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Gift Ideas For Your Real, Weird Family: Part 4

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Welcome to Racked's 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! We got our hands on real peoples' gifting lists, and helped them conquer everyone—from the classic "I don't want anything" dad to the frequent traveler's dog. Stay tuned for new families through Thursday, plus a special wrapping wrap-up on Friday.


Nordstrom Hawaii ornament, $28. Photos by Driely S. for Racked.

The fourth and final family in our gift guide series belongs to daughter/sister/wife/mom quadruple threat Amy, whose family is a mash up of her Korean-American side in Hawaii and her husband's Colombian-Mexican side in Chicago. Her shopping list ranges in age from 1 to 72, with characters including a crunchy-luxe sister and a tchochke-loving mother-in-law.


Kate Spade eye mask, $38

Amy's mom is traveling a lot in retirement (2015's big trip is Patagonia), and this pretty eye mask should make airplane shuteye a little closer to beauty sleep (but no guarantees).


Knock Knock game pad, $9, and Flight 001 leather passport cover, $45

Along for the ride is Amy's dad, who can keep busy on the plane with a no-wifi-required game pad. This polished passport holder is done in a glossy leather that'll last him years of adventure.


Beautified Natural Nomad beauty pouch, $50

A huge range of eco-friendly beauty products—from nail polish to volumizing spray—should delight Amy's sister, who she tells us is a "former very fancy and fabulous New Yorker who now lives in Honolulu and is still fabulous but into super crunchy things like myofascial release and working out on silks."


FabKids tiered dress, $34

Amy reports that her five year old niece is very girly—great age to be very girly—and loves her hula classes. This shiny, tiered dress is the perfect asset for twirling around, which it sounds like she's pretty good at.


J.Crew star crown headband, $32.50

And, because she's only five once, a gold star crown.


Andy & Evan bomber jacket, $79

For Amy's own son, who is just a year old, this unbelievably adorable bomber jacket that's as warm as it is cute, ideal for visiting the Chicago contingent.


Andy & Evan sweater romper, $59

Another warm/adorable option: this shawl collar sweater romper.



Los Logos 7, $50

This stately hardcover is pure visual indulgence for anyone fascinated by graphic design, like Amy's digital strategist husband. Enrobed in 400 pages is a deep dive into the latest in visual language, from fashion to politics to gaming.


Marimekko tray, $38.50

Amy tells us her mother-in-law in Chicago loves "tchochkes and decorative thingamabobs" as well as cooking. Marry the two with this colorful, somewhat seasonal Marimekko tray, which looks just as good on display as it does supporting hors d'oeuvres.


Notepad-clock, $28 from the MoMA Store, andJotty Journals, $9

Plenty of paper goods are in order for Amy's artist-turned-engineer father-in-law, who loves to doodle. This working clock is embedded in 300 tear-off pages for scribbling down bursts of brilliance in the moment, while Jotty Journals's mini notebooks keep it all in perspective.

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