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Thursday
Dec182014

[12 DAYS OF GIFT GUIDES] Gifts for the Tech Start-Up Guy

You've had 2 jobs in the past 5 years, but this guy has had 7.  He changes jobs more than he changes his shirt, and while the idea of that makes you launch into a full-blown anxiety attack, that's very typical for the life of a Tech Start-Up Guy.  He's always talking about how he's "building something really exciting."  Of course, he's only there for the company's launch and then like a SnapChat (did he work there?), he disappears immediately afterwards.  

You can never, ever keep up with what this guy is up to, but whenever you get together, he talks your ear off, throwing buzzwords at you and talking about his "INSANE" schedule. He regularly posts Instagram shots from the window of an airplane with captions like "#wheelsup" or "#startuplife" or "#hustlin."  He fancies himself a renegade—someone who is too smart to work in a conventional office or stay in one place for too long.  

If you're being honest, you think he's kind of a douche.  He's probably your brother-in-law or your best friend's husband, but you've got to deal with him and his antics, even around the holidays. But look on the bright side, he almost always rolls with his expense account, which means you drink for free when you're with him. Cheers to that—get this jerk a gift to thank him for all the free beers you've gotten over the years in exchange for listening to him talk about how he's coming up with the "next big thing."    

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Thursday
Dec182014

[SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION] Gifts for Your In-Laws Under $50

Congratulations on being in love!  You’re in your love bubble thinking that having a forever +1 is a fantastic thing until you realize that now you have a second family that is just as crazy as your family.  Twice the crazy, twice the obligations, twice the gifts you need to buy at Christmas.  But don’t freak out.  You need to show up with something, of course, and it has to be something nice enough to make them like you (they’re not sure about you yet), but you don’t need to drain your bank account buying gifts for everyone.  To ease your burden, we’ve rounded up 15 perfectly acceptable gifts for your girlfriend’s family—from her mother and father, right down to her nieces and nephews—all under $50.   

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Wednesday
Dec172014

[12 DAYS OF GIFT GUIDES] Gifts for the TV Obsessive

Every now and then, you'll come across a person who prides themselves on not watching TV.  You'll all be out somewhere, and as soon as someone mentions a particular TV show, she'll announce, "I don't even HAVE a TV."  As if completely being out of the pop culture loop is some kind of badge of honor. 

Nobody gets more annoyed about this shit than the TV Obsessive.  He doesn't just watch TV, he devours it.  He has thousands and thousands of Twitter followers because he live tweets The Bachelor every week.  He has somehow seen every show on TV—from acclaimed scripted shows like Breaking Bad and House of Cards, to mediocre sitcoms like How I Met Your Mother and According to Jim, to the dregs of reality TV.  He's even seen Blackish, for Christ's sake.  And he's somehow watching all of these shows even though he works a full-time job.  It's both impressive and frightening. 

The obvious gift choice for a TV Obsessive is to just get him a box set of DVDs of one of his favorite shows, but get a clue—if you think he doesn't already own the full series box set of Friends, you're DEAD WRONG.  Let's get a little more imaginative, shall we?   

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Tuesday
Dec162014

[SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION] Sports Equipment for Under the Tree

The holidays are so jam-packed that we all tend to forget what the words “leisure time” mean.  But it’s important to get out there and throw a ball around, hit a golf course, or spend a lazy day on a boat with a fishing pole.  That’s why we’ve rounded up the best sports equipment to put under the tree this year—whether it’s a present for your kid, teammate, golf buddy, or even for yourself (feel free to forward this to your mom or your wife—ain’t no shame in knowing what you want). Read it here.

Tuesday
Dec162014

[12 DAYS OF GIFT GUIDES] Gifts for Your Brother, Who's in Grad School

There are people who go to college for 4 years and then are done with education forever (JKJKJKJK LIFE IS OUR CLASSROOM), and there are people that seem to be perpetually in school.  "I'm working on my second Master's" they'll say to you when you ask what they're doing nowadays, and you wonder why they'd want to continue to build on their crushing student loan debt and also how they could continue to want to write papers.  You haven't written an essay in 10 years.  You wouldn't even know how to go about it.  Do they still use SCANTRONS?  Whatever.

Your brother is one of the people who is perpetually pursuing higher education, but unlike the people who use school as a way to delay actually getting a job and going to work, he's one of the people who works full-time and then goes to school at night.  This means he is constantly tired and has zero time for anything—friends, a girlfriend, vacations, basic hygiene, and the like.  

What he'd really like for Christmas is either sleep, or tuition money, or maybe for you to write this 25 page paper on the ethics of mineral mining, but you're not going to give him any of that shit.  You don't know anything about mineral mining (and you have shaky personal ethics anyway), you're not going to give him cash, and you can't give sleep as a gift because if you could, you'd be the most sought-after person in the whole goddamned world.  Instead, give him one of these gifts, that will either faciliate productivity as it relates to school work, or help him stress eat.  

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