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Welcome to Racked's holiday gift guide, for all of those people in your life that are beyond hard to shop for: step-siblings, co-workers, your wacky dad, and your boyfriend's mom (because you seriously cannot give her another scarf). Check back weekly for gift ideas covering all of those unconventional but loveable characters who make your holiday season... unique.
- Give your dad (who is Type A dad and learning to relax with cooking) this Fred Obsessive Chef Cutting Board,
- Give your mom (who recently enrolled in graphic design continuing education courses) this Pantone Christmas Ornament in ruby, $15 at The Cooper-Hewitt National Des
- Give your dad (who spends his Sundays working on the flower beds) these Saikai Toki Trading Inc. Garden Scissors in black, $175 at Creatures of Co
- Give your mom (who can't start the day without consulting her horoscope) this Anthropologie Zodiac Calendar Cuff, $52
- Give your parents (who gifted themselves an iPad last year and learned how to open iTunes on it last week) this C. Wonder Bullhorn iPad Speaker in turquoise,
- For your dad (who is equal parts traditional and eccentric), Bananagrams: Hebrew, $21 at Module R
- Give your parents (and the guests at their next block party) Dan Golden Whose Wine Glasses, $19.95 for four, at CB2
- Give your mom (who is on a toxins-witch hunt) The Supernatural Home eco-cleaner gift box, $45 at the Reformation
- Give your dad (who emails you manically at 3am with his groundbreaking idea du jour) Ryan McGuiness' To-Do List Pad, $24.95 at The S
- Give your mom (who is something less than a perfectionist) Donna Wilson Right Wrong Gloves, $60 at Dry Goods
There is a complex cocktail of confusion, intimidation, and anxiety when it comes to gifting the ones who raised you. You may feel there isn't much they need at their ripe old age that they can't get themselves, but you'd be kind of a jerk to hand over another homemade "certificate booklet." You've consulted other gift guides, but your parents are weird and mom doesn't like scented soaps and dad doesn't care about vintage scotch. What's an appreciative kid to do?
We've waded through all of the holiday hubbub to bring you ten little treasures for your strange folks. Click through the gallery above for Dan Golden wine glasses, Hebrew Bananagrams, a bullhorn for their iPad, and seven other goodies. —Nicola Fumo
· All Holiday Gift Guides [Racked NY]