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Gifts for liberal, active, outdoor peeps?

I want to get birthday gifts for two liberal, active outdoor people. Ideas? Hoping for real objects to give under $50. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 16, 2014 - 15 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

Berlin - Gifts

Hubby's going to Berlin for work. He wants to know what to bring back for me, (I know, so sweet). What are good gifts to bring back to the US? Suggestions? I did tell him jewelry is always accepted...
posted by jrc on Sep 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Nifty, gifty shopping in London?

LondonCommerceFilter: Business trip to London (from US) coming up, and I've got a free initial jetlag day that I'd like to spend shopping-- preferably for cool, unique, not-too-expensive, suitable-for-gifting items I'd be unlikely to find in the US. I'm specially interested in women's accessories (scarves, jewelry); toys and games; (travel-friendly) foods; tchotchkes; and used/antique books. Any must-visit shops? [more inside]
posted by gallusgallus on Apr 15, 2013 - 23 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

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 Registry 360?

Have you used Gift Registry 360? Can you share your experience? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

I have $40 to blow on Amazon. Help me find something fun for myself.

I have a whopping $40 to blow at Amazon. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on Jan 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Seeking good ______ of the Month Clubs

Looking for some recommendations for fun, surprising ______ of the Month subscriptions. [more inside]
posted by shoyu on Dec 15, 2011 - 15 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

Non-amazon online stores?

What online retailers should I use to purchase gifts for my relatives in other states, now that I'm aware of how Amazon treats its warehouse employees and do not wish to purchase anything from them until they improve the working conditions and increase their wages? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 11, 2011 - 11 answers

the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn

What are the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn for stocking stuffers? I'm shopping for small gifts.
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 1, 2011 - 10 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

Awesome and practical Etsy gifts?

What are some practical and reasonably-priced Etsy shops and/or gifts? [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second on Nov 10, 2011 - 12 answers

ME GIFTA

You live in Los Angeles; you travel to visit out-of-state relatives. Where (in town) do you go to find gifts? What do you take them?
posted by the NATURAL on Aug 1, 2011 - 12 answers

What's Romania's Amazon.com?

In the US, I like to use Amazon to send gifts directly to the recipient. What similar service could I use to send gifts to people elsewhere in the world? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Feb 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Gift Giving for Dummies

What resources exist to teach me the skill of gift giving? [more inside]
posted by rhapsodie on Jan 2, 2011 - 18 answers

How to best give an e-gift card to someone in Austria?

What is the easiest way for someone in the US to give an online gift card to someone in Austria? [more inside]
posted by mjb on Dec 5, 2010 - 0 answers

Sweet gifts from Portland: where to look?

Where are some good places in Portland, OR to find handmade, local or edible gifts for my mother? [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Nov 12, 2010 - 10 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

Hell is being a vegan in Green Bay

Vegan care package for a male college freshman: Products? Mail order sites? GO! [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Oct 13, 2010 - 21 answers

Do you sell $10 gift cards? Great, I'll take 50, and I can pay you $490.

Is there a site where I can mass-order small restaurant gift cards, preferably with some financial advantage? [more inside]
posted by Vorteks on Sep 30, 2010 - 4 answers

I need a graduation gift.

Help me find a super cool going-away-gift/graduation gift for my really great friend... [more inside]
posted by nuclear_soup on Jul 25, 2010 - 1 answer

What would be a nice, thoughtful gift of appreciation for my social work supervisor?

The end of my graduate school internship is approaching and I'd like to give my wonderful supervisor a token of appreciation for all she's done and taught me. We've had a pretty strictly professional relationship (an excellent one, at that) and I have minimal knowledge of her personal interests. She's in her mid-30s, and is a clinical social worker. I'd like to get her something thoughtful, something she can use. Chocolates, flowers, and gift certificates are not really what I'm looking for. At the same time, I wouldn't want to give her something too personal. Oh, and I'd like to spend no more than $50. (I am a grad student, after all.) I know you guys will have some good ideas. Thanks in advance!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Apr 20, 2010 - 19 answers

Happy Feet slippers around Austin?

Where can I buy Happy Feet slippers in or near Austin, TX? Alternatively, where can I buy other fun/novelty slippers for kids in or near Austin? [more inside]
posted by sentient on Dec 23, 2009 - 2 answers

Affordable Luxuries

What are some great gifts for Holiday Season that convey a sense of luxury, yet cost between about $25-75? [more inside]
posted by Miko on Nov 10, 2009 - 45 answers

Only Six More Weeks?! [redux]

It's that time again.. What are some good online stores to buy cool, unique Christmas gifts? [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Nov 9, 2009 - 31 answers

Good gifts from Boston?

Looking for ideas for interesting gifts/souvenirs/foods that I can buy in the Boston area and bring to friends and relatives in other parts of the country. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jul 22, 2009 - 21 answers

a gift for a traveller

My partner is about to go backpacking meditating in India for over a month. I'll be missing his birthday--what useful, light gift(s) can I get him in the $50 range? [more inside]
posted by stray on Jun 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Candle shopping in NY

Somewhere to buy nice candles in Manhattan? [more inside]
posted by flashboy on Nov 16, 2008 - 5 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

Random act of kindness

What item do you use all the time and wonder how you ever lived with without it? [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Aug 4, 2008 - 106 answers

Gift for Brewers fan?

I need a cool gift for a Milwaukee Brewers fan. Help! [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Dec 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Merry Fucking Christmas Cards

Where can I buy legitimately funny, sarcastic and/or offensive Christmas Cards? [more inside]
posted by melorama on Nov 12, 2007 - 13 answers

How do I get him a great Christmas gift?

I'm Christmas shopping for my SO. Help me out...I'm out of ideas. [more inside]
posted by dearest on Nov 1, 2007 - 29 answers

Gift for a coworker?

I want to buy a gift for a coworker who took a promotion and will be leaving my department. What's something cool but not overly sentimental that she might like? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Jul 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Where can I buy fancy sausages online ?

Where can I buy fancy sausages online ? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Nov 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Christmas gifts, Don't know what to get.

I need help; it's getting time for Christmas shopping and I've never been able to get good gifts. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by uncballzer on Nov 11, 2006 - 5 answers

Interesting jewelry shops in Miami Beach and NYC

I'm looking for shops in either Miami Beach or New York City where I could find interesting handmade jewelry. (A slightly random combination of cities, I know--it's just that I'll be in both places on an upcoming trip.) I'm looking for jewelry that is well made but not ultra expensive--which, in my mind, would probably put the price range somewhere between $20 and $100. Any tips for shops in either location?
posted by yankeefog on May 19, 2005 - 6 answers

A late gift for my cool uncle. What to do?

MissingGiftFilter: You have your coolest uncle in the family holiday gift draw. It looks like the gift you carefully chose for him will be late - what do you do? [+] [more inside]
posted by deliriouscool on Dec 21, 2004 - 14 answers

Facial Products for Men

MetrosexualFilter: Seeking gift recommendations on medium to high end facial products for men, particularly a good exfoliating scrub and maybe shaving stuff. I go here for great reviews of stuff geared to women, but have no idea about men's lines.
posted by CunningLinguist on Dec 7, 2004 - 21 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

Gifts for Girls

Okay, I turn to thee again. I'm bad at giving gifts to females. If it's a birthday or something similar I always screw it up. I try to get anyone something small, that they'll actually use and keep. Think along the lines of a Tiffany's keychain. They're silver, minimilistic, classic and a good price. Experience has shown that my girl friends tend to think I'm buying my way into their pants, which makes things awkward. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by geoff. on Nov 11, 2004 - 35 answers

On-line gift-shopping ideas

Is there any place online for finding interesting gifts and / or unique imported goods? Ebay is great, but I was thinking more along the lines of clearly defined prices, although I guess the items wouldn't have to be new necessarily. I am thinking along the lines of items not commonly available in the U.S. Old empty cigar boxes from foreign nations, handcarved items or artwork, french soaps, exotic chocolates, clothing or styles or fads that are popular in other countries, rare jewelry or items with mythical power like a blarney stone from Ireland, foreign currency, gum, stickers, decks of cards, shampoos, decorative letter openers, stationary, pencils, or other localized specialties. Just small items that would be relatively inexpensive. There are always interesting items in different countries that people come back with as souvenirs. I want to find these things without going there. Any import information, or information about specific products and examples of things you have found from your travels that are not generally sold in the United States would be appreciated. [more inside]
posted by banished on Jul 19, 2004 - 6 answers

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