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Quiz: What Holiday Gift Should You Give?


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Whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or even a surprise, gift giving can be overwhelming. This is especially true during the holiday season when finding the perfect gift for a loved one (or multiple loved ones!) can sometimes be a daunting task.

To help you out, we’ve created a gift guide personality quiz that matches up a girl on your list who you’re gifting with a personality trait. And since it’s the giving season, we are also giving you a gift guide based on these personality traits with recommended gifts at all price points.

Just take this fun quiz below to find out what you should give as a gift this season. If you take the quiz here on the site, the widget will automatically total up your answers for you. If you print the quiz, total up the letters you got and find which one you selected the most. Once you get your answer, find your letter and corresponding result below for a sample outfit based on your personality type.

Quiz: What Gift Should You Give?

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Quiz Results – No peeking!

Below are the results of the quiz. Don’t look if you haven’t taken it yet! I’ve created one outfit for each result to help give you some ideas for what to wear. Enjoy!

Mostly A’s: The Trendsetter

Quiz gift guide trendsetter
Product Information: Dress, Necklace, Hat, Watch, Shoes, Ring, Bag

When shopping for the trendsetter, look for a one-of-a-kind piece that your fashionista can easily add to her wardrobe. All of these items fit the bill. A pretty floral dress can be dressed up or down, layered for fall and winter, or worn with basics during summer. Statement accessories, like a pretty necklace, ring or printed watch, are also special pieces. And of course, a trendy burgundy floppy hat, a statement bag in a vibrant blue, or simple heeled booties also make great, stylish gift options.

Mostly B’s: The Creative

Quiz gift guide creative
Product Information: Journal, Beanie, Clutch, Book, Camera, Headphones

The creative marches to the beat of her own drummer. She loves to express her individuality through her passions and her clothes. An alternative journal like this one above is a fun gift for the creative. Fun, stand-out accessories, like this beanie and fold-over clutch, would also be fantastic gift options. To further inspire the creative, you can also get her a copy of her favorite book, a camera to capture the artistic moments, or a cool pair of headphones so that she can listen to her favorite music to get those creative juices flowing.

Mostly C’s: The Hostess

Quiz gift guide hostess
Product Information: Table Runner, Apron, Mug, Recipe Folder, Cheese Board, Candle

You’ll know this girl as the one who always has people over. She loves to share her signature recipes and thinks of everyone else before herself. For someone that gives more often than they receive, pick out a gift that they’ll truly appreciate. A pretty table runner, apron, or cheese board are great decorations for a dinner party. And for her during her downtime, she can light a yummy smelling candle, sip tea from a monogrammed mug, or organize her recipe folder.

Mostly D’s: The Adventurer

Quiz gift guide adventurer
Product Information: Journal, Poncho, Book, Camera, Weekender Bag, Luggage Tag

The adventurer is up for anything and if it was up to them, they would wander the world indefinitely. For this person, a great gift idea is a journal or a camera so that they can capture the beautiful moments they come across in their travels. Next, a great poncho is a wonderful layering piece that is a cozy option for chilly airplanes and long car rides. A pretty map book is another unique pick for anyone who loves to travel. And last, an essential weekender bag and a kitsch luggage tag will ensure that she travels the world in style (and that picking her luggage from the conveyer belt is a breeze!).

What do you think?

Was this gift guide quiz helpful? Do you like these gift picks? What will you be gifting the people on your gift list this year? What other type of people will you be gifting this year? What will you give them? Please let us know what you think by leaving a comment below! 

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20 Responses to “Quiz: What Holiday Gift Should You Give?”

  1. 1
    December 15th, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    The question about the major worries me. These were all those stereotypical ones for girls. There are plenty of us women in economy, science and other “men’s” majors. Or medicine! I know you can’t keep all of them in mind, but at least one for the girls who are “fighting” in those areas, since people still shake their heads in disbelief when they hear a girl is rocking math or physics.

  2. 2
    December 15th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I was also slightly worried about the lack of certain majors such as the hard science majors.

  3. 3
    December 15th, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Oh come on CollegeFashion, there are girls in STEM believe it or not, I’m an engineering major who ALSO likes fashion, we do exist! :)

  4. 4
    December 15th, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I came in to comment about the major question too. I’m not the first to notice it, but I’ve gotta reiterate: scientifically minded girls are also allowed to be into clothes and makeup! That was surprisingly sexist, coming from a website run by women.

  5. 5
    December 15th, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Thank you guys for commenting! I can totally see how the question came off as sexist or biased against women in the sciences, however this was not our intent at all! We fully support women pursuing any field they choose and never meant to insinuate otherwise. We just chose a few popular majors that fit best with our quiz result categories. I truly apologize for not ensuring we were more inclusive with the choices. We adore our science/math/engineering major readers (and writers!).

  6. 6
    December 15th, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I know everyone said this already, but….the majors irritated me too. Zephyr, you said that you chose “popular” majors that fit the quiz results. I know more girls in medical field majors than any of type of major. The stereotype that all girls either become a teacher or choose a major we can’t get a job in (like English), needs to stop.

  7. 7
    December 15th, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    Loved the quiz! I got mostly B’s and the result is perfect for my BFF. Also I’m a nursing major and I wasn’t offended at all that my major wasn’t included. It’s a personality quiz on a fashion website, guys! Silliness.

  8. 8
    December 15th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    So glad to see I’m not the only one who noticed the major question! I’m in the same boat as Mav, engineering majors need their fashion advice, too!

  9. 9
    December 15th, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Have to agree with previous comments; I have bio/comp-sci friends who definitely fit categories B and D. Otherwise, I liked the quiz, and the gift ideas are good ones. :)

  10. 10
    December 15th, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    To comment #6: it’s not troubling by itself, but given EVERYTHING ELSE women (and non-binaries) in STEM fields experience as a result of their gender identity, it’s REALLY BAD. These are called ‘microaggressions’–infinitesimally petty on their own but adding up to a finite feeling of exclusion. Women in STEM fields (I am one of them) are few enough without microaggressions and the stresses of studying science trying to make them feel unwelcome. Even for those of us who are aware of these problems, it’s still hard sometimes to feel like we ‘belong’ in the field.

  11. 11
    December 15th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I’m a biomedical engineer and I do love fashion! Please don’t stereotype scientific girls????

  12. 12
    December 16th, 2013 at 2:11 am

    I just wanted to point out that I was also offended by the lack of traditionally male dominated majors because I’m a math major who also loves fashion!!!!! Thanks for acknowledging the mistake so quickly, but please follow through by doing better next time!!!!!! Omitting that question all together would have been a perfect option.

  13. 13
    December 16th, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Why is everyone getting so offended at the question about the major? Chill out, and stop taking everything so seriously!

  14. 14
    December 16th, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Thank u so much. I m like the worst gifter ever so this was really helpful. Xoxo

  15. 15
    December 16th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Slightly disappointed with the major question :( From a fashion lover who studies physics.

  16. 16
    December 16th, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Julie – Thanks for commenting! I totally agree, it would have been the best choice to omit the question from the beginning since there were so many majors we couldn’t include. My mistake. I’m working to remove the question from the widget now – hope that’s a good follow-up! Again, it’s important to us that all readers feel included here and we never want anyone to feel otherwise. I’ll definitely do a better job of looking out for stuff like this in the future.

  17. 17
    December 16th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Victoria — Summer Glau really hit the nail on the head. It’s not so much that we were offended, it’s that we deal with this on a daily basis. I have had male after male look at me and laugh when they hear that I’m getting a PhD in mathematics. Then they stop laughing when I don’t retract it, and act offended. I’ve been told that my major is not womanly and that I would never find a place in academia because mathematics is not for “faint-hearted women” and that it’d be less of a waste of my time to quit now.

    If they’re not offended, they assume that’s the only aspect of my personality, which was the problem I saw with the question and which has already been addressed by Zephyr (thank you, by the way). If girls are in STEM fields, then they are allowed nothing else. They are not allowed to also be adventurers, trendsetters, dancers, hostesses. We are sometimes automatically slapped with the “unfeminine” and “scary” labels.

    So for us, this is a big issue. If we “chilled out” every time this came about (which, for some us, is a daily basis – others are luckier), nothing would ever get accomplished. Again, I’m very grateful for how Zephyr addressed the situation. She realized her error and is working to retract it. Meanwhile, we got to have a conversation about why this is an issue.

  18. 18
    December 16th, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Everyone takes things SO personally these days. Clearly there was no intent on offending anyone. It’s just a fun quiz, relax.

  19. 19
    December 16th, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Hello lovely readers! Please forgive my mistake for not including a Math and Science major in the original quiz. In each of my quizzes & posts, I try my absolute best to represent different personalities, interests, and styles — something that takes quite a bit of planning, forward-thinking, and creativity.

    Unfortunately in this case (in the midst of a deadline, no sleep, etc. etc. … you know what I mean, girls! We’ve all been there – ha!), I overlooked a science and math option in the original quiz.

    As Zephyr mentioned, it was not at all my or CF’s intention to suggest that women do not have interests in Math & Science and/or that these girls don’t have an interest in fashion (that would just be silly!).

    I have many (fashionable) friends who pursued these fields and absolutely love (and ROCK!) them and I hold the utmost respect and admiration for the dedication & passion they have for their studies. I know you girls exist out there and are kicking butt at what you do!

    That being said, I do understand that there are still stereotypes and challenges we as a society need to overcome regarding women in these fields and others, so your concern is 100% valid & justified. For that I appreciate all of your comments and passion for the topic and most importantly for standing up for something that I overlooked and that you felt was off. Please accept my apology, keep on working hard through your finals, and ENJOY your winter breaks, ladies; you all deserve it!

  20. 20
    February 12th, 2014 at 2:46 am

    Hey, i really liked the gift guide and the test. It is really creative.

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