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WTF White Elephant Gifts safe enough for an office party

Oh, it's about that season again — the time of year when we all awkwardly gather around with groups of people we may or may not know at all (randos at the office! second cousins and their new girlfriends at family gatherings! neighbors who just moved to the hood!) and give each other weird (but not so weird that they're offensive) gifts as part of a white elephant gift exchange.

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Is the LITTER ROBOT worth it? I tried a space-age auto-clean kitty litter box to see if lived up to the hype

I own two kitties who love to crap. All the time. I recently got the chance to try out a product I'd been eyeballing FOREVER: a Litter-Robot! Yep, one of those fancy-pants automated litter box cleaning machines. Plus it's the really nice kind that isn't cheap and it shows.

I decided to give it a whirl to see if a robo-litter box from the future was the better way I was seeking.

The best beds & mattresses you can buy online (since that's how we're all doing it these days!)

Did you know all the kids these days are buying their mattresses online and they come vacuum-sealed and all rolled up tight for you to unroll? If you haven't bought a mattress in a fair few years (which, let's face it, is most of us), this concept might actually be new. Because it relatively is. Most of us used to pile into the car for those President's Day sales and purchase our mattress from Stan the Mattress Man. But no longer is that our only option.

There are a few brands that are getting some major traction, which I've included here. But keep an eye out for some of the more affordable brands from places like Amazon. You might just fine your mattress soul mate at a deal. Look for beds that have cooling properties, are quiet and motionless for your partners (or neighbors for quieter sexytimes!), and fancy new technologies. Here are some of the best beds and mattresses you can buy online…