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Please suggest a unique and wonderful gift(s) for a fiddler

Subject is a mature lady who about four years ago took up the violin and has progressed into fiddling. Probably at the early intermediate stage of expertise. Birthday coming up and I'd like to surprise her with unique and wonderful gift(s) that go along with her joy of fiddling. Violins/fiddles are out as are bows. Thank you and I'll return the favor when the question comes up for something I'm qualified to provide an opinion.
posted by KneeDeep on May 12, 2014 - 14 answers

The Big 3-0

I have a friend who is turning 30 at the end of this week. She's still quite a new friend, but I really like her and I think we'll probably have quite a long-lasting friendship, and so would like to get her a thoughtful gift. The thing is, I absolutely SUCK at choosing gifts, even for my closest friends/family, and the thought of it stresses me out. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by pikeandshield on Mar 11, 2014 - 13 answers

Gifts for 18 yr old nephew about to travel then start university

My nephew's birthday is coming up - this summer he will be travelling by rail in Europe with friends then starting university (degree in Chemistry) in September. I want to get him two birthday gifts - one for each. My first thoughts were something like a decent stationery set or laptop bag for college, and maybe a multi-language phrase book (if such a thing exists) for his summer adventure. But these seem obvious and I would appreciate more ideas before I go shopping. If it were you, about to turn 18 and excited about the future, what would you appreciate? [we are in UK and he will be studying here]
posted by Hugobaron on Feb 25, 2014 - 21 answers

What to buy Mum for her 60th Birthday - Long Distance Edition

My Mum turns 60 in early March. I live in Canada and she lives in the UK. Rather than return home to celebrate with her, she will be visiting me in July and we will attend the Calgary Stampede together as her birthday treat, but I still want her to actually be able to open something from me on the big day. What unique gift can I send to ensure her day is memorable? [more inside]
posted by JenThePro on Feb 12, 2014 - 11 answers

In search of a thoughtful gift

[Gift Filter] I have been scratching my head for weeks in search of a thoughtful birthday gift for my husband. He is about to turn 29 on Tuesday and I still have not come up with anything. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2014 - 13 answers

I need girly birthday gift help for a 26-year-old.

OK, here's the deal: My sister's birthday is Saturday and I need to get her something awesome and fun because her birthday happens to be the day of my grandmother's funeral. Awful, I know. [more inside]
posted by mzwz on Oct 1, 2013 - 19 answers

Gifts for a Loveable Nerd

Lastminutegiftsfilter: My boyfriend's birthday is coming up soon, and I have no idea what to get him! We're both geeky but his interests run far more deep than mine do in terms of comic books and gaming and things like that. The problem is: he owns everything already! I plan on consulting with his roommate, who shares many of his interests, but I'd love some input from the hivemind on this. For reference, he's 28, works at a video company and we both live in Los Angeles. [more inside]
posted by themaskedwonder on Sep 16, 2013 - 15 answers

Need ideas for birthday gifts that I can order online

I am going to be away from home on business travel during my wife's birthday this year. I would love to get some ideas on any surprise/gift that I can get delivered to our house on her birthday. [more inside]
posted by justlooking on Sep 8, 2013 - 11 answers

You Say It's Your Birthday!

A quick question about Korean culture and receiving gifts. [more inside]
posted by CoinOp on Aug 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Metal case for dental floss?

Looking for a vendor to make me a metal case for a pack of floss as a gag gift. Importantly, it is for a new beau. Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by pearl228 on Aug 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Apparently I suck at giving gifts, need advice

Fiancee blew up over my birthday gift-giving faux pas and can't seem to get over it, is this situation salvegable? Lots more below [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 3, 2013 - 90 answers

Something Special from 1943

My Dad is turning 70 in a few weeks and I would really like to buy him something special that was made in 1943. I have looked around and there are a few ridiculously expensive vintage wines and some very kitschy coin collections but I have not been able to find anything that really fits. [more inside]
posted by mr.ersatz on Jun 24, 2013 - 17 answers

Birthday/Graduation gift for my techie, forestry-bound nephew?

My nephew is turning 18 in a week. He is graduating from high school in June. He has no idea what he wants for a gift for either event. tl;dr: What might a socially active gaming-nerd turned forestry major find useful or enjoy before or during his first year away from home? What do you get for the guy who's pretty content with anything he gets? [more inside]
posted by tllaya on Apr 20, 2013 - 14 answers

Birthday delivery ideas beyond flowers?

For work reasons, I'm spending this week far from home, which means I'm going to miss my girlfriend's birthday tomorrow. Boo! We're going to make up for it when I get home, but I still want to mark the occasion by having something delivered to her at work. The obvious choice is flowers, of course. But can you suggest something else romantic and sweet that would be less obvious? Something I can arrange remotely and have delivered to an office in Herndon, Va. tomorrow?
posted by Naberius on Feb 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Good gift ideas for new moms?

What are some good Birthday gift ideas for new mothers.... [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jan 17, 2013 - 10 answers

Awesome photographer books for a photographer

Photographers and photography buffs! Please help me find a really cool photography book (or photography-related gift) for my photographer boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Jan 5, 2013 - 15 answers

Wow, I've finally found something that was easier to do with the twins when they were toddlers.

Help me navigate the etiquette of my twin boys' upcoming birthday party. [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Sep 24, 2012 - 19 answers

Which companies offer free gifts or deals if they know it's your birthday?

Just received a postcard from Sephora informing me that they have a free birthday gift waiting for me in the store. Which other companies offer free gifts or deals if they know it's your birthday?
posted by coupdefoudre on Aug 8, 2012 - 34 answers

Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull!

Urgent birthday present vintage fashion help: Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Gift ideas for a 25 year old guy

What should I get my 25 year old roommate for his birthday that's $20 or less? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on Mar 12, 2012 - 19 answers

Cultural Appropriation for Birthday Celebration

In Chinese culture 88 is considered to be an auspicious number. Are there any special presents, food, or activities that are considered particularly appropriate for an 88th birthday? [more inside]
posted by Jabberwocky on Feb 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Some people are just hard to buy for

What should I get my 81-year-old father for his birthday? (special snowflake details inside) [more inside]
posted by Marie Mon Dieu on Jan 21, 2012 - 28 answers

To Gift the Impossible Gift

My mother's 60th birthday is next week and I want to get her something really special, but she's the single hardest person in the world to shop for. [more inside]
posted by TheGoldenOne on Nov 23, 2011 - 32 answers

What to gift a polo enthusiast?

What to gift a polo enthusiast? [more inside]
posted by saperlipopette on Oct 16, 2011 - 6 answers

Low cost gift ideas for my amazing husband

Help me come up with a fantastic birthday gift for my husband. Special circumstances make this challenging. (Maybe a little NSFW). [more inside]
posted by lizifer on Oct 15, 2011 - 5 answers

What should I buy my brother for his birthday?

What should I buy my brother for his birthday? I have a brother who's impossible to buy gifts for, and it's his birthday soon. I know the following things about him: He's a computer programmer and website designer. He loves Apple products, The Simpsons, Futurama, and XKCD. His heroes are people like Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, and Dawkins style atheists/rationalists. He's a non-smoker and non-drinker. He's asked us not to get him a gift, but he's still my brother and I'd like suggestions for something more thoughtful than an iTunes gift card. My budget is pretty low, and he handles all his own tech shopping. Suggestions for quirky, fun or interesting gifts would be appreciated.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn on Oct 9, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me surprise my awesome hubby

Help me surprise my husband for his birthday. My husband always picks out his gifts for his birthday and this year I want to do something special. We live in the Bay Area and are on a low budget. He is a tech geek, but also loves the outdoors and having adventures. Any ideas for romantic gestures/ outings/ gifts that aren't that expensive?
posted by tessalations999 on Sep 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Surprisingly difficult surprise party planning...

What should I do/get for my boyfriend's birthday when we've only been dating 6 months and I haven't met his friends? [more inside]
posted by Pomo on Sep 1, 2011 - 14 answers

No, Comic Sans is NOT a "neato font".

TypoFilter: I need a somewhat inexpensive gift for a typophile graphic designer. [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jul 28, 2011 - 11 answers

Gift for pops.

Birthday gift for dad to turn his focus to other non-work parts of his life? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Jun 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Happy 40th birthday Sis! I better not see this on Ebay!

My sister is turning 40 soon. Can you help me find a good gift to give her? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Apr 4, 2011 - 15 answers

It's their party. I don't want to make them cry.

Good gifts for a couple sharing a birthday party? Especially an "experience" gift located in or around Toronto? [more inside]
posted by oohisay on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Beyond sketch pads.

What would make a good birthday present for a charming, arty, somewhat dyspraxic sixteen-year-old? [more inside]
posted by henryaj on Jan 25, 2011 - 10 answers

What should I get my husband as a Christmas gift?

What to get my husband for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by shortbus on Nov 4, 2010 - 28 answers

Everyone is gifted, but some people never open their package

I have the world's most amazing partner and I'd love to get him a gift that shows him exactly how much he means to me. However, I am the world's worst gift giver and the situation is made even more difficult because I'm here in the US and he's in Australia. Can you suggest gifts that might show him how wonderful he is and/or recommend Australian sources of potential gifts? [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Jul 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Hope me a long-distance 40th birthday gift

A longtime friend (male, FWIW) in Brooklyn is having a surprise 40th birthday party on Saturday 16 JAN 2010. I live across the country and can't attend, but I'd like to have something off-the-wall or oddball delivered to his party, like a singing telegram. Any ideas?
posted by ldenneau on Jan 14, 2010 - 9 answers

Toys for little boys

My son's first Christmas is approaching. Six days afterward he will turn one. Help me make an awesome wish list as the grandparents are already asking for ideas. [more inside]
posted by rebeccabeagle on Nov 11, 2009 - 28 answers

Birthday party favour ideas for kids under 8

Birthday party favour ideas for kids under 8? I’m planning a party for my 5-year-old daughter. There will be about 18 girls and boys ranging in age from 4-8. What can I give them as party favours? I like to give one useful item rather than a goody bag filled with trinkets. I don’t want to spend more than $4 per favour. In the past I’ve given jigsaw puzzles, jump ropes, balls, Hot Wheels, and Polly Pockets. [more inside]
posted by yawper on Aug 6, 2009 - 35 answers

Help me make my boyfriend's birthday awesome with fiendishly delightful present wrapping and delivery!

It's my boyfriend's birthday soon, and I want to make the present giving AWESOME! Have already purchased presents and booked flights to be with him. Am organising special birthday meals for him, and a couple of activities too, so most of the day is pretty much sorted. But I really really want the present giving/opening experience in particular to be super fun for him. I'm thinking along the lines of a treasure hunt with clues so he has to hunt for the presents... Or wrapping the presents in a giant box and painting it like a cake with sparklers on top! Or multiple layers of wrapping disguising the present...Or, um, something else. But I don't know what exactly. I just want to make it a completely excellent fun surprise for him. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Jul 21, 2009 - 10 answers

What should I get my boyfriend for his birthday?

Gift-filter: Help me think of an awesome birthday gift for someone who recovered my stolen purse.. and who happens to be my boyfriend? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Jul 7, 2009 - 12 answers

Photo-related gifts?

I secretly sent away a bunch of my mom's old family photos for digital scanning. What are some cool birthday gifts I could make/order/buy for her that would make use of the resulting images? Additional specs within. [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Feb 24, 2009 - 13 answers

What's the coolest thing you've gotten in the last half-year?

I'm looking to update my birthday wishlist and need some specific inspiration from a broad spectrum of people-types. What's the coolest thing you have bought or been given in the last 6 months that cost between $10 and $200?
posted by davebug on Oct 12, 2008 - 32 answers

Birtday idea for mother turning 60?

Help us wow our mother for her 60th birthday in November. She loves natural beauty, travel, her granddaughter, watching music and dance, massages, and antique/carpet/porcelin/etc. shopping on the cheap. I'm in NY, my siblings are in TX, and she's in Los Angeles. We want to make this special, and might consider travel, but we only have three days. Suggestions?
posted by shivohum on Sep 12, 2008 - 3 answers

Good birthday gifts for homeowner

Good birthday gifts for someone moving from a townhouse to a single family home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 12, 2008 - 11 answers

day spa in Bayside?

Best day spa near Bayside, NY? For my grandmother who just turned 90!
posted by joshuaconner on Jun 20, 2008 - 2 answers

cool classic gift for a one year old

Next Sunday is my friends son's 1st birthday, what can I get the little tyke that would be a great gift for about $50, it hopefully would be something that is not a stuffed animal, that will last until the time he has the ability to remember it.
posted by kanemano on May 12, 2008 - 27 answers

B-Day Care Package Ideas?

Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
posted by swiffa on Apr 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Recommendations for buying a potter's wheel?

I would like to buy my girlfriend a potter's wheel for her birthday, but don't really know anything about where to look, what to look for, or the price I can expect to pay. Any suggestions or recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2008 - 13 answers

Mark CF, I love you, but go away :P

What are some good (preferably experience-based) birthday gifts for a 21-year-old Australian programming geek who thinks he's Danish? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Nov 29, 2007 - 12 answers

Not that time of year again.....!

Imminent birthday (mine). And I don't know what to ask for birthday-present. Problem is - I have all I think I need. Special One whimpers about and want's to give me something anyway. [more inside]
posted by Rabarberofficer on Sep 28, 2007 - 39 answers

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