Feelin' in the gift-giving mood for my dearest boy. Am not so much feeling the ideas, for once. Suggestions? [more inside]
Unique gift ideas for surprise birthday/care package for female friend in the UK for under $50 (not including shipping)? [more inside]
What date acquired and cost basis should I put for two items reported on a 1099-B, when there are several unknowns? [more inside]
Going to be in New Orleans for the next 36 hours. Please recommend to me unique NOLA gifts I can bring back home to my friends and colleagues! [more inside]
I'm looking for some clever ideas for treats for my ultimate frisbee "secret buddy." They need to be small (not much larger than a big candy bar) and inexpensive (~$5). I don't really know this person that well, but I would like to be more thoughtful than just slipping her a candy bar with a note saying "good luck!". I think puns are more than called for in this situation, especially if they relate to ultimate or geology.
I've just been asked to the godfather of a 13 y.o. kid. I'd also like to present him with something which codifies the responsibilities of a godparent. What are some traditional gifts/symbols that go along with this? [caveat inside] [more inside]
Help me be generous, but not too generous. I'm doing a guest lecture tomorrow evening with a bunch of masters-level students that incorporates a simulation exercise in groups. On a whim, I'm thinking it would be fun to spice things up and award prizes to participants/groups based on various criteria...but of course, I'm (a) not willing to break the bank on it; and (b) not prepared to give up a lot of time (nor do I want to look like I'm trying too hard to be liked, because I'm not - I just think the experience will be more fun for everyone, and chiefly myself, if the students have a sense that there's an ante). What can I give away that's no more than $1-2 per student out of pocket, but not totally lame? [more inside]
Urgent: Help me find a business that does same-day delivery of chocolate or other treats in Manhattan. [more inside]
What's a good gift for a friend I don't know that well but is doing me a huge favor by acting as my guarantor for a student visa? [more inside]
I'm organizing a scientific meeting that will be held in late April. The attendees will be astronomers with a mathematical bent. We'd like to give them a "free" gift, but not the usual T-shirts and mugs. We thought of flash drives, but attendees probably have one already. Please give me your suggestions. Difficulty: (1) Can't spend more than $20/person. (2) Must have room for logos of five sponsors.
Symbolic academic gifts for visiting scholar? [more inside]
An old friend who I haven't seen at all over the past 5 or 6 years invited me to her bridal shower. I have no idea what to get.
An old friend who I haven't seen at all over the past 5 or 6 years invited me to her bridal shower. I have no idea what to get. [more inside]
My friends just had their first baby. Hooray! I'd like to send a baby gift, but would like it to be thematically consistent with my shower gift. Naturally, there's a catch. I'll explain... [more inside]
Gift for a coin collector? [more inside]
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?
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]
Gift idea for 2 yr old boy in the hospital with severe burns on one hand? [more inside]
Looking for creative baby gift ideas. [more inside]
Need suggestions for a romantic gift idea that can be ordered online and delivered in the East Bay (SF) area, this afternoon. Caveat: there needs to be little trace left of it by 6 pm, so flowers are out. I know it's the last minute but the situation only recently emerged.
I'm looking for ideas for things to give my daughter before I go away for 3 weeks. [more inside]
What would you give someone in a juvenile correctional facility? [more inside]
A gift for a new member of the family? [more inside]
I dropped the ball on this one....year anniversary. Is there anyway to win her back? [more inside]
Help me think of gifts for a small group of very special people. [more inside]
My brother is turning 10 next week and I'm at a loss for what to get him. He got all the stuff he wanted for Christmas and I want to give him some sort of experience. In the past I took him out to lunch and to the German import store to buy candy and just hung out with him for an afternoon. Problem is, this year I'm off at college in another state. What's something we can do together without actually being together? My budget is about $20.
"When asked what gift he wanted for his birthday, the yogi replied: "I wish no gifts, only presence."
Yoga-centric gift giving: My sister is opening her own yoga studio and wellness center next month in South Carolina! [more inside]
Where can I buy a glass paperweight in the NYC area? [more inside]
I need a cute catchphrase for a gift I'm giving. [more inside]
Gift ideas for a friend who's really into Native American culture? [more inside]
Help! I just received an unexpected and unsolicited check for several thousand dollars from the sister of my best friend who died several years ago. What should I do? [more inside]
What sweet, silly gift can I give to a sweet, silly boy? This question isn’t as cliché as one might think. [more inside]
What's a good gift for my wife? She's turning 50 next month and I better come up with something good. Ideas?
[EtiquetteFilter] My sister and her new husband are giving me one gift for Christmas. Am I obligated to give each of them a gift, or is it acceptable for me to give one gift to the couple?
Is an online gift card (say, to a bookstore) okay as a Christmas gift for early teen girls? Or will the intangible nature of the gift make it seem like I'm not giving them anything at all? [more inside]
What are some creative ways to give rolled coins as a gift? [more inside]
Memorable Christmas gift for fashion maven girlfriend. Is a tennis bracelet tacky? Would a necklace be better? [more inside]
I need help finding a 'peek-a-boo paperweight' for a Christmas gift. Has anyone seen one available online? [more inside]
Help me find gifts for remarkably un-greedy teenage girls: they are 14 and 15, and absolutely refuse to tell me what they want (I think their mother, my aunt, raised them too well.) [more inside]
Some co-workers and I are sponsoring a family for Christmas, and I picked the youngest (12 years-old) daughter of the family. Help me come up with some nice things that are are fun, functional, and long-lasting. [more inside]
It's holiday gift time, and once again I am presented with the problem of trying to send something to my in-laws on another continent. Usually, I spend a couple months shopping for tiny items that I can mail to the Netherlands for as much as I paid for them. Today it dawned on me...there must be an easier way! Please post your great online resources for sending gifts to Europe. [more inside]
Broke-ass Americans taking a trip to India-- what to give as gifts to our hosts? (2007 update on someone else's AskMe question from 2005) [more inside]
How much do you spend on Christmas presents for your significant other / spouse (don't worry, you can give me a percentage!) [more inside]
Should I try to convince my aunt that one person's Christmas present can make a difference? [more inside]
How can I become a great giver of gifts? [more inside]
I need a cool gift for a Milwaukee Brewers fan. Help! [more inside]
Help me get a good gift for a young violin player. [more inside]
How can I come up with inexpensive, imitation, wise men gifts? [more inside]
My best friend and I are sake (rice wine) lovers. Not lovers, because he's a guy. And ugly. But he's a great guy and I'd like to buy him some top quality traditional sake and a set of cups and bottle. [more inside]
My dad has mentioned that he would like a history book for Christmas. Help me find one that will really knock his socks off! [more inside]