presents

News

Joe Riquelme found so much success with his iPhone app Videoshop that he was able to give his parents an extra special Christmas gift this year. Watch their teary reactions when they find out he paid off their mortgage — then at least give your parents a hug or something. [Gawker] … READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


Style

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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News

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… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


Style

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… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

First thing’s first: I’m a Jew. I haven’t celebrated Christmas since I was a little kid and we still believed in Santa Claus. (I was eight when I discovered he wasn’t real, and ceremoniously told my younger brother and sister at the dinner table. My mom got so mad she squeezed ketchup all over my… READ MORE »


Celebs

Angelina Jolie may just be the best gift-giver in Hollywood. Last year, she gave fiance and baby daddy Brad Pitt a freaking waterfall for Christmas. It had never occurred to me to want a waterfall before, but now I do. I’m not sure how much a waterfall costs, but I imagine it costs less than the $1.6 millllllion Jolie just spent… READ MORE »


galleries

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. Today it’s Jessica’s turn! Click through to see the gifts in her virtual… READ MORE »


holiday gift guide

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We know: The anticipation is killing you. Your gift is under the tree and you are wondering what in Father Christmas it could be. So use our handy-dandy flowchart, which is the Definitive Guide* To Guessing What Your Boyfriend/Husband/Manfriend Bought You For The Holidays. Check it out! [*AccuracyREAD MORE »


holiday gift guide

When a commitment-phobe I had been dating for two months excitedly told me he had a present for me — “you’ll love it,” he assured me — I prepared myself for a thoughtful, romantic gesture of his relationship readiness. But when I walked into his bedroom, he instead pointed at a Starbucks iced coffee on… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Men would rather give than receive. Keep this in mind, ladies, as you freak out, panic, and wring your hands over what to get your beloved for Christmas. Around this time of year, I offer my services to various female friends who are all on maddening quests to buy their boyfriends and their husbands the… READ MORE »


Style

Ever get a truly tacky, off-the-wall ugly present — like the leg table above — and wonder just what the heck the gift giver was thinking? Well, now there’s a place for all of your unwanted but well-meaning presents. Why Did You Buy Me That? chronicles strange-but-true gifts — everything from ugly jugs and creepy… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

It can be hard to know what Mom really wants for Mother’s Day. So we asked a bunch to tell us the best gift they ever received on the holiday, to help you with any last-minute shopping you might be doing for Sunday. For the most part, moms just want you to do or say… READ MORE »


Style

Last Friday, we asked you to tell us about an item you bought to treat yourself, and you seriously blew us away. We almost teared up a few times because your stories of personal purchases showed what’s important to you, and how much you value yourself. After much deliberation, we decided reader Maggie’s story was… READ MORE »


Money

Buying a gift card or certificate might be one way to deal with people whom you have no idea what to get for the holidays. And true, for the person receiving a gift card, it can feel like free money.

However, if you’re going this route, you’d probably be better off just handing… READ MORE »


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A garden center in the U.K. is apologizing today for a very un-PC brochure they reportedly sent to about 900,000 homes recently. An ad in the brochure suggested that men “Make her feel special with a clothesline this Christmas,” prompting some women to criticize the store for its old-school sale tactics. Margaret Green, from a… READ MORE »


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