(Photo courtesy of LizMarie_AK on Flickr)
(Photo courtesy of LizMarie_AK on Flickr)

Arts & Entertainment Editor

The holidays are right around the corner and biggest question that comes to mind is what to get everyone. Girls shopping for their girlfriends is quite easy.

The same goes for guys getting presents for their guy friends (if they exchange presents), however, the hardest thing to do is get presents for the opposite sex. This is going to be a two part series: first I’ll help all you guys out there in finding presents for the special girl, and next week I’ll help the girls.

Girls love clothes. No matter how many items of clothing a girl has, she will always have room for more. You can’t just go into a store and buy random articles of clothing for her. Notice her style. Is it laid back, girly, or in between? Notice the types of clothing that she wears the most (cardigans, leggings, jeans and t-shirts, dresses…) and add on to the types that she wears all the time. Another great idea is to create a entire outfit, which I promise it is not that hard. Creating a outfit is as easy as breathing, the key is to coordinate colors and styles. Make one article of clothing the main point (skirt, top or shoes) and then work around that specific item.

If making an outfit isn’t your thing, a very nice pair of shoes always works. Any girl would love a pair of shoes. Shoes are one of the easiest things to purchase, especially during the holiday season because they are glittered and bedazzled over-the-top. I am sure any girl would love a bedazzled pair of shoes. You don’t have to get diamond encrusted shoes, there are more subtle approaches, too. There are shoes that are embellished nicely, and a nice pair of pumps can also work. If your girl doesn’t like to wear heels or does not like glitzy items of clothing, you can always just go to any shoe website and find a nice pair. My suggestion is to buy her Toms–not only are they comfortable and adorable, they also contribute to charity.
A gift that girls will always like is jewelry. Something that can be worn all the time is one of the best gifts ever. When girls wear jewelry given to them by someone, that person is always on their mind. Now, it doesn’t have to be something extravagant, such as diamonds, but even something small would mean the world to a girl.

Another great gift is something that is hand-made by you or something that is done by you. Us girl appreciate the little things and if you take the time to do something for us, like having a home spa day where you rub her feet and do her toenails, you’ll definitely be in her good graces. Girls aren’t that hard to figure out, and we aren’t that hard to please, so put some thought into it and she’ll be one happy woman.