It’s THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN!
When we stuff ourselves like we’re foie gras geese and give each other shit. Tis the reason for the season, RIGHT?
For those of you still shopping….SUCKAS! You’re supposed to order all your shit online a month ago, LIKE US ORGANIZED BITCHES. Or maybe we’re just lazy….. YOU DECIDE.
But I really did order all my gifts a month ago, as usual almost entirely from the same two places: fab.com and Modcloth. The trick, especially with Fab, is to start trawling for gifts like a month before, because you never know what’s going to pop up. A site like Fab or Modcloth is awesome for inspiring gifts you don’t know someone needs yet. And inspiration is important, because gifting nowadays is hard, yo! EVERYONE HAS ALL THE SHIT. What do you buy people anymore?
My trick for gift giving in this world where EVERYONE HAS ALL THE SHIT is to think of things people would never buy themselves, but we all secretly want OR we don’t know we want yet. For example, things like:
- Ridiculously overpriced candles that smell like ambrosia and angel armpit
- Removable tattoos
- Luxurious throws you kinda want to rub on your junk when no one is looking
- Coffee table books featuring sexy bums
- The bluetooth speaker you are really hoping someone buys you so you aspiration-buy it for a friend
I also buy a lot of books for friends, and music and films for my older and/or technophobic relatives and friends who are less likely to live on Netflix and Spotify, as I do. This year I’m digging the following:
Meaty (and its author) may be the funniest thing I’ve read in a very long time.
I’ve watched this series twice in a row, like a complete lunatic. Can’t wait to start on the books when I’ve got the time.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is amazing, and everyone needs some NOLA in their life.
These are just a few of my favorite things, that I’m enjoying sharing with others. Anything you’d like to add to the list?