holiday gift guide

5 Perfect Gifts For … Your Teenage Niece

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 19, 2012 - 8:00 am

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. We asked our secret teen girl sources what they really, really want, and here are five of their top picks… More »

6 Perfect Gifts For … Your Nerdy Guy Friend

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 11, 2012 - 8:00 am

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. We asked our nerdy guy friends what they really want for Christmas, and here’s what they said… More »

DIY Holiday: 11 Awesome Edible Gifts

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 10, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Looking for a holiday gift idea that’s affordable, easy to replicate, and guaranteed to please? Whip up one of these delicious edible (or drinkable!) treats, package it in pretty cellophane or a cute jar, and voila: you’ve got the perfect gift for everyone on your list! From peppermint fudge to flavored salts to apple pie… More »

5 Ways To Eat As You Want This Holiday Season

Rebecca Jane Stokes | December 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Every Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mother makes two different kinds of dip. One is an onion dip, made by combining a tub of sour cream and a packet of onion soup mix. The other is a beef dip which I think is just warm pastrami all chopped up and combined with uh, another tub of… More »

What Was The Best Holiday Gift You Received?

Ami Angelowicz | December 27, 2011 - 11:20 am

It’s fun to receive a gift you ask for, but, in my opinion, it’s more fun to receive a gift you didn’t ask for, and be astounded by how well chosen it was. My friend Nick gifted me  the soundtrack to the 1979 film “The Main Event” on vinyl. For those of you who missed… More »

It’s Time To Cry: Anonymous Donors Are Paying For Strangers’ Layaways

Julie Gerstein | December 24, 2011 - 9:00 am

Well, isn’t this sweet: some wonderful people are anonymously offering to pay for strangers’ layaway items at random Kmarts across the country. The Kmart layaway program, which helps struggling families pay for items over a length of time rather than all at once, has seen record numbers of anonymous donations come in from strangers wanting to give holiday… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffers For Your Favorite Geek

Sophie Leon | December 21, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Do they like science, sci-fi, gadgets, and video games? If the answer is yes, you’re shopping for a geek. Here are some stocking stuffers they’ll be stoked about! More »

Holiday Survival Guide: 6 Tips For Dealing With The Holidays When You’ve Lost A Loved One

Jenni Miller | December 21, 2011 - 10:00 am

The holidays suck extra hard when you’re trying to cope with the loss of a family member, even if you’re not a Grinch by nature. However you define your family, once someone that was an integral part of your warm and fuzzy celebrations is missing, winter brings a feeling of doom and gloom that all… More »

How To Have A Low-Key New Year’s Eve Party That Doesn’t Suck

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Call me a Grinch, but I’ve never really celebrated New Year’s Eve. It’s freezing cold, it’s all about drinking (which means other people barfing and fighting), it involves staying up until the wee hours of the morning, and sometimes your crazy-ass friends expect you to shell out $250 for some stupid club. No thanks! I… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Guy You Are Soooo In Love With

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 19, 2011 - 5:00 pm

You’ve said the L-word. You can’t keep your hands off each other. You’ve met the folks and are comfortable pooping at his place. At this point, any gift you get him just reinforces what he already knows — you’re crazy about him. Here are 10 presents that are perfect for your amazing, awesome, handsome, sexy,… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: Presents For Jessica

Julie Gerstein | December 19, 2011 - 11:00 am

This year, instead of exchanging holiday presents here at The Frisky, we’ve decided to give each other slideshows of the gifts we would give one another if money were no object. Last week, the staff gifted me with some awesome imaginary presents. Today it’s Jessica’s turn! Click through to see the gifts in her virtual… More »

Infographic: What His Christmas Gift Really Means

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 19, 2011 - 10:00 am

Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Gifts For The Man In Your Life

tecca | December 18, 2011 - 5:00 pm

You want to pick out a great gadget gift for that special guy in your life, but you have no idea where to start? Well, we’ll let you in on a little tech expert secret here — start by matching the device to his personality. We’ve spent countless hours doing extensive research on this subject (“extensive research”… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Animal-Obsessed

Julie Gerstein | December 18, 2011 - 1:00 pm

He never goes anywhere without his dog. The background pic on her phone is her kitten. We’ve all got friends and family that are animal obsessed, and finding gifts that they’ll love — be they meowing cat CDs, monkey hats or horse dresses — has never been easier. Click through for our gift guide to… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Beauty & Makeup Addict

Julie Gerstein | December 17, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Are you a beauty addict? Do you know one or a few? Then the gift sets on this list will no doubt thrill and amaze. From makeup palettes to body washes to the best in nail polishes, we’ve got your beauty gift options on lock. More »

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Presents For The Stylish Mom

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 16, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Have you ever wanted to raid your mom’s closet? Could she go toe-to-toe with Martha Stewart in a hostessing contest, if such a contest existed? Does she watch “Work of Art” and have great taste in fiction? Does she make a perfect poached egg? Congrats, your mom has got style in every which way. Here… More »

Get Your Free Shipping On — Today Only!

Julie Gerstein | December 16, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Still haven’t got all your Christmas shopping done? No worries, today is Free Shipping Day, a completely arbitrary and made up celebration of online commerce. More than 2,900 retailers have signed on to participate, including Sephora, Barnes and Noble, and Amelia’s fave, J. Crew. You can search by type of good or service you want,… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: The Sex Toy Enthusiast (NSFW)

Jessica Wakeman | December 16, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Every holiday season, every publication imaginable puts together gift guides filled with shopping ideas for the festively confused. It has always surprised me that more gift guides for husbands and wives and boyfriends and girlfriends, don’t suggest sexy goodies. Lots of sex toys are inexpensive (under $40, with lots of them under $30) and unlike… More »

9 Totally Respectable Holiday “Regifts”

Ami Angelowicz | December 16, 2011 - 10:00 am

Some of us spend weeks planning our holiday gift shopping. Some of us make extensive lists and go on multiple shopping outings. And others of us wait until Christmas day to ransack our homes looking for something, anything, we can do without. Then we wrap it in emergency tissue paper we keep under the sink. More »

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Avid Athlete

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 15, 2011 - 5:00 pm

We all have a fitness buff friend, right? You know the type. She jogs on her lunch breaks. She has a favorite treadmill at the gym. She never changes out of her yoga pants but somehow it totally works for her. Here are 10 sporty gifts her healthy little heart desires…… More »