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mbowman's picture
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need gift ideas

I thought I was pretty much done with my Christmas shopping. Then I talked to my SIL and found out that DH's brother and uncle will be joining the family at Christmas this year. She is going to get a gift for both of them, so I feel like we should as well. But i don't want to spend much money. And I have no clue what to do.

DH's brother works on a fishing boat in Dutch Harbor, so I don't really want to do a gift card because I don't know what he'd have access to. We only see him about once every year or two, so I hardly know anything about him. Like if he has an ipod or what type of music he likes. He isn't married so it would just be a gift for him.

His uncle is a 60 year old surfer. He's married but his wife is staying behind to take care of the babies (dogs). We stayed with them a couple of years ago when we went to Monterey, but I don't really know that much about them. I'm thinking something for the two of them would be nice.

Please help!!!

Joined: 06/29/08
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Do you have a price range?

What about warm stuff for the fisherman brother. Long underwear, waterproof socks, hat, gloves, etc. Flannel jammies and warm socks?

mbowman's picture
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I'm thinking under $15. I'm going cheap. I don't typically buy for my aunts and uncles (I have way too many).

The warm stuff is a good idea. It seems so obvious...why didn't I think of it? LOL

luangwa's picture
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How about a Chia Pet?

Just kidding. I'll think of something before the weekends up.

chefkel's picture
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Ok my 2 cents

My initial thought for fishman was a beanie..

surfer a cool Tshirt. RCVA is a brand that is very popular here.

toothy35's picture
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this is what all the fishermen here wear....

9.99......i'm sure you can find it at a bob's store/dicks sporting goods type of store....
http://www.amazon.com/Carhartt-Mens-Knit-Visor-Green/dp/B005442A0K/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323544697&sr=8-1-fkmr1

not sure on what to get your uncle.....??????

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I assume the uncle will be flying? So something that would have to go on a plane, right? My go-to "I don't know" gift is a bottle of wine but that's not good for flying. A Plant was my other suggestion, but again, not for flying.

Maybe a gift bag with a movie and some microwave popcorn (both flat things and easy to pack)?

StateChick's picture
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I say go with Colleen's hat and a tshirt from the place Kelly suggested!

Let us know what you decide!

luangwa's picture
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What about a simple 'holiday' generic gift. Chocolate basket (I always love when Rick gets these) cheese/sausage basket. etc

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I like travel mugs with instant coffee or hot chocolate. I do this pretty much every year for whichever BF my oldest DSD is bringing to Xmas Smile For your uncle, I agree with the cool T-shirt idea.
Nicole