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Gifts for liberal, active, outdoor peeps?

I want to get birthday gifts for two liberal, active outdoor people. Ideas? Hoping for real objects to give under $50. [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on May 16, 2014 - 15 answers

2013 gift guide guide

I really like holiday gift guides, which combine the illusion of thoughtful shopping with the ruthless efficiency of the internet. It's easy to find guides from popular websites and publications, but surely there are more and weirder out there on the web. What is your favorite 2013 gift guide? What are the most interesting gift guides from blogs and niche publications? [more inside]
posted by ecmendenhall on Dec 10, 2013 - 9 answers

What non-sketchy sites can I buy unscented bath beads from?

My Mom used to love using bath beads, but we haven't been able to find them for ages (We used to get them at a little red shop instead of a bigger store; I think it was a body shop inside of a Sears or Bay or something like that?) Anyway, I figured I would get her some for mother's day. This is turning out to be a lot more challenging than I anticipated. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on May 7, 2013 - 13 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

I want a robote. I want a toye bat man. I want a Batman helykoptr.

My seven year old wants a robot for christmas. Help me find one. [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Nov 28, 2012 - 6 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

Help me find Pendleton blanket pretenders. I'd like to give one as a gift.. or a real one, if anyone has secret sale sources. I don't have time to shop!

I'd like to buy my friend a Pendleton blanket as a gift, however, I don't have the time to source one, nor do I have the fundage right now. Are there alternatives? [more inside]
posted by ElectricGoat on Nov 8, 2012 - 9 answers

A bug to put on my wife's neck

Help me find the perfect bug necklace for a girly tomboy [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jun 20, 2012 - 21 answers

As men approach 40, their innermost desires turn to shoe horns.

I am seeking suggestions for shoe horns. [more inside]
posted by vivid postcard on Apr 2, 2012 - 15 answers

I never knew they sold super-balls by the kilo.

Help me take a big bite out of my Christmas shopping. What are some small, cheap, amusing things that I can buy in bulk? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Dec 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Old coat, I say to you: goodbye, my faithful friend.

[ClothingGiftFilter] I need a VERY STURDY hoodie/track jacket substitute for my husband. Price: up to $150. [more inside]
posted by Madamina on Nov 23, 2011 - 10 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

Seeking advice on gifts to bring back from Istanbul

Seeking ideas for a wedding gift to buy during our upcoming Istanbul trip, as well as smaller souvenirs to bring back for friends. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Sep 6, 2011 - 8 answers

What are the most genuinely useful, practical things you've bought on Amazon that you didn't even know Amazon sold?

What are the most genuinely useful, practical things you've bought on Amazon that you were surprised they even sold? I'm trying to spend a gift certificate, but drawing a blank. [more inside]
posted by critzer on Apr 16, 2011 - 43 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

How do I shop for a nice dress for someone else online?

How do I shop online for a nice dress that someone else (my wife) will wear without notifying her? Since we started dating in college, and for a couple of years after that while we were doing what we were doing, we were never really making enough money to splurge on nice evening wear and so forth. Now, we're finally pretty financially stable, and this year for Christmas I want to get her a very nice evening gown (and some jewelry, but that's easy) for special events and so forth. The kicker is that I live pretty far away from any sort of store that could help me out with this, and any time I do get to any sort of civilization, I'm with my lovely wife and can't exactly do any surreptitious shopping. That leaves the Internet. [more inside]
posted by Slitherrr on Oct 6, 2010 - 35 answers

Where can I find cute plastic toy monsters near a BART in the Bay Area?

I'm looking for a shop within a mile of an East Bay or SF BART station that has a wide variety of inexpensive cute plastic monster toys. [more inside]
posted by jenmakes on Sep 12, 2010 - 5 answers

Beautiful summer socks for the indoor Oxford, UK, climate?

I have a vague idea about making a friend in the UK a birthday present of some hand-decorated (by me) socks. Where can I get some perfect, already-beautiful but understated, socks to enhance? What kind of socks would a feminine academic in Oxford, UK, find wonderful? Do you know your online sock options? [more inside]
posted by amtho on May 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Lingerie for Beginners

We're getting married! We're both virgins. Her birthday occurs during the honeymoon. I want to get her something spicy but I have no experience with this stuff! Likely NSFW, inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2010 - 42 answers

ISO handcrafted gift

ISO handcrafted gift(s) in San Francisco. [more inside]
posted by ClaudiaCenter on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Happy Feet slippers around Austin?

Where can I buy Happy Feet slippers in or near Austin, TX? Alternatively, where can I buy other fun/novelty slippers for kids in or near Austin? [more inside]
posted by sentient on Dec 23, 2009 - 2 answers

What are the limit of times to buy iTunes email gift card through iTunes store?

Are there limits of how many times to buy iTunes email gift through iTunes store (do not get confused with price limit)? It says "you have reached the limit for buying gift card." What do they mran of the limits? How to overcome the limit? Any trick (if possible)? Thanks
posted by omaralarifi on Apr 20, 2009 - 1 answer

What can I buy my friend who is having twins?

My friend is having twins. What can I buy her that would be very practical (yet not completely generic or impersonal)? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Mar 2, 2009 - 16 answers

Non-Union Square Xmas gift for my mom?

I was a dolt and missed the deadline to ship my Mom's potential Christmas gift to my parent's house before I left town. So now I'm left with one weekend in NYC to find her something pretty for the home that's also small enough to fit in a carry-on suitcase. I need recommendations for classy, inexpensive stores in NYC that carry unique and/or handmade bowls, candle holders, tableware, etc for under $80. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Dec 18, 2008 - 14 answers

Can one order up a miracle?

Online shopping in Calgary - help! [more inside]
posted by faineant on Dec 17, 2008 - 11 answers

Airline Christmas Gift

How do I give an airline ticket as a Christmas gift? [more inside]
posted by Mroz on Nov 26, 2008 - 6 answers

And no, an I [heart] NY shirt won't do...

NYCFilter: I'm in NYC for training for another 36 hours or so, and would like to find a nice, but not-too-expensive anniversary gift for my wife before I head home. Where should I go? Specific stores or general areas, either one. [more inside]
posted by jferg on Mar 12, 2008 - 11 answers

What to get for a new teacher?

Gifts for soon-to-be teachers? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Dec 14, 2007 - 21 answers

Gift for Brewers fan?

I need a cool gift for a Milwaukee Brewers fan. Help! [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Dec 12, 2007 - 12 answers

Gift for a coworker?

I want to buy a gift for a coworker who took a promotion and will be leaving my department. What's something cool but not overly sentimental that she might like? [more inside]
posted by Coffeemate on Jul 18, 2007 - 13 answers

Between the hammer and the anvil...

A birthday present for someone into blacksmithing? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 15, 2007 - 6 answers

What is a typical American souvenir

What is a classic American Souvenir? [more inside]
posted by arruns on Nov 22, 2006 - 40 answers

Where can I buy fancy sausages online ?

Where can I buy fancy sausages online ? [more inside]
posted by duckus on Nov 15, 2006 - 9 answers

Where can I find a bathrobe in Toronto?

I'm looking for a super-comfortable bathrobe for my wife. I'm in in Toronto, and I need to buy it locally (no time to order it). Little help? [more inside]
posted by ltdan on Dec 16, 2005 - 8 answers

Swiss-Army USB Drives

More xmas-shopping: Does anyone know of a store in NYC I can buy those swiss army knives with USB hard drives? I know they have them at thinkgeek and amazon etc, but I need it, like, yesterday. Other weird USB devices are also of interest.
posted by edlundart on Dec 20, 2004 - 11 answers

I need an Australian wine glass vendor who carries this model and will ship to Brisbane

Australia shopping filter: I'm looking for wine glasses that look like these for a friend who lives in Australia. They are an Xmas gift, so I would like to find an Australian vendor who would ship it to Brisbane. My google-fu and yahoo-fu are failing me. Anybody have any ideas?
posted by ashbury on Dec 7, 2004 - 5 answers

Where can I find a "Bridget Jones' Diary" diary?

My daughter (18) is a great fan of Bridget Jones. On her Christmas list this year is 'a diary'. Putting 2 and 2 together, I have been searching for a Bridget Jones Diary er, Diary (if you see what I mean).

You know the kind of thing. Imagine a "Winnie the Pooh" Diary with pictures and information (as well as being a diary too). But with stuff from the Bridget Jones Film.

Can't find one anywhere. Have the marketing people missed this wonderful opportunity for Christmas and 2005?
posted by JtJ on Dec 5, 2004 - 15 answers

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