Personal Shopper: Letter-themed gifts for Mary and her man's X-mas gift X-change

Mary writes: "Ok Outblush, here's a challenge for ya!! My family does a themed gift exchange every year; this year we did the alphabet. Everyone picked a letter out of a bowl and our gift has to be associated with that letter. It could start with the letter, have the letter in the name, or have something to do with the letter. So I need a letter gift that's around $40-50. The challenge? My letter is X. HELP!! Oh, and my boyfriend got Z. I'll take suggestions for that as well!"

Hail Mary! I, Outblush Operative Rachel H., would love to help you find some X and Z themed gifts. Y? 'Cause I like ya ;) Some of them are considerably cheaper than you asked, so you could save some money or you could buy two!

1 - B. Smith Taos Breakfast Pillow ($40) This is FUGLY... but it has an "X" on it.
2 - Classic Wooden Tic Tac Toe Game Board ($11)
3 - And Then There Was X - DMX (Explicit Lyrics) ($10)
4 - Dragonball Z Action Figure ($40)
5 - Z Nothing Beyond Hot Sauce ($11)
6 - X-Games Energy Drink ($44 for a case of 24)
7 - Z-Magazine Subscription ($33)
8 - Zachary's Pizza Gift Certificate ($40-$50 for your purposes) "Za" is slang for Pizza, so this works even if it isn't from a Z-named place like Zachary's, which is my favorite place to get a deep dish pie.
9 - The Autobiography of Malcolm X ($44)
10 - Bronze Folding Hamper ($30) X marks the spot for dirty laundry!

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Posted on 12.15.10 at 1:45 PM

So Jay Z's (auto)biography just came out and it's a super best seller, and actually seems interesting and at least quasi-well written (what I mean is readable, even if you don't really like Jay Z). It's called Decoded and it's 30% off at b&n!


Posted on 12.15.10 at 8:32 PM

Thank you so, so much Outblush!! I'm loving all of it but especially the Z hot sauce and the laundry hamper. So creative!
Now, off to do some X & Z shopping!

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