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12 Days of #Christmas: ON THE 1st DAY: FOR THE STYLISHLY OUTDOORSY IN THE SNOW

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Merry Christmas Eve! We conclude our “12 Days of Christmas” series with these last-minute gift ideas/product suggestions for this time of year:

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We like the idea of nature. We like the idea of looking stylish in nature. On Instagram photographs, that is. Let’s be honest, frolicking outdoors in Christmastime temperatures sucks, but if you have to catch a case of wanderlust even when the weather outside is frightful, keep these fashion-forward, adventure-friendly accessories in mind:

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We like the idea of looking stylish in nature. On Instagram photographs, that is.

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1. Sport Action Camera by Elecwave (red option here), $99.99, $59.99

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Multi-functional Camera: Mini size, can work as a selfie camera, sport camera, DV recorder or vehicle travelling data recorder, suitable for indoor and outdoor use

  • APP Remote Control: Download APP to your mobile device(iOS or Android OS), then connect them via built-in WiFi. Easily take photos/record videos in 720p, save and share
  • 2H Constant Working: Build with 600mAh rechargeable battery, it supports continuous 2 hours operation per full charge
  • 3 Mounting Ways: Designed with a reusable sticker, magnet and standard thread, you can freely mount the camera for convenient use

2. Phone-Holder Leggings Fierce Capris by Senita Athletics, $35

These sleek compression capris have a low-profile mesh detail that enhance breathability and modern style.

Fit and Product Details

  • 2 side mesh pockets; fits most phones perfectly (iPhone 5, 6, 6+, Galaxy S7)
  • Hidden key pocket on waistband
  • Breathable crotch gusset
  • Tagless

3. Rebecca Minkoff Cable Knit Tech Beanie, $72

rebecca-minkoff-headphones-beanieWired with headphones so you can stay connected and cozy, Rebecca Minkoff’s luxe tech beanie features a chunky cable knit topped with a plush rabbit fur pom-pom.

Chunky cable knit with fold-over brim, rabbit fur pom-pom on top

  • Wired with headphones at sides
  • Knit: acrylic/wool/nylon; trim: genuine natural rabbit fur imported from China

4. Merrell Overlook 6+ Ice+ Waterproof Boots – Men’s, $140

Winter doesn’t stand a chance in Merrell Overlook 6 Ice+ boots. You’ll be warm and on your feet all winter long with waterproof shells, Thinsulate™ insulation and Vibram® Arctic Grip soles.

Leather uppers with thermoplastic urethane waterproof shells; traditional lace closures

  • Conductor™ fleece lining adds warmth; M Select™ Warm lightweight, low-bulk 200g insulation keeps you comfortable
  • Molded nylon arch shank stabilizes your feet; Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability
  • Bellows tongue keeps debris out; single-density removable footbed
  • Vibram Arctic Grip™ outsole with 4.5mm lugs provides unparalleled traction on ice, even in the most extreme winter conditions

5. Fitbit Alta Fitness Wristband, $129.95, $119.95

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Let motivation be your best accessory. The Fitbit Alta fitness wristband automatically alerts you to get moving after periods of inactivity, but just having it on your wrist is motivation enough to move. Using Bluetooth technology, the Alta connects to your device to track tons of activities and stats right through the Fitbit app.

Its slim design and display make it comfortable and easy to wear, but it still has the ability to show steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes, along with text, call, and calendar alerts.

in Plum, Blue, Black and Teal:

Includes Alta fitness wristband and charging cable

  • Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes
  • SmartTrack: automatically recognizes activities and records stats in Fitbit app
  • Auto sleep tracking with silent alarms
  • Get moving reminders
  • Wireless sync
  • Smart Notifications: see call, text, and calendar alerts
  • Music control
  • Water-resistant
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Measures approximately 7-3/4″ x 3-5/8″ x 7/8″

6. W HH WARM FREEZE 1/2 ZIP, $95

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This top-selling long sleeve technical base layer top boasts not just sleek sporty style, but also outstanding insulation and moisture management technology in one package.

The best wool baselayer on the market. Combining the unique Lifa® fiber technology next to skin to keep you dry, with a premium Merino wool exterior with superior insulating and wicking properties.

7. Forsake Patch Women’s Boots, $149.95

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Moisture-wicking mesh lining, waterproof/breathable membrane, taped seams and an antimicrobial finish help keep your feet dry and fresh

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  • Gusseted tongues
  • Open-cell polyurethane footbeds; compression EVA midsoles; composite shanks
  • Peak-to-Pavement outsoles
  • Alternate laces included

8. Smith I/O7 ChromaPop Goggles with Bonus lens, $230

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Optimized performance and fit for skiing or snowboarding

  • ChromaPop tech increases contrast and makes colors pop
  • TLT lens tech for crystal clear vision
  • Single-pivot quick release lens change system
  • 5X anti-fog inner lens and AirEvac venting
  • Three-layer DriWix face foam wicks sweat
  • Porex filter prevents optical distortion
  • Adjustable strap is helmet-compatible

9. Fjallraven Women’s Pak Down Vest, $250

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Cozy and packs down small enough to be a mid-layer, the Fjallraven® Pak Down Vest is also stylish enough with its slim fit to be worn as a top layer for nights out on the town in the cold.

  • Insulated with a super cozy combination of 700-fill down and synthetic Supreme Microloft.
  • The shell is weather resistant with reinforcements at the hem, on the pocket openings and inside the front opening for extra durability where it is most needed.
  • This versatile layer is packable and perfect for traveling, especially when you find yourself in quick-changing weather conditions.
  • Two-way front zip closure.
  • Zippered hand-warmer pockets.
  • Regular fit with a high collar.
  • Fabric 1: 100% polyamide
  • Fabric 2: 100% polyester
  • Insulation 1: 700-fill 95% goose down, 5% feather
  • Insulation 2: 100% polyester Supreme Microloft.

10. GoPro HERO5 Black, $399

#1 Seller on B&H! Its waterproof and self-adhesive features make it perfect for snow-bunny adventurers 😉

  • Supports 4K30, 2.7K60, 1080p120 Video
  • Capture 12MP Photos at 30fps
  • Ultra Wide Angle Glass Lens
  • Waterproof to 33′
  • Voice Control
  • Rear Touchscreen
  • Wi-Fi for Remote Monitoring and Control
  • Interval Capture for Time Lapse
  • Linear Video Mode Corrects Distortion
  • Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts Included

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 5th DAY: Top 5 #TheWalkingDead Gifts

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It’s Christmas, CORRRAAAAL! Eat the goddamn pudding!

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1. The Walking Dead Lucille Bat Matte Gold Pendant

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Pretty and fatal… that’s how all women like our jewelry. Nothing screams the two more than a pendant of a baseball bat wrapped in barbed wire.

2. The Walking Dead Negan Lucille Crossed Bats Adult T-Shirtwadchat07_grande.jpg

LADIES, wear a choker and a delicate, medium-length chain necklace with this shirt. It’s called murder-chic.

3. The Walking Dead Charm Wrap Gold Bracelet

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It’s all in the details. Of all the ShoptheWalkingDead.com products we’ve seen Chris Hardwick hawking on Talking Dead, he’s never highlighted this exquisitely charming (haha) beaut. The perennially trendy juxtaposition of black-and-gold offsets each dangling relic from a plotline on the show: the handcuffs Rick used on poor Merle, black and gold skulls, the wings on Daryl’s iconic vest, and Daryl’s crossbow… Basically, the Dixon brothers make for great accessory fodder.

4. 6 POP! Daryls >>> 1 Real Daryl (not really, though)

Every fangirl knows that, like Pokémon, YOU GOTTA CATCH THEM ALL! Except two are unfortunately sold out for the indefinite future (we’re sure you can find them on EBay and/or Amazon, however).

It is a testament to Daryl Dixon’s/Norman Reedus’ fandom that Funko POP! made 4 more vinyl action figures of him than they did of Rick Grimes… literally one for each season.

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Our personal fave… for any Secret Santas out there.

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The Dixon brothers make for great accessory fodder.

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Click to see each Daryl up close:

5. The Walking Dead Michonne Hand Forged Replica Sword with Wall Mount

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For the ultimate bad-ass chick who also happens to love elegant, and deadly, home décor, place this high-carbon steel replica of Michonne’s katana (with an aluminum handle wrapped in leather and real ray skin) on its own wall mount in your living room. Or bedroom, if you’re into that kinda thing.

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 8th AND 7th DAYS: FOR THE GEEKY HOTTIE WITH A BODY

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Today’s Christmas gift idea is for both the discerning geek-centric gentleman and lady:

  • Fellas, if a woman in your life loves the genre of the superhero (or supernatural) but wants to show her enthusiasm with something a little less lace-and-leather (read: cosplay), lavish her with the following finely curated selections from our go-to Geekdom fashion retailer: Superhero Den (not sponsored!).
  • Or… if you are a man saddled with the responsibility of getting your woman pumped about all things fandom, these gifts are your holy gateway.
  • Ladies, pair these form-flattering, comic book/sci-fi-based threads with studded bangles, ring stacks and, of course, chokers.

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Our Favorite Suicide Squad Harley Quinn T-Shirts:

(L) Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Daddy’s Little Monster Women’s Sublimated Shirt; (R) Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Bright Pink T-Shirt

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Captain America Women’s Pink Underwear Set

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Batman Over The Knee High Women’s Costume Socks

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Big Bang Theory Bazinga Red Juniors Graphic T Shirt

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Wonder Woman Comic Chain Triangle Bikini

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(Editor’s Note: This one is our favorite. Wait, no, the Batman stockings are… wait, no, they all are.)

Wonder Woman Cite Chibi Pink Juniors Tank Top

Other Wonder Woman-themed tops we love:

(from top L to R to bottom) Wonder Woman Black Women’s Hooded Tank Top; DC Comics Wonder Woman Black Women’s #Lifts Racerback Tank Top; Wonder Women Comic Logo White Womens Tank Top; Women’s Wonder Woman Gold Rhinestones Logo T-Shirt

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If you are a man saddled with the responsibility of getting your woman pumped about all things fandom, these gifts are your holy gateway.

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Batman Face Comic Trifold Wallet

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Suicide Squad Harley Quinn Women’s Booty Shorts

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Spider-Man Spider Gwen Shirts:

(L) Spider-Man Spider Gwen Juniors Pink Michael Co T-Shirt; (R) Spider Gwen Juniors Black Logo T-Shirt

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(Varsity is so in right now. This is our favorite. No, wait…)

Batman Juniors Black Varsity V-Neck T-Shirt

PANTIES PALOOZA:

(L) Batman Silver Women’s Repeat Logo Underwear; (R) Captain America Blue Women’s Repeat Logo Underwear

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Spider-Man Classic Logo Juniors T-Shirt – Red

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Mortal Kombat X Dragon Logo Black Juniors Tank Top

Our Favorite Batman Tank Tops:

(L) Batman Comic Purple Logo Women’s Tank; (R) Batman Women’s Hooded Tank Top

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Justice League Heroines We Got This Black Juniors Tank Top

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12 Days of Christmas: ON THE 9th DAY: MAKE IT SNAPPY!

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IT’S NOT A DRILL ANYMORE: We are heading into the last shopping weekend before Christmas presents are due.

Time for serious suggestions:

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Apropos of Lil Gripes, we love anything that combines the feminine with the masculine, the technical with the artistic, and the cutesy with the gadget-y:

IMPOSSIBLE PROJECT

Polaroid 600 Instant Camera

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Nordstrom’s Product Detail:

Perfect for beginners, this iconic Polaroid 600 camera—complete with a built-in automatic flash and a fixed-focus lens—is a simple point-and-shoot that’s fun, quick and easy to use. Designed to work both indoors and out, it features a flash override capability and an exposure correction slider on the front. Refurbished at the Impossible Project’s workshops in the Netherlands or in Brooklyn, New York, it also comes fitted with a new Impossible frog tongue to protect your photos as they come out of the camera.

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HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HIM AND HER: day 6 – “For the Reader” edition

DAY 6 of Holiday Gift Ideas For Him and Her brings you stacks on stacks of reading porn for those in your life who haven’t completely succumbed to the culture of 140 characters or less.

Books are still a safe under-the-tree bet, even for members of Generation ADD. There is a subject for everyone and for every subject, there is aplenty attention-holding quality literature.

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Look, I’m a Millennial who owns (and reads) books!

IN ORDER FROM A-Z by GENRE:

  • Biography
  • Business
  • History
  • Literature/Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Self-Help

BIOGRAPHY

Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush, by Jon Meacham ($17.99-$37.93)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

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“Pulitzer Prize-winner Meacham paints a well-rounded portrait of our 41st president in this even-handed, meticulously researched biography.”

–BarnesandNoble.com

Why Not Me?, by Mindy Kaling ($9.31-$20.48)

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Mindy Kaling, of “The Office” and “The Mindy Project,” (also author of the much-beloved New York Times bestseller Why Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?) has consistently delighted us over and over again as a quirky Hollywood comedienne who somehow still relates to the Everywoman. In Why Not Me?, she continues to recount tales of being a Hollywood misfit at times, workplace romances gone crazy, and general anxieties over womanhood in a way as droll as it is personal and relatable.

Sinatra: The Chairman, by James Kaplan ($15.99-$21.45)

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THE perfect holiday gift to commemorate the Chairman’s centennial.

BUSINESS

Good Profit: How Creating Value for Others Built One of the World’s Most Successful Companies, by Charles G. Koch ($13.99-$28.33)

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The inspirational and motivating story of one of the most successful companies in the world, Koch Industries, as told by Charles G. Koch himself.

HISTORY

Alexander Hamilton, by Ron Chernow ($13.38-$15.99)

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Pulitzer-winning writer Ron Chernow tells a galvanizing and scandalous biography of one Founding Father–the famous Federalist from the $10 bill who–fun fact–could never become President because he was born in the Virgin Islands. (My U.S. History teacher is beaming from wherever at me right now).

Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates ($11.99-$14.40)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER

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You heard Toni Morrison. Required reading.

LITERATURE/FICTION

 The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah ($9.99-$16.13)

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Arguably book of the year for 2015.

For Fictional Horror:

The Bazaar of Bad Dreams: Stories, by Stephen King ($14.99-$16.18)

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For Fictional Romance:

See Me, by Nicholas Sparks ($12.99-$14.56)

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POETRY

Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur ($8.49-$12.34)

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An Introduction to Poetry (13th Edition), by X. J. Kennedy & Dana Gioia ($61.93-$91.26)

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SCI-FI & FANTASY

George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones 5-Book Boxed Set (Song of Ice and Fire series): A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons

($29.73-$34.99)

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Because duh. Is there anything else genre-wise?

The Man in the High Castle, by Philip K. Dick ($8.73-$9.99)

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WINNER OF THE HUGO AWARD

Now an Amazon original series, this poignant alternate-history work portrays America in 1962. The bleak overview?

“Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan.”

 The Martian, by Andy Weir ($8.99-$16.79)

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Yes, it’s that Matt Damon movie. Highly well-reviewed  and entertaining book, too, though.

 SELF-HELP

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person, by Shonda Rhimes ($12.99-$14.83)

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2015’s The Secret. Basically. Can’t go wrong when you go Shonda.

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