What should I give my mother for her upcoming trip around the world? [more inside]
wit whim and whimsy filter: over the last 9-ish years or so... i have established a tradition of bringing a bag of maltesers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maltesers to my darling friend every time we go to the movies. no idea how it started... but it's a tradition.
now she has cancer. it's terminal. it's pancreatic. and she can't have maltesers any more. [more inside]
Help me find a good gift for my beloved, octogenarian, Luddite Aunt. [more inside]
What should I put into a "survive the wedding planning" basket for the groom? [more inside]
GiftFilter: Best toys for cube warfare? [more inside]
Giftfilter: I am looking for a book for my grandfather, a retired architect, as a thank you gift for building me a desk. [more inside]
My friend's wife is recovering from breast cancer. They removed the tumor a couple weeks ago, and they found no sign that the cancer had spread to the lymph system. She's expected to make a full recovery. But in order to kill any remaining cancer cells, for the next 2 months she'll be undergoing chemotherapy, and then 1 month of radiation therapy afterwards. What can I do to make life easier and/or lift the spirits of her and her husband? [more inside]
When I lived in London, I used to bring US friends stuff from Harrods or Harvey Nichols as gifts. Now that I live in LA, what roughly equivalent gifts could I send to people in the UK? Bonus points if it's specifically related to LA, although just US related is good too. [more inside]
How much do I spend on a baby shower gift? [more inside]
my parents have their 25th wedding anniversary this year. What can I do for them that is special yet inexpensive (I'm a graduate student)?
Help me decide on a gift. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any martial arts learning opportunities (camps, workshops, lessons, etc) in Asia that an 18 year old would enjoy? My nephew in the US is a karate brown belt and he would like to travel to Asia when he graduates from high school this year. I am trying to help him find some interesting travel opportunities which relate to karate. He loves karate and has been searching for something to do in Japan or India for Summer 2008 but we haven't found anything yet. Thanks for any tips.
No-fee gift cards, in bulk? [more inside]
New American Filter: I just found out that a friend of mine will become an American this coming Tuesday. Recommend a good commemorative gift. [more inside]
High-end thank you present for dad. [more inside]
Ideas for twist on traditional holiday gift exchange? [more inside]
My oldest friend (our parents knew each other before we were born) is having his engagement party tomorrow, and being the last-minute jackass that I am, I'm shopping for a gift today. Please help! [more inside]
Please share your favourite cookie recipes with me. [more inside]
Please help me find a bank shapped like a butterfly. I tried google, but I seem to get a lot of hits for pig shaped banks with butterflies painted on them, and sort of sketchy looking websites. I don't care if the butterfly is wooden, ceramic, or even plastic, and I'll pay up to $50 for it. Any suggestions?
Oh poo! Good college bud's wedding this weekend! What to give? [more inside]
Yet another use of AskMe as personal shopper - please help me select a wedding gift: [more inside]
Generic Gift Idea: I know - another gift question, and for this I apologize, but I need help! [more inside]
GiftFilter: Where can I buy The Clapper
in Manhattan? [more inside]
Wines: Help me pick one that will be nicely aged in five years. [more inside]
What should go in a welcome to grad school/welcome to California gift bag? [more inside]
What are some great miniature things? [more inside]
Help me decide what to embroider on a baby sleeper for my new nephew. [more inside]
Help me fill a giftbag for my girlfriend. She is moving away for a year attending a school on professional gardening. I want to give her a few inexpensive things that she will find useful when we are away from each other. So far i only came up with a nice hand cream she can use after a day of digging. Would love some suggestions from mefiites.
Wedding gift for a transient young couple living in Barcelona? [more inside]
Gifts for godparent-types? We've asked about a dozen people to be "mentors" to our rugrat, in an area of their choice. What do we get them to say thanks and that they have a special bond with her? [more inside]
I have a friend that is starting a new job in Memphis TN. I want to send her a gift basket of pastry's or a gift basket of food from Memphis for her and her office to enjoy. Can anyone please give me some advice on who to call or where to look?
I need a little help on a petty family argument . . . [more inside]
What would you put in a London survival pack? I'm putting together a shoe-box sized survival pack to give to a newcomer to London. [more inside]
Hey guys, I need help making a mix cd. [more inside]
Calling all aunts, uncles and parents: Need recommendations on teddy bears that can handle a LOT of love from a child and can be passed on later to the next generation [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?
Any ideas for what a new faculty member (who has to transport everything to Africa) might find useful or nice as a graduation gift from her research lab? [more inside]
2-birds-with-one-stone-filter: Where can I find Anise de Flavigny
in Denver/What are some inexpensive 6th anniversary gift ideas? [more inside]
I'm getting married in a little over a year and would like to get my intended something for the -1st anniversary, as it were. I'd like something relatively inexpensive that ships easily and would have sentimental value. Has anyone here done this before or seen something that would fill the bill?
iPhoneBirthdayFilter: My brother just got an iPhone. Are there any iPhone-related gifts/accessories that would be cool to get him for his birthday? Anyone own and enjoy any of these accessories? [more inside]
Recommend a birthday gift for 2-year-old twins, ships internationally and costs under $50... uh, please? [more inside]
I'm getting married in September and I want to get my guy a nice bottle of scotch as a wedding gift. [more inside]
BirthdayGiftFilter: Looking for a clever way to give my father an evening of bowling and pinball. [more inside]
A birthday present for someone into blacksmithing? [more inside]
What's the best liquor to both give as a gift and to drink as straight shots? [more inside]
What little perfect gift can I get for my pseudo romantic friend? [more inside]
I'd like to get a gift for my neighbour, as we're moving out soon. They've invited us over for "A Banquet" to say bye (which is fab!). Pertinent details: she's friendly, about 60ish, Islamic, from Bangladesh, she likes growing vegetables. She's been a good neighbour over the last 7 years, but partly due to the language barrier, I haven't a clue what she likes to do. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I wish to anonymously pay off the debt of someone I know. How easily/legally can this be done? [more inside]
What can I get my mother for her 70th birthday? I'm thinking a cultural/educational experience more than an object. [more inside]
Where can I get a new can of sardines which opens with a key? [more inside]