What am I giving people for Christmas? Mostly a hard time, just like any other day.
Most of our gifts this year are in the usual clothing/jewelry range, especially for the less close family. For the closer family, it’s a little less typical, but still not particularly unusual.
My dad is getting a small rolling cooler to take around the golf course with him, as is my uncle who golfs.
For Mom I’m making the new purse she was none-too-subtly hinting about. For the parents as a set, we commissioned a wire horse-head sculpture from an artist and relief vet I work with sometimes. She’s even going to make it look like one of the horses they used to have.
My brother is getting a box set of George Carlin books, and a crocheted ewok. The ewok isn’t really going so great, but I figure if he doesn’t like the way it’s done he can crochet his own damn ewok next time.
My first sister-in-law is getting a cool ceramic pie plate I found, a makeup bag to match the purse/wallet/phone case I made her last year, and a Kohl’s gift card. (She asked for the card specifically.)
The precious little baby niece (who is four, so I guess no longer really a baby) is getting a pink stuffed pony purse. Plus a miniature version of this purse in a pink butterfly fabric, some lip glosses, and a mirrored compact I’ve painted so one side looks like makeup. And her very own makeup brush.
My grandparents are getting a gift certificate for their favorite restaurant.
Father-in-law is getting a Leatherman skeletool.
Haven’t decided about mom-in-law.
His granny is getting new silverware, since that’s what she said she wanted. And maybe a new 4-cup coffee pot, also what she said she wanted.
My understanding is that second sister-in-law is getting cash.
Most of the friends are getting infused oils, fancy syrups, cookies, all that sort of jazz. One friend is getting an autographed copy of the new printing of Holidays on Ice. Her sister just got a Wii and is getting Wii points so she can download some of the old games she loved as a kid.