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LET IT BE YOURS 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

December 19, 2016

Soooo, we sensed that a lot of you haven’t gotten your faves and family members any presents yet. We also figured that you weren’t exactly sure what to get them, so we curated this sweet list of 15, YES FIFTEEN, things that you can either create or shop locally for.

DIY Projects:

This season, get a lot more personal with gifts from the heart. Okay, maybe they’re not from the heart, but at least you made it. 🙂 Get creative with some of our favorite DIY gifts.

1. Peppermint Sugar Twist Body Scrub 

This scrub is not only great for your body, but you can use it as a facial, too. It contains antibacterials, antioxidants and clarifying skincare agents.

2. Lavender Bath Bombs

Lavender is always an easy choice. It’s powerful scent is soothing and relaxing, but most importantly a great use in your baths after a long, stressful day. These lavender bath bombs are fun to make and will give you a peaceful night of sleep.

3. Tasty Treats

Yumm! Who doesn’t love sweets? We chose these specifically because it is literally so quick and easy to make! Can’t think of anything to get your in-laws? Make these, lol. Also, if you’re on a budget you can find all of these items at Dollar General.

4. Mini Flower Bouquet 

Okay, so these are just really cute! If you know someone that loves to decorate their home, make a few of these for them! I promise they will love them.

5. Very Cute Christmas Decor & Treat Ideas

Last of the DIY section, we chose this video to give you some ideas on house party decorations and ideas! Seriously, they are all really easy and fun! Too late? Try these ideas for the holidays next year!

Gifts for Femmes:

1. Get your girl’s energy right.

This Ionic Himalayan Natural Salt Lamp can be found in just about any Earthbound or hippy-style store in the mall or around Asheville. Have them keep it lit in their room for some lovely energy restoration and warm, inviting vibes. $15

2. Pocket Spotlight

Know someone with a knack for that perfect selfie angle? This spotlight gives photography-grade lighting right on a phone. Get it for your special selfie-kween. $30

3. Cozy Knitted Treasures

Our friend Rachel over at The Purl Jam has some amazing crocheted and knitted pieces for just around the $30 mark — get your femme something to warm up in.

4. Face & Body Scrubs with a Purpose

If you’re going to get a femme a typical gift, at least get them something natural, organic, or going to a good cause. These dead sea soap bars are 100% natural, made from artisans, cruelty free, vegan, and the mud is imported from Israel.

5. The Gift of Art

Communities like Redbubble, Ezebee and Etsy have amazing, local, young artists trying to make it. Go scour one of those for a special artistic piece picked out from you especially for your art-loving friend. Ranging from $15-$30. Ezebee even lets you shop locally!

Gifts for Masculine Folks:

1. Black Star

Get your him some streetwear at Black Star a North Carolina brand with dope inexpensive product. All $30 and below. Also, most importantly,  Fuck Pat McCrory.

2. Accessorize

Is your man walking around with a beat wallet? Don’t let him walk around with the wallet he got for 8th grade graduation from Auntie Leigh any longer. These are some really nice wallets topping out under $30 all over at Asos.

3. Staple

A Staple piece is key for everyone, tie in any fit. Here we go with a bomber, will tie into almost any look. Paired perfectly with jean style varying from skinny to straight. Throw this on and you can dress up and down fit and dress down an classy fit.

4. Every guy needs a watch

You tired of your man being late? You tired of him being all “Oh, i thought it I had more time hahah” ? get him a watch, no more excuses. This very relaxed and functional gold watch is available right now for under $26


Ma, is your man a bird? Does your MCM have zero swag swag?

I like to think of myself as a Cool Guy™.  As a Cool GuyI recommend this Stussy T from one of my favorite online shops Bodega. It is on sale for $21


Part 1 by Christina Geneve
Part 2 by Makeda Sandford
Part 3 by Justin Smith

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