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Thanks, I Made It Myself: 10 Last-Minute DIY Gift Ideas

Does anyone know how it’s possible that Christmas is now just over a week away?! It snuck up on me even faster than usual this year. If you’re still scrambling to get all your gifts together, don’t fret: you’ve still got time to whip up a cute homemade gift that will save you money and help you avoid the soul-sucking craziness of the mall. My criteria when seeking out last-minute DIY gift ideas are as follows: Supplies/ingredients that are either in your house already or easy to track down, can be finished in no more than an hour, will actually be used/eaten/worn by recipient. Click through to see what DIY gifts made the cut!

What I Really Want: Amelia’s Christmas List

What I Really Want: Amelia's Christmas List

Still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady in your life? Not sure what to ask for yourself? Don’t worry, The Frisky staff is here to help! We’ll be compiling our Christmas lists (along with some pertinent stats) to help you get inspired. Or just take a voyeuristic peek into our deepest consumerist desires. Either way.

Name: Amelia

Age: 34

Zodiac Sign: The best one. (Scorpio, obvs.)

Favorite Book: Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger

Signature Drink: Wine, but much less lately; Diet Coke; grapefruit juice.

Primary Interests: Nesting; cooking elaborate meals for one; having deep conversations with my dog Lucca; 12 step readings and meetings; Candy Crush; bubble baths; beach vacations; binge watching TV shows; asking myself “WWBD” (What Would Beyonce Do?).

What I Really Want: 

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7 Reasons You Should Buy A Personalized “Star Trek” Action Figure For Everyone On Your List

Customized Star Trek TNG Action Figures

It recently came to our attention that for the low, low price of $69.99, you can make a 3D-printed customized “Star Trek” action figure of yourself. Let us just say that again: you can turn yourself into a shockingly detailed, miniature member of Starfleet. LIFE DREAM STATUS ALERT. Obviously we have already spent multiple hours discussing our preferred ranks, poses, uniform options, the inherent risks involved with being a member of Command, and how unflattering the Starfleet jumpsuits are, even on our plastic doppelgangers. In the process, we realized that these action figures would make the perfect Christmas gift, and not just for Trekkies like us, but for every single person on our (and your!) holiday gift lists. Here’s why: Keep reading »

What I Really Want: Ami’s Christmas List

What I Really Want: Ami's Christmas List

Still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady in your life? Not sure what to ask for yourself? Don’t worry, The Frisky staff is here to help! We’ll be compiling our Christmas lists (along with some pertinent stats) to help you get inspired. Or just take a voyeuristic peek into our deepest consumerist desires. Either way.

Name: Ami

Age: Gulp. Less than 10 days away from being 35

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn/Sagittarius cusp

Favorite Book: Birds of America by Lorrie Moore

Signature Drink: Water

Primary Interests: Reading my Kindle while drinking wine, yoga, food TV, drag queens, oracle cards, Stevie Nicks, people-watching on the subway, Siamese twins, horse GIFs.

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Holiday Gift Guide: For Homesick Australians

I’m going to make some sweeping generalizations about Australians. They have very cute, but oft-difficult-to-discern accents. They all come from places with silly names like Dingawoomba. Some of them drink a lot. They are sick of fielding questions about kangaroos. And most importantly, they love their snacks. Brits have their Marmite. The Quebecois have their poutine. Australians have a proud tradition of tastsy snackery that I had no idea about until I married one. And it’s not just snacks! Our friends Down Under have some pretty great skincare, beauty products, clothes, and pop culture. Oh yes, Australians are more than just cute koalas and Crocodile Dundee jokes.  Keep reading »

What I Really Want: Rachel’s Christmas List

What Rachel Really Wants For Christmas

Still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady in your life? Not sure what to ask for yourself? Don’t worry, The Frisky staff is here to help! We’ll be compiling our Christmas lists (along with some pertinent stats) to help you get inspired. Or just take a voyeuristic peek into our deepest consumerist desires. Either way.

Name: Rachel
Age: Old enough, but barely
Zodiac Sign: Taurus/Gemini cusp
Favorite Movie: “Natural Born Killers”
Signature Drink: All the wine
Primary Interests: Cats, hibernation, fine dining, vain pursuits, books on books on books, heated intellectual and existential discourse, sedatives

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Holiday Gift Guide: For The Tech-Obsessed Guy

The Frisky is serving up holiday gift guides to help you pick the perfect present for everyone on your list. Here, we’ve got 5 gifts for the tech obsessed guy in your life.

Holiday Gift Guide: 9 Pass-Aggro Presents For People You’re Obligated To Buy For

Buying presents for people you actually like is hard enough. When you’re forced to buy for someone who is undeserving of your holiday thoughtfulness (and hard-earned cash), browsing the generic gift section at Target feels like pulling teeth. But alas, we all have people on our Christmas lists who we kinda wish didn’t exist, yet we are obligated to buy gifts for anyway. Not that we endorse being passive-aggressive, but sometimes it’s necessary to make a statement to your evil granny who is fond of pointing out how much weight you’ve gained. Enjoy the worst part of your holiday shopping by gifting her with something that will leave her speechless for once. Click through for some present ideas for the people on your list who you love to hate.

What I Really Want: Winona’s Christmas List

What I Really Want: Winona's Gift List

Still on the hunt for a last-minute gift for that hard-to-buy-for lady in your life? Not sure what to ask for yourself? Don’t worry, The Frisky staff is here to help! We’ll be compiling our Christmas lists (along with some pertinent stats) to help you get inspired. Or just take a voyeuristic peek into our deepest consumerist desires. Either way. First up is Winona!

Name: Winona
Age: 28
Zodiac Sign: Taurus
Favorite Movie: “The Sandlot”
Signature Drink: Bellini (or anything with Prosecco, really)
Primary Interests: Travel, fashion, cooking, country music, Connie Britton, existential crises.

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Holiday Gift Guide: For The Outdoorsman

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 outdoorsman (or woman).

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