What can I buy my sister who doesn't want things? Well, most things
September 3, 2013 6:33 PM Subscribe
I'm completely at a loss for what to buy my sister for her upcoming birthday. She's in her early 20s, lives in upstate NY, works on a farm, and likes anything farm/outdoors/sustainability/anthropology related. She's interested in anything, really, but doesn't like materialistic "bought at the mall" type stuff. So nothing mass-made. I need some special little something that she would find useful and not silly or frivolous.
posted by silverstatue to shopping (35 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'd love to buy her some kind of "experience" type thing but.... she's really busy so might not have time to actually use it. But if you have a suggestion like that, please share! She's really interested in learning/trying anything. She likes sailing, camping, watching documentaries, world music, making thing with her hands, gardening, brewing beer...
Please no book suggestions unless they're REALLY unusual, because she already owns all the how-to type books out there.
I live in NYC so I have access to all the stores around here. I have a couple weeks so there's time to order something. I can spend up to $100. However, what I don't have is ANY time to go shopping. So it has to be something I can pick up or order relatively easily and quickly. Oh man, I'm stumped. Help!