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Cheapskate: Aeropostale

I’m feeling a little nostalgic as I remember how Aeropostale was the shizznit when I was in high school. The retailer still caters the teen-set with its logo-splattered clothing, but adults like us can still find some necessary basics for cheap, which is how we Cheapskates roll. Keep reading »

Brilliant Gift Idea: Ballet—Wii-Style!

No, I was never one of those little girls being dropped off in her little pink tutu for ballet class—hell, I couldn’t even hack it in the “dance” portion of gymnastics, and my sister and I bailed on the class right before it was time to for my mother to pay for our recital get-ups. (Her exact words were, “If you don’t like it, you can quit, but do it before I have to pay $100 for each of your costumes!” Can’t blame her.) Anyways, I’ve always been in awe of ballerinas—they are toned, long, lean and have amazing flexibility. Seeing as though I can’t even touch my toes, a little flexibility could be good for me (not to mention, ahem, some toning!) so I think I’ve found the perfect holiday gift … for me. All who know me, pay attention: Wii’s “My Ballet Studio.” As the back cover says: “Learn to become a graceful dancer as you are judged on your sense of balance, flexibility, and your stability!” Yes, yes, yes—sign me up—and at 30 bucks, it’s not a wallet killer, assuming you already own Wii, that is. [Teen Vogue] Keep reading »

Get Dita’s Hair For The Holidays

Okay, we’re not so naive that we think that using the hair products Dita von Teese is hawking on her website will make us look like the burlesque diva or anything, but we can be kind of excited about it as the perfect gift idea for girly fans. Little known fact: Dita’s mama is a hair dresser. Second little known fact: Dita consulted with her to create this line of shampoo, conditioner and hairspray, which is available as a holiday gift package that’s all wrapped up nice and pretty and includes, drumroll please … a signed and kissed card by Dita herself. (Or, while we’re being realistic here, maybe an ample-lipped assistant?) Who cares — it’s a great gift idea, and at $49.95, dare we say, reasonable? Order it here. [BellaSugar] Keep reading »

Win This! $200 JCPenney Gift Card

This week, we’re giving away a $200 JCPenney gift card to the best commenter on The Frisky. Whoever wins is going to have a tough time figuring out how to use it, so here’s an idea.

We’re always oohing and ahhing at the jewels celebs wear on the red carpet, from ginormous jade rings to intricate diamond and platinum bracelets, but, sadly, those statement makers don’t really have a place in our everyday lives. What we would wear pretty much every day, however, is a pair of diamond hoop earrings. They’d add some sparkle to our workday ensembles, and they’re elegant enough to pair with our best dress (should we ever have occasion to bring it out of the closet). [$229.99, JCPenney]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away a $200 gift card provided by JCPenney to use however you wish, but you have to work if you want it! The best commenter for this coming week — from today, Friday, Dec. 4 through Thursday, Dec. 10 — will be awarded with the gift card. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can. Click HERE to read the official rules. And remember to check Gift For Gab on Dec. 11 to see if you’re the winner. Keep reading »

Custom Mugs For The Coffee (Or Tea) Drinker Who Has Everything

Finding holiday gifts for everyone on your list isn’t the easiest thing you’ll do this month (actually, the easiest thing to do this month is eat your weight in sugar cookies). Most of us buy the things we need as we need them, which leaves present purchasers without any solid leads. Sometimes, the easiest way to come up with a gift idea is to think about what the recipient uses on a regular basis and then get them a special version of that. For example, this pair of custom-made silhouette mugs would be an exceptionally thoughtful gift for a coffee drinker. A set of two costs $65, and the silhouettes are created from photos you provide, so they could be of a couple, children, pets, or anyone else who looks good in profile. [Etsy]

Love the look of silhouettes? Check out our ridiculously cute cameo-themed objects shopping guide for more! Keep reading »

Cheapskate: Urban Outfitters

There are three things we love about Urban Outfitters: it usually has several iterations of trend pieces per season, the designer collaborations are pretty awesome, and almost everything goes on sale, unless it sells out. Here are some of our Cheapskate finds, after the jump. Keep reading »

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