Other moms do go years with that stuff, right?
UncommonGoods (http://www.uncommongoods.com/) is a site I recently found that has some different, affordable and fun gifts for those hard to shop for people on your list. I spent an entire evening browsing their site, and I found several possibilities I would have never thought of for quite a few people I still need to shop for. Not only does the site have unique gifts, many of the items are handcrafted and made from recycled materials. The company operates in the USA and supports artists and designers.
My favorite gift idea for men is the Aurora Borealis Sand Art. The sand shifts into a different landscape with every turn of the frame. You never have the same design twice, and after we opened the box we spent a good hour just staring as the sand created views of what appeared to be midnight skies. I love this gift for an office or a modern living space.
Click here to view the item and see more information. Isn't it gorgeous? And simply breathtaking?
If you have newly driving teens to shop for, Uncommongoods has a "you got your license" kit (http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/you-got-your-drivers-license-kit) that is perfect for the holidays. The kit has practical items like a tire gauge and an emergency flashlight as well as fun stuff for the car. I love this idea because it's something useful but has cute items that make the gift whimsical as well.
If you have hard to shop for men (like I do with four brothers and my dad) visit the gifts for men page (http://www.uncommongoods.com/holiday/christmas/christmas-gifts-for-men) the gifts for husband page (http://www.uncommongoods.com/sets/gifts-for-husband) and the gifts for dad page (http://www.uncommongoods.com/for-him/gifts-for-dad/gifts-for-dad). There are stone drink dispensers, hygiene kits and gorgeous sets of handcrafted drinking glasses.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping! Check out Uncommongoods - I love good companies and I found several items I'm excited to give this holiday season!