I end up in these situations where I need to buy a gift for a kid in the extended family, but the idea of just buying regular toys always seems lame. I like being a creative gift-giver.
Can you give me some ideas for unique gifts for kids that would go over well? [more inside]
posted by dosterm
on Jun 18, 2013 -
Apart from Kiva, do you know of any good charities that support team-based giving?
posted by found missing
on Dec 15, 2012 -
I'd like to buy my friend a Pendleton blanket as a gift, however, I don't have the time to source one, nor do I have the fundage right now. Are there alternatives? [more inside]
posted by ElectricGoat
on Nov 8, 2012 -
I was terminated three months ago and have recently been offered to take over my old division as a new company. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 27, 2012 -
Is there a website that lets ordinary non-millionaires do charity blackmail stunts, a la Donald Trump
? For example, suppose I'd like to set up a page where individuals can pledge $X to charity if Donald Trump goes 24 hours without talking. The website would take credit card numbers in advance; if the Donald keeps his mouth shut, the cards would be billed and the money passed on to charity. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Oct 24, 2012 -
I keep picking women who don't give as much as I feel I give and so I always end up feeling used. And because I keep picking them (even though the last one should've been enough to warn me off of the next one), I also end up feeling stupid too. Meanwhile, I've had women who've given to me the way I've given to those others, but I never seem to end up with them, even though they are exactly what I say I've wanted. How can I keep the good one and stop picking the bad ones? What is my problem? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 26, 2012 -
What's a good service/setup for a church or non-profit to accept online donations? [more inside]
posted by Stynxno
on Jan 30, 2012 -
I want to buy my dad a book for Christmas. And I know which one.
He is reading all his books on his fancy new iPad these days
How do I buy him books now? I don't want to just send a gift card.
posted by SLC Mom
on Dec 17, 2011 -
I'm sending my brother + SIL a handmade baby bunting that has been around cats...and they have a dog. It is reasonable or rude to let them know this in case the dog finds it irresistibly chewable? [more inside]
posted by FlyByDay
on Sep 17, 2011 -
We have approx $2500 shared amongst several people that we want to give to charity. But rather than a one off payment to a chosen charity, we want to figure out a way to use the money in a way that keeps on giving. Is't possible?? [more inside]
posted by mooza
on Sep 4, 2011 -
I'm looking for materials that can be used to help train people how to best use social media to help nonprofits engage the community. [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Jul 26, 2011 -
I just got a fulltime job and I am moving to California- one dream I've always had, when I finally got some money, is giving out $20 and $50 bills to homeless people in Manhattan. Where would be the best place to do this? Or go about it? [more inside]
posted by ejfox
on Jul 25, 2011 -
What are some classic moves that a man can do when he is giving a woman a lapdance? [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Jun 23, 2010 -
I bought my girlfriend an iPad. The result was explosive (in a bad way). Can you help me figure this out? [more inside]
posted by gadha
on Jun 1, 2010 -
How do I ask my awesome husband for gifts on special occasions? I am a little disappointed that he did not get me anything for my first Mother's Day (other than a very thoughtful and loving and personal card and flowers he added to the basket the day before when we were shopping together). I hate to sound like an ingrate, but I was a bit disappointed that I didn't get a little gift-wrapped something. Should I say something or should I accept this is the way he is? [more inside]
posted by bigwoopdeedoo
on May 10, 2010 -
Tips for running an online (free or cheap as possible) holiday donor campaign. [more inside]
posted by lunit
on Nov 12, 2009 -
How do I give to a charity without a professional fund raiser taking a big bite out of my donation?
posted by Raybun
on Aug 12, 2009 -
I made a drawing. I want to give it to my parents. How do I tell them it's okay if they don't hang it on their fridge? [more inside]
posted by baxter_ilion
on May 21, 2009 -
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 -
Help me find, buy or build a donor-friendly online giving management system for our non-profit.
posted by Milkman Dan
on Oct 7, 2008 -
My organization is searching for foundations or individual donors in the Miami area who fund education related projects in Miami-Dade. Do you know of any?
posted by ejvalentine
on Aug 1, 2008 -
I have a question in two parts. If that's illegal, admin, please delete the last part. I'd like to hear suggestions for websites I should look at, and then advice on whether this is really how I should move forward with this. Hopefully, this is much clearer in the ... [more inside]
posted by segatakai
on Jul 15, 2008 -
My children are finishing the year at a primary school in Ireland. Their teachers have been wonderful and I want to give them an end of the year thank you gift. In the U.S. gift certificates are popular but I'm unsure of the etiquette surrounding gift giving in this situation. Please advise. Thank you!
posted by KTrujillo
on Jun 21, 2008 -
Background: I am 41 years old. I am 16 credits shy of graduating with a BS in Mathemathics. my GPA is 2.79, I have over 250 hours of attempted coursework, 144 of that is being counted towards my degree. I program and design software systems for a living.
The Problem: I really love math and computer science but I am lousy at learning. when I say lousy I mean slow. [more inside]
posted by WannaBeAPhD
on Apr 13, 2008 -
[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?
posted by HotPatatta
on Dec 22, 2007 -
Gifts for godparent-types? We've asked about a dozen people to be "mentors" to our rugrat, in an area of their choice. What do we get them to say thanks and that they have a special bond with her? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate
on Aug 6, 2007 -
The cleaning out of my closet (finally) has resulted in two garbage bags full of clothes. Now what should I do with them? I'm in NYC. [more inside]
posted by friendlyfire
on Apr 3, 2007 -
What can you tell me about organizations that support women's rights? I would like to donate some money. [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects
on Feb 28, 2007 -
I've already got the xmas gift figured out, now I'm trying to figure out how
to give it...so what are some creative/clever/funny ways you've given
gifts? [more inside]
posted by 777
on Dec 12, 2006 -
We would like to contribute to an organization that is dedicated to alleviating global warming. Ideally a nonprofit but any organization that takes action in this direction would be fine. I'd prefer that it be something I could research online or find a rating such as those available on charitynavigator.com. Any ideas? Thank you!
posted by walla
on Nov 16, 2006 -
I'm ashamed: I bought a house, my child goes to a daycare that costs several hundred dollars a month, and I have all that I need. I also have been lax in giving to charity. I'd like to, but my wife sometimes is resistant, saying some version of the old saw that charity begins at home. I want some independent assessment for how much we should give. I've identified a number of charities I want to give to. But how much? Should it be a percentage of my salary?
posted by sholdens12
on Nov 15, 2006 -
Gift suggestions for: A clarinettist, a violist, and a cellist(who is also a composer).
~$50 each, I have 12 days to get these gifts. Prefer online ordering. [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Mar 19, 2006 -
My kids (12, 10, 8 yrs.) have decided they don't want Christmas gifts this year and would like to do something for those in need. I'm thrilled. Aside from working in a Food Bank or 'adopting a family' any other ideas?
posted by pman78
on Nov 29, 2005 -
WorkplaceEtiquetteFilter: I plan to give my boss his Christmas gift tomorrow. But now I've seen some people on some other sites (fark, ahem) saying that getting a gift for the boss is "ass-sucking" (they sure have a way of talking over there!). So I'm wondering: is my rather nice gift going to be perceived as my being an ass? [+] [more inside]
posted by u.n. owen
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 -
Homeless shelters/charities in DC? I have a gazillion little hotel shampoos and lotions as well as some other unused regular toiletries I'd like to get rid off. Rather than chuck them or leave them in the lobby for my neighbors, I'm thinking a shelter for women might want them. Any recommendations? Googling brings up several but I have no idea which to choose.
posted by CunningLinguist
on Dec 13, 2004 -
What kinds of holiday gift giving games do you play with your friends? [More Inside] [more inside]
posted by Caviar
on Dec 3, 2004 -