holiday gift guide

It’s A Bit Nippy Out

By: Simcha / December 25, 2010
That is the most clever thing ever done with a nipple. And coming from us Frisky gals, that really means something... [WOW Report]… More »

Flashback: Nirvana Wishes You A Merry Christmas

By: Simcha / December 25, 2010
Nirvana wasn't grunge-style disaffected when RuPaul was around. Heck, she even got them to sing "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" together! Aw, weren't the '90s precious? More »

Money 101: Do I Really Have To Give So-And-So A Gift?

By: Colleen Meeks / December 24, 2010
You’ve probably made your shopping list and checked it three or four times by now this holiday season. Some of the people on there are no-brainers; you know you have to buy your mom a gift. But after you put the obvious folks on there and move further down the list, you always get the… More »

Flowchart: How To Figure Out What Your Man Got You For Christmas

By: Leonora Epstein / December 23, 2010
CLICK HERE to see full flowchart We know: The anticipation is killing you. Your gift is under the tree and you are wondering what in Father Christmas it could be. So use our handy-dandy flowchart, which is the Definitive Guide* To Guessing What Your Boyfriend/Husband/Manfriend Bought You For The Holidays. Check it… More »

What His Gift Really Says: Holiday Presents Decoded

By: Diana Vilibert / December 22, 2010
When a commitment-phobe I had been dating for two months excitedly told me he had a present for me -- “you’ll love it,” he assured me -- I prepared myself for a thoughtful, romantic gesture of his relationship readiness. But when I walked into his bedroom, he instead pointed at a Starbucks iced coffee o… More »

Holiday Rant: What’s Up With Blank Christmas Cards?

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 22, 2010
Like most of you, my mailbox has been filling with Christmas cards over the last couple weeks from extended family members and far-flung friends of my husband's and mine whom we haven't seen in an eternity. And while it's nice to get mail other than bills and junk, I can't help but feel a little… More »

What Are Your Christmas Traditions?

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 21, 2010
This year, for only the second time ever, I'll be missing Christmas with my family. My parents live in Germany and my husband and I decided to save our vacation time and travel budget and stay home in New York this year. I'm definitely sad to be missing my family, especially since I saw them… More »

Money 101: How To Resist Common Holiday Pitfalls

By: Colleen Meeks / December 20, 2010
As much as I would love to tell you to take the holidays off from having to worry about money, the fact is, the bazillion dollars we Americans spend every year celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and New Year's are all the more reason to be responsible about your finances. The blur and excitement of the seaso… More »

Girl Talk: My Real-Life “Four Christmases”

By: Joanne Hinkel / December 10, 2010
Like a lot of people, seeing the month of December flip over on the calendar every year brings on both excitement and dread for the remaining days of the year. Presents, parties, merry-making, decorating trees: pros. Spending hundreds of dollars I don’t have, the inevitable cookie- and cheese platter-induced weight gain, and a to-do list… More »

Stir Things Up With These Peppermint Cocktail Stirrers

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 9, 2010
One of our favorite things to do during the holidays is to take things that are already awesome — like chocolate brownies, kitty cats, and cocktails, for example — and make them even more awesome, usually by adding some marshmallows or mint chips and maybe a cute Christmas sweater to the former two. For the… More »

Style 911: I’m Meeting My Boyfriend’s Parents At Their Holiday Party

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 8, 2010
My boyfriend had the bright idea to introduce me to his parents for the first time at their annual holiday party. Fortunately, the party is taking place at their home so it's more casual than formal. Unfortunately, I have no idea what to wear. Please help me! -- Beth Wow! That's a doozy. You're meeting… More »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: Ear Ornament

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 7, 2010
We're getting our Christmas tree today, which means I should be focusing on expanding our sad selection of ornaments (at last count we had one porcelain turtledove and a troll doll head with a wire sticking out of it), but I'd so much rather buy ornaments for my own head, like these festive earrings. Maybe… More »

Ho, Ho, Ho: Unwrap This Package From Santa

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 7, 2010
I kind of want a boyfriend for a lot of reasons -- like regular sex, foot rubs, companionship, someone to vacation with, etc. But I really, really want a boyfriend because then I could buy him these boxers and make him wear them year-round. Am I alone in thinking they're funny yet totally sexy? Oh,… More »

Help! He’s Terrible At Buying Me Gifts

By: YourTango.com / December 4, 2010
My husband cannot shop. He’s awful at buying gifts. He tries really hard, but it’s just not his thing. One year, I got socks. Then there were the years where I got electronic gifts—fun for him, but not for me (and no woman really wants a clothes steamer as her big Christmas gift, no matter… More »

Dear Wendy: “Should My New Boyfriend Get My Parents A Christmas Gift?”

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 2, 2010
My boyfriend asked me last night if we/he should get my parents and sister each a gift for Christmas. This is our first Christmas as a couple and the first serious boyfriend I had around the holidays. He has already met my parents and sister and they all like each other. Should he get them… More »

DIY Holiday Gift Roundup

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 26, 2010
A couple weeks ago I asked you to share your DIY holiday gift suggestions. If you plan on making your own gifts this year, you should probably get started this weekend if you haven't already. After the jump, a round-up of some of the best reader suggestions if you're still looking for inspiration. More »

Make The First Move With The Mistletoe Headband

By: Ami Angelowicz / November 21, 2010
Take matters into your own hands this Christmas with the mistletoe headband. For $8 you can be guaranteed -- at the very least -- a smooch from Santa. Hmm ... adorable or desperate? I can't tell. [Urban Outfitters]… More »

Cheapskate: Lands’ End Canvas Does The Preppy Look For Less

By: Annika Harris / October 25, 2010
You know we're big fans of J.Crew, over here. But we're not fans of the Crew's oftentimes ridiculous prices. We still haven't figured out why most of the shoes are upwards of $200! But instead of complaining (some more), we decided to check out Lands' End Canvas, which has preppy yet slightly urba… More »

Perk Up Your Rack With Nipple Enhancers

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2010
You heard it here first -- the bra-less look is back, y'all! But are your nipples coming up short? If your chesticles are lacking a significant eraser-head erectness, Body Perks' nipple enhancers will make your aureole look like they just experienced sub-zero temperatures. Now available in mocha! Check out a closer (vaguely NSFW) look at… More »

Style Stealer: Sienna Miller’s Pastel Autumn Look

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2010
While everyone else was out shopping for brown, mustard, and green corduroys, Sienna Miller went for pastel pink. In this outfit she demonstrates how to mesh three seasons into one outfit. She took the color of the pants from spring, the knit sweater from autumn, and the peep-toe shoes from summer. It's a look… More »