Christmas gifts you can need and want

The struggle between need and want when it comes to asking for a gift is real during the holiday season. As my relatives started to ask me what I want for Christmas, I’ve thought about what I’ve asked for before––what really was a “want” and what really was a “need?” I realized I asked solely for plenty of “wants” and solely for plenty of “needs” throughout the years, but this year I thought why can’t I ask for gifts that fulfill both?

Practical Shoes

Steve Madden

I found out the hard way the other day that I needed new black boots when I stepped in a puddle and found my sock to be soaking wet and my toes freezing cold. When I got to class, I looked at my boot and realized there’s a crack in the sole. So, I asked for these: “The Gretta Boot” in black leather by Steve Madden, which I have been eyeing for a while now. It’s a cute, simple, black boot I could wear every day to replace my cracked ones–a want and a need.


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Earlier this semester, I dropped my favorite highlighter and it cracked into many little pieces, making it almost impossible to use. I’m asking for a new highlighter, once again something I use very often, but it’s the specific highlighter that I like.

Warm and Comfortable Clothes

Project Social T

There is no cap to how many sweaters, pairs of sweatpants, and thick, warm leggings you can own, especially with how brutal winter can get here in Oxford. I picked out this pair of cozy sweats that’ll keep me warm and comfortable while in class, studying, or hanging out with friends.