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Wedding gift for the adult sister I'm just getting to know

At age 43, I found my birth family. (Original post. MeTa.) In addition to my birth mother and many other relatives, I've gained an adult sister. I'm now 44 and she's 29. We're slowly getting to know each other. My birth mother informed me the day we met last June that I'd be going to my sister's (up until then her only daughter, as far as the world knew) wedding in Key West in March. I was so thrilled by the whirlwind of everything, and I wanted to keep the hoopla surrounding my integration into the family as minimally disruptive to her planning the big event, that I've kind of forgotten something important until now: What on earth should I get her as a wedding present? [more inside]
posted by ImproviseOrDie on Jan 17, 2014 - 28 answers

R is for... really cool gift that begins with R?

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 - 18 answers

Help me buy clothes for someone who hates clothes.

Should I get my brother clothes for Christmas? Good gift ideas for an ABD? [more inside]
posted by kat518 on Dec 15, 2012 - 10 answers

What can I do for a family member going to prison soon?

My brother is going to prison in December, possibly for a decade or more. What can I do for him, both emotionally and practically? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Nov 14, 2012 - 19 answers

So. Assuming we can't reanimate Rod Serling and invite him over.

What should I get my mom for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 23 answers

Take the money and run!

My 'rents want to support me. I don't really feel like I need their support anymore. Am I being silly by not considering their offer of money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 39 answers

$3 christmas!

Tell me your best gift ideas for under $3! [more inside]
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Nov 28, 2011 - 43 answers

Gift ideas for my boyfriend’s dad?

Help me pick a great gift for my boyfriend’s dad. I’m spending Christmas Day with my partner’s family. They do a Kris Kringle for the adults, and I’ve drawn my partner’s father. I’ve only met him twice (the dad, not my partner). He seems lovely but I have absolutely no idea what to get him. I’ve asked my boyfriend of course, but he is not exactly brimming with ideas. Help! [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Dec 1, 2010 - 20 answers

What book should I give to my father-in-law?

Book recommendations for a retired anthropologist? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Oct 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Help a California girl spending 9 months in India feel connected to family and home?

Genius MeFi Brain Trust: my very sweet, very sharp fiancee will be conducting the bulk of her PhD research on a Fulbright in India this year (Delhi and points beyond TBD). She's been once before for a couple of months and she's asked me to get her a birthday present that helps remind her of home and her family. [more inside]
posted by chrisco on Aug 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Help Me Help Her

What can I give or do for my supervisor to show my support and help her with the stress of caring for a family member after a lung transplant? [more inside]
posted by princesspathos on Aug 5, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me make up Mothers Day!

Help me give my wife a great mother's day present. [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Jun 14, 2010 - 11 answers

Am I crazy to offer a gift of financial planning services to my cousins?

My Aunt, Uncle and cousins have never been good with money, and have also never had well paying jobs. My Uncle has just inherited a (low) six-figure sum. Do I try to help them out by offering to build a financial plan for them? [more inside]
posted by RecalcitrantYouth on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Flesh not an option

Help me have the most awesome themed gift this Christmas! A pound of _______ [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Dec 7, 2009 - 31 answers

Spending a $200 gift on the family

I'm looking for a fun and unique way to spend a $200 gift on our family. [more inside]
posted by sagwalla on Jan 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Thank you for being my personal Geek Squad.

Appropriate gift for a volunteer computer techie with fantastic interpersonal skills? [more inside]
posted by variella on Jan 13, 2009 - 7 answers

What's cool in England this year?

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]
posted by K.P. on Dec 11, 2008 - 37 answers

A is for Apples to Apples, J is for Jelly Bellies...

Looking for a $15-25 white elephant gift that starts with the letter D [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Dec 9, 2008 - 25 answers

Help find our family a new board game!

Help me find a new board game to gift my family of sore winners. [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Dec 1, 2008 - 55 answers

Dad-day gift filter

It is my dad’s 70th birthday in a couple of days, and I need to buy him something super, tomorrow. But it’s severely complicated by my dad’s hard-to-buy-for-ness. Help me pick out the gift. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Mar 17, 2008 - 20 answers

An interesting gift for Random Young Bachelor?

Looking for gift ideas for A Single Guy, with essentially no other information. What to get my dad's wife's son for the gift exchange? [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Dec 21, 2007 - 30 answers

You go, my brother! How to help?

My brother is about to achieve his dream and open a musicvenue/ restaurant / nightclub . I'm so very happy for him and want to offer encouragement. What would be a really good christmas gift in this vein? [more inside]
posted by mkim on Dec 16, 2007 - 10 answers

Should I get either of my step-siblings baby-warming gifts?

My two stepsisters each recently gave birth. Should I get either of them a gift? It gets a little complicated. [more inside]
posted by drycleanonly on Apr 22, 2007 - 18 answers

Does anyone know the kind of book I'm aiming for?

Are there any books you think a smart, grieving preteen would find comforting or of use? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Dec 17, 2006 - 15 answers

Help with buying a potential family heirloom

As strange as it sounds, I need help picking out a gift for myself from my dead brother. [more inside]
posted by Ekim Neems on Nov 20, 2006 - 16 answers

What are good cheap gifts for kids this year?

I've got too many nieces and nephews to buy christmas gifts for this year and not enough money. Please, oh great and wise collective hive mind of the metafilter abyss, grant me some wisdom as to some great cheap gifts. [more inside]
posted by killThisKid on Oct 19, 2006 - 31 answers

Don't let distance become a barrier to the love of my grandfather

My seventy-seven year old grandfather, maker of pierogies and violins, will have his bladder removed this Friday to help stop the spread of cancer. What can I do to keep him positive? [more inside]
posted by furtive on Jul 5, 2006 - 15 answers

Gag Gift For Odd Boss

I need help with a gag Christmas gift for a father/boss... [more inside]
posted by aburd on Nov 11, 2005 - 4 answers

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