original article can be found in the latest issue of Dirty Water News
Admit it, the only reason why you shopped on Black Friday is because you had been lusting on a pair of too-expensive black pumps and hoped to find them at a discount price. But with December right around the corner, you may be asking yourself the age-old question: what do I get my friends and family for Christmas? No need to stress! Here at Dirty Water News we have compiled a Christmas-Gift shopping list for every member of your crew.
-For your little sister: since she admires you so much and wants to be just like you, go ahead and get her a nice jewelry box so you won’t have trouble finding all the earrings and necklaces she “borrows” from you. Now if you really want to splurge on your sis’s gift you can make her dream come true by buying her a bag from The Cambridge Satchel Company ($155 at Shopbop.com).
-For your BFF: since you guys already share all your clothes there is no use in getting her a sweater or a new dress (unless it’s one you want to wear too). Surprise her with a creative gift like a Picnic Plus Brava Wine & Cheese Backpack (available at Amazon.com) set so she can carry her booze around with style. Not a heavy drinker? No problem! You can surprise her with an awesome pair of sunglasses from see eyewear (125 Newbury St.) or with anything and everything that can be bought at The Fashion Truck Boston, which is parked every Sunday at SOWA open market or at The Holiday Market at City Hall Plaza.
For your loving mother: while most magazines and holiday shopping lists will tell you to get her some sort of cooking appliance, we feel it’s rude to send your mother to the kitchen! Show her some love by getting her some scented candles from Diptyque (available at Barney’s) or some nice picture frames-with picture of you in them of course! If you don’t feel like getting her anything for the home, you can give her a Luxe Beauty Gift such as the Clarisonic Mia brush so she can have a glowing complexion in time for new year’s.
For the men in your life: we all suffer when attempting to buy gifts for men, so in an attempt to over simplify this experience, we at Dirty Water News have decided that nothing puts your men in the holiday spirit like fine bottle of Whiskey. If your dad is not a heavy drinker, any gadget from The Sharper Image will most definitely put a smile on his face. And for the men in your life who aren’t old enough to drink? A pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones will surely impress, however in case you don’t feel like splurging that amount of cash on you little brother a video game like Fifa 13 is surely a kick ass gift.
Now you will surely be exhausted after all that holiday shopping, so why not treat yourself to a pre-Christmas massage at Bliss Spa Boston (located at the W hotel) you can follow up that relaxation session on your couch with all your thankful loved ones for a Mad Men Marathon.