It’s too late to buy gifts, you say. Hanukkah is over, and Christmas is so close, I’ll have to use my skills at martial arts to fend off the other last minute shoppers, and the last time I did that I sprained an ankle attempting my “signature kick” and also got a concussion from a Read More
Instead of passing around the same gross fruitcake for the next five years, why don’t you use the holidays to get rid of stuff you really don’t want. (Fruitcake is actually delicious and we’ll be keeping it this year.) From book deals to creepy toys, here’s what we’ll be regifting this year. Read More
The social and religious contracts surrounding the winter solstice dictate that we display affection for the people in our lives through material gifts, even though, more often than not, we kind of hate those people. Look on the bright side: It’s the perfect opportunity for sanctioned acts of passive aggression. Here we offer suggestions for eight such people, from the girlfriend you’re planning on dumping to the assistant you wish you could fire. Read More
Do you have too much stuff already? Do you want a holiday that’s a delicious culinary experience rather than a hazardous mountain of consumer electronics? Do you want to go home to the Midwest and prove to your family that you’ve developed an addiction to brine so severe you can never go home again? Here is a guide to the best comestible gifts in New York City: instead of a bunch of crap to put in a drawer, give mom a whitefish. Read More
The gifts I do like fall more into the money/free food department. Reader, you’ve been warned.
It’s that special time of the year again, when Fifth Avenue is set a’twinkling with displays of opulent spending and every magazine advertisement beckons you to think not of yourself for once when engaging in egregious spending.
But gift giving can be hard! Especially, as they say, for the person in your life who has everything…though they never tell you how difficult it can be to shop for the person who has nothing. Read More