The Guardian’s Holiday Gift Guide

The Guardians Holiday Gift Guide

1. Boozy Christmas

By Teddi Faller, Contributing Writer

Drinking Game

“Lights, Camera, Booze” $14.95, Barnes & Noble

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like drinking games to your favorite movies, including “Mean Girls,” “American Pie” and “The Hangover.”  Complete with movie-themed cocktails, “Lights, Camera, Booze” will help you catch up with your friends over winter break and get belligerent along the way.

Cocktail Shaker

Mix Master Cocktail Shaker $24, Urban Outfitters

This is the for the person who drinks like a bartender but has no bartending skills at all. The Mix Master Cocktail Shaker is transparent, so you can follow measuring lines under each drink recipe for a perfect cocktail every time. The shaker comes with six popular recipes, like Sex on the Beach and White Russians.

2. Jane Austen Lovers

By Thuy Pham, Staff Writer

Personalized Novel

Classic Jane Austen Novel, Personalized $25,

Has your friend written “Mrs. Darcy” all over her copy of “Pride and Prejudice,” even though she knows that he’ll never be hers? Well, now it’s time to make her dreams come true by personalizing a Jane Austen novel to add to her collection — and her heart. Novels are available in either ebook or paperback form.


Jane Austen Bandages $5,

If George Knightley isn’t conveniently nearby to kiss your boo-boo away, slap on a quote and imagine him in your mind. This package of 15 plasters (the British word for Band-Aids, in case you didn’t know) feature images of Jane Austen and quotes from her popular works. They come in a reusable tin and are latex-free.

Book Scarf

Persuasion Infinity Book Scarf $42, Storiarts on

If you’re a Jane Austen fan, you probably have all the books and memorized all the quotes. But are they wearable? This handmade, super-soft cotton jersey knit scarf is the exact cream color of a well-worn book and is printed with the original text of “Persuasion.” With the holiday romance abound, maybe someone will come closer to get a better look at what is written there.

3. Alice in Wonderland

By Anna Stern, Contributing Writer

Mugs and Tea

Arts Mugs with Tea $20,

An easy, cheap Alice in Wonderland gift would be a themed mug and a box of tea. Cafepress, which specializes in personalized clothing and accessories, features thousands of adorable Alice mugs — and most are under $20. Tea to go with the mugs is an easy purchase at any supermarket. We suggest a choosing festive flavor, such as Stash Tea’s “Christmas Morning Black Tea” or “Holiday Chai Tea.”

4. Bacon Lovers

By Avi Salem, Contributing Writer


Bacon Candles $12.95,

What better way to enjoy the holidays than with the delightful scent of bacon wafting through the house? Bacon-scented candles are the perfect holiday gift for friends or family who can’t get enough of that sizzling bacon smell that to lure them out of bed on a lazy Saturday morning.



Bacon Poetry $13,

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, but bacon is mightier than both of those things. For those who believe in the power of the written word, give the gift of a magnetic bacon poetry set. You will have over 200 bacon-related words (some good ones include smoky, dripping, and meaty) to choose from to create delectable poetry for your fridge or any other magnetic surface.

5. Game of Thrones Fans

By Hillary Dakin, Staff Writer


Game of Thrones Rings $20, FamilyHouseStampin on

For the cute couple who watches “Game of Thrones” religiously every week, buy this set of engraved rings, printed with the words, “My sun and stars” and “Moon of my life.” Matching rings reinforce a couple’s love and offers a way to share their love for the show.

Letter Opener

Letter Opener $20,

A sword-shaped letter opener is the ideal gift for business-minded “Game of Thrones” fans. Buy this to remind them of their favorite show while they’re too busy going through the mail. This is also the perfect gift for any fans who like owning tiny swords.

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