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 to see if I could actually do it. I started planning out what to buy for people on my list that same day. I’d had a weird summer and thought I’d need random projects to keep myself from getting aimlessly sad in the fall, so at first, my goal was to have all my presents purchased by the end of October. That didn’t happen, but I did have everything done before Thanksgiving, barring a gift or two!
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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 recipient saying “WTF?” while you stand by enjoying yourself, here are some of our favorites.
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 warm items to gift your chronically freezing friend. Check ‘em out.
What to get the exhausted feminist in your life? Something practical, something to make them laugh, something to tell catcallers where they can shove it? Click through for ideas!
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Hooray, more holiday cheer! A set of boobs other than Sara X’s has been getting into the Christmas spirit: The Lowell, Michigan Police Department. I KID. They seem very nice and not at all boob-ish.
Lowell police officers started wearing body cameras on dispatches last October, and have since seen public complaints about the police decrease. This December, though, they came up with a new use for the cameras: Recording themselves on dispatches, giving Lowell residents exactly the presents they wanted for Christmas. Nearby officers were listening in on the dispatches, waiting for the residents to say what they still had to get for Christmas, then bought those items and ran them out to the cruiser. Keep reading »
Not sure what to get for that hard-to-buy person on your holiday list? T.J. Maxx and Marshalls are making shopping easier this year by bringing back their Holiday Gift Hotline, with famous gifting experts as their operators! Pretty cool, huh?
According to a survey by T.J. Maxx and Marshalls, parents, colleagues, men, teenagers and hosts/hostesses are the hardest types of people to shop for, with parents receiving the most un-inventive holiday gifts. To help out consumers who need some guidance, they’ve tapped experts in those five categories to provide personalized gifting consultations free of charge. Keep reading »