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What should I ask my mom to get me in Scotland?

My mom is flying to Scotland today for a long business trip. She texted me asking if there is anything I wanted from there. She used to always get me tea on these trips, but I'm cutting it out of my diet. What should I ask for that's not too expensive? Something I can't get in the U.S. Midwest.
posted by Alluring Mouthbreather on Sep 17, 2016 - 21 answers

Cultural membership ideas for someone in NYC for one semester

My sister-in-law, originally from Europe, is a visiting student in NYC this Fall. For her upcoming birthday, I thought a cultural membership or NYC experience would be fun. Maybe something her student budget would not ordinarily be spent towards. Based on this question and other threads, I thought membership to MoMa, Whitney, or New Museum may be options. The only issue is that she is only here from now till December 2016 and the memberships are for 1 year. Or maybe a trapeze class. [more inside]
posted by allthingsconsidered on Sep 16, 2016 - 12 answers

Family member has cancer

I am looking for ideas to support and comfort him. It's stage IV prostate cancer, which will give him several more years, at least with treatment. [more inside]
posted by annsunny on Sep 2, 2016 - 4 answers

Ideas for "home library" kit as a wedding gift

A couple of literary friends are getting married, and I'd like to indulge their bibliophile tendencies. What are some ideas for gifts that would make practical additions to a home library? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Aug 27, 2016 - 25 answers

Grownup camp care package

My 42 year old sister is going to camp. I want to send her a care package appropriate for a kid at camp in the 1980s. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 20, 2016 - 39 answers

Birthday gift: BFF edition (bonus points if Adele related)

My best friend's birthday is at the end of this month. We are going to see Adele in concert next month in NYC. I wanted to get her either Adele or concert related gift to begin the excitement. She is early 30's and her interests include all things pink, concerts and Broadway shows, 90's music and boybands, makeup. Dislikes include trying new foods, sports, driving.
posted by allthingsconsidered on Aug 12, 2016 - 4 answers

Food/gift ideas to bring to family in Denmark & Sweden?

We'll be visiting cousins and their kids (toddlers thru tweens & a teen) in Denmark and Sweden in August. We're coming from upstate NY. We've got books & comics plus some gross US candy for the kids, but are stumped on anything to bring to the adults. We're packing very light, so small is good. What's novel, or amusing, or tasty that comes from the US and is uncommon in Scandinavia? Extra or alternate kid gift suggestions are also still welcomed!
posted by chr1sb0y on Jul 25, 2016 - 18 answers

Need a nerdy, ball-shaped gift for a testicular cancer survivor

My friend is celebrating his five year testicular cancer-free diagnosis in December, and I'd really like to get him something amusing and wonderful as a gift. He's a pretty big nerd with a wonderful sense of humor about being post orchiectomy, so I'd love to get him something that's both commemorative and slyly hilarious - something he'd see and smile at every day that doesn't scream Lance Armstrong's missing testicle. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jul 15, 2016 - 30 answers

Gift delivery in Seoul

A friend's parents hosted my child and I for a few days in Seoul and were very generous as hosts. I'd like to have a gift delivered to them to thank them. I'm thinking flowers or fruit. I need to be able to order from the US, in English. Taking suggestions for what would be appropriate.
posted by k8t on Jun 15, 2016 - 4 answers

Gift idea for colleague with insomnia and very loud neighbours

My lovely colleague's birthday is this weekend, and i want to gift her something nice for around 15-20$. She's in her 50's, and recently ( possibly menopause related ) has been sleeping really poorly which in turn makes her super cranky. She lives above a restaurant and the noise insulation is terrible, and that's not helping her sleep. She's in an ongoing fight with the restaurant owner about the noise and is looking to move out as soon as possible, but that might take another year. [more inside]
posted by PardonMyFrench on Jun 14, 2016 - 8 answers

A thoroughly modern magi

A young heterosexual couple in San Francisco try to give each other gifts for their anniversary. They give up something of value to themselves to buy each other a gift, but when the exchange occurs they realize that what they bought for the other is dependent on something the other has already given up. What have they given each other, and what have they lost? [more inside]
posted by permiechickie on Jun 11, 2016 - 22 answers

Gift for a Polish doctor going back to school?

I've been working with a Polish MD for a few years (as a secretary) and he is now going a different way, I am hoping to give him a gift to remind him of me, or at least leave him with a good impression. [more inside]
posted by the uncomplicated soups of my childhood on Jun 10, 2016 - 10 answers

Looking for beach-friendly rugged analog radio under $75

I'm looking for a father's day gift - a durable, water-resistant radio with a long battery life. Analog radios are a thing of the past, so my choices are really limited.... [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Jun 10, 2016 - 5 answers

Gift ideas for a poet

My best friend recently had her poem published for the first time (and got paid!). I'm very excited for her! I'm seeing her tonight for dinner and would like to give her a nice congratulatory gift. I was planning on a simple bouquet of flowers but I'm wondering if there are other ideas? Ideally something I could pick up after work and give tonight but I would also consider something to give her later if it was special enough to wait for. [more inside]
posted by daisies on Jun 10, 2016 - 6 answers

Gifts for my gay husband

My husband is a gay man. I am a straight woman. This is not a problem. Finding a birthday present is the problem. [more inside]
posted by chausette puppette on Jun 9, 2016 - 27 answers

Scandinavia related gift ideas for Father's Day

Looking for a Father's Day gift for my dad related to our upcoming trip to Scandinavia. Need help with ideas... [more inside]
posted by downtohisturtles on Jun 9, 2016 - 7 answers

I'm looking for gift ideas for a surfer.

Hi! I have a friend who has a birthday coming up. Male, in his 40's. Loves to surf. Lives on his sailboat. Any ideas? Something that can be ordered online is best, I don't have access to stores. Price range <$100. Anything you can recommend that is surfing related, or useful on a sailboat would be greatly appreciated!
posted by Alpenglow on Jun 9, 2016 - 10 answers

Awesome gift for 11yo niece in Japan

As it says in the title - visiting Japan soon, and need a gift for an 11 year old girl who likes "small, pretty things" (per her mom). I'm looking for something that will feel a touch exotic - something specifically American, though globalization makes this a tad more challenging. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Jun 9, 2016 - 23 answers

UK parent gifting me, a US resident alien, not yet citizen

My father is going to give me around £20,000 within the next couple months. YANML/tax expert. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2016 - 6 answers

Gift ideas for an overworked, overscheduled preteen?

Looking for a gift that could help a young girl deal gracefully with the stress of her teen years. [more inside]
posted by Anyamatopoeia on Jun 6, 2016 - 21 answers

Help me compile a list of locations from fantasy/sci fi series?

I am making a gift for a couple and I need your help! Part of the gift will contain a list of fantasy locations (i.e. LOTR - Mordor) from different sci-fi and fantasy franchises/worlds, with the overall theme being "Home is whereever I'm with you". My list only has three locations on it so far, and I'm struggling to come up with more. Don't constrain yourself--it doesn't matter if the locations are from movies, TV, books, anime, or something else. The couple is in their mid to late 20s, so contemporary-ish is probably best, but I'll take anything you've got! If it helps, I know they love Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica, Doctor Who, Star Wars, and other shows/movies in that vein. Thanks!
posted by lucy.jakobs on Jun 5, 2016 - 25 answers

Bday gift for tomorrow

A beloved person turns 21 tomorrow. Will be seeing said person this weekend. But would like to acknowledge this milestone on actual day. Difficulty level: said person is in Stockholm (suburb) and I'm in California. Stockholm is 9 hours ahead. Swedes: Can I get a Lilla My mug delivered? Flowers? Ideas welcome. Under $100. Thanks!
posted by Bella Donna on May 31, 2016 - 2 answers

Service-based new baby gift in London

My brother and his wife are expecting their first child any day now. I want to get them a service-type gift they can use to make their lives easier post-baby. [more inside]
posted by Aubergine on May 26, 2016 - 13 answers

Folktale Finder! Gifts of Riches but Poor Man Beats them All?

Mythfinder help. What's the story where everyone tries to prove their love by giving someone (the father?) expensive things, but someone ( a poor son?) gives a humble but heartfelt gift that pleases the elder the most. [more inside]
posted by yes I said yes I will Yes on May 21, 2016 - 6 answers

Gift ideas for my best friend at med school

I'm in med school right now, and my best friend in my class is about to have a birthday (during our last week of classes before our last summer break ever). I'm looking for some help brainstorming potential gift ideas. Information about his interests inside. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on May 20, 2016 - 8 answers

pen & PAPER

Recommend me a board/tabletop game involving paper to give to my spouse for our first wedding anniversary. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2016 - 17 answers

Godbaby's christening gift

What should we get our godbaby for his christening present? [more inside]
posted by mgrrl on May 3, 2016 - 10 answers

Gift for my son's (exceptional)teacher Aide who has everything!!

My son is 18 years old and has special needs . He has been with this teacher aide for 6 years.She has helped him with academics, social skills and even made him get ready for college. She has made a huge difference in our son's life. She hasn't been working for money.She has everything in life. She is an amazing lady who is very smart,highly educated, worked in wall street and took this job to make a difference in someone's life. My son was very fortunate to have her. She loves my son and has helped him to become a young man heading to college. I can't compensate for everything she has done. [more inside]
posted by SunPower on Apr 28, 2016 - 19 answers

London, UK filter: help me come up with a wedding gift!

My friend is getting married this week, yay! I didn't get her a present originally because it's a destination wedding, but I've changed my mind and really want to get her and her hubby something nice that would be an "experience" (like a night out or something). What London-based thing (i.e. gift cert to a hip restaurant) can I get her? Needs to be something I can buy online, as I'm not in London. [more inside]
posted by Paper rabies on Apr 27, 2016 - 5 answers

When a "get well soon" card is not quite enough

About a year ago, my family moved into a house in a new neighborhood. Our next door neighbors have been welcoming from the beginning and we like them a lot. We found out recently that our neighbor had a heart attack, and is currently recuperating at home while taking a break from work. We'd like to get a gift to show our support. Flowers seem insufficient, Gift Basket maybe too impersonal. We're feeling stumped and would love some ideas. [more inside]
posted by cubby on Apr 25, 2016 - 16 answers

d20 with all 20s

Where can I find a d20 (20-sided die) with 20s on every side? [more inside]
posted by ghostbikes on Apr 22, 2016 - 13 answers

Appropriate thank you presents for people who helped with our adoption

We'd like to get some thoughtful 'thank-you' presents for 3 people who helped us with our adoption last year. But we don't know them that well, don't want to give just a token, and don't want to give an impersonal gift card. [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Apr 15, 2016 - 8 answers

How do I get a really nice but simple delivery fruit basket?

Pretty much what the question asks. My mom's birthday is coming up. I'm far away. The parents don't need anymore stuff. They need less stuff. But, something healthy and delicious and a treat would be nice. Shipping to Connecticut, USA. [more inside]
posted by Gotanda on Apr 11, 2016 - 20 answers

Thanking my vet for really exceptional service?

In the last four months, I lost both of my beloved cats to cancer. During the great cat die-off, my vet was not only a vet-- he was a friend, a shrink and a sanity check. He emailed me daily, even on his vacation. He did free house calls. He called me several times a week. I would like to thank him in some way which is both a big enough thank you and not too much. [more inside]
posted by frumiousb on Apr 7, 2016 - 11 answers

Restaurant gift certificate redeemed before I used it?!

My sisters got me a $100 gift certificate to a nice restaurant here a few months ago (think really nice steak and seafood, there are a couple others elsewhere in the country; I'm in California). They bought it online, emailed me the link, etc. we finally use it last, go to pay, and are told that the balance is $0 and the certificate was already used approximately 6 days after I received it!! [more inside]
posted by namemeansgazelle on Mar 26, 2016 - 9 answers

Thank you for a generous boss

My boss gave me a very (very) generous gift. What is an appropriate way to thank him? Buying him things seems a little gauche as his price range is so far above mine. I was thinking a card but that seems like not enough for what the gift was. Hope me?
posted by platypus of the universe on Mar 25, 2016 - 12 answers

gift for two year old and for new parents

Hi everyone. I am going to be traveling in a month and staying with close friends, whose children I am fairy godparent to. Nephew #1 is two and a half, nephew #2 is going to be less than 3 months old. I would like to get a gift for nephew #1, the two and a half year old, and perhaps something for the parents. My needs are fairly simple, but I'm not around kids much and I don't know what I'm doing. More details under the cut. [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax on Mar 25, 2016 - 23 answers

What should I give away at my special event?

I work for a community non-profit organization. A local iconic structure in our neighborhood is turning 50 years old this year. On its actual 50th birthday, the community will be invited to visit it and take part in a couple of special activities, and we’d like to have a giveaway item that will be exclusively for that day’s visitors. What should it be?? [more inside]
posted by hansbrough on Mar 18, 2016 - 28 answers

Gift ideas for an electric bass beginner

One of my friends is learning to play bass, I've been helping him out with some basic stuff as I play guitar, but I don't know much bass specific stuff. It's his birthday soon, and I'd like to get him something bass related. Is there a book, a piece of kit or anything really that you'd recommend? The stuff we're going through is mainly blues/rock. Thanks.
posted by Ned G on Mar 11, 2016 - 10 answers

Gift for someone starting a job that involves international travel?

I have a friend and coworker who is quitting to take a job related to international development. I'd like to get her a small gift to celebrate this new stage in her life. The new job involves some international travel - probably one week away out of every 2-3 months. I'm thinking it would be nice to get her something that is supportive of her new job - maybe something that will make the travel nicer. What should I get her? What are small things that improve life for international business travelers? [more inside]
posted by aka burlap on Mar 9, 2016 - 35 answers

Gift for foster parents?

A client just brought home a newborn foster baby. Is it appropriate to send a gift? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Mar 8, 2016 - 22 answers

What's a good present for a coworker backpacking through Europe?

Our receptionist/admin assistant is leaving us next month. Her plan is to backpack across Europe for three months. She deserves a great going-away present, but I don't want to give her stuff she can't travel with/will only end up going in storage. Help! [more inside]
posted by quincunx on Feb 12, 2016 - 26 answers

Garden-themed gift / poem

For my sister's milestone birthday, my gift is garden themed but I need your help. [more inside]
posted by little_dog_laughing on Feb 8, 2016 - 6 answers

Faraway mom friend and newborn: how to help?

One of my best friends from childhood just gave birth to her second child, a ten-pound boy, in an ice storm. Yikes! We've been texting, and she's had a challenging time with it so far. What can I do to help? [more inside]
posted by witchen on Jan 31, 2016 - 16 answers

What to get as a gift for a host?

My wife and I will be going to Florida on vacation for a week at the end of February. We bought a condo earlier this year, and one of our neighbors is an older couple that has a winter home near Orlando. Their place has a semi-separate one-bedroom living space, and they very generously offered to allow us to stay there while we're on vacation, which will save us a few hundred dollars in hotel costs. [more inside]
posted by markslack on Jan 22, 2016 - 7 answers

A gift for my Vietnamese mentor?

Looking for an awesome thank you gift for a coworker. [more inside]
posted by mismatchedsock on Dec 28, 2015 - 2 answers

Gift Giving in China

I'm planning to give all of my teaching assistants a present for Christmas. Would it be rude to not give a present to the managerial staff? I've also heard that it's rude to give people higher up the same present. Please help me understand appropriate gifting. [more inside]
posted by Trifling on Dec 24, 2015 - 5 answers

Portland experience gifts?

What are some good <$200 experience or gastronomical gifts from Portland? [more inside]
posted by rhizome on Dec 22, 2015 - 9 answers

What is this gift my friend got?

Hi. A friend of mine received a gift at work and has no idea what it is. Can you help us out? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Dec 22, 2015 - 13 answers

Amazing paper products in New York

I am looking for an interesting card and a little box or envelope big enough to give something the size of a silver dollar. The gift is for an illustrator so I am feeling self-conscious about getting something they will really appreciate. Handmade, beautiful, interesting, well designed would be notes I want to hit. Ideally in NYC but mail order could be OK too.
posted by the anticipation of a new lover's arrival on Dec 18, 2015 - 7 answers

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