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Get Your Free Shipping On — Today Only!

Still haven’t got all your Christmas shopping done? No worries, today is Free Shipping Day, a completely arbitrary and made up celebration of online commerce. More than 2,900 retailers have signed on to participate, including Sephora, Barnes and Noble, and Amelia’s fave, J. Crew. You can search by type of good or service you want,… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: The Sex Toy Enthusiast (NSFW)

Every holiday season, every publication imaginable puts together gift guides filled with shopping ideas for the festively confused. It has always surprised me that more gift guides for husbands and wives and boyfriends and girlfriends, don’t suggest sexy goodies. Lots of sex toys are inexpensive (under $40, with lots of them under $30) and unlike… More »


9 Totally Respectable Holiday “Regifts”

Some of us spend weeks planning our holiday gift shopping. Some of us make extensive lists and go on multiple shopping outings. And others of us wait until Christmas day to ransack our homes looking for something, anything, we can do without. Then we wrap it in emergency tissue paper we keep under the sink. More »


Holiday Gift Guide: For The Avid Athlete

We all have a fitness buff friend, right? You know the type. She jogs on her lunch breaks. She has a favorite treadmill at the gym. She never changes out of her yoga pants but somehow it totally works for her. Here are 10 sporty gifts her healthy little heart desires… … More »


This Season’s Hottest Holiday Card Belongs To Stefon

Get a look at the holiday card sent out to some lucky recipients from the cast and crew of “Saturday Night Live” — it’s Norman Rockwell meets Stefon, “Weekend Update”‘s resident club kid! Seeing this gave me the gentle push I needed to spend 30 minutes watching Stefon skits on Hulu (four of which are… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: Presents For Julie

This year, instead of exchanging holiday presents here at The Frisky, we’ve decided to give each other slideshows of the gifts we would give one another if money were no object. Last week, the staff gifted me with some awesome imaginary presents. This week it’s Julie’s turn! Click through to see the gifts in her virtual stocking. It’s the… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Presents That Won’t Get You Laid

If your lady wants to run to the bedroom immediately after unwrapping your present (meaning your holiday gift, not the present in your pants), she probably liked it. For post-gift sex indicates that your present was thoughtful, touching, meaningful, and impressive. These gifts will not inspire any sort of arousal. If you hope to get… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: For The Guy You’re About To Dump

The holidays are the worst when it comes to breakups. If you’re in a relationship that’s in the pits, it’s often difficult to extract yourself from it in time to avoid having to get your unwanted significant other a present. So if your New Year’s resolution is to be single and mingling in 2012, we’ve… More »


20 Reasons Why Dogs Hate The Holidays

John DeVore has a, heh, pet peeve: dogs in Santa hats and elf suits and Mrs. Claus glasses. Over at Dumb As A Blog, he’s assembled 20 visual examples of dogs loathing the holidays for this very reason, complete with hilarious captions. Check it out here! … More »


Girl Talk: I’m A Christmas Music Junkie

Come the holiday season, I’m all abuzz with warm, fuzzy feelings. The world is all aglitter with Christmas lights, hot cocoa and cider sit warm in my belly, dogs wear absurd sweaters, and I can’t stop smiling. I practically piss eggnog. From the day after Thanksgiving through Boxing Day, I delve into a playlist of… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: Your Sassy Sister

Your sister is cheeky, irreverent, and almost always has something inappropriate to say at family gatherings. She’s always been too cool for school, especially all those times she ignored you in the hallway. Hopefully you guys have settled the score by now, but even if you aren’t on quite the same page, there are a… More »


How To Use Your Smartphone To Send Holiday Cards

E-cards work well for a quick greeting, but sometimes you want to give the pleasure of a physical card in the mail. Gone are the days of simply finding a card in the store, signing your name and maybe writing a word or two. Thankfully, there are some great, easy ways to send cards without ever… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Smartypants Dad

Shopping for dads is weird. You can go the tie route, or the dress shirt route, or the “Billy The Singing Bass” route. (Please don’t go that route.) Can you blame your dad for saying every year, “No, no, don’t get me anything! I don’t need anymore crap”? So I stopped buying my dad “crap.” Usually… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: 17 Surprisingly Easy Homemade Gift Ideas

The trick to a great homemade gift idea is getting the end result to look as if it was professionally made, and, believe it or not, that’s an easy thing to do! From leather phone cases to high-end lotion bars, we’ve found 17 deceptively easy homemade gifts that are sure to impress. Just click through… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Presents For A Crazy Cat Lady

Do you have a friend who’s always covered in cat hair and smells vaguely of Fresh Step? It doesn’t matter if she’s young or old; you can be a crazy cat lady at any age. There’s a 90 percent chance that I myself am, or am on my way to becoming, this girl. As anyone… More »


Cash & Coupling: Are Your Gift-Giving Styles In Sync?

My husband is like a child when it comes to giving gifts. He shops big – both big price tags and big impact — and he’s usually even more excited about giving me my gifts than I am about getting them. They’re always really nice – for my 30th birthday I got an iPad –… More »


Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Gifts For The Budget Fashionista

We all know, or are, an aspiring fashionista. Even if you don’t, it’s easy to pick her out. She’s either decked out all avant-garde, or keeping it badass and chic in head-to-toe black. The fashion-y girl is everywhere, be she stomping up and down your block or in your house, in your bedroom, in your… More »


The Frisky’s Favorite Holiday Movies

One of the best (and laziest) parts of the holiday season is throwing on your PJs and hunkering down for a holiday movie marathon. The season doesn’t really start until we’ve seen “Elf” and “Scrooged” a couple of times. Here are nine holiday movies that make us laugh, cry, and break out the yuletide cheer. What’s… More »