Gift Guide: Too-Cool-for-School Sibling

Does your brother or sister pride his or herself on knowing that band you haven’t heard of? You know, the one they’ll deny liking when they’re wildly mass and popular? Do they see advance screenings of indie films? Have they been stopped for street-style shots?

If you answered yes to any of the above, then you’ve got the classic too-cool-for-school sib. Don’t worry, I have one, too, and they’re nearly impossible to shop for. So as somebody with a little experience, let me guide you through gifting them for the holidays.

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Air Quote Mittens

Air Quote Mittens, $95 from Jack Spade
Cool people love correcting people and using air-quotes. Mittens have always presented a problem for cool kids because the classic two-finger air quote turns into an odd hand-flapping motion. These mittens solve everything.