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Best vegan/vegetarian Swedish/Scandinavian cookbook?

A friend of mine is going to move to Sweden next month. I would like to give him a book with vegan/vegetarian Swedish (or Scandinavian) recipes. The book can be in English, German or Swedish. Any suggestions? PS. In relation to this question what is the best place to buy Swedish books. It seems like there is nothing like Amazon over there.
posted by jfricke on Jul 30, 2013 - 5 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

Present for Anglo-Japanese newborn

Good friends of mine are about to have their first child, a girl. What present can I get for the little one that will be both sentimental and personal, and which she can keep for her whole life? I'm currently thinking along the lines of a really nice children's book, ideally one with an Anglo-Japanese theme because dad is Japanese and mum is British - it would be nice to give something which will represent both of her inherited cultures. Any suggestions for presents with an Anglo-Japanese theme very welcome. My budget is about £30 / $50 and I'm in the UK. Thanks!
posted by matthew.alexander on Jul 24, 2013 - 7 answers

GraduationGiftFilter

My nephew is graduating high school and is headed to Washington DC for college! What would be a unique and useful gift to give him? [more inside]
posted by antonymous on Jun 12, 2013 - 40 answers

In search of a quality trinket.

Bulk gift ideas for little kids? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on May 29, 2013 - 23 answers

What would be good party favors for a great-grandmother's 90th birthday?

A relative of mine's great-grandmother is having her 90th birthday party this Sunday, in New Orleans. She's expressed a wish to have each of the 25-30 guests receive a small present, up to $15 each. Any suggestions? It has to be something I can obtain and wrap before Sunday afternoon.
posted by Joe in Australia on May 21, 2013 - 12 answers

Need help living in the here and now.

I have a lot of exciting stuff coming up in the next few years of my life, but before I get there I have to somehow slog through the doldrums of my current life. Help me live in the present. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Aussie Mefites, your advice is sought

My brother just moved from the UK to Perth, WA, and I'm planning to buy him a birthday present in the form of a voucher for something he can do out there. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by Catseye on Feb 19, 2013 - 9 answers

B'day present for my nephew

What a cool gift I could get a 9 yr old? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jan 22, 2013 - 12 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

i know, it's not a terrible problem to have!

help me buy myself a birthday present! a generous family member gives me cash for my birthday every year, but i'm not allowed to spend it on occasional manicures and lattes, i have to buy myself a gift with it. [more inside]
posted by sabh on Dec 19, 2012 - 16 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

Betting you can help me restore my dad's card collection

Old playing cards: Help me find a specific deck from my childhood based on a description [more inside]
posted by dadici on Dec 13, 2012 - 2 answers

thank you gifts for dummies

What would be an appropriate thank you gift for my florist friend who really went above and beyond in helping with my wedding? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Dec 12, 2012 - 8 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

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

What to get for a classical-music and science-loving mentor as a present?

What to get as a going-away present for my classical-music-and-science-loving mentor when I make a great deal less money than them and don't have as much knowledge as them in their interests? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Birthday gift ideas needed

Birthday gift for 50 year-old gay male? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Nov 14, 2012 - 9 answers

But what if I can't live in the present tomorrow?

The times when I am most content and at peace are the times that I am most able to live in the present - unattached to outcomes, not falling into "what ifs", not "writing the script", etc. I've also been at my most successful when I've had that attitude. Unfortunately, it's also pretty rare that I'm able to get there. What books, recordings, techniques, anything else help you reach that "it is what it is and it's all ok" attitude?
posted by SampleSize on Oct 12, 2012 - 13 answers

What To Get The Vaishnava Who Has Everything?

My boyfriend is a very spiritual devotee of Krishna (via ISKCON). Before we were dating he lived in an Ashram for a while, and has been involved with the temple since he was in early high school. I'm happily Jewish, and not personally disposed toward that sort of devotion, and I think sometimes my inability to understand comes off as skeptical or disapproving. His birthday is coming up in about a week, and I'd like to get him something, or do something for him that will demonstrate a commitment to his spirituality - or at least something that shows I'm trying. I'd love your suggestions. More details beyond the fold. [more inside]
posted by howgenerica on Sep 27, 2012 - 12 answers

So. Assuming we can't reanimate Rod Serling and invite him over.

What should I get my mom for her birthday? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2012 - 23 answers

Thanks for fixing my back!

My physical therapist told me that our next session will be our last--graduation! Can I get her something? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 11, 2012 - 15 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

Help me choose a gift

What should I get my boyfriend for our anniversary? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Aug 2, 2012 - 19 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

What's funny in a box?

Any ideas for presents for a young man who wishes to be a professional stand-up comedian? [more inside]
posted by Clotilde on Jun 14, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull!

Urgent birthday present vintage fashion help: Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Thank you for the gift! Can you recommend an exorcist?

A good friend gave The Dutchwoman and I a piece of artwork she made expressly for us as a wedding present. It was very thoughtful, but the thing is like something out of a horror movie. The missus thinks maybe the friend was trying to curse her so the friend could have me for herself...and I can't rule that out. There is no way we are going to hang it on the wall in our home. Honestly, I feel a bit uneasy just knowing it's lurking, wrapped up in a bag in the closet. But I don't want to hurt the friend's feelings. Do we just hang it up when she's coming over? That would work...until we forget to do it once. I was thinking maybe we should just burn down the house and tell her it was lost with everything else, but then she might make us a replacement. Any ideas? What's the etiquette here?
posted by The Dutchman on Jun 5, 2012 - 104 answers

BespokePost.com for a woman...

Looking for anniversary present, what are some sites like BespokePost.com that would be good for a woman? [more inside]
posted by petethered on Apr 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Gift ideas for long-distance boyfriend?

What to get my boyfriend as a general "you're awesome" present? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on Mar 13, 2012 - 30 answers

Where can I buy a thing to signal whether I am busy or not

I'm looking for a present for our boss with which he can signal to us whether we can talk to him right now or not. [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Feb 6, 2012 - 13 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

You saved my life. Here's a pen.

What should I get a friend as a thank-you present for hosting me during a difficult time in my life? [more inside]
posted by apophenia on Jan 4, 2012 - 13 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

Help me make Twonky 2.0 before Christmas?

Help! Do you own the new edition of RoboRally and either a good scanner or a nice camera and tripod? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Dec 22, 2011 - 4 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

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

Help us get the perfect pet-sitting thank-you gift!

Our friends watched our dog over the Thanksgiving holiday (about 5 days), and we'd like to give them a great thank-you gift. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 26, 2011 - 5 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

Trying to find a "unique-gift-a-month" website/club

I'm looking for a UK site that I saw a while back and daftly appear not to have noted down the name. Basically, it was a gift of the month club: you bought someone a subscription, and each month it sent them something. The gifts were quirky and pretty cool; they tended to be things like one-off runs of prints etc. I can't remember the price; in my mind it was about £20 a month, but could be more than that.
posted by Hartster on Oct 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Gift Ideas for Awesome Speech Therapist Friends

Gift ideas for 4 awesome female speech therapists in their late 20's-early 40's? They are nerdy and fun, and the budget is $50 each. [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 10, 2011 - 7 answers

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