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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

The holiday season fast approaching. In the blink of an eye not only will finals be behind us but so will the time to get gifts together for everyone on our lists! But no need to worry, we’ve got you covered. If you have trouble finding the perfect present for your sister or boyfriend here are a few suggestions that meet both the college budget and time sensitive deadline! Happy Holidays Her Campus Ladies!

 

Parents

Parents are a tough category to find the perfect gift for. You want to find them something that is meaningful and personal but you don’t want to repeat gifts. Thankfully, Conn has some great apparel and knickknacks in the bookstore that are perfect for either small gifts like a coffee mug with our infamous camel on it or a super comfortable hoodie. Not only is it super convenient considering it’s right on campus but it also shows how much you appreciate your parents for the opportunity to be a camel. 

Siblings

You haven’t seen your brothers and sisters all semester and what better way to treat them than to get them a “wicked good pair of slippers” from L.L.Bean. These shearling filled moccasins are the perfect way to keep all your siblings’ feet cozy and warm.  

 

 

 

Significant Others

Watches are a great way to show you put thought and effort into picking your S.O.’s gift out this holiday season. Whether it be a new relationship or you two are fully committed, watches come in a full range of prices to accommodate your love life. 

Others (G-rents, Aunts, Uncles, Neighbors, etc…)

The classic cookie recipe in a mason jar! This gift doesn’t break the bank and it is super easy and creative. It’s perfect for all your family members and friends that are worth your time and love but don’t quite fit your budget. 

 

 

Best Friend

Whether your BFF is from school or you’ve been separated all semester, picking out the perfect gift is always tough for your other half. Fortunately, all of our favorite stores like MadeWell and J Crew have done the work for us. You’ll have no trouble finding something in these Gift Guides with tons of great choices under $50.

A personal favorite would definitely be a cozy pair of gloves to prep for the winter that is bound to attack us at any moment. 

 

Secret Santa with the Girls 

This tradition among friends can be a great study break during finals. The stress from loads of work leaves little time to get creative. With a little effort your friends are sure to be super happy to see a funky picture frame with your killer smiles inside! 

 

 

Last but DEFINITELY not least… the Pup

For those of you who consider your dogs back home to be equivalent to a brother or sister, we know you worry about getting your little four legged siblings the perfect gift for the holidays. Harry Barker (pun absolutely intended) is a great company to find the best goodie for your pup be it a toy or some yummy treats. 

 

Julie is a junior at Connecticut College from Montclair, New Jersey studying dance and psychology. She loves to share her passion for food with friends and family and has been on a life long quest to find the world's best slice of pizza. In her free time, Julie enjoys yoga and hopes to one day become a certified yoga instructor. 
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