No matter how different everyone's holiday traditions and plans are, they tend to have one thing in common: food. Lots of food, and much of it homemade. As someone who loves to cook, even I'll admit that the excessive amount of it that the holidays require can be a drain on the culinary spirit. But nothing makes me more excited to start looking up recipes than new gadgets to cook with. Read on for ideas to re-inspire your favorite chef after the holiday season!
Holidays are a time of giving, food, and family. And travel. And stress. Some of us are going to want to relieve some of that stress. And those of us who do don't need to be reminded by a certain airline-employed stranger to "Get your freak on, girl" upon arriving at our destination. While we fully encourage flying your "freak" flag often and proudly, between full-body pat downs and X-ray scanners, some may feel that security fondles our goodies enough. Though traveling with sex toys is common—not to mention perfectly legal—certain toys, like the two-pound, foot-long, stainless steel Njoy Eleven dildo will, unfortunately, need to be checked. Gifting for a jet-setting, carry-on-only type of sexual human being? Here's what to give them.
As an avid tea drinker I can tell you that if you just went down to the grocery store and bought me a box of tea (any tea!) as a gift then I would be perfectly happy; a tea drinker can never have too much tea. Along with never having too much tea, an avid tea drinker can never have too many teapots or cups. You also don't have to spend a fortune: go down to your local Goodwill and you will find an array of interesting teapots, sugar and creamer sets, and cup and saucer combos. One thing I like to do for the tea drinkers in my life is to buy a nice cup and saucer set from Goodwill, fill it with some candy or tea cookies, wrap it in cellophane, and finish it with a bow. You'll get a fancy looking gift for under $10.
There are few things nicer than waking up on the first day of the month to flip the page on the wall calendar (you did that yesterday morning, right?), especially when it's a beautiful calendar that was picked out for you by a dear friend. Selecting the right calendar for a friend or family member is a very important decision, as your calendar recipient will be looking at that thing all year long. If you're unsure of where to go to find the perfect calendar you're in luck, 'cause I've rounded up several rad calendars to please all of the rad people you might be giving gifts to this year.
A small gift or "stocking stuffer" can be really be the kind of simple luxury that brings fun, color, and joy into your daily routine, which is why they are so fun to give and receive. And although they can be inexpensive, these gifts are often not the sort thing we buy for ourselves. During the winter holidays at Bitch HQ we draw names for a gift exchange, which is referred to alternatively as "Secret Santa," "Holiday Special Peer," and "Unknown Gift-giving Buddy." Here's a list of gifts under $10 that are fun to give, fun to receive, a pleasure to use, and perfect for stockings or an office exchange!
Nothing brings people together over the holidays like TV. No matter how tense things get when your aunt's boyfriend talks politics or your college roommate tells you she "liked your hair better before," it all fades away when the Twilight Zone marathon comes on on SyFy. Not only that, but TV-related items make great gifts for lots of different people. If it's a good friend you're buying for, you can hit it out of park with a clever TV-inspired DIY present. If you're getting a gift for someone you don't know well, a show on DVD or a TV-friendly snack is almost always a safe bet. Here are a few ideas to get you started!
The holiday season is here again, which means it's time once again for our Bitch in a Box gift guides! Over the next few weeks, Bitch staffers and contributors will be taking turns writing themed gift guides designed to please even the scroogiest feminists on your shopping list. From TV lovers to tea lovers, we've got you covered. To kick things off, it's our "Bitch in a Box" holiday video!
No matter what you celebrate this time of year, chances are you're going to need to buy a gift for someone, and that's where our "Bitch in a Box" series comes in! Between now and the end of December, we (Bitch HQ staff and interns) will be taking turns writing themed gift guides designed to please even the scroogiest feminists on your shopping list. Here's my guide to last-minute gifting—be sure to add your own suggestions in the comments!
No matter what you celebrate this time of year, chances are you're going to need to buy a gift for someone, and that's where our "Bitch in a Box" series comes in! Between now and the end of December, we (Bitch HQ staff and interns) will be taking turns writing themed gift guides designed to please even the scroogiest feminists on your shopping list. Here's my guide to calendars—be sure to add your own suggestions in the comments.
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Bitch programming to bring you this, the audio/video component of our Bitch in a Box feminist holiday gift guide. It just might be the coolest thing you've seen all year, so prepare yourselves. You might also want to be sure you watch somewhere where you can sing along, dance along, and laugh until you fall out of your chair.