Is there a way to approach unequal staff Christmas presents at my workplace that will not come off as me being jackassy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 2, 2013 -
Is there a polite way to tell your significant other that you absolutely hate the gifts you've received from them for holiday? But wait!! I'm not being snooty for the reasons you'd think I would! More inside.. [more inside]
posted by baconandvodka
on Dec 29, 2012 -
I need to buy a few small gifts that begin with the letter R for a family gift exchange. My budget is $20, the potential recipients range from an 18 year old college freshman to a 70 year old. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Dec 26, 2012 -
Can you suggest some stocking stuffers for two boys, ages 11 and 13? They need to be inexpensive ($5ish) and ideally Amazon Prime items.
Unsurprisingly, the boys like sports and video games. I'm a big reader though and I try to instill a reading habit in them when I can. [more inside]
posted by qsysopr
on Dec 19, 2012 -
I'm an adult who has been taking private lessons on a musical instrument for most of this year, and I get along very well with the instructor. But what's most appropriate to do for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by dilettante
on Dec 14, 2012 -
I am looking for gift ideas for a Pollyanna gift exchange.
The theme for the gift is "Royalty". The rules of the exchange allow various forms of trading so it doesn't have to be a gift targeted to any specific type of individual, just fit the theme. The participants are adults. Price range would be $25-$50.
posted by Drinky Die
on Dec 8, 2012 -
How do I become better at buying presents? I procrastinate every xmas because I can't decide what to buy people, the biggest obstacle, I worry the recipient won't like it. Need a breakthrough, what's your super gift-buying workflow? [more inside]
posted by razzman
on Dec 3, 2012 -
[Xmas gift filter] My mother wants to know what I want for Xmas. I am out of ideas - and there are a few issues regarding shopping & shipping. [more inside]
posted by kariebookish
on Nov 28, 2012 -
Christmas gift shopping for ladies in the office, need help with ideas and online shops! [more inside]
posted by xicana63
on Oct 29, 2012 -
A friend from El Salvador unexpectedly got me a very thoughtful xmas gift and I'd like to do the same! What could I get someone from Central America currently living in Australia that they wouldn't expect me to know about? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish
on Dec 12, 2011 -
Where can I find some great small gifts for my much-loved friends? My 4 pals and I get together every month for drinks, dinner, and friend-talk. Christmas is always a special gathering, with small gifts all around. I never feel like I hit the gifts right...they like jewelry, clothes, accessories etc., and they're all very crafty. I just don't have the eye for that stuff, but I love 'em dearly. $15-ish budget a piece. [more inside]
posted by Gusaroo
on Nov 29, 2011 -
For Christmas this year I would love to give my family food-of-the-month type gifts from places like Murrays
, but those places don't deliver to Canada, where most of my family members live. Can you recommend really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG
on Nov 25, 2011 -
Suggestions for non-partisan charities that I can tell my siblings to donate to in lieu of a a Christmas present and advice on telling them I'll be doing the same for their presents? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow
on Oct 27, 2011 -
Mission Impossible? Christmas gifts for wife with a zero dollar budget. Due to my current unemployment, Mrs COD and myself have agreed that we will not spend a single dime on each other for Christmas. We did spend a little so that the kids have a few things to unwrap. However, having nothing under the tree just seems so depressing. Anybody have any creative ideas?
posted by COD
on Dec 21, 2010 -
LastMinuteGiftFilter: Looking for a subscription or experience gift for my boyfriend, ~$40, NOT a magazine. [more inside]
posted by arianell
on Dec 20, 2010 -
Does anyone know where in New York I can buy diabetic friendly/healthy cookies? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid
on Dec 17, 2010 -
I didn't get my limoncello started in time (which I'd usually let go for three or four weeks). Are there any homemade liqueurs I can start tonight that will be ready to drink by Christmas?
posted by mudpuppie
on Dec 13, 2010 -
Gift Filter: Mom wants to be better at the visual part of HTML design (books, software, dvd etc) and Dad is really into investing, Help! [more inside]
posted by modoriculous
on Dec 9, 2010 -
Gift-list filter: what to get an eight-year-old boy who is obsessed with disasters, decay, big things collapsing, and 'Earth after people' scenarios? [more inside]
posted by lovecrafty
on Nov 30, 2010 -
Can you help flesh out this Xmas wish list? 14yo boy; "sports clothing, gift cards, books." [more inside]
posted by kmennie
on Nov 12, 2010 -
'Tis the season, yet again. Please recommend some lovely holiday gifts I can give that are useful, not wasteful. Picky specifics inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 3, 2010 -
Looking for gift ideas for a pollyanna. The theme of the gift is "sweet and sour." Any ideas, mundane or weird are welcome.
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Dec 20, 2009 -
Help me, MeFi elves! What are some tiny, practical, long-lasting, and fun gifts for twentysomethings? Specifically, gifts that are not likely to get thrown out or given away, due to moving far away - so, no books or voltage-specific electronics. I've already done the Swiss Army Knife, and a USB drive is a little too practical. What now?
posted by Xere
on Dec 12, 2009 -
My family decided in November on not buying Christmas gifts this year as we are all adults and have what we need anyway. I get paid once a month and right now am living cheque to cheque. So I spent the money I had saved up on extra credit payments. Now they've changed their minds and all want gifts. I have 25 dollars to last me til the 30th. How do I get through this holiday without being as bitter as I am now? And not feel like a loser for no one having a gift? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese
on Dec 12, 2009 -
I am looking for good/effective/interesting environmental charities to donate to as Christmas gifts to family and friends. Working on 2 tracks 1) Charities that do the most actual good 2) charities that would give unique swag or "works-in-their-name". ~$25-$50 per person. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac
on Dec 12, 2009 -
My son's first Christmas is approaching. Six days afterward he will turn one. Help me make an awesome wish list as the grandparents are already asking for ideas. [more inside]
posted by rebeccabeagle
on Nov 11, 2009 -
I'm looking for Christmas gift ideas for our kids. They are 11, 9, and 6 year old girls.
Specifically, I'm looking for ideas to put together homemade 'kits' that combine multiple items making up a single theme. For example, a calendar making kit with heavy paper setup like an empty calendar for them to number the days, with space for monthly pictures; including markers, stickers, etc.
Or a journal kit with the empty journal, stamps, stickers, etc.
Or a 'game night' kit.
The kit can be for the 3 of them together, or for one of them specifically.
posted by GernBlandston
on Nov 10, 2009 -
It's that time again.. What are some good online stores to buy cool, unique Christmas gifts? [more inside]
posted by carpyful
on Nov 9, 2009 -
I want to make lots of neat little gifts to give friends for Christmas. I'd like these gifts to be useable, elegant, consumable, and grown-up (not decorative, artsy-fartsy crafty crap). My recipients are Pragmatic New Englanders, and would be irked receiving potpourri, eye pillows, embroidered towels, door-hangings, pine-cone-bird feeders, or anything of that ilk. Hence: consumables. In the past I've had past successes making figgy pudding with brandy butter and a collection of homemade ketchups, relishes, mustards, and chutneys, but this year I want to move out of the kitchen. Blow me away with millions of amazing little home-made gift suggestions. [more inside]
posted by mr. remy
on Nov 6, 2009 -
In previous years I've made a lot of cookies
to give away to friends and family around the holidays. This year I'd like to do something a little different, but still make it a gift of food. [more inside]
posted by sararah
on Nov 5, 2009 -