It's crunch time - only a little over a week left until Christmas, and only a couple days until we'll no longer be able to ship in time for delivery by the 24th. If you're new to our site, check out parts 1 and 2 of our holiday gift guide, covering big ticket items and mainstream gifts. For those of you looking for stocking stuffers or small items for friends or relatives, read on!
One caveat: many of our smaller items are only available in our store. Frankly speaking, we get in more new products each month than we physically have time to post to our web site. So some of the items listed below can only be purchased in person.
Now, some ideas!
Hair accessories by Innocent World - $18-$29
We have a nice selection of rose corsage hair clips, rose headbands and pearl bow headbands by Innocent World in a variety of colors. If there's one thing Lolitas never seem to have enough of, it's hair accessories, so these are almost always a safe small gift. You can also kick it up a notch with the Dreamy Doll House barrettes and Alice bands from Angelic Pretty - we are almost sold out of these and will not be able to restock them.
Socks by Innocent World and Angelic Pretty - $18-$31
Socks are another item that's tough to order by itself from overseas due to shipping costs, so many western Lolitas don't have enough. We carry both below the knee and over-knee socks from both Angelic Pretty and Innocent World in our New York store, in a variety of styles and colors. These are not currently available online.
SEX POT Chain by SEX POT ReVeNGe - $24
The perfect Japanese punk stocking stuffer, this chain is styled to look like the iconic "R" lock and chain worn by Ren in the manga, anime and film NANA. It features the "R" on one side and the Sex Pot logo on the other. We go through these in various colors all the time, one or two colors sell out and another comes in; we currently have it in pink lettering (red is pictured), which has always been the most popular color of this item for us.
Magazines and Mooks - $7-$20
Magazines are great stocking stuffers, and mooks (magazine/books) make great small gifts that you can wrap and put under the tree. We have the full line of Indexcomm-produced street fashion magazines and mooks, including KERA, KERA Maniax and the Gothic & Lolita Bible. The text may be in Japanese, but fashion is a universal language and the pictures tell the story.
Crown Ring by MAXICIMAM - $32
These cute rings with a crown motif could work for either a Lolita or a punk outfit. Each ring is adjustable in size and features faux gems lining the crown in black, pink or red.
Wristbands by SEX POT ReVeNGe and Algonquins - $10-$25
SEX POT extends their design chops to produce these cool wristbands in either cloth or studded leather varieties. We have a few of these on our web site - we have more in our store. Alternatively, for a basic punk wristband and the most inexpensive one we carry, check out Algonquins' skull wristbands in either black or white.
Large tote bag by SEX POT ReVeNGe - $15
These popular nylon tote bags are HUGE! You could put your whole life in one of these things. They're also durable and bold in both color and graphics. Available in both red and blue for an unbelievable price. In store only.
Regular t-shirts by SEX POT ReVeNGe and MAXICIMAM - $29-$37
Nobody can have too many t-shirts, and why not give one unique in design? Both SPR and MAXICIMAM make some of the coolest shirts you're likely to see from Japan or anywhere else, and for reasonable prices too. We do sell a lot of these, so not all sizes may always be available.
For any small accessory gift purchased in our store, we are happy to add a small gift box for $1. Most small accessories from Japan do not come in any sort of packaging, so we're responding to your request for a small box for items like rings and earrings.
Remember to read our holiday schedule guide for Christmas shopping info! We hope this series of posts has helped make your holiday shopping a little easier this year.