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Monday
Aug292016

Cat Coin Purse

Cat obsessives will shriek with joy when you gift them with this Cat Coin Purse ($3, Choies), which they can stuff with their cash and credit cards and look forward to getting endless compliments at either the Cat Cafe they frequent or the pet store they spend too much money at (organic food and extra cat toys ain't cheap).   

Monday
Aug222016

[GIFTED] Vintage Game Set

You'll be on a family vacation and it'll only be a matter of time before someone older starts complaining about how all of the kids in the room are glued to their phones or tablets.  "Back in my day, kids played outside!" they'll say.  Of course, we all know that the phrase "back in my day..." is just code for "I'm old and I'm afraid that the world is leaving me behind."  And although you know the merits of kids staring into a screen all day are dubious at best, you're just happy the devices are keeping those damn kids quiet so you can enjoy your few days of vacation time in peace. 

But after the first few days of vacation, you get really relaxed.  Your phone ends up in the other room and you don't even care.  Your baseline alcohol level is healthy and you're officially ready to interact with the kids.  You instate a "no devices" rule and pull out this Vintage Game Set ($20, Uncommon Goods). Watch as your grandfather delights in teaching the kids how to play "pick up sticks," which is presumably a child's game that came out of extreme poverty (no iPads there, you guys!  We just had STICKS to play with!).  ARE WE HAVING FUN YET?  

Wednesday
Aug172016

[GIFTED] Neighborwoods Luggage Tags

Everyone is obsessed with "travel hacks" because traveling sucks and we'd like to think that the people who travel all of the time have figured something out that we haven't.  Sure, maybe they have some good tips, but in general, traveling is annoying and that's pretty much unavoidable, unless you want to stay in one place for the rest of your life or you're rich enough to fly private (call me).

One of the biggest pieces of advice you'll get about traveling is to buy luggage that stands out from the sea of black wheelie bags that are ubiquitous.  But who wants to buy hot pink luggage?  And truthfully, anyone who's really an expert traveler will tell you that you should avoid checking a bag at all costs, as it adds extra cost and time to your trip that's not necessary.  Here's a tip: in the times that you can't avoid checking a bag, don't opt for the obnoxious-looking Samsonite suitcase.  Instead, deck your bag out with eye-catching, unique luggage tags, like these Neighborwoods Luggage Tags ($20). You'll see 'em all the way at the end of the baggage claim conveyer belt, but you won't be embarrassed to walk through the airport with it.  

Wednesday
Aug102016

[GIFTED] Bull Dog Mug 

If you have a dog obsessive in your life (you definitely do), a perfect gift for that pyschopath is this Bull Dog Mug ($17, Fishs Eddy), which allows her to start her day getting caffeinated while acknowledging and enjoying her dog obsession.  And hey, we're equal opportunity around these parts—there's also a cat mug.  

Monday
Aug082016

[GIFTED] University of Dating Diploma Card

It takes a gargantuan amount of effort to get from your first date to your wedding day (unless you're the type who rushes into things).  You have to go through the fun "getting-to-know-you" stage.  You have to navigate the "meet-the-friends" test and the even more rigorous "meet-the-parents" test.  You have to move in together and not kill each other over bathroom and sleeping habits.  You have to deal with all of the obnoxious bullshit that goes into planning a wedding, get into fights about table runners and "your sister's attitude" and still come out wanting to marry each other on the other end.  

That is a longggggg-ass road. And although it's way more work than any degree you've ever gotten, this University of Dating Diploma Card ($5, Emily McDowell Studio) is the perfect wedding card that acknowledges the work you put in to graduate from dating to married.  Mazel.