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Gifts for the holiday season

Ryann Daugherty
Staff writer Eleanor Koehn shares gift ideas for loved ones for this holiday season.

The holidays are around the corner, and many wonder about what to get their family members, friends and significant others. With shopping shortages happening globally, the pressure is on to find the perfect gift and soon. I have compiled a list of perfect gifts for any number of people. From teachers, parents, and grandparents to best friends, boyfriends and girlfriends, this gift guide is a helpful tool for thoughtful gift-giving. 


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 First up on the shopping list is grandparents. For those grandparents who love mornings or tea, this tea sample kit is a great idea. The sample kit features 15 different flavors with varying ingredients and caffeine levels such as Matcha Green Tea, Blueberry Acai, and Rose Earl Grey. The current retail price is $27.06.

Tea Sample Kit

The next item for grandparents is a classic LLBean tote bag. These are durable, come in a variety of fun colors for any type of personality, and are extremely useful. Add a monogram for a fun flair, or fill the bag with your grandparent’s essential treats and favorite snacks. These currently retail for $34.97, but are completely worth it as they are super sturdy.


LLBean Tote


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Now on to parent gifts. For your parents who are avid movie watchers, consider getting them a top 100 movie scratch off poster. You can even use it as a family bucket list, and watch them together. This scratch off poster features the top 100 movies, and a spot to rate them yourselves. Let the family movie nights begin! This one currently retails for $25.97, however there are several options on Amazon.


100 Top Movie Scratch Off


Another classic parent gift is a Yeti Tumbler. These cups will keep their drink cool all day, so they can carry it around at your next game day or school event. You can even get them a fun sticker with their favorite team, or monogram to make it their own. The 20oz Yeti tumbler currently retails on Amazon for $29.99.   

20oz Yeti Tumbler


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Another hard category to shop for is teachers. A classic teacher gift that will show your appreciation for their hard work is a gift card. If you know their favorite restaurant or store, consider getting them a gift card there. You can add a considerate letter to the gift card as well to make it more personal.  


Another gift that any teacher is sure to like is baked goods. If you can spend time and bake their favorite dessert, they will surely appreciate the effort. You can also pair this with a gift card, a nice candle, or a decorated card. 


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For a guy friend, consider gifting them a sweatshirt or shirt to their favorite sport’s team or college. They will be sure to wear it, and it makes a great functional gift. These sweatshirts currently retail for $38.99, but there are an abundance of different styles and designs online.

College Sweatshirt

If you are shopping for your girl best friend, I would recommend a holiday-themed blanket and some of her favorite snacks. Getting them a large, fuzzy blanket will ensure that they use it throughout the holiday season. This one currently retails for $21.99 on Amazon.

Christmas Blanket


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Next up we have boyfriends. Although boyfriends are notoriously hard to shop for, if you are dating a sports fan, consider getting them tickets to their favorite team. Although they can be expensive, you can find tickets for as low as $50.00 to a Cowboys game. 

Hats are a perfect gift for any boyfriend. You can again feature a favorite sport’s team, travel location or keep it simple with a plain color. It is a super functional gift, and he is sure to love it. This hat currently retails for $18.29, but make sure to find a hat that fits your boyfriend’s interests.

Auburn Hat 


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For a girlfriend, you can’t go wrong with a necklace. You can get one with your initial or her’s depending on what she would like. Also make sure to pay attention to what metal (gold or silver) your girlfriend wears to find one that works with that. My favorite website for trendy, well-made jewelry is BaubleBar. The plain initial necklace retails for $44 and the initial necklace with stones retails for $48.

Necklace with Stones

Plain Initial Necklace

I’m using BaubleBar again for my next girlfriend gift, as they offer customizable name phone cases. There are colors and fonts for any girl. Just make sure to notice if your girlfriend needs a new case. This phone case on BaubleBar currently retails for $72.

Customizable Phone Case


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Eleanor Koehn
Eleanor Koehn, Section Editor
Although Eleanor Koehn is a senior, this is only her second year on staff and her first as Arts and Entertainment Editor. When she is not reviewing and/or critiquing restaurants and movies for TRL, Koehn enjoys running for the cross country team. If you see her dying at Celebration Park… pretend you didn’t. Koehn has a strong love for fall football, preferably for a SEC team of some kind. When an SEC game isn’t on, Koehn will be pretending that the Cowboys are going to have a “comeback season” and promising people that they are good this year. Besides sports, Koehn loves 90s country music, Nashville hot chicken, Chipotle and volunteering at Allen Community Outreach. While she may be stressing about college applications and dorm deposits, she can’t wait to make her last year on Red Ledger the best. 
Ryann Daugherty
Ryann Daugherty, Graphics Editor
Beginning her fourth and final year on staff, senior Ryann Daugherty is excited about being Graphics Co-Editor. When she’s not in the newsroom, Daugherty can often be found on stand at the Lifetime pool, hanging out with her friends and drinking lots of coffee. Daugherty loves to travel and her most recent destination was the Dominican Republic where a week felt like hours. Although she spends lots of time now stressing over college applications, Daugherty still manages to be involved in numerous extracurricular activities. She is a two-year letterman for the discus, as well as vice president of the anti-bullying club, and an active member of the movie club, organic permaculture club, animals for action club and Key Club. Although she struggles with crippling anxiety, Daugherty is ironically content with the thought of setting off on her own and hopes for a fantastic final year of TRL.

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