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Gifts for an inmate

A friend of mine was recently sent to Moriah Shock Correctional Facility in NY. I want to send him some mail. What should I send him along with the letter? With this kind of incarceration it doesn't seem like a book is appropriate since I'm not sure he'd have time to read.
posted by josher71 on Mar 24, 2009 - 7 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

Wedding gift, or not?

Emergency last-minute wedding gift etiquetteFilter! Invite sort of says don't really bring gifts, but sort of says do. What do I do?! [more inside]
posted by paultopia on Mar 19, 2009 - 22 answers

What is the greatest gift?

What gift should I bring to a 4-year-old half American, half-French girl living in Paris? [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Mar 18, 2009 - 14 answers

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...

Help me throw the perfect baby shower! [more inside]
posted by Point n Click on Mar 11, 2009 - 17 answers

Bedridden Gift Ideas

I am looking to buy a gift for a long-time acquaintance who just got out of the hospital after a cardiac arrest. [more inside]
posted by nosniW on Mar 9, 2009 - 7 answers


Is there a name for the dislike of the anticipation felt on receiving or opening gifts? [more inside]
posted by Sova on Mar 5, 2009 - 21 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

Help me find a BSG gift!

I need a Battlestar Galactica themed gift and I dont have time to have it delivered! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Mar 4, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me pick a good comic book series for a 9 year old.

Help me pick a comic book series for a birthday gift for my nephew. [more inside]
posted by Becko on Mar 3, 2009 - 17 answers

Photo-related gifts?

I secretly sent away a bunch of my mom's old family photos for digital scanning. What are some cool birthday gifts I could make/order/buy for her that would make use of the resulting images? Additional specs within. [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Feb 24, 2009 - 13 answers

What would make your office a nicer place?

In a week I'll be moving away and leaving behind the tiny law firm that I've worked at for the last several years. I would really like to purchase something for the office that will make my (soon-to-be-ex)co-workers' workdays a little brighter. However, I'm stumped about what would be an appropriate, and appreciated, gift. [more inside]
posted by Pomo on Feb 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Awesome Lasting Gifts for an 18 year-old guy?

I have two "significant events" upcoming for my son; he will turn 18 in mid-March and graduate from high school in May. Looking for great gift ideas that will stand the test of time. [more inside]
posted by SweetTeaAndABiscuit on Feb 18, 2009 - 52 answers

Are you expected to give a gift whether or not you attend a wedding?

What percentage of people invited to a wedding would you expect to give a gift? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Feb 15, 2009 - 39 answers

A book for a guy who has a picture of the Pope in his office.

A boss-type who has very kind to me at the workplace is leaving. I'd like to give him a book as a token of my appreciation. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Feb 6, 2009 - 7 answers

What would YOU buy if YOU were traveling to China?

What would YOU buy if YOU were traveling to China? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on Jan 31, 2009 - 26 answers

How to award our awesome volunteers at the wildlife refuge!!

What to get for 5 fantastic volunteers as a year-end gift/award for having worked the most hours at our Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Northwest/near Olympia, WA? [more inside]
posted by dahliachewswell on Jan 29, 2009 - 10 answers

But Everything's Made in China

What kind of gifts to bring to Chinese colleagues? Since practically everything is already "Made in China", what can I bring from the United States for two women in their early-mid 20s? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Jan 22, 2009 - 17 answers

Gifts for the non-pregnant woman

My wife's not pregnant. How do I perk her up? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jan 17, 2009 - 26 answers

Please help us make our Oscars/Housewarming Party a success!

Need help planning a themed Oscars/Housewarming Party! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Is my irritation over receiving tacky religious gifts unfounded?

Is my irritation over receiving tacky religious gifts unfounded? [more inside]
posted by JFitzpatrick on Dec 31, 2008 - 82 answers

Suggestions for a special or unusual gift from Egypt, Saudi Arabia or Jordan (for an American)?

Suggestions for a special or unusual gift from Egypt, Saudi Arabia or Jordan (for an American)? [more inside]
posted by Auden on Dec 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Where can I find interesting shops in London?

I want to visit some interesting shops in London... for Christmas shopping. Today. Help! [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Dec 23, 2008 - 9 answers

grandma reads books

christmas present filter: help me pick out a book for my grandmother! [more inside]
posted by slograffiti on Dec 21, 2008 - 22 answers

Small, last-minute local gifts in bulk?

150 gift baskets needed by Monday! Looking for suggestions for SF Bay Area local small businesses, artists or crafters that are likely to have at least 150 of an item small enough to be included in a handbasket. [more inside]
posted by obloquy on Dec 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Mass Online Gifting Suggestions

Gifting en masse. Looking for non physical holiday gift ideas that can be ordered online for 40+ people scattered throughout the world. [more inside]
posted by LongDrive on Dec 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Do they sell "Potion of Art Job +1" stocking stuffers?

GiftFilter: What can I give my brother-in-law for Christmas that will help improve his chances of getting a 3D art job? [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Dec 17, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I celebrate a Messianic Hanukkah, while my family celebrates Xmas?

How do I celebrate my first Messianic Hanukkah? No one else in my family is Jewish, and they're trying to "make me" celebrate Xmas. [more inside]
posted by hasna on Dec 15, 2008 - 46 answers

Ho, ho, ho, Merry frickin Xmas!

I need Xmas gift ideas for someone who has everything! Help! [more inside]
posted by bolognius maximus on Dec 15, 2008 - 21 answers

Puzzle people, here's a challenge - what should my dear ol' dad get for Christmas?

Puzzle people, here's a challenge - what should my dear ol' dad get for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Lesser Shrew on Dec 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Have yourself an internet little Christmas

Help me send virtual gifts to my kids overseas. [more inside]
posted by nax on Dec 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Giftless Christmas

We're not exchanging gifts! What do I do? [more inside]
posted by yogurtisgenocide on Dec 11, 2008 - 11 answers

Book-Hungry Mother

[Xmas Filter] I'm doing my Christmas shopping, and I'm a bit stuck on what I need to get my mother. She likes culinary-cultural history books, preferably with recipes. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Dec 9, 2008 - 40 answers

I'm changing teams at work. How do I show appreciation to my old team?

My department at work is restructuring, and it was just announced today that I am moving to another team. How can I show my team that I've loved working with them, and that I truly appreciate everything that they have taught me? [more inside]
posted by speedoavenger on Dec 8, 2008 - 5 answers

Crafty DC Shopping?

Crafty Gift Filter: Help! I need a place in the DC metro area that sells crafty gifts. [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Dec 5, 2008 - 11 answers

How to make a paint-by-number in Photoshop?

What's the simplest way to create a series of paint-by-number patterns from digital photos? I have access to Photoshop and Illustrator. My Photoshop skills are a bit rusty (it's been a few years) and my Illustrator/vector understanding is pretty lame. [more inside]
posted by macrowave on Dec 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Digital Photo Frame Recommendations

I'm looking for a digital photo frame for my parents. Does anyone have recommendations? [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx on Dec 3, 2008 - 11 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

Girly girl shopping for manly things...

Gifts-for-men filter: don't worry, I know generally what I want to get, I'm just looking for specific item suggestions/brand names for a) a person who needs gloves, and b) a person who occasionally likes cigars. [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Nov 25, 2008 - 13 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

Gifts for strangers?

Gift ideas for a 14-year-old girl and 69-year-old woman we've never met? [more inside]
posted by owtytrof on Nov 23, 2008 - 10 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

Candle shopping in NY

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

help me stuff it!

What are your favorite stocking stuffers? [more inside]
posted by kidsleepy on Nov 15, 2008 - 38 answers

Weekend project ideas?

I spent some pleasant time this past weekend planting a windowsill herb garden. What are some other similarly self-contained projects I can do in a day or two this winter? [more inside]
posted by adiabat on Nov 13, 2008 - 12 answers

How to buy & send an English book within Chile, but pay from the U.S.?

How to send an English book to Santiago, Chile, from within Chile, but paid for from the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Nov 12, 2008 - 2 answers

What awesome gifts should I bring to India from the US in 2008?

What awesome gifts should I bring to India from the US in 2008? [more inside]
posted by nessahead on Nov 11, 2008 - 16 answers

Useful gifts for electricians or cyclists?

GiftFilter - I need two gifts: one for a ex-professional cyclist/graphic designer and another for an electrician. [more inside]
posted by wilde on Nov 9, 2008 - 9 answers

How can I say thanks with a nice night out, from afar?

How can I remotely reward a friend in San Francisco with a nice night out? Are there gift certificates I could order for a restaurant and deliver them by email to my friend? I know there must be a system for this, but I can't seem to get the google search terms right. [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Nov 4, 2008 - 12 answers

civil war gift for 10yr old

What would be a good gift for a ten year old civil war nut? [more inside]
posted by zeoslap on Oct 27, 2008 - 23 answers

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