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Modern Family Gifting: Part 4

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

The Deragon-Mughannam Family

"Sarah's a photographer with an insane crafty side. The woman even has a hot glue gun tattoo that says 'glitter femme'".

-Andy

Stardust camera strap, $130 at bloomtheorystraps.com

"Sarah loves extending occasions: it's not a birthday; it's a birth month. My plan is to get her an advent calendar so she can have a present every day in December."

-Nat

Secret Drawer advent tree, $69 at A&G Merch, 2279 Market St. (near 16th St.), 415-503-1173

"Everyone's always telling Isabel how pretty she is, but I want to nurture her athletic side as well. I would love to start her off in micro-soccer."

-Nat

Anorak magazine, $8 at The Curiosity Shoppe, 855 Valencia St. (near 19th St.), 415-671-5384

"Isabel's a dance freak. She can move her hips better than her dad. If you put on 'Call Me Maybe', she'll start swaying around like nobody's business."

-Andy

Meanie Greenie Boombotix speaker, $48 at San Franpsycho, 505 Divisadero St. (near Fell St.), 415-829-7874

"Aden has one of those little scooter bikes right now, but I think he'll be ready for a hipster-y cool-kid bike or scooter soon."

-Sarah

Razor Berry Scooter, $40 at CityTarget, 789 Mission St., 2nd floor (near 4th St.), 415-503-1173

"Aden loves animals, so it would be great to take him on a trip to the zoo, just him and his aunts."

-Nat

Djeco tiger pop-up art, $35 at Mudpie, 2185 Fillmore St. (near Sacramento St.), 415-771-9262

"Andy just planted an herb garden. He's really trying to draw a connection between food and where it comes from for his kids."

-Sarah

Eggling Rainy Day Garden herb kit, $16 at Park Life, 220 Clement St. (near 3rd Ave.), 415-386-7275

"My mom [Maggie] lives on a heating pad. I'd get her something cozy, like a blanket or flannel pajamas. Do they make a heated Snuggie?"

-Andy

Cosabella printed PJ set, $135 at Neiman Marcus, 150 Stockton St. (at Geary St.), 415-356-3900

"Nat recently had to go on a gluten-free diet, so she'd be really into gluten-free food that still feels indulgent."

-Emily

Dozen gluten-free brownies, $38 at Mariposa's Bakeshop, 1 Ferry Building, Suite 32, 510-595-0955

"Emily loves to be pampered. If she has free time, she'd rather get a manicure than go to yoga."

-Sarah

YSL La Laque couture trio polish, $60 at Saks Fifth Avenue, 384 Post St. (near Powell St.), 415-438-5252

"Fashion is big for Emily. As a dude, I have a hard time buying her clothes or shoes, but I know she loves Anthropologie." 

-Andy

Pie Juste pointed cutout wedges, $178 at Anthropologie, 880 Market St. (near Powell St.), 415-434-2210

The Deragon-Muhannam Family: A Palestinian belly-dancing grandma; her child-rearing son and his design-savvy wife; two rambunctious tots; and their photo-snapping, soccer-reffing Inner Richmond aunts 

(From left) Sarah Deragon, 35, freelance photographer, married to Nat

Aden Mughannam, 3, future monster-truck stunt driver, Emily and Andy's son

Nat Josef, 37, writer and soccer referee, married to Sarah

Emily Mughannam, 32, interior designer, Sarah's sister

Isabel Mughannam, 2, toddler, Emily and Andy's daughter

Andy Mughannam, 43, full-time father, married to Emily

Maggie Mughannam, 69, retired entrepreneur, Andy's mom

More Gifts for the Whole Tribe: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.