Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

If the Etsy list wasn't enough, here are a few more ideas! Not comprehensive, but I hope a few of them might prove helpful to you as you finish up your shopping!

A Few Good Books:
-Manalive! by G. K. Chesterton - a lesser known story, but my very favorite. Good gift for just about anybody.
-Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, by Deborah Madison - if someone on your list loves to cook, they'll love this comprehensive volume on cooking everything non-meat.
-The Thief, by Megan Whalen Turner - so good. So, so good.

-Sword of the Valiant - only for those friends who enjoy truly, truly terrible B movies. This is the most delightfully terrible of them all. But if you have a friend who's a Mystery Science Theater fan, they'd probably appreciate this DVD (but no one else will, so be careful!).
-George of the Jungle - so funny. More funny every time I watch it. A good family gift - because kids and adults (if they don't take themselves too seriously) will both enjoy it.
-Galaxy Quest - the best Star Trek parody ever

For the Little Ones:
-Melissa and Doug toys - seriously, any Melissa and Doug toys. It's really hard to go wrong here.
-The Seven Silly Eaters, by Mary Ann Hoberman - one of my favorite picture books ever.

For the Slightly Bigger Little Ones:
-Playtime Piano Books - my daughter loves these - the familiar songs make her feel like all her practice is paying off. I just linked to one, but there's a whole series.

For the Grown-ups:
-d'Art wine - this Lodi winery makes lovely reds and ports.
-Bark River Knives - these are very well made, and so beautiful. Seriously, the handles are like fine jewelery.

For the Guys:
-Pocket Ref - when he needs ALL THE FACTS.
-Handyman-in-your-pocket - just what it sounds like.

Again - if you have some ideas to add, please do! The more ideas the better. :)

Peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell


jen said...

The mother of the owner of d'Art Wine is one of our parishioners. We get lots of their wines as presents from her.

Jessica Snell said...

Jen, how cool! We actually discovered them because some dear friends of ours live right by the vineyard. :)

jen said...

They are the nicest people. I've ordered wine from them before and they've actually delivered on their way to see their mom. (I'm in the area.)