19 whiskey gifts for the sophisticated drinker in your life

19 whiskey gifts for the sophisticated drinker in your life

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We all have that friend who's REALLY into whiskey.

So instead of scouring the stores and waiting in line for the perfect gift, kick off your shoes and order one of these gifts instead. 

And if you're having a hard time finding that special something, it's a fact that no whiskey lover will ever be upset with a bottle of top shelf booze. 

We've got you covered there, too.

1Brixton Decanter

Nothing looks better on a home bar than a nice decanter. 

Image: crate and barrel 

Price: $34.95

2Scotch-Infused Toothpicks

It's useful, but won't get you drunk. Read more…

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19 whiskey gifts for the sophisticated drinker in your life

19 whiskey gifts for the sophisticated drinker in your life

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We all have that friend who's REALLY into whiskey.

So instead of scouring the stores and waiting in line for the perfect gift, kick off your shoes and order one of these gifts instead. 

And if you're having a hard time finding that special something, it's a fact that no whiskey lover will ever be upset with a bottle of top shelf booze. 

We've got you covered there, too.

1Brixton Decanter

Nothing looks better on a home bar than a nice decanter. 

Image: crate and barrel 

Price: $34.95

2Scotch-Infused Toothpicks

It's useful, but won't get you drunk. Read more…

More about Gifts, Whiskey, Culture, and Web Culture

Gifts for the wine drinker in your life who can’t stop breaking glasses


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All wine should be drunk out of sippy cups. Whether you choose to embrace or reject that truth is on you. 

The older we get, the more it comes clear that mankind simply wasn't designed to drink out of wine glasses. Humans are far too uncoordinated to hold onto a wine glass without putting its precious little life at risk. Chances are you, or someone you care about, has broken a wine glass on at least a dozen occasions. 

I know it's hard to believe, but we don't have to live in fear of our wine glasses. Together, we can build a better happy hour.

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Gifts for the wine drinker in your life who can’t stop breaking glasses


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All wine should be drunk out of sippy cups. Whether you choose to embrace or reject that truth is on you. 

The older we get, the more it comes clear that mankind simply wasn't designed to drink out of wine glasses. Humans are far too uncoordinated to hold onto a wine glass without putting its precious little life at risk. Chances are you, or someone you care about, has broken a wine glass on at least a dozen occasions. 

I know it's hard to believe, but we don't have to live in fear of our wine glasses. Together, we can build a better happy hour.

More about Watercooler, Wine, Alcohol, Holiday Gift Guide, and Holidays 2017

Gifts for the wine drinker in your life who can’t stop breaking glasses


TwitterFacebook

All wine should be drunk out of sippy cups. Whether you choose to embrace or reject that truth is on you. 

The older we get, the more it comes clear that mankind simply wasn't designed to drink out of wine glasses. Humans are far too uncoordinated to hold onto a wine glass without putting its precious little life at risk. Chances are you, or someone you care about, has broken a wine glass on at least a dozen occasions. 

I know it's hard to believe, but we don't have to live in fear of our wine glasses. Together, we can build a better happy hour.

More about Watercooler, Wine, Alcohol, Holiday Gift Guide, and Holidays 2017

19 whiskey gifts for the sophisticated drinker in your life

19 whiskey gifts for the sophisticated drinker in your life

TwitterFacebook

We all have that friend who's REALLY into whiskey.

So instead of scouring the stores and waiting in line for the perfect gift, kick off your shoes and order one of these gifts instead. 

And if you're having a hard time finding that special something, it's a fact that no whiskey lover will ever be upset with a bottle of top shelf booze. 

We've got you covered there, too.

1Brixton Decanter

Nothing looks better on a home bar than a nice decanter. 

Image: crate and barrel 

Price: $34.95

2Scotch-Infused Toothpicks

It's useful, but won't get you drunk. Read more…

More about Gifts, Whiskey, Culture, and Web Culture

I Stopped Giving Out Second Chances And My World Is A Million Times Better

I Stopped Giving Out Second Chances And My World Is A Million Times Better

Girl who stopped giving out second chances
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I stopped giving out second chances to people who hurt me. People who act distant and douchey one day and then turn around, all smiles, and act like they actually give a shit.

I am not going to accept that kind of Jekyll and Hyde routine. I am not going to let you treat me like an afterthought when you have better things to do with your life and then treat me like a friend when you are in the mood to acknowledge my existence.

I am not going to pretend nothing is wrong when you come around again with a smile on your face and ask questions about how I’m doing. You would already know how I was doing if you were a permanent part of my life. You would already know if you cared half as much as you claimed you did.

I’m sorry, but I’m not going to make you more comfortable by playing nice, by playing pretend, by acting like you haven’t been pissing me off lately. I’m not going to tell you the same pretty little lies you tell yourself every morning.

But I’m not going to curse you out either, because you aren’t relevant enough. You aren’t worth the energy it would take to raise my middle finger. You aren’t worth the time it would take to tell you to go fuck yourself. You aren’t worth anything at all.

Believe it or not, I’m still a strong supporter of the benefit of the doubt. In seeing the best in people. In giving out more than one shot. But if you screw me over more than once, I’m not going to give you a second (or really, a third) chance. I’m a kind person — but I’m not a stupid person.

I’m not going to let you treat me like shit when you’re drunk and blindly accept your apologies when you’re sober. I’m not going to erase your mean text messages and act like they were only a fluke. I’m going to screenshot them. I’m going to look at them every time I have the urge to feel bad for you. I’m going to let them remind me what kind of person you really are.

You’re the kind of person who thinks they can get away with any indiscretion. Who thinks they can be forgiven for the most unforgivable things. Who thinks that they can destroy someone’s entire life and that person will just sit there and take it. Who thinks they’re unstoppable. Who thinks they’re untouchable.

You’re the kind of person I want nothing to do with — and no amount of guilt is going to make me change my mind.

After what I went through with you, I stopped letting other people walk over me. I stopped letting them abuse me emotionally. I stopped giving out second chances to people who have made it clear that I am not a priority.

And I mean it when I say that I am happier than I have ever been before. TC mark

I Stopped Giving Out Second Chances And My World Is A Million Times Better

I Stopped Giving Out Second Chances And My World Is A Million Times Better

Girl who stopped giving out second chances
God & Man

I stopped giving out second chances to people who hurt me. People who act distant and douchey one day and then turn around, all smiles, and act like they actually give a shit.

I am not going to accept that kind of Jekyll and Hyde routine. I am not going to let you treat me like an afterthought when you have better things to do with your life and then treat me like a friend when you are in the mood to acknowledge my existence.

I am not going to pretend nothing is wrong when you come around again with a smile on your face and ask questions about how I’m doing. You would already know how I was doing if you were a permanent part of my life. You would already know if you cared half as much as you claimed you did.

I’m sorry, but I’m not going to make you more comfortable by playing nice, by playing pretend, by acting like you haven’t been pissing me off lately. I’m not going to tell you the same pretty little lies you tell yourself every morning.

But I’m not going to curse you out either, because you aren’t relevant enough. You aren’t worth the energy it would take to raise my middle finger. You aren’t worth the time it would take to tell you to go fuck yourself. You aren’t worth anything at all.

Believe it or not, I’m still a strong supporter of the benefit of the doubt. In seeing the best in people. In giving out more than one shot. But if you screw me over more than once, I’m not going to give you a second (or really, a third) chance. I’m a kind person — but I’m not a stupid person.

I’m not going to let you treat me like shit when you’re drunk and blindly accept your apologies when you’re sober. I’m not going to erase your mean text messages and act like they were only a fluke. I’m going to screenshot them. I’m going to look at them every time I have the urge to feel bad for you. I’m going to let them remind me what kind of person you really are.

You’re the kind of person who thinks they can get away with any indiscretion. Who thinks they can be forgiven for the most unforgivable things. Who thinks that they can destroy someone’s entire life and that person will just sit there and take it. Who thinks they’re unstoppable. Who thinks they’re untouchable.

You’re the kind of person I want nothing to do with — and no amount of guilt is going to make me change my mind.

After what I went through with you, I stopped letting other people walk over me. I stopped letting them abuse me emotionally. I stopped giving out second chances to people who have made it clear that I am not a priority.

And I mean it when I say that I am happier than I have ever been before. TC mark

When It Comes To Dating, She Doesn’t Even Try Anymore

Girl who doesn't even try anymore
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Somewhere along the line, she stopped looking for love. She stopped going after who she wanted. She stopped trying.

She doesn’t even try anymore because it always ends in disappointment. Every time she puts herself out there, she is rewarded with another broken heart. Another reason to add to her long list of why I’m going to stay single forever. 

She doesn’t even try anymore because she can predict how it is all going to end. She is going to fall for someone. They are going to make her feel like they like her, too. And then they are going to walk away, pursue someone else, decide they aren’t ready for a real relationship after all. And her heart is going to be shattered. Again.

She doesn’t even try anymore because the highs aren’t worth the lows. Drunkenly flirting at parties with people she will never see again? Swiping right on strangers who are only interested in sex? Excitedly telling her friends about a new guy who will inevitably let her down just like all the others? She is going to pass. She is going to sit home and watch Stranger Things instead.

She doesn’t even try anymore because she no longer has the energy to slide into uncomfortable thongs and skintight skirts. To apply her liner and lashes three times until she gets it right. To plaster on a fake smile for twenty-four hours straight. Most days, she would rather leave the house in sweatpants and earbuds to block out everyone around her. She is no longer actively looking for love. If anything, she is avoiding it.

She doesn’t even try anymore because she hates herself and loves herself. She turns down dates because she knows she deserves better and because she doesn’t think she deserves the person at all. Because she doesn’t want the stress of dating and because she doesn’t want to be loved back. She is rewarding herself and punishing herself by staying single.

She doesn’t even try anymore because she is sick of putting in one-sided effort that is never reciprocated. She doesn’t have the energy to chase after someone who keeps running in a different direction. It’s pointless anyway. Even if she managed to latch onto them, nothing good would come from it. The most she would get is a kiss, a one-night stand, an almost relationship. She would never get the kind of happily ever after that she used to daydream about every single night back when she was still young and naive.

She doesn’t even try anymore because she has lost hope of finding someone who will treat her right. Who will answer her texts as soon as he sees them. Who will delete his dating apps. Who will introduce her to his family. Who will say goodbye to his bachelor days in exchange for a chance at monogamy. 

When it comes to dating, she doesn’t even try anymore because she has no idea how well someone is going to treat her one day. She has no clue what cupid has in store for her. TC mark

When It Comes To Dating, She Doesn’t Even Try Anymore

Girl who doesn't even try anymore
Unsplash / Jon Ly

Somewhere along the line, she stopped looking for love. She stopped going after who she wanted. She stopped trying.

She doesn’t even try anymore because it always ends in disappointment. Every time she puts herself out there, she is rewarded with another broken heart. Another reason to add to her long list of why I’m going to stay single forever. 

She doesn’t even try anymore because she can predict how it is all going to end. She is going to fall for someone. They are going to make her feel like they like her, too. And then they are going to walk away, pursue someone else, decide they aren’t ready for a real relationship after all. And her heart is going to be shattered. Again.

She doesn’t even try anymore because the highs aren’t worth the lows. Drunkenly flirting at parties with people she will never see again? Swiping right on strangers who are only interested in sex? Excitedly telling her friends about a new guy who will inevitably let her down just like all the others? She is going to pass. She is going to sit home and watch Stranger Things instead.

She doesn’t even try anymore because she no longer has the energy to slide into uncomfortable thongs and skintight skirts. To apply her liner and lashes three times until she gets it right. To plaster on a fake smile for twenty-four hours straight. Most days, she would rather leave the house in sweatpants and earbuds to block out everyone around her. She is no longer actively looking for love. If anything, she is avoiding it.

She doesn’t even try anymore because she hates herself and loves herself. She turns down dates because she knows she deserves better and because she doesn’t think she deserves the person at all. Because she doesn’t want the stress of dating and because she doesn’t want to be loved back. She is rewarding herself and punishing herself by staying single.

She doesn’t even try anymore because she is sick of putting in one-sided effort that is never reciprocated. She doesn’t have the energy to chase after someone who keeps running in a different direction. It’s pointless anyway. Even if she managed to latch onto them, nothing good would come from it. The most she would get is a kiss, a one-night stand, an almost relationship. She would never get the kind of happily ever after that she used to daydream about every single night back when she was still young and naive.

She doesn’t even try anymore because she has lost hope of finding someone who will treat her right. Who will answer her texts as soon as he sees them. Who will delete his dating apps. Who will introduce her to his family. Who will say goodbye to his bachelor days in exchange for a chance at monogamy. 

When it comes to dating, she doesn’t even try anymore because she has no idea how well someone is going to treat her one day. She has no clue what cupid has in store for her. TC mark