Hey M&D – Wrap Some of this Stuff

This holiday, rather than getting fake smiles from your college kids, why not get a sincere hug by buying them something they actually like?

I went out to find what all my peers had on their wish lists. Whether their hobbies are shopping or playing HALO, we’re sure to have something that’ll make any collegiate happy.
Up first  - our top 15 things to get for those with a passion for fashion.

Gift card to H&M
The ultimate one-stop shop, with great prices. San Diego locations are in Fashion Valley and Otay Ranch Center.

Unique Headbands
One of the trendy new ways to make a statement. Giant flowers, feathers, or any of the other showy hair accessories will liven up any outfit. Check out Forever 21.

Personalized Name Necklace
À la Carrie from Sex and the City, you can find these online. The show may be over, but the fashion statements will live on forever.

Tarina Tarantino Jewelry
Classy, with a whimsical twist it glamorously brings back childhood
favorites like Barbie, Hello Kitty and Alice in Wonderland.

Cape coats and Oxford pumps
Oxford prep is “the look” for winter. Cape coats and the Oxford heels put it all together.

Juicy Couture mouse and mousepad
Even desktops can be designer now.

Fashion tote bag
This comes in handy when carrying around a laptop, gym clothes/tennis shoes, beach towel/flip-flops and textbooks. Even better if it’s eco-friendly.

VS PINK dorm decor
From bed sheets and duvets, to throw pillows, to stadium blankets, to loungewear….every girl loves PINK.

Bare Escentuals mineral make-up
This line is perfect for young people as it gives them natural coverage without looking caked-on. The mineral veil will keep skin looking bright, fresh and flawless throughout the winter months. Located in Fashion Valley.

And for the guys...

Gift card to Active
Active is the mecca of surf, skate and snow apparel. They also sell boards and all of the sport accessories.

Skinny ties
Not exactly the kind of thing a guy could buy at Active, but guys look great in these ties, especially when paired with a cardigan. They might not approve at first, but they’re sure to change their mind once they realize how much girls swoon over this look.

Ed Hardy foiled tees and button ups
Flair that guys approve of.

Diesel wallets or bags
We like the HIRESH and KANT wallets. They’re simple and stylish. Same goes for the MIKE bag. Somewhere along the line, boys have to graduate to men and give up their back-pack for a briefcase. These bags make it an easy transition.

Converse Chuck All-Stars
A guy can never have too many pairs.

Leather Jacket
Opt out of the cheesy sweater this year and go for a nice leather jacket. Check out Levi’s.

Check back next week for a list of gifts the techie kids will love.

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