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Fashionable Gifts

Holiday shopping can be a stressful time, especially if you have a friend or relative who always says, “Oh, just get me anything,” or “Oh, I don’t care.” We know they’re liars they do care and, most importantly, you want to give a gift someone will enjoy. So, how do you shop for that difficult person?

Ladies:

Shopping for a woman can be difficult if she is not clear on what she wants this holiday season. Ladies, we must remember: men cannot read our minds. We have to tell them what we want and the store where it can be purchased.

In case your lady hasn’t done you that favor, Yipsy boutique located on Perkins Rowe has stylish gift ideas. From stocking stuffers to larger items, Yipsy has cardigans, embroidered cell phone cases, and necklaces that are sure to please any shopper.

“We have trendy costume jewelry that is really on trend right now,” Yipsy Boutique owner Joanna Byrne said. “And everyone loves a scarf; they are really popular for winter.”

This holiday season, the weather has already begun to get colder, and Byrne noticed many customers purchasing vests. Fur vests are especially popular this holiday season. These vests are not only soft but also warm. For the difficult person, she suggested finding a gift “anybody can use.”

Men:

Aristocracy Apparel is a boutique located in Downtown Baton Rouge that sales clothing for men and women. Sales associate Jeff Walton gave some advice on how to shop for men, recommending a shaving kit they offer with unique slogans. He said that one of his friends came into the boutique to purchase the shaving kit that read “Dapper” for her father. For gifts, he recommended jackets and coats for guys. “Men don’t tend to buy nice things like jackets and coats for themselves,” he said. “Plus, these classic items are something they can keep for a while.”

Since the weather has changed, he noticed many male customers are coming into the store for T-shirts and tops. Walton added, “Everyone needs a new sweater and jacket when it gets cold.” Since Aristocracy does not have a high volume of merchandise, Walton assured that the gift purchased would be unique. He advises shoppers to start buying gifts early. “I posted on Facebook to come in and start purchasing gifts because what we have will be gone,” Walton said. “Once Thanksgiving is over, it will be going fast and it seems every year it comes quicker.” He tells readers who have a difficult person to shop for to give him or her something they need or would not normally buy for themselves. Walton explained how he gave his mother a new purse because he knew she would never buy it for herself. He also added another piece of advice: “If they don’t like anything, just give them a gift card.”

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