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Gifts for 18 yr old nephew about to travel then start university

My nephew's birthday is coming up - this summer he will be travelling by rail in Europe with friends then starting university (degree in Chemistry) in September. I want to get him two birthday gifts - one for each. My first thoughts were something like a decent stationery set or laptop bag for college, and maybe a multi-language phrase book (if such a thing exists) for his summer adventure. But these seem obvious and I would appreciate more ideas before I go shopping. If it were you, about to turn 18 and excited about the future, what would you appreciate? [we are in UK and he will be studying here]
posted by Hugobaron on Feb 25, 2014 - 21 answers

30th Adventure

I'll be turning 30 in April, and I'm planning a trip in celebration. There are a lot of places in the world I'd love to go just to hang out and look around, but I decidedly do NOT want to do that for this trip. I want to travel somewhere and do something active. To give you an idea of what I'm looking for, my front runner so far is a one week stay in Jamaica learning how to make wood fired pottery. What similar "enriching" type experiences are out there? [more inside]
posted by Calicatt on Jan 3, 2013 - 13 answers

I could just kidnap her...

It's my mom's 75th birthday and I have a great gift planned. Help me figure out how to present it! [more inside]
posted by cabingirl on Nov 10, 2012 - 13 answers

Where should I take my wife for a birthday surprise?

Help me plan an awesome and affordable surprise birthday trip for my pregnant wife between Christmas and New Years. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by avrobie on Aug 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Help us plan a special, multi-generational birthday in Paris!

Traveling to Paris next week with family, and looking for ideas for something special for my mother's upcoming 60th birthday... [more inside]
posted by BobbyVan on Jun 24, 2012 - 1 answer

If You Give a Kid a Soccer Match...

My son, a soccer player and avid Manchester City and Manchester United fan, is turning 17 on the date of the Man City vs Man United match (April 28th, 2012). Since we were considering a trip to Europe next year, the stars all seemed to be in alignment for us to schedule our visit around his birthday. I wrote to inquire about tickets for the match. In return, I received a lovely reply...but I don't understand it! Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by misha on Sep 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Great animal sanctuary destination?

Any great animal-sanctuary-destinations out there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Golden Birthday Sweetness

Help me come up with an awesome vacation idea for my 25th golden birthday. [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24 on Jan 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Where should I take my family for my parents' 60th birthday?

Both of my parents are turning 60 in early 2010, and I want to take the family (my brother (25), me (29), parents (... 60)) on a week-long vacation. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by slide on Jun 5, 2009 - 9 answers

Looking for some sun on the coast

I'm looking for advice and recommendations for a trip to the Sunshine Coast. [more inside]
posted by bellbellbell on Mar 24, 2009 - 3 answers

So I'm Giving My Boss Zip-Ties for his Birthday...

Boss's Birthday meets Traveling Work Bag Essentials Filter: I need to give my boss something more than just a handful of zip-ties...help [more inside]
posted by Smarson on Feb 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Birtday idea for mother turning 60?

Help us wow our mother for her 60th birthday in November. She loves natural beauty, travel, her granddaughter, watching music and dance, massages, and antique/carpet/porcelin/etc. shopping on the cheap. I'm in NY, my siblings are in TX, and she's in Los Angeles. We want to make this special, and might consider travel, but we only have three days. Suggestions?
posted by shivohum on Sep 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Where should I turn 30?

Where should I spend my 30th birthday? Europe/North Africa - specific criteria inside. Tell me about your hidden travel gems! [more inside]
posted by meerkatty on Mar 13, 2008 - 11 answers

Where is it likely to be raining closest to Southern California?

Where is the closest place to Southern California that it's likely to be raining or have some good thunderstorms? I'm willing to drive several hours. This rain needs to happen around the middle/end of August. [more inside]
posted by cheeken on Jul 18, 2007 - 15 answers

Any interesting gift ideas for a hip mom travelling to Greece?

Any interesting gift ideas for a hip mom travelling to Greece? [more inside]
posted by boscord on Sep 7, 2006 - 8 answers

What do you wish you'd known/done when you were 21?

I turned 21 last week and I want to know; what do you wish you'd known when you were 21? What do you wish you'd done but didn't, or what did you do that you think was an unmissable experience? [more inside]
posted by trampesque on Aug 30, 2005 - 62 answers

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