‘Tis the Season: A PR Student’s Holiday Wish List

As future public relations professionals, there are some things we just can’t live without: endless cups of coffee, stylish business attire, the latest technology gadgets…the list goes on. If you haven’t already made your holiday wish list yet, be sure to add some of these PR-related items to it.


1. Morning Mug by Damian O’Sullivan
As we all know, coffee is a staple for (most) public relations practitioners, so why not have an adorable coffee mug to go with it? This cute cup designed by Damian O’Sullivan “wakes” up while you drink.

Product and Image via Generate.

MorningMug2. Monogram iPhone 5 Case from Zazzle.com
Monogrammed everything has blown up lately, and it only makes sense to do the same to your iPhone case. The awesome thing about Zazzle.com is that they have a ton of options—images, text, patterns, you name it—so you can make your design reflect your personality.

Product and Image via Zazzle.

3. Black Blazer from H&M
Nothing beats a chic black blazer—a must-have item in everyone businesswoman’s closet. You can keep it classic or jazz it up with embellishments and color. The price isn’t too shabby either: $34.95.

Product and Image via H&M.


4. Pearlized Bead and Crystal Statement Necklace by Ann Taylor
Make a statement with this elegant necklace from Ann Taylor. Wear it during the day at work or while you’re having a fun night out on the town. You’ll be sure to stand out wherever you are.

Product and Image via Ann Taylor.


5. Erin Condren Life Planner
While some may find paper planners a little outdated, Erin Condren’s Life Planners are stylish, thorough and customizable, so you can keep your PR life as organized as possible. It’s organized into weekly spreads divided into morning, day and night. It even comes with labeling stickers for appointments, birthdays, reminders and more.

Product and Image via Erin Condren.


1. Verismo by Starbucks
What’s better than Starbucks lattes, espresso and brewed coffee all in convenient form? The Verismo allows you to brew a variety of Starbucks-specific beverages at home, at school or at the office to keep you motivated throughout the day. What is most amazing about their machine is that it tastes as authentic as having a Starbucks barista make your drink.

Image via Uncrate.


2. Melton Cap-Toes by Johnston & Murphy
Every man working in public relations needs a pair of reliable dress shoes. The Melton Cap-Toes—featured in black and brown—are some of the highest quality classics that you can buy for under $200.

Product and Image via Johnston & Murphy.


3. Pocket Square from the tie bar
Add the pocket square to your New Year’s resolution. This well-placed piece can make you stand out from your peers and add some ethos to your appearance.

Product and Image via the tie bar.


4. Messenger Bag by ASOS
As students, we are usually default for an overstuffed backpack. Try utilizing this versatile messenger bag to carry your essentials and to give yourself a more professional appearance.

Produce via Asos. Image via GQ.


5. Lamy Safari Black Fountain Pen
Fountain pens seem to be an object of the past. However, they should become one of your foundational pieces of equipment. It will appear and standout in more places than you think—such as that big interview or that pivotal Chapter meeting.

Product and Image via Lamy.


Did we miss anything? What’s on your PR wish list? Let us know in the comments.

This is a post compiled by PRSSA 2013-2014 Publications Editor in Chief Mallory Richardson and PRSSA 2013-2014 Vice President of Public Relations Ben Butler. Follow Mallory @malrich10 and Ben at @BenButlerPR.

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