Holiday Gift Guide: Kathleen Watson
With a great balance of combat, love, and hot people in uniform, this series is absolutely addictive. You don’t have to be a sci-fi geek to fall in love with these people as they struggle to keep humanity alive after a devastating attack from the Cylons. Add socio-political commentary to a stunningly beautiful cast, and this series is a winner.
Pamper the princess on your list with handmade bath bombs that explode in the water. Try The Sicilian made with fresh orange slices, or get festive with Jingle Spells (which boasts the ability to alleviate those holiday hangovers).
$4.50 and up
Even radicals need to plan ahead. This pocket-sized planner is perfect for the socially-conscious rebel. With unique doodles adorning each page, a list of radical contacts across the country, and even a reminder about the importance of consent, this planner is quirky and cool. Boneshaker Books carries two sizes in a plethora of colors!
Better than any other word game EVER, Bananagrams will definitely keep you hooked for hours. Make words and rearrange them as you get more letters. The possibilities are endless! Make the game even better by trying to spell as many “adult” words as possible!
Spruce up your cocktails with ice cubes molded from this witty tray. It’s sure to make even the most serious drinkers chuckle. Contains four ocean liners and four icebergs.
These are “mittens with a mission,” and they’re made right here in Minnesota! Made from recycled yarn and fabric, and constructed locally, these unique mittens are sure to be a hit.
For the chocolate connoisseur, this gift box combines two of the greatest foods on earth—bacon and chocolate. This funky, yet perfect, marriage between the two results in bacon chocolate bars, “flying pigs,” bacon caramel toffee, and bacon chocolate chip pancake mix. Oink oink.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Never has this 1986 classic been more pertinent. Set in the future when women have no rights over their own reproductive systems, one woman documents her struggle to forget the past and accept her fate. With women’s reproductive health being on everyone’s minds, this book provides a scary yet beautiful commentary
This is definitely the gift that keeps on giving! From West Side to Dark Abbey, the lucky person who receives this growler under the Christmas tree will be able to drink themselves under the table with this refillable gift.
$5 Growler deposit, $12-15 for beer at Harriet Brewing
Give of your time this holiday by helping with holiday baskets, baking cookies, or sewing stockings. Grab a friend or make it a date, and provide hope for people with HIV/AIDS.