Dining in:

Channel your inner Nigella with the push of a button. And since there's no one else to blame the crumbs on, clean-up duty is all yours, kid. You'll need:

  • Sharp R-55TS Toaster/Microwave Oven,
    $129.99
  • Dyson Ball Vacuum Cleaner,
    $399.99
  • Breville Single Cup Coffeemaker,
    $299.99

For entertaining:

Make him drool over your surround-sound, then trounce him at Mario Kart. You'll need:

  • Philips 42-inch Flat Screen Eco TV,
    $1399
  • Playstation 3 (with built-in DVD player),
    $399.99
  • Onkyo Home Theater S5100,
    $519.99

Work at home:

For your telecommute—and all those hours on
match.com
. You'll need:

  • Fellowes Powershred DS-1 Shredder,
    $209.98
  • Linksys Wireless-N Gigabit Router,
    $119.99
  • Vtech LS5145 Bluetooth Cordless Phone,
    $149.95

—Tech Expert Anthony Verducci

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