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from LA to Chicago with an empty suitcase

What do you get the guy who has nothing? I'm looking for practical going-away gifts for a friend who's about to pack up his few belongings in his car and move cross-country, broke. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Feb 16, 2012 - 48 answers

Trying to find a gift for film professor cousin.

Thinking of getting him a Barbara Stanwyck movie poster; is that good? Which one? [more inside]
posted by theDTs on Sep 17, 2010 - 12 answers

What is a better gift for my recently laid-off girlfriend?

One for the ladies - should I get my unemployed girlfriend some nice jewelery, or some nice green cash? [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus on Dec 1, 2009 - 42 answers

What are the limit of times to buy iTunes email gift card through iTunes store?

Are there limits of how many times to buy iTunes email gift through iTunes store (do not get confused with price limit)? It says "you have reached the limit for buying gift card." What do they mran of the limits? How to overcome the limit? Any trick (if possible)? Thanks
posted by omaralarifi on Apr 20, 2009 - 1 answer

Is The Rabbit wine opener any good?

So I've been struggling with the christmas present issue - What to get for my parents? I've decided on a Rabbit wine opener, but it has mixed reviews. Does anyone have this device or an equivalent wine tool?
posted by elwoodwiles on Dec 15, 2003 - 19 answers

Good hard sf or biography book suggestions

I'm in the process of trying to buy Christmas presents for my father and his wife. My father likes science fiction (hard, mostly) and I've had luck with Vernor Vinge and Neal Stephenson in the past. His wife... doesn't, although I am told she likes biographies. Can anyone recommend some good hard sf or biographies that might go over well?
posted by Karmakaze on Dec 12, 2003 - 36 answers

What's a great Christmas gift that can't be guessed in 20 questions?

Christmas is coming, and to my brother and me that means one thing: The Dreaded 20 Questions Gift. About 5 years ago, my mother started this trend of giving everyone a small gift wrapped in tissue paper. The object is to guess what the gift is based only on touch and the answers to Yes or No questions. (And you can't open any other gifts until you guess what it is. Sometimes this goes on for HOURS!) My brother and I hate it, because our mother is a whiz at getting fantastic gifts, and we can never find anything worthy. This year I'm determined to best her. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by emptybowl on Dec 10, 2003 - 29 answers

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