Cluelesshusbandfilter: Ladies! Help a semi-clueless husband find a book bag for his lovely wife!!! [more inside]
When does your family open Christmas presents from each other? [more inside]
My boyfriend and I would like to bring some traditional Austin or Texas foods to Louisiana for his family to try over the holidays. Basically, we're looking for tasty treats that will withstand 8 hours in the car (we're bringing a cooler, so cold stuff is fine). So far we've thought of sausage from Lockhart and Bee Butter from the Bee Cave Honey Company. We need some more/better ideas!
Help me think of cute ways to show my new boyfriend that I'm thinking about him over the holidays! [more inside]
Christmas Cookies Disasters filter: I was making Aunt Sis's Strawberry Tart Cookies, Gourmet's favorite from 1993. They spreaded into flat disks. [more inside]
I was a dolt and missed the deadline to ship my Mom's potential Christmas gift to my parent's house before I left town. So now I'm left with one weekend in NYC to find her something pretty for the home that's also small enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase. I need recommendations for classy, inexpensive stores in NYC that carry unique and/or handmade bowls, candle holders, tableware, etc for under $80. [more inside]
I'm looking for gift ideas for a family member who is into snowboarding. He already has all the basics but I do know he needs a new pair of goggles (which shouldn't be hard to find). I'm also interested in any cool accessories that you could recommend beyond the basic stuff your average snowboarder would have. The price range I'm looking for is around $50. Thanks in advance!
What should I do in Istanbul on New Year's Eve? [more inside]
Best gift for under $30? [more inside]
I'm off to Beijing for the Christmas break and want to take my friends out for a big xmas dinner. It's my first time to the city and I'm struggling to find any good guides to food there. Any recommendations for a good slap-up meal on the 25th? I'll be staying around Chao Yang.
What are some actual examples of this Christmas-time cliche? [more inside]
Manhattan Church filter: My partner's sister is coming for Christmas Eve, and would like to attend mass. [more inside]
How do I celebrate my first Messianic Hanukkah? No one else in my family is Jewish, and they're trying to "make me" celebrate Xmas. [more inside]
Throwing a Doctor Who Christmas special party! I'm in need of clever ideas. [more inside]
Two Toronto residents staying in the city over Xmas for the first time. What if any are the quintessential entertainments (restaurants, masses, sporting events, traditions, whatever) taking place in or around Toronto on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St Stephens' Day? [more inside]
Help me send virtual gifts to my kids overseas. [more inside]
Posting this for a fellow librarian, searching for the title of a book or story having to do with a lonely Christmas tree that finally gets chosen by a couple, who then put the tree on the mast of their boat. The story/book is from 30-40 years ago. It is not "The Fir Tree" by Hans Christian Andersen, or "The Legend of the Three Trees". It also has nothing to do with "The Christmas Tree Ship".
Holiday gift giving dilemma: I have two half-sisters. One always thanks me for gifts. The other rarely does. How to remain on good terms with both, but not feel like a chump? [more inside]
The missus and I will be in Baja for the holidays, winging it as usual with no agenda. Where should we go, especially for Christmas and New Years Eve? [more inside]
We're not exchanging gifts! What do I do? [more inside]
Christmasgiftfilter: I am in England. I'm looking for suggestions for little gifts to take to the American family. Or generic gift suggestion lists. [more inside]
What can I start to do now to make my wife's Xmas birthday better. [more inside]
This is the first time that I've bought my father an unsolicited Christmas gift and I want to attach something to indicate its emotional weight for me. I'm thinking of written pieces. Suggestions? [more inside]
Clever/pretty ways to "wrap" gifts that are just pieces of paper? [more inside]
Christmas Song Filter: I'm looking for the best, current, classic Christmas song covers by today's popular artists. [more inside]
Trying to locate a restaurant in New York famous for its Christmas lights. [more inside]
This year, I have decided to plan a Surprise Christmas Party, mostly for my parents. Does anyone have any tips for helping me pull this off? [more inside]
Help me find a great handbag for my wife! I've really taken a liking to the Furla Frida as in this Sartorialist pic (handbag on the left). I can't find it anywhere as it came out last year (except for $600 in the UK). I've done all of the top line google searches etc... Please post suggestions of places to look or for similar items if you know of any. I'm also in LA if there are appropriate brick and mortar solutions. Used is great too.
Looking for a $15-25 white elephant gift that starts with the letter D [more inside]
[Xmas Filter] I'm doing my Christmas shopping, and I'm a bit stuck on what I need to get my mother. She likes culinary-cultural history books, preferably with recipes. Suggestions? [more inside]
Fake, jokey carbon credits? [more inside]
Does anybody know where i can buy these Christmas tree lights, or some similar to them, either on the internet (preferably) or in the real world? [more inside]
I have a Christmas tree with lots of lights on it. The lights are wired in series and are currently not working. So somewhere on this set of lights one or more lights are not functioning. It is a major pain, swapping bulbs for known good ones or peering into each and every bulb with a torch to see if you can spot whether the filiment is still there. What is the easiest way to find the non functioning bulbs and get the lights working again?
Will clear finish/gloss still work in the cold? [more inside]
Books? Help me christmas shop for my 4 year old niece and 2 year old nephew. [more inside]
Do atheists and agnostics put up Christmas trees? [more inside]
Can you help me figure out how to use my 8 day Christmas Vacation to get somewhere warm and have a ton of fun? [more inside]
Crafty Gift Filter: Help! I need a place in the DC metro area that sells crafty gifts. [more inside]
I collect St. Nicholas Christmas villages from Kohls. I am looking for some mountains I can buy or make to put my villiages on, or some creative ideas or material I can make hills out of. I have looked everywhere on the web and can't find anything. Any ideas???
I love this song by Dolly, but what exactly is a "Hard Candy Christmas"?
I just decided to take a winter vacation to Switzerland for the week before Christmas with my friend. I have never been to Switzerland (or outside North America for that matter) and I was wondering if anyone had been to Switzerland and had suggestions about what to do/where to go? I am up for anything! [more inside]
How do I go about holiday tipping? [more inside]
I am looking to wrap a 12' dogwood's trunk and branches to get an effect similar to this. But if a max of 3 strands of 100 mini lights connected end to end is the recommendation for safety, how would I configure it? Thanks, Heather
Here we go again on cross-faded CDs... Is there any software for Windows, currently available, and cheaper than, say, CD-Architect (:-), which will let me make up a playlist for a CD, and then individually adjust the amount of overlap between each pair of source tracks, and do all the mixing and cue-sheet work necessary to give me a CD with one big long track, but the proper Q subcode to make the display and individual track selection work properly? [more inside]
Help me host an awesome Christmas with games where my family competes to win the right to donate to the food bank. [more inside]
I am trying to find a site that will help the family manage our Christmas lists. 6 family members. Unique logins. Each member can input their lists and everyone else in our group can see it. Now, when I buy a present for someone, I would like everyone else to be able to see that I already bought that present, EXCEPT for the person that I bought the present for. For example, if I see my brother wants an MP3 player, and I buy one, my sister can check the site/list and see the MP3 player has been taken. But, I do not want my brother to be able to see that anyone else bought that present. Emailing while viable, is messy. Any ideas?
Is there a Christmas movie that's horribly bleak with like terrible things happening to children or broken dreams or general sadness and woe or maybe like cancer, and that doesn't end well?
Nostalgiafilter: Does anyone remember an animatronic Grinch display at department stores in the 1970s?
Does anyone else that grew up in the 70s/early 80s remember the animatronic Grinch Christmas exhibit thing? [more inside]
Christmas Gift Filter: Uncle who does and needs nothing. What to get? [more inside]
What are popular stores to buy jeans and sweaters as a gift for a 14 year old boy I've never met? [more inside]