Last-Minute Gift Guide
Shopping for the Awful People in Your Life
Checking off the last of your list
By Ty Bannerman
Adding to the inevitable stress of gift shopping is the fact that the most difficult people in your life are the hardest to shop for, and undoubtedly the ones you save till last year after year. So I assembled a crack team of Alibi shopping experts—managing editor Samantha Anne Carrillo, copy editor Mark Lopez and editorial intern Amelia Olson—and we put our heads together to help you find the perfect presents for the important people in your life that you don’t like all that much.
Your sullen hipster nephew
Your (charmingly) hateful Grandpa
Readers Digest and a cup of coffee; he enjoys silence and doesn’t like your wishy washy political beliefs. He’s been wearing the same slacks for 24 years and doesn’t need another grandchild’s photograph on a pharmacy-
Your born-again aunt
Your passive-aggressive neighbor
Mark: Tired of hearing that knock on your door and your neighbor saying, “Umm … could you guys like keep it down? Also, I notice that your hedges are peeking into my yard … and your garbage smells … ” Here's a way to shut 'em up. Get him or her a bonsai tree from Jericho Nursery (101 Alameda NW or 6921 Pan American NE). You can get them a small, cute one for $25 or get them a bigger shebang for $100. Maybe a tiny tree will give them some patience and you'll never hear them knock on your door again. That sounds like a Christmas miracle, no?
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