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Love in an X’Mas stocking

entertainment Updated: Dec 24, 2011 01:16 IST
Surabhi Chauhan
Surabhi Chauhan
Hindustan Times
Christmas

Traditionally, Christmas stocking ritual is when a red sock or sock-shaped bag is hung on Christmas eve so that Santa Claus can fill it with toys, candy, fruit, or other small gifts.



To add a quirky twist to the folklore, we suggest you play Santa and put gifts for your beloved in a stocking. We scoured the markets to get you some of the hottest items of the season that will also fit into a stocking. So, add a whiff of romance to this Christmas!



GIFTS FOR HER
Naughty/Nice


This silk slip will give a luxurious feel to to your beloved. The slip can be worn under the evening dresses for the Christmas and New Year’s parties that you plan to take her to.


christmas Price:

Rs 3299


Available at:

Marks & Spencer, Khel Gaon Marg, Ansal Plaza



Bauble magic


These enamel beaded bracelets with festive colours are bound to add some Christmas cheer to your romance.


Price:

Rs 900 each;


Available at:

SWA bracelets at

www.shopo.in



Click worthy


This Nikon Coolpix S4150 camera is not only the latest edition, but also comes in a siren red colour exterior.


Price:

Rs 7712;


Available at:

www.snapdeal.com



Scented bliss


These french fragrance candles will be a prized addition to any home. Especially when you are not around, the scent will remind her of you.


Price:

Rs 3940


Available at:

Diptyque candles at Moon River, D-16, Defence Colony



Beach bum

This is an ideal gift if you are planning to to spend the holiday season at a beach.


Price:

Rs 6300


Available at:

Shivan & Narresh, 12 Hauz Khas Village



Cosy gloves


Added bow details and polka dot pattern will keep your beloved warm and stylish.


Price:

Rs 2299


Available at:

FCUK, Select CityWalk mall, Saket



Rouge lèvre


Red lipstick is the prefect way to show off the pout. This red rover colour will surely add glamour to your X’mas dress.


Price:

Rs 349


Available at:

Lotus Herbals moistpetals lipstick at all leading department stores.



Jingle Bells


Serenade her with Michael Bubble’s hit Christmas album. If she prefers to be swooned in the native language, try Indian folk musician Raghu Dixit’s album.


Price:

Rs 250-1700


Available at:

www.itunes.com

,

www.flipkart.com



GIFTS FOR Him
Video games

Polls suggest this is the hottest video game on top of every guy’s wish list. Call of Duty Modern Warfare-3 is available for


different consoles.


Price:

Rs 2500 onwards


Available at:

www.flipkart.com



Mini whiskey

Miniature alcohol bottles make a cute stocking stuffer for adults. This 12-year-old Dewar’s whiskey bottles are sure to bing a smile to your man.


Price:

Rs 294 for 50ml bottle


Available at:

Premium alcohol vendors across town



Card holder


A stylish card holder is the perfect gift for someone who always has work on his mind. It will keep him organised and remind him of you.


Price:

Rs 1199


Available at:

Tie Rack London, DLF Place Mall and Select CityWalk mall, Saket



Cool Whiff


A designer perfume is always a classy gift for an urban modern man. This Narciso Rodriguez scent has a musky undertone perfect for winters.


Price:

Rs 4550 for 50 ml


Available at:

All Shoppers Stop stores



Happy feet


These Happy Socks are a great way to bring colour in his wardrobe.


Price:

Rs 600 per pair;


Available at:

The Collective, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj



Siri carols


The best gift a guy can get is a cool gadget. iPhone 4S comes loaded with functions like facetime, 8 mp camera and, of course, the Siri software.


Price:

Rs 44,500 for 16GB


Available at:

Aircel and Airtel vendors across the city



Cold control


These plaid wool scarves in shades of red and blue are fashionable and functional gifts for this season. They are the perfect winter gifts and a good way to add colour to his wardrobe.


Price:

Rs 3450


Available at:

Lacoste, South Extension Part II



Dapper style

Add a touch of luxe to his style with these silk and velvet bow ties. Perfect for those Christmas parties too.


Price:

Rs 990 each


Available at:

Zara, DLF Promenade mall, Vasant Kunj



Chocolate Santa

Though men don’t often confess to savouring chocolates, this Santa shaped Lindt chocolate will be cherished either unwrapped or kept just like it is.


Price:

Rs 200 each


Available at:

Le Marche, Sugar and Spice, 58A Khan Market