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I need a "thoughtful" thank-you gift for a person that I don't know well

Last week, a friend-of-a-friend let me crash on his couch after my late-night flight home got cancelled at the last minute. I don't know him very well, but I'd like to get him a small gift as a token of my gratitude. I'd like to get something that's a bit more unique (and less "corporate") than a fruit basket, and would rather avoid cash or cash-equivalents. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by schmod on Mar 10, 2014 - 23 answers

Looking for gift-worthy bottles of beer

I'd like to pick up a couple nice beers to put under the tree for my partner. I don't drink much beer myself, so while I know what he likes enough to pick out everyday-drinkin' stuff for him, I don't know what's currently available that might be nice (new, seasonal, unusual, somewhat difficult-to-find) enough for a gift. Any ideas? Helpful details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Dec 22, 2013 - 30 answers

Gift Ideas for a 6 year old

My nephew is 6 years old and will be 7 in a couple of months. Looking for Christmas gift ideas. He's really interesested in becoming an actor/director. A few snowflakes though... [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Nov 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Special Snowflake Gifts: US History Book Recommendation

My girlfriend has virtually no knowledge of US history. She is an incredible bright, intelligent, interesting recent college graduate, but due to side effects from a medicine, was essentially in a fog for the entirety of her Junior year of high school and remembers nothing. This is a huge source of embarrassment and anxiety for her. Her birthday is just around the corner, and I would like to get her a great book to help her fill in the gaps and be more comfortable with the subject. [more inside]
posted by joshers13 on Aug 13, 2013 - 19 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

Italian gift ideas for fashion design grad

Seeking ideas for a graduation gift that we could buy in Italy for a fashion design major. [more inside]
posted by mediated self on Mar 2, 2013 - 3 answers

Shine on, Crazy

Are birthday themes the same as anniversary themes (e.g., gold, silver, paper, etc.)? If not, is there a separate set of themes for birthdays? My gf's 60th is coming up, and while i'm sure she'd be happy to have something with diamonds no matter what, I'd prefer not to limit myself that way if 60 is not "the diamond birthday", and especially not if 60 is some other kind of birthday. OTOH, if there is a theme for 60, it may help me with my long-standing case of CMGS (Clueless Male Gifting Syndrome).
posted by ubiquity on Jul 6, 2012 - 5 answers

Gift ideas for great (but different) friends

Help me pick out cool (and inexpensive) groomsman gifts! [more inside]
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated on Feb 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Graduation ideas for my brother?

My brother graduates from high school this summer. I want to get him some fun gifts that will keep him entertained and might also help him navigate the post-HS waters. More about him inside. Gift ideas appreciated. [more inside]
posted by riddler on Jan 17, 2012 - 13 answers

Desert Gifts

Recommend some nifty gift ideas for desert living!! [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Nov 30, 2011 - 15 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

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

Montreal tourist gift ideas

What's a good tourism-oriented gift to give a middle-aged couple, in or around Montreal? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Dec 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Best birthday gift for a hobbyist potter?

Gift suggestions for the hobbyist potter (ceramics)? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Oct 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Good long-distance gifts for Alzheimer's patient in a nursing home?

What are some long-distance things I can do to make my grandma happy? She is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. [more inside]
posted by oblique red on Sep 16, 2010 - 10 answers

Art project, of a sort

Please help me think of words with which to complete this sentence: "This coupon entitles the bearer to: ________________________. [more inside]
posted by hapax_legomenon on Dec 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Great things to give a chemo patient?

Need ideas for comforting / useful items to give a person undergoing intense chemotherapy (x2). [more inside]
posted by contessa on Dec 1, 2009 - 13 answers

Donkeys for Christmas?

I need ideas for a politically themed gift basket. [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Nov 18, 2006 - 25 answers

Gift ideas for the holidays

Holidays are coming. Gifts need to be bought, for friends, colleagues and family. Care to share good ideas in a long wishlist thread here? inspired by this metatalk [more inside]
posted by dabitch on Nov 24, 2004 - 22 answers

What would you do if $730 (US) fell into your lap unexpectedly?

What would you do if $730 (US) fell into your lap unexpectedly? I want to surprise my wife with something really cool and unexpected, but my creativity is on its annual holiday vacation.
posted by vraxoin on Dec 15, 2003 - 15 answers

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