Posts tagged “gifts”

  1. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mallory for having bought my kids this book two years ago. It is literally the greatest book for babies ever, and there are only a few left in stock so GET ON A WAITING LIST OR SOMETHING. I will now explain why it is so perfect. Then you can tell me what YOU buy for babies.

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  2. You're on your third magazine when the doorbell rings – one of those glossy, absolutely fucking worthless collections of ten dollar shirts, overpriced meats, and knockoff game consoles. It's the second time you've looked through the stack on your kitchen table, driven to desperation as you are by a birthday two weeks away. “Anything's fine,” he keeps saying, “I'm not picky.” That asshole. God damn him. You worry at your wedding ring and get up,…

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  3. Every year around this time I find myself aimlessly searching online for Christmas gift ideas. One of the sites I frequent is a notoriously trendy retailer that epitomizes the mass production of “originality.” I don’t waste my time with their overpriced fashion offerings, but proceed directly to the novelty bonanza that is their “APARTMENT” section. Mundane suburbanites need not enter. My visits to the store’s website are never without internal conflict: On the one hand,…

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  4. Ok, Toasties. I have my tea, I've got my pen. Awesome gift ideas... and GO! Me, I think everyone should read The Ariadne Objective, who wouldn't want to know about rescuing Crete from the Nazis?! Murray's Cheese is also always gold, and did you know you could adopt an olive tree and get sent olive oil for it?…

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  5. Look, here's the deal. Someone has already hooked your pregnant friend up with the usual suspects. Where the Wild Things Are? The Runaway Bunny? She's got one in every room of her house. Those are some solid books! But let's come up with some gift ideas that will make you look like you know how to interact with a small, soft-skulled creature with ease. Or, you know, if you HAVE a baby or…

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