This year, the annual film-awards ceremony officially changed its name from the erstwhile über-snooty "Academy Awards" to the comparatively simplified "Oscars," and to celebrate, the complimentary gift bag was reportedly the cheapest in five years, with contents valued at a paltry $47,802. Still, though, we wouldn't mind getting a consolation prize valued at nearly $50K. [more inside]
My boyfriend is a painter who does life-size portraiture. Inspired by this photo, he made a painting of Win & Regine from Arcade Fire, and would like to give it to them as a gift. I made this little site to publicize our quest.
Never fear gift-giving again! We've had a year of super-random classes at Brooklyn Brainery, and now we're going to use all of that random knowledge just for you. Let us know about someone you need to buy a gift for, and wham! we'll figure out just what you should get them. [more inside]
Free tutorials on how to make edible bouquets - candy bouquets, cookie bouquets, and fruit bouquets... Photos and instructions make the process easy. Kids will love to participate in making edible bouquets. You can suprise your friends and family with unique gifts this holiday season. Get inspired at EdibleCrafts.com
Birchbox is a fun way to try high-end beauty products. It's a new spin on the age old "of-the-month" club. For $10 a month, we send members oversized beauty samples that they can try at home. Once they find what works for them, they can buy the full-size products, earning rewards points with every purchase. [more inside]