QuoteFilter: For my mum's seventy*coughcoughcough*th birthday this year, I found a bunch of postcards from her hometown in England. I'm putting them into a book, and I'd like a nice quotation or something to write in nice script on the outside. Something about roots or birthplaces or something, and amusing Oscar-Wilde-style or touching-but-not-saccharine would be preferred to glurgey-sugary-weepy.
posted by biscotti
on Mar 13, 2006 -
Design metafilterites: If you had $100-150 to spend on a thank you gift for someone who is an acclaimed and famous graphic designer what would you get? [more inside]
posted by jeremias
on Feb 27, 2006 -
GiftFilter: What do I get my 76-year-old Father-in-Law for Christmas? (additional parameters inside) [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Dec 16, 2005 -
A petty question for pet owners (or animal companion parents, if you prefer) on pet presents: what are your feelings on pet accessory gifts (e.g. cat toys, dog shirts, hamster wheels) given to you for birthdays and holidays? That is, on special occasions, do you find it uncouth to be given gifts which are actually for your pets? (e.g. Dear Joe: Happy birthday! Here is a catnip mouse for Furry Felicia. Have fun! Love, Jane.
posted by brownpau
on Nov 17, 2005 -
My cat is dying, any ideas on how I can spoil the hell out of him in his last few months? [more inside]
posted by atom128
on Oct 10, 2005 -
Where can I find a stuffed cow that was once for sale at The Enchanted Forest, a store previously located at 85 Mercer street in New York City but now closed down? [more inside]
posted by ducksauce
on Aug 30, 2005 -
I have a friend whose baby is getting christened. As a little present I'd like to provide them with an easy-to-operate website through which they can store and display photos of the child as he progresses, and supply news (essentially a blogging factor). Though I'll be setting it up and am pretty good at tech-stuff, the operators of the website (the parents) aren't so it'll need to be as simple as possible for them to do things like upload photos and post news of the baby. PHP content management systems seem like the logical solution, and I've looked at a few ideas (like using Gallery for the photos, and embedding it in a site) but I was wondering what do you all recommend?
posted by uk_giffo
on Mar 1, 2005 -
Is there a good way to go about returning or exhanging gifts without embarrassing anybody? [MI] [more inside]
posted by bonheur
on Jan 3, 2005 -
You're an 18-year old guy six months out of rehab with a creative mind and a severely disfunctional family. You've got a GED and a job in sales. You're going to be spending Christmas with your aunt, because you're mom is too messed up to deal with you. What two or three things do you want for Christmas that can be bought for roughly $20 each?
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Dec 23, 2004 -
I need to buy perfume for a 22 year old girl who wants me to pick it out. I have no taste, and I know whatever kind I pick out she will probably hate or it will turn out to be some sort of old lady smell. What brand is safe to go with? Bonus points if I can order it online and avoid the mall.
posted by anonymous
on Dec 11, 2004 -
My aunt is really into tea, so I'd like to find some exotic tea to get her for Christmas. Last year I got her this
, and she loved it. Anyone have any suggestions for a some nice unusual tea to get her this year?
posted by emptybowl
on Dec 6, 2004 -
My 6 year old daughter has been invited to an American child's Hallowe'en party here in the UK. Is a gift required?
posted by Pericles
on Sep 30, 2004 -
Artwork for a wedding gift? It's probably a little risky, but I think I know their tastes such that it will go over well. [More, as usual, inside.] [more inside]
posted by aladfar
on Aug 6, 2004 -
Wedding etiquette question. We live in the US, but are having a ceremony in the UK. We don't want to have to haul
presents back, and many UK appliances will not work in US because of the voltage. Any Mefites had experience of the correct way of asking for cold, hard cash for wedding gifts? [more inside]
posted by carter
on Jul 8, 2004 -
Any gift ideas I can give my wife for our second anniversary?
posted by Macboy
on Apr 15, 2004 -
I need some gift ideas. I'm attending a birthday party for someone I've only met once before [a woman in her late twenties/early thirties]. I have no idea what might be appropriate. Any thoughts?
posted by aclevername
on Mar 4, 2004 -