For your estranged nephew: NFL slippers

Sure, you were at the hospital when he was born, but you haven't seen him on a consistent basis since he was a tyke. Now that he's entered his most tumultuous years, why even pretend you can get into the mind of a hormone-filled tween? These days, the only thing that won't change by the hour for your emotional roller coaster of a nephew is his favorite football team, and that's why these logo slippers are fast, easy, affordable, and sure to be appreciated. Of course, you can also just be the wiseass who gives a diehard Eagles fan a pair of Cowboys slippers – hey, it's time he learned that's how uncles roll. [$29.95; hammacher.com]