I'm looking for ideas for a gift for a couple jointly celebrating their 40th and 50th birthdays. [more inside]
Urgent birthday present vintage fashion help: Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull. [more inside]
My wife wants our daughter to have a makeover party for her 8th birthday. Manicures, pedicures, hair-styling and all that. Am I being overly-sensitive in thinking it's a bad idea? [more inside]
Birthday etiquette question involving siblings, one of whom shares my birthday. [more inside]
I'm looking for a fun, whimsical birthday present for my girlfriend. I'm looking along the lines of this question, but for someone I know. Something unexpected, beautiful, and fun. My budget is about 100 dollars. She is a sports fan (basketball), a former journalist, loves to read, isn't really into music, loves gardening, and has a rabbit as a pet. She's thirty, turning 31. Any ideas would be most welcome.
What is something unique and awesome we can do for my friend's 30th birthday party? DC specific suggestions welcome. [more inside]
My daughter is planning her 16th birthday party, which will happen in late July. She wants an overnight trip, preferably near the Oregon coast or someplace else with a beach. Since many beach houses expressly forbid teen parties, we're probably looking at camping or... I don't know, a remote cabin maybe. There will be three or four parents in attendance. I've already said that we'll have to have a budget (though I don't know what to plan for realistically), that only parents will drive there, and that the guests have to be people I know. 1) What are other suggestions for a party that is memorable, yet avoids things that are dangerous, illegal, or grounds for a lawsuit? And 2), Oregon folks, can you recommend a place that will be okay with late night music/dancing and about 15 teenagers?
Where can I find or have made 6-sided dice with one color for 1-2 and another for 3-6? [more inside]
Birthday gift filter: What to get a sibling running for local public office? [more inside]
What was the best teen (+- 15) girl birthday party you had/remember? We live in Los Angeles. [more inside]
My friend's birthday is coming up, and she loves white bread. What white bread related gifts can I give her? [more inside]
I'm unemployed and broke, and my husband's big 30th birthday is right around the corner. He went all out for my 30th, so I feel horrible that I can't afford anything nice. Suggestions? [more inside]
As host, should I pay? Should I even I bring it up? [more inside]
One of my friends' sons is turning 12. Help me find him a present. [more inside]
London Mefites: Help! It's my birthday this Thursday, but my SO is away and my friends are all working. I want to do something fun in London for the day, but what - on a probably rainy day, and at such short notice? [more inside]
Should I do something for my birthday? [more inside]
Birthday blues - issues with a specific friend. Am I being unreasonable? [more inside]
In search of nerdy birthday bash one (or two) liner. [more inside]
Help me find a great puzzle-type gift for my aunt. A snowflake is falling. [more inside]
What should I get my 25 year old roommate for his birthday that's $20 or less? [more inside]
Impromptu birthday invite...but not really a party, should I take a gift? [more inside]
In Chinese culture 88 is considered to be an auspicious number. Are there any special presents, food, or activities that are considered particularly appropriate for an 88th birthday? [more inside]
Help me come up with a party favor for a four year old's birthday party. [more inside]
Can you help me come up with alternative ways to say happy birthday? I'm tired of writing the same old things when I send friends birthday cards/texts/etc. Looking for creative, thoughtful, and/or poetic ways to send someone birthday wishes. Bonus points for literary references or foreign language translations that have a slightly different connotation than "Happy Birthday"
It's my close friend's 30th birthday on Friday. She's in Asheville, NC. I'm in Brooklyn, NY. What should I get/do/order as a gift? [more inside]
Has anyone here traveled to Punxsutawney, PA to celebrate Groundhog Day? Does anyone live there? What kind of stuff is there to do? What are the sites to see? Places to eat? [more inside]
I'm in need of penguin themed birthday wishes! [more inside]
Looking for a great place to ring in my 30th birthday--without spending days flying back and forth from Denver. In mid-March. Got some great ideas for me? [more inside]
My brother surprise birthday party is in a few weeks. He's an avid chess player. What is the dream chess set for the chess lover ?
What should I get my 81-year-old father for his birthday? (special snowflake details inside) [more inside]
Great ideas/places/activities for a surprise birthday party (for a 29-year-old guy) in Seattle? [more inside]
GiftFilter: Memorable experiences that are a day trip out of Los Angeles? [more inside]
I want to spend my 30th birthday doing 30 things I've never done before. Can you help me think of some things? [more inside]
Please help me figure out how to word the birthday party invitation for my daughter. [more inside]
My mother's 60th birthday is next week and I want to get her something really special, but she's the single hardest person in the world to shop for. [more inside]
My friend is turning 30 and thinks he's old. I'm getting him an old man starter kit: hard candies (Werther's Originals of course), Metamucil...what else should I include?
Any great Lego themed birthday ideas? [more inside]
I'm planning on holding a private birthday pub quiz at the beginning of December, somewhere in London. The only problem is I can't find a suitable venue, and I'm struggling on ways to make it really special. Your help is appreciated! [more inside]
I am very upset with my husband for not taking the initiative with my birthday and need help coming to terms with both what he did and my response to it. Lots of special details inside. [more inside]
What to gift a polo enthusiast? [more inside]
Help me come up with a fantastic birthday gift for my husband. Special circumstances make this challenging. (Maybe a little NSFW). [more inside]
What to get my son's first b'day? Not looking at toys, clothes or anything like that. Something that will last a long time and he can keep with him even when he's an adult. [more inside]
What should I buy my brother for his birthday? I have a brother who's impossible to buy gifts for, and it's his birthday soon. I know the following things about him: He's a computer programmer and website designer. He loves Apple products, The Simpsons, Futurama, and XKCD. His heroes are people like Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, and Dawkins style atheists/rationalists. He's a non-smoker and non-drinker. He's asked us not to get him a gift, but he's still my brother and I'd like suggestions for something more thoughtful than an iTunes gift card. My budget is pretty low, and he handles all his own tech shopping. Suggestions for quirky, fun or interesting gifts would be appreciated.
What can I give my friend a gift certificate for in Billings, MT? [more inside]
Help me surprise my husband for his birthday. My husband always picks out his gifts for his birthday and this year I want to do something special. We live in the Bay Area and are on a low budget. He is a tech geek, but also loves the outdoors and having adventures. Any ideas for romantic gestures/ outings/ gifts that aren't that expensive?
Help me throw a birthday party that doesn't suck for my soon-to-be-two-year-old. [more inside]
What are some fun games and activities that involve throwing colored paint at each other? [more inside]
My boyfriend wants a piñata full of condoms, nips (airline-sized bottles of alcohol), and fireworks for his birthday. How do I make a piñata shaped like a T-Rex holding a can of PBR? Where do I find (plastic!) nips in Chicago? How do I go about obtaining fireworks when they're illegal in Illinois? [more inside]
Throwing one of my friends a wedding-themed birthday party to do all the corny wedding-reception rituals that I know she'll refuse to do when she actually gets married next year. So, er... what are those rituals again? [more inside]
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]