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The Tide’s 2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Photo Collage by Ashna Uprety
Stanley Cups, books and wireless speakers make for the perfect holiday gifts for friends and family.

Finding gifts for the people in your life can be a difficult endeavor, whether it’s a best friend, parent, or sibling. That’s why the Tide Centerspread Editors have come together to curate a list dedicated to making your holiday shopping easier.

For your friends:

Consider buying a Stanley Cup. These water bottles have risen to fame among teenagers in the recent year. Their temperature-regulation capabilities and 40 oz. size allows users to stay hydrated throughout the day. Stanley’s come in numerous colors, which adds to their aesthetic appeal.

Wireless speakers allow users to play music on the go no matter the location. Their small size makes them easy to transport and there are numerous styles on the market with a wide range of prices.

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For a friend that’s always snapping pictures, think of buying a digital or disposable camera. The thrill of having to wait for the photos to develop and the special moments they capture elevate them from everyday photos taken on a phone.

With the rise of the “clean girl aesthetic,” you can never go wrong with gifting a form of skin care. Popular brands include Glossier, Drunk Elephant and Glow Recipe.

For your parents:

For parents with back and neck pain, look into massagers. Massagers come with different modes and some even include built-in heat therapy. They can help parents relax and give them the well-needed rest they deserve.

As the winter season approaches, the air becomes more dry and brittle. A humidifier will bring back moisture in the house, and is the perfect gift for a parent who is often indoors.

Are your parents always cold? Do they often struggle to find something comfortable to lounge in at home? Consider gifting your parents a well-made robe to combat their winter shivers. Wool is a great option – plush, comfortable and warm.

A set of high-quality soaps or lotion is perfect for a parent who prioritizes self-care or to help them wind down from a busy day. Assortments can range in colors, shapes and scents – bringing variety to their everyday life.

For your siblings:

For the artistic sibling in your life, paint, canvases, brushes, calligraphy pens and art kits are all well-suited for tapping into their creative side. This will also motivate your younger siblings to stay off their screens.

Looking for more stuffed animals to add to your sibling’s growing pile? Jellycats are the perfect companion for a younger sibling. With collections dedicated to different animals and holidays, you will have so many options to choose from.

Whether it’s fantasy, mystery, or contemporary-to name a few genres – the right book will always be someone’s cup of tea. Audio books have also gained popularity within recent years and are a solid option for siblings who enjoy listening rather than having the physical version.

Legos are great for younger siblings who enjoy puzzle solving and working with their hands. Putting together a Lego set will also allow for quality bonding time.

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About the Contributors
Hannah Solomon
Hannah Solomon, Centerspread Editor
Hannah Solomon is thrilled for her second year with the Tide, but this time as an editor for Centerspread. Previously, she served as a contributor for multimedia, helping to draft scripts for the TidePod. When she’s not working an issue, you can find her watching a Studio Ghibli movie or reading a new book.
Ellen Bu
Ellen Bu, Assistant Centerspread Editor
Ellen Bu is a sophomore, and is super excited to be apart of the Tide for another year! Outside of school, she plays competitive tennis, loves to paint, and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She was a writer for the Features section last year, and looks forward to being an assistant editor for Centerspread this year!