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Black Tiger Affair: Holiday style

25 November 2012 By Joshua Venecia, Columnist No Comments

The holiday season, the time of the year we buy gifts for the ones we love, is just around the corner. The problem with buying clothes as gifts (or any gifts for that matter) is wondering whether the person will actually like the gift we’re giving.

When it comes to buying clothes, keep it general, nothing too trendy. Don’t buy something you would like, but something that everyone could wear.

Stick to clothes that never go out of fashion. Here are some ideas to help better your odds:

Black Dresses/ Dark Suits

There is a reason why black dresses and suits never go out of style. They are fit for a variety of occasions. A good gift is best when it can be used over and over again. Cheap ones can be found in thrift stores if you’re low on money.


Everybody needs basics, like T-shirts. Something to just throw on when in a hurry, put them on underneath, or to wear them when they are going to bed. Buy multiple basic shirts in a variety of colors so they can be worn with any outfit.

Simple Shoes

Some shoes are extremely expensive. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money, keep the shoes simple. Buy a shoe that can be worn in many ways and in many occasions. The best shoes to buy on a budget are canvas shoes. They come in many colors, have a simple design, and most of all they are cheap. Decent canvas shoes are priced around $20.


It doesn’t matter what wash the jeans are. As long as the jeans fit well, not too skinny or loose, you can’t go wrong. The best pair to buy is dark denim because they can go with just about anything.

No Name Brands

Avoid name brand items because a label carries its own price tag. Labels on clothing are indicators of how much you pay from them. If you are going to buy clothes, it is an easy way to fool people into how much you spent on them. Anything that looks expensive but is actually cheap is always good thing when buying gifts.

When all else fails, buy socks. Actually, never buys socks for someone as a holiday gift. That’s just mean, unless you do dislike that someone. In that case, go ahead.

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