There’s approximately eleven months of Thanksgiving buildup, menu planning and therapy sessions to handle the congregation of one’s kooky family under one roof.
Not to mention the three hour drive to Charlotte, spent chaperoning a bevy of casseroles in the backseat of your parents’ minivan, trying to dodge health insurance questions and job discussions- not to mention the ever popular “So, what exactly do you intend to do with your life?”
Then, just like that, it’s gone.
After one measly day of self-gratuitous reflection on one’s life’s blessings (and over-eating!), the pilgrim-inspired splendor fades into obscurity. Second day leftover meals are half-heartedly prepared, malls swarmed with people foaming at the mouth over the latest fad products, reduced in price by 5%, and probably only sold at nocturnal hours.The holiday songs get turned up all the way in shops worldwide, as if everyone was just placating Thanksgiving until it’s prettier, and more interesting older sister, Christmas, arrived.
And there’s really no way to escape it.
It’s finally Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa time, y’all.
So, in the spirit of Cyber Monday, I’ve listed a few of my favorite present ideas for every member of the family. With close to 30 original gifts under $78, you’ll have a hard time deciding what
not to buy for yourself.
Surely surviving Thanksgiving 2011 is occasion enough to treat yourself to a little something fancy.
For the Mom:
Milestone Necklace- Silver or Gold- $44
Weekly Planner – other designs available- $20Vintage Mason Jar Soap Dispenser $17Paper Mache Bowl- $10
For the Dad:
Giclee Print – Painterly Stripes (unframed) $30
Cole Haan Leather Card Case $29.99
Mechanical Alarm Clock $35Hand Painted Deer Wine Stopper $25
For the Daughter:
Stamped Initial Necklace $25
Geometric Leather Necklace $52Leather Bow Headband $25Clover Trellis Personalized Day Planner $40
For the Son:
Custom Monogrammed Glass Cufflinks $40Wood Iphone Case $24.95Hand Embroidered USA Map $78
For the Baby:
Furry Monster Wolf – made to order, customizable colors $28Hedgehog Bamboo Wall Clock $68
Teddy Bear Knit Hat $15
Printed Cycling Cap $28
Mustache “Shooper” Soft Shoes $16
For the Girlfriend:
Kiel Mead “Forget Me Knot” Ring – other metals/colors available – $50
Hand Embroidered Vintage Belt $27
Grey Gradient Embroidered Necklace – many other colors available $50
For the Boyfriend:
Personalized Faux Wood Cufflinks $45“Grazed and Confused” Twig Terrarium with Sheep $75
Custom Monogrammed Men’s Leather Bag – Free Personalization $60And lastly, the Little.
Monogram Melamine Quatrefoil Tray $30Sterling Key Chain- entirely customizable $30Personalized Flask- entirely customizable $19.95
Cyber Monday’s deals are valid for November 28th only.
The Cole Haan wallet (for Dad) is reduced by 56% today. – only $29.99 instead of $68.
The Amy Cornwell stamped jewelry (Date Necklace for Mom, Stamped Initial Necklace for Daughter, Sorority Keychain for Little are all 20% off the normal price with the use of coupon code “CyberMon” at checkout. Amy’s Christmas deadline for ordering hand stamped jewelry is December 10th. Order soon to make sure your gift is under the tree in time!
Purchase the The Giclee Stripes Print (for Dad) and get your choice of a secondary print from the Etsy seller’s shop. Offer is not limited to Cyber Monday purchases.
The Leather Bow Headband (for Daughter)’s seller is featuring a promotion in their Etsy shop. If you buy two headbands or accessories, get one free.
The Hand Embroidered Vintage belt (for Girlfriend)is usually $36. Buy it today on Etsy, and save $9 with Cyber Monday discounts.
The Personalized Faux Wood Cufflinks (for Boyfriend) are discounted. When checking out on Etsy, use CM2011 for added savings.
The Hand Embroidered Map (for Son) seller on Etsy is offering free shipping for Cyber Monday.