So you just started dating a fella and the pesky holiday season is fast approaching. Do you skip the gift altogether and risk him deeming you a cheap curmudgeon lady? Or do you go all out and scare the ever-living the crap out of him? I say … neither. Get him a something that shows you care, but not too much. After all, you just started dating so you aren’t ready to invest too much emotionally or financially. Click through for gift ideas for the dude you just started dating.
The great thing about shopping for a foodie is that there is always some new gadget, gizmo, or simple tool that makes cooking easier. If she’s the type of chick who loves to bake her own bread, make sausage from scratch, and doesn’t think cheese should be anything but freshly grated, here are 10 gifts that will bring a smile to her flour-dusted face.
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Aw, the office Secret Santa, that old gem. The special gift giving moment when you have to awkwardly select a present for a coworker you’ve barely talked to since the Halloween potluck two months ago. Well, never fear, we’ve found 10 gifts — all under $20 — that should help ease your office Holiday party anxiety, though we can’t help you if you happen to get a little too drunk and pass out during the boss’s year-end speech.
Ordinarily, I’m all for mid-winter festivals that light up the darkest time of the year with cheerful lights and gift-giving. But this year — especially with all the pepper-spray-infused holiday shopping frenzies – even Rudolph might be feeling a little Scrooge-y.
After all, if there are people willing to buy and hang Jersey Shore ornaments … well, the true meaning of Christmas must be lost indeed.
It doesn’t get much uglier than a Snooki ornament … at least, that’s what I thought until I found these worst-ever ornaments. Hey, look on the bright side: At least, they’ll provide a refreshing break from all the hyperactive, wild-eyed cheer of the season. Read more…
One of the worst things I’ve ever had someone say to me is, “You look … festive.” Around the holidays, it can be hard to determine where to draw the line between kitschy holiday accessories and what’s, well, more suited as a wreath than a bracelet. I’ve rounded up some jewelry for the holiday season that manages to be chic while still injecting a bit of holiday spirit.
Confession: I’m a little bit obsessed with blogs written by American girls living in Paris. Their style, their food, their apartments, their men … ooh la la! My favorite is Making Magique, but I also like Badaude, the group blog HipParis and Dead Fleurette (who lives in Oslo, but is a Francophile). Maybe I’m deeply jealous of my friend Leonora Epstein, who wrote The Frisky’s 365 Days In Paris series. Or maybe I’m just envious of a world where the lighting always looks just-so. Or maybe I just want to wear red lipstick and polka dots without apology.
Either way, I’m going through a serious Francophile phase myself and hoping my holidays are filled with macarons and Chanel perfume. Shopping for a wannabe Parisian this holiday season? Allons-y! Keep reading »
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a bunch of holiday-themed sex toys to get you in the spirit. Well, actually it would. But some people will use any excuse they can to customize sex products. Christmas is no exception. We couldn’t resist rounding up a bunch of the naughtiest stuff out there for you to put under your S.O.’s tree. Or maybe in your S.O.’s tree. Or on it in the case of this XMas Tuggie. Yes, it’s a Snuggie for his c**k! So he can keep his hands free and his nuts toasty while watching “A Christmas Story.” Brilliant! Keep on clicking to see more WTF sex toys for the holidays.
We all know someone who is perpetually under the weather during the winter months. (Hell, that “someone” may be you!) And the reason why we all know someone who fits this description is that people who aren’t feeling well never shut up about not feeling well. Prove to that person that you’ve been listening to their talking and hacking and sniffling by gifting them with something that you shows you care about their sinuses or glands or IBS or whatever. Here are 10 gifts for the perpetually sick person in your life!
My friend Cassie is a Black Friday pro. Every year she heads out to the stores in the dead of night and comes back in the morning with approximately $30,000 worth of Christmas presents for, like, 30 bucks. One time I asked her about her strategies and she regaled me with stories that might make a Vietnam veteran blush. But you know what? She gets all of her holiday shopping done in a few hours the day after Thanksgiving, and she comes out of it with a smile on her face, so more power to her. After talking to her and a few other Black Friday devotees, I’ve compiled a list of five indispensable tips for surviving this crazy capitalist holiday. Keep reading »
When it comes to holiday shopping, we have two big goals: 1) Make sure we get something unique and special for everyone on our list and 2) stay on a budget! With that in mind, The Frisky and BuzzMedia partnered with Virgin Mobile to hunt down rad gifts that cost under $35, which, by the way, is how much Virgin’s unlimited data plan costs for their three new Android devices. (And there’s no contract! Oh, happy day!) In the video above, our own Amelia shares two of her favorite gifts to give this holiday season. Find our more about where to buy them, after the jump! Keep reading »