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2013 gift guide guide

I really like holiday gift guides, which combine the illusion of thoughtful shopping with the ruthless efficiency of the internet. It's easy to find guides from popular websites and publications, but surely there are more and weirder out there on the web. What is your favorite 2013 gift guide? What are the most interesting gift guides from blogs and niche publications? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Dec 10, 2013 - 9 answers

The Lazy Gift Giver

This is a question about giving gift cards at a work Christmas get together. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Frankly, my dear, I don't give edam.

Help me give the gift of cheese! Particularly Spanish, French, or Greek. [more inside]
posted by troika on Nov 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Help me find cool gifts for two hard-to-buy-for boys.

Please hope me! I am trying find a suitable gift for my pre-teen and early teenage relatives. [more inside]
posted by Spinneret on Nov 25, 2012 - 18 answers

Holiday Project Time!

Hello crafty-folks! It's 2012 & once again I have realized that I have not learned to knit in time to give everyone handmade scarves for the holidays. So what new awesome projects can you suggest for holiday gift-giving? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Nov 7, 2012 - 17 answers

How do I gift an Amazon Prime membership?

How do I gift an Amazon Prime membership? [more inside]
posted by RUPure on Dec 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me, help them, help us all

I need a book recommendation for my conservative parents, something of critical thinking subject matter but not tip them off its picked to change the way they think. [more inside]
posted by MiltonRandKalman on Dec 7, 2011 - 20 answers

What kind of holiday gifts can I give to my biggest fans for the holidays?

I know I'm a little late to still be working on this, but what kind of holiday gifts would be totally awesome to give to my biggest supporters for the holidays? [more inside]
posted by rinosaur on Dec 6, 2011 - 6 answers

Dad Sure Needs Expensive Tools...

With holiday gift guides in magazines, what is the process like? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Dec 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Awesome and practical Etsy gifts?

What are some practical and reasonably-priced Etsy shops and/or gifts? [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second on Nov 10, 2011 - 12 answers

The best non-denominational federally recognized day of celebration ever!

Work Filter: I'm a supervisor of eight employees and want to buy them something small that will show them my appreciation at the holiday season. How small? Let's say $10-15 a piece. Did I mention that I'm a low-level supervisor? [more inside]
posted by Draccy on Dec 13, 2010 - 30 answers

Barring Oompa-Loompas and Scrumdiddlyumptious bars ...

I'm selecting a corporate holiday gift (chocolate, bien sûr) to go out to Canadian clients and would appreciate the refined tastes of MeFites. [more inside]
posted by Devika on Dec 13, 2010 - 19 answers

Gift wrap charity event in the Bay Area?

Gift wrap charity event in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by lore on Nov 29, 2010 - 1 answer

Practical but wonderful gifts?

'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 - 25 answers

Walnut-Sized Gifts of Awesomeness?

I absolutely LOVE the idea of the walnut advent calendar that was mentioned here. Help me figure out what to put in them! [more inside]
posted by Kattiara17 on Nov 11, 2009 - 7 answers

Giving the gift of deliciousness

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 - 42 answers

It's almost holiday time - let the neroses begin!

Holiday gift giving going out of my comfort zone but I don't wanna be a scrooge. Please hope me. Longish explanation inside. [more inside]
posted by pointystick on Nov 2, 2009 - 36 answers

Can one order up a miracle?

Online shopping in Calgary - help! [more inside]
posted by faineant on Dec 17, 2008 - 11 answers

How to gift wrap certificates?

Clever/pretty ways to "wrap" gifts that are just pieces of paper? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Dec 10, 2008 - 16 answers

Name my supergiftguide

nameFilter: new blog of holiday gift recommendations/guides needs a name/domain. I cannot turn a phrase, Help! [more inside]
posted by striker on Nov 26, 2008 - 2 answers

Where are the awesome flat, non-fragile gifts?

What should I get my kind, but difficult to shop for in-laws for Christmas? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Nov 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Gift Baskets: Ideas and Alternatives?

GiftBasketFilter: I've been tasked with prototyping a holiday-themed gift basket that a high-end car dealership will present to car buyers during the season. The contents of the baskets will be mostly wine and wine-related objects. I'm having difficulty coming up with a presentation that will be "classy" enough to satisfy the audience but easy enough to mass-produce. [more inside]
posted by chudmonkey on Nov 25, 2007 - 18 answers

How to spice up a gift exchange?

Ideas for twist on traditional holiday gift exchange? [more inside]
posted by FergieBelle on Sep 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Spreading cheer with festive food

(not cookies) food gifts. I'd like some recipes for not too expensive, not too hard to make, but stunning food gifts that are easy to package and give away for the holidays. Got any gems you'd be willing to share? [more inside]
posted by nnk on Dec 13, 2006 - 35 answers

Where can I buy fancy sausages online ?

Where can I buy fancy sausages online ? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Nov 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Calling all passive-aggressives

What are some good examples of gifts that are anything but? I know the obvious classics--drums for a 2-year-old, liquor for an alcoholic--but am looking for ones that are more insidious. Oh yes, there's [more inside]
posted by sfkiddo on Nov 2, 2006 - 79 answers

Good Gift for Haircutters?

I'd like to get a small gift for the lady that cuts my hair -- ideally, something to share with her other five employees (all female). They are all very sweet ladies, and take good care of me, so I'd like to get something for her/them just to say thanks and show some holiday cheer. Ideas?
posted by davidmsc on Dec 20, 2005 - 7 answers

How much to spend on office holiday gifts

How much should I spend/what should I buy for support staff/secretaries at work for the holidays? [more inside]
posted by cushie on Dec 7, 2005 - 11 answers

Gifts we can make for daycare caregivers?

What can we make to give as x-mas/holiday gifts to 6 "floater" daycare staff who take care of our kids sometimes, without breaking the bank? Or alternatively, what can we buy them for 10-15 bucks each that is nice and/or useful? Each child (ages 2 and 5) has 2 fulltime caregivers in their room, but this year there are about 6 additional "floater" staff members who help out, fill in on sick days etc. who we really feel deserve something too, to show our appreciation. [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Nov 5, 2005 - 7 answers

Unique Mother's Day gifts

With Mother's Day around the corner, I'd like to find something around $30 for mine (I love her but I'm poor). [more inside]
posted by NickDouglas on May 3, 2005 - 16 answers

Should I give my boss a Christmas present?

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 - 32 answers

Holiday gift giving games?

What kinds of holiday gift giving games do you play with your friends? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by Caviar on Dec 3, 2004 - 11 answers

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