’Tis the season of cheer and happiness. Christmas carols are playing from every car radio emphasizing the holiday spirit. The only roadblock between that last final and Christmas morning is the copious amounts of gifting that has been put off to the last minute.
Purchasing stocking stuffers is an easier and cheaper alternative to searching out the perfect present for each person on your list. Luckily, State College is brimming with creative and fun gifts.
Dwellings, located at 358 East College Ave, is the perfect store for stocking stuffers. Each adorable display around the boutique is packed with cute accessories and gadgets that won’t break the bank. There are so many irresistible options that you could shop for every single one of your friends in this store.
When shopping for your techy friend, sales associate Matthew Lannan, pointed out a Kate Spade IPhone 5 cases that came in all sorts of creative and funky patterns. With such a variety of pattern choices, it is easy to pick out one to fit each individual person on your shopping list. Another display had wool iPad covers in a variety of earthy tones- also perfect for a stocking.
“For the man in your life,” Matthew says, throw into the stocking some money clips and wallets. The wallets are genuine leather but luckily the $29 price tag doesn’t reflect that. Also displayed were multipack Bierfilzl wool coasters in festive colors that will fit perfectly under a Mad Elf Ale this Christmas season.
Choosing stocking stuffers for your girl friends will be a joy with all the alluring options Dwellings offers. From Lily Pulitzer wine koozies to Lotlita hand painted shot glasses, you’ll want to purchase everything in sight. Also available are Jonathan Adler decorated pencils and submarine shaped wine stoppers. All of these potential stocking stuffers are under $12, which makes them all absolutely affordable.
Another possible route is in the direction of gag gifts. If you and your roommates are looking for a cheaper way to spread the holiday cheer, go no further than the downtown Urban Outfitters, located at 234 East College Ave.
Someecards has amusing little books filled with sarcastic remarks about society that are sure to put a smile on your friends’ faces. For $7.99, hand sanitizers with headlines like “Wait- was that slutty?,” or “Maybe you just touched your genitals” are hilarious joke gifts that your friends will get a kick out of. If you’re totally obsessed with the fake mustache fad, Urban Outfitters offers tin boxes of mustache bandages in four different styles for $7 each.
Spread the Penn State spirit this holiday season by stopping into The Family Clothesline, located at 352 East College Ave. Sales associated, Sierra Laguerra recommends Penn State earrings, hair clips and headbands. These all come in the traditional Penn State colors and are styled perfectly to show off your Nittany Lion spirit. The Family Clothesline also sells PSU inspired Christmas tree ornaments that are ideal for bringing your pride home with you for the holidays.
Photo by Brittany Trappe