Remember those gag gifts of singing bass fish on wooden plaques? Well, this is a ridiculous modification of that. Jingle Jugs are fashioned after a life-like set of boobs and shimmy-shake in rhythmic motion to the song “Titties & Beer.” They’re $10 on sale—imagine that, discounted already! Nothing like a little low-brow lewdness to wring out the last bits of the holiday season. [Spencer's] Keep reading »
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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, family and sundry now-ex-boyfriends haven’t been thoughtful and generous. Because they have. The fault is more mine than anyone else’s. You see, I’m one of those conniving gift receivers that subtly lays the tracks for future presents weeks in advance. By the time the holiday finally arrives, I’ve subconsciously given people no other choice but to get me what I want. Devious though it may be, it’s a method I’ve perfected.
The thing is, this year I want a gift that’s almost impervious to my underhanded hinting and suggestions: ice skates. Keep reading »
The sweater may seem like a standard, almost impersonal gift. Done right, though, it’s the ideal present — it’s practical, attractive and will actually be used. That said, year after year of going with guy friends to return their hideous sweaters for other things has taught me a bit about how not to eff it up. Let’s learn from others’ mistakes:
- Avoid cardigans unless your guy has expressly made his interest in them clear either by mentioning that he is (or could be) a fan and/or he has previously worn one.
- Same goes for turtlenecks. The exact reasoning is still fairly mysterious, but turtle necks are a hard sell with dudes. (To be fair, this guy‘s hot and he does kind of look like a jerk in that turtleneck.)
- Sweaters should hit an inch or two below the top of his pants. Dude’s not trying to wear a dress or a crop top, so keep length in mind while shopping.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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]
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 »