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Friday Happy Hour: Gift Guide Edition

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1. Back in June, we put together a mental_floss summer reading list, where various _flossers each recommended one book. We're going to do something similar with holiday gifts, but this time, I'd love to get some reader suggestions. Got any unique, offbeat or extra-imaginative holiday gift ideas? If you want to link to something, just leave off the 'http://www' part and links should show up in the comments. I'll round up the staff picks next week and we'll post a lengthy guide in early December. I promise at least a few of the gift ideas will not be mental_floss t-shirts.

2. I'd like to give people credit for their suggestions, so my second question is this: what's your two-sentence bio? You don't have to use your real name, and even if you don't have a gift idea, it'll be fun to learn a little more about who's actually attending these Friday Happy Hours.

3. Let's stick to the gift theme. What's the strangest gift you've ever received at work? This doesn't have to be a holiday gift. Anything you've been given for your birthday or as a reward is acceptable conversation fodder.

4. Get it on the record early—what do you want most this holiday season?

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How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail
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Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

This article originally appeared on Foodiggity. Follow Foodiggity on Facebook and Twitter.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


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