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Holiday Gift Guide 2018

When it comes to Holiday gift giving, we are more than sympathetic to the notion that it’s the thought that counts. No one wants to have some hitherto unreformed Scrooge’s unappreciative sneer as the end result of his or her efforts. That being said, if you are going to take the time and the thought, not to mention the cash, to buy someone a gift, you might as well make it a good one. It’s the thought that counts should be the minimum return on your gift giving labors; something along the lines of no way, where did you even get this or this is awesome would be better. ‘

Maybe you’ve been tasked with buying for someone who is into the sneakers that the young people like, and you don’t even know where to begin. Maybe you’re familiar with the territory, but you’ve got different tastes than the person you’re giving a gift to. In any case, the Bodega 2018 Holiday Gift Buying Guide is here to, as you may have guessed from the name, guide your way, in the manner of a certain luminescent reindeer.

By the time you’re finished, the only concern will be that your gift is a little too good, and you’ll have to live up to it from now on. But that’s a problem for next year’s version of you.

Despite what shopworn television advertising tropes would lead you to believe, there are plenty of gift options for men that are not trucks, neckties or power tools.

We are reasonably certain that you aren’t romantically or even socially linked to Mariah Carey in any way, so if you’re spending the Holidays with a lady in your life, you better show up with a something more than just you.

Forget everything you thought you knew about getting socks for Christmas, because our selection of practical accessories has a bit more to offer than your standard 12 pack of athletic striped white tube socks.

At the risk of sounding like a public service announcement, books are the gifts that keep on giving. (You know, because you keep learning new things from them.)

How to be forgiven for making a twenty-year-old “all about the Benjamins” reference: piggyback it onto one of these."

Back in the “good old days,” $200 was about three Super Nintendo cartridges, if you were lucky. Hopefully you finished Donkey Kong Country in, like, 1996, and need to find something else to do with your two hundred bucks now.

Once you get into high rolling territory, it’s possible to drop the price of an item into conversation. You know who did that all the time? Ric Flair. Giving the gift of being like Ric Flair; try topping that.

You can’t go wrong with a gift card. It splits the difference between not knowing what specific item to get a person and knowing what store they like perfectly.

Matt Zaremba

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