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Pandora bracelets for my nieces, or ...?

Silver Pandora bracelets for teen nieces: Great idea, or old fogie fail? The girls are 14 and 16, in the US. Would this be something cool for them, or is there a new hotness along these lines that would more appreciated? (I'm working from thousands of miles, a different continent – and quite a few decades – away!) [more inside]
posted by taz on Dec 10, 2012 - 32 answers

Sending gift baskets to the UK?

Can you recommend any gourmet gift basket companies that ship to the UK? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Dec 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find a romance novel for my Granny

Recommendations for novels similar to Nicholas Sparks style, please? [more inside]
posted by chiababe on Dec 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Local JAX experience gifts?

XmasGiftFilter - In-laws recently retired to Jacksonville and we're going there for xmas. Help me find local experience gifts for the couple who has everything (and just downsized their lifestyle). [more inside]
posted by nadise on Dec 9, 2012 - 7 answers

What is the best gift for a kitchen remodel

We're getting a kitchen renovation. What are your best coping items? [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Dec 6, 2012 - 17 answers

Another gift question

Help me buy a gift for a gift swap. [more inside]
posted by murfed13 on Dec 4, 2012 - 17 answers

Best of the Best: Your Best Gift Guides

I'm looking for more gift guides like these. What do you have? [more inside]
posted by tenaciousd on Dec 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Dress up

Book about style/clothing for a woman in her mid 20s wanting to look her age and put together a new wardrobe [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Dec 4, 2012 - 12 answers

Help to be become a better xmas shopper

How do I become better at buying presents? I procrastinate every xmas because I can't decide what to buy people, the biggest obstacle, I worry the recipient won't like it. Need a breakthrough, what's your super gift-buying workflow? [more inside]
posted by razzman on Dec 3, 2012 - 27 answers

Holiday Preparations for the Apocalypse (with or without zombies)

What are the essential elements to include in a Christmas Apocalypse Survival Kit for my dude? [more inside]
posted by noonday on Dec 2, 2012 - 10 answers

Spread some seasonal mirth

My sister and I have an annual Christmas tradition of making an elaborate treasure hunt, puzzle or game for our family. Need some help brainstorming this year's edition. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Dec 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Halo mugs without getting mugged.

Looking for unique and cost effective gaming related Christmas gifts in Canada for a teenager. [more inside]
posted by Brockles on Dec 1, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I make a loan to a friend work?

I'd like to loan someone some money (a few thousand dollars). A friend needs it to finish school, and they don't have any good, low-interest options. I don't mind losing the money and forgiving the loan if they fall into hardship, but it would be a financial blow that I want to avoid; making it a straight up gift from the getgo is not appealing. Is it possible to have a bank or credit union draw up the loan and service it for a flat fee? Any other ways to make the whole thing impersonal, legal, and low-hassle for me, while keeping it forgiveable at my discretion without impacting my friend's credit? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Nov 30, 2012 - 21 answers

iPhone cover with a hip no-slip grip

Help me find an iPhone case / cover for my mom, please. [more inside]
posted by komara on Nov 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Kids DIY gifts for the non-creative child?

I need ideas for gifts my son could make for Christmas that don't require any artistic skill at all. He's ten, and has issues with fine motor skills. When he's asked to do artwork, it's not much more than scribbles and stick figures. I need to do cheap gifts this year, so I'm going to have his younger sister make bookmarks for him, and some relatives. To balance that, I'd like him to make gifts for his two grandfathers. The grandfathers don't have any particular hobbies, one is nearly blind and housebound. I don't want to ask him to do artwork, because it will frustrate him to compare to his sister's better skills. Any thoughts?
posted by saffry on Nov 30, 2012 - 27 answers

Gift ideas for someone who lives in NYC apartment

NYC Apartment Gift-Filter: Ideas for a unique gift for someone who lives in a small apartment? [more inside]
posted by meggie78 on Nov 30, 2012 - 14 answers

I want a robote. I want a toye bat man. I want a Batman helykoptr.

My seven year old wants a robot for christmas. Help me find one. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Nov 28, 2012 - 6 answers

Frankly, my dear, I don't give edam.

Help me give the gift of cheese! Particularly Spanish, French, or Greek. [more inside]
posted by troika on Nov 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Pasta unboxed

Please recommend me the best gifts for my pasta-making friend. [more inside]
posted by commander biscuit on Nov 26, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me find cool gifts for two hard-to-buy-for boys.

Please hope me! I am trying find a suitable gift for my pre-teen and early teenage relatives. [more inside]
posted by Spinneret on Nov 25, 2012 - 18 answers

Restaurant Gift Certificate for Los Angeles (Los Feliz)

I'm looking for recommendations for a restaurant gift certificate to purchase for a friend living in Los Feliz in Los Angeles. Anywhere in LA is fine, but Los Feliz is preferred. I don't care if the place is super fancy or not, but the food should to be awesome and $100 would cover a couple's full meals plus a drink or two. Thanks!
posted by nbaseman on Nov 24, 2012 - 12 answers

What did you want but couldn't afford in the 60's?

Gift filter: I'm looking for things my parents would have lusted after as teenagers / young adults. Dad was born in 1942, mom in '46, both were quite poor at the time. Example: Dad left the AirForce in '66 and saved up to buy a second hand Seiko watch. Example 2: nostalgic candy. What are some other items they would have wanted but been unable to purchase, or period specific luxuries that I could surprise them with today from the vast used markets.
posted by misery loves company on Nov 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Need a gift for a really nice guy!

Help me find a gift for a generous co-worker. [more inside]
posted by goodsearch on Nov 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Stuff new parents want.

What's the best thing I can send to brand spanking new parents? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Nov 15, 2012 - 18 answers

Repay friends who helped during long break-up?

How to repay/show gratitude to amazing friends that have let me crash at their place for the last 5 months while I disentangled myself from LTR with co-owned condo? [more inside]
posted by CaptApollo on Nov 15, 2012 - 7 answers

What casual, pretty strategy game is a good gift for my brother?

I'm looking for a visually appealing strategy computer game as a gift for my mid-twenties brother, preferably casual, hard sci fi and without DRM. [more inside]
posted by Triton on Nov 15, 2012 - 12 answers

What can I do for a family member going to prison soon?

My brother is going to prison in December, possibly for a decade or more. What can I do for him, both emotionally and practically? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Nov 14, 2012 - 19 answers

Toddler music and musical DVD recommendations?

XmasGiftFilter: Recommendations for DVDs that have adults leading children in the usual song-with-actions classics? And classic kids song CDs that are decent and not Raffi? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Nov 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me be the best secret santa ever

Where can I (or can I?) order *one* heat changing coffee mug that displays one custom message when cold and another, slightly different custom message when filled with hot liquid? Google returns only "blank revealing custom image" mugs. Is this even possible? Maybe you can't put regular ink under changing ink? Screenprinting scientists: give me the scoop before I wear my googling fingers to the bone.
posted by lilnublet on Nov 12, 2012 - 11 answers

No more gifts please!

Would it be acceptable if we ask people to deposit money into an account for our son's education instead of giving gifts? [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Nov 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Help me find Pendleton blanket pretenders. I'd like to give one as a gift.. or a real one, if anyone has secret sale sources. I don't have time to shop!

I'd like to buy my friend a Pendleton blanket as a gift, however, I don't have the time to source one, nor do I have the fundage right now. Are there alternatives? [more inside]
posted by ElectricGoat on Nov 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Holiday Project Time!

Hello crafty-folks! It's 2012 & once again I have realized that I have not learned to knit in time to give everyone handmade scarves for the holidays. So what new awesome projects can you suggest for holiday gift-giving? [more inside]
posted by Ys on Nov 7, 2012 - 17 answers

She's been so awesome!

Gift ideas please for my son's Physical Therapist! [more inside]
posted by bebrave! on Nov 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Christmas gift for girlfriend to buy now

I need a unique Christmas gift for my girlfriend that I can purchase now (and have it mailed closer to the time). Help? [more inside]
posted by RaynDrops on Nov 5, 2012 - 16 answers

What items add enjoyment to a hedgehog's life?

Hedgehog owners of MeFi: what are some awesome toys or treats that your spiny kiddo really goes nuts for? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Nov 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Sweet travel tips

I want to make homemade candy for holiday gifts but am traveling from a semi-humid place to a quite humid one. Help me avoid a sticky mess! +other travel-with-candy tips. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish on Nov 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Gift ideas?

My dad is turning 60 - any great gift ideas? [more inside]
posted by cccp47 on Oct 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Gift in LA

Friends (couple and their gorgeous 2-year-old) are moving from the UK to LA (via NYC for a month or two). Do you have any fabulous gift ideas? I don't want to get them a physical thing to lug around so maybe a pre-paid something, or an experience - something I could buy online and give them a printout tomorrow would be perfect. Thanks!
posted by Carravanquelo on Oct 29, 2012 - 14 answers

a membership in the jelly-of-the-month club won't do

Please help me find levenger-esque (or other) options for executive/board gifts using gift vouchers. [more inside]
posted by headnsouth on Oct 23, 2012 - 4 answers

How to turn grandma's handwriting into gift.

Can you help me think of a great xmas gift for my mom that incorporates my deceased grandmother's handwriting? [more inside]
posted by orangemacky on Oct 19, 2012 - 13 answers

Gift for the friend who officiated my wedding

MeFites, can you help me think of an appropriate gift for the friend who officiated my wedding? [more inside]
posted by coupdefoudre on Oct 17, 2012 - 10 answers

With this BBQ I thee wed...

My partner is planning to propose in a matter of a few months. I want have something that I can surprise HIM with when he proposes to me! Is it acceptable for a woman to give a reciprocal proposal gift to the man? And if it is acceptable, would a barbecue be a little too bizarre? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Oct 9, 2012 - 53 answers

Help me outfit my mom's ipad to include photography tools she will like

Getting mom an iPad. She says she wants a camera connector (she has a Canon EOS 40D) and "Photoshop" for it. She uses Photoshop on her iMac. I see Photoshop Express and Photoshop Tools. Should I get both/neither/something else? Are there good ipad-based tutorials for how to use Photoshop or similar tools for the ipad? Any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Oct 8, 2012 - 9 answers

It's just a sweater... or is it?

3 months of dating and haven't determined the relationship yet. Is it too soon to give him a $40 gift? [more inside]
posted by E3 on Oct 7, 2012 - 19 answers

We'd like that gift NOW, please

Several months ago, for my partner's birthday, my MIL decided to gift us with an electric kettle. We were happy, because we had been planning to get one, and said as much to her. But then she couldn't find the "right one" (she's quite particular about aesthetics) and now the whole idea seems to have slipped off her radar. But the winter is approaching, we're making a lot of tea, and we would really really like to have that kettle. Do we remind her, buy it ourselves, or what? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Sep 28, 2012 - 28 answers

What To Get The Vaishnava Who Has Everything?

My boyfriend is a very spiritual devotee of Krishna (via ISKCON). Before we were dating he lived in an Ashram for a while, and has been involved with the temple since he was in early high school. I'm happily Jewish, and not personally disposed toward that sort of devotion, and I think sometimes my inability to understand comes off as skeptical or disapproving. His birthday is coming up in about a week, and I'd like to get him something, or do something for him that will demonstrate a commitment to his spirituality - or at least something that shows I'm trying. I'd love your suggestions. More details beyond the fold. [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Sep 27, 2012 - 12 answers

Long lost ring

Trying to find a long lost ring for my SO, but I've never seen it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by Stan Grossman on Sep 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Motivational gift for PhD friend?

A motivational gift for my friend who is working on his PhD? [more inside]
posted by jstarlee on Sep 22, 2012 - 16 answers

So. Assuming we can't reanimate Rod Serling and invite him over.

What should I get my mom for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 23 answers

Take the money and run!

My 'rents want to support me. I don't really feel like I need their support anymore. Am I being silly by not considering their offer of money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 39 answers

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