Keep your girlfriends laughing through the winter months with the female-friendship-centric comedy of the year. And this DVD really delivers the goods, with funny extras such as deleted scenes, writer commentary, gag reels and alternate takes.
'Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?' by Mindy Kaling
Bestow this clever set of musings from The Office writer and star Mindy Kaling on your bestie. Features chapters like “Don’t Peak in High School” and “Types of Women in Romantic Comedies Who Are Not Real.”
With the recent announcement of a fourth season (five years after the series abruptly ended in 2006) and a feature film, now’s the time to catch up on all three seasons of this comedy cult favorite about a once-wealthy dysfunctional family. With a stellar cast—Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Portia de Rossi—and some of the smartest humor ever to grace the small screen, this series is perfect for the witty friend who enjoys an in-joke.
'The Senior Moments Memory Workout' by Tom Friedman
A great gift for your favorite space case, this collection of quizzes, brainteasers and memory challenges promises to strengthen the mind and keep those "senior moments” at bay. Scattered throughout are advice and anecdotes aimed at helping the absentminded have a laugh at themselves.
TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Romantic Comedies
For the family member who loves the classic Hollywood rom-com: This DVD set features Katharine Hepburn matching wits with her on-screen partner Cary Grant and her real-life significant other, Spencer Tracy, in four favorites: The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby, Woman of the Year and Adam’s Rib.
Before the upcoming movie adaptation is released, give the gift of Stephanie Plum: Jersey girl, bounty hunter and one of the funniest female characters in fiction. The first in the popular book series is sure to get anyone hooked on Stephanie’s adventures with her merry band of misfits.
Give someone the chance to own a part of the brilliance that was Steve Carell as bumbling boss Michael Scott on The Office. The most recent season marks the actor’s last on the show, and though the jury’s still out on the new Scott-less offering, it’s clear the series won’t ever be the same.
A great gift for the manly-man in your household, this poster depicts the table of things most valued by the mustachioed Libertarian Ron Swanson on the brilliant sitcom Parks and Recreation. Some notables on the list: “masonry,” “buffets” and “torso: should be thick and impenetrable.”
'Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People' by Amy Sedaris
Amy Sedaris delivers the laughs in this unconventional how-to. Demonstrating funny—and somewhat insane—craft projects, Sedaris instructs with her trademark quirky goodness. Best for a recipient who doesn’t take DIY too seriously.
If they’re good enough for Ryan Gosling, they’re good enough for us. The leading man appeared on Ellen last year professing his love for the silly adult footed-pajamas. While gifting the onesies as a joke to his family members, he discovered that the PJs were actually very comfortable.
Perfect for the student or teacher in your family; a compilation of failed responses to standardized tests, submitted by students who, with no hope of getting the answer right, decided to get creative.
Your techie friend may laugh when you give him this bulky retro handset for his cell phone. But once he gets past that, he’ll see that this product is comfortable and stylish, and comes in a variety of cool colors.