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What His Gift Really Says: Holiday Presents Decoded

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…

Diana Vilibert |

Last-Minute Holiday Gifts That Don’t Seem Desperate

Usually, when someone gives me a gift card or money, I feel like they couldn’t think of anything better or ran out of time to find a more personal gift.

Catherine Strawn |

Holiday How-To: Button Earrings

You don’t have to be especially skilled to make presents for your pals. Case in point: button earrings. I found a pair in my mom’s jewelry box from the ’70s…

Catherine Strawn |

Holiday How-To: Embroidered Notebooks

Are you out of ideas for what to get your friends for Christmas? Are you out of money? Why don’t you make something! Our talented Emily stitched this adorable lovebird…

Catherine Strawn |

The Frisky Gift Guide: 10 Ways To Make Fast Money To Buy Gifts

There are only four days left before the start of Hanukkah and only eight days left before Christmas. And we bet you could use a little extra cash to buy…

Annika Harris |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Your Awesome Four-Legged Friend

Our pets can be rather intuitive, but we doubt they know when it’s the holiday season. All they know is that you’re excited about something and, therefore, they feed off…

Annika Harris |

Christmas Trees For Your Studio Apartment

There’s nothing like the smell of fresh pine this time of year, but having a real Christmas tree comes with some downsides: those freaking needles get everywhere, the thing needs…

Catherine Strawn |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Don’t Forget Your Manners

‘Tis the season to shower the people you love – and, of course, get a little soaked yourself — with pretty wrapped packages. While giving and receiving can be oh…

Chelsea Kaplan |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Home Sweet Home

The holidays are a great time to buy the people in your life items that add to their homes’ ambiance and convenience. For example, my mom came over for Thanksgiving…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Beauty Booty

We’re self-proclaimed beauty junkies, so one of our favorite gifts to receive and give is a Sephora gift card. But since there’s no joy in unwrapping a gift card, we…

Annika Harris |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Our Dream Gifts

Just as most women have a list of celebrities they dream about sleeping with, we all lust after a few items that we almost certainly won’t receive, even if we…

Catherine Strawn |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Guy-Approved Boyfriend Gifts

Sometimes, we think we have the best gift ideas for boys, but then realize we bought what we would have wanted, not what they would actually like to get. Since…

Catherine Strawn |

The Frisky Gift Guide: 25 Awesome Gifts Under $25

Just because your pockets are hurting doesn’t mean you have to give crappy gifts. After the jump, 25 totally sweet gifts for $25 and under. We might just buy them…

Annika Harris |

The Frisky Gift Guide: He Said/She Said Gift Giving For Couples

It’s always tricky when the holidays arrive and you’re in a relatively new relationship. What do you get your boy or girlfriend after just a month? Or what about that…

Jessica Amason |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Gifts For Your BFFs and BSFs

What would you do without your girl friends and sisters? If it weren’t for them, you probably wouldn’t know about threading as a form of hair removal, would never have…

Catherine Strawn |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Safe & Sexy

What do you get for the gal that has everything? Something to protect her most prized possessions! Safe sex presents are the best way to show someone you care –…

Simcha |

The Frisky Gift Guide: Books Every Shelf Will Love

You cannot go wrong buying someone a book as a gift — um, unless they’re illiterate of course. After the jump, 15 books we totally fell for, that would make…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

The Frisky Gift Guide: For Brothers And Boyfriends

You probably have lots of men in your life, even if you’re boyfriend-less. So, if you have a brother, or a boy friend (I have started referring to my male…

Catherine Strawn |

The Frisky Gift Guide: For The Man Who Provided Half Of Your DNA

Dads are hard to buy presents for, mostly because they either have everything they want or have the ability to buy anything they want. That’s why you need to find…

Catherine Strawn |

Crave: Lovely Holiday Cards

Every year we mean to send out holiday cards, and every year we get so sidetracked by all the pretty lights and mistletoe and marshmallow snowmen that we never get…

Wendy Atterberry |
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