My sister-in-law-to-be will be in London for one month studying this summer. Any ideas for an appropriate gift as I wish her a fun trip? She's been very helpful as Maid of Honor and just a wonderful friend/sister and I want to get her something.
She's a girly-girl from NYC. Thanks.
posted by seinfeld
on Jun 20, 2005 -
As a Father's Day gift, I'm looking to arrange for a couple of green fees at a London (UK) area golf course. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by smcniven
on Jun 15, 2005 -
A friend of mine is off to Europe for a month this fall and as she happens to have a birthday between now and then, I figured it would be a good idea to give her presents that might be useful on such a trip. Not having done it myself, though, I'm not sure what would be most useful. [more inside]
posted by Bezbozhnik
on Jun 13, 2005 -
Suggestions for a gift for a graduating med student friend who will be a pediatrician? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on May 29, 2005 -
My parents are visiting the French Riviera for about a month, and I have their (almost) complete itinerary. I'd love to send something to one of their hotels as a surprise gift, but not sure what. [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on May 26, 2005 -
Giftfilter: I need to buy a gift for a high school grad going off to Film school. I'm looking for cool gifts that he might enjoy. [more inside]
posted by renyoj
on May 22, 2005 -
I recently went to a wedding in Israel with a group of friends. The groom's in-laws let us borrow their car for a week and a friend of the bride acted as tour guide for several days. I'd like to get them each a nice gift in the $100 range, preferably something uniquely American. The inlaws are a 50-ish, fairly cosmopolitan married couple and the bride's friend is a single 30-ish woman. Any suggestions?
posted by electroboy
on May 20, 2005 -
A friend is becoming ordained as a full pastor in the methodist church this spring. He currently is a pastor of a small congregation, of which I am not a member. Any ideas on an appropriate gift? There is a group of five of us who would like to chip in between $30-$60 US and buy something together.
posted by barrista
on May 20, 2005 -
A friend is graduating law school on Saturday, I'd like to give him a gift to mark the occassion. My only qualifiers are that the cost not exceed $100 and the present not be something obvious, which is to say something that he might get from someone else or buy himself. I'd be grateful for any suggestions.
posted by boombot
on May 17, 2005 -
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 -
Is it overly-morbid to thank a (still-living) relative for including you in their will? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 23, 2005 -
Giftfilter: My best friend graduates this week from nursing school, and I want to get her something relatively inexpensive, clever, life-changing, useful and/or meaningful. [more inside]
posted by gatorae
on Apr 23, 2005 -
What are some good gift ideas for a girl turning 18? She's a good student (I think 4.0), likes playing sports (volleyball and basketball) and is going to college this Fall to study microbiology. I'm willing to spend about $20-30. [more inside]
posted by friarjohn
on Apr 12, 2005 -
I'm to be married at the end of the month, any suggestions for Groomsmen gifts that are non-ordinary? [more inside]
posted by ix
on Apr 4, 2005 -
My buddy just got hired, right out of university, by a big-shot consulting firm. What's a good, cheap gift I can give him? [more inside]
posted by sid
on Mar 18, 2005 -
My mum will be 65 on March 18. She can just about buy anything her wee little heart desires. I cannot because money is, well, in short supply. What should I get/buy/do for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by deborah
on Mar 8, 2005 -
Two friends of mine have decided to take the plunge and elope in Las Vegas. I completely support the idea and am trying to think of a gift for them. [more inside]
posted by jmevius
on Feb 22, 2005 -
It's my brother's birthday tomorrow (his 21st!), and I know that he is getting an iPod. I would like to buy him a gift voucher that he can redeem for some tunes, but am getting stuck... [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic
on Feb 21, 2005 -
I'm going to buy my mother a new Mac Mini once the new iteration of OS X is out. Can anyone recommend a decent 15 or 17" flat panel display to go with it? I heard that you can get one for about $250 – $300, are those decent?
posted by luriete
on Feb 13, 2005 -
Is there a good way to go about returning or exhanging gifts without embarrassing anybody? [MI] [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Jan 3, 2005 -
My brother is in Italy (Venice and Vicenza area, mostly) for the next two weeks. What goodies should I demand he bring back? I'm not into coffee or wine.
posted by Soliloquy
on Dec 29, 2004 -
I received a $50 gift card from my parents for Christmas. From Sears. I think the intention was that I would buy underwear and socks. I'd like to swap it for one from a book store, but all the gift card swapping sites seem suspicious or they take too big of a fee. Recommendations?
posted by Mo Nickels
on Dec 26, 2004 -
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 -
More xmas-shopping: Does anyone know of a store in NYC I can buy those swiss army knives with USB hard drives? I know they have them at thinkgeek and amazon etc, but I need it, like, yesterday. Other weird USB devices are also of interest.
posted by edlundart
on Dec 20, 2004 -
I'm trying to suprise a co-worker who's heading to NYC for the New Year's Eve Wilco concert. I'm trying to get him a poster for the concert as a Christmas gift; is it possible to acquire one online? (I live in DC) Google provided a photo blog of this
; are these available for purchase, or are there any posters being sold with the graphic on Wilco's own website
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Dec 20, 2004 -
My SO and I need gifts for our families. Of course this is really late and we are kinda broke. [+] [more inside]
posted by jmgorman
on Dec 19, 2004 -
What's the most head scratch inducing present you've ever gotten?
posted by fenriq
on Dec 17, 2004 -
XmasGiftFilter: I would like to get my sweetie an MP3 player for the upcoming holiday ... but what he really needs is a player that is built exclusively for use in his car. I've tried stuff like cnet reviews with little success -- any suggestions?
posted by anastasiav
on Dec 16, 2004 -
My very organic wife wants a juicer for Christmas - She likes the style
, but it seems quite expensive. Any suggestions? - Also I am in Australia, so if possible, someone who ships international and supplies a 240 volt version
posted by Dag Maggot
on Dec 15, 2004 -
I've just learned that one of my closest friends is pregnant. Since the circumstances surrounding this are a bit unusual, I'm turning to my AskMe comrades for ideas...[mi] [more inside]
posted by Vervain
on Dec 13, 2004 -
I am wanting to purchase an Asian Cookbook for my daughter for Xmas, any suggestions
posted by slew
on Dec 8, 2004 -
Need help with a gift for my spouse. She likes to read memoirs (not biographies) focused on food and/or travel. She's mined this category heaviliy, so titles published this year are a plus.
posted by mojohand
on Dec 7, 2004 -
Australia shopping filter: I'm looking for wine glasses that look like these
for a friend who lives in Australia. They are an Xmas gift, so I would like to find an Australian vendor who would ship it to Brisbane. My google-fu and yahoo-fu are failing me. Anybody have any ideas?
posted by ashbury
on Dec 7, 2004 -
I need help finding a Christmas gift. My girlfriend mentioned recently that she was a big fan of a particular type of cartoon and I'm having trouble finding out 1) what they are exactly, and 2) whether or not they're available for purchase.
The cartoons had a very 1950's feel to them, and the subject matter always dealt with a prediction of the future. Like a cartoony take on what life would be like in the year 2000 from the perspective of the 1950's. They usually played with the classic Looney Toons cartoons on Saturday mornings when I was a kid.
Not much to go on, I know. Any leads?
posted by paulrockNJ
on Dec 6, 2004 -
A friend of mine is a fairly recent Buddhist convert, and his birthday is coming up. I (at least like to pretend to) know about Buddhism, so I thought of getting him some juju beads, which he doesn't have yet. What would be an appropriate style/shape/number/anything for juju beads?
posted by anarcation
on Dec 5, 2004 -
My daughter (18) is a great fan of Bridget Jones. On her Christmas list this year is 'a diary'. Putting 2 and 2 together, I have been searching for a Bridget Jones Diary er, Diary (if you see what I mean).
You know the kind of thing. Imagine a "Winnie the Pooh" Diary with pictures and information (as well as being a diary too). But with stuff from the Bridget Jones Film.
Can't find one anywhere. Have the marketing people missed this wonderful opportunity for Christmas and 2005?
posted by JtJ
on Dec 5, 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 -
My roommate is going to Italy for six months, and refuses to let me buy her a going away present. So, instead of purchasing something, I'd like to maybe make her a few compilation cds of Italian music. Recommendations please! [more inside]
posted by evilbeck
on Nov 30, 2004 -
It's time again for my family to engage in the dreaded tradition of the 20 Questions gift (you can find my post about it last year here
). Last year my mother guessed her gift in about 5 turns, so this year I'm DETERMINED to destroy her. Anyone have any good suggestions?
posted by emptybowl
on Nov 29, 2004 -
I'm looking for a Christmas tree ornament for my wife to celebrate our first Christmas together as married folks. Something unique and special. We're not religious, but Christmas is important to us. Would anybody offer some suggestions?
posted by DakotaPaul
on Nov 26, 2004 -
My wife recieved a gift-certificate for a massage as a baby shower present. I've searched google and found that it's common practice to tip your massage therapist, but how about in this situation? Should we assume the tip is included in the gift-certificate?
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Nov 12, 2004 -
I'd like to show my appreciation to the gardien
of my apartment building. He helped me carry a washing machine up 8 floors some months ago, and he's a real nice guy. However, he's a practicing Muslim, so a bottle of wine won't do. In France, people often give an end-of-year gift for Christmas to the postman, etc. Ramadan is ending soon and the Eid is coming up. He's a fairly young, single guy, and recently he's had back trouble. Any ideas, seasonal or no?
Tips and thank you gifts always feel a bit weird to me. They can feel feudal or mafia-like ("I owe
you"). Maybe I shouldn't give anything and just keep being a friendly, appreciative neighbor.
posted by Turtle
on Nov 10, 2004 -
: My husband (who does not visit Metafilter) is a musician and I'd like to get him either a lap steel or pedal steel guitar for Christmas. Since it would be rather obvious if I just randomly asked him what brands are good, etc., I thought that maybe some of the MeFiMusicians could help. If you were going to be given a lap or pedal steel, which one would you want?
posted by stefnet
on Nov 8, 2004 -
Got any last minute (dating) anniversary gifts? She's not into flowers, jewelry, spas, or much girly stuff, and I don't trust myself to get her clothes.
posted by anonymous
on Nov 4, 2004 -
Holiday phrase book: As a leaving present for a girl travelling to Fiji, Singapore, Japan, and the Philipines, I want to make a book containing some useful phrases. Anyone help me translate them into the languages, or suggest more phases? (MI) [more inside]
posted by Pericles
on Oct 28, 2004 -