Can any MeFites point me towards a (preferably under-$20) flask that is funky or memorable in some way? [more inside]
I need to buy the world's best banana bread. I'm not looking for a recipe...I'm looking to have it mailed from a bakery to a friend. Where can I find this? [more inside]
I'm looking for nice gift(s) for my brother who is about to take a major test, except the test in on Thursday, and he lives 1,800 miles away. What could I order or have delivered in New Orleans for a stressed out med student?
My nephew will be graduating next month from medical school in PA, then going off to a seven-year (!) neurosurgery residency in CA. In honor of the occasion, I plan to give him a check along with some sort of goofy and memorable gag gift but my brain is fried. Can you give me some ideas and (if applicable) links? About him: He's tall with an athletic build (I swear he must have been adopted!), a runner, has a girlfriend, loves goofy and quirky stuff, and will do or wear most anything on a dare.
Attending a baby shower for an out-of-town long time friend, hosted in our home town. Should I bring a gift to the shower, or have it mailed to her house? [more inside]
My sister is graduating from law school. I've just realized I should probably get her a gift. But what?! [more inside]
Corporate ladies, help me pick an amazing gift for my newly corporate bff. [more inside]
My mother went to Vancouver a few years ago and loved it. Her birthday is coming up, I'm visiting in a week, and I want to get a souvenir as a gift - something she'll like, around $40 or so, that's definitely evocative of Vancouver but without being a dumb t-shirt. I'll have a couple hours to go get something in downtown on a Tuesday afternoon. Ideas?
I am seeking suggestions for shoe horns. [more inside]
OverdueWeddingGiftFilter: What's the best way to handle overdue wedding gifts? [more inside]
What healthful treats can I give at Easter? [more inside]
How do Kickstarter iOS projects that offer pre-ordered copies of the app deliver them? [more inside]
What to get my boyfriend as a general "you're awesome" present? [more inside]
I am buying a diamond ring for my wife and need input--size versus quantity and quality? Cut of diamond? Etc. Budget is about $25,000 and the goal is to knock my wife off her feet with something impressive, not too understated. [more inside]
Help me buy my accomplished novice woodworker father a related gift! [more inside]
I am looking for demitasse cups with an image of a coast live oak--full tree, leaves, or acorns would all be fine, either stylized or realistic. Failing that, other awesome demitasse/Turkish coffee/espresso cups? [more inside]
Impromptu birthday invite...but not really a party, should I take a gift? [more inside]
Creative-gifty-diablo3 filter: What else could you put in a DVD/game case where the CD/game usually goes? [more inside]
How does Poste Restante work? Need to send gift to Geneva, Switzerland next month but no fixed address for recipient yet... [more inside]
I am returning from Chicago to NY on a foodie's birthday. What, if anything, can I bring back for him? Limitations/details inside. [more inside]
A wonderful friend was just diagnosed with life-threatening cancer recurrence. What can I send as a care package to support her and her family? [more inside]
Many years ago it was not unusual to give a newborn a U.S. savings bond as a gift. Does this still make sense to do, or has the economy and the political situation made this obsolete? In which case, what would be the current equivalent?
I'm visiting an old friend in Seattle this weekend, and I would like to bring her a little something. What would be a good gift to bring from Los Angeles? [more inside]
What do you get the guy who has nothing? I'm looking for practical going-away gifts for a friend who's about to pack up his few belongings in his car and move cross-country, broke. [more inside]
[Chicago gift filter] What $50 gift can I buy online for a sorta-broke, semi-newlywed-ish, crazy-busy couple in Chicago? [more inside]
I need to get a gift for my female friend who has started studying and practicing Buddhism. Can anyone give me suggestions on a good gift?
I just got tenure at a small college. I'd like to thank the people who helped make this happen for me. What's appropriate?
I just got tenure at a small college. I'd like to thank the people who helped make this happen for me. What's appropriate? [more inside]
I'm looking for a present for our boss with which he can signal to us whether we can talk to him right now or not. [more inside]
I'm looking for a company that will take a plain photo of my dog, and create a painting from it, but add a little flare. I'd like my dog to be in a suit, maybe wearing glasses, in front of a book case. Here's an example: http://i.imgur.com/o8BSE.jpg [more inside]
My boyfriend has a bedding set that he LOVES. It's fading, plus we want a bigger comforter, and I can't find the set for sale anywhere (he got it a while ago). I'd like to recreate it as a present for him. [more inside]
Last minute gift shopping for a guy who's birthday is this Wednesday. He's a man with many interests such as history, judo, planes, boxing, writing, the military and weapons. He aspires to be a pilot in the army someday and to publish a book. [more inside]
I'm looking for Valentine's Days ideas for my girlfriend of 7 years. The complication is that we are traveling this year, leaving Feb 1. [more inside]
What does a new minister need to start their job? Stoles, robes, books? What has been helpful for you? [more inside]
How to deal with a family member who doesn't accept gifts gracefully? [more inside]
One of my best and oldest friends had a rough few years, went to rehab, made a fresh start, and is about to graduate beauty school with flying colors. I'd love gift suggestions for a very hip hairstylist just starting out that tells her how insanely proud I am that she bravely learned something new, busted ass to become good at it and has created new self-confidence in a sober future. Any suggestions? [more inside]
Gift(s) for a wife and husband who are both being promoted to Major in the Army? [more inside]
What is an appropriate gift card amount to thank a friend who is bringing my son home from the school she teaches in, 5 days a week for 4 months? [more inside]
One of my professors from last semester has been so incredibly kind, helpful, and supportive of me despite how difficult things were academically for me last semester. I want to thank this professor, but I don't know what's appropriate because I have never given a professor a gift before. What are some sentimental gifts that can accompany a handwritten note? [more inside]
I'm looking for a gift for someone who just bought an ancient 35-foot yacht that she intends to spend the next couple of years renovating, and then live in. I want it to be kind of a house-warming gift, but, y'know, for a boat. [more inside]
Looking for ideas on the most annoying and fun way to give my nephew cash for the holidays... because I am THAT uncle! [more inside]
Gifts for Orthodox Jewish baby? [more inside]
Help me understand why cash is not considered an acceptable gift option in the U.S. [more inside]
Help me think of an awesome movie and/or geeky christmas gift for my brother! [more inside]
Secret Santa gift idea, help! [more inside]
How do I gift an Amazon Prime membership? [more inside]
Last week we found out that my mother has breast cancer. This isn't her first battle against cancer as she had colon cancer six years ago, and so far mom is being very matter of fact and strong. She is going in for surgery to remove it tomorrow and then will start the whole radiation/chemo regiment in the new year. Any good last minute, easy to find, supplimentary gift ideas for her? [more inside]
My wife and I moved into a new house this year, with a different mailman and a different UPS driver. Since we just had our first baby, all of our holiday shopping has been online. To express our thanks for their efforts, we bought some gourmet chocolates from a local chocolate shop for them, and left a nice card attached to both. Neither was accepted, just left sitting where we left them. Did we run afoul of some UPS and USPS regulation, or was it a crappy gift?
Secret Santa help: My work does Secret Santa every year (small group of 8 people). The limit is $25 I have no time during normal business hours so I have to be able to pick this up before 10am or after 8pm before Thursday the 23rd. My co-worker likes musicals, Firefly, and is gluten free. Thoughts? I'm local to NYC.
What is the best way to regularly drain 6-8 AA batteries? [more inside]
What is an appropriate thank you gift for a friend who let my boyfriend and me stay at his summer home in Key West for a week? [more inside]