|A Blue, Blue (Seude Shoes) Christmas
Brogues, Topshop $130
A little bit 90s Elaine Benes in style, these oxfords will add a hip masculine edge to my typically femme looks. Get out!
Bracelet, BetseyJohnson $65
I’ve always wanted a charm bracelet and this one has a whole menagerie of friendly creatures to name and keep me jingle-jangling company.
|Wicked Smaht and Funny Bookery
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Barnes and Noble $15.99
Mindy Kaling’s new book is a must have for feminist comedy geeks like moi.
|Sweet Sweet Aromatherapy
Candle, Aveda $29
Even if you haven’t showered in days, you can make your home or office smell like fresh nature-y shampoo…and perhaps have delicious flashbacks of an Aveda salon head massage. Mmmmm. Yes.
Batman calavera sticker, Etsy $1.50
I pretty much want anything and everything from MisNopalesArt’s Etsy store. The artist depicts pop culture figures from Johnny Cash to Darth Vader in fun Mexican sugar skull forms. There might even be a few fat tatted up rockabilly birds and some winged schnauzers and dachshunds to boot.
|The gift of Bitch
Bitch one year subscription, bitchmagazine.org $24.95
A feminist response to pop culture for your favorite academically and politically-minded surveyor of fashion, television, music and movies.
Ultra Lounge Christmas Cocktails CDs 1-3, Under $10 each on Amazon.com and iTunes
If you haven’t let Guy Lombardo, Peggy Lee, and the Tijuana Brass put some Cha-Cha in your holidays, then you haven’t lived. The tracks range from delightfully ridiculous to cozily nostalgic. Maybe I just bought parts 2 and 3 as a gift from me to me.
Kat Von D’s Saint palette, Sephora $35
Kat’s eye shadows were on my wishlist last year, too, and with good reason. High-quality and deeply pigmented, her makeup products feel great on your face and come in beautiful tattoo-inspired packaging.
|Giant Squishable Fear
Squishie T-Rex, squishable.com $39
Though I’m supposedly an adult, I love these cute, soft, squishable friends and am still afraid of dinosaurs. A cuddly tyrannasaurus could help me work through my issues and hug out my more grown-up anxieties.
|Even Squishier Squishables
Donate! Volunteer! Adopt! Humanesociety.org
There are a lot of homeless animal buddies out there that could use your help. Give some time, toys, food, or money this holiday season. It would make my popheart and yours grow at least 3 sizes.
Ana Holguin writes PopHeart for The Idler.