holiday gift guide

Holiday Gift Guide: Presents For Julie

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 15, 2011

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. This week it’s Julie’s turn! Click through to see the gifts in her virtual stocking. It’s the… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Presents That Won’t Get You Laid

Ami Angelowicz / December 15, 2011

If your lady wants to run to the bedroom immediately after unwrapping your present (meaning your holiday gift, not the present in your pants), she probably liked it. For post-gift sex indicates that your present was thoughtful, touching, meaningful, and impressive. These gifts will not inspire any sort of arousal. If you hope to get… More »

Hot Links: Hideous Holiday Tattoos & Matthew McConaughey Shaves His Head

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 14, 2011

‘Tis the season for totally atrocious holiday-themed tattoos! [College Candy]
Matthew McConaughey buzzed his hair. What do we think of his very, very bald head? [TooFab]
Shockingly, teen movies don’t exactly impart the greatest wisdom. Here are the five most horrible life lessons taught by movies like “Grease” and “The Goonies.” [Cracked]… More »

Girl Talk: I’m A Christmas Music Junkie

Desiree Browne / December 14, 2011

Come the holiday season, I’m all abuzz with warm, fuzzy feelings. The world is all aglitter with Christmas lights, hot cocoa and cider sit warm in my belly, dogs wear absurd sweaters, and I can’t stop smiling. I practically piss eggnog. From the day after Thanksgiving through Boxing Day, I delve into a playlist of… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: Your Sassy Sister

Rachel Krause / December 14, 2011

Your sister is cheeky, irreverent, and almost always has something inappropriate to say at family gatherings. She’s always been too cool for school, especially all those times she ignored you in the hallway. Hopefully you guys have settled the score by now, but even if you aren’t on quite the same page, there are a… More »

How To Use Your Smartphone To Send Holiday Cards

tecca / December 13, 2011

E-cards work well for a quick greeting, but sometimes you want to give the pleasure of a physical card in the mail. Gone are the days of simply finding a card in the store, signing your name and maybe writing a word or two. Thankfully, there are some great, easy ways to send cards without ever… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Smartypants Dad

Jessica Wakeman / December 13, 2011

Shopping for dads is weird. You can go the tie route, or the dress shirt route, or the “Billy The Singing Bass” route. (Please don’t go that route.) Can you blame your dad for saying every year, “No, no, don’t get me anything! I don’t need anymore crap”? So I stopped buying my dad “crap.” Usually… More »

The Frisky’s Favorite Holiday Movies

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2011

One of the best (and laziest) parts of the holiday season is throwing on your PJs and hunkering down for a holiday movie marathon. The season doesn’t really start until we’ve seen “Elf” and “Scrooged” a couple of times. Here are nine holiday movies that make us laugh, cry, and break out the yuletide cheer. What&#8217… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: Presents For Amelia

Ami Angelowicz / December 8, 2011

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. First up is Amelia. She works her butt off and we think she deserves to be showered with presents. Click through to see the… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Plugged-In Girl

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2011

You know who I’m talking about: she’s always got headphones glued to her ears, stood in line to score the iPhone4S, and mocks you endlessly for still having a Hotmail account. Here are 10 gifts that will make the plugged-in girl in your life jump for joy. More »

Holiday Gift Guide: Presents For The Dude You Just Started Dating

Ami Angelowicz / December 7, 2011

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 show… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Kitchen Tools For The Amateur Foodie Chick

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 6, 2011

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… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Secret Santa-Worthy Gifts For Your Office Holiday Party

Julie Gerstein / December 5, 2011

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… More »

9 Hideous Ornaments That Will Ruin Christmas

The Stir / December 3, 2011

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 Christma… More »

Shopping Guide: Holiday Jewelry That Isn’t Tacky

Rachel Krause / December 2, 2011

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 seaso… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Francophile Girl

Jessica Wakeman / December 2, 2011

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… More »

18 WTF Christmas-Themed Sex Toys

Ami Angelowicz / December 2, 2011

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… More »

Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Presents For The Always “Under The Weather” Friend

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 1, 2011

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… More »

5 Tips For Surviving Black Friday

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / November 24, 2011

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… More »

Check Out The Frisky’s Holiday 35 Gift Picks!

The Frisky / November 22, 2011

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… More »