It can be difficult finding Christmas gift ideas and stocking stuffer ideas for a hipster. There are options on this list to fit any budget and gifts that will make any hipster a very happy camper this holiday season! But, wait, what is a hipster? Urban Dictionary defines hipsters as “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.” If you think you know a hipster, you probably do. Proceed to the list below for appropriate Christmas gift options.
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: LOL Disposable Camera
This 24 exposure disposable camera costs $12 is only available from Urban Outfitters. Each photo taken with this camera will have a different frame imprinted on it including “WTF”, “LOL”, a speech bubble, palm trees, a mustache, a heart, “OMG”, and more. These are a really great Christmas gift because it can be used immediately after being open so make sure if you choose this stocking stuffer, you open the stockings before the other gifts!
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: Astronaut Ice Cream
Astronaut Ice Cream is available from Urban Outfitters for $6 in ice cream sandwich flavor and neopolitan flavor. This is a dehydrated treat that rehydrates in your mouth as you eat it. It makes a great gift because it is yummy, funny, and can be eaten anytime and anywhere.
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: Bacon Band Aids
You can pick up a pack of 15 bacon band aids from Amazon.com for $3.99. They have a few other options as well, but bacon and beef are by far the most amusing. You never know when you might need a band aid and since they are made to look like bacon your friends might even get hurt on purpose just to use them! They even come with a free toy inside which I have heard is a piglet figurine.
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: Crystal Crater Ring
The Crystal Crater Ring is available from Free People for $158. This ring makes a great gift because geode jewelry is one of the huge spring 2011 trends. This particular ring is designed by Dara Ettinger who also has an Etsy store if you want to see her other designs that cost a little bit less.
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: Nylon Magazine Subscription
A 12 month subscription to Nylon Magazine can be purchased from Amazon.com for $9.99. This magazine is packed with some of the most amazing and creative photography of the day. They aren’t afraid to show photos that were taken on film, look grainy, or have light leaks like most of the other mainstream magazines.
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: Moleskine Pocket Notebook
Moleskine notebooks are known for being notebook used by Hemingway, Picasso, and Chatwin. They are widely popular with writers, artists, painters, and any creative person who needs a little notebook to keep in their pocket for sporadic musings. The Moleskine Plain Pocket Notebook is available from Amazon.com for $9.36.
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: Chewed Gum Magnets
You can get a pack of 4 chewed gum magnets from Amazon.com for $3.49. As you might gather from the name, these are magnets that look like chewed gum; you get four different colors in the pack. They look kind of gross and therefore are very funny. Anyone who sees them will think you used chewed up bubble gum to stick photos and important documents to your refrigerator or wherever else you might like to stick these magnets.
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: The Dreamy Diana Lens
We all love the look of photos taken with toy film cameras such as the Holga and Diana+. However, I am sure that I am not the only person who has had their heart broken when they got their film back only to discover that I didn’t take the lens cap off for half of the photos on the roll of film. The Dreamy Diana Lens costs $60 from Photo Jojo and is available for Canon and Nikon SLR cameras. It is a plastic lens that you can attach to your digital SLR camera to replicate the look of a toy camera. Low-fi pictures, instant gratification.
Hipster Stock Stuffers: Russian Nesting Doll Measuring Cups
For the hipster who is proficient in the kitchen, check out Matryohkas Measuring Cups from Cool Stuff Cheap for $12. They stack together just like regular Russian nesting dolls, but also are functional. The package comes with a set of six measuring cups.
Hipster Stocking Stuffers: Sexy Bandz
Silly Bandz are all over the place, Sexy Bandz are the new, adult version. You can purchase Kama Sutra Sexy Bandz from Urban Outfitters for $5. The product description from their website is priceless: “Wear your rubbers. Silicone rubbery bands in kama sutra positions that retain their shape even after being stretched. Talk about flexible.”
Hopefully this list helped you find an excellent stocking stuffer for your favorite hipster. If not, you could always go with the old faithful and choose a gift card for Urban Outfitters, Free People, Singer22, or just a regular old Visa/MasterCard gift card that can be used anywhere if you have no idea what your favorite hipster really wants for Christmas.