Topic: gifts

Resolution Rehab: Try New Things In 2012 With Birchbox

Resolution Rehab: Try New Things In 2012 With Birchbox

Get ready for your easiest resolution ever: Try new things this year with a subscription to Birchbox, an independent startup company that delivers high-end beauty product samples in a pretty package, every month. Not only will you get a monthly reminder to be more adventurous (with your make-up and beyond); you’ll get a pretty package to reward yourself for the other good habits you’re working on in 2012. More »

Great Beauty Buys To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

Great Beauty Buys To Help You Beat The Winter Blues

Fall/Winter may be the most exciting season for fashion, but it wreaks absolute havoc on your beauty routine. Just when you start thinking cool coats, boots and sweaters can provide all you need when the temperature drops… the cold air kicks in. Suddenly, your skin’s all flaky, your lips are chapped, your cuticles are dry, you’ve got hat head from that supposedly fashionable knit cap and, yup, you still have to slather yourself in sunscreen even though it’s dark out before you leave the office.

…Luckily, there’s Birchbox, your one-stop shop for every product to beat the winter blues. Birchbox is an awesome monthly subscription service that sends you different luxury beauty samples every month for your perusing pleasure. More »

Birchbox Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Birchbox Is The Gift That Keeps On Giving

Do you have people on your Christmas list who like make-up? Oh, you say that’s about half of the people on your Christmas list? Birchbox is going to make your holiday shopping so much easier.

Every month, Birchbox sends members a box full of luxe beauty samples from brands like Elizabeth Arden, Benefit, Kiehls, Nars and many more. Our friends at Birchbox have “shamelessly cherry picked every category to bring you companies that pour time, research, and love into their products” so you know that your loved one will be getting something good. More »

Gallery: Gifts The President Has Already Been Given

Gallery: Gifts The President Has Already Been Given

As you probably know by now, today is President Obama’s 50th birthday. Do you think he’s one of those people who gets sad on his birthday? He is going through a bit of a rough patch at work right now. To cheer him up (and/or make him even happier), I’ve assembled a gallery of gifts he has already received from life, from colleagues, and from us, the American people. He really is quite the lucky fellow. More »

OSIC: A Crushable Guide To Regifting

OSIC: A Crushable Guide To Regifting

Regifting. Everyone does it.* Everyone pretends they don’t.

The habit has gotten a bad rap, because known regifters are an embarrassment to society. However! If you follow a few simple guidelines, regifting can be a huge help on your budget and your Christmas guilt reflex. But if you really want to become a regifting pro, keep a few of these tips in mind.

*Right? Or are we just awful people? More »

OSIC: Christmas Shopping At A Grocery Store

OSIC: Christmas Shopping At A Grocery Store

In the 12 days leading up to December 25th, we’re rolling out our “Oh Shit It’s Christmas” features to help you with any last minute Christmas problems that may arise.

We’ve already shown you how to pick up last minute gifts anywhere from McDonald‘s to a 24-hour drug store, so you should be good to go. However, if it’s the night before Christmas and mom sends you out to pick up some ham-dressing (I have no idea what normal people eat on Christmas, I’m a Jew), check around your local grocery store for gift ideas. You might be surprised at the wealth of clever presents you find.* More »

Last Chance to Win These Awesome Black Friday Gifts!

Last Chance to Win These Awesome Black Friday Gifts!

If your post-Thanksgiving shopping tales give your friends shivers, don’t forget to comment on our Black Friday post! The winner gets several of the products we were drooling over, including Canned Unicorn Meat, Philosophy’s Spicy Gumdrop bubble bath, Agraria Luxury Bath Bars, an official Sex and the City scarf from HBO, two pairs of awesome headphones from UrbanEars and Wicked Empire, and an awesome hat from Armani Exchange. Contest ends at 5 p.m. EST today, and we’ll be announcing the winner tomorrow. Save yourself some Christmas shopping and comment! More »

Avoid Black Friday: 50 Gifts Under $50

Avoid Black Friday: 50 Gifts Under $50

We’ve already shown you 25 cute gifts you can buy for under $25 on Black Friday without ever leaving the house. Now let’s push that up a notch: We’ve found another 25 gifts that are under $50, and still don’t require any movement on your part! That’s right, no getting trampled by hoards of people as you try to get through Best Buy’s doors at 5 a.m.! This black Friday, why don’t you just stay in your pajamas, have a cup of tea, and check out these awesome items that you can buy with a click of a button!

And don’t forget: leave your horror stories about Black Friday in the comments section on this post! Winner gets a grab bag of gifts from our Friday guides! More »

Who Is Buying Skymall’s $300 ‘Harry Potter’ Broomstick?

Who Is Buying Skymall's $300 'Harry Potter' Broomstick?

I’ve never understood who the intended audience of SkyMall magazines were supposed to be? People with so much disposable income and laziness that they would rather purchase a piece of fake grass for their dog to poop on indoors than actually take for a walk? The guy who desperately needs a bottled water maker in life, right now? The billionaire too busy to actually go to a shop and buy something nice, but has some downtime in business class?

But as ridiculous as the products are, the magazine still continues to exist, meaning that someone out there is buying this crap. And with the introduction of the $300 Firebolt Broom Replica from the Harry Potter collection that a friend found online today, we realized that the intended audience might be us. More »