Sunday, December 9, 2012

Family Gift Guide

I read a lot gift guides, so you don't have to.  

Your Dad

Moccasins to keep his feet warm when he has to get up and let the dog out early in the morning.  $70 L.L. Bean

He has all of Tom Wolfe's other books on his shelf already, so this new addition is guaranteed to be a success on Christmas morning.  $18 Barnes & Noble

L.L. Bean Scotch Plaid Flannel Shirt $40.  Cozy, festive, and cheaper than J.Crew, this shirt is right on point for your no-nonsense father.  Plus, L.L. Bean has that famous life time guarantee and free shipping!

These knotted cuff links are the perfect preppy stocking stuffer.  $10 Wurkin Stiffs

When you went to France, he was more into the dairy than the pastries.  Cheesemonger's Choice from Murray's Cheese is on sale for $60, but this would also be a really fun DIY gift to put together yourself.

Your Mom
She loves Pintrest, and you couldn't help but notice a recent trend on all her boards from home decor to cake decorations.  Monogram Necklace $20 Etsy

She used to read you The B.F.G. and watch James and the Giant Peach with you.  This will bring back memories and tide her over until Masterpiece Theater comes back in January with Downtown Abbey.  Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories $11 Amazon

Buying your mom a scarf for Christmas is like buying your dad a tie, a safe bet.  Shake things up this year and get her this Learn to Knit Kit that's 100% merino.  $62 Purl Soho

  She can still get her crossword puzzle fix while spending time with the family which is all she really wanted for Christmas anyway.  Tile Lock Scrabble $15 Amazon  

Stationery as sweet and sassy as she is to write all her thank you notes on.  Cowboy Boot Personalized Stationery $20 Etsy

Your Brother

He no longer plasters his walls with posters like he did in high school, but he still wants to pay homage to the greats. Build Your Own Favorite Directors Set of 4 Coasters $45 Etsy

He tried to be a vegetarian, but he could never quite give up barbecue or ribs.  Spice up his stocking with some Virginia Gentleman Chipotle Hot Sauce.  $7 The Virginia Touch

Forget the iTunes gift card.  You can spend time together catching up over this 500 piece monster while debating the greatest albums of all time.  Vinyl Collection Puzzle $27 at Blue Ribbon General Store

Effortlessly cool without sacrificing quality, this Rag & Bone sweater is 50% wool and 50 % cotton-still warm without being itchy.  $70 Neiman Marcus for Target 

Your mom may hate it, but his lumberjack look is here to stay.  Wild Man Beard Conditioner keeps him feeling rugged but looking smooth.  $20 Etsy 

Your Sister

She's never without out her iPhone, but she also misses having photos of her best friends taped to her mirror.  Give her a card and offer to print out some of her favorite Instagrams.  24 for $12 Printstagram

Gifts made with love are always the best.  If you're crafty, try making these Crystal Bottle Stoppers to compliment her favorite beverage and dress up her bar.  Instructions here

She loves animal print, but she's ready for something more subtle than zebra or leopard.  Tan Ostrich Leather Mini Fold Clutch $55 Etsy

For when she forgets to take her popcorn out in time and needs a quick fix to cover the smell.  Volcano Candle $28 Anthropologie

If she's been extra good this year, splurge on these neon bowls that she's been lusting after but couldn't justify buying herself.  $180 Etsy

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