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Christmas In July! DIY gifts for family & friends

Due to family tragedy, last Christmas felt more like a never-ending marathon than a fun and meaningful holiday. I resolved that Christmas 2014 would be a more mellow, loving holiday that didn't involve hundreds of dollars flushed down the drain on disposable gifts. What are your ideas for meaningful Christmas gifts for family that take some time to make (or not!), don't cost much and might be actually appreciated and used? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Jul 3, 2014 - 20 answers

Tea-of-the-month club recommendations

We're thinking of getting a friend of ours some kind of Tea of the Month club subscription as a (slightly belated) Christmas present. We're not big tea drinkers ourselves; can anyone recommend a particular company to get it from? [more inside]
posted by Horace Rumpole on Dec 23, 2013 - 12 answers

Need a quick advent activity for tonight!

It's my turn to come up with a surprise advent activity, and I'm running out of steam! Help me find a short, seasonally-appropriate thing to do with my fiance. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2013 - 12 answers

2013 gift guide guide

I really like holiday gift guides, which combine the illusion of thoughtful shopping with the ruthless efficiency of the internet. It's easy to find guides from popular websites and publications, but surely there are more and weirder out there on the web. What is your favorite 2013 gift guide? What are the most interesting gift guides from blogs and niche publications? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Dec 10, 2013 - 9 answers

need suggestions for fun gifts for my mom to play with Christmas morning

I'm looking for a fun gift for my mom, specifically one that she'd be excited to play with on Christmas morning. You know how when you were a kid there was always that one present you couldn't WAIT to play with? That's what I'm looking for. My mom is 52, likes puzzles and games (we were a big board game family growing up), is not tech-savvy at all but does have a Nintendo DS. I'll probably get a game or two for her but I'm wondering if anyone has any other neat suggestions. [more inside]
posted by librarianjess on Dec 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Amusing, surprising, and cheap stocking stuffers for the whole family

Every year, each of my (8 or so, all adult) family members buys the same small gift for the rest of us and gives the gift anonymously (and to themselves, to preserve anonymity). With Christmas a month away, what silly or useful stocking stuffers can I give out to each of my family members across a wide variety of ages? [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second on Nov 26, 2013 - 38 answers

Advanced Home Cooks--What's on Your Wishlist? (Assuming You Were Good!)

Cooking is probably my main hobby these days. And, as a late-thirties professional, I have a fully outfitted kitchen. I'm being asked for gift ideas for Christmas, and I think I'll probably limit myself to 1) whisky and 2) stuff for the kitchen. Fellow advanced home cooks with fully stocked kitchens, what's on your wishlist this holiday season? Not looking for gimmicky stuff; rather something I'd actually use for years to come. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Nov 25, 2013 - 53 answers

Great Holiday Gifts for a 4 and 2-year-old?

Great, possibly homemade Hanukkah/Christmas gifts for a 4-year-old girl and 2-year-old boy? Homemade/crafty suggestions very welcome. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Nov 9, 2013 - 18 answers

Is there a way to approach unequal staff Christmas presents at my workplace that will not come off as me being jackassy?

Is there a way to approach unequal staff Christmas presents at my workplace that will not come off as me being jackassy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 2, 2013 - 50 answers

I like you, but I hate the gifts..

Is there a polite way to tell your significant other that you absolutely hate the gifts you've received from them for holiday? But wait!! I'm not being snooty for the reasons you'd think I would! More inside.. [more inside]
posted by baconandvodka on Dec 29, 2012 - 68 answers

R is for... really cool gift that begins with R?

I need to buy a few small gifts that begin with the letter R for a family gift exchange. My budget is $20, the potential recipients range from an 18 year old college freshman to a 70 year old. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa on Dec 26, 2012 - 18 answers

Stocking Stuffers for Young Boys

Can you suggest some stocking stuffers for two boys, ages 11 and 13? They need to be inexpensive ($5ish) and ideally Amazon Prime items. Unsurprisingly, the boys like sports and video games. I'm a big reader though and I try to instill a reading habit in them when I can. [more inside]
posted by qsysopr on Dec 19, 2012 - 12 answers

Christmas gifts for an instructor

I'm an adult who has been taking private lessons on a musical instrument for most of this year, and I get along very well with the instructor. But what's most appropriate to do for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Dec 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Is it appropriate to give a holiday gift to a nurse?

Should my father give Christmas gifts to my mother's nurses? [more inside]
posted by amro on Dec 13, 2012 - 16 answers

Whatever happens, someone is putting in Crown Royal whisky and I'm stealing it.

I am looking for gift ideas for a Pollyanna gift exchange. The theme for the gift is "Royalty". The rules of the exchange allow various forms of trading so it doesn't have to be a gift targeted to any specific type of individual, just fit the theme. The participants are adults. Price range would be $25-$50.
posted by Drinky Die on Dec 8, 2012 - 10 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

Awesome little brother needs awesome shirts

Help me pick out a Threadless shirt for my Halo-playing, deathcore-loving little brother. [more inside]
posted by rebekah on Nov 30, 2012 - 9 answers

Fun for the whole family, Christmas edition.

Gift-filter: What are your best gift ideas for a family of 5 adults? [more inside]
posted by karminai on Nov 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Christmas Wish List Headache

[Xmas gift filter] My mother wants to know what I want for Xmas. I am out of ideas - and there are a few issues regarding shopping & shipping. [more inside]
posted by kariebookish on Nov 28, 2012 - 25 answers

Help me by a Christmas present for my host family in Guatemala.

Help me buy a Christmas present for my host family in Guatemala. [more inside]
posted by empath on Nov 23, 2012 - 2 answers

A stupid Xmas question in November...

Christmas gift filter. Difficulty : I know next to nothing about the recipient and the gift has to survive in my luggage from the UK to Aus. [more inside]
posted by sodium lights the horizon on Nov 21, 2012 - 18 answers

Make me the cool gift giver!

Christmas gift shopping for ladies in the office, need help with ideas and online shops! [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Oct 29, 2012 - 7 answers

How to deal with a family member who doesn't accept gifts gracefully?

How to deal with a family member who doesn't accept gifts gracefully? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 19, 2012 - 42 answers

What to get a South American for xmas?

A friend from El Salvador unexpectedly got me a very thoughtful xmas gift and I'd like to do the same! What could I get someone from Central America currently living in Australia that they wouldn't expect me to know about? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

What is the best online store in Japan - Amazon, Rakuten, or others?

What is the best online store in Japan? Amazon or Rakuten or others? [more inside]
posted by locussst on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

I'm no good at the girl stuff.

Where can I find some great small gifts for my much-loved friends? My 4 pals and I get together every month for drinks, dinner, and friend-talk. Christmas is always a special gathering, with small gifts all around. I never feel like I hit the gifts right...they like jewelry, clothes, accessories etc., and they're all very crafty. I just don't have the eye for that stuff, but I love 'em dearly. $15-ish budget a piece. [more inside]
posted by Gusaroo on Nov 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Not an iPad; sorry kid

Leapster vs MobiGo vs Fisher Price iXL vs ? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 29, 2011 - 4 answers

Really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada?

For Christmas this year I would love to give my family food-of-the-month type gifts from places like Murrays and Zingermans, but those places don't deliver to Canada, where most of my family members live. Can you recommend really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Nov 25, 2011 - 12 answers

No lumps of coal

Suggestions for non-partisan charities that I can tell my siblings to donate to in lieu of a a Christmas present and advice on telling them I'll be doing the same for their presents? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Oct 27, 2011 - 36 answers

Christmas on a zero dollar budget?

Mission Impossible? Christmas gifts for wife with a zero dollar budget. Due to my current unemployment, Mrs COD and myself have agreed that we will not spend a single dime on each other for Christmas. We did spend a little so that the kids have a few things to unwrap. However, having nothing under the tree just seems so depressing. Anybody have any creative ideas?
posted by COD on Dec 21, 2010 - 45 answers

Help me round out the Christmas offerings.

LastMinuteGiftFilter: Looking for a subscription or experience gift for my boyfriend, ~$40, NOT a magazine. [more inside]
posted by arianell on Dec 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Christmas Cookies for my Dad

Does anyone know where in New York I can buy diabetic friendly/healthy cookies? [more inside]
posted by sweetkid on Dec 17, 2010 - 6 answers

A gift more my new, blind nephew?

What gift for my new, 15-year-old blind nephew? [more inside]
posted by bovious on Dec 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Homeade liqueur for procrastinators?

I didn't get my limoncello started in time (which I'd usually let go for three or four weeks). Are there any homemade liqueurs I can start tonight that will be ready to drink by Christmas?
posted by mudpuppie on Dec 13, 2010 - 17 answers

Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift.

Best Digital Photo Frame? Help me find a suitable frame for my parents Christmas gift. [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Dec 10, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me get gifts for my parents.

Gift Filter: Mom wants to be better at the visual part of HTML design (books, software, dvd etc) and Dad is really into investing, Help! [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Dec 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Undercover Kringle

I hate giving people normal gifts, like soap or cheeses... [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 2, 2010 - 25 answers

what to get a disaster-obsessed kid for Christmas?

Gift-list filter: what to get an eight-year-old boy who is obsessed with disasters, decay, big things collapsing, and 'Earth after people' scenarios? [more inside]
posted by lovecrafty on Nov 30, 2010 - 42 answers

Trying to play Santa for anon 14yo boy

Can you help flesh out this Xmas wish list? 14yo boy; "sports clothing, gift cards, books." [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Nov 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me make the best Christmas package ever!

What are some quintessentially English, non-food items that I can easily mail back to the U.S? [more inside]
posted by bibliophibianj on Nov 11, 2010 - 29 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

Practical but wonderful gifts?

'Tis the season, yet again. Please recommend some lovely holiday gifts I can give that are useful, not wasteful. Picky specifics inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 25 answers

Sweet and Sour Gift?

Looking for gift ideas for a pollyanna. The theme of the gift is "sweet and sour." Any ideas, mundane or weird are welcome.
posted by furiousxgeorge on Dec 20, 2009 - 12 answers

Xmas gifts under $100 in DC?

Anywhere good in Washington, DC to shop for Christmas stuff? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Dec 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Small gifts that recipients are likely to hang on to?

Help me, MeFi elves! What are some tiny, practical, long-lasting, and fun gifts for twentysomethings? Specifically, gifts that are not likely to get thrown out or given away, due to moving far away - so, no books or voltage-specific electronics. I've already done the Swiss Army Knife, and a USB drive is a little too practical. What now?
posted by Xere on Dec 12, 2009 - 23 answers

Santa would've brought gifts if given enough warning!

My family decided in November on not buying Christmas gifts this year as we are all adults and have what we need anyway. I get paid once a month and right now am living cheque to cheque. So I spent the money I had saved up on extra credit payments. Now they've changed their minds and all want gifts. I have 25 dollars to last me til the 30th. How do I get through this holiday without being as bitter as I am now? And not feel like a loser for no one having a gift? [more inside]
posted by beautifulcheese on Dec 12, 2009 - 27 answers

Give the Gift of Green (Planet)

I am looking for good/effective/interesting environmental charities to donate to as Christmas gifts to family and friends. Working on 2 tracks 1) Charities that do the most actual good 2) charities that would give unique swag or "works-in-their-name". ~$25-$50 per person. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Dec 12, 2009 - 9 answers

The perfect novel?

Help me find that perfect novel for a Christmas present. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 10, 2009 - 15 answers

Christmas gifts for under $20 dollah

What $10-$20 item improved your lifestyle? [more inside]
posted by HeyAllie on Dec 1, 2009 - 85 answers

What would you like your boss to get you this Christmas?

If you were offered a 500 dollar gift from your boss, what would you ask for? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Nov 26, 2009 - 51 answers

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