from LA to Chicago with an empty suitcase
February 16, 2012 4:42 PM Subscribe
What do you get the guy who has nothing? I'm looking for practical going-away gifts for a friend who's about to pack up his few belongings in his car and move cross-country, broke.
posted by roger ackroyd to Grab Bag (48 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So: Adam's decided to restart his life in Chicago despite the fact that he won't have a job or a place to live when he gets there. I'm worried about him but he's made up his mind, so I'm trying to come up with gifts that are extremely practical. Right now, the best I can think of is a gift card to his favorite restaurant...McDonald's. As much as the thought disturbs me, I know that a $50 card would feed him for a week there. There must be better gift options. Hivemind, please tell me what they are.