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Gifts and Gift-Giving

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Buying Chocolates for Valentine's Day? Go Local

    Whether or not you put any stock in the Hallmark holiday coming up on February 14, we think you should use the occasion to eat a little chocolate. It's been a brutal winter here in NYC, after all. And if you're buying a gift set for someone special? Go local. Here's where:

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    The Gifts That The Other Holiday Gift Guides Forgot

    On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me... Slim Whitman's Yodeling Country Songs. In an attempt to help avoid gift-giving mishegas this season, we've taken the stress out of speculating what your favorite mosher might hope to find under his blackened hull of a Christmas tree. (Or what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Super Saturday At Union Square Holiday Market

    Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from Nicole Schnitzler. With the last weekend before Christmas upon us, it's full shopping speed ahead. And while it's doubtful any retailer will offer a tranquil experience o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Need Stocking Stuffers? Try These Local Condiments

    Fork in the Road is publishing a series of local gift guides this year -- one from each regular contributor. This one comes from locavore Deena Shanker. With only eight shopping days left until Christmas, people are starting to scramble. Just on the cusp of desperation, this is the week when gift g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    The Hater's Holiday Gift Guide

    Around this time of year, a lot of music websites put up "Holiday Gift Guides." They're either earnest, and articulate, and full of enthusiastic suggestions for interesting items for the music lover in your life, or they're depressing corporate-sponsored flotsam and stand as a remarkably stark repre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Contest Alert: Pen a Short Review, Win Money for a Chocolate Jesus on Mouth.com

    If you're into off-beat flavor combinations and you can also write a short sentence better than Ernest Hemingway, we get word that Mouth.com is running a contest you might want to check out.

  • Voice Choices

    December 5, 2012

    GOTHIC XMAS

    A party to leave your crypt for

  • Voice Choices

    November 28, 2012

    TREASURE HUNTING

    Dig up rare classics at this book fair

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Amazon Hurricane Registry Organizes About $75K In Donations -- No Thanks To Amazon

    A group of do-gooders have come up with a rather ingenious way to get the victims of Hurricane Sandy the supplies they need to help rebuild their communities after last week's freakish "Frankenstorm" destroyed large sections of Long Island, Staten Island, and Queens: an Amazon wedding registry for h ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 13, 2012
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    June 8, 2012

    Ask the Critic!

    Got a question for me? Maybe you'd like a recommendation for a special occasion spot, or you're curious about restaurant etiquette, food writing, or cooking? Maybe you need a gift idea for a cocktail freak? Well, don't be shy.

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2011

    Handy Guide to FiTR Xmas Coverage, Including Last-Minute Gift Suggestions

    ​This year, Fork in the Road pulled out all the stops in our Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa coverage, given you hints on where to shop, what gifts to buy, and examining holiday rituals from a cynical point of view. Here is a guide to our coverage, in case you haven't had enough of the holidays al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Pig in a Box, Gift Suggestion #15

    Lauren BloombergHam: The gift that keeps on giving.​We've practically force fed you gift ideas this year (including this and this) but if you haven't gotten off the couch you're pretty much S.O.L. Unless, that is, the one you love would rather get a hunk of expensive meat than a chunk of pricey je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Chocolate 'Enrobed' Baguette Slices From Pain Quotidien, Gift Suggestion #12

    ​With their chocolate covered baguette slices, P.Q. has found a way to turn shit into Shinola. Just because we're making Xmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gift suggestions, doesn't mean we can't make fun of the very gifts we're recommending. We're schizy that way. And here's a case in point.

  • Voice Choices

    December 14, 2011

    DIRTY SANTA

    John Waters’s perverted Christmas

  • Voice Choices

    December 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Animal Drink Coasters at Broadway Panhandler, Gift Suggestion #5

    ​Aren't they unspeakably cute? -- and they protect the finish on your fine furniture, too. Drink coasters are something of a retro-phenomenon. While our moms had several sets with different themes in neat stacks under the bar -- to protect her good finish from dad's sloppy drinking habits -- ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 7, 2011

    OFFICE SPACE

    Giving the gift of awkward silences

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Paypal Kills Christmas for Regretsy, Needy Families

    via​Just in time for the holidays, here's your Internet beef (it concerns charity this time): On one side, there's Paypal, your go-to method for paying for things online without using a credit card. On the other, there's Regretsy, the hilarious "fail blog of hand crafts." To get everyone up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Hair Mayonnaise, Gift Suggestion No. 3

    ​Grab a knife and ... spread it on your hair! We live in a strange age, when not only do we need to feed our stomachs, we need to feed other parts of the body as well. But while "feeding" your hair is usually just a metaphor, here it's been taken to literal levels. And we think this would m ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 30, 2011
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    December 24, 2010

    A Few Last-Minute Foodie Gag Gifts From Alphabets

    ​If you don't want to chew them, you can always throw them in the Sunday gravy. If you're like me, you're running around today getting those few last-minute gifts. Presents for loved ones were probably bought yesterday or the day before, but there are small gifts you still need to buy -- a to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Why, Yes, There Is a Julian Assange Condom

    ​Thank you for getting on this, good people of Condomania. These Julian Assange-branded condoms are a) the perfect gift for the Julian Assange groupie on your list b) "a great way to spice up your next WikiLeaks release party, especially in Sweden!" c) finally something more interesting than t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    So, People Are Going to Give You Obnoxious Crap for Christmas

    ​What are the most obnoxious Christmas gifts ever? Gifts that are customized to remind the recipient of yours truly. This is why, despite what the Wall Street Journal is dubbing a trend of sorts ("The Rise of Holiday Me-Tailers"), you should never, ever, ever, give your girlfriend or boyfriend ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2010

    ANIMAL PLANET

    Furry critters star in David Sedaris’s new collection

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Omak 'Honey Nut' at Brighton Bazaar in Brighton Beach

    ​Brighton Beach food stores abound with great gifts for your foodie friends, often available nowhere else. A case in point is Omak's "Honey Nut," a big jar of honey prettily lined with nuts, including almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, walnuts, peanuts, and coconut chunks. There are also more cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Kitchen Stores

    ​Now that you've returned and re-gifted all the unwanted or just plain inappropriate presents you received over the holidays, it's time to stock up on all the pretty things you really want: shiny copper pots, single-purpose gadgets sure to be obsolete by the next decade, and knives, knives, an ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2009
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    February 4, 2009
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    November 26, 2008
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    November 19, 2008

    JOAN JETTS IN TRAINING

    Rockin' out for a girl cause

  • Voice Choices

    November 5, 2008

    LAST HURRAH

    Goat Island gives its final performance

  • NYC Life

    December 11, 2007

    The Under-$5 Gift Guide

    Your goal? Give cheaply, rather than spend dumbly

  • Columns

    November 27, 2007

    Eighth Annual Sexy Gift Guide

    High-tech vibrators, anal treasures, and rock-star porn

  • Columns

    December 12, 2006
  • Music

    October 3, 2006
  • Columns

    December 13, 2005
  • People

    November 22, 2005

    Dr. Santa

    Giving the gift of Botox, lipo, and laser resurfacing this holiday season

  • NYC Life

    April 19, 2005

    Gravy Ladles Suck

    A dream bridal registry, courtesy of the jealous single friend

  • Columns

    December 7, 2004
  • Dance

    April 6, 2004
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    December 16, 2003
  • News

    November 25, 2003
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    December 17, 2002
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    December 18, 2001
  • NYC Life

    December 4, 2001

    Holidaze

    The Holiday Season is Upon Us. Feel Like Celebrating or Hibernating?

  • News

    November 27, 2001
  • Columns

    December 19, 2000
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