Oh, Vogue. How you misunderstand everyone in the world who doesn’t live in a five-story townhouse on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. How you tailor your columns and articles to people whose lives make no sense whatsoever — no sense given the current economy, no sense given any economy, no sense given basic decency. And that’s why you run articles like “Hostess Gifts for Under $100.” More
Topic: cheap gifts
I don’t know if you knew this, but you’re about to be spending a lot of time at other people’s houses next week. It’s the week of Thanksgiving, peeps and you’re gonna need some housewarming gifts. Even if you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your own home, you’re still going to somehow end up at your mom’s or your brother’s sister-in-law’s house for an impromptu brunch. And, showing up empty handed to a holiday gathering feels like walking around with your dress tucked into your underwear: unbeknownst to you, you’re humiliating yourself and everyone hates you for being so stupid and rude. And because you’re tight on cash, here are some super cheap gift ideas. More
Everything in this list is awesomer than a T-rex flying a fighter jet drawn by Bill Watterson. Okay. As awesome. Close enough.
Whenever I’m invited to a party at someone’s house, I tend to bring a bottle of wine. It’s because I am not overly creative about things to bring into peoples apartments, and they might run out of booze. If that … More
Damn, sometimes I miss Calvin and Hobbes. You know what I do to make myself feel better about the lack of Susie Derkins in my life? Buy stuff. I mean, not expensive stuff. Really, really inexpensive stuff. Like this:
One of my favorite urban myths is that the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious was a coy code used by shy men to request “the works” from turn of the century prostitutes. Think about it in the context of the Disney song: “But … More
Another weekend filled with sun and unabashed consumption of material goods! If you lived in Soviet Russia in the 1960′s, any one of these would fetch an exorbitant price on the black market. ESPECIALLY the KY Variety pack. Today, they … More
This weekend just doesn’t seem like enough fun. You know what would make it more fun? A sense of inner fulfillment. And a unicorn fighting a dolphin! And also, more stuff! Stuff that will never cost you more than $10. … More
Sure, Mom gets lots of presents this weekend. What do the childless among us get? Nothing. On the upside, not having stretch marks is the kind of gift that keeps on giving. So is the freedom to go out and … More
Some weekends are tasteful weekends. And some weekends are weekends where you say, “to Hell with it, I’m blowing my savings on a trip to Vegas and a passle of garden gnomes.” If your savings are $10, you can only … More
In case you don’t have $600 to spend on a pair of sneakers we have some alternatives for you! And you can buy sixty of them for the same price. Anteaters approve.
You know what’s fun? Buying really great bargain items and then using your savings to fly away someplace magical. Specifically, Ibiza, because it’s a fun word to say. These are some great buys for $10 or less for your next … More
It’s that day again. Friday! What should you do with that leftover ten dollar bill this weekend? Spend it on a magazine that will teach you how to buy things for under $100? Or cut it up, and scatter it … More