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What can I do for a family member going to prison soon?

My brother is going to prison in December, possibly for a decade or more. What can I do for him, both emotionally and practically? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Nov 14, 2012 - 19 answers

Best org for angel tree?

Best organization in NYC in which to participate in an angel tree kind of thing? I'm nannying a 8, almost 9 year old boy and he has expressed interest in buying something for a boy his age in need for the holidays. [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

"No gifts please"

Does "No gifts please" on a wedding invitation really mean No Gifts? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on Nov 8, 2012 - 52 answers

What are things to get a college grad

What are presents/things I don't know I want? [more inside]
posted by raeka on Oct 31, 2012 - 20 answers

Present ideas for globetrotting newlyweds

I need wedding present suggestions for a couple who are going traveling for 7 month immediately afterwards... [more inside]
posted by jp021272 on Oct 25, 2012 - 14 answers

Best present ever?

Amazing Christmas presents bound to make kids more rad. [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Oct 16, 2012 - 12 answers

What's a good Lego-related gift for a 5 year-old?

What Lego-related gift should I get in the USA for a bright 5 year old Australian with Asperger spectrum issues? He likes Lego and has a particular interest in Legoland in San Diego. I want something that costs no more than $20 and I'd rather leave presents of actual Lego to his parents.
posted by Joe in Australia on Jul 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Which filleting knife should I buy?

I'm going to buy a filleting knife as a gift. Which make should I buy? [more inside]
posted by jaffacakerhubarb on Jun 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes

Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents episodes [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 11, 2012 - 14 answers

I'm looking for some unusual dice for my boyfriend's birthday.

Where can I find or have made 6-sided dice with one color for 1-2 and another for 3-6? [more inside]
posted by petiteviolette on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

Is my friend trying to surreptitiously decline a gift?

Question for the "guess culture" people: If a friend wants to leave a gift I gave her behind at my house for a year, is that likely to be her way of saying she doesn't really want it? Does that mean I can treat the gift as mine? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on May 12, 2012 - 48 answers

Help with inconsiderate gifts

How to handle well-intended but inconsiderate and unwanted gifts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 4, 2012 - 76 answers

What should I bring back from Russia?

I am visiting Russia in June - Moscow, St Petersburg and Magadan. What should I buy while I'm there? Which food items, clothing, booze or um anything-at-all are wonderful, affordable and hard to find elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Apr 30, 2012 - 12 answers

My liver vs. Amazon.

Is there a way that I can get Amazon to periodically send me items from my wishlist without me telling it to? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead on Feb 29, 2012 - 11 answers

Looking for a bakery that sells state-shaped cakes in NYC

Best friend is moving back home to Portland after many years of living in NYC. I'd love to present her with an Oregon-shaped (and delicious) cake at her going away party. Where could I get this in the NYC area? Any borough will do. Thanks!
posted by blackcatcuriouser on Jan 24, 2012 - 1 answer

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

Help me pick an international theme Yankee swap gift.

Help me find a Yankee Swap gift for $20 with an "International" theme. [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Dec 20, 2011 - 11 answers

A gift for the wild blue yonder

I'd like to buy a gift for a good friend who is a flight instructor (small planes, one-on-one with students); he hasn't been doing it all that long, and doesn't have a huge amount of personal equipment. Anything nice/fancy that is also incredibly useful to have that his employer wouldn't provide? Also, any iPad/iPhone accessories for pilots? Say anything up to $500 (or even a bit more) or so - though unless I was completely assured he'd love the gift, I'd prefer cheaper. Thanks!
posted by slide on Dec 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me figure out exactly what it is my son wants from Santa

Please help Santa figure out how to get my kid the thing he really really wants. It relates to a Super Mario game, which I know little about... [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Dec 12, 2011 - 15 answers

Brrrrrrrrrrr-illiant gift ideas needed!

Gift ideas for someone who is moving from somewhere very warm to somewhere very cold. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Dec 7, 2011 - 44 answers

Mail-able, edible gifts?

Suggest delicious homemade edible gifts, yet again! Difficulty: specifically looking for (relatively) shelf-stable and mail-able recipes. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Dec 6, 2011 - 15 answers

Dad Sure Needs Expensive Tools...

With holiday gift guides in magazines, what is the process like? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Dec 4, 2011 - 11 answers

Nostalgic German gifts

Looking for a present that will remind a grandmother of her German heritage. [more inside]
posted by Laura Macbeth on Nov 28, 2011 - 16 answers

Really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada?

For Christmas this year I would love to give my family food-of-the-month type gifts from places like Murrays and Zingermans, but those places don't deliver to Canada, where most of my family members live. Can you recommend really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada? [more inside]
posted by Susan PG on Nov 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Gifts for a triathlete who seems to have everything?

A triathlete friend of mine has been serving, for free, as my running coach for a while, and it's time to say thank you—with presents. But what? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2011 - 7 answers

Awesome and practical Etsy gifts?

What are some practical and reasonably-priced Etsy shops and/or gifts? [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second on Nov 10, 2011 - 12 answers

Every man wants a shark or yeti of his own. How though?

I want to adopt a shark (or yeti) for a friend on a limited budget. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by kendrak on Nov 7, 2011 - 4 answers

Thank you present for a family

This past weekend I stayed with a friend's family while traveling. They were very welcoming and I would like to send them a thank you present. What are some good gifts that the whole family can enjoy? [more inside]
posted by yodangson on Nov 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Any present ideas for a woman turning 60?

Looking for gift ideas for my mom's 60th birthday. She likes U of M (but is overloaded there), gardening and conservation, travel, and men's choirs (but may be overloaded there, too). [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 1, 2011 - 12 answers

From Australia with Love

What cool, small, packable gifts should my boyfriend bring back from Australia? [more inside]
posted by cndelia on May 24, 2011 - 37 answers

Thanks for the 30 reminders that I'm 30 now!

Is it fun to get 30 things for your 30th birthday, or does it just remind you that you're 30 now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 27, 2011 - 44 answers

Alternatives to flowers

I wanted to get some cupcakes delivered as a gift, but that's too highly dependent on when somebody is home to receive them. And flowers are too boring. What other sort of cool, lovely gift could I send somebody? (For ordering online, and this is in Australia.) [more inside]
posted by mjao on Jan 10, 2011 - 14 answers

Gift Giving for Dummies

What resources exist to teach me the skill of gift giving? [more inside]
posted by rhapsodie on Jan 2, 2011 - 18 answers

Presents for a chili cook?

Present ideas for the chili lover. I'm trying to think of a gift basket for a burgeoning chili-chef, but I know very little about chili and have no ideas outside a nice cut of meat and it would be nice to get them something that would last a little more long-term. Chili-makers, are there any really nice spices you like in your chili or other special ingredients? A specific tool or pot you find indispensable? Any "idea" books (this person is not the type to follow strict recipes, but would likely follow something that said "try this for this effect")? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 8, 2010 - 23 answers

Gift-wrapping inspiration

What are your favourite ways to gift-wrap lots of small, irregular items into one package? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Dec 7, 2010 - 17 answers

Undercover Kringle

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

What to buy my UK niece from the US?

What are cool and specifically American things that I can get my 3 year old niece that she will think are really great and different to what her friends have? [more inside]
posted by merocet on Nov 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Practical but wonderful gifts?

'Tis the season, yet again. Please recommend some lovely holiday gifts I can give that are useful, not wasteful. Picky specifics inside! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 - 25 answers

Help me make vanilla extract

Please give me advice and tips on making vanilla extract. [more inside]
posted by Aizkolari on Sep 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Making math fun!

Calling all math lovers! Great mathematics toys/gifts for adults? [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Sep 7, 2010 - 24 answers

To make a man happy...

Someone I care for deeply is splitting up with his wife and moving into his own apartment. They have been together for 8 years, and he was married before as well, so he hasn't lived on his own very much in his adult life. I'd like to send him something incredible. [more inside]
posted by nosila on Aug 9, 2010 - 9 answers

It's a boy!

My sister found out yesterday that she's having a boy. I'd like to send her some baby stuff and some boy-specific stuff, but I need the hive mind's help. [more inside]
posted by Maisie on Jul 27, 2010 - 47 answers

What are some good gifts for a first father's day?

I'm 6 months pregnant with our first and trying to come up with a gift for my husband's 'first' father's day. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Jun 10, 2010 - 19 answers

Gifts from Nara, Japan?

My husband is leaving for Japan today, staying in Nara and spending a bit of time in Tokyo. Any suggestions on interesting gifts for me and/or friends he could bring home (other than your normal Japanese souvenirs)?
posted by blake137 on Jun 4, 2010 - 14 answers


BookFilter: I'm looking for a book for my (26-year-old) brother on what I'd call "kitchen chemistry"; i.e. cool experiments that you can do at home just for the sake of making something awesome happen. [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on Feb 17, 2010 - 6 answers

How much to spend on baby shower hostess gifts (and what to buy for a grown mother and daughter)?

My husband's second cousin and her mother are very generously hosting a baby shower for me. How much would it be appropriate for me to spend on thank-you/hostess gifts for them? (My sister said the amount I was planning to spend was too much.) Does it matter if I give the presents before/after instead of during the shower? Any suggestions of a good grown mother/daughter gift? (One idea would be to get gift certificates for two manicures they could use together, although I generally don't like gift certificates.) In case it matters, this is in the San Francisco Bay area.
posted by espertus on Jan 22, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me please my wife without buying any pills.

2010 is the year of My Happy Wife. Oh Wives, Girlfriends and other partners, help me find things - large and small - I can do with/for her, and give her, that will help make this her best year ever. [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jan 5, 2010 - 41 answers

You are talented in many ways. In bed.

Give me your best fortunes! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 19, 2009 - 52 answers

A gift idea to last throughout the ages

What gifts do you give (or receive) either every year to the same person, or gifts that you always give to people at a particular age? Or, are there any products or books that are released each year that you think are worthwhile. I am, of course, after suggestions of things you like / the receiver genuinely appears to like. For example, does the newest baby in the family always get a Bunnykins set for their first Christmas? Does your aunt always get you a pair of cashmere socks for your birthday? [more inside]
posted by AnnaRat on Dec 10, 2009 - 43 answers

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