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Gifts for Hipsters

Updated on November 22, 2014

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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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.

Hipsters

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!

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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

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Nooka Zub Nooka Unisex Polyurethane Watch

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.

Old School Style High Performance Portable Music System with Ipod Slot
Old School Style High Performance Portable Music System with Ipod Slot

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

title="How to dress like a Hipster">Video Courtesy of Howcast

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?

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College Hipsters

Shopping for a college hipster? Consider some Cool Dorm Stuff. Cool Posters, Weird Seating, Funny Desk Accessories, Fun Lighting and so much more!

Etch a Sketch Hardcase for ipad
Etch a Sketch Hardcase for ipad

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.

Pros

+ 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

Cons

- 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

Crime Scene Revisited Apple iPad Skin
Crime Scene Revisited Apple iPad Skin

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!

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      meggingmad 3 years ago

      Very cool lens!

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      I have one of the old black typewriters and I love to open the wood case it is in every now and then just to give it a little sniff. It smells so nice. When I saw your opening photo I almost cracked up. Love it!

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      securitygem 3 years ago

      I like the typewrite idea. I purchased an old typewrite ribbon tin for my cousin last year...poor mans version of your gift!

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @squidoopets: Thanks and you too! :)

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Happy New Year and may 2013 be your best year ever!! Much love to you and yours!! :D

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      Fox Music 4 years ago

      Great Lens Idea !! Gifts for Hipsters

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @AstroGremlin: I have this mental image of that right now. LOL

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      AstroGremlin 4 years ago

      The Etch-a-Sketch candidate showed us the value of a simple shake to change everything. Gotta go, I'm hooking up a Victrola to my ear buds.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @anonymous: Thanks so much for visiting!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great lens.

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      karen-stephens 4 years ago

      Angel Blessings.. xxo

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      Linda Jo Martin 4 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I learned a lot about hipsters! Maybe they are children of hippies. I'll have to ask my son if he considers himself a hipster.

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      Clairissa 4 years ago from OREFIELD, PA

      @thegrayrabbit: Excellent point! Must be the excessive Starbucks... keeps their energy levels up. LOL

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      thegrayrabbit 4 years ago

      Awesome lens, but why is it that hipsters are always skinny? I have yet to see an overweight hipster. Not good or bad but just an observation worth throwing out there.

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      johnsja 4 years ago

      Clever lens idea! Thanks for sharing.

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      RichLeighHD 4 years ago

      Love some of the stuff you've got on here! Great lens.

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      I go uber-casual sometimes. The fashion industry can't rely on me, that's for sure.

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      Robert Zimmerman 5 years ago from SE Florida, USA

      I go uber-casual sometimes. The fashion industry can't rely on me, that's for sure.

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      Ninche 5 years ago

      I'm not really a hipster but l like unicorn print on my shirt...:D great lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love the gifts for hipsters! :)

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      Tom Maybrier 5 years ago

      This was pretty spot on.

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      Svdharma LM 5 years ago

      Ever go Hipster Hunting at the mall? You get points for spotting hipsters and their accessories.

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      earthybirthymum 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Awesome Lense!

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      MillBucks 5 years ago

      Very entertaining lens, the typewriter video is awesome! Oh, the memories as I hear the ring of the return on my long lost typewriter! Nice hipster gifts featured, enjoyed my visit here, thanks.

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      dessertlover 5 years ago

      Cute lens! I'm all for vintage items, but i wouldn't classify myself as a hipster.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Cute! I loved it.

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      I enjoyed the typewriter video. Brought back memories - I actually paid my way through university by typing other students' essays for them. Can't do that anymore, can you!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very good gifts for those who like things a little less mainstream.

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      The term "hipster" actually began with the "Dada Movement" in the early 1900s (around 1920s to 1930s in the US, earlier in Europe). It was them picked up by the "Beat Generation" (1940's to 1950s) later to change to the "Beatniks". In the 1960s the ghetto players mostly black population picked it up. Wasn't used much by the hippies in the 60's. You can take it from there. I believe it is a term that will remain with us regardless of the generation. It is a term usually used by the uncool about the cool. There you have it. Your trivia history for the day from an old fart that remembers. Fun lens. Enjoyed my visit.

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      Cynthia Davis 5 years ago from Pittsburgh

      Cool gifts for the hipster!