Maria is a born and raised New Yorker, though with her love of farm-fresh food and sprawling mountains, you’d never know it. She’s got a nasty case of wanderlust, but she still has loads of room left in her heart for things that are safe and comfortable, like knitting, tea, and corgi gifs.

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80 Gifts Under $25 So Clever You’ll Be Glad You Procrastinated

Time management gets all the recognition on resumes, but sometimes, procrastination is where it's at. Sure, waiting until the last minute can wreak some havoc, but the best gift givers let inspiration strike — even if it doesn't strike until three da…
By Maria Cassano

76 Genius Products You Can Get On Amazon For Under $5

I'm not here to knock dollar stores, because I happen to love them — but the selection can be hit-or-miss, and sometimes the quality is less than ideal. Luckily, for anyone on a budget, there are other options. Amazon is loaded with products that cos…
By Maria Cassano

79 Weird But Utterly Brilliant Things Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists

I'm not really the type of person who regularly uses the phrase, "I'll have what she's having." That is, until it comes to the weird but genius things most added to Amazon wish lists. It's hard to make your own unique decisions when people are bookma…
By Maria Cassano

65 Gifts Under $20 On Amazon That Are So Impressive They'll Make People Think You’re Rich

This year, I've got more on my financial plate than ever before: student loans, rent, and a new apartment to furnish. This Christmas season, however, I also have more people to buy for than ever before. If you're in the same desperately-trying-to-adu…
By Maria Cassano

42 Random But Brilliant Products On Amazon That Even Difficult People Will Love

When you hear “notoriously difficult to buy presents for,” I bet there’s that one person who pops into your head. I'm sure they don't mean to be; maybe they just have everything already, or maybe their standards are a tad high. Either way, you can fi…
By Maria Cassano

99 Best Gifts Under $25

There's a whole bunch of reasons why someone might be searching for the best gifts under $25. Maybe that's your family's cap on White Elephant gifts, or maybe you're looking for a present for your boss — one that says, "I appreciate you, but I'll nee…
By Maria Cassano

42 Useful AF Products That Every Practical Person Will Love

I like to consider myself a minimalist (or an aspiring one, anyway), but I'm also regularly finding and writing about products that'll fascinate every practical person. This then becomes a conundrum — while I also think I'm a practical person, the pr…
By Maria Cassano

7 Demi Bras For Big Boobs That Are Actually Comfortable

Those of us with bigger boobs have infinitely more choices than we did 15 years ago. I specifically remember being a DD at age 11, and every bra in my size at the department store looked like a circus tent. That being said, the best demi bras for big…
By Maria Cassano

100 Clever Gifts Under $25 When You Have No Idea What To Get

There's a whole bunch of reasons why someone might be searching for the best gifts under $25. Maybe that's your family's cap on White Elephant gifts, or maybe you're looking for a present for your boss — one that says, "I appreciate you, but I'll nee…
By Maria Cassano

Cool Cyber Monday Deals on Amazon

The mashed potatoes had minimal lumps, there were marshmallows on the sweet potatoes, and the turkey made it out of the oven without starting a fire. I'd call that a successful Thanksgiving. Now, with all that out of the way, it's time to shop cool C…
By Maria Cassano

13 Random But Totally Genius Black Friday Deals On Amazon

There are two types of people in this world: the ones who prefer standard gifts like personalized mugs, and the ones who dream of black activated charcoal toothpaste in their stockings. I'm of the latter, and that's why I was thrilled to find out abo…
By Maria Cassano

These Cyber Monday Deals On Watches Make The Best Presents

Now that everyone and their mother is glued to their smartphone, watches aren't exactly as necessary as they used to be. But they do make for a classic luxurious gift that someone might not otherwise buy themselves. The best Cyber Monday deals on wat…
By Maria Cassano

Brilliant Amazon Black Friday Deals Every Grownass Woman Will Love

Maybe you just moved into your very first apartment, or maybe the sacred string bean casserole recipe was finally your responsibility this Thanksgiving. Either way, you're clearly an adult now, and the world should know it. The best Black Friday home…
By Maria Cassano

16 Black Friday Deals On Things You've Always Wanted But Couldn't Afford

Looking to forego the lines, skip the crazy crowds, and spend the day shopping with a leftover turkey sandwich in hand? You're in luck. The best Black Friday deals on Amazon have you covered this year. (Not an Amazon Prime Member? Sign up for a free…
By Maria Cassano

19 Random Products With High Consumer Reports Ratings That Are Actually Totally Genius

Society considers me an adult, and in a month and a half, I will have my own personal space to furnish and decorate. That being said, department stores still intimidate the crap out of me. I rely on the internet to find the highest Consumer Reports r…
By Maria Cassano

The Best Deals You'll Find On Watches For Black Friday

They're arguably the most classic holiday gifts you can give (next to knitted socks, of course), but a nice watch can get pretty darn expensive. Cue the best Black Friday watch deals. With sales sweeping the nation, it's the best time of year to buy …
By Maria Cassano

These Black Friday Deals On Fitness Trackers Will Take You Closer To Your Fitness Goals

Before you run out to fight the crowds, you should know that you don't need to leave the safety of your computer chair to get the best Black Friday deals. This year's online sales promise a whole bunch of impressive savings, including the best Black …
By Maria Cassano

36 Brilliant Gifts On Amazon For People Who Are Picky AF

If there's any topic I consider myself pretty knowledgeable about, it's gifts for picky people. That's because, admittedly, I'm one of them. I prefer to pick out (and try on) my own clothes, I'm really into making sure my home decor matches perfectly…
By Maria Cassano

These Artificial Christmas Trees Are Even Better Than The Real Thing

To a girl raised with the same artificial tree all throughout her childhood, a real one always seemed like the most luxurious thing possible. Until, one year, it happened. The sneezing, watering, and constant vacuuming just was not worth it. Now, I b…
By Maria Cassano

27 Weird But Utterly Brilliant Items Going Viral On Amazon

There are several different kinds of Amazon users. First, there are the people who buy boring essentials, like toilet paper and hand soap, in bulk. Then there are the gifters who purchase succulent pots shaped like corgis. Finally, there are people w…
By Maria Cassano