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What to get for the guy who hates everything (except for Kim Kardashian).
Ten totally f***ing quiche gifts to buy for Ja’mie IRL.
She owns a bow and arrow, wont talk to Twilight fans, gets mad when you waste good food, and totally read the books before seeing the movies. She’s a flagrant Hunger Games geek, and when she’s not busy training for a battle to the death, you guys sometimes hang out in real life.
Don’t worry: you can still buy awesome gifts for everyone on your list — even when you’re on the way (okay fine, running late) to the holiday party. From coffee sets to sequined accessories to lottery tickets, we’ve got the best last minute gifts that you can buy everywhere and won’t be embarrassed about giving.
Sure, giving a DVD box set or poster is great, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, gift your pop culture-obsessed friends something truly meaningful but, more importantly, hilarious. From the scorpion bomber jacket that
our boyfriend Ryan Gosling wore in Drive to a “Central Perk”-logoed coffee mug, we’ve got everything a pop culture fan would be proud to own.
We’ll attest to the fact that it’s really hard to shop for our friends who love to look cute and comfy at the same time. And that’s where cozy, yet refined pieces come in handy. Sequined flowy dresses, relaxed tops, and broken-in trousers all have that same casual lux feel that your friends — and you! — will still look awesome in after one too many mini-quiches.
Even if you are a die-hard delivery devotee, we’ll bet there’s someone on your list this year whose epicurean tastes are, shall we say, a tad more refined than that. Whether you’re shopping for the hostess with the mostess or your sweet-toothed friend, we’ve got a gift that they — and their kitchen — are sure to love. And who knows? Maybe you’ll be invited over for a home-cooked meal sometime soon.
We love seeing happy faces on our family and friends when we give them gifts, and thanks to cool new subscription programs, we can experience that same joy month after month after month. But these aren’t your average Cheese of the Month Clubs; these boxes are actually filled with awesome products catered to the receivers’ own personal style. From monthly subscriptions for beauty to sunglasses and even undies, these really are the gifts that keep on giving.
Whether you call it Secret Santa, Secret Snowflake, Kris Kringle, or just plain office gift swap, finding super cheap presents for your co-workers that aren’t beyond boring can be quite a task. Which is why we’ve trolled the web for ten unexpected goodies sure to please everyone from your tea-loving cube-mate to your pop culture-obsessed assistant.
Buying for our eco-friendly friends isn’t always the easiest thing in the world. Between the misleading marketing claims to the not-so-pretty designs, we’ll be the first ones to admit that socially responsible shopping is a sport. That’s why we went ahead and did all the hard work for you, and rounded up the perfect gifts that were created from either organic, all-natural, or recycled materials.
Traveling during the holidays can be pretty stressful, but our handy picks will make it little bit easier and a lot more stylish. Of course, we can’t buy all our travel-obsessed friends round-trip tickets to exotic getaways, but we’ve got the next best thing: from statement making carryalls to colorful passport covers, here are the goods that every jet setter needs.
It’s party time! Well, party season at least. And if you’re like us, that means you’re in need of some handy housewares to bestow on your gracious hosts at upcoming fêtes. Sure, a bottle of wine is always appreciated, but a personal touch goes a long way, and we think your stylish friends will love these hand-picked tokens of appreciation.
We all have one: that friend/sibling/roommate who thinks Cory and Topanga returning to the sequel of Boy Meets World is the best news they’ve heard all year; who have every season of the original Beverly Hills, 90210 on DVD (guilty); whose Pog collection is still going strong; or who absolutely refuses to update their gaming system past their old Nintendo 64. Luckily, the Nineties are having a bit of a moment right now, and we’ve rounded up ten of the best gifts out there sure to please those with a penchant for blasts from the past.
It’s Christmas Eve, and you’re not done with your holiday shopping? Welcome to the club! But have no fear — we have plenty of gift ideas just for you.
Great gifts are things the recipient can wear, read, watch, eat, drink, or play with. We also happen to love gifts that can be artfully displayed in one’s abode. Don’t you agree?
Subscriptions are the gifts that keep on giving — and they aren’t limited to monthly glossies. From books to shoes to makeup and more, make sure your presence (punny!) is felt all year round.
Sweaters get a bad holiday gift rep. Sure, your grandma may have given you some really ugly ones when you were a kid, but those days are over. Sweaters are actually the BEST gifts!
Really nice beauty products makes really nice gifts, partly because the recipient might not think to treat themselves to these luxe items and partly because they’re super awesome.
There is never a wrong time to gift some sparkly baubles.
There’s a reason people express happiness by comparing themselves to kids on Christmas morning: Because no one loves the holidays like the under-12 set! Get your favorite stylish child one of these gifts and you’ll be sure to make their sprits bright for long after they unwrap it.