Posts tagged "gifts"

Emily Postmodern: You Only Get To Have One Registry, So Use It Wisely

Certain household appliances signal one has arrived at adulthood. For me, it was a KitchenAid stand mixer. These large, highly-specialized items don’t lend themselves well to the vagabond ways of youth and are just a smidge too expensive to justify. But, when you eventually find yourself with more than one saucepan and a full set

Julianna Rose Dow / August 20, 2015

Seattle Girl Receives Jeweled Gifts From Crow Friends

This is not a fairy tale or a “Portlandia” sketch. This is real life eight year old Seattle native Gabi Mann, who routinely receives trinkets from her garden’s visiting crows as a thank you for feeding them regularly.
Gabi has been feeding her crow friends since she was two years old and has collected hundred…

Katrin Higher / March 1, 2015

I Did My Christmas Shopping Early This Year And It Was Awesome

A few months ago, I decided on a whim that I would get my holiday shopping done early, and I’m so glad I did. I tend to be somewhat of a last-minute gift shopper, and when the idea to shop early popped into my head I wanted to make a silly little challenge with myself…

Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Vintage Lover

These vintage-inspired gifts are sure to delight that friend of yours with a hardcore nostalgia streak.

Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: 15 Ugly Gifts That Will Put A Smile On Your Face (But Not Theirs)

Whether you’re looking for a gag gift or just something to give to someone you hate, Etsy has got you covered. The site is chock full of (unintentionally) ugly items, that make you wonder why the hell they were made in the first place. Perfect for a holiday surprise that is sure to leave your…

Katie Oldenburg / December 17, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Person Who’s Always Cold

No matter who you are and where you live, you’re bound to know someone who’s always cold. You know… that person who wears wool sweaters in 80-degree weather, whose hands and lips turn blue when there’s a slight spring breeze. It’s time to help them with their struggle. We’ve compiled a list of cozy and…

Katie Oldenburg / December 12, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Recently Dumped

Break-ups are tough enough as it is, but a heartbreak during the holiday season is particularly excruciating. Nobody wants to be surrounded by gushy holiday cheer bullshit when their heart is torn in two. Here’s what to buy for that fantastic, talented, loving, newly single friend of yours who deserves way better than her ex…

Claire Hannum / December 10, 2014

Gift Guide: 10 Music Tech Gifts For The Audiophile

This year was a big year for The Frisky in terms of music. We fell in love with A-Audio headphones and have been blasting Taylor Swift’s 1989 on Amelia’s kickass wireless speaker, so it was only appropriate to highlight the music tech we love (and want) this year. Got a music lover on your gift…

Katie Oldenburg / December 7, 2014

9 Handmade Ryan Gosling Accessories You Need

Now that Ryan Gosling is officially off the market, ladies everywhere are heartbroken. Just because you can’t physically have him with you doesn’t mean you have to give up on him entirely. There are plenty of Etsy accessories that let you keep him near your heart on a permanent basis. Whether you’re looking for a…

College Candy / December 6, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Why Are Kids’ Toys So Crappy?

One of the coolest parts of childhood is definitely all the toys. But as a parent today — especially a feminist one — toys can be one of the more frustrating aspects of raising a child. Marketing and branding has increased tenfold, and even kids who don’t regularly watch TV are aware of all the…

Avital Norman Nathman / December 5, 2014

Gift Guide: For The Jetsetting Travel Enthusiast

Got a travel fanatic in your life? Here’s what to get them this holiday season!

Claire Hannum / December 4, 2014

How To Pick A Great Gift: A Guide For People Who Are Not So Good At Reading Others

You know that phrase, “It’s the thought that counts”? I feel like we’ve gotten away from it a little. It’s used ironically so often now — like, you got a bad gift, but hey, at least the person thought to give you a gift, right? Nah, nah, nah. Let’s stop that.
It really i…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 28, 2014

Etsy Spotlight: Unique Gifts For TV Show Superfans (Past And Present)

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to shop, but what do you get for someone who’s permanently stationed in front of their TV? We’ve compiled some unique gift ideas from Etsy for your friends and family who can’t get enough “Scandal,” “Friends,” “Orange Is The New Black,” “Girls,” “Game Of Thrones,” “Breaking…

Katie Oldenburg / November 25, 2014

15 Boozy Gift Ideas For The Drinkers In Your Life

The holidays are upon us, which means it’s time to start shopping for the perfect gifts to get for your loved ones. As much as I’m sure your dad enjoyed that tie you got him, and your best friends are using the picnic basket you bought (ha), why not give them something that they’ll really…

Katie Oldenburg / November 21, 2014

And The Average Cost Of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Gift Guide Items Is…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2014 holiday gift guide is out, and it’s about as ridiculous as you’d expect. E! and ETOnline both added up the total cost of all the items on it (not including those listed as “price upon request”), and E! came up with $109,384 while ET came up with $107,309.49. By Newser’s count, there…

Newser / November 14, 2014

Thank Me Later: I’ve Found The Solution To Your Holiday Gifting Dilemmas

Every year in the beginning of November, I start panicking about the upcoming holidays and all of the presents I need to get. I have a particularly large family with some especially difficult characters to buy for (and I can only purchase so many checkout aisle tchotchkes), so I usually find myself wandering the ravaged…

Katie Oldenburg / November 11, 2014

16 Gifts For The Ultimate Beyoncé Fan

If I could have a room in my house dedicated to the perfection that is Beyoncé, I would do it. Unfortunately, I’m single, and a large display of Mrs. Carter prayer candles and Andy Warhol-inspired Beyoncé wall art might scare the menfolk away. On the bright side, there is a ton of awesome merchandise out…

Katie Oldenburg / August 27, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Ridiculously Rich Person Who Has Everything

At a loss for what to purchase for a friend who already has a Bulgari watch, a Birkin bag, and a closet filled with Chanel? Well, have we got something for you, with an emphasis on the ridiculous in “ridiculously rich.” We’ve got the beat on what to buy for your closest, coolest, most prosperou…

Rachel Krause / December 18, 2013

7 Rules For Spontaneous Gifting

Between growing up Jewish and having a birthday two days before Christmas, it became ingrained in me that holiday presents only happen sometimes. In my world, gifts are never a guarantee, they are a pleasant surprise. Some years, I would get one Hanukkah present, some years I would get 8 and some years, especially whe…

Ami Angelowicz / December 17, 2013

5 Perfect Gifts For … The Glam Girl

All this month The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick presents for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got gifts for the girl who wouldn’t be caught dead without her eyelash curler…

Rachel Krause / December 21, 2012
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