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November 22

Budget Subscription Boxes

What are subscription boxes that are under $30 and preferrably under $20 a month that you find are worth it even at that price as gifts? [more inside]
posted by Aranquis at 8:02 AM - 19 answers

November 21

What do I want?

My parents have asked me for a Christmas list this year, and they do a format of something you need, something you want, something to wear, and something to read. I have no trouble filling out small, reasonable gifts for need, wear, and read, but I absolutely cannot figure out something I 'want'. My mom really likes this format, so I'd like to stick with it, but I can't figure anything out this year. Small details after the jump, but without all too much detail to try and get a lot of ideas. [more inside]
posted by codacorolla at 1:34 PM - 26 answers

November 20

Nontoy gift ideas for kids

I am seeking nontoy gift ideas for kids in the 7- to 11-year-old range. [more inside]
posted by rabidsegue at 12:33 PM - 18 answers

Last minute non-factory turkey suggestions, Central Los Angeles

I have taken on the task, last minute, of making a Thanksgiving turkey for just two. I live in Echo Park, Los Angeles - on this late date, where should I get a turkey that isn't just a big old ball of hormones and antibiotics? [more inside]
posted by kensington314 at 9:59 AM - 16 answers

Looking for a bath caddy

I am looking for a bath caddy with specific features. [more inside]
posted by drunkonthemoon at 4:33 AM - 1 answers

find this toy (transformer)!

My 4 year old son has become transfixed on a particular toy he wants. Problem is, I can't find it. Can you? [more inside]
posted by Cannon Fodder at 12:47 AM - 9 answers

November 19

Cruelty free, organic, quality makeup... that makes a great gift?

My sister has requested cruelty free makeup for Christmas, and I'm at a loss.... I know I can just google "cruelty free brands" but can you recommend a great one that is also organic, sustainable, maybe that donates to a good cause, etc? And even better - recommend a nice palate or collection from said brand, that would make a good Christmas gift? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue at 3:16 PM - 16 answers

November 18

I can't find this damned Christmas tree...

Last year, when it was too late to buy a Christmas tree, I saw a beautiful, pre-lit artificial Christmas tree on a blog, and now I can't find it again. [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat at 6:06 PM - 12 answers

Small Items to Gift in Advent Calendar

For the last ten years, my hubby and I have exchanged an Advent Calendar with our long time friends. This year it is our turn to fill up the stand-up rustic holiday house (aka The Adventure Calendar) and gift it to them. I am asking jolly Mefites to suggest new ideas to fill up the calendar. [more inside]
posted by narancia at 12:29 PM - 16 answers

What's an effective feminist organization for holiday donations?

Last year I asked people to donate to the ACLU in my name as my gift. I'd like to do the same this year, but I want to add a feminist organization (for obvious reasons). I'm looking for something that will use money effectively to get women elected to office and/or end harassment. Basically, a respectable way to smash the patriarchy. (I thought of NOW, but I don't know if they've gotten top-heavy and ineffective like so many long-lived organizations.) Thanks!
posted by languagehat at 9:23 AM - 8 answers

November 17

Stuff This: Stocking Stuffer Suggestions

My family and I usually each buy some stocking stuffers for each other. Any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by kat518 at 6:26 AM - 26 answers

November 16

Alice in Stickerland

Where are all the brick-and-mortar stores that sell stickers? Difficulty level: UK, not Paperchase. Minor snowflake flurry inside. [more inside]
posted by sailoreagle at 1:35 PM - 6 answers

November 15

Trying not to channel flannel

Help me find a very specific out-of-season bathrobe. [more inside]
posted by Toddles at 6:59 PM - 6 answers

November 13

I am a terrible musician. Help me be terrible on a new instrument.

Do you have experience with electric cellos? What would you let someone know looking to purchase one? Any recommendations for a specific instrument? [more inside]
posted by munchingzombie at 3:00 PM - 6 answers

November 12

Where should I go to buy a diamond engagement ring [New Jersey]?

I'm unsure about where to buy a diamond engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by Carius at 9:20 AM - 9 answers

Where can I rent a laptop? (UK edition)

Over this Christmas period, I've got a fair amount of time off from work, and although I'll be seeing friends and family, I'm going to have a large amount of time by myself with not a great deal of money or anything to do..... I'm going to be living by myself for the first time in a while, without a TV and want to be able to rent a laptop for this period, primarily to watch films via streaming on, and re-play an old cracked copy of Half Life 2 I've got. [more inside]
posted by inner_frustration at 7:54 AM - 6 answers

November 10

What else does a one-year-old need?

Many, many relatives want to buy my very well-stocked baby Christmas presents. I feel like we have everything. I am at a loss and looking for outside the box suggestions for wants/needs I might suggest. [more inside]
posted by ficbot at 6:18 AM - 34 answers

Help me replace my camera bag

So, I have been using a Tamrac Velocity 6 for the last decade or more as my quick camera bag. The front clip crumbled in my hands in the woods last night, and I don't see an easy way of replacing the clip. Also, I'm having some trouble finding a good replacement for the bag. [more inside]
posted by selfnoise at 4:41 AM - 6 answers

November 9

Is this some kind of weird scam?

Sold a car on Craigslist. Guy is taking forever to pick it up. What gives? [more inside]
posted by Malleable at 4:15 PM - 8 answers

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like

I'm a fat woman, and I want to bike to work. I also want to avoid looking too embarrassing during my commute. What should I wear while biking? [more inside]
posted by meese at 11:43 AM - 19 answers

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