Perfect Gifts Ideas For a Lolita
Gift ideas fit for a princess!
Lolita is a fun and rewarding hobby. It is no surprise that your special someone enjoys it so much! As a birthday or a holiday, a great opportunity presents itself to purchase something for someone you care about. From an outside perspective, I can completely understand how the task of finding a gift fit for a princess can appear to be a daunting quest. Never fear! Here are some great gift ideas that are simple to obtain, are reasonably priced, and sure to thrill your special someone for any occasion!
Before we get started...
Of course, it is always a good idea to investigate your special someone's style. A simple browse through photos of your loved one's outfits, or a quick sneak peek into their wardrobe, is a great way to see what style they like. It is important to establish what particular style of lolita fashion that they drift towards, which colors will suit them best and which print themes are of interest to them.
Now that we have that priceless information to aid in the selection, Let's Begin!
Black is the preferred color for this dark and striking lolita style.
Ivory or Brown are great practical colors for this lolita particular style.
White always a great choice, along with Pink and Light Blue.
Angelic Pretty, Amazon, Baby the Stars Shine Bright, Bon Ton, eBay, TJ Maxx, Marshalls and any other shop that sells new purses or handbags. If they are band name bags, that's better!
2. A Gift Cerificate
3. Lolita Fashion Literature
←Alice Deco a la Mode
This now discontinued Japanese fashion magazine includes fashion and style tips, makeup and hair tutorials and tons of full-color images of outfits.
This recent Chinese magazine for lolita fashion includes future brand releases, fashion and style tips, makeup and hair tutorials and full-color photos.
←Gothic & Lolita Bible
Since 2001 the Gothic & Lolita Bible is a well-known publication throughout the lolita community. It features up and coming brand releases, tutorials, artwork, comics, hair and makeup tutorials, street shots, full-color images, patterns, and interviews.
Gothic & Lolita Bible→
This now discontinued English version includes five volumes published by TokyoPop.
←Kira Imai Lolita Works
This art book houses 94 pages of stunning lolita artwork from Kira Imai, an artist that often works with the Japanese lolita name brand Angelic Pretty.
Kamikaze Girls →
This novel by Novala Takemoto tells the story of a lolita fashion enthusiast Momoko and her surprising friendship with a Japanese gangster girl Ichiko.
←Lolita Fashion Book
This book by Misako Aoki is a great guide for fashion style. It includes makeup and hair tutorials and houses tons of full colored photos!
You can see my review for this particular book here!
Otome no Sewing→
This Japanese magazine series features patterns, designs and other great do-it-yourself lolita fashion clothing and accessories.
Don't forget the classics!
Classic books such as Alice in Wonderland, Classic Fairy Tales, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the Nutcracker are just a few titles that may appeal to a Sweet Lolita.
Books such as Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables and The Secret Garden are a few titles of possible interest for a Classic Lolita.
Classic titles such as Frankenstein, Edger Allen Poe, Grimm Fairy Tales, Dracula and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow are just a few title suggestions for a Gothic Lolita.
Amazon, eBay, cdjapan and LaceMarket. Lacemarket is an online lolita fashion resale auction website and operates similarly to eBay.
4. Necklaces, Rings and More!
Jewelry to go with a specific dress or skirt is always a welcomed gift. A quick glance through some photos or the closet of your lolita will give you an excellent idea of what themes would be best. Below, you can see a few themes you may come across during your search for each lolita style!
Rabbits, cats, mermaids, angels, unicorns, sweets, hearts, toys and flowers are often represented in this particular lolita style.
Antiques, flowers, books, antique toys, fruit, tea and woodland animals are themes often represented in this lolita style.
Dark roses, crosses, coffins, bats, cats, skeletons, stars, moon, witchcraft and cathedrals are often represented in this style.
Angelic Pretty (Sweet), Baby the Stars Shine Bright (Sweet, Classic), Alice and the Pirates (Classic, Gothic) Moon Bunny (Sweet), CelestrialCastle (Classic, Sweet) Dolly House (Sweet) Automatic Honey (All) and any stores that carry nice designs.
5. Shoes and other footwear
Shoes in colors, such as light pink, light blue, red and white go well with a Sweet Lolita style. Shoes are often constructed with bows and sweet details, such as heart shaped snaps, gems, and scalloped edges.
Ivory and brown are always great color choices for Classic Lolita. While still darling these shoes can be more elegant or more mature than Sweet. Short boots are also a popular choice for this particular style.
Black is preferred, though a deep red is also a fair choice. Shoes and boots for this lolita style can be as simple as a black Mary Jane to platforms with bat wing details. The best choice comes down to preference.
Angelic Pretty (Sweet, Classic), Alice and the Pirates (Classic, Gothic), Baby, the Stars Shine Bright (Classic, Sweet), eBay, my-lolita-dress (All) and Demonia (Gothic)
and there you have it!
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