uncouth heathen’s Fourth Annual Holiday Gift Guide

Ladies and Gentlemen, where has the time gone?  It’s well past the holidays already.  It seems like just the other day I was relaxing on the coast in the hot, hot sun getting my scalp burned to shreds and now it’s February and I’m sitting at home still refusing to turn the heat on because COME ON PETS, YOU CAN TAKE IT.  YOU ARE MADE OF FUR.

This is the second time now that I have missed the mark on my holiday gift guide.  For the record, it’s also another year where I have not been able to send my annual holiday newsletter or even Christmas and thank you cards. This is very disappointing, but I’m feeling like this coming December is really going to be the one where I do it right.  Everyone I know will receive those fat envelopes filled with stories about the feelings I had all year long.

Now, I know it’s hard to shop for the holidays when they are already over, but maybe you want to save this for a few months down the line or MAYBE you want to pick up a Valentine’s Day gift for that special person you love.  Well, no matter the occasion. I’m sure you’ll find something here that you can’t resist.  So, here we go!  Let’s buy some shit!



 I don’t know why this exists and it saddens me that someone else got hold of it before I did, but I’m pretty sure I’m going to get into embroidery after I finish with my homemade Christmas crafts SHUT UP THEY ARE AWESOME.   I heard a commercial on the radio recently and it mentioned how something was terrible, even worse than “your Aunt Diane’s homemade reindeer oven mitts” and I immediately thought – I AM AUNT DIANE.  I AM MAKING HOMEMADE GIFTS.  But listen.  Those two nephews of mine won’t be getting reindeer oven mitts from THIS aunt.  No way.  Using this store as my inspiration, they’ll be getting inappropriately nude embroidery wall hangings which I will expect to see on their dorm room walls or, better yet, at the office where clients can ask WHO IS THE WONDERFUL PERSON WHO EMBROIDERED YOU A NAKED MAN HOLDING A BLOODY AXE?



Auntie Linsey did.  And she is the BEST.


Sometimes people are in relationships with other people who love Twilight and despite that, I love Valerie very much.  If you’re in one of these relationships, one where you had to go see Twilight: Breaking Dawn part II the night it came out, then you might want to consider a Twitlight-themed real doll.  I’m thinking about spending the $650 because it kills two birds with one stone.  It crosses Valerie off my gift list and it gives me a baby.  I’m going to love that vampire baby so much, even though I’m terrified of vampires. I’m so desperate.  Help me.




Last year I wanted to make a good impression with Valerie’s family, so I carefully chose Christmas gifts for each of them.  For her brother and his wife, I really went all out and bought them a 10 pound sack of elephant poop from the local zoo.  “Holidoo” is what they packaged it as, but let’s not fancy it up.  I got her brother’s family a bag of shit for Christmas.  I’m SO CHARMING.  So, how do I top that?  Well, I’m not sure I can.  But I can try…with a swirl of shit made out of glass (or, as their website markets it: “Crystal Excrement Poop Fortune Charm.”)   Some poor Chinese toddler had to make a thousand glass turds before lunch yesterday.  And today.  And for a thousand tomorrows.

Get it for whoever.  

But especially your in-laws.

Because you care.



When Valerie has to take her long jaunt back to Portland at the end of a weekend, I like to pack her some snacks to make the drive less sucky.  That’s a term we road-warriors use for things that are awful.  I usually try to include a caffeinated drink so she doesn’t fall asleep and crash into a tree, a sweet snack like cookies or candy and something of substance in case she gets trapped in a snow drift and can’t get help for several days.  That something of substance is, more often than not, a sandwich.  I love making Valerie a sandwich because a) they are delicious and b) she tells me she loves my sandwiches and I DO enjoy a compliment every once and again.

One of my very least favorite things about sandwiches, are that they have a tendency to become soggy.  I greatly dislike soggy breadstuffs, so this is the leading reason why I do not ever bring a sandwich to work (see also: very lazy).  Well, here is something that has come along to save the day.  The United States Army has gifted the world with a sandwich that is intentionally designed not ever to be soggy.  Also, it lasts two years.  So it’s like I can give Valerie a sandwich and say – I want to feed you for up to two years from now and this sandwich is how I will do it.  This sandwich is two years of love packed into an air-tight, dry, moisture-less container that looks an awfully lot like a Hot Pocket.

So, if you want to give someone a piece of your culinary heart, I would like to recommend the military’s M.R.E – two-year sandwich.


It was last year that I recommended these fine squirrel paw earrings, from CustomCreature on Etsy.  Well, I thought it might be hard to improve upon what seemed like perfection, but upon further research, CustomCreature has really done it.  I present to you, the Pet Pine Boogey.  Made entirely from the scrotum of a squirrel and some plastic googley eyes.  Oh, friends.  This treasure is exactly what you need to brighten up someone’s day.

As a matter of fact, I’m going to purchase one for myself and I’ll keep it on my desk, in its box, and I’ll name it Harry.  Harry Bawles.  I’ll introduce all my guests to him.  “Hi!  Welcome to my home.  Let me introduce you to my Harry Bawles.”

God, you guys.  That will never get old.  NEVER.


Sometimes people do things that are natural, biological functions.  Like poop.  And pee.  Also, sometimes people fart.  Which is like a ghost poop coming from you b-hole.  I’m sorry to be so frank, but you know how science is – raw and real.  So,  we all know that farts can be, well, odorous.  And sometimes farts can be like evil escaping from the bowels (HA! GET IT!?) of hell.  And when that happens, the first thing you have to do is yell HOT FART.  True story:  Once Valerie and I recorded an auto-tune rap song called Hot Fart.  And by Valerie and I recording an auto-tune rap song, I mean Valerie recorded it while I held the speaker up to her mouth.  We’re a good team.

HOT FARTS can become problematic if they’re not kept in check.  Like, maybe you fart so much during a nap it creates a fart fog in your bedroom which you cannot believe you caused in that 30 minutes since you fell asleep but YOU DID.  SHAME ON YOU . Well, if you  know someone who has farts so stinky the neighbors are forced to call the cops because surely there’s a dead thing somewhere nearby, this is the product for them.  Introducing Flat-d flatulence odor products.

These charcoal pads fit discreetly and snugly into your underwear and absorb the malodorous stink coming from your bottom system.  Flat-d can help you “regain your self-confidence and dignity” one fart at a time.  Now you can fart at work, the grocery store,  a baby shower, your wedding, in court, on a plane or at that very important job interview.  Fart away, friends.  Flat-d will keep your secretes secret. They can be purchased in a 3-pack of reusable pads for a mere $16.99 or in a 10-pack of disposables for $29.99.  Also, for the sleep-farter, try the new Gas Sack!  It’s a sack!  For farting!


Well, it looks like we have reached the end of the old gift guide.  My final product is a special one, just for the ladies.

I’d like to talk to you about vaginas.

Designer vaginas.

Yeah.  You heard me.  DESIGNER.  VAGINA.

There are several companies offering vaginal rejuvenation.  Surgeries to “perfect” your scraggily old vagina, those folds just flapping in the wind.  You know how it is…your vagina gets so loose and wrinkled as you grow older that you just can’t get it freshened up properly by beating it against a rock anymore.  Thankfully, we have some amazing  clinics that will take care of our problem vaginas.  Are your labia too long?  Do they hang to your knees and slap around when you’re running? NEVER FEAR.  Go right on in and have those things trimmed down to a respectable size.  You don’t want your partner to leave you because your lady curtain is a dangler.  And now you don’t have to worry.  Also, they do it with lasers.  Maybe you were afraid of a knife near your delicates but fear no more…now it’s just a hot, fiery laser honing right in on the most sensitive parts of the female form.  Whee! That’s the first thing I think when I hear about how they will sew up a hymen so you can become a virgin, again and again.  You’ll be in and out in hours, before your parents or husband to be will even know you were gone.  Skip that yoga class and REJUVENATE then REJOICE.  Your baggy old vag is sparkling and new.  No one will be any the wiser.

Oh!  Hey!  And while you’re there getting a tune up to save your sex life – why not go one step further and get a boob job or liposuction while you’re at it. Because, just maybe, no one will love you if your vagina and the rest of your stupid old body isn’t what it used to be.

You’re welcome.




  1. Leah
    February 14, 2013

    OMG! This is brilliant Auntie Linsey!

  2. Stevie Nicks
    February 21, 2013

    “…by beating it against a rock anymore” LOL @ work!

    Yes, totally brilliant. And I would love to see some examples of your uncouth craftiness. 😀

  3. heathen
    February 25, 2013

    God, I do love me some Edge of Seventeen.

  4. fairydogmother
    March 17, 2013

    I’m happy we are both back. maybe. kinda. sorta. a little bit.

    I’ve missed it here.

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