gifts

28 Dec 2010

Crappy Holiday Gift Swap

Christmas is over. You’ve stuffed yourselves to the brim with holiday cheer and baked goods, and are preparing your livers for the New Year’s celebrations to come. The only think left to do is return the ugly fill-in-the-blank that you’re great aunt/uncle/cousin gave you for the fourth year in a

Alison Lambert - Half Price Headliner 0
22 Dec 2010

Mulled Wine, Snacks, and Artisan Crafts at Real Mercantile Tonight!

The Christmas countdown is getting intense — only three more days until I get to sit nervously around a table with 20 relatives and their annoying kids, wondering if my sister will spill a full glass of red wine on my cream-colored dress again (true story) or my boyfriend will

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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21 Dec 2010

Pre-gift/Re-gift Holiday Party For Misfit Toys @ Hot Bird

If you’re Jewish you’ve already received all your presents for the year, and you know what?  A lot of them were probably garbage. Sure, you were nice at the time, but do you really want a pneumatic spatula? Thankfully the good and like-minded people at Brokelyn have he answer with

Dan Cerruti - 99 Cent Store Cowboy 0
17 Dec 2010

Finish Your Last-Minute Christmas Shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair Holiday Sale!

Guess what?  There are — no kidding — only NINE days left until Christmas Day.  That’s a little over a week to search, scramble and scrounge for the perfect gifts you haven’t gotten yet.  I’ve heard tell of folks who finish all their holiday shopping months in advance, taking advantage

Christy Jovanelly - Cheapskate Commentator 0
15 Dec 2010

5 Last Minute Inspiration-Bits for Great Holiday Gifts

Christmas is next week and if you’re like me (hopefully you’re not), you have done zero Christmas shopping and have no clue what to do about the myriad people in your life who have probably already thoughtfully purchased and wrapped a very special present for you.  Have no fear! There

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10 Dec 2010

Approaching Birthdays When You Are Broke and Apathetic

For the broke and insolvent, few events are more dangerous than another’s birthday. Society has decreed that, by virtue of being born, people deserve an annual validation of their existence. Fine, we’ll play along – but only up to a point, because, somewhere along the line, that simple acknowledgment became

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09 Dec 2010

Your Guide to Pop-Up Holiday Markets

Tis the season, yeah yeah, I’m sure you’ve noticed the Holidays are upon us. While I love to throwback eggnog and get sloshed at the holiday office party as much as the next guy, there is the whole issue of actual gift buying that needs to be tackled.  If you

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
16 Nov 2010

Ways To Cut Costs This Holiday Season

The leaves are blowing around and the temperature is dropping, which means it’s time to celebrate the holiday season. You will overeat and drink too much, all which are fixable. But people are always looking at ways to cut costs around this expensive time of year. Here are a few

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