4. Overnight stay at the new Four Seasons Hotel and dinner at Wit & Wisdom, a tavern by Michael Mina (restaurant at the hotel) (rooms start at about $400 a night) — Who couldn't use a night away from the kids? Parks and his wife religiously have date night every Saturday. Why not spend it in the city's newest hotel and restaurant?
Music Center at Strathmore (available tickets range from $179 to $217 each) — Chances are your father has a favorite performer of type of music. Parks recently saw Bob Segar perform. Bradshaw thought that Adams would be another good music-going experience.
Cinneah El-Amin, 17, Baltimore
A self admitted fashionista, Cinneah El-Amin values her individuality. The high school senior is intent on college. Like most teens, Cinneah is focused on her independence and her identity. Bradshaw decided to focus in on the 17-year-old's sense of style to create the perfect gift list.
1. Leather jacket from Zara ($249) — A sleek statement piece is perfect for a teen. "She described her style as edgy, urban, glam," Bradshaw said. "She said she liked leather. The price point was also good."
2. Nora calf hair ballet flats from J.Crew ($250) — A practical, stylish piece is perfect for an on-the-go teen. When Cinneah told Bradshaw about her love of leopard print, Bradshaw knew this would be a winner. "These shoes would make sense when she's running to class next year at college," she said. "They are very cute."
3. "Chic Prints" for nails found at Sephora ($15) — Teenage girls love to decorate their nails. From the holiday-friendly glitter to the leopard print, the nails are perfect for Cinneah, according to Bradshaw.
4. Monogrammed luggage ($149.50) — Perfect for the college-bound senior. The bag's color scheme includes Cinneah's favorite color and has a chic design, according to Bradshaw.
5. SONY digital camera ($102) — Teens love technology and social media. The college-bound senior is a Facebook and Twitter addict. "She is going to want to capture those college moments," Bradshaw said. "And her favorite color is pink. It was the perfect choice."
David Kim, 9, Ellicott City
Like most 9-year-old boys, David Kim loves video games and playing outside with his friends. The problem is that he already owns his favorite video game, Lego Universe. Bradshaw decided to dig a little deeper and home in on the youngster's specific likes.
1. Snowboarding lessons at Ski Liberty (lessons range from $39 to $87 per day) — Perfect for kids who love the outdoors. Bradshaw wanted to give David a gift that was more about the experience. She also wanted a gift that would be season-appropriate.
2. Lego Kit Subscription ($69.99) — Legos are a timeless toy that throngs of kids love. Bradshaw chose this kit for David because it offers four sets for him to use. "I think he would go crazy for that," Bradshaw said.
3. Nintendo 3Ds, Aqua Blue ($169.99 for the system; $30.16 for the video game)
— The perfect gift for a gamer. Bradshaw said that this is one of the best-rated gifts of the season.
4. Monopoly Mega ($39.99) — The timeless game never goes out of style. Monopoly is David's favorite game. It was a natural choice for Bradshaw.
5. Collection of cool "books for boys," including "The Boy's Book of Spycraft," "For Boys Only" and "Big Boys Don't Spy." ($3 to $6 each) — Zero in on your subject's favorite genre. David told Bradshaw that he loved secret-agent books.