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Holiday Gift Guide: “It Girl” Edition

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I-T-G-I-R-L. You know I am that girl. And this holiday season, we can all be it girls, however that looks to each of us. Recently, I have been obsessed with watching gift guides on Tiktok or browsing through them online, whether they give suggestions for friends, boyfriends, or myself.

Below I have compiled a list of gifts that encapsulate the “it girl” energy for me – I hope they serve as suggestions or inspiration for your own gift-giving adventures this season.

Baggu Nylon Shoulder Bag – A great alternative to a classic tote, this shoulder bag is roomy, functional, and super cute. Unfortunately, the iconic Sandy Liang x Baggu collection has sold out, BUT if you’re looking to add some spice to the traditional tote, tie some fun ribbon into bows on each of the straps.

Chunky Mug and Saucer – This Gustaf Westman-inspired chunky mug and saucer set is everything. And the pastel options are perfect. No notes.

Petit Moments Luisa Ring – Although I usually stray away from gold-plated jewelry as it tarnishes quickly and is often sold for much more than it’s worth, this shiny statement ring from Petit Moments is 18k gold plated stainless steel with PVD coating, which holds up much better than gold-plated options with cheaper base metals such as brass or nickel. The PVD coating adds another layer of protection, allowing this piece to be marketed as waterproof, which is a huge plus.

Lisa Says Gah Long Sleeve Bow Tee – Literally everything from Lisa Says Gah is perfect, but I’m particularly obsessed with this long sleeve bow tee, a fun twist on a basic. Their pieces are a little on the pricey side due to their ethical manufacturing process, but the unique style of their pieces makes it worth it to me.

rhode Peptide Lip Treatments – All four of these lip treatments are perfection, and while a complete set would make a great gift, rhode Vanilla and Watermelon Slice are my favorites.

NYT subscription – A great way to keep your friends (or yourself) informed and entertained. The Mini crossword and Connections are my fav NYT games.

Keurig Cup Advent Sampler – A fun, inexpensive idea for the coffee lover. You could also put together your own assortment of coffee brands and flavors to suit your gift recipient.

Fuzzy Pink Fingerless Gloves – These gloves are super cute and fun for the winter months! There are so many similar styles out there.

Alina Castaldy is a senior at Colby College, majoring in English: Creative Writing with a minor in French and Francophone Studies. She loves to create and learn through reading, writing, and dancing. A fun fact about her is that she will never turn down the opportunity to catch a sunrise!