holiday gifts

How To Return His Holiday Gift Without Him Getting Butt Hurt

A new survey discovered what we’ve known since our middle school boyfriend bought us an ugly-as-fuck but well-intentioned heart bracelet: despite their most focused efforts, the majority of men suck at picking out presents. According to research done by StyleCard, this year, about 42 percent of women are stuck with a holiday gift from their S.O. More »


5 Perfect Gifts For…The Candle Collector

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 scent sophisticate in your life ….

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Infographic: What His Christmas Gift Really Means


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 »


DIY Holiday Gift Roundup

A couple weeks ago I asked you to share your DIY holiday gift suggestions. If you plan on making your own gifts this year, you should probably get started this weekend if you haven’t already. After the jump, a round-up of some of the best reader suggestions if you’re still looking for inspiration. … More »


Shoplifters Of The World Use Gift Cards

Forget that gift cards generally make lousy presents, another reason why they’re an all-around bad idea: they’re becoming popular vehicles of crime. The New York Times reports that more and more, retail employees are committing theft by manipulating stores’ gift cards. When you think about it, these electronic devices are far more clever than filling… More »


Frenemy Gift Idea: A Beautiful Pile Of Coal

For parents, part of the joy of Christmas is knowing your children will behave in the days leading up to Santa’s arrival. But when you grow up, the scary possibility of finding coal in your stocking instead of presents has been fairly nonexistent, until now: Lush Cosmetics decided to bring back the sooty gift this… More »


What I Really Want for Christmas: Ice Skates

As we get older, Christmas gifts have a tendency of getting more expensive and less whimsical. Barbie’s Dream House is replaced with four-inch Louboutin heels and it’s exciting, yes, but also a bit sad. I don’t remember the last time I received a gift that legitimately made me smile. That’s not to say that friends,… More »


So Wrong: Kid In A Kit To Fool The Office

We’ve talked before about reasons not to have children, so here’s another—you can just fake it! When it comes to balancing work and home life, we mainly think about the negative … but doesn’t having kids also give you a legitimate reason to do less work, too? (Real-world answer: no.)

The Kid in a… More »


Here’s A Trashy Gift Idea

New York-based artist Justin Gignac is one of those dudes who inspires us to ask, Why didn’t I think of that? After a co-worker pointed out and emphasized the importance of package design, he got the bright idea that anything could be dressed to sell, including garbage. In addition to hawking crap from the streets… More »


Reindeer Poop Necklaces, For The Person Who Has Everything

Americans will go crazy beginning Friday as we hunt for unique gifts for our friends and family, but the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington, IL, has made our present search simple. The zoo’s gift shop is selling “magical reindeer gem” necklaces made from dehydrated, sterilized, and spray-painted reindeer dung. The snowman-shaped pendants sell for $20… More »


Santa Can’t Afford To Give You This

For my teeny tiny Christmas tree in my Manhattan apartment, I purchased one of those flimsy contraptions, certainly built to only last one season. But this Swarovski-encrusted tree stand is putting me to shame. It’s shiny, fancy, and really, really expensive at $14,770. Could this be the very best present under a tree? [Born Rich]… More »


Polaroid Of The Month Club—You Want In?

Yes, it’s another “whatever of the month club” subscription—but, hold up, this one is worth it, mostly because they aren’t sending you cuts of beef or different cigars each month. Polaroid of the Month Club was started by Melanie from the darling You Are My Fave blog. She takes pretty pictures of pretty things with… More »


What Did One Hand Say To The Other?

“Hey, who does your ink?” Check out these animal hand tattoos by Héctor Serrano for some kid-friendly fun. Fab stocking stuffer. [A+R Store] … More »


You’ll Be One Stylish Present Wearing Kate Spade’s Bow Accessories

While some clothing companies sew sequins on a sweater and call it holiday attire, Kate Spade takes a more original approach, turning the classic bows that get stuck on top of presents into hair accessories, ballet flats, necklaces, and, our personal favorite, rings. These aren’t accessories you’d wear year-round, but it sure would be fun… More »


Need Some Genius Gift Ideas? Here’s 5 Of ‘Em

With the holiday season quickly approaching and the recession still affecting everyone’s wallet, gift giving is going to take an interesting turn this season. But don’t they always say the best gifts are those from the heart and not pre-packaged from a store?

Robert Verdi, style expert and TV host, detailed his favorite gift… More »


Computers Can Now Get Salon Treatments With OPI

Or, um, something like that. Remember last week when we mentioned that Dell collaborated with artists to create a series of chic laptop designs? They’re at it again, but this time, their partnership is aimed at nerdy beauty junkies. Nail company OPI worked with Dell to create a line of laptops based on famous polish… More »


Quick Pic: A Purse Good Enough To Eat

Not a clutch but a cake. French menswear designer Alexis Mabille designed this yule log for Angelina, a famous Parisian cafe. Fashion tastes so good. [Parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com] … More »


What A Craigslist Ad Teaches Us About Relationships

Forget self-help books and magazine columns. For dating and relationship advice, I recommend Craigslist. Don’t believe me? Yesterday, I was perusing the New York City section of the site, hoping someone might be unloading a pair of Veronica slouch Frye boots in a size 7, preferably barely used, and hopefully well under the $328 they… More »


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 to be watered even though it’s dead, and none of us have the space for a 9″ beauty. The fake options below will make your… More »