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Help me unpack some of my weirdness around giving gifts.

So I love giving gifts and, if I've committed to 'Giving Someone A Gift' instead of just 'Checking off the Box' I tend to put a lot of time and energy into them. However I've noticed that my pleasure in giving gifts is directly tied to how the recipient responds. MeFis, teach me to give unconditionally. [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Jul 11, 2014 - 21 answers

Arduino & other electronic project kits for a 10 year old boy

More gift advice needed! For a 10-year-old science geek with advanced computer and electronics skills for his age, I am looking for cool electronics project kits. He has an Arduino starter kit and has worked with that a lot. He has some soldering skills. He's into digital audio at the moment. He also has a Mac laptop and an iPad, in case it's relevant. Looking for things in the $75-150 range.
posted by spitbull on Dec 15, 2013 - 9 answers

Best grown up gift subscriptions for the Holidays?

Please help me find grown up, monthly, gift subscriptions... [more inside]
posted by pearlybob on Dec 6, 2013 - 21 answers

Toddler holiday gift that can be used up

My nephew is one and a half years old. (He's a real toddler, not a baby anymore--runs around all over the place.) His grandparents (and other gift givers) inundate him with toys, and his parents are starting to feel beleaguered by the well-meaning deluge. Since he's not quite old enough to be put out if I give him something purely utilitarian, my primary gift this year is clothes. However, I'd like to give him one gift that is purely for his enjoyment, and which can be used up (but isn't food), so it's not just another thing that sits on the (increasingly crowded) toyshelf after the holidays are over. Do such things exist? Can you think of suitable gifts that fit those criteria? A couple more thoughts inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Nov 9, 2013 - 28 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

Undercover Kringle

I hate giving people normal gifts, like soap or cheeses... [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Dec 2, 2010 - 25 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

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

There's thought behind it, sure, but also twenty hours of knitting.

What are the most memorable, awesome or useful handmade gifts you've received or given? I'm in search of some inspiration, as well as cautionary tales. [more inside]
posted by carbide on Oct 19, 2008 - 38 answers

BUY BUY BUY

Charity for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Pants! on Dec 3, 2007 - 17 answers

How do I get Fall-loco/ How to DIY Presents for the holidays

Double Question: Favorite Fall Traditions/Make your own winter-holidays gifts [more inside]
posted by Meemer on Nov 5, 2006 - 16 answers

A late gift for my cool uncle. What to do?

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 - 14 answers

Returning the favor

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 - 19 answers

Dadaist gift for the religious

If you were a Dadist what Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa gift would you give, to whom, and why?
posted by b1tr0t on Dec 6, 2004 - 28 answers

Gift ideas for the holidays

Holidays are coming. Gifts need to be bought, for friends, colleagues and family. Care to share good ideas in a long wishlist thread here? inspired by this metatalk [more inside]
posted by dabitch on Nov 24, 2004 - 22 answers

Present for a Kitchen Pro

I need some help looking for a present for a kitchen pro [more inside] [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Sep 4, 2004 - 32 answers

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