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Cheapskate: Anthropologie Clearance

I think of Anthropologie as Urban Outfitters‘ older, sophisticated, and more expensive sister. So when someone suggested it for this week’s Cheapskate, I was a little apprehensive. I mean, I hardly ever find anything there that I have to have for the ridiculous price it costs. I have no problem admitting I’m cheap in weird ways, but isn’t that kind of the point of this weekly post? Anyway, I did mange to find some really great classic and unusual pieces still available during the Anthropologie clearance sale. So here we go! Keep reading »

Plugging Awesome: Socket Rings

This holiday season, sock it to the one you love with these his-and-her plug and socket rings. The handmade accessories will show everyone, so stylishly, that when you and your man get together, it’s electric! [Socket Ring in brass, $60; Plug Ring in brass and sterling silver, $110; Etsy.com] Keep reading »

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 Kit from Office Kit helps the childless create the illusion of being parents, thus reaping all the benefits that employees with children get, like leaving work early to “pick the tyke up from school” or having to stay home because “little Suzy is sick.” The kit comes with a picture of a kid for the desk, artwork to hang in your cubicle and a little handbook full of parental excuses.

OK, so this is a joke (we hope!). But you gotta wonder—if that’s not a picture of your baby, then whose kid is that? Shame on the parent who loaned out their child’s smile to strangers seeking an extra sick day. [InventorSpot] Keep reading »

Bucky Balls: The Go-To Gift For The Guy In Your Life

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “WTF, Amelia? Why would I want a bunch of metallic balls all stuck together?” Allow me to explain. You know how when you’re noodling over an idea, or talking on the phone, and you need something to do with your hands and masturbating wouldn’t really be appropriate? Well, Bucky Balls are the hottest innovation in desk toy technology. Made from 216 rare-earth magnets, Bucky Balls can be formed into any shape your hands desire. Seriously — just watch the fun demonstration video after the jump. Rolling Stone called it the “Toy of the Year,” Esquire says there’s “no better desk toy,” and Real Simple says it’s the perfect gift for dudes. Don’t know what to get your annoying frat boy brother? Now you do. [$30, GetBuckyBalls.com]

Bucky Balls is offering Frisky readers 20 PERCENT OFF from today, Dec. 16, to Sunday, Dec. 20. Simply click here and enter coupon code “FRISKY” when shopping. Keep reading »

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 of the Big Apple, he’s also created “limited-edition” cubes from The Republican National Convention and St. Patrick’s Day in Dublin, among other excess street garbage-producing events. And judging from the fact that he and his wife now reside in Greenwich Village, one of Manhattan’s most expensive neighborhoods, the trash collection biz must be somewhat lucrative. Hey, at $50-$100 a cube, it’s a pretty good profit. We just hope they’re smell-proof. [NYC Garbage] Keep reading »

No Reindeer Were Harmed In The Making Of This Bag

This hand-quilted bag with a faux antler handle would have coordinated perfectly with the outfit Lady Gaga wore on Monday. And it’s the priciest item we’ve ever encountered on Etsy, so it would match the singer’s expensive taste, too. [$600, Etsy] Keep reading »

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