Friday, December 20, 2013


Gift Suggestions for Those Hard-to-Shop-For Frenemies

Liz Galvao's I'm Down for the Holidays advent calendar continues its reign of mordant holiday terror-wit with Part II of a Frenemy Gift Guide. Last year's suggestions included professional-strength Whitestrips and Chicken Soup for the Grandmother's Soul ("Oh my gosh, I didn’t realize it’s for grandmothers! I just glanced at the cover and it seemed perfect for you"); this year's includes a ferret sweatshirt ("I thought you had a ferret or one of those weird pets?"), a nice copy of Slow Cooking Just For Yourself, the pictured Skinnygirl gift box, and the 10th anniversary edition of Give Up ("The key is purchasing this album at Starbucks, from whence all thoughtless gifts come"). A frenemy in need brings shade, indeed.

Speaking of advent calendars, I know that many of us have been/will be getting hours of enjoyment out of Noah Veltman's advent calendar of Wikipedia lists, which includes "List of monarchs by nickname," "List of idioms of improbability," "List of unexplained sounds," "List of sexually active popes," etc.

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I would wear the angry birds pig hat in a heartbeat.


Thanks so much :)@t

up cubed

I envisioned a sweatshirt with a ferret printed on it, which this is... not.
The commentary! "Plus, I feel like there’s something about an electric toothbrush that just screams, 'You can’t afford a vibrator.'”

fallopian princess

@up cubed Well now I want a sweatshirt with a ferret wearing a sweatshirt printed on it.


VERY into the Wikipedia list advent calendar.


Hmm, maybe I should cultivate some frenemies?


Haha, once I caught "Chicken Soup for the Cancer Survivor's Soul," just before my mother wrapped it as a gift for her mother-in-law. Close call! Point being, these things can happen!

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