Stuff I gave:
- For my little brother Luke, the Gamecube game Sonic Adventure 2 Battle.
- For my little sister Madeleine, three pairs of interesting socks.
- For my sister Alice and her partner Ryan, a plush elephant stitched from old (fancy) clothing fragments, hand-made in India, and three Seattle shotglasses.
- For my mother, the Apples To Apples party crate. We played it yesterday evening - quite fun.
- For my father, a Seattle Seahawks hat, and a Bob Dylan CD.
- For my grandmother, I made a candle holder in the shape of the Seattle Space Needle, out of wire.
Stuff I got:
- A box of black clothing, including a fleece, a +20 Shirt of Smiting, and three pairs of black socks.
- A pair of black leather gloves. They'll need exchanging, as they're a bit small.
- A big pile of books: A Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin, Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman, On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indignities of Coach Class, the Torments of Low Thread Count, the Never-Ending Quest for Artisanal Olive Oil, and Other First World Problems by David Rakoff, and A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson.
- Two Ben Folds (Five) CDs: The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Meessner, and Rockin' the Suburbs.
- A tiny globe in a metal stand, made out of various pieces of cut stones.
- A large assortment of chocolate, domestic and foreign.
- A binary-column decimal clock. Five minutes of teaching the family how to read it ensued.
- A yin-yang candle, from relatives who weren't aware I was Taoist. Nifty.