The Stone Sky caught my eye after the NYT reviewed the series of which it’s a part (the Broken Earth trilogy) as the “fantasy trilogy that changed the game,” not in the least because the female author, N.K. Jemisin, became the first black writer to win the Hugo Award for best novel. I’m excited to read … Read More about Gift Idea and Open Thread: The Best Books for Gifts
Like Tuesday’s Punjammies, these Snarky Teas (which were featured on Shark Tank) are reader-recommended. I love all the labels on these — in terms of product packaging, they’re A+, as far as I’m concerned. Maybe not to keep on your desk at work, but if you know someone who appreciates snark and likes tea, this assortment … Read More about Gift Idea: Snarky Tea Bouquet
Readers have recommended these interesting pajamas, which are made by women in India who are working to free themselves from sex slavery. They’re a good gift for a socially-conscious person you know — or just for someone who’d like some new pajamas. They also have shorts, tops, robes, and more — including items for men … Read More about Gift Idea: Punjammies Lounge Pants
If you need ideas for stocking stuffers for friends and family, something I like to do is look at Amazon for unusual foods that they wouldn’t otherwise try. My husband is obsessed with jalapeños, my mother really loves onions, I like anything that’s birthday cake–flavored — and at Amazon you can find everything from jalapeño KIND … Read More about Gift Ideas: Stocking Stuffer Snacks
I always like Uncommon Goods for fun gift ideas, like this Shattered Glass Ceiling Paperweight. You could get it for yourself, certainly, but you could also give it to a woman in your life, such as if she’s a mentor or sponsor. As the product page says, it “symbolizes breakthroughs achieved by women past, present, and … Read More about Gift Idea: Shattered Glass Ceiling Paperweight
Where are the best places to get cute office decor, ladies? Whether you’ve got a small Secret Santa gift to buy for a coworker, you’re on the hunt for stocking stuffers for a loved one, or you’re thinking of sprucing up your own office (perhaps during the quiet office around the holidays), now is a … Read More about Seven of the Absolute Best Places to Get Cute Office Decor
Here’s a serious question for the readers that’s very appropriate for a “Coffee Break” post: Hydro Flask or Yeti? I know people have some strong opinions on the best tumbler for carrying coffee to work. Hydro Flash has some serious accolades at Nordstrom, while the Yeti has the same over at Amazon. If you’re looking … Read More about Gift Ideas: Hydro Flask & Yeti
Yes, the name of this product — the Cord Taco — might sound a little odd at first, but it’s been recommended by enough readers that I’m seriously considering giving it to a few people for gifts this year. I love that there are a bunch of fun colors, like this turquoise, and it’s something … Read More about Gift Ideas: Cord Taco
Shopping on Etsy for gifts is a lot of fun, but it can be overwhelming (a search for “silver earrings,” for example, brings up more than 1,000,000 results), so today we’ve rounded up six Etsy shops for unique holiday gifts. We’re featuring a few intriguing items from each store and we’ve included details on shipping … Read More about 6 Etsy Shops for Unique Holiday Gifts
I saw an article on Lifehacker (I think?) a few weeks ago about small purchases that make your life markedly better. One of the things listed was a 6-foot-long lightning charger which, as soon as I saw it, I said, ACK, I have that, and it HAS made my life so much better. I primarily … Read More about Gift Idea: What Small Purchase Has Made Your Life Better?
We recently did a story over at CorporetteMoms about the best online backup services for your computer, but we haven’t had an open thread like this in a while, so let’s discuss: What apps, gadgets, tools and more are you loving right now? What makes your life easier, or more enjoyable? Picture credit: Death to the … Read More about Gift Idea: What Apps, Gadgets, Tools and More Are You Loving Now?
I’ve mentioned this awesome blanket before, but I don’t think it’s been a while — and if you order today you can still get delivery by Christmas, so today seems just as good as ever. I’ve bought these a number of times over the years — first for my sick grandmother who had broken a … Read More about Gift Idea: NAP Touch Throw Blanket