For the boys, I know they like silly movies, so I was thinking of getting them some comedies on DVD. They recently saw National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation for the first time and loved it, so the other Vacation movies are obvious choices there. I'm trying to come up with other ideas that would work for that, but all the movies I think of they either already have or I have and would lend them to watch, so they don't need their own copies. But I'm sure there are tons of goofy movies of that type (not rated R) that I'm not thinking of.
My sister's tougher. I have no idea what to get her right now. Any creative ideas?
I like to give people vegan oriented gifts.
I'd recommend Peacable Kingdom...I don't know if it has any graphic parts...I haven't seen it, but I think it's less graphic than others I could recommend.
For the last couple of years I've donated money to Partners In Health in my relatives name. I was definitely nervous the first time I did it, but I had a warm response from every person I did it for (only 4 people... my family is small). Try doing something like that... it would definitely give those kids something to think about/appreciate.
Also, I think my family would roll their eyes if I ever gave them something vegan-oriented. Not saying it's a bad idea, but my family is pretty narrow minded.
Since I don't know your sister, I'll just list a few of my most favorite gifts from the past couple of years:
Chrystal Champaign glasses, A Vitamix, some vegan cookbooks, a sushi set for 2, a pretty bamboo fruit basket, a faux-leather travel bag and warm mittens.