Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

Perhaps you are a shopping procrastinator -- one of those crazy people who get high off paying a gajillion bucks for overnight shipping from Amazon. Well, this week Karly and I are making it our mission in life to help you spend some skrillaz without resorting to praying for the Fedex god to have mercy on your feet dragging soul. Before you know it, Chrishannzakuh will be all up on you like white on rice, so get jiggy with it and put some ho ho ho in the holiday with one of these scintillating gifts.

holiday gift guide under 100

$100 will buy a lot of shiny golden goodness. Clockwise from top left: Betseyville Lucky Stripes clutch $62 | Harry Allen Pig Bank $99 | Set of six gold forks $84 | Tobias Wong gold leafed porcelain cup and saucer set $75.

holiday gift guide under 100

Super excellent limited edition 20x28 poster by art collective Jeanspezial $87.

holiday gift guide under 100

Enormous switchboard poster for bebes or grownups who dream of flying $62.

holiday gift guide under 100

Boys love toys (and girls do, too). Clockwise from top left: Recycled cassette tape tie is audible if you run a tape head over it $90 | Le Boombox bag comes with a built in amplifier $56 | Diana camera in pretty primary brights $99 | iKaraoke $60.

holiday gift guide under 100

Amazing handcrafted leather rabbit mask by TomBanwell is good for the naughty and the nice. $69.


I wanna rock! Gold and silver Mini Modern stacking rings $90.

holiday gift guide under 100

Cool jewels. Zipper necklace $69 | Painted silk necklace $75.

holiday gift guide under 100

I am a wee bit obsessed with scarves. Reclaimed colorblock cashmere shawl by hautegoat $72 |  Necklush $62.

holiday gift guide under 100

That's because scarves are AWESOME. Mohair shawl by sweetknitting $72.

holiday gift guide under 100

He's baaaaack! Little Joseph is sure to warm the cockles of your heart with his sweet lovable creepy baby face $99.

totem cups

I have had a major crush on these stacking Totem cups since I saw them here. Buy them. Ship them to me. $59.

holiday gift guide under 100

Housewares in eyepopping colors make holiday entertaining fun. Vodka helps, too. Agate coasters $55 |  Eight piece nesting bowl set includes a colander and measuring cups $58.

holiday gift guide under 100

Calling all ballers... Gold plated Recession Necklace $65. Just because you don't have a million bucks doesn't mean you have to look all scroungy and poor.

Alright highrollers, let's face it -- in this economy $100 is a lot of money. But hopefully you found the perfect something to tempt you to crack open the rusty old wallet and shower your family and friends with money love. And if you're really Scrooge Mcduck just aswim in gold coins, then tune in tomorrow for the Under $500 edition.

Recession? What recession?

When Pigs Fly

Are you pissed these days? Well, I'm totally teed off. Who do those AIG mofos think they are, spending all my (our) money money on fancy getaways and million dollar bonuses? Hell to the no. I really think The Beatles said it best:

Have you seen the little piggies Crawling in the dirt And for all the little piggies Life is getting worse Always having dirt to play around in.

aig executives

Have you seen the bigger piggies In their starched white shirts You will find the bigger piggies Stirring up the dirt Always have clean shirts to play around in.

hang greenberg

In their sties with all their backing They don't care what goes on around In their eyes there's something lacking What they need's a damn good whacking.

edward liddy aig

Everywhere there's lots of piggies Living piggy lives You can see them out for dinner With their piggy wives Clutching forks and knives to eat their bacon.

martin sullivan aig pig

In the interest of keeping this post design related, I'd like to point out a new trend, possibly influenced by the overwhelming greed exhibited by jerks like these: Pigs.

hannes grebin

I think Hannes Grebin is on to something here with his piggy bank, Fat Rosie. She does look a lot like former AIG exec Martin Sullivan, pictured right above her.

tim flach

Tim Flach Photography

But really, I hate for all pigs to get a bad rap just because some A-holes are methodically destroying our entire economy for their own self interests.

etsy pig purse

It's ok to like this adorable silver pig clutch by Etsy seller, Tsurubride. It's cute. Perhaps some of that bailout money should go towards purchasing it for me... Would that make me a piggy, too?

harry allen piggy bank

harry allen piggy bank

And then there's my favorite Piggy Bank -- cast from a real pig that died a natural death -- by Harry Allen, available at Design Public. Oh, I just want to hug him, and squeeze him, and name him Martin. Or Hank. Or Edward. Really any of the AIG guys will do as a namesake.

etsy pig pillow

Send a clear message that gluttony and greed are in fashion with this Oink Pillow from Etsy seller, Bumblejellydesigns.

nagi noda

Or you could really get into the piggish mindset with this Hair Hat from dearly departed designer, Nagi Noda.

hey sign pig felt rug

While some little piggies may have gone to market, this little piggy stayed home. The Hey-Sign Felt Rug is available in a few different shapes, but I am digging Le Cochon the best.

front pig table

Perhaps it would be nice to make the piggies fetch and carry for a change. The Pig Table by Front Designs would be happy to hold your watered down well cocktail or light as a feather wallet for you.

catherine ledner

Catherine Ledner's idea of barnyard fun is pink and frilly with flowers on top. Who says that pigs is dirty animals?

wim delvoye

Meanwhile, Belgian artist Wim Delvoye has some decidedly less orthodox ideas about how to treat pigskin. Harbinger of things to come for scam artist cum jailbirds like Bernie Madoff? Let's hope the AIG swine head in the same direction.

Thanks for letting me vent, friendsies. I'm going to leave you with one tiny parting shot, courtesy of Pan-Dan. It's so good that I'm just going to post the link right here.