Only 25 more shopping days until Christmas!! When shopping for presents, I follow one simple rule for Christmas: "When in doubt, buy them something hilarious that I would want." Last year, this included (but wasn't limited to): fake mustaches, a book titled "How To Be Innapropriate," and bacon bandaids.
During Christmas Season, I find it painful to shop for others and completely exclude myself from fun...especially since I am guaranteed to get nothing but used Lancome makeup from my Grandma and some "adorable" (read: hideous 7th grader) outfit my mom found on the clearance rack at Dillards. After years of consistent disappointment, I began compiling a Wish List. I even addressed it "To Santa" when emailing it to my family members. (how else do you think I procured a My Little Pony sleeping bag as an adult woman? THE LIST!)
So in case you either want to buy ME a gift or perhaps you just know someone who is completely awesome...I have decided to share the wealth of awesome gift ideas with:
THE HAUTEMESS HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING GUIDE: 2010 (click on the pics for links to online stores carrying these delightful goodies)
For the Mustache Fanatic:
I have been fascinated with fake mustaches since last winter...and obviously I was onto something really big because mustaches are EVERYWHERE this year...from snowglobes to pillowcases to the creepy guy sipping on the red slurpee outside of your local Seven Eleven, it is definitely the Year of The Mustache. As a Mac Book gal, I have already placed my order for this sweet gift- because nothing says, "I came to party" more than a montage of amazing mustache decals pasted to your work laptop.
For the Lazy Wine Enthusiast:
For the Pre Teen in All of Us:
Why use picture frames or magnets when you can display your pictures, birthday cards, wedding invitations, and other shit you should be proud of using CHRISTMAS LIGHTS! But refashion those lttle lights into "clothes pins" and you have yourself a non-denominational, year round novelty that every girl who secretly wishes her room was a little more fun can enjoy.
For The Coffee Table Intellectual:
For The Zack Morris Lover:
For the Sailor/Truck Driver Mouthed Beauty:
For the Music Lover:
For the Local Artist/Hand Crafted Accessorinista:
I discovered these artistes at the "Crafty Supermarket" and fell in love! Plus- who doesn't love a good accessory! I now wear my Teacup ring everywhere...but warning: people will make you drink out of it, and that just gets messy! Support the starving artists in your hood or mine using Etsy.
The Stocking Stuffers: (just for giggles)
Happy Shopping this Cyber Monday!! And remember, once you become known as an excellent gift giver, the party invites are non stop! :)