What to do for a rad girl on her bday from far away?
February 13, 2012 6:55 AM Subscribe
It's my close friend's 30th birthday on Friday. She's in Asheville, NC. I'm in Brooklyn, NY. What should I get/do/order as a gift?
posted by greta simone to grab bag (9 answers total)
One of my closest friends is having her 30th birthday on Friday and I want to get her something special but I'm out of ideas. We both grew up in Asheville and she lives there now. But she also recently lived in NYC for four years and still visits frequently, so anything New York-specific is probably not going to be all that interesting or unique to her. I'm happy to ship from here or order something to be delivered there. I'd like to keep things under $100.
About her: She's a very straight-forward no-bullshit attorney. She's not by any means a girly girl but she does like to look nice and dresses well and has good hair/makeup/etc. She's a runner and likes to do 5ks and 10ks and the like, though she's not particularly outdoorsy. She's a big beer girl and digs trying new brews, especially Asheville-local, of which there are many. She's a 'locavore' meaning she's mostly vegetarian but will occasionally eat local, grass-fed, hormone free, etc meats. She's single with no kids.
So, whatcha think? She's been in Asheville for a while, so all the go-to touristy ideas (spa package at Grove Park, Beer Tour, boutique gift certificates, etc) are old hat for her. Standard NY stuff is out too because I've done a lot of it (Mast Brothers Chocolate, fancy hard-to-get in Asheville beauty products, etc), and she already has a really nice lawyer-ly briefcase and a nicely appointed apartment downtown.
I'm open to 'experience' type gifts as well as material gifts. I have lots of free time in the next few days, so I'm happy to shop around some.
I will also be in Asheville March 22-25, so if there's anything specifically we could do together during that time, I'm open to ideas.