Holiday Shopping: The Unique Boutique

Class of 2014 Fundraiser Provides Seasonal Stocking Stuffers & Gifts

Megumi Kamikawa

Staff Writer

    From soaps to jewelry and hula-hoops to baked goods, American High School’s Holiday Boutique took place on Saturday December 7, 2013, providing families with a wide assortment of holiday gifts for their loved ones.

    Students and their families circled the rotunda with wide eyes and cheerful smiles as they browsed through the miniature venue of holiday gifts. Several people deemed it to be similar to a “cute, tiny mall.”

    “It was a really practical way to sell goods, especially during the holiday season,” junior Julie Liu said. “It was definitely a great way for me to buy gifts for my mom without her seeing it!”

    Spread throughout the rotunda, a variety of approximately 40 different vendors set up their displays of some of their finest products for all to see.

Business owner of Twin Diva Boutique Sarah Parker displays her broad selection of homemade trinkets for her customers to select on December 7th, 2013. During the event’s timespan from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, many vendors talked casually with their customers as they passed out business cards and sold their products. “It takes me about 5 minutes to complete each item,” Parker said. “It’s a great stress-reliever for me while the kids are out at school.”
Business owner of Twin Diva Boutique Sarah Parker displays her broad selection of homemade trinkets for her customers to select on December 7th, 2013. During the event’s timespan from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, many vendors talked casually with their customers as they passed out business cards and sold their products. “It takes me about 5 minutes to complete each item,” Parker said. “It’s a great stress-reliever for me while the kids are out at school.”

    “It was a great event, with a bunch of super friendly vendors too,” Heather Misajet (owner of the Jetset booth and company) said. “I got a booth right near the entrance, so I got a good flow of traffic coming by all the time.”

    The businesses sold a wide range of gifts- ceramics, princess costumes, gift baskets, soaps, foods, even vintage movie posters and old-fashioned film strips. Several vendors were quite popular among the students, such as the vendor that sold hair bows and the booth that sold homemade toffee.

    “I really liked the stand that had a bunch of different winter hats,” junior Julianna La Mantia said. “I got a minion hat for my sister’s Christmas present.”

    Many customers who came looking for stocking stuffers or a surprise holiday gift for their friends and families were not disappointed by the colorful array of potential presents.

    “I was actually able to find a bunch of Christmas presents for my friends and family,” junior Julia Jen said. “In fact, I was so successful in finding presents that it made me unsuccessful in saving my money!”

 

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