As the lucky uncle of my New England nieces and nephews, ages 4 months to five-years-old, I need ideas for Christmas gifts for them as well as for my brother and his wife. Researching is easy, I just don’t have a clue as to want to look for. Do you have suggestions?
–Uncle Amo, Los Angeles, CA
Here are a few of our favorite gifts, some of which may work well for your nieces, nephews, and their parents.
For your nieces and nephews:
Anatomically correct doll: Madame Alexander – Cuddle Babies Lil Peanut 19″ Boy Doll
Munchkin Mozart Magic Cube Baby Musical Toy
Munchkin Nursery Projector & Sound System
Connecting Tetris light systems with 7 different shapers
Retro Traditional Kitchen
Marble Run for age 3+
Steiff Teddy Bear
Jellycat books for babies, “Jungly Tails” and “If I Were A Fox”
For their mother or father:
Fairphone the truly smart smartphone with social values is made of conflict-free minerals, and factory workers are paid a fair wage.
Craft Beer Club membership
Set of cocktail glasses
Books: “In the Land of Punctuation,” by Christian Morgenstern, “Cities of the World,” by Stephan Fussel, “How to Cook Everything Fast,” by Mark Bittman
At Nudo.com, Adopt an Olive Tree in Italy for them and they’ll receive fresh olive oil, or Adopt a Tea Garden in India for fresh Darjeeling
For him: Elbow patch shirt from J.Crew, snugly socks, wool slippers, badger bristle shaving brush and handmade shaving soap
For her: Fur collared sweater, fountain pen, gift certificate
You should be able to find all of these gifts on the internet. ~Didi
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