Whether or not your loved one admits to it, if they have an impressive collection of thick-rimmed eyeglasses, know what chukka boots are, confidently rock a man bun or put kale on their weekly grocery list, they might just be a hipster.
Being that hipsters can stray from the mainstream, picking out gifts for them can be a pain. They might not be impressed with the deals you scored on Black Friday and might prefer a gift that everyone doesn’t already have or want. So what do you get for the hipster who’s too cool for a Fitbit?
Check out these gift ideas for the eight types of hipsters on your holiday shopping list!
For the Classic Hipster
Classic hipsters are perhaps the most recognizable and loved of all the hipsters. They’re the ones in the flannel shirts and rolled jeans, sipping on carefully crafted coffees while riding down the street on their fixies, listening on their iPhones to some obscure band you’ve probably never heard of.
They’ve been around for a while and probably aren’t leaving anytime soon.
What’s one thing the classic hipster needs this year for Christmas? A record player. They’ll probably have it displayed proudly in a common area of their home, so make sure it has some visual interest, like this one from Crosley!
Every classic hipster needs a V-neck to go under their flannel! Hipster brand American Apparel has the self-professed “softest, smoothest, best-looking V-neck t-shirt available anywhere” in a wide array of colors!
For the DIY Hipster
The DIY hipster is the one who attempts everything on their own, from woodworking and screen-printing to pickling and canning. They wouldn’t dare buy bitters for their craft cocktails pre-made! Give them this bitters-making kit so they can wow friends with their quality drinks at dinner parties.
Every DIY hipster needs a tape dispenser for their favorite washi tape! This one from Maigocute on Etsy is perfect because it’s a cute wooden cat – what’s more hipster than a cat?
For the Ironic Hipster
These shirts from Rad’s Fly Art collection are perfect for the ironic hipster on your list. They showcase classic paintings with popular lyrics from modern songs, and are a great addition to any wardrobe!
You can never have too many pairs of socks. That’s probably what makes socks such an easy holiday gift. Why not have fun with them?
Your ironic hipster will love these quirky holiday socks, and they’ll probably wear them year round, so don’t be surprised when you see these pugs before next year’s holiday season.
For the Natural Hipster
Natural hipsters are those who are mindful of what they put into their bodies and how they affect the environment. They stay away from anything synthetic or manufactured, which is why essential oils are a great holiday gift for them!
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for emotional, physical and cosmetic needs. They’re completely natural and are extracted through steam distillation or cold pressing.
Young Living has a set called Everyday Oils that includes five oils and five blends that can be used for various issues like headaches, nausea and stress. It’s a great beginner kit.
According to some Native American traditions, hanging a dream catcher near your bed catches both good and bad dreams as they breeze by. Good dreams float through the outer holes and slide down the feathers to your bed, but bad dreams get tangled in the dream catcher.
Whether or not your hipster is using these to catch bad dreams, they’ll look awesome in their Instagram photos!
For the Techy Hipster
Techy hipsters want the latest gadgets, and what’s better than a gadget for their most-used gadget?
This micro pocket projector can hook up to their smartphone and other devices and display their photos and videos on the wall! It’s small enough to fit in a pocket or purse so they can take it anywhere.
It’s a pain to head out the door and realize that your phone is going to die. But never again! You can wear your phone charger on your wrist now. And even though your loved one may be a techie – they’re still a hipster, so the bracelet needs to be stylish.
Try something like this edgy black and gold one from Rebecca Minkoff.
For the Coffee Shop Hipster
This is a gift for those who spend their days in a local coffee shop, scoffing at chain coffee. For the ones who enjoy their freshly roasted, organic brews black and look down on those who dare add cream or sugar, this is sure to please the coffee shop hipster.
They’re a sophisticated breed, so the sleek design of the Chemex is perfectly suited to sit on their shelf. It’s a statement piece as much as it is anything else. The Chemex pour-over is designed to cover the coffee and refrigerate it for later use, and not lose any of the flavors. Plus, it’s rumored that pour-over is the best way to brew.
What’s the perfect small gift for a hipster with a coffee habit? This wood coffee scoop and clip from Rare Device. Help them portion their coffee just right and keep it fresher longer, all with one tool.
For the Adventure-Seeking Hipster
If your loved one has ever hashtagged #NeverStopExploring or #FindItLiveIt, there’s a good chance they’re an adventure-seeking hipster.
They love exploring, traveling and being in the great outdoors.
Help them enjoy their explorations even more with this stylish Herschel Supply Co. backpack. Whether they’re hiking, traveling or just biking around town, they’ll look good doing it.
Enamel mugs are perfect for the adventure-seeking hipster. If they’ll be traveling or camping often, these make good packing cups because they’re durable and won’t break in their backpack. This one from Urban Outfitters is rustic, trendy and functional all at once.
For the Vintage-Loving Hipster
If the hipster in your life has a vintage flair, then this Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera is the perfect Christmas gift. It works similarly to a Polaroid camera, in that it’ll instantly print pictures for you. Plus, it has the look of older classic cameras that will be sure to delight your vintage-loving hipster.
Classic games like backgammon are making a comeback, and they’re a great gift for a vintage-loving hipster this holiday season. This one from ModCloth is particularly interesting with its midcentury color scheme.
Whether your hipster is a DIYer, a vintage lover, or something in between, they’re sure to love these gifts this holiday season. Have more gift ideas? Share them in the comment section!
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