It’s an inevitability that we don’t always like to confront: buying presents for the in-laws. Regardless of your personal family dynamics, there is always a certain amount of pressure to abide by holiday traditions, whether that means participating in a family-wide Secret Santa exchange or picking out thoughtful gifts for each and every member of your significant others’ entourage. Either way, that’s a lot of pressure. We think you can’t go wrong with something that encourages her to relax. Think slippers, bath products, pjs and candles. Sensual, but never sexual. Of course, you might also consider something crafty like the incredible latch-hook rug of Bea Arthur that our own Courtney created, which is currently on display at the annual Crafty Wonderland Holiday extravaganza happening this weekend. You could also pick up an affordable pair of Courtney’s hand-crafted earrings, available at Lille for just $20-$25. No matter what, shop local and support independent designers, just to show her what is important to you. We think she will respect those ideals and appreciate your integrity. If nothing else, it will spark an interesting dinner-table conversation, steering you clear of politics, religion and sexuality.
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