It seems as if only days ago we were taking our turkeys out of our ovens and celebrating Thanksgiving with massive feasts. Now it’s suddenly December and it’s time to make sure you’ve made your list, checked it twice, and are prepared for the season of gift-giving! If you need some help getting your gifting affairs in order, the Soda Pop team has come up with a fun and affordable guide including everything from flasks to flying lessons. Hey, we’re here to help.
Dyan, Kelly, & Amelia
Soda Pop Public Relations
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Cashmere Infinity Scarf: $79
I love scarves! And this ultra-soft infinity scarf from Restoration Hardware has been my go-to for gift giving for years. From your best friend to your mother-in-law, I can pretty much guarantee any lovely lady on your gift list will love it. While shopping at RH, don’t forget to check out their Luxury Plush Throw. At $39, it’s the most luxurious budget-friendly gift around.
Dean Chocolate Wax Flask Set: $50
I’d like to imagine that this would be the type of flask James Bond would carry if James Bond carried a flask. It’s stylish and as the Ernest Alexander website states, gentleman-like. And what guy doesn’t want to be more like James Bond, right? No flask is complete without a good whisky, my pick: Hudson Baby Bourbon.
Animal & Monster Hand Tattoo Sets: $12
How cool are these?! Uncommon Goods is one of my all-time favorite sites to find unique gifts. They do not disappoint in the cool kids gifts department. Tip: I read in the comment section that one woman gave these to her niece and nephew as a fun compliment to a zoo membership. Brilliant!
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Lacquerous Membership: $18 per month
For my sister who lives for a selfie-manicure, this is absolutely perfect. It’s like Netflix for nail polish fiends. How many times have you had to put the new nail polish bottle back down on the shelf because 1) You know you shouldn’t spend $20 on one color, or 2) You like to change up your color every week?
Lacquerous is a subscription polish club where you can rent high-end brands for $18 per month. Start ‘em off with a month and if they like it, they can continue trading in polishes every month.
NATIVE[X] Turquoise Pendleton iPad Sleeve: $48
While I love this for myself, I don’t have an iPad – but I can imagine all my techie friends out there who would love this bright Navajo-print sleeve. The leather snap keeps the tablet in place securely. It’s constructed with Pendleton wool and fits an iPad 2 or 3. This could be great for guy or girl friend since it has elements of both femininity (bright colors, cool pattern) and masculinity (leather snap).
Reversible Intarsia Knit Cardigan: $79
This beautifully patterned, Staring at Stars cardi is the perfect piece to wear during the chillier months. It comes in four holiday shades and is reversible, too (two gifts in one!?). Super cozy and so on point with knit trends for 2013!
Available at Urban Outfitters.
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Nike+ iPod Sensor: $19
For runners, walkers and anyone training for a 5K or marathon, the Nike+ is a fun and helpful workout accessory. Attach the sensor to your shoe and the port into your iPod and listen to your coach monitor your progress while you run, and top athletes congratulate you when you reach a goal. Surprisingly addicting, this will help you start the New Year off right!
Sephora Deluxe Fragrance Sampler: $50
A $90 value, this sampler includes 10 popular fragrances and one voucher for a free bottle of the perfume of your choice. A fun gift for a sister, girlfriend or that random perfume aficionado in the family =)
Xperience Days Voucher: $75-$100+
Give an experience in a box! These unique gifts are packaged experiences for one or two and range from surf and flight lessons to sailing, a brewery tour and more. Check out what’s available in your city and have an adventure for the holidays!