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Help me with a Spanish Christmas present for my mom VERY FAST!

I need to get a Christmas present for my mom (I KNOW HOW LITTLE TIME THERE IS LEFT, THANK YOU!). I'd really like it to be related to our recent trip to Spain, ideally somehow either to the flamenco dancer Adrian Sanchez or to the Cortylandia display in Madrid. Any ideas welcome! [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Dec 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Black and White and Protected By Multilateral Treaty All Over

The #1 item on my eight year-old son's Christmas list is "AN ACTUAL PENGUIN". Please help me creatively accommodate his request without violating the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Dec 17, 2013 - 17 answers

A Christmas present for my sister who is travelling in Asia

I am trying to find a great Christmas present for my sister. This year there are complications. [more inside]
posted by Laura_J on Nov 17, 2013 - 5 answers

Yes, thinking about Christmas already. Sorry.

My brother and I would like to give my parents a large chunk of cash this Christmas with the intent that they use it to travel. How do we do this most effectively? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2013 - 18 answers

Can you help identify this Christmas Present?

Can you help identify this Christmas Present? [more inside]
posted by Fiat124 on Jan 20, 2013 - 20 answers

The Lazy Gift Giver

This is a question about giving gift cards at a work Christmas get together. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Help to be become a better xmas shopper

How do I become better at buying presents? I procrastinate every xmas because I can't decide what to buy people, the biggest obstacle, I worry the recipient won't like it. Need a breakthrough, what's your super gift-buying workflow? [more inside]
posted by razzman on Dec 3, 2012 - 27 answers

Spread some seasonal mirth

My sister and I have an annual Christmas tradition of making an elaborate treasure hunt, puzzle or game for our family. Need some help brainstorming this year's edition. [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on Dec 2, 2012 - 14 answers

How to deal with a family member who doesn't accept gifts gracefully?

How to deal with a family member who doesn't accept gifts gracefully? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 19, 2012 - 42 answers

The Perils of Visiting the ThinkGeek Website In the UK on December 22nd

Help me think of an awesome movie and/or geeky christmas gift for my brother! [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Dec 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me make someone's Christmas

I'm looking for gift ideas for an elderly blind person. [more inside]
posted by TungstenChef on Dec 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Alternative to gift-giving?

What's a good alternative to exchanging Christmas gifts? We both have plenty of stuff. [more inside]
posted by chickenmagazine on Dec 13, 2011 - 15 answers

What on earth do I give my grandad for Christmas?

What should I give my grandad for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by hoyland on Dec 4, 2011 - 25 answers

What thought-provoking things can I give my Dad for Christmas?

For Christmas, I want to give my Dad a collection of thought-provoking, idea-filled things to read or listen to - things that inspire discussion, reflection, imagination, and curiosity. His specific preferences and a few ideas I've had already are inside. [more inside]
posted by Cygnet on Dec 4, 2011 - 18 answers

A German *Thing* is Desired

Can you help me think of a neat way to give money to my sister to use toward a trip to Germany? A German-themed presentation for giving her money for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Nov 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Is there anything as cool as Pee Wee Herman?

My plan to give my sister tickets to the Pee Wee Herman show on Broadway for Xmas failed (snowstorm, etc.). What equivalently awesome "experience" gift could I give her instead? [more inside]
posted by enzymatic on Jan 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Setting Up A New Laptop For Your Mom?

The essentials of setting up a new computer for your mom? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Dec 26, 2010 - 24 answers

Inexpensive but Decent Beer of the Month Club?

Suggestions for a relatively inexpensive but decent quality beer of the month club (or something similar)? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Dec 22, 2010 - 10 answers

christmas idea for my musically-inclined cousin?

GiftFilter: What should I get as a Christmas present for my cousin who's a guy, a music ed major, a junior in college, preppy, and sort of athletic? [more inside]
posted by Quidam on Dec 7, 2010 - 7 answers

Hey hey we're the pet monkeys!

Any good alternatives to a pet monkey? [more inside]
posted by thesailor on Nov 27, 2010 - 20 answers

What gift(s) could I request for Christmas that would make my life more interesting, social, or creative?

What gift(s) could I request for Christmas that would make my life more interesting, social, or creative? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Dec 9, 2009 - 11 answers

Gifts for my Conspiracy Theory Obsessed Friend!

Every year I am at a loss of what to get my best friend for Christmas. He is a man who really has everything. He likes electronic gadgets but they are usually fairly expensive, and he usually wants something very specific that he ends up buying himself. When I ask him what he wants, he hems and haws and just says, “Nothing, I don’t need anything.” [more inside]
posted by batonthefueltank on Dec 1, 2009 - 46 answers

Are there any Muay Thai themed xmas presents?

My brother is going to Thailand for a 3 month Muay Thai training camp and I want to get him a themed or appropriate Christmas present. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Nov 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Painting dolls from drawing?

I had an idea for my sisters Christmas present, help me make it... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Nov 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Gift Ideas for my Super Girlfriend

My girlfriend wants superpowers. What should I get her for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by moonroof on Oct 29, 2009 - 42 answers

I need book bag buying help!!!

Cluelesshusbandfilter: Ladies! Help a semi-clueless husband find a book bag for his lovely wife!!! [more inside]
posted by Ponderance on Dec 19, 2008 - 15 answers

How to gift wrap certificates?

Clever/pretty ways to "wrap" gifts that are just pieces of paper? [more inside]
posted by ultraultraboomerang on Dec 10, 2008 - 16 answers

A is for Apples to Apples, J is for Jelly Bellies...

Looking for a $15-25 white elephant gift that starts with the letter D [more inside]
posted by Rallon on Dec 9, 2008 - 25 answers

The perfect slippers

Please help me find (online, or in a major Canadian store) some slippers that fit the following strict requirements: fluffy on the inside, thick comfy sole, and, most importantly, are closed around the heel without being a boot. It seems that everything I find that fits the first two requirements is clog-style, and that absolutely won't do. The closest I can find are moccasins, but the gift recipient doesn't like leather/fur. Any suggestions?
posted by arcticwoman on Nov 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Where are the awesome flat, non-fragile gifts?

What should I get my kind, but difficult to shop for in-laws for Christmas? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Nov 1, 2008 - 13 answers

Bookfilter: what book(s) would my father love?

Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Help find a gift for my Grandpa with Parkinson's

What do I get my Grandpa who can't do much anymore? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Dec 17, 2007 - 19 answers

How do I give a tasteful gift of booze

I'd like to spend about $50-75 on booze for my secretary. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Dec 17, 2007 - 28 answers

"I need more pieces, please!"

Is there any way I can get my hands on some cool Scalino marble run pieces before Christmas? [more inside]
posted by Soliloquy on Dec 13, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me get my sister the perfect fashion-related gift

How do I buy a fashion-related gift for someone who knows WAY more about it than I do? [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Nov 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Unwanted iPod vs. Happy Girlfriend

My girlfriend gave me an iPod Nano for Christmas but I was going to ask for a iPod 60GB for my birthday. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 7, 2007 - 34 answers

Is there an optimal selection strategy for a white elephant gift exchange?

Mathematically speaking, is there an optimal strategy towards gift selection while opening gifts during a white elephant gift exchange? [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo on Dec 17, 2006 - 14 answers

What do I get my dad who is really into his RV?

LateChristmasGiftFilter: My dad and his wife are really into their RV. Any ideas as to what I can get them for their RV. [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Dec 28, 2005 - 6 answers

Mystery books for a 13-year-old.

Book suggestions for a 13-year-old. [more inside]
posted by graventy on Dec 6, 2005 - 51 answers

Wife's xmas present help!

PresentFilter: I want some amazing socks for my wife, and perhaps a couple other things... Looking for mefite ideas. [more inside]
posted by asavage on Dec 1, 2005 - 9 answers

What's the most confusing present you've ever received?

XMasFilter
What's the most head scratch inducing present you've ever gotten?
posted by fenriq on Dec 17, 2004 - 85 answers

Gift suggestion that my mom will never guess.

It's time again for my family to engage in the dreaded tradition of the 20 Questions gift (you can find my post about it last year here). Last year my mother guessed her gift in about 5 turns, so this year I'm DETERMINED to destroy her. Anyone have any good suggestions?
posted by emptybowl on Nov 29, 2004 - 33 answers

Recommend a lap steel, or pedal steel guitar

KrimmixPresentFilter: My husband (who does not visit Metafilter) is a musician and I'd like to get him either a lap steel or pedal steel guitar for Christmas. Since it would be rather obvious if I just randomly asked him what brands are good, etc., I thought that maybe some of the MeFiMusicians could help. If you were going to be given a lap or pedal steel, which one would you want?
posted by stefnet on Nov 8, 2004 - 10 answers

Good hard sf or biography book suggestions

I'm in the process of trying to buy Christmas presents for my father and his wife. My father likes science fiction (hard, mostly) and I've had luck with Vernor Vinge and Neal Stephenson in the past. His wife... doesn't, although I am told she likes biographies. Can anyone recommend some good hard sf or biographies that might go over well?
posted by Karmakaze on Dec 12, 2003 - 36 answers

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