Possibly break them as well if you run into traffic while fiddling with the Mobile App. A small price to pay for progress, I say. Excelsior! —Mark Lee

Segway One S1 One Wheel Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control


Boosted 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Skateboard

I have an unusual commute for Los Angeles, in that there is an supremely convenient light rail line that goes from right new my house to right near my office. But what about those unbearable half-mile walks before and after the smooth, punctual light-rail journey? What about seven minutes wasted plodding along, one foot in front of the other, like a common pedestrian?

I will endure it no longer. And I will not use a weird standy-unicycle, no matter what Pete calls it. That’s why this fifteen hundred dollar remote-controlled electric skateboard is for me. You can mime pushing yourself with your feet and pretend you’re not an entitled tech douchebag. But you’re probably using your Apple Watch to rewind the Overthinking It Podcast on your AirPods, so don’t get ambitious. And wear a helmet. —Matthew Wrather

Boosted 2nd Generation Dual+ Electric Skateboard


Star Wars Signature Series Force FX Lightsaber – Anakin Skywalker

When you were 10 years old, you played out your Star Wars fantasy with whatever cylindrical and/or handled object you could get your hands on: flashlight, baseball bat, tennis racket, broom, golf club, parent’s sex toy, etc. Now that you’re a grown-ass adult with some disposable income, it’s time to upgrade to the real deal. This bad boy is made of solid metal, lights up, and plays motion-activated sound effects. It may even cut through human flesh, if you try hard enough. May the Force be with you! —Mark Lee

Star Wars Signature Series Force FX Lightsaber – Anakin Skywalker


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