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Feb 3, 2016

7 Gifts Under $30 Girls Actually Want This Valentine’s Day

This isn't about the price tag - it's about the thoughtfulness of the gift.

Jan 28, 2016

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: 10 Perfect Gifts For Him Under $35

It's no secret that guys are hard to buy for.

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Dec 11, 2015

12 Holiday Gifts For The ‘Game Of Thrones’ Addict In Your Life

We all have that one friend who is absolutely obsessed with Game of Thrones.

Dec 2, 2015

Tina Fey & Amy Poehler Share Tips On How To Buy Gifts For Literally Anyone

Just tell your friend it's from Etsy, and they'll feel like it's art.

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Dec 15, 2014

9 Holiday Gifts For Your Fitness Obsessed Friends

Have health nut friends who are impossible to shop for? Check out this list of easy gifts for the fitness obsessed.

15 of the Cutest, Tiniest Gifts

Stocking stuffers for the smallest stockings of all.

Dec 12, 2014

Christmas Gift Guide: The Perfect Present for Every Fandom

The perfect gifts for your super-fan friends.

Dec 11, 2014

An Expert’s Guide to Vintage Shopping for Holiday Gifts

If you're searching for last minute holiday gifts but don't have a lot of money to spend, the task at hand can be extremely daunting. Which is why we enlisted the help of Liz Geddes, vintage expert and founder of Octavia & Brown, a full-service vintage rental company.

Dec 17, 2013

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May 19, 2013

The First Date From Hell, As Told By Tina Fey .Gifs

We've all had that horrible first date from hell. You get food in your teeth. He talks about his ex. You're getting super uncomfortable and then everything is a disaster after that.

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Jan 30, 2013

The Best Of Oprah’s Favorite Things [Gallery]

Today is Oprah's 59th birthday. In order to celebrate one of the most powerful women in American history we've decided to pick a few of our favorites from Oprah's favorites.

Dec 17, 2012

12 HBO Girls Gifts From Etsy [Gallery]

CollegeCandy has a love-hate relationship with Girls. It's so well-written yet there are so many problems with the show, yet it's so addictive, yet some of the writers have said some pretty offensive things, yet we will watch every single episode.

Nov 30, 2012

WTF Do I Get Myself [Gift Guide]

No one knows you better than you, so these are just a few gift ideas so that you can completely overindulge this holiday season. You've earned it. After finals, internships, work and the general curve balls of life, a little gift to yourself will do you some good.

Nov 29, 2012

WTF Do I Get Everybody Else? [Gift Guide]

Whether you know it or not it takes/took a village to raise your ungrateful tush. This is the one time of year you get to say thank you to the people you probably forget to thank: your favorite teacher, that employer who took the time, your big bro, that cool aunt and your bestie. Throw some love their way and you'll feel like you're actually doing something positive with your life.

Nov 28, 2012

WTF Do I Get My Boyfriend? [Gift Guide]

Shopping for dudes can be hard because the media tells us they only like tech-y/video game-y stuff which is mad crazy expensive and still very subjective.

Nov 27, 2012

WTF Do I Get My Parents? [Gift Guide]

Shopping for your parents is hard. You get all bratty, they're supposed to be buying me stuff. You get all confused, but they already have everything. You're broke, they paid for my college and here I am at K-Mart again. Fortunately, there are many different ways to troll your parents this holiday season with a range of gifts that vary from, "I'm your favorite, right, mom?" to "I totally ran out of ideas.

Nov 26, 2012

WTF Do I Get My Roommate?! [Gift Guide]

Here's a holiday gift guide (at various price points) for the roomie you sorta know, don't know, or who is your BFF.

Nov 4, 2012

Napoleon Dynamite’s New Favorite Animal Is A Lilliger [Candy Dish]

Remember when Napoleon Dynamite came out and Napoleon's favorite animal was a liger and everyone was all what is that?!

Dec 17, 2011

We Found Exactly What Men Want For Christmas

Maybe you forgot to get a present for your dear little brother. Maybe you overlooked your best guy friend. Maybe you decided at the last minute that the dude you've been hooking up with for the past four months is worthy of a Christmas present. Who knows, I'm not here to judge. What I am here to do, however, is help you out of this little life rut you've found yourself in.

Dec 6, 2011

7 Holiday Gifts That Give Back

We college kids are absolute masters when it comes to stretching the dollar—we share textbooks, swap party outfits, take rolls of toilet paper from public bathrooms and chug as much beer as we can when playing pong at other people’s apartments. So when we give gifts this holiday season, we’re definitely making sure we’re getting as much bang as we can for every single one of our bucks.

Nov 3, 2011

5 Beauty Gift Sets To Give To Your Friends This Holiday Season!

Already stressed about finding the perfect gift for your girlfriends? Never fear, that's what holiday make-up sets were invented for! Your BFF who can never decide on which eye shadow color to buy? Get her all of them! Your roommate who loves to try new fragrances? She's covered! Your sister the lipgloss fiend? Make her wildest dreams come true!

Feb 4, 2011

The Ultimate Valentine’s Day Gift Guide: What To Get Your Guy

Valentine's Day is almost here, and though it's a holiday of's more a holiday of gifts. Because what expresses love better than a gift (paired with some heavy petting)? We've scoured the web and gathered up all the best gifts that he'll love...and that will make him love you even more.

Dec 20, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: Last Minute Gifts [GALLERY]

Are you scrambling to find quality gifts with Christmas just five days away? Unsure of how your winter break is flying by so fast? (Hint: those Real Housewives marathons don't watch themselves.) Don't panic and don't freak out because we've put together a last minute gift guide that will wow your friends and family -- without wowing your wallet.

Dec 20, 2010

The Weekly Ten: Worst Christmas Gifts Ever

Christmas is fast approaching. (Five days, but hey, who's counting?) While I’m sure you’ve already picked out the perfect gift for everyone on your list, I bet you haven’t given much thought to what you’re getting this holiday season. Well…I have.

Dec 13, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: Homemade Gifts that Don’t Suck

No matter which holiday you celebrate, gift giving is a staple of the holiday season. But there is some major pressure when picking out a gift for that special someone. And in this not-so-fabulous economy, a lot of people don’t have the resources to buy the perfect gift anymore.

Dec 12, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Bookworm [GALLERY]

It’s tough to buy gifts for the friend who loves to read. The choice should seem obvious, shouldn’t it? Buy a book. But what type of book? What has she read? What does he want to read? Hardcover or paperback? New or used? The questions are endless. And that’s before you even get into accessories. Are bookmarks too cliché? Will she even use them? Are all those gadgets really necessary?

Dec 8, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Parents [GALLERY]

Parents are notoriously difficult to shop for. I mean, how do you do justice to the people who’ve given you everything? Luckily, our guide will help you pick holiday gifts that are appropriate, thoughtful, and wallet friendly.

Dec 7, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your Guy [GALLERY]

'Tis better to give than receive, right? Well, technically speaking. Except when it comes time to figure out what the hell you're getting the man in your life this Christmas. And they say we're hard to shop for!? Psh, please. Give me a couple Twizzlers and a three-karat diamond and I'm just peachy. (Sarcasm?)

Dec 6, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide: For Your BFFs [GALLERY]

Not sure what to get for your BFF, your fave gal pal, the girl who holds your hair back in the bar bathroom after you did that unnecessary tequila shot? Well look no further because we've found the most fun, the most cool, and the most unique gifts out there.

Dec 2, 2010

The Know: Give The Perfect Gift

Tis the season for holiday gifts. The only problem is… what on earth are you going to get everyone?

Nov 18, 2010

The Know: The Best Scented Candles Around

There is something about this time of year that makes me want to make a hot cup of tea, grab a fresh baked cookie (and by fresh baked I mean a fresh baked cookie from the store, obvs), curl up with a warm blanket a good book/movie/Jersey Shore marathon and light a yummy candle.

Feb 12, 2010

What To Get Your Brand New Valentine

So, Valentine’s Day is 2 days away. Those who are part of a steady relationship have at least been dwelling on what to do for the holiday for a little while now, but what if you’re one of the people who thought you’d be spending the holiday alone and then, miraculously, you met someone, hit it off, and now you suddenly have a last-minute Valentine?

Dec 18, 2009

Weekly Wrap Up: Out With The Tests, In With the Cheer

As the week comes to an end, so do my finals (thank. effing. god). Hopefully those of you who aren’t done are almost there, because I am way too ready to be home and I’d venture a guess the rest of you are too. I am ready to jump into full-fledged Christmas cheer mode. And since us college girls have to get out all of our holiday cheer in a week, it's time to go into holiday overload.

Dec 17, 2009

Giving To Give: The Philanthropist’s Gift Guide

What in the hell do you give someone who constantly loves to..uh..give? Give the gifts that keep on giving! (And, no, I’m not talking about herpes. That is literally the opposite of a “Happy Holiday.”) Here are a few gifts that give: