Two weeks after my girlfriend treated me to the most thoughtfully-indulgent birthday weekend imaginable, I broke up with her. Just a week has passed since we went our separate ways, but that means two weeks until what would have been our three-year anniversary and three weeks until her birthday, upon which I would otherwise be reciprocating her generosity. Is there anything I can do or say or give to mark the occasion appropriately? [more inside]
Help me find a birthday gift for my sister, who was recently hired as fashion designer... [more inside]
Gift guessing filter: help me think of what this could be. [more inside]
What (item) do you wish you had when you graduated from college? [more inside]
I am looking for a small I'm-going-away/she's-starting-middle-school gift for my 11-year-old sister. I'm hoping to spend <$30, and I prefer something that can be engraved, but preferably not jewelry. Anything that means "I'll miss you" or "congratulations on starting to grow up"? Any keepsake you would have loved at 11?
I'd like to donate a sum of money to a charity project, preferably an educational one, but I need some advice on which one to choose. [more inside]
Buffy Birthday Gift Filter: Ack! I got my dates mixed up, and my friend's birthday is this Saturday, not next! Help me think of Buffy The Vampire Slayer themed (not necessarily branded) gift ideas. Looking for stuff that'd be easy to find in the next day or so. Here's what I've got planned so far... [more inside]
Need help with a baby gift, but there's a catch... [more inside]
My wife's battled depression for a while, and though she rallied and had a decent few months, she plunged back into the depths of it for the few weeks around her recent birthday (which seems to happen every year, but this year was the worst yet). She had us cancel any birthday plans, cake, etc -- didn't even want anybody to say "happy birthday". After asking a few times and receiving this same answer, I went along with it; it was her birthday, after all. Her mood has lifted since then, but she still doesn't want her presents -- says to return everything, and shuts down when I bring up the subject. Fine, I can return them, except for one, a custom order meant as a present from our four-year-old (call her "Olivia"): a set of coasters printed with Olivia's scanned artwork. What do I do with them? [more inside]
I need gift ideas for the fabulous nurses and staff at a chemotherapy center. [more inside]
I am wondering about the appropriateness of giving a thank-you gift to our landlord for some emergency work he recently performed. [more inside]
Is it possible to get a nice bottle of vodka shipped to a friend in the US, and if so, how? [more inside]
What do you do when buying a gift for friends soon to be (re)married but think the happy pair are being selfish twits? [more inside]
What would make a unique thank you gift for someone who has really helped my business? [more inside]
Anniversary gift needed! I need to help my father get something for my mother for their anniversary. In the past, he's gotten her jewelry...but now he can't. [more inside]
Looking for "house-warming" gift ideas for someone who just signed the lease on a new artist studio space.
I am looking for gift ideas for my boyfriend who is moving into his new studio soon. [more inside]
Ideas for a care package for a Peace Corps volunteer in Kyrgyzstan? I'd like to keep it open for many different types of suggestions, but perhaps the fact that he is 24 year old male from Northern California is relevant. Anyone know what kinds of things he'll be missing while he's stuck there for two years?
Best Cubs gift for my boss under $100 [more inside]
My parents' 25th wedding anniversary is Tuesday and I'd like to get them something significant but not typical. [more inside]
What present should my mother get for her 13/14 year old nephew? Complications within. [more inside]
I have approx. $1500-2000 to get my fiance a nice watch for a wedding gift. Help me choose the best men's watch for this price range! [more inside]
How can I help my parents celebrate their 30th anniversary of emigrating to Canada from Britain? [more inside]
My friend has her first novel coming out soon, and I want to get her a neat present to celebrate her major-publisher, first-time author status. Any suggestions? [more inside]
My fiancee and I are getting married in a month. We have kind of an embarrassingly large bridal party but we love them and want to give them cool presents! We're on a budget (we could probably spend up to $40 per attendant). We are open to creative ideas. Wedding is in San Francisco, and many attendants will be flying in from distant places.
My boyfriend is moving to Chicago from NC. I want to put together a kickass care package for him. [more inside]
What is a good gift for a bunch of web developers in India? [more inside]
Gift ideas for close friends' wedding / first anniversary, please! [more inside]
How do I acquire a gift card to an Austrailian home-goods retailer for a friend who is moving there? [more inside]
What is a unique or more tangible Air Force or “Support our Troops”-related sympathy gift? [more inside]
Help! I need suggestions for a college graduation gift for my 48 year old brother in law that says... I'm really proud of you, you beer drinkin', deer huntin', north woods redneck, wall street worshipin', 80's caine sniffin', Reaganite, mustachioed, b@strd. From your loving, granola crunchin', sandal wearin', organic pimpin', Utne reading, Wellstone worshipin', green believin', bleeding heart, pain in your arse little sister in law. I love you man, way to go!
My children are finishing the year at a primary school in Ireland. Their teachers have been wonderful and I want to give them an end of the year thank you gift. In the U.S. gift certificates are popular but I'm unsure of the etiquette surrounding gift giving in this situation. Please advise. Thank you!
Birthday gift recommendations: this will be the last birthday before he starts getting Father's day presents too. [more inside]
Please help me find something decent to get my sister & brother-in-law as a belated wedding gift. [more inside]
I need a snippet of a poem or quote from a children's book about wishes. [more inside]
I'm looking for a thank-you gift to give to my good friend, who is an aspiring vocal coach and a big fan of the opera. [more inside]
What is the male equivalent of jewelry? [more inside]
My boss and his wife just had thier second son. What can I get him (or his child/wife) as a gift? [more inside]
My 6th wedding anniversary approaches. Looking for interesting ideas for traditional 6th year gift which i understand is iron. We have a full set of iron cookware already which we love.
I need ideas for creative (and cheap) party favors for a "Death & Taxes" party I'm hosting early in June! [more inside]
NewOrleansFilter: What should I get for my girlfriend, who is going to New Orleans for the summer? [more inside]
Am looking for something nice I can send to someone to thank them for a wonderful kindness, but it probably shouldn't involve food or flowers. Any thoughts? [more inside]
My sister graduates college this week, and I want to get her a gift that will be useful for her at work. She'll be counseling homeless people at various shelters and other locations in Washington DC. Besides pepper spray (our running joke), what are some practical gifts I could get her? [more inside]
My sister is graduating high school and heading to Lawrence Tech. to study architecture. What are some gift ideas for things she'll find useful/necessary in her classes? [more inside]
What's a good magazine subscription for a 30-something guy who is really into watches and pens? [more inside]
My wife and I are expecting our first baby at the beginning of June. I want to get her an awesome "thanks for doing the labor" gift, but am not getting any flashes of inspirado. Any and all assistance would be greatly appreciated. I'm not really looking to get her anything for the baby, as that wouldn't really be a gift for her, however something that relates to her new role as a mother could be great. If it helps, she's not really into tech or gadgets (the horror!). Thanks!
1LFilter: My boyfriend's starting law school in the fall. What can I buy him so he'll be able to hit the
ground books running? [more inside]
Giftfilter: In Los Angeles, need to get a single malt scotch for someone in Toronto. [more inside]
My partner is graduating from law school and I'd like to get a really nice gift for her. The caveat: she's adamant that she doesn't want a briefcase. Any ideas? [more inside]
For the past four or five years, I've worked as a dog-walker in New England. A family whose dog I've walked for much of that time is moving back to their hometown in the midwest. Because I dabble in photography (and because they live in a neighborhood with great architecture), I'd thought of putting together a scrapbook or photo album with pictures of their community, some of which would include the dog, as a going-away gift. The more I think about this, the more I see the potential for it to go horribly wrong or be misinterpreted by the family. What's the best way for me to do this? [more inside]
A great book about/of underwater photography, for the gifting? [more inside]