Last Minute Gift Ideas for Young People

For Parents: to be or newbies
Exploiting my Baby: A Memoir of Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Teresa Strasser. Self-deprecating and poignant, this is the tale of under-mothered child to terrified adult on the brink of parenthood. Smart women (and men) will love the humor and heart.

Made to Play!: Handmade Toys and Crafts for Growing Imaginations, by Joel Henriques of Made by JoelHandmade projects and toys crafted from natural and re-purposed stuffs. Great ideas and adorable photos.

For the Children
A Pirate Spyglass in a wooden box

Orb Factory Magnetic Color Cubes

Mosaic Puzzle from the Land of Nod
A cheaper set can be found here.
Wall Mosaics are all the rage
I like the Muppets
A younger child might enjoy castles
A Subscription to Abe’s Peanut—the new-mystery-each-month series
Kids love mail, and love to read. This project engages various artists to draw and write stories on postcards that get sent out regularly. Here is an explanation of their project.
For the Tweeners and Teeners
Rub-on Tattoos in the shape of Air Quotes
American Girl’s Guide to Money
Great book with ideas to get your girls smart about money.
Subscription to Spotify
Or, how can you go wrong with an itunes gift card?
There are many fun alternatives to keeping a journal these days.
Lithography allows you to journal by lists.
Stay Tuned for the Gift Guide for Adults

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