Love in an X’Mas stocking
It’s the season to shower your loved ones with gifts. This Christmas, surprise your beloved with thoughtful gifts, stuffed in a stocking.entertainment Updated: Dec 24, 2011 01:16 IST
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
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.
Marks & Spencer, Khel Gaon Marg, Ansal Plaza
These enamel beaded bracelets with festive colours are bound to add some Christmas cheer to your romance.
Rs 900 each;
SWA bracelets at
This Nikon Coolpix S4150 camera is not only the latest edition, but also comes in a siren red colour exterior.
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.
Diptyque candles at Moon River, D-16, Defence Colony
This is an ideal gift if you are planning to to spend the holiday season at a beach.
Shivan & Narresh, 12 Hauz Khas Village
Added bow details and polka dot pattern will keep your beloved warm and stylish.
FCUK, Select CityWalk mall, Saket
Red lipstick is the prefect way to show off the pout. This red rover colour will surely add glamour to your X’mas dress.
Lotus Herbals moistpetals lipstick at all leading department stores.
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.
GIFTS FOR Him
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
Rs 2500 onwards
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.
Rs 294 for 50ml bottle
Premium alcohol vendors across town
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.
Tie Rack London, DLF Place Mall and Select CityWalk mall, Saket
A designer perfume is always a classy gift for an urban modern man. This Narciso Rodriguez scent has a musky undertone perfect for winters.
Rs 4550 for 50 ml
All Shoppers Stop stores
These Happy Socks are a great way to bring colour in his wardrobe.
Rs 600 per pair;
The Collective, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj
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.
Rs 44,500 for 16GB
Aircel and Airtel vendors across the city
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.
Lacoste, South Extension Part II
Add a touch of luxe to his style with these silk and velvet bow ties. Perfect for those Christmas parties too.
Rs 990 each
Zara, DLF Promenade mall, Vasant Kunj
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.
Rs 200 each
Le Marche, Sugar and Spice, 58A Khan Market