Ooh, I’m glad I saw this thread. It reminded me to order the books I wanted to give my dad so they’ll arrive in time. He’s been asking me about contemporary science fiction authors so I got him The City In the Middle of the Night by Charlie Jane Anders and 2312 by Kim Stanley Robinson. We are also planning to get him some nice coffee from our local roaster.
We got my mom some earrings that will match her hair (pale purple and blue) at a local fair a few months ago. I also ordered a Katy Bowman book, Dynamic Aging, for her.
My sister is fun to shop for. I just go on her Etsy wishlist, look at all the pretty jewelry, and pick something in my budget. She loves vintage jewelry but has very specific taste so I can’t totally surprise her, but this way I know she’ll like it. Hopefully it arrives okay and on time; Etsy tried to ship it to my old address (even though I triple-checked to make sure my current address was in!) and it got sent back to the seller, who is shipping it to my current address.
For my MIL, we got a book about Native American quilting patterns and a sticker extolling the joys of coffee.
Not sure if we’re getting anything for FIL or BIL. D doesn’t have ideas for them and doesn’t feel strongly about exchanging gifts with them.
For D, I got a pair of large fuzzy slipper socks. The cashier told me they are women’s sized socks, but he specifically expressed an interest in them so…
For the wiggler, we got a board book–I want to start a tradition with him where when he wakes up on Christmas morning he has a book that he can read until everyone else gets up. He is not yet old enough for the “read until everyone else gets up” part, but we can still start the tradition! We also want to get him some small gifts that will fit in these large hollow ornaments we have–that will be our at-home tradition (since most of the rest of Christmas happens at my parents’ house) for him to open. Not sure what. He likes candy, but I don’t want it to be all candy. He’s not quite 2 and still likes to put things in his mouth, so we have to strike a balance between “too big to be a choking hazard” and “small enough to fit in the ornament” (it’s about the size of a man’s fist). Suggestions? Maybe a little stuffed animal?