I committed a party faux pas at a dear friend's fairly rowdy Christmas brunch and I'd like to get her an apology gift, with a twist. [more inside]
I'd like to get a thank-you gift for someone who likes chess (probably a book but I'd be open to other suggestions). I don't know anything about chess; what should I get him? [more inside]
Mr. Fig is in the process of scheduling a vasectomy. I'd like to get him a small thank-you gift for 'taking one for the team' (ie, having surgery so I don't have to), and to commemorate our decision as a couple to remain childless. Basically, I'm looking for the inverse of a Push Present. I need ideas of what to give to him. [more inside]
They have a popcorn maker. They have popcorn buckets, bags, and scoops. But I'm in search of a popcorn-related gift I can get some popcorn-heads in Toronto, ideally by tomorrow. These people are popcorn purists and it's really hard to get them anything popcorn-related that they don't already have. Their holy grail is "savoy salt," which I've never even heard of. What do I get these folks? Where might I get it?
What delicious foodstuff can I send to some friends in NYC for putting me up for a few nights last week? [more inside]
What's a good thank you gift for a total stranger who did me a great kindness? He returned my lost cell phone, car keys, credit cards, wedding ring and cash - more than $1,000 in misplaced possessions - and asked for nothing in return. All I know about him: His name and mailing address from the envelope, and the fact that he lives somewhere so rural that a Starbucks card will carry no value. [more inside]
What generic thank-you gift (between $10-20) can I give to someone working in SF when the only contact information I have is their iPhone number? [more inside]
A very particular kind of thank you gift. I'd like to make (possibly purchase, but not ideal) gifts for the folks who farm our home/estate vineyard. It's the hardest I've ever seen anyone work, in any year. They went NEXT LEVEL on us this year. It's shaping up as a great vintage, but still. These folks went beyond. I have some skills in the gift-making department, but this has to be crazy special. [more inside]
Great gift ideas that would delight a mechanics shop. Diesel repair in TN, if that matters. In the $50-75 range. [more inside]
I just got tenure at a small college. I'd like to thank the people who helped make this happen for me. What's appropriate?
I just got tenure at a small college. I'd like to thank the people who helped make this happen for me. What's appropriate? [more inside]
One of my professors from last semester has been so incredibly kind, helpful, and supportive of me despite how difficult things were academically for me last semester. I want to thank this professor, but I don't know what's appropriate because I have never given a professor a gift before. What are some sentimental gifts that can accompany a handwritten note? [more inside]
In a few days I will be staying with friend's family in western France, at a house they own. I will be in the UK the next few days. Normally I would bring wine or chocolates as a thank you for the accommodation, but France does these much better and cheaper than the UK (I am told). I am Canadian. What could I bring that would still be a great gift, that I could find in London? It should be something like food or drink, and something of benefit to people on vacation. Price about $50. The friends I am visiting are French/Canadian and appreciate quality/luxury
What's an appropriate action in response to someone giving me their old car? [more inside]
Help me find a housewarming gift that I can travel with... [more inside]
What's an appropriate thank you gift for a friend who will be upgrading the memory in my MacBook Pro? [more inside]
I need help coming up with a gift idea for a 40-50 year old woman that I don't know very well at all. [more inside]
Thank you filter: What are some good ways you can easily send a gift card to a co-worker? [more inside]
I need help coming up with a good thank-you gift for my (female, early 30s) cousin at the end of a 3-week visit. [more inside]
Appropriate gift for a volunteer computer techie with fantastic interpersonal skills? [more inside]
Holiday gift giving dilemma: I have two half-sisters. One always thanks me for gifts. The other rarely does. How to remain on good terms with both, but not feel like a chump? [more inside]
Should I get a gift for someone I worked for for 3 days who tipped me generously? [more inside]
What thank you gift to present to an unwilling interviewee? [more inside]
I want to buy a gift for a coworker who took a promotion and will be leaving my department. What's something cool but not overly sentimental that she might like? [more inside]
A woman I greatly admire gave me a pep talk about all the potential and promise I had and how I'd go out into the world and do something with myself. Being incredibly insecure and full of self-doubt, I didn't believe her. That was 10 years ago... [more inside]
I'm moving cross-country. My boss's son attempted to help me find a place. He didn't come up with anything, but he tried, so I'd like to get him a thank you gift. But what? [more inside]
What's a good thank-you gift for my girlfriend's driver's ed teacher? [more inside]
My future boss has been extremely helpful and considerate about my upcoming move to the UK, so I'd like to bring him a gift as a thank you. What would a Brit like from the States/California/San Diego? [more inside]
Suggestions for a gift for coworkers - Yesterday I broke my toe playing volleyball at a company retreat. I appreciated the support from two employees (coworker who cleaned it up, and taped it up, and one who took me to the ER, waited for me, gave me a good dinner, and offered to drive me home because I have a standard). I would like to give each of them a gift as a thank you. Suggestions?
What should I buy to say thank you? [more inside]
What would be the best gift to give the pediatric nursing staff that is caring for my daughter? [more inside]
How to thank one's bankers/mortgage officers? [more inside]
EtiquetteFilter: I've received an awful wedding gift from a couple of friends--a tchotchke so ugly and useless it makes me reconsider my opinion of the givers (worse yet, I know for a fact that it isn't a re-gift).
Any tips on a nicely worded thank-you note?
Any tips on a nicely worded thank-you note?
What's a good 'thank you' gift for a couple of vegans? [more inside]
My family would really like to send a thank you gift to the heart surgeon who operated on my father. First, this is okay to do, right? And second, if yes, what would a married doctor with kids like to get? I've spent 2 hours looking at gift baskets, but many are for sweet foods and (1) I think he practices Lent; and (2) he just lost a bunch of weight. I may go with a healthy (sort of) food basket, but can anyone recommend something else, maybe unrelated to food, that I'm overlooking? Other than a heart gelatin mold? Like a Netflix membership, except I'm not sure he doesn't already have one.