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Holiday Gift Guide

Apartment Therapy

It’s that time of year again. After the rush of Halloween and once Mariah Carey starts to thaw, we jump straight into the holiday season. With many searching for the perfect gift this year, look no further because The Pioneer has you covered! From big to small, you’ll find the perfect present for your friends, family, and loved ones.

A timeless gift that can never go wrong is hot chocolate or candy. Take it one step further by creating a themed basket to accompany your holiday bundle. Some add-ons to consider are fuzzy socks, a mug, or a candle.

For those who are younger or are still kids at heart, get them a Jellycat. These stuffed animals are more than a juvenile toy; they are collectible, classic, and cute. Legos can also make for an interactive and creative gift this year.

For those who are into health and beauty, you need to consider brands such as Glow Recipe, Drunk Elephant, Glossier, E.L.F., or Charlotte Tilbury. Specific products to look into are the “Summer Friday’s” lip balm, Rare Beauty liquid blush, Tree Hut scrubs, Sol de Janeiro body lotions, and the Dyson Airwrap.

Jewelry isn’t just an accessory for some, it’s a statement. If you know your recipient well, get them chunky hoop earrings, a pendant necklace, or bracelet stacks customized with fun charms.

If you know an athlete, a water bottle such as the Hydro Flask or Stanley Tumbler can provide them with the hydration they need on game days. For sports fans, a jersey, hat, or crewneck of their favorite team is also ideal.

For anyone who spends more time in fictional worlds than in the real world, get them the “must-read” books of 2023: Lessons In Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus, The Housemaid by Frieda McFadden, Spare by Prince Harry, and Old Babes In The Woods by Margaret Attwood.

Sentimental or hand-made presents show consideration and effort. A photo album, a collection of “letters to open when…”, or crocheted/knitted designs can all be made in unique ways to add a personal touch.

Some clothes to consider gifting this year are hoodies from White Fox, Essentials, and Aritzia brands. Pants such as pjs, sweatpants, or cargos are also must-haves. Brands to look into for those who have a bold style are Anthropology, Urban Outfitters, and Free People. For those who are into the basics, shop at Brandy Melville, Skims, and Zara.

Popular shoes this year, which aren’t just perfect for the impending weather but are desired by everyone, are UGGs. These slippers, boots, or sneakers come with comfort and style, leaving you wanting another pair or two.

A record player can be the perfect present for those obsessed with music. To personalize the gift further, get them vinyl from their favorite artist, band, or soundtrack to play on their new equipment.

On the pricier side is new technology. The Apple AirPods Max are noise-canceling and sleek, providing a listening experience similar to a theater’s surround sound. Another gadget to consider this year is cameras. Either digital, instant, or professional, a camera is a great way to capture a moment.

With these gifts, you’ll be sure to make the holiday season more exciting and create long-lasting memories for all.

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