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What gift should I get for my wife?

I'll be spending a few days in the San Francisco Bay Area this coming weekend. My wife will be remaining at home. What gift should I get for her? [more inside]
posted by alex1965 on Aug 7, 2014 - 23 answers

Gift for the hostess who's adverse to everything?

I'm going to a murder mystery dinner party next Saturday, yay! I'd like to bring a hostess gift for the couple putting on the event. But the hostess has several major allergies/issues, which leave me stumped as to figuring out what to bring. [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Apr 1, 2014 - 32 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

You're Most Certainly Not Getting a BB Gun, Ya Dope.

Kinetic 3 is turning 15 this month and all his little heart wants is a BB gun, because he and his friends like to make war movies (or something). Every single inner instinct I have automatically says, "No. Not gonna happen, pal," because of all the obvious reasons (no guns in my house, what the hell do you need a gun for, someone's gonna lose an eye, etc.). My question is: is there any reason my kid should be allowed to get a BB gun? Am I missing something?
posted by kinetic on Aug 7, 2013 - 63 answers

Seattle-centric, experiential or consumable wedding gift?

My brother and his boyfriend are getting married in two weeks. What Seattle-area experiences/meals would be appropriate for two tech-y, slightly bookish vegan gay guys in their early 30s? I'd rather give an experience (or consumables) than a thing; they probably have enough things. Budget tops out at $250ish. [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Jul 27, 2013 - 8 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

Good gift ideas for new moms?

What are some good Birthday gift ideas for new mothers.... [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Jan 17, 2013 - 10 answers

My sister in law should get a fabulous birthday present

I just got a great Christmas present from my sister-in-law, help me give back as good as I got. [more inside]
posted by msali on Jan 2, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me find cool gifts for two hard-to-buy-for boys.

Please hope me! I am trying find a suitable gift for my pre-teen and early teenage relatives. [more inside]
posted by Spinneret on Nov 25, 2012 - 18 answers

cool cheap gadget gifts?

What are some cool, but practical gadgets for under 100 dollars? [more inside]
posted by Jaelma24 on Sep 6, 2012 - 26 answers

Tile importing + baby clothing = ?

Can you help me come up with some cute ideas for a customized onesie or other baby gift, having to do with tile? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Not a nautical themed pashmina afghan, please.

I'm looking for a gift for someone who just bought an ancient 35-foot yacht that she intends to spend the next couple of years renovating, and then live in. I want it to be kind of a house-warming gift, but, y'know, for a boat. [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Dec 29, 2011 - 19 answers

What is a fun/cute way to display a large amount of cash as a gift?

What is a fun/cute way to display a large amount of cash as a gift? [more inside]
posted by heyheylanagirl on Nov 28, 2011 - 35 answers

Bulls versus....? Who would be the best to see?

Now that the NBA has come to an agreement (or is very close to), that means I can purchase an awesome Xmas present for my pops! Which team would be the best/most exciting/fun to see play against the Chicago Bulls? [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft on Nov 26, 2011 - 7 answers

Old man starter kit

My friend is turning 30 and thinks he's old. I'm getting him an old man starter kit: hard candies (Werther's Originals of course), Metamucil...what else should I include?
posted by echo target on Nov 18, 2011 - 78 answers

Evolution of the English present progressive tense

Have the rules for using the present progressive (continuous) tense in English recently evolved/changed? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Oct 4, 2011 - 20 answers

What to get for a very bright four year old girl?

What to get for a very bright four year old girl? [more inside]
posted by cali59 on Jul 23, 2011 - 18 answers

Help us make her cry (happy tears!)

How can my coworkers and I surprise our awesome receptionist on her 50th birthday? [more inside]
posted by lbo on Jun 7, 2011 - 14 answers

Wrapping my head around scanning smuggled mug in the round.

How can I scan a wrap-around image on a mug? [more inside]
posted by banannafish on Jun 5, 2011 - 12 answers

What should I get my little brother for high school graduation?

What should I get my little brother for high school graduation? [more inside]
posted by angsolom on May 25, 2011 - 37 answers

Need a Mother's Day gift for grandma

I need a great mother's day gift for my new baby's wonderful grandmas. [more inside]
posted by bq on Apr 22, 2011 - 8 answers

Is there a "Miss Manners" attachment to this thing?

Plate o' wedding beans: We're starting to receive early wedding gifts, both from people attending and not attending the ceremony in 3.5 weeks. Should we open them? Acknowledge their receipt? Send proper thank-you notes? Help me, Emily-Post-i-fites. [more inside]
posted by supercres on Feb 22, 2011 - 19 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

warm thank-you present for a friend who hates winter

Thank-you present for a friend who's always miserably cold in a state that's already been clobbered by winter? [more inside]
posted by pittsburgher on Dec 4, 2010 - 41 answers

Book Mark

How would you feel if you received a book as a gift and found that it had a remainder mark? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Nov 23, 2010 - 70 answers

I need birthday present ideas that are less than 10 quid

I'm looking for present ideas for two thirty-five year old men who both like music, games, film and technology. The only criteria is that they should be available to buy in the UK and cost no more than £10. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Nov 19, 2010 - 6 answers

What are 30 things I can give my sister 30 of for her 30th birthday?

What are 30 things I can give my sister 30 of for her 30th birthday? [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 31, 2010 - 37 answers

Which musical instrument to offer to a very-busy and yound father?

BirthdayPresentFilter: looking for a a musical gift for my 35-yo brother (and possibly his son). [more inside]
posted by XiBe on Jul 1, 2010 - 11 answers

Do I have to return this present?

EtiquetteFilter: A business partner's wife handed me a gift for my wife on my latest visit. Said business partner is from (and lives in) the Middle East, same goes for his wife. Their family background is muslim, though they are not really practicing it. I hardly know his wife (met her only twice) and both of them don't know my wife at all. What is the meaning of such a present? Should we give her a present in return? If so, should it be more or less costly than the one for my wife (they are wealthy, far more than I am).
posted by cronholio on Mar 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Get in loser, we're going shopping.

What should I buy for my friend's birthday? Answers from hardcore Mean Girls fans preferred. [more inside]
posted by tantivy on Jan 25, 2010 - 16 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

Help me give my husband a 40th birthday he'll never forget

Good "experience" gift for my geek husband's 40th birthday? [more inside]
posted by geekgirl397 on Dec 6, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me wrap and present delicious but frozen food.

This Christmas, I'm giving everyone the gift of delicious and healthy home-cooked meals, but I'm blanking on how to wrap and/or present them at the Christmas Eve festivities. Everything will be pre-frozen, which probably rules out putting them by the tree with the other gifts, and the only other solution I can think of is leaving them in my car and letting everyone take theirs on the way home, which is lame. There must be a better way. [more inside]
posted by anderjen on Dec 2, 2009 - 15 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

THE Game, you just lost it.

Help me find the perfect videogame for my boyfriend. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on Aug 18, 2009 - 39 answers

Fine Liquor/Cheese, Aged 18 Years

I want to find consumables that are aged exactly 18 years, and send them to northern California within 2 weeks. [more inside]
posted by nat on Jul 8, 2009 - 16 answers

What should I get as a graduation present for my sister - quickly?

What should I get as a graduation present for my sister - quickly? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Jun 28, 2009 - 7 answers

Phrasing for a PR Person's Present Pen

Latin Filter: As a present for someone in a PR-related field, I wanted to inscribe a variation of what Louis XIV would have inscribed in his cannons - "The Last Argument of Kings", implying that the pen is her weapon. What would you replace the word "last" with? Bonus points for helping out with the Latin. [more inside]
posted by eytanb on Jun 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Get to the choppa!

I'd like to take my girlfriend on a helicopter tour of New York City for her birthday. Any advice on booking and making the most of the experience? [more inside]
posted by andromache on Jun 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me choose a gift for a hard to buy for female friend.

I want to buy a small cheering, comforting, gift for a friend who has recently endured financial troubles, a relationship breakup, the start of a new job and an interstate move - and moved back in with her parents. But we have very different tastes and I'm at a bit of a loss as to what, exactly, I might get her. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on May 31, 2009 - 20 answers

Gifts for Japanese Families?

What are some good gifts for Japanese families? Also, are there any cultural taboos that I should be particularly sure to avoid breaking while staying in Japan? [more inside]
posted by bassooner on May 3, 2009 - 23 answers

Really long distance anniversary gift?

What is a good, relatively cheap, long-distance anniversary gift to give to someone on the other side of the world? We talk on skype, but I think it'd be nice to actually get her something. [more inside]
posted by zinge on Apr 19, 2009 - 9 answers

I am *asking* a question.

What is the origin in English of the present continuous tense (present progressive tense)? [more inside]
posted by mary8nne on Mar 21, 2009 - 15 answers

6YO girl BD Present

Birthday present recommendations for 6 year old girl. [more inside]
posted by preparat on Jan 8, 2009 - 12 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

i can haz birfday present ideas?

What to get 19-yr old brother for birthday? [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Oct 28, 2008 - 18 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

What to buy Mum for her 65th birthday?

My mum will be 65 on March 18. She can just about buy anything her wee little heart desires. I cannot because money is, well, in short supply. What should I get/buy/do for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by deborah on Mar 8, 2005 - 21 answers

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