The 12 days of Christmas gift giving guide

By Michaella Lesieur, Staff Writer

The holiday season has officially arrived, it is time to string the lights, sing a carol or two and to start shopping for all the elves on your list. We all have those few people that we are not sure what to get for, but we are here to save the day, with our top Corsair style gift giving guide, whether you are shopping for mom, dad, siblings, friends, boss, or that special someone, we have you covered!

1. Bring Corsair Pride Home ($-$$)

Take a trip to the school store, and show your Corsair pride. Everyone, loves to wear comfy colligate memorabilia, from sweatshirts, to sweatpants, shirts, hats, gloves, scarves, mugs, glasses, books and more. There is a gift for everyone on your list. This is a great option for a sibling or grandparent. I know my brother likes to wear our sweatshirts!  

2. Beautiful Things, Westport, MA. ($$-$$$)

A small boutique nestled in the village part of Westport, supplying you with all your little gift giving needs. Looking for something unique, Madeline Whitney, the store owner, has it; from home décor, to a food lovers corner, ornaments, jewelry, purses, baby and more.

This is the perfect place to find something for mom, she will love having you pick something from the heart, at this charming little place, make sure you take her back to visit, she will love to explore all the little nooks. I know my mom does!

3. Dartmouth Mall ($-$$)

Macy’s perfume and cologne is always a great way to go. This year has brought so many new scents, it might be hard to choose, but once you smell that one sent that sticks out from all the rest, that’s when you know you found the scent you were looking for.

Hint: Around the holidays most perfumes come with giftsets, which can include a shower gel, body cream and sometimes a free bag! So, make sure you ask the sales associate. H&M ‑ the new store in the Dartmouth Mall, is  catered to all ages. Its a great way to pick out something for everyone’s unique style and at a great price. Express is a higher end fashion, a great place to shop for sweaters, dresses, shirts, suits for the business savvy and more. You can go Bath & Body Works for a pampering basket which can include: lotion, perfume, candles, hand santizers, room diffusers and more.

4.  Say it with a Photo ($$)

Prearrange a photo shoot or select some of your most beloved photos, and put together a walk down memory lane photo book. CVS, Shutterfly and other photo markets, have all the tools you need, to show how much you love your time spent with those special people. You set the theme, select the photos and they do the printing. You know the saying “A picture can say a 1,000 words.” Mom, aunty, grandma and special friends will love this look back down memory lane.

5. Merry PINKMas ($-$$$)

PINKmas is for the ladies, it is the perfect gift for the fashionistas and girly-girls on your list. Plan a pink themed gift, and fill a basket with all her favorites. Target has a wide variety of mugs, socks, pajamas, sleeping masks, candles and more that come in the beautiful hues of pink and rose gold. They will love the celebrate the season with their favorite little staples

6. Sports and More ($$-$$$)

Sports fans will love a gift that is catered toward there hobbies. Dick’s Sporting Goods has everything the biggest of fans will need. Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and Rev’s shirts deck the halls. Maybe they are in need of a new golf set, or pick up a new pair of sneakers, for our marathon runners.

If looking to spend a little bit more a gift card to the Pro Shop at Patriot’s Place for your football and soccer fans, or a Hall of Fame gift card, will be perfect, since they can spend a nice long afternoon or early morning. A great gift for your dad, brother, or boyfriend.

7. Day Trip Gifting ($-$$$)

Plan a gift that you can do together. Pick up matching shirts, fill up coffee mugs with little individually wrapped bags of trail mix and granola bars, a gift card to a favorite restaurant, gift cards to any local attractions, and make a map and tell them to get ready for an adventure. This could be anywhere, you decide.

8. As Precious as A Gem ($-$$)

Alex and Ani and Pandora have fine jewelry, for any occasion and style. There is nothing like adding a new bracelet or bead to their collection this holiday season. There are so many options and it’s a great way for one to express themselves.

9. Show Stopping Show ($$)

Maybe you have someone who is interested in the arts, The Zeiterion in New Bedford is a great night out, consider looking into one of their shows, and surprise them with tickets. The theater is beautiful and the shows are a one of a kind show stopper. This is a great date night themed present.

10. Music Lovers ($)

Put together a jingling great gift, which can include their favorite artists new CD, like maybe Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift or Rachel Patten.

They all just landed new music! You can also get them a magazine featuring their favorite celebs, a book featuring their biography and anything else you can think of.

11. “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things” ($-$$)

Don’t know what to get that one person for Christmas? Put together a gift that features a little bit of everything. A gift card here, a gift card there, personalized stationary and monogrammed mugs are always a keeper.

12.   A Day on the Ice ($-$$) 

Purchase ice skating tickets, a Dunkin Donuts gift card, earmuffs and gloves and plan a magical present, where you can enjoy this wonderful winter activity. Happy shopping and always remember that the best gifts this holiday season are those that add that extra magic to your life!

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