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Does "You Must Bring Valentines For The Whole Class" apply at age 30?

In the past year I've become very close with two people in my book club, let's call them A and B; the other two, C and D, are great, but have not shown capacity or interest in keeping in touch between monthly meetings. It's nearing Christmastime and I want to make gifts for A and B to express my affection and gratitude for their friendship. BUT I'm worried about it coming up later ("Oh, those ___ are so cute!" "Thanks, anonymous gave them to me!") and it resulting in hurt feelings. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2014 - 14 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

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

SelfishFilter: Is there a polite way to say "gifts ok"?

Some friends are throwing us a wedding reception and have requested "no gifts" on the invitation. Can I somehow ask them to change that or is that just the done thing now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2013 - 60 answers

Wow, it's beautiful, please can I take it back?

For a sentimental family occasion, my inlaws got me a very sweet present of some expensive jewelry-- after being told very clearly that I don't like expensive jewelry and don't really wear it. How terrible would it be (politically, ethically, relationally) if I were to return the item in question to the store? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 24, 2013 - 60 answers

Gifts for the man who has (or could buy) everything?

I need birthday and anniversary gifts for the wonderful man I've been dating for nearly a year. Complicating factors: He is extraordinarily practical, but if he wants something, he has the means to buy it, and usually does. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2013 - 43 answers

Gift basket suggestions for a man, possibly delivered near Seattle?

I am in the doghouse with my boyfriend. I want to send him a gift basket. Something to do with beer, snacks, Seahawks, or any combination of the three. A local Seattle touch would be nice, but if there are unique gift baskets for men online that would have him smiling, I would love to know about them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2013 - 6 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

Why do I hate gifts?

I realized recently that I don't remember the last time I liked a gift I received from my partner or a close friend or family member. The more expensive the gift, the more I dislike it. Of the last four gifts I received from my fiancé I returned all four back to the store. I always find fault with them and I get positively angry that this money was spent on such an undeserving object. I find myself almost shaking as I drive back to the store to return the gift. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2013 - 44 answers

Inspiring movies to give as a gift to my brother

[Family-issue-disguised-as-gift-suggestion filter] Please give me your recommendations for humorous and inspiring movies, especially about someone taking simple, practical steps to establish a balanced life. For snowflakey reasons detailed inside, I believe such a movie might be a helpful gift for my brother given his current life circumstances. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 7 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

What Do You Give New Parents?

Parents of Metafilter: What the best gift you can give new parents? Everyone has suggestions for the baby but what about the parents? What are the things you wished you had/realized you couldn't live without when dealing with your first kid? How could someone have made your life easier despite being on the other side of the planet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 24, 2012 - 23 answers

What's a good gift to buy for someone with depression and social anxiety?

What's a good gift to buy for someone with depression and social anxiety? For example, a pet (if I knew they wanted one). Bad example would be a video game. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 19, 2012 - 21 answers

Is a homemade gift a good way to show a guy I'm interested?

I like a guy. I don't know how he feels about me. Would it be weird to make him a gift? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2012 - 35 answers

Best gifts for your spouse?

What is the most thoughtful gift you have given to (or received from) your spouse or SO? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2012 - 41 answers

Should I invite friends to our wedding I'm not that close to?

Should I invite friends to our wedding that I'm not that close to and/or haven't really stayed in touch with? Do people think of wedding invitations as obligations to give gifts? Would it be really awkward? Or am I over-thinking this and I should just invite whoever I want to invite? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2012 - 33 answers

When to send the baby gift?

Question about giving baby gifts in a difficult situation. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2012 - 19 answers

Help with inconsiderate gifts

How to handle well-intended but inconsiderate and unwanted gifts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2012 - 76 answers

Fun gifts for international friends.

Quirky shops that ship to the UK and accept orders from the US? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 6 answers

How to Say "Thanks"

Do people give their graduate advisors presents following a successful defense? What would qualify? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 - 16 answers

I confirm that this is a sticky situation!

What should I get my sister for her (Roman Catholic) confirmation? Wrinkle: I'm an atheist. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 - 31 answers

Pregnancy Present for a lady with Hashimotos

A friend of mine has Hashimotos and just (happily) got pregnant. She's super worried about her pregnancy and I'd love to send her a care package, but I know there's tons of exclusions of food for both pregnancy and Hashimotos, so I'd love some input on what would make her day!
posted by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Thank-you note workplace ettiquette?

Do I get a gift for this very senior person in my company who took the time to speak with me and bought me lunch? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 19, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me make this gift as cool as possible!

Creative-gifty-diablo3 filter: What else could you put in a DVD/game case where the CD/game usually goes? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Is this a wedding or a fundraiser?

When I asked my brother if there was something in particular he would like for his upcoming wedding, he told me not to give him anything unless it was cash. I have a few issues with this request. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 - 79 answers

I'm broke and need to tip building staff! Any ideas?

I have very little money to give to the staff of my condo building. What should I give them this Christmas? Caveats below. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Brainstorming problems with regular gifts from friend

Off the top of your head, what are the potential pitfalls with a friend giving me a regular gift of money? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Fool-proof vinegar infusions

I want to make infused herbal vinegars for holiday gifts, but I'm bewildered by all of the different recipes and ratios online. And I don't have enough time to experiment! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2011 - 1 answer

What's an appropriate gift for an agent that changes your life?

I'd like some tips on appropriate gifts for an agent that got me a gig of a lifetime. A pile o' cash seems inappropriate, so what else are my options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2011 - 26 answers

What is a good gift for someone going through a hard time?

One of the people at my job had to quit due to a heart attack. I volunteered to buy a gift on behalf of the office, but I have no idea what to get. What should I get for someone who is sick and probably in a dire financial situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 - 17 answers

Need your creative juice for filling a toy vending machine for my girlfriend

What creative, fun and affordable things could I fill 2" capsule vending machine with designed specifically for my girlfriend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2010 - 38 answers

Good gifts for first time art instructors?

Art Professors and Art College Instructors: What helped you get through your first semester of teaching? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 24, 2010 - 2 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

Congratulations! You're a Grandpa!

GrandpaFilter: I just found out that I'm pregnant and would like to break the news to my stepfather in the form of a gift... specifically, a book. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2010 - 6 answers

Family gift trainwreck

How do I extricate myself from a family gift trainwreck with the least impact? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 2, 2010 - 24 answers

How to ask a prickly question about wedding gifts?

Prickly wedding etiquette question: We got married a little ways back, had a wonderful wedding, an unforgettable honeymoon, and are now back in the real world again. We're ready to sit down and write our thank-you cards, and have run into a slight... hiccup. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 19, 2010 - 43 answers

from France, with love

What can I put in a France-themed care package? The tricky part: I'm in the US. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2010 - 16 answers

What can I get for my friend who just had a miscarriage?

What can I get for my friend who just had a miscarriage? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 13 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

Secret Santa Anonymous Shipping

I would like to ship a gift to my family secret santa from amazon.com, but I can't figure out how to do it anonymously. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2009 - 12 answers

Help on wedding gift etiquette!

According to the google, I have up to a year after someone's wedding to get them a gift. Then why did I get an email that asks about my "unaccounted for gift" and how should I respond? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2009 - 34 answers

We'd prefer invites with tact

A friend's wedding invitation had a poem that included the line "We prefer gifts of money." Besides choking on my own rage, what do I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 20, 2009 - 202 answers

Drum sets for newbies?

What should I know about buying a starter drum set? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 5, 2009 - 16 answers

Mom loves Christmas, but the whole family can't afford it this year...

My sister and I want to do a gift-free Christmas. What rules should we set? And how do we break the news to our mom? She's big on bargain hunting and spoiling us, so we're sure she's not going to take this well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2008 - 16 answers

Where can I get The Man hot sauce from Seattle if I'm not in Seattle?

Where can I get The Man hot sauce online? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 23, 2008 - 2 answers

Help me enthusiastically welcome my man home!

I always like it when men pick women up from the airport holding a bouquet of flowers for them, and I'd like to do something similar for my boyfriend... but get him something a little more masculine. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 17, 2008 - 36 answers

Career-building resources in animal rescue available in DFW

Looking for an tips, contacts, experiences to pass on to a Dallas/FW resident interested in animal rescue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 1, 2008 - 1 answer

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

Racing school recommendations?

Help me find a good racing school course! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 14, 2008 - 6 answers

gift for a skaterboi?

My bf's birthday is in two weeks and well I have no idea what to get him. He has been skateboarding for a long time in the NYC area (his spot is the Globe and some parks in the city) and very much into the culture, which I don't know too much about. I would like to get him something skate related but don't know what exactly where to look or for what. I'm thinking of possibly dvds (he likes watching skateboarding videos) or clothing. He has his own board so I won't be getting him another unless he is there to pick it out, but I want to surprise him so.....any suggestions?
posted by anonymous on Feb 21, 2008 - 10 answers

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