The #1 item on my eight year-old son's Christmas list is "AN ACTUAL PENGUIN". Please help me creatively accommodate his request without violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew
on Dec 17, 2013 -
I end up in these situations where I need to buy a gift for a kid in the extended family, but the idea of just buying regular toys always seems lame. I like being a creative gift-giver.
Can you give me some ideas for unique gifts for kids that would go over well? [more inside]
posted by dosterm
on Jun 18, 2013 -
I'd like to buy my friend a Pendleton blanket as a gift, however, I don't have the time to source one, nor do I have the fundage right now. Are there alternatives? [more inside]
posted by ElectricGoat
on Nov 8, 2012 -
I want to buy my dad a book for Christmas. And I know which one.
He is reading all his books on his fancy new iPad these days
How do I buy him books now? I don't want to just send a gift card.
posted by SLC Mom
on Dec 17, 2011 -
I'm sending my brother + SIL a handmade baby bunting that has been around cats...and they have a dog. It is reasonable or rude to let them know this in case the dog finds it irresistibly chewable? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay
on Sep 17, 2011 -
My children are finishing the year at a primary school in Ireland. Their teachers have been wonderful and I want to give them an end of the year thank you gift. In the U.S. gift certificates are popular but I'm unsure of the etiquette surrounding gift giving in this situation. Please advise. Thank you!
posted by KTrujillo
on Jun 21, 2008 -
Gifts for godparent-types? We've asked about a dozen people to be "mentors" to our rugrat, in an area of their choice. What do we get them to say thanks and that they have a special bond with her? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate
on Aug 6, 2007 -
I've already got the xmas gift figured out, now I'm trying to figure out how
to give it...so what are some creative/clever/funny ways you've given
gifts? [more inside]
posted by 777
on Dec 12, 2006 -
Gift suggestions for: A clarinettist, a violist, and a cellist(who is also a composer).
~$50 each, I have 12 days to get these gifts. Prefer online ordering. [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Mar 19, 2006 -
WorkplaceEtiquetteFilter: I plan to give my boss his Christmas gift tomorrow. But now I've seen some people on some other sites (fark, ahem) saying that getting a gift for the boss is "ass-sucking" (they sure have a way of talking over there!). So I'm wondering: is my rather nice gift going to be perceived as my being an ass? [+] [more inside]
posted by u.n. owen
on Dec 21, 2004 -
What kinds of holiday gift giving games do you play with your friends? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by Caviar
on Dec 3, 2004 -