Holiday Shopping Guide

Olivia Gnad, Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again: the holiday season. Bells ring out, snow falls, family gathers, and cheer is spread. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, and/or Kwanzaa, one thing is the same for each: gift giving. Choosing the perfect gifts for family and friends can be difficult, so here is a list of eight gift ideas for those special people in your life.



  • Reusable water bottle
  • Granola bars
  • Cooling towel
  • Energy drink

Theater Nerd

  • iTunes gift card
  • Merchandise from his or her favorite musical/play


  • Pencils
  • Media of choice (ie. colored pencils, acrylics, oils, pastels, watercolors, charcoal)
  • Sketchbook
  • Items that go with media (ie. brushes, palettes, canvases)

(container: art supply carrying bag)

Musicians and Musical Lovers

  • Earbuds
  • iTunes gift card
  • Music note jewelry
  • Instrument supplies (ie. picks, rosin, reeds)

Holiday Basket

  • Hot chocolate
  • Mug
  • Fuzzy socks
  • Fairy lights
  • Andes Candies
  • Candy canes

Technology Basket

  • Earbuds
  • PopSockets
  • Case
  • Chargers

Food Basket

  • Popcorn
  • Chocolate
  • Favorite candy
  • Pringles
  • Soda
  • Chips


Hopefully, this list will help you find the perfect gift for everyone in your life. Happy holidays and a prosperous New Year!