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The perfect gift for the college student in your life

And by “perfect,” I mean “most horrifying.”

Behold! Red Solo cup bed lifts.

Red solo cup

 

For real. Bed Bath & Beyond proudly highlights that they have the exclusive on these bad boys.

 

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The Mother’s Day gift my Mom isn’t getting

And yes, I know Mom isn’t supposed to be capitalized when preceded by ‘my’ or ‘your’ but it just feels wrong not to capitalize it. I will break this rule every time. 

Spring for me is the triple whammy of gift giving: Dad‘s birthday, Mother‘s Day, parents’ wedding anniversary.

M&D

Finding gifts for the people I love more than bacon and naps, who have the means to buy themselves whatever their hearts’ desire AND who always proclaim that they don’t want me spending money on them is hard. Continue reading

The Not-For-Everyone Gift

When my friend Candace visited me a few weeks ago, we rambled all over the part of Brooklyn where I life. One of our stops was In God We Trust, a boutique on a quieter block of Bedford Avenue.

We browsed and tried on sunglasses.

Sunglasses

Then I noticed these roughly engraved pendants. Look closely.

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I won’t be buying one of these R rated charms for my mother. But for one of my smart ass friends? Perhaps. How about you?

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Careful, I’m spicy!

Me too.

spicy

Mast Brothers is specialty chocolatier in my neighborhood. When I walk by the shop on my way to my favorite coffee shop, it’s hard not to stop in. They make the bars and other products right here on N 3rd Street and the smells that seep out are tantalizing.

A recent New York Magazine cover story lumped Mast Brothers in with “twee” artisanal Brooklyn and a book is forthcoming.

But for me, the chocolate speaks for itself. Bars like sea salt and Stumptown coffee are my favorite Brooklyn gifts to give.

Take note: the serrano chile bar is just as spicy as promised!

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Do better, lovebirds

Valentine’s Day is February 14. Every year.

Papyrus

It’s not a surprise like, say, Easter. Or President’s Day.

Godiva

February 13 shopping says “I didn’t plan to care but perhaps I should do…something.”

SMH

You last minute Larries, you.