Giving a great gift is tough, we get it. There are tongs of things to consider: How much do you spend? What do you buy that hasn't been bought before? When you’re stuck in a gifting rut, try buying something that has a personal touch. It will give the illusion that you spent hours fretting over what to get your Dad or your buddy or brother for the holidays (even if you didn’t). This year, skip the gift card and go with one of the dozen personalized gifts we chose below.
Fall is one of the best times of the year. The weather is finally starting to change, which means you can pack up those shorts and begin to pull out your flannels. Most importantly, however, it’s the optimal season for imbibing your favorite seasonal beverage. No, we don’t mean pumpkin spice lattes. We mean beer. The fall season always ushers in new brews, which typically contain notes of caramel, cinnamon, and other spices that are reminiscent of cool fall days.
Sure, you could give a bottle of booze as a gift. But let's face it: the whiskey lover in your life has probably already been gifted a stockpile of his favorite single malt. This year, step it up. We curated 11 gifts that are perfect for any whiskey hound, from total newbie to hardcore aficionado. Whiskey drinkers know their spirit of choice is meant to be savored, and our barware picks—a gorgeous decanter, innovative chillers, a durable flask—let them do that with style.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".