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9 Hot Gift Trends For The Holiday Season

9 Hot Gift Trends For The Holiday Season

November 8th, 2011
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  • <strong>Tech Toys for Your iPad</strong>: All work and no play makes your favorite gadget lose its sparkle. That's why silly add-ons and accessories are great gifts for the digitally-minded.<em> iPad Arcade, $99.99 (<a href="http://www.sharperimage.com/si/view/product/iPad-Arcade/200421?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=CPC&utm_campaign=NonBranded&Keyword=sharper image iPad Arcade&cm_mmc=CPC-_-Google-_-NonBranded-_-sharper image iPad Arcade&gclid=CNGzs7PypawCFQ1x5Qod_EuP1Q">Sharper Image</a>)</em>
    Tech Toys for Your iPad: All work and no play makes your favorite gadget lose its sparkle. That's why silly add-ons and accessories are great gifts for the digitally-minded. iPad Arcade, $99.99 (Sharper Image)
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  • <strong>Wrap Bracelets With An Edge</strong>: When beads and baubles start to feel "been there/done that," it's nice to know you can still stack your wrist with edgy pieces that make a strong statement. <em>MICHAEL Michael Kors Rose Gold Leather Wrap Bracelet, $195.00 (<a href="http://www1.bloomingdales.com/shop/product/michael-michael-kors-rose-gold-leather-wrap-bracelet?ID=565067&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results">Bloomingdales</a>)</em>
    Wrap Bracelets With An Edge: When beads and baubles start to feel "been there/done that," it's nice to know you can still stack your wrist with edgy pieces that make a strong statement. MICHAEL Michael Kors Rose Gold Leather Wrap Bracelet, $195.00 (Bloomingdales)
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  • <strong>Fun Mocassins: </strong>When the parties wind down and the holiday shopping lines start to stretch beyond the cash register, it's nice to have a pair of comfy shoes that have the staying power to carry you right on through to the new year. <em>Minnetonka 'Kilty' Suede Moccasin, </em>$39.95 (<em>exclusively at <a>Nordstrom</a></em>)
    Fun Mocassins: When the parties wind down and the holiday shopping lines start to stretch beyond the cash register, it's nice to have a pair of comfy shoes that have the staying power to carry you right on through to the new year. Minnetonka 'Kilty' Suede Moccasin, $39.95 (exclusively at Nordstrom)
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  • <strong>The Perfect Posts</strong>: Less is more as they say, so consider retiring your favorite statement earrings this season in favor of something a bit more low-key.<em> Blue Heart Stud Earrings, $18.00 (<a href="http://www.rachelroy.com/Blue-Heart-Stud/110149298,default,pd.html?variantSizeClass=&variantColor=JJD99A6&cgid=110009099&prefn1=catalog-id&prefv1=rachelroy-catalog">RachelRoy.com</a>)</em>
    The Perfect Posts: Less is more as they say, so consider retiring your favorite statement earrings this season in favor of something a bit more low-key. Blue Heart Stud Earrings, $18.00 (RachelRoy.com)
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  • <strong>Chic Ombre Accessories</strong>: From scarves to sexy tights, we're all about ombre this season and excited to see it transitioning from our head right on down to our toes. <em>Got It Fade Tights in Fuchsia, $14.99 (<a href="http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tights/got-it-fade-tights-in-fuchsia">ModCloth.com</a>)</em>
    Chic Ombre Accessories: From scarves to sexy tights, we're all about ombre this season and excited to see it transitioning from our head right on down to our toes. Got It Fade Tights in Fuchsia, $14.99 (ModCloth.com)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <strong>A Boyfriend Watch</strong>: When delicate won't do and gold and diamonds feel outdated. An oversized watch with a sturdy band is a super-modern take for the urban-minded. <em>DIESEL® Large Square Leather Strap Watch, $240.00 (<a href="http://shop.nordstrom.com/S/diesel-large-square-leather-strap-watch/3215545?origin=category&resultback=2007">Nordstrom</a>)</em>
    A Boyfriend Watch: When delicate won't do and gold and diamonds feel outdated. An oversized watch with a sturdy band is a super-modern take for the urban-minded. DIESEL® Large Square Leather Strap Watch, $240.00 (Nordstrom)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group
  • <strong>A Fashionable Puffy Coat</strong>: Warm and stylish, we're wiling to pay top dollar for a great winter coat that doesn't take away from all those hours we spent at the gym. <em>Candice Puffy Coat, $650.00 (<a href="http://www.mackage.com/shop/index.php?menuby=fab&langue=en&devise=USD&genre=F&coll=FW11&cat=puffy&dets=CANDICE&detsc=7&pg=0&utm_medium=cj&utm_campaign=cj&utm_source=cj">Mackage.com</a>)</em>
    A Fashionable Puffy Coat: Warm and stylish, we're wiling to pay top dollar for a great winter coat that doesn't take away from all those hours we spent at the gym. Candice Puffy Coat, $650.00 (Mackage.com)
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  • Designer Vintage Sunglasses: Ultra-chic accessories never go out of style. That's why a retro cool staple like these make for the perfect stocking stuffer. <em>Gucci 2106 Shades, $270.00 </em><em>(<a rel="nofollow">VintageDesignerSunglasses.com</a>)</em>

    Designer Vintage Sunglasses: Ultra-chic accessories never go out of style. That's why a retro cool staple like these make for the perfect stocking stuffer. Gucci 2106 Shades, $270.00

    (VintageDesignerSunglasses.com)

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  • Make-Up On-The-Go: Busy girls in a holiday whirl require easy tools to look their holiday best. That's why 2-in-1 makeup products are tops on our holiday wishlist. Soft Point Tweezer and Mini Eye Gel, $17.00 (<a rel="nofollow">Ulta</a>)
    Make-Up On-The-Go: Busy girls in a holiday whirl require easy tools to look their holiday best. That's why 2-in-1 makeup products are tops on our holiday wishlist. Soft Point Tweezer and Mini Eye Gel, $17.00 (Ulta)
    Photo: StyleCaster Media Group

Gifts to give and gifts to get…here at the StyleCaster offices we’re deep into our own holiday plotting, thinking long and hard about the presents we’d like receive, but also really pondering the difficult question of what to buy our loved ones.

An informal poll of editorial staff, friends and various associates uncovered commonalities and pine-worthy presents that ran the gamut from great shoes to some seriously s-i-c-k accessories. Everybody wanted a little bling to brighten their day, but tech toys and cozy comforts were also at the top of most people’s lists too.

It’s always hard to choose, so we decided to share the items we’re massively coveting. They range from the pricey to major steals, hopefully inspiring the gift-giver in all of us.

Check out the slideshow above for our nine fave trendy gifts of the season!

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