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Need some help with holiday shopping? Me too. Here's a gift guide roundup: NY Mag * TimeOutNY * Wired * Engadget * CNET * Salon * Time * Newsweek * WaPo * Cool Hunting * DesignSponge under $25 and affordable art guide * Etsy * NOTCOT * Lucky * In Style * Style.com * Travel & Leisure * Treehugger * BoardGameGeek * Babes in Toyland (NSFW) * Babble
posted by lalex (23 comments total) 45 users marked this as a favorite

 
By 'Babes in Toyland', I think you mean 'Toys in Babeland', a great store that's now know as simply 'Babeland'.
posted by item at 10:15 PM on November 27, 2007


I forgot to add the MeFi wiki page of stored for unique and interesting gift ideas.

By 'Babes in Toyland', I think you mean 'Toys in Babeland'

yes, crap, I was channeling the band! Thanks for the correction, item - my very first semi-Spoonerism.
posted by lalex at 10:20 PM on November 27, 2007


Best of the pepsi blue?
posted by blacklite at 10:25 PM on November 27, 2007


A lot of this stuff is huppie gear, but I have to admit I'm drawn to the martini glasses...
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:27 PM on November 27, 2007


It's been said before, but Babeland really is the best sex shop in the US. Their NYC store is so so great. There are display models of everything they sell, allowing the customer to know exactly what they're getting without having to guess by looking at the box or a pic online. The staff is friendly, helpful, and open-minded, which is a very different experience that going your local porn store that sells cheap plastic doodads with photos of generic porn stars on the box. My only complaint used to be that they didn't stock enough items for the male consumer, though checking out their site just now it looks like that's changed. Good on them.

Good Vibrations is babeland's only real rival, in my opinion, and they have a great website as well. Perfect gifts for the mom or little brother that has everything.
posted by item at 10:31 PM on November 27, 2007


Blazecock Pileon writes "A lot of this stuff is huppie gear"

Haute Urban Professional? Like the UHB in Whit Stillman's films, except they have to work?
posted by orthogonality at 10:33 PM on November 27, 2007


But are the dildos...handmade?
posted by dhammond at 10:33 PM on November 27, 2007


If you're in NYC, there's the Affordable Art Fair a.k.a. Dirt Cheap in Williamsburg (Dec. 2nd this year). Last year I got most of my small stuff there incl. handmade cards. I would call it mostly "artsy jewelry and clothing" and secondarily "art" but there's a lot of variety.
posted by lorimer at 10:38 PM on November 27, 2007


There are actually lots of handmade dildos (many artisan glass ones for example, those are amazing).
posted by lorimer at 10:45 PM on November 27, 2007


I must be really, really poor.

And Wired readers must be really, really rich.
posted by birdie birdington at 10:55 PM on November 27, 2007


lorimer, those toys are lovely but make me a bit nervous, as in...what if they break?
posted by lalex at 11:19 PM on November 27, 2007


As soon as he returns from his self-imposed exile, ask It's Raining Florence Henderson, aka jagged glass dildo.
posted by Cranberry at 11:21 PM on November 27, 2007


You didn't let me answer your question. No.
posted by Ohdemah at 11:32 PM on November 27, 2007


lorimer: Were there sketches or paintings for sale last year at the Affordable Art Fair?
posted by mlis at 11:44 PM on November 27, 2007


Yes, last time at the Affordable Art Fair there was "real" art of all kinds -- drawings/paintings/photos as well as crafty stuff. Really wide range of prices; the rule is that everything is required to be less than $100 -- most is much less.

Glass dildos are quite sturdy (think about the strength of a hunk of glass that thick & that rounded). You only have to be careful never to knock them against sharp things or sharp edges, since of course if you get a nick in one it's not safe as a dildo anymore. I've had one for years, it feels incredible and very different from silicone.
posted by lorimer at 12:15 AM on November 28, 2007


Thanks for the information I am going to check it out.
posted by mlis at 12:22 AM on November 28, 2007


To lorimer and those interested - Bust Magazine is hosting their "Craftacular" again this year. Last year was a nominal $1 entry fee. This year it is being hosted at a larger venue - the Metro Pavilion (where WFMU hosts their record fairs).

There might be some crossover between the BUST and Affordable Art fair.
posted by stachemaster at 12:31 AM on November 28, 2007


Ok, against my better judgment I've gotta say that this decepticon mp3 player looks pretty awesome (mostly because I owned the toy version as a lad).
posted by whir at 6:14 AM on November 28, 2007


And Wired readers must be really, really rich.

Every issue I receive of Wired the more I think I'm not in their target market.

Plus, in their product reviews, it almost always seems they automatically choose the most expensive item in any category.
posted by drezdn at 7:18 AM on November 28, 2007


The Comics Reporter's 2007 Holiday shopping guide

However, I will accept cheques.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 8:12 AM on November 28, 2007 [1 favorite]


whir

Available only in Japan.

DOH! I had one of those too.
posted by Big_B at 9:27 AM on November 28, 2007


Glass dildos are quite sturdy (think about the strength of a hunk of glass that thick & that rounded).

Excellent, thanks - I think I'd envisioned them as being hollow and thus a tad more delicate.
posted by lalex at 9:56 PM on November 28, 2007


Self link, I sell handmade coral, turquoise, coral and turquoise, in different lengths, onyx and carnelian , opaline glass necklaces for $30 to $45 each with matching earrings included. Just send a MetaMail.
posted by nickyskye at 5:34 PM on November 29, 2007


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