“It’s a pen that’s also a clock!”

Michael Kors perfume pen

If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it one hundred times: we’re in a recession. So, it’s time to get creative. Why not try one of these multifunctional, recession-friendly, (mildly unnecessary) gifts for yourself.

First, how about a pen that is scented with the Very Hollywood Michael Kors fragrance? It’s only $25 and is available at Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, and other fine smelly-pen-selling establishments. No – smelly in a good way.

“But Ashley, my hunky male assistant writes everything down for me. I swear that’s why I hired him … Can I smell good without buying a pen?” Of course you can, Woman I made up so that I would have a good segue. How about a perfumed necklace by Marc Jacobs or Jean Paul Gaultier? Both are available at Sephora.

Marc Jacobs perfume necklaceJean Paul Gaultier Perfume necklace








And while you’re at Sephora, scoop up some Juicy Couture lip gloss. They too come in multifunctional formats – like a ring and a key chain.

Juicy Couture lip gloss charmJuicy Couture lip gloss ring








Oh, and P.S.

JOEY: Hey. Man, it is so hard to shop for girls.Joey Tribbiani

CHANDLER: Yes, it is, at Office Max.

RACHEL: What did you get her?


JOEY: It’s two gifts in one. It’s a pen that’s also a clock! Huh?

CHANDLER: Huh-huh! You can’t give her that.

JOEY: Why not?

CHANDLER: Because she’s not eleven! And it’s not the seventh night of Hanukkah!

RACHEL: Okay, honey, what he means by that, is …while this is a very nice gift, maybe it’s just not something a boyfriend gives?

JOEY: Sure it is! She needs a pen for work, she’s writing, she turns it over… “Whoa! It’s time for my date with Joey!”

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