Long-Distance Cheap Birthday EXTRAVAGANZA
June 6, 2007 2:09 PM Subscribe
OH GOD PLEASE help me come up with a birthday present for a depressed loved one who is several states away and will most likely be spending the day alone.
posted by granted to Human Relations (26 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The special day is on Sunday, and obviously something less extravagant would be preferable, as if I had much money to spare I'd be visiting. He is extremely depressed and lonely, and his money situation is not good so I'm hesitant about buying him something luxurious but random because he is currently selling all his extraneous possessions on e-bay so that he can pay his bills. At the same time, although I was tempted to give him a check and write "happy birthday bitch!" in the Memo field, I don't think he'd appreciate or possibly even accept it as he's explicitly asked me not to send him money.
I know this is a tall order, and I'm not expecting to facilitate the Best Birthday Ever given the limitations, but I want to at least prevent a day spent in a vortex of bleakness and self-pity.
So, to recap: not terribly costly, will cheer him up, capable of being received halfway across the country by Sunday. He likes music (creating especially), pizza, and Pepsi. Thank you so much!