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Entries in Gift FIPStravaganza (12)

Monday
Dec172012

FIPS HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Brooklyn Snobs

“I can’t even imagine living in Manhattan ever again after moving to Brooklyn."

Yeah, you know the type. The Brooklyn Snob is a common breed with a penchant for all things local, organic, and Kings County-centric. Don’t know what to gift your BK lovers this year? Follow this guide to Brooklyn snobbery and you’ll be set.

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Thursday
Dec132012

FIPS Holiday Gift Guide: Fitness & Sports Lovers

They won't stop talking about the intensity of their Bikram yoga class, or how hard it is to break in a pair of running shoes, or why eating energy goo is totally normal. If you're not sure what to get that spin-class-loving, all-day-hiking, fitness fanatic on your list, we got a few gift ideas that will leave them happy and at least a 10K away from you. 

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Wednesday
Dec122012

FiPS Holiday Gift Guide: Pet Lovers

 

When I was a kid, I wanted a pet so badly that I'd cry to my mother every night, “PLEAAAASSE, CAN WE GET A CAT?" or "PLEEAAAAAASSE, CAN WE GET A DOG?” As a woman whose weekly cleaning rituals included things like vacuuming the vacuum, she wasn't much of a pet person, per se. Gurl did not want to deal with any dander in her motherfucker house. But eventually she gave in and got us… a bird.

I know what you’re thinking. A bird is not a pet. It’s a caged animal. You can’t “pet” a bird (well you can, but you'll get pecked). Regardless, I learned to love that bird. And now, all these years later, I can finally call myself a true pet owner. I’m going 6 years strong with my Yorkie, Peanut, and couldn’t imagine life without this bitch.

How does this all of this nonsensical storytelling qualify me to write a gift guide for pet lovers? Well, for one, it means I spend a lot of time in pet stores. Two, it means I’m damn good at paying attention to small animals. And three… well… no one else wanted the assignment, so here you go. Enjoy, suckers!

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Tuesday
Dec112012

FiPS Holiday Gift Guide: Foodies-n-Drunks

When it comes to traditions, stuffing your face & drowning your sorrows is not only a holiday tradition, it’s a Park Slope tradition. We here in Park Slope love consumption.

With that in mind, this holiday season we’ve assembled a delectable group of gifts that’ll ensure that the foodies & drunks in your life will shut up about their latest gustatory obsession for a brief moment. Enjoy it while you can, because by the time 2013 rolls around, they won’t be able to shut up about the way you helped feed their obsession this holiday season. Bon Appetit/Salut!

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Monday
Dec102012

FiPS Holiday Gift Guide: Mamas-n-Papas 

Are you having a hard time buying a holiday gift for your breeder gal pal following last year's fiasco in which she complained about having to test her boob milk after you bought her that giant handle of tequila? If so, here’s a FiPS gift guide to help you pick out the perfect gift for the Mamas-n-Papas in your life -- those brave souls who dare to procreate, populate our farmer’s markets and ensure that all Park Slope brunch spots have clientele before noon. And even though us child-less freaks may not be sympathetic to our breeders' friends sleepless nights, diaper-stained hands, and tales of potty training, we can thank them for providing us a type of free birth control that Planned Parenthood will never be able to give us (I'm talkin' about watching their little rugrats run around screaming.) Here are a few local gift ideas for the proud mamas and papas in your life:

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