Finding the Perfect Holiday Gift for your Friends

by Maggie Amjad and Lilly Rothschild

Every year we face the same dilemma of what gifts for who, how much to spend, the color, and originality. Whether shopping for your family or for a secret santa group, the issues remain. We compiled this guide to help find the perfect presents so you can have even more time to study for midterms.

Freshman Friends: One good gift for freshman is some new HB gear! Who doesn’t like getting new sweats or PJ pants? The Brown Bag is the perfect place to find a new comfy sweatshirt for your freshman friend. Another idea is a new planner- some freshman may be completely settled into their high school routine but this is a big change so a new planner, pencil case, or bag are fantastic options.

Sophomore Friends: Wallets, key chains and lanyards are perfect for the group of new drivers emerging over the next year. For personalized gifts look on Etsy, and if you really want to brighten your friend’s holidays, buy her a car!

Junior Friends: One of the best gifts to give a junior is a night out. Treat your friend to the movies and dinner just to get her mind off of everything, and what better way to celebrate the holidays? Also, if your friend likes music buying your friend Spotify Premium for a few months or an iTunes gift card is sure to make them happy. Lastly, jewelry never disappoints: a cute new bracelet or fun pair of earrings is a great option.

Senior Friends: Candles in stress relieving scents like lavender, cinnamon and coconut are a great gift for the college bound class of 2016. We are positive that candles will be of use, whether they are lit as college acceptance letters arrive or to freshen up a new dorm room. If the recipient has already committed to a college, then gear from that school is also a really nice present.

It is the thought that counts! Anything creative will make your friend happy no matter the price tag! The holidays are the perfect time to show your friend how much you care!