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Modern Family Gifting: Part 3

Four multigenerational Bay Area broods share their intrafamily gifting goals. Then we scour the city for the perfect presents.

"Baxter has tremendous climbing skills. When he and his dad go hiking, he goes right up there like a mountain goat. He's going to be climbing Half Dome soon enough."


Barneys X Archival Canvas backpack, $365 at Barneys New York, 77 O'Farrell St. (at Stockton St.), 415-268-3500

"Brad is into any kind of music, but it needs to be indie. He likes music that the average person has never heard of."


Parrot Zik by Pilippe Starck headphones, $400 at Bloomingdale's, 845 Market St. (near 4th St.), 415-856-5300

"Brad is a great giver of books. He always gives us books that we wind up reading and loving."


Woodcut by Bryan Nash Gill, $30 at Green Apple Books, 506 Clement St. (near 7th Ave.), 415-387-2272

"Brad's a woodworker and artist, so he really values handmade things. It's all about the craft."


Shwood sunglasses, $135-$250 at Welcome Stranger, 460 Gough St. (near Hayes St.) 415-864-2079

"Stephanie used to be all about roller skating, but now I'd get her some cute accessories for her new bike."


Brooks B18 embossed leather saddle, $175 at Mission Bicycle, 766 Valencia St. (near 18th St.), 415-683-6166

"We have three cats: Monty, Scout, and Olive. We buy them presents every Christmas, usually something involving catnip."


United Bamboo 2013 Cat Calendar, $45 at

"Bill makes his own ice cream all the time. He has perfected the classic vanilla."


Ice cream storage and scoop, $80 at Aldea Home, 890 Valencia St. (near 20th St.), 415-865-9807; We Love Jam Fleur de Sel caramel sauce, $11 at Say Cheese, 856 Cole St. (near Carl St.), 415-665-5020

"Diane's totally garden-obsessed. Garden figurines can be kind of tacky, but I'd get her a stylish birdhouse to put out there."


Chad Wright Attic birdhouse, $450-$600 at Propeller, 555 Hayes St. (near Laguna St.), 415-701-7767

"Linda loves to garden. We're experiencing a gopher invasion in Palo Alto lately, so we've moved over to tomatoes and herbs."


Orla Kiely gardening tools, $31 each at Rare Device, 600 Divisadero St. (at Hayes St.), 415-863-3969

"Paul is Norwegian and a really good cook. I like to give him weird cooking stuff, unusual salts or cooking oils."


Naples Sea Salt Company: Old World Collection, $39 at The Detox Market, 969 Valencia St. (near Liberty St.), 415-863-3969

The Aplin-Boggie Family: An artisan pilot-in-training from Palo Alto; his masseuse-by-day, roller-disco-by-night wife; their fixie-riding son; and his garden-sowing foodie grandparents 

(From left) Paul Aplin, 57, web designer, married to Linda

Linda Aplin, 66, owner, Aplin Uno Creative, Stephanie's mom

Stephanie Lee, 43, massage therapist, married to Brad

Baxter Boggie, 11, sixth grader, Stephanie and Brad's son

Brad Boggie, 41, artist, Tiny Sparks Design, married to Stephanie

Bill Boggie, 76, retired high school teacher, Brad's dad

Diane Boggie, 70, retired elementary school teacher, married to Bill

More Gifts for the Whole Tribe: Part 1Part 2, and Part 4.