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Top 10: Gift Guide

This Christmas season, use Lancer Link's own gift guide to help you with your gifts

December 8, 2017

That holiday spirit of gift-giving is upon us, however sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what to give. From friends, to significant others, to your “secret santa,” it may be overwhelming trying to organize and buy multiple gifts. Hopefully these top 10 gifts for girls and guys will guide you to find the perfect present.

Top 10 gifts for girls

I get it, girls can be difficult to buy for- there are always so many choices, colors and stores to choose from. Hopefully with this gift guide, you will able to find her the perfect gift.


1. The “Relax and Unwind” Gift

What you will need:

  • Face masks
  • Bath bombs
  • Lotions
  • Hair masks


2. The “Indoor Movie Night” Gift

What you will need:

  • Popcorn
  • Hot Chocolate mix
  • Movies


3. The “Crazy Candy” Gift

  • Any (and every) type of candy your gift receiver will enjoy
  • A cute container to put it in.


4. The “Cuddly and Cozy” Gift

What you will need:

  • Fuzzy socks
  • Pajamas
  • Blankets
  • Slippers


5. The “Stylish” Gift

What you will need:

  • Jewelry
  • Clothes
  • Sunglasses


6. The “Coffee Lover” Gift

What you will need:

  • Starbucks gift card
  • Coffee scented room spray or candle
  • Instant coffee
  • Coffee mug


7. The “Color Themed” Gift

What you will need:

  • All of their favorites, within a cute color scheme
  • Could include colored candles, fuzzy socks or mugs


8.  The “Classic Gift Card”

What you will need:

  • Either one larger gift card to their favorite store or many smaller gift cards.
  • A creative way to package it.


9. The “All Things Christmas” Gift

What you will need:

  • Ornaments
  • Christmas themed socks
  • Christmas candles


10. The “Baking Essentials” Gift

What you will need:

  • Some of their favorite recipes
  • Decorated kitchenware like whisks, or spatulas

About the Contributor
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Emily Hyde, Editor in Chief
Emily Hyde has been in journalism for three years and is now an editor in chief. She has a passion for dance and journalism, and hopes to get the opportunity to pursue both of these in the future. Emily loves her friends and family, and enjoys spending time with the people she cares about. She dreams of integrating her love of helping people with her other goals in the future and hopes to have many dogs one day.
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Top 10 gifts for guys

Holiday season shopping is hard as it is, but shopping for a guy can seem impossible at times due to the many different gifts that guys enjoy. This list will hopefully give you some ideas for that special guy.


1. The “Gaming night” gift

What you will need:

  • Preferably a new  video game
  • Popcorn and snacks
  • A open schedule for the fun night


2. A nice pair of shoes

What you will need:

  • His shoe size
  • A good taste in shoes
  • A wallet with money in it


3. Watches

What you will need to know:

  • You need to know his taste in watches
  • You will know his size depending of the watch brand
  • Possibly try to ask what brand he likes


4. The “Movie night” gift

What you will need:

  • A good movie that everyone likes
  • Candy and snacks
  • Movies on DVD


5. Technology

What you will need to know:

  • What he like whether its games, drones or the new iPhone
  • A store that sells this
  • Some good gift wrap for this surprise


6.  Sports tickets

What you will need:

  • Find out what sport he enjoys
  • Purchase tickets to this event
  • Maybe a jersey or other memorabilia


7. Concert tickets

What you will need:

  • Find out what type of music he enjoys
  • Purchase the tickets depending on your price range
  • Maybe a shirt or memorabilia


8. Sports and other recreational equipment

What you will need:

  • The sport that he enjoys
  • The equipment
  • Maybe play a few games or help him practice


9. Food

What you will need:

  • To know the type of food he likes
  • Get him the type of food he likes
  • Or take him to that certain restaurant he likes


10. A music themed gift

What you will need:

  • A band t-shirt
  • Their favorite record or album

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Anthony, who goes by AJ, is a senior at Carlsbad High School. This is AJ's fourth year on staff, returning as an assistant editor. AJ has a strong love for bringing up local and national news to students' eyes through journalism, wanting to inform the public on current events. AJ is a Carlsbad Fire Explorer with the Carlsbad Fire Department, running shifts with them on his days off. AJ aspires to become a firefighter when he is older, wanting to help the community.
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