My family decided to go easy on gifts this year. New gloves, a book, some cash, a Keychain tool, a nice framed picture of my girlfriend and I, and a few other little things. GF got me an awesome new USMC sweatshirt since my old grey one is wearing out.
My stepmom went a little further and got my eyes a little leaky. She and I used to argue a lot about guns, my job, my carrying a gun all the time, etc. Over the past couple years, with Dallas, NY, Ferguson, et al, she has come around immensely in how she feels about guns and people who carry them. She bought me a beautiful white and blue patterned "going out shirt" and told me she "bought it a size larger so you can have your tailor fit it around your gun and stuff, and your friend Charles said this small pattern would help to hide it better." She knocked it out of the fucking park. The amount of thought she put into this, and the acceptance of my lifestyle that it shows means a hell of a lot to me.
Merry Christmas, Lightfighters!