We did a flash poll among our Facebook friends, and here's what a few people said they want:
- A proper pair of snow boots and a gift card to Urban Outfitters
- An iPad Air
- A smile on a child's face... loljk I just want money
- Cold weather running gear
- A weekend alone to read books
Satsuma shower gel from The Body Shop
Why: To quote a friend: "A totally indulgent yet practical gift, because I get to use it every day, it smells amazing, and it feels luxurious."
A snarky coffee mug
Why: Because mornings, ugh, amiright?! Pair with a package of great coffee beans from a favorite roaster.
Alternatives: For fans of the Bloggess // For cat lovers // For commuters
A funky scarf
Cost: Varies ($120 for the one pictured)
Why: Because you really can't have too many scarfs. They're warm, you can layer them, you can wear them to work, or not. They turn a boring outfit into one with personality, and in a pinch you can use them as throw blankets on planes or in cold office.
Alternatives: Faux-fur scarf // Blue and white scarf // Plaid scarf
Cost: $8 (as pictured) but varies by product
Why: Because I love chocolate, but it's hard to justify spending $8 on a bar for myself... As a gift, though, I'd eat the hell out of it.
Alternatives: Vosges chocolates from Chicago // Fancy marshmallows // Salted chocolate chip cookie mix
Awesome and/or weird books
Cost: Varies by title
Why: Because books are the new collectible. Books are the new art. Books make me happy.
Alternatives: Humans of New York, Maps, The Art of Asking
Amazon (or local bookshop) gift cards
Cost: As little or as much as you want!
Why: If you're not sure whether the person already owns any of the previously mentioned awesome books, or if you're not sure whether they prefer e-reading on a tablet or paper books, you can never go wrong with an Amazon gift card.