Gift This: Fun and Funky Gifts for Friends

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

--By Jules Newmark

KidViskous Neon Venetian Blinders Necklace
KidViskous Venetian Blinders Necklace

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In lieu of the negative mood surrounding the economic turmoil that is currently being dubbed as the worst times since the Great Depression, last weekend I had a holiday party. It wasn't just any old party where you bring your favorite holiday cookie or wear a hideous ugly sweater - it was a Marie Antoinette themed party - decadence, dessert and debauchery. The kind of party where champagne and fantastic treats were just the appetizers to the main entrees of everyone's wardrobe - chic to the nines of course. So in the spirit of decadence, I bring you fashionable gifts to bring up the moods of your friends and keep you stimulating this down turning economy... or is it really that bad?

You tell me after you shop for these lust-after items. Firstly, a stocking stuffer. Try a purple gem with pearl incrusted ring for whoever likes to bling. It's not uber expensive at $32 on sale and it's opening in the back allows for a one-size-fits all affect that truly makes it for anyone... I'm sure there are some interested guys too.

For all those serenity striving friends in your life, (yeah, you know her, the one going to yoga 4 nights a week, getting massages, making bathroom runs to get in her deep breathing exercise before the big meeting) order the Peace of Mind tee. Sheri Baby's line of tees surely would have at least one perfect gift for the undecided recipient and they're designed to fit well too... $29.99.

And lastly, for the hipster in you, the "I'm a little too old to rock Kanye's shades from last NYE... but love them" and other interested parties, there's the Venetian Blinders Necklace. This piece doesn't only flip over for two different shades of shades, but the KidViskous Lucite necklace piece stands out in a room. I can just see this with skinny jeans, sky high stilettos and a cool fedora... It's not the cheapest item on the menu today, but you know what? It might be the difference between a happy for life friend and another year of days of the week underwear for all your friends. Don's spare the spontaneity this year!
Jules Newmark
Jules Newmark is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Jules is currently based in sun drenched San Diego, California, where she works, and works the scene, as a modeling agent. Jules's beauty must-haves include mascara by Dior, perfume by Calvin Klein, and a really good sunblock.