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Holiday Gift Guide: 10 Usable, Consumable Non-Things To Give This Year

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You know what I kind of hate? Stuff. Sitting there, requiring dusting, storage, packing when I move. Getting rid of unwanted, unbeautiful things is practically a hobby of mine. Do you still want that gold unicorn figurine? Because I really want to donate it to Goodwill so I don’t have to look at it anymore.

And Christmastime is the season of stuff. We all receive mountains of random crap from those ridiculous office Secret Santas, shirt-tail relatives and well-intentioned others. A framed print of dogs playing poker for the art snob! Cheese and meat trays for the vegetarian! Jingly, jangly earrings for the un-pierced! So, let’s save ourselves some embarrassment, a bit of wrapping paper and a trip to the returns counter and give the lovelies in our lives some consumable, usable non-stuff this year. Here are 10 to get you started… Keep reading »

With A Doormat Scale, You May Get Far Fewer Guests

Don’t like guests? Want to give people a reason to never come over and visit you? The Doormat Scale is the perfect solution! When potential visitors are forced to find out how much they weigh before setting foot in your house, you’ll never have to entertain again! Of course, designer Emilio Alarcón notes, “Not everyone will find the Doormat Scale amusing.” I know I would not. If I came face-to-face with the Doormat Scale, I would run screaming for my life. Purportedly, the point of this “welcome” mat scale is not to humiliate but to bring to the fore one of the taboos we would rather ignore. What if your weight were on the table, so to speak? Would everyone worry about how much they weigh anymore if everyone knew how much each other weighed? Either way, Alarcón notes, it’s a “conversation starter.” I’m just not sure that’s a conversation I want to have. [StyleFrizz] Keep reading »

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