For those of us women who grew up in the '90s, nothing beats reminiscing about all the fashion, music, books, games, and toys that made the decade so totally rad. But what happened to those lanyards we made at camp or those Lisa Frank stickers we traded at recess? Sadly, they've long since been lost, thrown out, or sold off at garage sales. So whether you have a girlfriend, sister, or significant other who's missing her '90s girlhood this holiday season, check out our nostalgic stocking stuffer guide — she's sure to be visited by the ghost of Christmas past!
Meet Fleur DeForce, POPSUGAR Girls' Guide's new fashion series host! Some of you may know Fleur from her beauty and fashion videos on her own channel. Now, we're super excited to be bringing her style inspiration to POPSUGAR Girls' Guide! On this episode, she is making a list and checking it twice — with this ultimate holiday gift guide for girls! Which gift ideas are your favorite? Do you have any gift ideas you'd like to share?
Believe it or not, it's perfectly acceptable to give someone a pair of socks for Christmas. All you have to do is make sure that the pair is perfectly suited to the personality of the recipient, and the rest is as easy as finding the wrapping paper.
From the seriously luxurious, hand-knitted options to ones that look like your toes are having a party, these sock options should have you feeling great about investing in them for the holidays.
What do yoga cats and muffin tops have in common? Funny you should ask! They make perfect fitness-related gifts for any white elephant exchanges on your calendar this season. For friends who can take a good joke, these 10 finds are ones they'll never forget!
Put down the "best teacher ever" mug . . . and the vanilla candle, and the personalized ornament, and, heaven forbid, those apples! This year give your children's teachers the gifts they really want. Chocolates and Starbucks cards might be nice, but if you really want to impress teacher, consider one of the gifts below.
- A group gift: Your teacher doesn't expect each student's parents to spend hundreds of dollars on a gift, but an iPad Air or Kindle Fire is probably at the top of his wish list. If you have a cohesive group of parents, ask everyone if they would like to pitch in for one big (and much-appreciated) gift.
- Gift cards: They may be boring, but gift cards mean that your child's teacher can buy exactly what they want. Cards for Amazon, iTunes, or an office-supply store are helpful for classroom supplies, but you can also consider your teacher's personal preferences. Think about Sephora cards for beauty addicts, department-store gift cards for fashionistas, or restaurant gift certificates for foodies.
- Little luxuries: Candles and lotions can be tricky, since fragrance is such a personal thing, but a small, universally liked luxury item like a pair of J.Crew cashmere gloves or a designer umbrella is usually a hit.
- School supplies: So many teachers end up paying for supplies out of their own pockets, so help lighten the load by stocking them up. Consider games, books, puzzles, stickers, markers, and colored pencils (we love stylish Muji pencils).
- Something personal: If you've gotten to know your teacher well, then gift her something you know she'll love. Book fans might love a beautifully designed Penguin classic, theater lovers would appreciate tickets to a local show, cooks might like a new kitchen gadget, and caffeine addicts would flip for the Starbucks Verismo.
- Thank-you note : If your budget is tight, then a handwritten, thoughtful thank-you letter is always appreciated, especially when it comes on Rifle Paper Co.'s floral card.
Today on POPSUGAR Live!, we're bringing you the best of our holiday gift guide content. Whether you're shopping for Mom, your sister, the kids, or that impossible-to-shop-for friend, we have you covered! See our picks in categories like Under $100, Edible Gifts, Luxury Gifts, Hostess Gifts, Gadgets, and more. Click play to watch now!
Being a 20-something woman these days can be overwhelming, to say the least. You're navigating the anxieties of postgrad life as an "adult" (whatever that means), sorting through the ups and downs of dating, trying to hold onto friendships with your girlfriends who may be in different stages of life, and hunting for your dream career. Not to mention comparing yourself to all your Facebook friends who look like they have it all figured out, even though — let's be honest — they don't know what they're doing either.
If you have friends in her 20s who's on the verge of a quarter-life crisis, then here's what to give her this Christmas. I've selected a collection of books with poignant advice, hilarious personal experiences, and worst-case scenarios to help her (or you) get over the my-life-is-hopeless hump — or at least laugh about it!
White Elephant, Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa — call it what you will, but the one thing that faithfully remains constant? The task of trying to find a cute, cheap gift that everybody will love. Thankfully, that's where we come in. Not only will all of these baubles, wares, and accessories elicit glances of envy from other swappers — and maybe even a few chuckles — but they all ring in under $15. It's time to start swapping.
Wondering what devices to wrap and give this year? Allow tech reporter and host of Spike TV's All Access Katie Linendoll to serve as your iSanta this holiday season. As Katie told us, "While there are the obvious must haves — à la Xbox One and PS4 — I’ve put together a list of some less obvious choices to Tech the Halls. Now pass that eggnog!"
Not to brag, but we here at POPSUGAR Fashion know a thing or two about gifting. As diligent market editors, we've spent many late nights poring over the latest seasonal merchandise, visiting showrooms, and leafing through lookbooks, and we've curated shopping guides for everyone on your list — whether it's the men in your life, the moms, or even the furriest of friends.
But what about us? We've seen it all and we tend to think you might get a few ideas from sneaking a peek at what's on our wish list this year. After uncovering everything from budget-friendly box clutches under $25 to the accessories of our ultimate fantasies, we're sharing our holiday favorites at every price — along with a few gift-giving memories of our own.