If you are struggling to think of alternative gift ideas for him and her then let Kates Clothing help you out with their guide to all the top Chritsmas gift idaes.
What are your top gift ideas for Women?
There are two ways you can look at gift giving and it really does come down to who you are and who you are shopping for. If you are shopping for someone who is particular or someone who might not be able to give you accurate sizing info then there is one safe option… The Gift Certificate.
People often avoid gift certificates as they seem thoughtless or impersonal. However I have a tip for beating that! When I get a gift certificate for a friend or relative I will put it inside a nice card and write down an idea of what I would like them to spend it on, i.e ‘Your next round of hair dye is on me’ or ‘now you can get those awesome shoes you wanted!’ Show the person that you have thought about their gift and the certificate is for something that if you bought it for them you could get it wrong… hair dye is a killer for this, I always want to get my girlfriends some hair dye as it is always appreciated but I always feel in danger of getting the wrong shade or brand, girls can be so particular about this!
Gift certificates are great for avoiding offending someone with sizing too… if someone has told you they are a size 12 but you believe them to be bigger or smaller… just get them a gift certificate and let them call the size! Then you don’t have to be responsible for the returns/exchanges process too!
OK so now on to shopping for people that aren’t so hard to by for… hot on our gift picks for girls this year are the following:
The New Alchemy Gothic Wrap Earrings
These earrings speak for themselves! The are ultra Gothic and great for a wide range of ages and styles! All you need is to make sure the girl has pierced ears and your set for a winner.
Nightmare Before Christmas Accessories.
Nightmare before Christmas’ Jack Skellington is every girls favourite Xmas date and here at KC HQ we have him in all forms from bags, scarfs, slippers, earphones, cushions and blankets. There is something there to fill any goth girls Xmas stocking!
Ultra Alternative Handbags
It has been said that a woman can never have too many handbags or pairs of shoes… or purses, and seeing as shoe require sizing we think handbags are always a very safe bet. Handbags and wallets come in a great range of style and prices from the ultra gothic to the uber punk…plus they are universal across women kind! You can buy a handbag for your mate, your sister, your niece, your mum… they always go down well
A rather special example from the bags we have available at KC HQ is this Red Queen’s Black Legion Hamlet Skull Bag! Just in case you though bags were boring!
What are your top gift ideas for men?
When shopping for the guys in my life I always take the opportunity to give them that special something they are lacking… in the style department. From what I gather not very many guys are into self styling even though most guys love to look stylish!
Christmas is a great time of year to give their wardrobe some awesome boots… However be warned, this is not a call to try and change someone style, no one will ever thank you for buying them something only you think they should wear! Try and identify something that they would like but wouldn’t treat themselves to! Here are a few examples:
The Necessary Evil Mephisto Pieces
This stylish trio are some excellent examples of men’s Gothic clothing that are very cool and yet really easy to wear or meld into an existing alternative wardrobe… sticking yet easy to team up with other pieces!
Guys hate to admit it but every man needs a good pair of smart shoes so why not pick them out a pair that is unique and alternative. Just because they are smart shoes doesn’t mean they have to be boring shoes! Beware of sizing when buying shoes, always check the gift returns policy to make sure they are easy to exchange if they shoe doesn’t fit!
Alchemy Gothic Empire pieces
Alchemy Gothic is always a great ‘go to’ brand for men’s jewellery and accessories. They have a unique skill of teaming alternative style and masculinity this manifests into some excellent accessories for him. Some of their best items come from the Alchemy Empire range, these Steampunk inspired pieces have a real ‘gentleman’ feel to them, designed to make any man feel stylish… and special.
If you are looking to treat yourself this Christmas – what would you get?
As someone who is terrible for treating herself when Christmas shopping I always have one hand on my wish list and the other on my gift list at this time of year! I think it is important to have a nice new party dress for Xmas every year so always treat myself to one of those plus I am a big fan of keeping warm so a good cardi or jumper is always on my treat list for December.
As we’ve already talked about Party Dresses I guess we better talk about super comfortable Xmas warmers! We have some great cardigans here at HQ from Hell Bunny and Banned, this year I have been spoilt for choice!
Also I like to make sure I am well stocked up on cool tights for December as so often you want to dress up in something cute but the weather has other ideas! I can’t stand to be chilly so some nice thick tights with a great alternative design are perfect to keep you warm and stylish! Here is a good example from my favourites Pamela Mann and Signature!
Be sure to check out all these fantastic alternative gift ideas at Kates Clothing now!