Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas… Scott Style :)

15 Dec

Hello friends,

Wow. My last blog post was back in August! Christmas is here in less than two weeks already… The past few months sure have flown by. Putting lights up on the new mini Christmas tree in my apartment today (or, rather, watching @Shipster84 put them up)  really brought me a rude awakening as I realized that 2011 has almost come to a close. My birthday falls right before the end of the year and, let me just say this again: it is crazy how time just FLIES by. Speaking of which… I hope you have all finished, or are close to finishing, your Christmas shopping… right?


Me neither.

Without further adieu, here are three INTREPID APPROVED creative gift giving ideas for those of you…


for those of us,

who may still have one or two (or several?)  individuals to acquire Christmas presents for this year.



No… I am not suggesting that the perfect Christmas present this year is the new Rihanna album (Although from what I’ve heard, it’s a good’er).

A fun way of spicing up any old gift is by writing something creative to accompany it. I really like to do this with personalized rap verses. Let me demonstrate. Let’s say I was going to give an H&M gift card to my friend Rachelle – I could make the gift opening process about fifty times more fun by accompanying it with a card that reads:

Yo Rachelle, here’s a gift for you,

Go on a shopping trip with me or your boo,

Gonna hit up H&M for some cool new threads,

Leave your wallet at home and save yo breads,

Yes, I said breads, as in plural, listen girl,

This gift card here could change yo world,

Sing along to some T.I. and get whatever you like,

I’m talkin’ buy the whole store, then roll out like a bike,

For real though, girl, I ain’t frontin’ round here

Just wishin’ you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Right??? RIIIIGHT? Ok. Well I’ll tell you right now, if the recipient has any sense of humor they will at least crack a smile. 🙂 I, for one, would LOVE to have festive raps written in my Christmas cards. Just sayin’.

(p.s. Rachelle – I’m not getting you an H&M card for Christmas)



Nothing spreads festive cheer like delightful homemade baking. Who doesn’t love indulging on a treatsie or five after all of that exhausting present unwrapping? Gingerbread cookies are a staple, but if you want to try something new, why not put a fresh twist on an old classic by attempting to make little baby “designer” gingerbread cookies!? Think of the fun the recipient would have eating little Chanel ginger-handbags? I have yet to try this genius idea, but the plan would be to cut out little bag-shaped cookies, score the surface to make it look quilted, and add a little Chanel logo with icing, perhaps some gold sprinkles to suggest a chain…

Too much?

Nay I say! Christmas comes but once a year! Go big or go home my friend.



For those of you feeling especially ambitious, why not PAINT a wonderful portrait for an unsuspecting victim recipient? That way, they will feel obligated to have it hanging up in some central location whenever you are over to visit in the future!

Just kidding. 🙂 Actually, though, by creating an original ONE OF A KIND piece of artwork for someone, you are giving them a little piece of yourself – and there is absolutely NO chance that:

a) they already have it

b) they have received the same thing from someone else

c) it is the wrong size!

So bust out your berets and get painting some intrepid masterpieces! If your artistic abilities lie in the same realm as my own… feel free to lean more towards the “abstract” direction. 🙂


While this post has little to do with fashion, (save for a few scrumptious edible Chanel bags) I felt compelled to post as it has been FAR too long. I shall make sure that our next meeting shall not be so long off. 🙂

Wishing you the best to you and yours over the holidays!

Until next time my faithful intrepids,

xx Scott


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