By: Kat Lynch and Sydney Deegan

The holiday season is fast approaching, and oftentimes when relatives ask what we would like for the holidays, our mind goes blank of all the things we had wanted before. We also know that you may have to shop for your relatives or friends and are out of ideas for them. We have come up with a list of gift ideas that you could either put on your own list or give to others this holiday season.

1. Donating to a Charity

If you are not sure what to ask for, one thing you can do is research local philanthropies and ask your relatives to donate to them. This is a great way to give back to the community especially in a season of giving.

2. Clothes

From personal experiences, we know it can be hard to stick to the dress code at HB. This is a great time to ask for clothes, especially ones that fit the dress code.

3. A polaroid camera

Polaroids are super cute and really fun to take pictures with! It is also a great way to capture memories around the holiday season.

4. Jewelry

Jewelry is a great gift to ask for/give to others. It is a simple and sentimental gift and can be something you wear regularly or on occasion.

5. Noise cancelling headphones

This is a great way to bring silence to the library anywhere you go. It can be frustrating to try to get homework done in school when others around you are conversing, but these will help you stay focused. They will also be beneficial in college!

6. Exercise packages

We all know that going to yoga, cycling, and other workouts are great for you, but they can also drain your bank account. Most places offer special packages so that it is not necessary to pay every time. It is and easy and simple gift to give someone and also feels great to receive!

7. Gift Cards

When in doubt, a gift card is a great gift for someone that is very difficult to shop for. This is also a great idea to put on your list because then you aren’t stuck with a sweater you don’t like and can pick out your own style. Food gift cards are also a perfect idea for someone who likes to eat out a lot or takes regular starbucks trips in the morning.

8. Makeup

For those of you who like makeup, it can be pricey. This is a great gift to put on your list because you can use it all the time and there are some good holiday deals as well.

9. Spotify Premium, Apple Music, Hulu, Netflix, or Showtime subscriptions

We all know how it feels when you want to watch a show or listen to music anywhere at anytime, but it is only on an application that you need to pay for. You can easily buy someone a small subscription to one of the databases or ask for it as a gift!

10. Shoes

Especially for all of us at HB, we are allowed to wear any shoes, so this is a great gift to ask for. It allows you to express yourself and your style, and there are normally sales around the holidays. From athletic shoes to heels, you can look for any shoes you may need to put on your list.