Every year I try to think of something special to give them. This year, a random post on Pioneer Woman turned me onto this year's gift.
They are so cool. I really want one for myself (black with the owl design, please) but I was restrained and only bought them for my mom and sis. I included a couple of holiday dish towels and a recipe for tres leche cake (also courtesy of the PW). A lovely gift that seemed very much appreciated.
I didn't take pictures of the ones I gave them because their names are on them and my husband (who works in privacy) would have a hissy fit, but trust me when I say these are a good value and a one of a kind gift.
This is a picture of my mother's gift to my sister and I. She got each of us eight place settings of this beautiful Lenox holiday ironstone. VERY GENEROUS. I set my dining room table for the holidays and just walk through there every day to enjoy it.