Topic: Mommyish Gift Guide

Gift This: 10 Awesome Subscription Boxes For Months Of New And Happy

Gift This: 10 Awesome Subscription Boxes For Months Of New And Happy

I am a sucker for a subscription box. My family gets two, and I lurves them. They’re boxes of mystery happy every month! You need to be careful, though. It’s the sort of thing that can get out of control very quickly, and then one day you’re opening a box and your husband says, “Hey, what’s in the box?” And you say, “Oh, just my monthly shipment of artisanal paper.” And then you lose access to the bank account. I thought I’d check out what kinds of subscription boxes are out there this holiday season, and it turns out that the answer is: all of them. More »

Gift This: Perfect Gifts For The Work-At-Home Mom In Your Life

Gift This: Perfect Gifts For The Work-At-Home Mom In Your Life

I became a work-at-home mom only a few months ago and I have quickly come to realize that there are certain things that make my day a little easier. And maybe not even easier, but a little more attractive or fun. I love what I do and there are a number of benefits to my current arrangement but it can be a bit lonely and quiet being by myself all day. Having some tiny luxuries certainly helps to smooth over the few negative aspects of what I do. More »

Gift This: Holiday Gifts For The Dad Who Thinks He’s A Hipster

Gift This: Holiday Gifts For The Dad Who Thinks He's A Hipster

Shopping for the father of your kids around the holidays is tough, especially if your guy fancies himself a hipster. Along with finding the time to shop you want to leave him something under the tree that isn’t a tie or pack of golf balls. Since they give us the freedom to be Basic, we need to support them in all their trendy glory, even if that fedora does have some spit up on it. Here’s a list of holiday gifts for the hipster your kids call dad. More »

10 Tricks To Make Holiday Shopping Painless And Cheap(er)

10 Tricks To Make Holiday Shopping Painless And Cheap(er)

Thousands are currently possessed by the madness of trying to select the Perfect Gift™, that one that will ensure that a special child will have the Perfect Holiday™, allowing the satisfaction of knowing that surely this holiday, unmarred by disappointment, will set them on the path to a well-adjusted lifetime of success. At the least, they’re probably hoping to make it through a labyrinth of utter chaos to get what their kid wants and avoid any bitching. Have no fear! Here’s a quick and dirty guide to doing holiday shopping at least semi-painlessly. More »

Gift This: 10 Christmas Gifts For Kids That Will Make Their Parents Love You

Gift This: 10 Christmas Gifts For Kids That Will Make Their Parents Love You

We all know the kinds of gifts that people give kids that drive us parents crazy. The messy stuff, the toys full of tiny parts, the toys that make horrible sounds, the list goes on. It would seem that there are a number of ways to get revenge on someone you don’t like by gifting their kid with something horrible. However, there are also many gifts you can give a child that will make their parents incredibly happy and they don’t all have to be toys. More »

Gift This: 10 Christmas Gifts That Will Make Parents Hate You

Gift This: 10 Christmas Gifts That Will Make Parents Hate You

Years ago, before I had children, I bought my nephew a handmade marshmallow gun from a Renaissance faire as his Christmas gift. My sister-in-law wanted to kill me. Now that I’m a mom I realize my faux pas and will do penance for my crime with this handy list of items you should never buy for a child that isn’t your own. Here’s 10 Christmas gifts that will make parents hate you. More »

Gift This: 10 Feminist Gift Ideas For The Awesome Girls In Your Life

Gift This: 10 Feminist Gift Ideas For The Awesome Girls In Your Life

Finding feminist Christmas presents in the toy aisle at Target can be like navigating a minefield, and that’s even before other parents start throwing punches to make sure they can grab that last Frozen princess costume before you do. If you’re exhausted by the search, sit back and let your mouse do the shopping – here are ten ideas for the awesome young ladies you’re shopping for this year. More »

Daddyish: The Vengeful Wife’s ‘You Did This to Me!’ Holiday Gift Guide

 Daddyish: The Vengeful Wifeâs 'You Did This to Me!' Holiday Gift Guide

Yes, I know, you love your kids too. I love my son, and he’s the light of my wife’s life. But still. You’d go back, right? You’d take a day to be child-free, so long as you knew you could go back, of course. And you’d definitely take the body you had pre-pregnancy, right? Not to say you’re not still beautiful, of course you are! But pregnancy was some bullshit, am I right? Not that I have any idea what I’m talking about. More »