What to do for one person you can't figure out Xmas Gift for?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

curiouscat2017 :  Can you describe the person to us and perhaps we may offer useful suggestions?

Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Someone here might share their interests. Describe them.

Post # 5
935 posts
Busy bee

curiouscat2017 :  I heard Obama’s latest book is one of the top Christmas gifts this year. Maybe he would enjoy that if he is into politics?

Post # 6
7002 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

curiouscat2017 :  What about a nice camera bag? A barns and noble gift card? A nice messenger bag for briefcase? How much is your budget? When all else fails I usually do some sort of a gift basket where I put in various small items. Do they like coffee? What about a starbucks gift card in a mug?

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: NJ

A gift card to a restaurant with the type of food he likes? This isn’t so much a gift card, as it is gifting an experience. 

Something everyone uses, such as socks? I know that might seem silly but if he is really hard to buy for, it is practical.

Post # 8
6657 posts
Bee Keeper

Hmmm….a studious college student with an interest in photography and politics doesn’t sound that hard. A leather bound notebook/journal? A first edition political tome? An auxiliary battery charger that will work for her phone, ipad, kindle? A Kindle gift card? Nice coffee/tea/insulated travel cup/mug? A coffee table-type book on contemporary photography (if you know her faves)? A museum membership? Extra SD cards and an SD case for her camera? A backup camera battery/charger? Quality ink and photo paper if she prints her photos? Photo frames? 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

My secret santa to buy for was somewhat similar. I got him a mug with his favorite band (mugs available with political stuff on them) and snacks like chocolate and beef jerky since he didn’t cook.

Post # 12
6657 posts
Bee Keeper

curiouscat2017 :  Gloves? A scarf or a hat? Theater tickets? Gift card for movie tickets? How about a gift card to the uni bookstore–every college student has to buy a blue book, scantron, pens/pencils, or even a box of thank you notes at some point. You could put a GC in a gift bag with some candies and a nice hand lotion, a bath bomb, or a roll of quarters for laundry and parking meters? A big snack basket/care package for getting through exams? Is there a food court near his/her college residence? A GC to the local market/grocery store? 

Post # 14
2455 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Even as a college student or graduate student with free access to tons of books, I still appreciated owning physical books. Is this not something sibling would be interested in?

Post # 15
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I agree, as a book lover with access to both public and university library systems I still greatly appreciate gifts of books and love building my collection.

Also it’s really hard to take out anything recent/popular from the library as there are usually long wait lists. 


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