Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last Minute Gifts - What I'm Giving My Family (Adults, Extended Family & Teachers)

I have a husband, three brothers, a sister, six brothers in law, six sisters in law, nineteen nieces and nephews, two living grandparents, five parents/parents in law. Yes, we draw names, but there's still a lot of grown up gift giving going on!

Here's what they're getting. Most of these gifts can still arrive by December 24th...many with free shipping! 

(Hey Family - Don't peek!)

Gifts for Men

Zappos Wear With Free Next Day Air Shipping

Hiking Backpack Day Pack by Columbia 
The North Face Men's Apex Bionic Vest 

Books from Amazon - hardcover for less than $15, free shipping

Under the Dome by Stephen King
SuperFreakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman

Discovery Channel DVD sets in HD 
Time Warp Season 1 (Season 2 available Dec. 29)
Doing DaVinci 
Man vs. Wild Season 3

Gifts for Women 

by Sondra Roberts Handbags on the maker's site and (Endless has free overnight shipping)

Cuff Bracelets 
at Hayden-Hartnett (free shipping until Dec. 31) and Kate Spade (click that link for exclusive 15% off AND free shipping on all orders!)

Books - Hardcover and free shipping
The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving
A Year of Mornings by Maria Alexandra Vettese, Stephanie Congdon Barnes

Gifts for Young Hipsters

El Jefe Design 4 Posters for $25 Grab Bag

Sir Alistair Rai Tees & Scarves 

Mistral Soaps at anthropologie

Gifts For New Moms 

Digging to America by Anne Tyler 
See Mom Run edited by Beth Feldman
Twinspiration by Cheryl Lage
She's Having a Baby  DVD
Away We Go  DVD
Baby Brewing Tees & Onesies

Gifts for Families

Slippers for the whole crew
from WalMart and Target (cheap shipping, guaranteed by Christmas, easy for families everywhere to exchange if the sizes are guesstimated wrong)

Edible Love
Honeybaked Hams Delivered
Hope, Faith & Gluttony Holiday Bark & Cookies
See's Candies Chocolates & Lollypops
Reindeer Ranch Red wine 

Family Games
Rummikub Kids
Splashy the Whale
Guess Who? Star Wars & Scooby Doo editions

Target Nutcrackers  
just $9-12 and choose surfers, boarders, rockers, athletes, military officers from all branches, pirates & traditional designs too

Gifts for Teachers

Wooden Apple Bottle Openers  (I found mine on sale at anthropologie ages ago but these have free overnight delivery) &
Beer brewed by Trappist monks (local beer & wine stores with wide arrays of fine brews)
(Since my kids go to a Catholic school, this is acceptable...and wholly necessary after a semester dealing with my cuckoo children.)

Whew!  I think that's it!  Happy shopping from home with the snow...and look for the last minute toy gift guide coming soon this weekend!

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