gift giving

09 Sep 2019

8 Gender Neutral Gifts Perfect for Anytime of Year

Buying gifts for loved ones is a treat. You get to hit the stores, find a great present and then watch their excited faces as they open it. However, you may find yourself stuck at the first step — figuring out what they want. Here’s a tip — gender-neutral gifts

14 Jun 2014

Entertaining for the Poor as F*ck: Cheap gifts for Father’s Day

A still from last year’s Thanksgiving Unless he went out for cigarettes and never came back, your dad is one of the top five most important people in your life (somewhere in the mix with mom, Elvis, and Nicholas Cage). Have you ever heard the maxim, “I brought you into

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07 Sep 2022

What it’s Like Writing About San Francisco for 20 Years

In celebration of my 20th year in SF, I am extremely excited to announce Slouching Towards Neverland: 20 years of Writing About San Francisco. Here’s a quick rundown: – This limited edition, hand-signed, new zine covers my two decades of writing about this strange and beautiful city. – Besides well known

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07 Dec 2010

Broke-Ass Etiquette: Wedding Gifts

Q: Dear Half-Price Headliner, So, I’m friends with a couple getting married, and I’m invited to both the wedding and the bachelor party. Both entail flying out to California. Also, the bachelor party will cost me a fair bit of money. So, what is the etiquette on wedding gifts? I

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23 Nov 2010

Broke-Ass Etiquette: Gift Exchange

Q: Dear Half-Price Headliner, If someone unexpectedly gives me a holiday gift, am I obligated to return the favor? A: Short answer: no. Longer answer: that’s sort of up to you.  If you’re the type that will stay awake at night crushed by the guilt of a one-sided gift exchange,

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09 Nov 2010

Broke-Ass Etiquette: Holiday Parties

Q: Dear Half-Price Headliner, Is it rude to show up at a holiday party empty handed?  If so, how can I bring something and not go broke doing so? A: It depends on the party.  If the gathering is casual and impromptu, then BYOB is the general rule, and you

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