So my wife's birthday is coming up, and I need to get a gift. She's also due to have our first child in two weeks. Is there something that would be a nice gift that she would enjoy specifically while very pregnant and/or post-pregnant? Let's keep it around 100 bucks. [more inside]
I need a gift idea for my late 20's brother living in Japan, but going to be receiving the gift in Toronto. ~$50. MUST be something 'useful'. I refuse to give gifts where the receiver will say 'great, what am I supposed to do with this thing now'. [more inside]
Multi-volume kids encyclopedia recommendations for a bright but not overly-precocious 6 year old. [more inside]
What should I get my kind, but difficult to shop for in-laws for Christmas? More details inside. [more inside]
Please help me find a gift toy for my one-year-old nephew. I want to find something that will interest him, but that his 3 and a half-year-old brother (a toy hoarder) will find totally uninteresting. [more inside]
My parents have retired, and are mere days away from closing the sale of the house I grew up in and traveling the country in an RV. Birthdays and holidays become somewhat of a gift-giving challenge. Their space is limited, so getting them things seems unwise. I'd like to get them gift certificates to restaurants or activities that I've never been to and that I can't really visit personally. Are there any tricks to find fun things that I can get gift certificates for? [more inside]
Help me make a special t-shirt [more inside]
What should I get for some people I barely know that let someone they barely know sleep in their house?
What's a good gift for my host? [more inside]
What should I bring my girlfriend back from Germany? [more inside]
I don't know who gave us this wedding gift. What's a tactful way to find out? [more inside]
Help me choose an unconventional wedding gift for a goth couple. [more inside]
HospitalityFilter: What would be a nice parting gift or gifts for a guest from (the Republic of) Georgia spending three weeks in the U.S.? [more inside]
I received an ivory pendant as a gift. Should I have accepted it? [more inside]
What are some good birthday gifts to get my girlfriend? [more inside]
WeddingGiftFilter: My best friend is getting married in 2 weeks and I'm kind of at a loss about what to get them. I'm quite close with the groom as well, knowing him for the last several years. In fact, I became an ordained minister and will be officiating their marriage on the wedding day. Help me pick out a gift! Details follow. [more inside]
Can you help me figure out a gift for my husband for our fifth wedding anniversary? [more inside]
Looking for the perfect ~$25 wine-related gift. [more inside]
I have volunteered to help my university procure gifts for speakers and alumni who come to campus to recruit students. What are some good commemorative gifts you have received? [more inside]
I need help choosing a gift but the circumstances are complicated. [more inside]
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!