by John Jannuzzi
Gift-giving can be very stressful. There's a lot of pressure around the holidays to find just the right thing for everybody-it's almost enough to suck the mirth right out of December. Nothing is worse than watching a loved one open something they obviously don't like (sorry, Mom). When it comes to your family, consider some of the gifts above and I'm fairly certain you'll have a happy holiday.
- Lucky Magazine | Fashion – Fri, 6 Dec, 2013 5:17 PM EST
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By Perrie Samotin, StyleCaster
petite womenIf you're 5'4 or under, you're probably familiar with the perils of shopping for clothes. Between too-long pants hems, too-big armholes, and skirts and jackets that make you look like you're a kid playing dress up in your mom's clothes, being petite can certainly present some challenges on the fashion front. Which is why we're shocked that more retailers haven't jumped on the issue and hustled to create clothing to suit small women. Caroline Misan Alvo agrees-as the founder of Gambita, a new e-comm site geared toward petite women, Misan Alvo knows firsthand the trials they face.
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"I'm 4'9, so shopping has always been this total nightmare for me, she said. "I grew up thinking it was only because I'm exceptionally short that I had these issues, but I was having enough conversations with my petite friends who were a little taller than me-but still under 5'4-and they were allRead More »from How to Shop for Petite Clothes
by Alison Syrett Cleary
Paperweights, shrink-wrapped shower products, mall-brand candles-all those generic, extra gift-y gifts-aren't necessary bad presents. People can usually find some use for that sort of stuff. Really, the only problem with giving a standard-issue something is that it seems hurried and impersonal, as if you didn't put any thought into it. Think about it: who unwraps a mini zen garden kit and says, "Wow, they so get me"?
Gift clichés are tricky, there's no way around it-which is why I've included less-expected alternatives for nine generic presents in the slideshow above. Although my picks are all crowd pleasers, you'll find that each one is more special than your average holiday-themed toiletry or office supply, so no one on your list will feel slighted. Click through to kick up your gifting game.Read More »from Nine Great Alternatives for Generic Holiday Gifts