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    NIMBY asshatterer Plus Richmond Jake's avatar
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    I need gift ideas

    Im nearing my wits end so I turn to the Throbbing Brian for answers. What do you get the person who seems to have everything? A few caveats:

    1. No jewelry.
    2. No clothes (short story, but I wont go into it).
    3. Keep it within reason.

    All suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.

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    Now; this wouldn't be for a certain somebody in say Central Florida ?
    Oddball
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    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
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    So you are having trouble finding something for my parents too? How about a nice bottle of wine, dinner somewhere, and some movie tickets?
    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Now; this wouldn't be for a certain somebody in say Central Florida ?
    You're a genius. A freaking genius. Two more off limits:

    No gift cards.
    No sports related products.

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    How about a watch.
    Maybe a new purse or handbag.

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    i know gift cards are off limits, but what about a gift certificate for a professional massage? depending on where you are it should cost you between $50 and $100/hr for a full body massage.

    i'm always happy when i get a massage as a gift. mostly because it is a bit of a splurge that i don't get to do as often as i'd like. also, it is an experience and not another thing to sit around my house and gather dust. and finally, it feels so darn nice!!
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    I think you clearly need to choose a unique Christmas decoration/ornament!
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Sounds like a tough gift choice situation. Here's some possibles.....

    A frying "panhandle", signed by you. Include a heart.
    A set of Mickey Mouse ears.
    Wine glasses....the goode kind, from K-Mart, not Wal-Mart.
    A VW bus.
    A Giants cap with the logo ripped off.
    An all-expense paid trip to Marquette, MI.
    A sled.
    Rumpy's secret decoder ring. (Steal it back.)
    A postcard from the edge. (And other members of U2...)
    A tour of the mobile home and RV factories in Elkhart, IN.
    Cigars from the Tampa barrio.
    A yardstick with the numbers painted over.

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    You could help support my local economy by buying a Jeep or a Caddy.

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    - A card
    - a receipt and a certificate for donating the money that you would have spent on this person for a charitable organization. Maybe pick one that s/he would have approved.
    - a homemade treat
    - music: cds, dvds, LPs, cassettes, 8-tracks, etc.
    - some food that s/he can't get in the areas that s/he live (like an instant poutine mix, which doesn't really exist. But if it did, it would probably be only available in Quebec or in parts of English Canada, but almost definitely not in the States)

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    Name a star in her honor

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    How about....

    A nice piece of Fenton Ware, sculpted glass...and make it Yellow
    Or....Pottery of unique design.....
    Or....A painting from a local artist.....make sure it has lots of YELLOW in it....
    Or....an XM radio setup for the car....or Serrius....
    Or....two round trip tickets to Miami and a night at South Beach.......kinda $$
    Or....A romantic night out at Rumpy's Desk Fort
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    From "Bull Durham" (where many of life's questions are answered)

    "Candlesticks always make a nice gift...alright let's turn two."
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    Get whomever you are purchasing the gift for something that makes a statement about who they are and why they are so special! For example, black velvet paintings of either Jesus, Elvis, Kenny Rogers, or Dale Earnhardt all could make bold statements about that individual and his or her distinct tastes.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, Where are you from? doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister
    Get whomever you are purchasing the gift for something that makes a statement about who they are and why they are so special! For example, black velvet paintings of either Jesus, Elvis, Kenny Rogers, or Dale Earnhardt all could make bold statements about that individual and his or her distinct tastes.
    This is good. I wonder if they paint the picture of dogs playing poker on velvet?


    Oooo, I got another hint: something that "...wiggles and sings. It's even better." Keep it clean, folks.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    This is good. I wonder if they paint the picture of dogs playing poker on velvet?


    Oooo, I got another hint: something that "...wiggles and sings. It's even better." Keep it clean, folks.
    Please tell me you are not thinking about Billy Big Mouth Bass.
    Last edited by JNA; 13 Dec 2005 at 9:30 PM.
    Oddball
    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
    From Kelly's Heroes (1970)


    Are you sure you're not hurt ?
    No. Just some parts wake up faster than others.
    Broke parts take a little longer, though.
    From Electric Horseman (1979)

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake
    No clothes (short story, but I won’t go into it).
    Ha ha, short story... funny guy

    How about vouchers... for a special get-together in a particular place? Maybe a new city you want to explore together? You could give clues! Like a bottle of wine that has a clue about the place where you will have dinner. Or a key ring or some little trinket that is a clue to where you will visit together.

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    Quote Originally posted by JNA
    Please tell you are not thinking about Billy Big Mouth Bass.
    RJ may not be talking about me in this thread.... but just in case, I already have X-mas Big Mouth Billy Bass, complete with Santa Claus hat. Love it!

    If he is talking about me, you guys are gonna ensure I have the weirdest X-mas ever!

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    You can't go wrong with tacos. Nope. You sure can't.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    Quote Originally posted by Rumpy Tunanator
    You can't go wrong with tacos. Nope. You sure can't.
    You need to be slapped for talking about guy gifts in this thread.

    Clubbbbbe me?

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    Gift ideas

    Most people can't resist 8 Months of Color - especially someone who seems to have everything. Master gardener and former Detroit News gardening columnist Janet Macunovich and Practical Gardening Institute just released a new book and poster series called 8 Months of Color -- even if the person is not into gardening - the photos are beautiful and will have them longing for spring. I purchased my copy online through their website which is also home to Janet's column.

    Hope that helps. Beth

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    Quote Originally posted by The One
    A romantic night out at Rumpy's Desk Fort
    This sounds like a very unique gift!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You darn tootin', I like fig newtons!

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    No, no, no, you've all got it wrong. Since you're buying for someone in central FL, you gotta get the officially licensed Mickey and Minnie Mouse™ Chia Pets.



    Mike

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