It's your birthday and I got you....
November 5, 2013 8:36 AM Subscribe
I need to find a present for my sister's 30th birthday and I have no idea where to start. We're not very similar and now that I'm living far away, I have even less of an idea. It also needs to be easily shippable.
posted by raeka to human relations (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
There's a fairly big age gap between us and she's solidly in adult life with a real job and owning an apartment, so most of the things she wants she either already has or are way out of my budget. She also tends to want very specific brands/types of items. In the past, I've asked her exactly what she wanted once or twice but either she has no idea or gets annoyed. My parents have no suggestions either.
She falls much more on the normal/mainstream side of the continuum of interests than I do and we don't have much in common. Her only hobby-type thing that I can think of is running (and skiing a bit), which we share. Clothes are out because she's much more into fashion than I am so I have no idea what to go and pretty much anything she buys is out of my budget. Jewelry is an option, if I can find some unusual but cool looking things, but I've done that a few times already. Her apartment is fairly small and decorated in a minimal style, so that leaves out a lot of stuff. My most successful present in the past was a single bottle wine cooler, which I'd heard her mention that she wanted.
My budget is around $50 unless it's perfect.
I'm living in Vancouver right now, so anything I get needs to be A) shippable to the US easily (online shopping is probably the best) or B) fairly easy to find in a store so that my parents can buy for it for me at home. (I know about Grantville Island and I'm planning on going to find some quirky, interesting things for a Christmas present, since I won't have to ship it then.)