With the long lines, stand still traffic, awkward conversations with relatives you barely know, and the awful holiday music blasting through department stores everywhere the most wonderful time of the year can easily turn into the most horrible.
But not this year! You've promised yourself you are not going to have one single meltdown. You've mapped out the best routes and times to go shopping, you've carefully crafted a playlist that has just the right mix of trap and Christmas music to keep your energy high and your spirit in the season, you even stalked the Instagram of your out of town cousins so you can have plenty to talk about. This year is going to be a breeze.
Then you start writing your list. Not YOUR Christmas wish list, because if you're anything like us here at VidaKush you've printed out your shopping cart at several stores and hand delivered them to your friends and family weeks ago. I'm talking about the list you make for the people you have to buy a present for.
Your mom, your boss, the front desk girl at the gym, easy, but now your stuck on "those friends". We all have them, the friends that have such specific personalities it actually makes them harder to shop for. That's where we come in (not all hero's wear capes).
The biggest mistake you can make when shopping during this hectic time is to go in without purpose, so we've come up with some cool, affordable gift ideas for the question marks on your list; your stoner friend, your needy friend, your lit friend, we got you.
THE WITCHY FRIEND
If they love the color black, they always seem to know someones at the door before there is even a knock, they plan all events around the phases of the moon, or their last name is Spellman then they are bound to love something on this list.
1. Pentagram Stud Earrings $25 - VidaKush
Any bad ass witch would live for our alternative to the classic stud earring.
2. Singing Bowl Gift Set $45 - House of Intuition
Even muggles know there is power in meditation.
3.Manifest and Chill Sweater $65 - Mystic Tribe
After a draining day of casting sometimes you'd rather let your shirt do the talking.
4. Duotone Cross Choker $54 - VidaKush
This necklace has Nancy Downs written all over it.
"Always throw salt over your left shoulder, keep rosemary by your garden gate, plant lavender for luck, and fall in love whenever you can."
The Lazy Friend
Lazy Rules: #1. If you spill water, it will eventually dry. #2. If you're late, don't go. #3. If its not on the first search page of Google then it doesn't exist. Does your friend follow all these rules? If yes, then check out these gift ideas.
1. Grab It Tool $20 - Target
Being forced to like whatever is on TV because the remote is to far will be a thing of the past.
2. Shape Shifter Triple Layered Necklace $68 - VidaKush
One hook for three necklaces! A lazy girls dream.
3. Pre Cooked Meals delivered to home $50 (prices may vary) - homechef.com
"I love to eat but i hate to cook." - A great philosopher.
4. Whatever Nameplate Choker $40 - VidaKush
After "No", "Whatever" is the most quintessential word in a lazy persons vocabulary.
5. UO Tabitha Twill Stripped PJs $59 - Urban Outfitters
Pajamas are to the lackadaisical what diamonds are to the glamours, a best friend.
Will we find the perfect gift for your lit friend, will Mercury's Retrograde cause you to just say "Fuck it", will your uncle get drunk and ruin Christmas dinner? Find out next week on VidaKush's Holiday Gift Guide.