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Appropriate Holiday Gift Ideas for the Single Lady

While some people may see it as a drag, there are plenty of benefits to being single during the holiday season. During this time of the year, there are tons of parties you can attend that you may not have had the opportunity to if you were in a relationship. There’s also not as much stress on you as a single gal during the holidays because you don’t have to shop for your partner and extended family members or stress over where to eat Christmas dinner. 

Not everyone sees the bright side of being fancy free during the holidays, and, tragically, they aren't afraid to let us single ladies know. Not only are single women subjected to even more harassment and ridicule during the holiday season, they’re also given the most obnoxious gifts by those who can’t comprehend how anyone can be both happy and single. Whether it’s a self-help book (desperately) trying to reinforce how great is to be single or the gift of a year-long subscription to Match.com, single women are presented with negative reminders of their relationship status the most during this joyous season. Here is a guide for holiday shopping for that special single girl in your life.

Unless it’s a gym membership or motivational book that was requested in advance, gifts designed for self-improvement don’t really make for the best holiday presents. Not only is it something that could potentially embarrass the recipient, but it’s just in poor taste. The holidays are a time to remind our friends and family just how much they are loved, not cut them down for certain life choices we don’t agree with. Instead, make your single loved one feel glad to be healthy and can afford to enjoy certain comforts of life. Reward her for life achievements with a spa treatment or a nice solo dinner at her favorite restaurant.

No one wants to be reminded of their single status during a time that’s devoted to love and relationships, so holiday gifts that harp on one’s singleness are a no-no. While your intentions may be in a good place, they may not get a good response. Avoid gifts that over-do it with the positive reinforcements of being single. Instead of book that’s an obvious how-to guide on living life happy and single, give your single gal something useful to a woman on her own: a cup-on-request coffee maker, a gift card for an adventure like race-car driving or SCUBA diving, or maybe even a special toy. Having a vibrator has become an essential item (whether they're single or not) and with that increase in popularity comes more variety in design and options, making it easier to make this somewhat-personal gift even more better-suited for the single lady on your shopping list.

Unless she has an affinity for cooking and baking, do not get her tools for the kitchen or any other products that suggest she needs to be more domestic. Stereotypical single girl gifts like a pink toolkit are definitely not acceptable. However, a stylish tablet case or personalized flask would be greatly appreciated by any single lass. Basically, you want to find fun presents that celebrate her individuality, spirit, and overall awesomeness.


This is a guest post by Mia Sharp, who is a happily single blogger living in New York City. 


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