It’s down to your final week of gift-buying, ladies and gentlemen and LTGs and GTLs, and if your brain is fried from final exams/your terrible job/unemployment/alcoholism, you could perhaps use some help selecting gifts for your loved ones. Autostraddle can help. And even if your shopping is done, this post is really about desire and laughter, and who can’t use a little bit of that this time of year?
Plus, even if you aren’t buying us any presents, we get like ten cents every time you buy something via a link on our webpage, and we’re saving up for some mittens!
Senior Design Director Alex (NYC)
Likes aesthetically-pleasing things, dancing and carrying on.
I love all sorts of Trivial Pursuit — I don’t discriminate cause the questions are too hard… but sometimes you only want the pop culture questions! They’re fun! And even better: in DVD form. This looks like a party in a box and I really really want it.
I always steal Riese’s Interview magazine when she gets it, so maybe it’s about time I get my own. I can’t help it, it’s just so gorgeous and their interviews/write-ups of people and artists are always inspiring. Plus, magazine subscriptions are always cheaper and a better deal than buying them on the newsstands anyway ($9.97 for a year!)
I have been asking everyone in my family for a cordless drill for two years, but no one seems to be taking me seriously. Guys, if you’re reading this I am serious! There are many things I could do with my cordless drill. I could put up curtain rods so my windows won’t be naked, I could pretend to be Rosie the riveter, I could even fix my door. Obviously I would have a girl come over while I do all these things and sweep her off her feet with my power tool prowess.
The Sound of Music is the best movie ever and was always exciting to watch because there is that part in the middle where the first vhs stops for intermission and you have to go put the other tape in. Unfortunately, I don’t have a machine that will play vhses [hello pluralization?] anymore. Q: How do you solve a problem like Maria? A: Get the dvd version instead!
I’ve never heard of this guy [apparently he’s famous] but it looks cute and I like to pretend that I can cook. Here are a few choice pieces from Amazon’s reviews: “McGee has taken his slightly outdated volume and turned it into a stunning masterpiece that combines science, linguistics, history, poetry and, of course, gastronomy.” “He explains…why eggs are so nutritious and how alcohol makes us drunk.” “McGee’s conversational style—rich with exclamation points…” Um, yes please.
Chief Operating Officer Brooke (Miami, FL)
Enjoys talking business, bottle service and basketball.
In addition to the item below, she would like someone to come organize all of the stacks of papers and folders she has laying around… just sayin.
I want this because the one that used to live at my house moved away a couple weeks ago and I really miss it. Sometimes after laboring over piles of income statements/balance sheets/weird stats equations, the only thing that keeps me sane is spending way too much time designing logos for my fun marketing class.
You know when you have a really perfect tomato all ripe and ready to go into a salad? But then you start to cut it with your piece of crap dull knife and it mashes the tomato with its pathetic dullness and the once perfect tomato doesn’t taste right anymore. Sigh. I want 2010 to be a year of proper tasting tomatoes.
I already have a coffee press but it only makes enough for about 1.5 cups and that is just not enough on most days. Also, I hope this green one will clash just right with my new purple knife
Vlog Superstar Nat (Los Angeles)
I forgot how funny this movie was!!
My phone is broken and it is time to upgrade to a phone with internet!!!
My Dog only has one sweater and she looks good in Red!
When Pink toured Australia mid-year, I went and saw most of her 58 concerts [and wrote about it!]. Now thanks to DVD magic I’ve been re-living the Funhouse every single night. Best tour DVD of the year, hands down.
One of my worst habits is compulsively shredding up anything within reach, and my iPhone cover is always the first victim. That’s why I really want this Speck iPhone cover for Christmas, it looks immune to idle hands.
I can’t buy this book because I’m already in debt due to my already-excessive music consumption. But if the music lover in your life has a little more willpower, I think it’ll be an awesome gift.
Intern Elizabeth, Student (Chicago, IL)
Collects useful degrees (poetry! art history!) tattoos, scars, books, dvds, music, magazines & useless information.
Wicked Willow I: The Darkening, Wicked Willow II: Shattered Twilight, and Wicked Willow III: Broken Sunrise.
It’s this awesome, weird, competitive tetris-y sort of game, and the best part is trying to figure out what the strange characters are screaming at you in Japanese. And sometimes in English the characters tell you they are quick and easy.
Somehow I don’t own one of these!
Editorial Assistant Jess (NY)
Pop culture junkie (with a minor in lesbian internet) who works with computers and enjoys concerts, techie gadgets, working out, sushi, art galleries, making lists, traveling, puppies, and nyc in the fall.
Why not just get the Flip? Well, the Kodak has expandable memory slots, has better image stabilization and takes also takes still pictures! Hopefully this comes into my life in the near future to help with interviews for Autostraddle.
Rock Band is fun and all but I’ve had my eye on this baby for a while now. I grew up playing piano and unfortch living in a NYC apartment usually does not allow enough room to make that happen. This keyboard has great reviews and will allow me to learn the acoustic versions of Poker Face & Bad Romance til my heart’s content.
Executive Editor Laneia (Arizona)
by Jeannette Walls
From the author of The Glass Castle, which I also haven’t read but would love to HINT, Half Broke Horses is about Walls’ grandmother and her actual real life. Memoirs are always good, but this one is written by someone else? Intriguing.