Not sure what to get your warrior friend for Winter’s veil? Need an idea for your multitude of gnome nieces and nephews? Confused about whether fizzy drinks are okay for great aunt Aggra?
Worry no more, with Glow’s handy Winter’s Veil gift guide! With this list of gift ideas to suit any budget, surprise your guildies and final get that g-promote you’ve always been after (it may help to get your guild leader drunk first.)
Wrapping your gift before mailing it can make all the difference in the ‘Oh wow!’ surprise factor. Some gifts can’t be wrapped (stackable, unique items) and these are noted next to each gift below. Gift wrapping can be bought all year round from various general goods vendors, but at Winter’s Veil time, the Smokeywood Pastures vendors supply a broad selection of colours. And at only 9 copper a piece, there’s no excuse for not wrapping those wrappable gifts.
Simply click the wrapping onto your item to wrap it. It’s now ready for mailing.
Gifts for the adventurer with everything
- Potion of Illusion – If you have an alchemist, these are fairly cheap to make and are a hoot during raids. If you aren’t an alchemist, you can sometimes pick them up on the auction house. Prices vary per server, but you could be looking at about 25g each. (Unwrappable.)
- Potion of treasure finding – slightly more expensive, but always appreciated, these allow the consumer to find ‘a little extra something’ when killing monsters. Highly recommended as a surprise gift. Find an alchemist friend who will make this for you from the materials,a s these can be up to 100g on the auction house. (Unwrappable.)
- Gordok Ogre Suit – You may not be able to buy these on the auction house, but a small amount of farming in Dire Maul will get you the ingredients. Then you can complete the quest repeatedly to get a suit, or ask Knot for the recipe if you’re a leatherworker or tailor. These are unique, and perfect for new players who’ve never experienced the King of Dire maul quest line. Oh, and they DANCE. Oh yes. Yes indeed. (Unwrappable.)
- Mysterious Fortune Card – If you have a scribe, consider making some of these as little ‘lotto’ ticket gifts. Always great fun! (Unwrappable.)
- For the southern hemisphere of Azeroth, where it’s sunny all Winter’s Veil, you might consider visiting Brivelwthwerp in Thousand needles and picking up some iced confections. Who doesn’t love frozen whipped silithid?! And for the less adventurous adventurer, he does sell more traditional ice creams. (Unwrappable.)
Gifts for the kiddies
Craggle Wobbletop and Blax Bottlerocket wander their respective capitals with a cart full of goodies. Or step into Dalaran’s Wonderworks and chat to Japetto Joybuzz. They should be your first stop for children’s gifts. And um, for grown up adventurers too.
A small selection of suggestions below:
- Copper Racers – great for the rev head child, and they are damn cool. And cheap at only 30s each. (Unwrappable.)
- Zeppelins are always fun, and only 5g for a kit. (Wrappable.)
- Grindgear Toy Gorilla immensely cute, and educational! Teach your children to duck barrels and climb ladders! Wait, what? (Unwrappable.)
If you’re in Dalaran, Stop by Aimee and pick up a Chocolate Celebration Cake or any of her other sweet treats – they make great stocking fillers or Winter’s veil nibbles if you have guildies arrive unannounced. Speaking of which…
Gifts for guildies
- There’s just no way you’re going to get a Death knight a gift that they love. They are, after all dead, and fairly impassive. You can impress one though by giving them an item of functional but decorative plate armour. They are all a little bitter about their lack of early set items to trasnmogrify, so this will show them you care. Try crafting or buying an Oathkeepers helm, or some Alabaster plate. Add a
Voodoo Skull as a stocking filler, they appreciate all that dead stuff.
- Danguis and hanboks make great gifts for the fashion conscious druid. What’s a Dangui? Well, it’s a dress that druids wear for special occasions. You can pick one up from Geenia Sunshadow in Moonglade. She sells three standard robes and a number of ‘limited editions’, but you have to be lucky to pick up one of the latter. These are between 1 and 25 gold for a standard dangui/hanbok. (They are gorgeous and wrappable.)
- Hunters love pets, and while you can’t go out and tame a pet FOR them, you can help them enjoy the pets they do have. Cook them up a batch of Kibler’s Bits or Spiced Mammoth Treats, and pop that in the mail for them on Winter’s veil Eve. (No earlier, or it may spoil. Unwrappable.)
- Mages love a good display of magic and light, and often harbour a small amount of skill in pyrotechnics: so fireworks make a great gift. If you’ve picked some up at the Darkmoon faire that’s great, otherwise Bithrus in Silvermoon or Fizzlebank in Ironforge will hook you up. BOOM! A stack of light feathers for the unlgyphed mage makes a nice stocking filler. (These are unwrappable.)
- Noone can argue that paladins aren’t the MOST classy of adventurers, and with that in mind you can’t lose with a shirt that matches the class: a Pink Mageweave Shirt. If they already have one of these (and lets face it, most will) you could always try picking up a coordinating Pink Sapphire Necklace from the auction house. (These are wrappable.)
- Whether they are holy, disciplined or shadow: priests love robes, it’s their ceremonial side. Consider buying or crafting a priest a robe like this or this, or even this if they are the sentimental type (or you’re a cheapskate). A stack of light feathers for the unlgyphed priest also makes a great stocking filler.
- If you’re like me, you’re sending your rogue friends lock boxes ALL the time, so maybe they don’t need anything extra for Winter’s veil. But maybe they have the need for something thy haven’t already purloined themselves. Maybe you could get them one of these, wistfully not a crow bar. It might come in handy. Who knows, maybe they’ll use it to get your gift! Of course, no rogue would say ‘no’ to a Potion of the Tol’vir or a stack of Dense Embersilk Bandages, either. Even if they do sell them on the black market later. Just don’t ask. (These are unwrappable.)
- Shamans LOVE lightning, so they always love a big serve of Stormchops during the festive season. They just walk around and RADIATE power. It doesn’t get better than that. To make these, just fish up some Lightning Eels in the Blasted lands, and simmer them over heat (carefully!) until stormy. ZAP! (These are unwrappable.)
- Consider picking up a dress wand for a warlock as a small luxury they’d never think to buy themselves. Abra Cadabra in Dalaran stocks a number of stylish choices, but you can’t go past a Wand of Crystal if you’re looking for something really flashy. (These are wrappable.)
- For a practical gift for a warrior, you can’t got past a Practice Sword. You’ll need to do some farming or keep an eye on the auction house – they usually show up there pretty cheap (no more than a few gold). You fish them up in low level areas or they drop from low level monsters. And when they hit you with it for inferring that they don’t know how to swing their weapon, it won’t hurt. Win win! (These are wrappable.)
With so many affordable options this Winter’s veil, there’s no excuse to NOT spread the cheer. You won’t even have to line up for hours to purchase your gift, or elbow your way to the counters.
Happy giving this Winter’s veil!
No guarantee any of these gifts will actually be appreciated or appropriate. You may be g-kicked as a result of giving the above gifts. No liability taken or implied by the use of this guide.