The holiday season is upon us! For some of us (me included) that means spending the holidays with your partner’s family — or them with yours — for the first time. Meeting the family can be exciting, nerve-wracking, and sometimes hilarious. Here, seven people share tales from the time they met the in-laws…
Today, we’re kicking off our holiday gift guide! Our first post — for kids — is coming right up. Over the next couple weeks, we’ll update this post with more links, as we publish more guides. As always, there will be a mix of budgets and personality types, which we hope will be helpful. We hope you enjoy them!
Gifts for kids Gifts for sisters
Gifts for brothers
Gifts for moms
Gifts for dads
Gifts for girlfriends/wives
Gifts for boyfriends/husbands
Gifts for best friends
Gifts for people who are hard to shop for (co-workers, teachers, in-laws, teenagers!)
Says Elise on a funny relationship question: “I just got home from our elementary school, where our dog Pippa goes for the reading program. No, she does not read. The kids read to her. The dog is non-judgmental, and the kids get one-on-one time. Kids and dogs are so special.”
Says Alyson on what’s your glark: “For so many years my grandma and mama would do the up-at-4am-basted-broiled-Norman Rockwell turkey. Then five years ago, it just popped up in conversation that no one really cared for it. So far, we’ve subbed homemade fried chicken, oven-roasted salmon, sliced prime rib, and, after one very challenging year, skipped the drama altogether and just made a huge meal out of our favorite sides.”
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