bad gifts


As we struggle to find that perfect gift, ever so many of us will fail. As a service to everyone you even pretend to care about, I’m offering you this list of what not to buy. Consider it an anti-gift guide. I have no idea what your family likes, but I know what they hate, because… READ MORE »


Guys, I know picking out a Christmas gift for your lady (if she hasn’t told you exactly, specifically what she wants) is no easy feat. There are so many options out there. And if you’re bad at this whole buying presents thing, you may find yourself completely overwhelmed and defeated and susceptible to making really… READ MORE »


From anxiety over one’s relationship status (or lack thereof), to figuring out a non-lame way to celebrate, Valentine’s Day, more than any other occasion, has the power to elicit panic in even the most reserved, well-tempered individuals. Perhaps the most nerve-wracking experience of the whole occasion is choosing an appropriate gift, one that sends just… READ MORE »


Last week, Frisky staffers told you about the worst gifts we’ve ever received. We had some doozies, ranging from terrifying clown dolls to new-age water fountains to passive-aggressive sweaters and self-help books, but we were blown away by the hilarious stories readers had to share. After the jump, a collection of our favorite cringe-worthy comments… READ MORE »

Love & Sex

My boyfriend and I have been dating for five years. I feel so confused because he gives me a stupid stuffed animal for every holiday that comes around while I actually put thought into his gifts. We have no problem in our age difference (about 12 years), but lately I’ve been feeling as if he… READ MORE »


During the holidays, gift ideas abound. But if you’re a guy, you know shopping for a woman isn’t easy. And heaven forbid you get her the wrong gift. Then you get that look. And you might end up spending New Year’s eve alone. After the jump, the top 20 gifts a man should never, ever… READ MORE »


If you don’t get at least a couple really lame gifts for every great holiday gift you receive, then consider us jealous. We’ve all got that aunt who thinks the sweater with the kittens on it is OK because it’s cashmere (true story), and though we try to imply the error of that reasoning with… READ MORE »