I spent my high school senior trip on the beach -- playing Scrabble. Yes, really. That's why I literally jumped out of my chair when I heard about Hasbro's new edition. You just can't go wrong with Scrabble; it's classic (now 60 years old!), hip, and family friendly. Plus, who doesn't get a thrill when you can finally make a word with those Qs and Zs?
The new Scrabble Diamond Anniversary Edition ($34.99) comes loaded with deluxe features like a rotating game board, built-in storage trays, and a folding game case with a handle. The best part? Whoever you give this to will probably put you on their permanent Scrabble party VIP list. (Can I come too?)