Winter Holidays already??
Does anyone have any super cool and creative ideas for a holiday gift to send corporate customers? [more inside]
posted by leahsmom
on Sep 26, 2005 -
How do I buy my girlfriend glasses for her birthday?
Need advice on:
-maximizing my bang for my buck in some parts of this process so I can splurge in others (internet companies? good stores/eye exam people in Los Angeles?)
-how to make this a good gift
-general pitfalls [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Sep 8, 2005 -
I'm looking for recommendations for high quality watercolor paper for my girlfriend as part of a birthday gift. - bonus if it works well with acrylics - Recommendations for good watercolor paints also appreciated. [more inside]
posted by freq
on Aug 29, 2005 -
Help me find a travel gift for my mother, who's about to head off to Europe. [more inside]
posted by tomble
on Aug 14, 2005 -
What is the best groomsman gift you ever received or heard of?
posted by jonah
on Aug 3, 2005 -
My best friend is having a civil marriage ceremony and then going to Paris for two weeks with her husband and family (parents, etc.) to celebrate. What is something thoughtful that I could give them for the Paris trip, preferably something they could use in Paris but that I could buy or arrange here over the phone or by email? [more inside]
posted by onlyconnect
on Jul 14, 2005 -
If you were putting together a fun, funny, gift box for a friend who was about to enter grad school, what would you want to put into it?
posted by .kobayashi.
on Jun 25, 2005 -
My dad developed an interest in woodcarving a couple of years ago. I'd like to get him something really nice related to his hobby for Father's Day (which falls in early September in Australia). [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi
on Jun 20, 2005 -
(crazy-headedness of offspring) = (difficulty of father to shop for) / (# of days until Father's Day)
Please help. [more inside]
posted by leapingsheep
on Jun 3, 2005 -
Chinese culture question: My friend from work is moving to Canada soon, and I would love to give her a good going-away present... [+] [more inside]
posted by ibeji
on Jun 1, 2005 -
A co-worker is moving from the US to Britain and we'd like to give her some gag gifts to prepare her for the move. We'll serve curry at her goodbye lunch.
posted by Atom12
on May 31, 2005 -
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 -
My good friend is getting married this summer and her bridal shower is this weekend. I'm pretty new to this whole wedding thing. What sort of gift is appropriate? I don't want to buy anything cheesy or pornographic.
posted by amber_dale
on Apr 15, 2005 -
My wife is on the board of a non-profit organization. We live in a retirement community that has all kinds of fundraisers,plays, fun runs etc. We need ideas for an annual fundraising campaign that is different, will grab new attention and attract substantial local donations annually.
posted by pablogrande
on Mar 21, 2005 -
What should one take as gifts for friends/family members when travelling to India from the States? [more inside]
posted by darsh
on Mar 10, 2005 -
My father passed away from a rare cancer last week. I'd like to send my mother regular "care packages" to ease her through this transition and let her know I'm thinking of her. [more inside]
posted by Sangre Azul
on Mar 8, 2005 -
A dear friend just became a father (scant hours ago.) He and I go back a long way, and I'd love to do something nice for the new parents. My wife, a master knitter, is already at work on various soft and cuddly baby items, but having no similar handcrafting talents, I am looking for something purchasable that would be appreciated by a new father, mother, and male infant. [more inside]
posted by enrevanche
on Feb 23, 2005 -
Browsing on ebay I have noticed many ads for ipods and other electronics either for free or for about $40. Can they be for real? [more inside]
posted by Amizu
on Feb 18, 2005 -
A friend is hosting an event at her house tomorrow night, a kind of "salon" evening featuring a few authors, wine, and conversation. I'd like to get her some kind of hostess gift, but not the usual bottle of wine, since we'll have wine galore, and not the Bath & Body Works gift bag, since she's not that kind of gal. Any ideas?
posted by mothershock
on Feb 16, 2005 -
Interesting / quirky suggestions for Valentine's Day? I'm based in London but it doesn't have to be UK-specific - I would be happy to hear your more general anecdotes of memorable romantic or eccentric activities. NB: She doesn't like expensive meals and is afraid of heights. (Posted anonymously so the lady in question doesn't figure that I've turned to AskMeFi for inspiration!)
posted by anonymous
on Feb 11, 2005 -
Is there a good way to go about returning or exhanging gifts without embarrassing anybody? [MI] [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Jan 3, 2005 -
A friend just had a premature baby at 32 weeks (just below 4 lbs), and to complicate matters further, she was on vacation with family out of state and will likely be stuck there until the baby is healthy (if they were home, I could go right over and help make food, etc). I'm kind of feeling paralyzed wondering what an appropriate gift would be though. Small baby clothes? Send money/gift certificates to help offset travel bills? Flowers? I'm guessing it'll be a month or so before she comes home.
posted by mathowie
on Dec 31, 2004 -
Looking for suggestions for iPod alternatives for my 12-year-old daughter [MI]. [more inside]
posted by jpburns
on Dec 30, 2004 -
A friend just gave me $100 for Christmas with the express instructions that I wasn't allowed to spend it on anything that I needed, only fun stuff. What would you buy?
posted by ttrendel
on Dec 27, 2004 -
I spent my first Christmas with the boyfriend's parents this year. I showed up empty-handed, after a late "oh, mom got you some stuff, too." I came away with more in presents than I'm going to get from my own parents. Now I feel like an ass. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by billybunny
on Dec 24, 2004 -
You're an 18-year old guy six months out of rehab with a creative mind and a severely disfunctional family. You've got a GED and a job in sales. You're going to be spending Christmas with your aunt, because you're mom is too messed up to deal with you. What two or three things do you want for Christmas that can be bought for roughly $20 each?
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Dec 23, 2004 -
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 -
So I completely underestimated the generosity of my co-workers. I'm a part-time employee, still in school, and not exactly at the top of the food chain. But a bunch of people I work with (some above me, some in different departments) gave me holiday gifts. Keep in mind that I'm making just enough to make ends meet. What should I give them in return? [more inside]
posted by SeizeTheDay
on Dec 21, 2004 -
My SO and I need gifts for our families. Of course this is really late and we are kinda broke. [+] [more inside]
posted by jmgorman
on Dec 19, 2004 -
I want to get my brother a Beer-of-the-Month club membership as a present. Any advice on good quality clubs or good experience with this type of gift?
posted by ronv
on Dec 19, 2004 -
Being sick of Christmas consumerism, I'm trying to create as many of my holiday presents as I can. A semester-long photography course has allowed me to make a bunch of nice-sized prints for friends. I saved the best for my girlfriend, a portrait of a swan from our recent trip tp Strasbourg, France.
What I'm wondering is if it's presumptuous/precocious/obnoxious to have it framed for her.
posted by themadjuggler
on Dec 17, 2004 -
Hypothetical: You're abroad, temporarily resident in the home of strangers. Not a vacation. The shelter was voluntarily offered at no cost. You are vastly rich by comparison to your host/hostess. But you know they will refuse any money you give them, no matter what--it's not a coy negotiation technique. Gifts of baubles and luxuries aren't needed so much as basics. You can give the children sweets, but if you do anything more appropriate, such as buy meat for the household or pay to have the well pump fixed, your hosts will truly be insulted. Yet, you cannot leave without doing something: your religion/conscience/mother/employer requires it, and you might be back. There are no "oh, s/he's a foreigner" excuses. How do you monetarily or otherwise successfully compensate your hosts so everyone retains honor?
posted by Mo Nickels
on Dec 16, 2004 -
My mom has recently graduated from obsessive knitter to obsessive weaver. Any weavers out there with good weaving related xmass suggestions in the way of books or other weaving related swag?
posted by puppy kuddles
on Dec 15, 2004 -
Two questions: What would make a good California-related trinket/gift? And what's there to do in Taipei? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by numble
on Dec 14, 2004 -
GiftFilter: My mother will be traveling to Honduras after Christmas as part of a medical mission. She’ll be working in extremely remote areas. I’d like to get her something for Christmas that would be useful for the trip. [mi] [more inside]
posted by bibliowench
on Dec 14, 2004 -
I need to buy perfume for a 22 year old girl who wants me to pick it out. I have no taste, and I know whatever kind I pick out she will probably hate or it will turn out to be some sort of old lady smell. What brand is safe to go with? Bonus points if I can order it online and avoid the mall.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 11, 2004 -
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 -
GiftFilter: With Christmas coming up, I'd like to do something cool and special for my wife but am having trouble figuring out what that cool and special thing is. Anyone have some cool ideas? [MI] [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Dec 7, 2004 -