Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Ultimate Wish List for the Holidays

I know it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, but I had a paper due, so naturally I spent a good chunk of my time online shopping. I came across some super adorable and also super odd things that would make the perfect student gifts, or gifts for siblings, or gifts for yourself. Yeah, sometimes I treat myself with a gift. Who knows your taste better than you, right?

So here we go, my ultimate wish list. First up, real things that would actually make decent gifts.

1. Watches. I have a slight obsession with watches, or anything I can wear on my wrist, for that matter. Michael Kors has some really cute watches, but they aren't always at a super convenient price point. If you want to peep some great Kors wrist candy and some similar (but wayyyy less expensive) options, look no further than my favorite website of all time: ASOS.

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I chose watches with tortoise shell detail because I think it's both visually interesting and chic. Also, it matches my glasses. So there's that.

2. Planners. As future PR people, it's important to always stay on top of everything. For those of you who are a little bit old fashioned like me, a real agenda--not something from your phone--is an ABSOLUTE NECESSITY. My picks for what could be one of the most perfect and practical student gifts:

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This gem of a planner comes from May Books (site linked underneath the photo) and is super customizable. Not only can you choose from a crazy huge assortment of colors and designs (navy chevron is my absolute favorite), but you can customize the inner pages to fit whatever needs you have. You can even personalize it with a monogram for an extra special touch!

3. Cosmetics. There is no better place to shop in the winter than Sephora. That might be a slight enormous over exaggeration. But their holiday sets are always pleasers and that's why they land themselves on the Under PRessure ultimate wish list. 

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I'm a little more than obsessed with nail polish. My sister and I have dubbed the period between 8 and 10 pm on Mondays "Manicure Monday." We sit on the floor in our apartment, choose our color of the week, and go crazy. It's a lot less lame than it sounds. Point is, this set (or any like it) is an amazing gift for the beauty guru in your life. And if you're feeling spendy, send one my way. Kidding! (No, but really.)

4. Sweaters. Guys, I really love J. Crew. And sweaters. I feel like a good, comfy, oversized sweater is an amazing thing to give as a gift or to receive. So peep this bit of loveliness and add it to your holiday wish list.

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This slouchy and ultra-chic bit of wonderfulness comes in three colors. In case you were wondering, I'm a medium. I know this isn't supposed to be all about things I want, but I can't help myself.

5. Scarves. If the person you're gifting is into things that are chic yet practical, look no further than a luxurious scarf or three. Scarves can transform outfits in a way no other accessory can. 

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Simple, chic, and functional, this scarf absolutely deserves to be on this holiday ultimate wish list. It's so neutral and perfect. Love.

And now, on to the category of the absolutely crazy. There's only one item in this section, and it's so ridiculous, you're going to wonder why it's even sold in gift sections.

For a mere $132, you can gift the loved one in your life with a crash diet kit. Appetite suppressants and skin tightening cream included. I'm going to give you a second to stomach that little bit of info


And, here it is:

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The link below the picture has the product info, in case, you know, you need a subtle yet hard-hitting way to tell someone they need to lose that holiday weight. 

So, there you have it. The Under PRessure ultimate wish list for the holidays. I've brought you perfect student gifts, friend gifts, sister gifts, and a touch of crazy. Enjoy the holiday season and happy shopping!



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