Sep 1, 2014 8:46 AM
Wine experts say to serve Chardonnay at 50ºF. Meanwhile, wine drinkers say, "How the hell do I know what temperature this bottle of wine is?" The Kikkerland Wine Bottle Thermometer ($6) snaps around your bottle to give an accurate reading of the content's temperature. You'll be just like a classy wine drinker! Or more likely, you'll try to be before saying, "F*ck it, 57ºF is close enough."
Sep 1, 2014 8:40 AM
This Lip Lube Pencil ($18) appeals to us on so many levels: the color is perfect to wear alone or layer over lipstick, the formula keeps lips hydrated for hours, the twist-up design eliminates product breakage, and the packaging features work from emerging artists. Oh, LAQA & Co. You know just how to warm our cold, black hearts.
Sep 1, 2014 8:35 AM
Paper airplanes just went high tech. With some help from the PowerUp 2.0 Electric Paper Airplane ($17), your creations will, for once, soar further than 10 feet before nosediving to the ground. Fold your own aircraft with a piece of paper and attach the "power module." Launch it, and you'll watch your plane go much higher and hundreds of feet farther than any newspaper plane you've made in the past.
Sep 1, 2014 8:30 AM
Your busy family barely has time to sit down to have a meal together, so the idea of family game night - as nice as it sounds - is pretty much out of the question. The Walk By Scrabble Board ($30) is a brilliant solution for playing games even when your family members can't all be present at the same time. Take your turn before leaving for work, then check to see your kids' words when you return in the evening.
Sep 1, 2014 8:25 AM
With the spring and summer behind us, you thought that wedding season would be winding down by now, but no such luck. Fall is full of couples taking advantage of the still-decent weather and the picturesque outdoor scenery (which means you're stuck giving up your weekends for a few more weeks). Luckily, you can print out this Wedding Arms Print ($5) onto some heavy card stock, frame it, and maintain your reputation for being a great gift giver!
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Sep 1, 2014 8:20 AM
Hannah Hart became a YouTube sensation after debuting her comedy cooking show My Drunk Kitchen three years ago. She's a rare soul who gets charming rather than annoying while intoxicated, and though she's certainly no Julia Child, she's also no schlub at crafting meals either. Hart's first book, My Drunk Kitchen: A Guide to Eating, Drinking, and Going with Your Gut ($14), is every bit as entertaining as she is on her YouTube channel. Pour yourself a cocktail and enjoy her musings on life - both in and out of the kitchen.
Sep 1, 2014 8:15 AM
We respect that the poet who penned the text for the Haiku About Getting Out of Bed Organic T-Shirt ($28) stuck to the authentic haiku format, but for our money, even seventeen "no"s are insufficient. Still, as patrons of the arts and grumpy ass sleepers, we might just need to purchase this anyway.
Sep 1, 2014 8:10 AM
The idea of washing your teeth before brushing sounds a lot like unnecessary work. On the other hand, we drink like four cups of coffee a day, so maybe an extra round of cleansing isn't a bad idea after all.
Sep 1, 2014 8:05 AM
Oh, the Fantastic Mr. Fox - full of wisdom, wit, and mischief. He'd make a great addition to your kiddo's room in the form of this Wild Animal Throw Pillow ($20 for the cover) designed by Nan Lawson. It's a perfect fit mostly because it's a cute pillow, but also because you can't help but sometimes worry that your child is a wild and feral animal, too.
Sep 1, 2014 8:03 AM
Seeing another earthquake in the news was all it took for us to say, "Okay, it's time we finally prepare ourselves some rations." You don't want to be left starving after the Big One strikes. The Augason Farms Emergency Food Storage Kit ($160) seems like a smart decision - it contains a whole month's worth of freeze-dried and dehydrated meals so you'll be eating like a queen even as the world collapses around you. The food will also stay safely edible for 25 years, so even if the next big earthquake is still two decades away, this emergency kit will have you covered.
Aug 31, 2014 8:45 AM
We love us some exotic fragrances, but some days (we're looking at you, lazy Sundays) we just want to smell fresh and clean. A few spritzes of this Clean Cool Cotton Eau de Parfum ($38) will make you feel put together even though you're just lounging on the couch in jeans and a T-shirt.
Aug 31, 2014 8:40 AM
Do you think we're too old to carry around this Settlement Kids Backpack in Purple Fort ($40) from Herschel? It's a bit on the small side (since, you know, it's made for kids), but it's bright and whimsical and you're only as old as you feel, right? Okay, fine. We'll leave this one to the kiddies who are heading back to school this fall and find our whimsy somewhere else. *grumble grumble*
Aug 31, 2014 8:35 AM
So you have friends getting hitched that love to cook together? We've found the perfect finishing touch to add to their gift. The Newlywed Cookbook ($35) is filled with over 130 scrumptious recipes including berry pancakes, pizzas, desserts, and so much more. We're just giving a little warning that this book may lead to activities other than cooking in the kitchen... just sayin'.
Aug 31, 2014 8:29 AM
We don't care that the likes of Michael Kors and Brunello Cucinelli are making pairs priced at $1000 and up: wearing sweatpants anywhere but the gym will always make us feel a bit like schlubs. For those days when comfort trumps fashion, we'll opt for a breezy compromise. These H&M Wide-Leg Satin Pants ($15) are probably easier to wear than our favorite pajamas, but look totally chic.
Aug 31, 2014 8:24 AM
Confession: We're not always great about eating our our recommended daily dose of leafy greens. (Why is bread so much tastier than spinach?) We wonder if it will count if we give ourselves a kale-inspired manicure with this pretty polish from Vapour Organic Beauty ($16) instead. No? In that case, we'd best go make ourselves a dressing-less, crouton-free salad to counteract the grilled cheese we ate for lunch.