Although the holidays are a special time to be with family and appreciate each other, the gifts involved are still pretty exciting. This holiday season, some teens do want the latest technology, but vintage gifts are also pretty popular this year. 

Sophomore Mei Huang has taken an interest in retro gifts this holiday season. Lots of past trends have come back this year; flare jeans, Dr. Martens, polaroids, and even vinyls, so Huang is one of many seeking an old school gift.  

“A record player would be a cool gift because not only are they cute and retro, but also it would let me play some of my vinyl records,” Haung said. Collecting vinyls has become more popular, so many stores sell them. Vintage is in, and many students are adding these items to their holiday gift list.   

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A few years ago the Amazon Alexa and Google Home’s were on gift lists, but now kids want to be able to take their music with them. Freshman Spencer Jacovini said, “A new speaker would be a great gift so that I could play my music as loud as possible, and I was told JBL speakers are loud but small enough to carry around.” 

With a new decade coming, many have decided they want to change up their look. Sophomore Vicky Lama explained her New Year’s resolution, “I hope to start wearing different kinds of clothes, so I am hoping I'll get some new outfits for Christmas. Lululemon leggings are at the top of my list for sure.” The new year is the perfect time to reinvent your style, so new clothes is certainly a must-buy. 

Make your lists and check them twice! While gifts are appreciated, the season is not only about receiving. Remember to give back and spend some quality time with family.

Sophomore Alyssa Pradhan has technology on her mind this holiday season. She said, “Electronic and technology gifts are definitely in, lots of people have the original AirPods so I’m sure people want AirPod Pros or just trendy things in general.” 

Whether they want new clothes or video games, students want to keep up with the latest trends.