Imagine those sweat pants with the classic college lettering of your school name on the butt. I would like to purchase a pair in that theme, but the lettering says "POTUS". My searches have turned up nothing so far. I'm open to online options or places in D.C. as I'll be there for a few days next week. Help me make this happen!
I'm not going to be with my family this Christmas, and I'd like to ship them some kind of gift basket. Does anyone have any recommendations? [more inside]
Is a wristlet a bad gift for a new mom? [more inside]
Every year for our gift exchange, there's a theme. This year the theme is kind of action - adventure related, think about some of the activities on the Amazing Race. I'd like to give something more "do something" than "get something" this year, given the following parameters:
- Less than $100
- Probably within 1 - 2 hours drive of the East bay / Oakland / Walnut Creek, California
- Gift will be for an individual, but with a family, so family friendly preferred
- Will mail me a gift certificate / gift card online or via phone.
Help me find a small, loud, and possibly even stylish outdoor AM/FM radio for use in a tailgating situation. Preferably under or around $50. [more inside]
What should I knit or crochet as gifts for friends and family who are having babies? [more inside]
What would be an appropriate thank you gift for my florist friend who really went above and beyond in helping with my wedding? [more inside]
Populate my kid's Amazon wishlist: what are some great, sure-to-be-loved games/ toys/ objects/ clothes/ accessories that I can suggest for gifting to a preschool-aged child? [more inside]
I have a bright, funny 12-year-old niece who is in love with two things: One Direction and meteorology. I'd rather buy her something related to meteorology than Harry Styyyyyyles!!!!!!, but I'm having trouble coming up with a good idea of what to get her. Help! [more inside]
Please help me find a comic book-making related gift for my partner! [more inside]
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]
Can you recommend any gourmet gift basket companies that ship to the UK? [more inside]
Recommendations for novels similar to Nicholas Sparks style, please? [more inside]
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]
We're getting a kitchen renovation. What are your best coping items? [more inside]
Help me buy a gift for a gift swap. [more inside]
Book about style/clothing for a woman in her mid 20s wanting to look her age and put together a new wardrobe [more inside]
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]
What are the essential elements to include in a Christmas Apocalypse Survival Kit for my dude? [more inside]
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]
Looking for unique and cost effective gaming related Christmas gifts in Canada for a teenager. [more inside]
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]
Help me find an iPhone case / cover for my mom, please. [more inside]
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?
NYC Apartment Gift-Filter: Ideas for a unique gift for someone who lives in a small apartment? [more inside]
My seven year old wants a robot for christmas. Help me find one. [more inside]
Help me give the gift of cheese! Particularly Spanish, French, or Greek. [more inside]
Please recommend me the best gifts for my pasta-making friend. [more inside]
Please hope me! I am trying find a suitable gift for my pre-teen and early teenage relatives. [more inside]
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!
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.
Help me find a gift for a generous co-worker. [more inside]
What's the best thing I can send to brand spanking new parents? [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
Gift ideas please for my son's Physical Therapist! [more inside]
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]
Hedgehog owners of MeFi: what are some awesome toys or treats that your spiny kiddo really goes nuts for? [more inside]
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]
My dad is turning 60 - any great gift ideas? [more inside]
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!
Please help me find levenger-esque (or other) options for executive/board gifts using gift vouchers. [more inside]
Can you help me think of a great xmas gift for my mom that incorporates my deceased grandmother's handwriting? [more inside]