The Best Gifts for People You Don’t Like: Wine Hourglasses

I don’t really like to make fun of something from the Uncommon Goods catalog because it supports independent artists, but . . . I will.

First, though, let me say that Uncommon Goods has some really cool, unique, reasonably priced stuff. Like . . . recycled animal accessories! Which aren’t, […] Continue Reading…

The Best Worst Holiday Gifts: Forever Lazy

 12 Days Till Christmas

With thanks to my friend Jill Smolinski, today I present Forever Lazy, an adult fleece onesie for those who are ready to move on from the Snuggie to something just a little less dignified. It’s a bit of a challenge to find unintended humor from something […] Continue Reading…

The Best Gifts for People You Don’t Like: A Pig

18 Days Till Christmas

Every couple of years, my husband and I get so disgusted with the commercialism of Christmas that we threaten to give everyone a goat. No, not an a real goat — at least to the gift recipient — but a donation of a goat in their […] Continue Reading…

The Best Worst Holiday Gifts: The Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizer

21 Days Till Christmas

Reader, I was feeling discouraged. I perused the Frontgate catalog: no ridiculous gifts. I checked out L.L. Bean: nothing non-essential for a self-sufficient, dog-loving, fashion-averse New Englander (none of which I am — but a girl can dream).

I’d just about given up when I just finished […] Continue Reading…