Gifts for Hipsters
Gift ideas for the Hipsters
Finding Gifts for Hipsters really shouldn't be that challenging. But, first we need to totally understand what a Hipster is. Not exactly sure myself I decided to scour the internet, talk to all my friends, my kids friends, and quite frankly to anyone who would listen to find out just what a Hipster is. Here are some of the facts I knew as I began my quest. Hipsters generally appreciate the more simple things in life. They definitely oppose anything mainstream or trendy, (don't even mention these words around a hipster, it will only send them into a rant). The trend or style of a hipster seems to generated from previous era's fashion faux pas, and contorting them into a jumbled mess.
Think of these words when you think hipster: retro, vintage, bohemian, underground, and alternative. Now try to Picture this... Thick black rimmed glasses, super skinny jeans almost cutting off the circulation in their calves, a fedora, cotton scarf wrapped around their neck, no matter how hot it is outside, an ugly blouse with a pattern from the 70's, a pair of good ole' chucks, complete with an Apple product in hand and you have yourself a Hipster.
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Ray-Bans to a Hipster - is Like a Dog to a Bone
What is a Hipster? - Will the REAL Hipster Please Stand Up
I'm not sure anyone actually knows what a hipster really is. During my quest to find this information, I have NOT run into one person who claims to be a Hipster. If anything they tend to deny the fact, even though they share some of the typical styles and attributes. Some of these people even seemed a bit offended by my question. YIKES! Why is this so difficult, and why doesn't anyone want to admit that they are a Hipster? I immediately turned to Urban Dictionary for some help, figuring they ought to know.
Official Quote from Urban Dictionary
"Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20's and 30's that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter."
Well, that doesn't sound so bad. I imagine this:
"A stubbly faced guy wearing my grandfathers sweater with skinny jeans, vans and one of those Elmer Fudd style hats discussing the events of an upcoming Weezer concert, complete with Starbucks in hand."
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Hipster Christmas Gifts
Wolf Full Hood by SpiritHoods
Join the tribe and wear a SpiritHood. Unique designs and Styles make great Hipster Gifts, available in a multitude of different color and critters. These hoods are furrilicous.
Each design is based on an animal and each animal's attributes transcend upon the wearer. Those with a Wolf spirit are fiercely loyal creatures. The wolf is a social animal and lives in packs. Find the one which best defines you.
SpiritHoods are made in Los Angeles. The Scarf length is 25 inches and cap size is 18 inches, one size fits all. The fur is 100% Acrylic and the lining is 50% Linen and 50% Rayon. Washing instructions are Hand Wash or Dry clean and Air Dry. Unisex
USB Typewriter Demo - You have got to see this
The Jacquard Porkpie is a new Kangol Trilby. The Porkpie with its stingy upturned brim and jacquard construction contribute to making it an instant summer classic.
Who doesn't love a PorkPie Hat!
This Kangol Straw Jacquard Porkpie is a great lightweight hat which is great for warmer climates - The Jazzy 60's style PorkPie is ultra cool and is woven from a pattern of colored straws to create a unique geometric pattern. The Kangol PorkPie is a real Classic look.
Beanies are Hipster
Here is a selection of Beanies which is sure to make your hipster smile. Beanies come in many styles such as Slouchy, Skull, Aviator and Novelty. Slouchy Styles are definitely the more laid back type but the Novelty ones are so darn cute.
It's all really pretty simple
The Hipsters are here to stay.A true Hipster would never admit to even being Hipster. The term Hipster has been placed on this group by our society and even dates back to the 20's. These people are not afraid to do what they want, wear what they want and just be who they want. They really do not care what others think!!!
They don't seem to be all that bad to me. Did I mention, they LOVE cats!
Gifts for Hipster Girls
Vera Bradley Hipster in Baroque.
A classic shape to carry cross body and rest at your hip. Vintage inspired look with layers of quilting and very lightweight. Fully Adjustable shoulder strap and pockets inside and out make this bag extremely functional and fun. The slim silhouette hangs close to your body for a comfortable fit.
Hipster Gifts for Men
Black Polyurethane Watch adds style to your everyday look. The square rich black face holds Nooka's patented circular dot and row system for noting the time.
Sleek black on the soft polyurethane band brings the case and band together seamlessly. A fold-over clasp with hidden double push-button safety will keep this stylish timepiece in place during work or play. This Artsy watch has Japanese quartz movement and is water resistant to 30 meters. Hipsters, stargazers or rocket-building engineers will appreciate the kooky timekeeping style of the Nooka Zub Zirc 20 Watch. This digital watch is handless and uses 12 dots and each fills in as the hour ticks away.
Set the alarm mode to wake up early and switch to the chronograph (stopwatch) to time your morning beach run. Not only do you have the time, you also have a fashionably hip wrist watch that doesn't fall into a specific lifestyle.
Why carry your small ipod around when you can be lugging this huge boombox.
Hipster Baby Gifts
For the Little Hipster
Hipster Zooni Baby Hat
A cute hat for that little Hipster baby boy or girl by Zooni. This designer baby cap is hand-made and perfect for keeping little Hipster's ears nice and warm. This sweet little hat is fleece lined for extra warmth. The black and white squiggly strands will blend with just about anything, so should match any outfit or outerwear.
Fun Hipster Gifts
Shopping for a Hipster is so much fun. Here a a few more ideas for that Hipster Guy or Gal on your list. I am personally in love with the Owl Corkscrew, it's soooo adorbs.
Hipsters are People too
I really don't get all the jokes made about Hipsters. Not that I have ever met one, since no one will fess up to being one. But, all in all I feel that Hipsters are alright in my book.
How to dress like a Hipster
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Are you a Hipster?
Now that you have seen the video, where do you stand with your fashion sense. Do you sport any of those "hipster" looks?
So how many of these items do you own?
Shopping for a college hipster? Consider some Cool Dorm Stuff. Cool Posters, Weird Seating, Funny Desk Accessories, Fun Lighting and so much more!
Decade Confused Devices
ipad and iphone Cases
Finally!!! A gadget for those who refuse to grow up!
A protective case for your ipad, also available for your iphone with a retro edge. You will definitely make some heads turn with this blast from the past. The headcase etch-a-sketch case is well made and really does make people look twice when they see you using it. Simple, 2-piece, clip together hard case make it look like a toy but does not obscure any features from normal use.
+ well made
+ easy to open with a quarter
+ lots of fun
+ can leave pad in car and no-one bothers to steal it
+ did I mention fun ?
+ +10 geek points
- like so many cases, not compatible with the ipad dock
- Can't keep the kids away from it now.
Headcase Etch A Sketch Hard Case for iPadIf you want to feel like a kid again, if only for a minute or two, outfit your iPad in this nostalgic case. Up the ante by purchasing the app, too. Why not have some fun with your iPad?
Skins for Ipad, Iphone, MacBooks etc. - Stand out and be Original with these COOL Skins
Awesome Skins with stunning, high-resolution graphics. Low Profile Protection with no bulk, provides basic scratch protection, and can style devices in ways that no cases can achieve. The adhesive allows for fast, easy and accurate application, and goo-free removal.
Go to iStyles to learn more and find a unique and original skin for your device.
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Please let me know if I missed anything. By now, you should have some great Hipster Gift Ideas. Thanks so much for visiting. I hope you enjoyed reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it. Have a great Day!