Dec 12, 2011 9:17 AM
This is where gift buying gets tough. We have the things for the people we love, but now we have to tackle that group of people we're obligated to buy for but don't know that well. We're talking mother-in-law, the aunt we only see twice a year, the cousin who's crashing our Christmas Eve, etc. Our go-to gift for these people is a beautiful little notebook like these Paperthinks Slim Recycled Leather Notebooks ($7). Everyone could use a little notebook for jotting down lists and thoughts. If you're especially filled with holiday cheer, feel free to pick up a pretty pen, too.