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Holiday gift ideas for World of Warcraft players

Tis the season for Winter Veil -- or for those of us out here in the real world, a variety of gift-giving holidays. While getting gifts may be as easy as waiting for them to arrive, giving clever gifts that show you care takes a little more thought. It's not too late to start picking out gifts for your loved ones -- and WoW Insider is here to help you out.

Digital goods like pets and mounts may be all well and good, but there's a vast variety of real-world items that are sure to delight anyone on your shopping list as well. If you're a WoW-player looking for gifts for your WoW-playing friends, check out the list we've compiled of cool gift ideas for the holiday season. Alternatively, you can always slip this handy article to your friends and family that are wondering exactly what's on your wish list this season!

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15 Minutes of Fame: Smells like gamer spirit

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From Hollywood celebrities to the guy next door, millions of people have made World of Warcraft a part of their lives. How do you play WoW? We're giving each approach its own 15 Minutes of Fame.

How does the well-groomed Worgen smell when he's brushed up for a hot date? No, no, not wet dog -- his choice would be more reminiscent of a "foresty musk, totally feral." And the fashionable Forsaken? Good heavens, not moist earth or moldering flesh! The scent of choice is "Supergoth Gloom & Doom," of course. WoW Insider brings you these points of fact courtesy of none other than Brian Constantine, co-owner and CEO of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, purveyors of handcrafted fragrance blends featuring what the company website calls a "dark, romantic Gothic tone" -- and what Brian calls "awesome weirdness."

By now, loyal readers that you are, you must have guessed that the creator of BPAL's renowned scents for gamers must also be a fan of Azeroth. Why yes, he is ... and he'll be at the WoW Insider Reader Meetup this very evening with samples and giveaways for a few lucky readers. But first, click past the break for more on the Goth and gaming inspiration behind BPAL's sizzling hot products ... plus a whiff of which BPAL blends Brian thinks our Alliance and Horde compatriots would dab behind their furry, floppy or fantastic ears.

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Filed under: Interviews, 15 Minutes of Fame

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