What a girl wants: A girl’s wish list for the holidays
Not the fat wooly kind Aunt Ethel knits. Fashion scarves in leopard print, plaid, stripe, paisley patterns or plain solids in fringe, ruffle, infinity, pucker, crinkle, metallic knit or circle styles.
Nail decals & appliques
Do you know how many Instagram photos are tagged #nailart? That's why these shortcut methods are fail-safe gifts and fun to experiment with.
A perennial favorite among tweens/teens, this year's big style is the Bailey Button, but you can't go wrong with the classic short boot.
At the top of the wish list for most-wanted and most expensive, the Nexus 7 starts at $199 and the iPad mini at $329. A splurge, but worth it for the look on her face.
She'll text regardless of temperature. So gloves with a fold-back thumb and forefinger, or embedded fibers or special surfaces on the finger caps, are a practical gift.
Every generation has its beloved British boy band, and we have Simon Cowell to thank for bringing together Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry. Fans are "Directioners" and, as one 13-year-old posted, "These boys are MY LIFE RIGHT NOW." From posters, dolls, t-shirts and hoodies to sleep shirts, if it's 1D it's hot.
With its folded toe, light sole and distinctive triangle, it's a style some have called ugly and frumpy. But they've become this year's "it" shoe, maybe because Toms donates a pair of shoes to a child in need for every pair purchased.
Retro phone handset
It's big, it's clunky, and that's the appeal. Bright colors and that classic coiled cord, all with a jack that plugs into a mobile device. If you think it's too fun, rationalize that it also keeps harmful radiation at arm's length -- and it's easier to balance on a shoulder.
Yes, they're selling them this way in coordinating colors and patterns to mix and match. No, that doesn't mean those lonely singles in your sock drawer are in style.
3-disc deluxe edition This version has 45 minutes of unreleased footage on the tributes: video diaries, behind-the-scenes stories, personal photos. Just the Peeta/Josh Hutcherson content alone is worth it.