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DHC
09-28-2007, 06:28 PM
This thread is for those seeking suggestions on gifts for significant others. I have already benefited from Laika's suggestions and posts from her wishlist. So perhaps a thread focused on gifts where we can come to seek suggestions for particular occasions would be beneficial to us all.</p>

I'm currently leaning towards this bag for my wife's birthday. Thanks Laika! [51]
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http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v446/onemiledave/00240mvh8-1.jpg</p>

lowrey
09-28-2007, 08:16 PM
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I got my girlfriend this ann demeulemeester feather necklace, but it ended up being a completely different color and also pretty huge compared to what I thought. I dont know if it comes in more than one color but the one I received was almost black..</P>


anyway, it was a really nice piece so thought I'd mention it, I just know she wouldn't have preferred the big size.</P>


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laika
09-28-2007, 08:24 PM
^cool!</p>

Right...DHC...now you need something to put in the bag. [75]</p>

Ugo Cacciatori pendant necklace or bracelet</p>

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/8343/500147611e2wv6.jpg http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3994/500147761v2et1.jpg</p>


Dries Van Noten scarf
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http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/4000/driesscarvesoa0.jpg</p>

Appointment by Sophie Calle (with contributions by Paul Auster), purse-sized edition[64]
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http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/681/51l2bo3blxzlss500rw6.jpg</p>

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Casius
09-29-2007, 02:19 AM
Laika- Whenever I get a significant other to get gifts for, espect some pms...lol. You have amazing taste.<DIV><BR class="khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DIV>(I want one of those Ugo bracelets for myself...haha)</DIV>

DHC
09-29-2007, 02:56 AM
LOL!! Do it Cas!! I have several Ugo pieces and my wife hates them all. If I like a Ugo piece, she hates it. So those are out. But I like the way you think Laika. I've been trying to think of things to put in it and that scarf and that book look like great choices. It looks like a DVN day for her and she'll have no problems with that. [75] Again you have come through. Many thanks. I'll be sure to take all the credit for it! [74]

laika
09-29-2007, 01:00 PM
awwww, you guys are too kind. [:$]</p>

DHC, we have a women's jewelry thread here (/forums/1/19833/ShowThread.aspx), which might have some other suggestions. I am very fond of Natalia Brilli's leather covered pearls, at the moment. </p>

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laika
12-15-2009, 08:42 PM
bump....
it's the most wonderful time of the year [ninja]
and i am woefully behind and seeking inspiration.
plz post gift ideas here

Faust
12-15-2009, 09:03 PM
Ninja coat hooks (http://charlesandmarie.com/ninja-coat-hook). Does not get more SZ than this.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/additional/large/bb94_ninja_star_coat_hook_inuse.jpg

klue
12-15-2009, 09:07 PM
^ LOL that is awesome

merkuri
12-15-2009, 09:10 PM
kopped.


anyway, I try to get thoughtful gifts for everyone and everyone, fail sometimes.

got the wife riding boots and a balenciaga coat. got mom a bluray and all the star trek movies (was a major trekkie). planted a tree for my departed grandmother.




Ninja coat hooks (http://charlesandmarie.com/ninja-coat-hook). Does not get more than SZ then this.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/images/products/additional/large/bb94_ninja_star_coat_hook_inuse.jpg

Faust
12-15-2009, 09:10 PM
Coupled with the Ninja umbrella (http://charlesandmarie.com/samurai-umbrella).

http://hypecentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/ninja_umbrella-490x233.jpg

Faust
12-15-2009, 09:15 PM
Human hair whip (http://www.cocodemerusa.com/Store/pc/Paul-Seville-Human-Hair-Whip-Red-p136.htm). Blond and redhead. Well, maybe wait until Valentine's day for that one...

http://www.cocodemerusa.com/Store/pc/catalog/Red%20Hair%20whip_D.jpg

Faust
12-15-2009, 09:16 PM
For all you Catholics. Spanking ruler (http://www.cocodemerusa.com/Store/pc/Spanking-Ruler-Teach-Me-A-Lesson-p137.htm).

http://www.cocodemerusa.com/Store/pc/catalog/Teach%20Me%20A%20Lesson%20Ruler_D.jpg

fadetogrey
12-16-2009, 01:27 AM
lol, my boyfriend got me that umbrella as a joke. I got obsessed with this ninja game on ps3 last year (it gives me a headache to play it now b/c I am stuck- yes I'm a nerd). I don't use it, it just sits in our umbrella stand and people look at it strangely.

I haven't done ANY xmas shopping. I don't want to do it this year. Shouldn't my mere presence be gift enough? [rolleyes]

casem
12-16-2009, 02:04 AM
Faust, why are all your gifts so masochistic? [lol]

For the music lover The Journal of Popular Noise (http://www.popularnoise.net/).
http://www.popularnoise.net/images/FOSCIL_BOTH.jpg
"The Journal of Popular Noise is a semi-annual audio magazine inspired by the traditions of pop music, printed periodicals, and the delight of a finely crafted artifact. Limited edition of hand-folded, letter-press printed copies. To purchase click below."

Does anyone know more about this? I found it through a gift guide and it looks awesome. Looks like only one issue is available now and I can't find any info if it's possible to get a subscription.

coup de grace
12-16-2009, 07:05 AM
bump....
it's the most wonderful time of the year [ninja]
and i am woefully behind and seeking inspiration.
plz post gift ideas here

ccp plz

laika
12-16-2009, 11:30 AM
ccp, the obvious choice for the boy
who has everything already.

faust, dare i ask
what you are getting for the women in your life? [tongue]

coco de mer has some funny things! [lol]

rider
12-16-2009, 11:36 AM
the margiela book is another good one, also if they read a particular author quite a bit or love a specific book buying the first edition is a neat idea.

Faust
12-16-2009, 12:24 PM
ccp, the obvious choice for the boy
who has everything already.

faust, dare i ask
what you are getting for the women in your life? [tongue]

coco de mer has some funny things! [lol]

[lol] none of what i posted above.

Faust
12-16-2009, 12:25 PM
the margiela book is another good one, also if they read a particular author quite a bit or love a specific book buying the first edition is a neat idea.

My favorite gifts to give and to receive. Too bad I hardly have people in my life who read.

genevieveryoko
12-16-2009, 12:38 PM
Too bad I hardly have people in my life who read.

you're joking, right? There's a special someone in my life who doesn't read...he buys plenty of books but I'm the one that reads them [lol]

anyway, a great gift idea I think would some A.F. Vandevorst lingerie, or some of their books are also really quite interesting, dealing with things the wife might find interesting...

I love getting fashion gifts but so rarely does someone else know exactly what I want, or what size to get...why not just spoil the girl and get her a gift certificate for a really good massage?

fadetogrey
12-16-2009, 02:15 PM
I agree with books and massages! I like getting things that I wouldn't normally get myself, like semi-pricey fashion books. In the past my boyfriend and I have just gone on vacation during/after x-mas and called that our gift to eachother.

MoFiya
12-16-2009, 03:09 PM
I somehow still like the idea of the DH You (http://www.24-7-star.de/pics/dhyou.jpg) & Me Bracelet... Although it's kind of kitschy.

And although it's not my significant other, here is what I got my mom for christmas: a hand-made porcelain vase (http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/840/vasec.jpg).. I just adore the simplicity yet the modernity. The design is adopted from some era I forgot long ago. Nevertheless I find the design so super-timeless... Well... blablabla

Faust
12-16-2009, 04:10 PM
A rather sexist gift, Mona. What would you say if he got you a set of cooking pots?

merkuri
12-16-2009, 04:11 PM
that's why i don;t buy my wife shoes. how will she remain barefoot if I do?

purchased more gifts today:

gift card to craft for my partner, william sonoma hot chocolate for the doormen and porter. nothing exciting, but almost done at least.

Faust
12-16-2009, 04:22 PM
All right, all right, I wanted to see how you'd react ;-)

I have to say, I find these multi-tools rather worthless in terms of function, mostly because they have an annoying tendency to fold back in during use. Maybe because I have a cheapo one that I got for free when a long time ago when my company was bought by another company and they wanted to show us that they were the good guys, before they would screw us.

Faust
12-16-2009, 04:26 PM
On a side note, I find it incredibly hard to shop for gifts for extended family. It's hard to buy anything worthwhile (except books, but nobody reads) under $20, except toys for kids. In that respect I must be the easiest person - I just broadcast my Amazon wish-list.

Heirloom
12-16-2009, 04:44 PM
I try not to buy christmas gifts or birthday presents, but sometime you just have to to make sure it stays mutual. I buy things when they pop up and i come to think of a person. Mostly the idea of what to give pops up before i find the reason to give it to them. I don't like shopping from wish lists. It defeats the whole purpose of making it a happy surprise. I want gifts to be gifts, not orders.

Faust
12-16-2009, 04:50 PM
While I understand that, Heirloom, an indispensable attribute of a present is its appeal to the one you gift. I HATE giving and getting useless junk - it is incredibly wasteful. And since I usually have a dozen books or so in my wishlist, the element of surprise is always there. Everyone who knows me knows that I am incredibly picky, so my family pretty much gives up and gives me cash for my birthday, which I find to be the most fitting and therefore satisfying present, because it allows me to buy what I want. It's even better when I combine money from several relatives and buy something nice and they know they all contributed to this one thing (which in a way reflects the essence of family).

endersgame
12-16-2009, 06:05 PM
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endersgame
12-16-2009, 06:28 PM
A rather sexist gift, Mona. What would you say if he got you a set of cooking pots?

He wanted one. If he got me cooking pots I would say WTF have you even met me?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTBPdVpdMc


that's why i don;t buy my wife shoes. how will she remain barefoot if I do?

it's bad luck to give shoes as a gift...
it's like an invitation for them to leave you..

Marko
12-16-2009, 10:53 PM
I totally agree with this. I would rather get nothing than something I will not use and I have told my family this. It is wasteful to give a gift just to give one and having to pretend to enjoy an unwanted gift is uncomfortable and mutually unfulfilling.

While I understand that, Heirloom, an indispensable attribute of a present is its appeal to the one you gift. I HATE giving and getting useless junk - it is incredibly wasteful. And since I usually have a dozen books or so in my wishlist, the element of surprise is always there. Everyone who knows me knows that I am incredibly picky, so my family pretty much gives up and gives me cash for my birthday, which I find to be the most fitting and therefore satisfying present, because it allows me to buy what I want. It's even better when I combine money from several relatives and buy something nice and they know they all contributed to this one thing (which in a way reflects the essence of family).

laika
12-17-2009, 08:05 AM
wow, you guys are so utilitarian about this...
i never think of gifting in this practical/productive sense at all. [ninja]

i say we have an all out sz potlatch, who's with me?
AKA? [tongue]

rider
12-17-2009, 08:36 AM
i also think giving to a charity that reflects the persons interest's is another nice idea. after all, if the person doesnt "need" anything why not spread the wealth in a way that will make a small difference?

galia
12-17-2009, 08:52 AM
This last suggestion reminds me of George Costanza's human fund (yes I am a Seinfeld geek)

Is a potluck the same as a secret santa ?

laika
12-17-2009, 09:00 AM
Is a potluck the same as a secret santa ?

not potluck,
potlatch: Literally, ‘giving’. An extravagant festival held by the Indian tribes of the northern Pacific coast, especially the Haida (http://www.answers.com/topic/haida), the Nootka, and the Kwakiutl (http://www.answers.com/topic/kwakiutl). The ceremonial destruction or giving away of possessions by chiefs and leading warriors establishes superiority in social or political status, or permits the assumption of inherited rights. One chief might ‘shame’ another by destroying valuable pots, killing slaves, and burning down houses. If the other chief failed either to give away or to destroy more things, then he would lose public esteem (http://www.answers.com/topic/esteem). According to legend, the first potlatch was concerned with the exchange of feathers, long regarded as sacred objects by the North American Indians.

see also Bataille on the notion of [non-productive] expenditure. [geek]

laughed
12-17-2009, 09:01 AM
Yes! I was hoping there was a gift thread already up and the last post deals with books! Double Yessssssss!
Anyway, my bro is an english major/professor, and I'm looking to get him a nice book. My only criteria is that it is a great read, fiction, and has great packaging/presentation. I don't like to give books that aren't designed well. I'm not talking limited edition Taschen, but something nice. Any suggestions? thanks.

galia
12-17-2009, 09:05 AM
I'm not sure I'm commited enough to this place to burn my own appartment in the name of a native american festival, but if you have a practical suggestion as to how this can be acheived in a non-destructive way, I'm in[tongue]

rider
12-17-2009, 09:11 AM
not potluck,
potlatch: Literally, ‘giving’. An extravagant festival held by the Indian tribes of the northern Pacific coast, especially the Haida (http://www.answers.com/topic/haida), the Nootka, and the Kwakiutl (http://www.answers.com/topic/kwakiutl). The ceremonial destruction or giving away of possessions by chiefs and leading warriors establishes superiority in social or political status, or permits the assumption of inherited rights. One chief might ‘shame’ another by destroying valuable pots, killing slaves, and burning down houses. If the other chief failed either to give away or to destroy more things, then he would lose public esteem (http://www.answers.com/topic/esteem). According to legend, the first potlatch was concerned with the exchange of feathers, long regarded as sacred objects by the North American Indians.

see also Bataille on the notion of [non-productive] expenditure. [geek]

so sz chiefs would give away their ann d. feather necklaces i guess? cute...

laughed
12-17-2009, 09:25 AM
Wow, that is cool. Thanks Mona, and love Nabokov. That is a great design! Might get one for myself. [thumbup]

theetruscan
12-17-2009, 10:00 AM
Yes! I was hoping there was a gift thread already up and the last post deals with books! Double Yessssssss!
Anyway, my bro is an english major/professor, and I'm looking to get him a nice book. My only criteria is that it is a great read, fiction, and has great packaging/presentation. I don't like to give books that aren't designed well. I'm not talking limited edition Taschen, but something nice. Any suggestions? thanks.

For a simple great read with an aesthetically pleasing cover, but no special presentation, the Burgin translation of The Master and Margarita is fantastic. I'm afraid you would have to provide your own packaging though.

laika
12-17-2009, 10:18 AM
so sz chiefs would give away their ann d. feather necklaces i guess? cute...

and burn their CCP. [ninja]

galia, there is no way to do it without maximum sacrifice, i'm afraid,
potlatch is a ritual of competitive destruction; it emphasizes loss--in opposition to acquisition--as a positive property.

no one ever likes my ideas, oh well. [cry][lol]

galia
12-17-2009, 10:25 AM
yeah I'm not sure I can get onboard this thing. my landlord would certainly disapprove

laughed
12-17-2009, 10:54 AM
ah theetruscan, thanks...these sound like great gifts for me! as far as novels go, the russian novelists are by far my favorite...
yes, it's glad to see they went the extra-mile with the Nabokov.
Looks great. I can't believe how difficult it is to find innovative book design. I can only turn up great book covers in google search, nothing really focused on packaging or design beyond the cover itself, beyond the books focused on art and photo that is.

Faust
12-17-2009, 04:55 PM
not potluck,
potlatch: Literally, ‘giving’. An extravagant festival held by the Indian tribes of the northern Pacific coast, especially the Haida (http://www.answers.com/topic/haida), the Nootka, and the Kwakiutl (http://www.answers.com/topic/kwakiutl). The ceremonial destruction or giving away of possessions by chiefs and leading warriors establishes superiority in social or political status, or permits the assumption of inherited rights. One chief might ‘shame’ another by destroying valuable pots, killing slaves, and burning down houses. If the other chief failed either to give away or to destroy more things, then he would lose public esteem (http://www.answers.com/topic/esteem). According to legend, the first potlatch was concerned with the exchange of feathers, long regarded as sacred objects by the North American Indians.

see also Bataille on the notion of [non-productive] expenditure. [geek]

You need to stay away from Lewis Hyde for a while.

Faust
12-17-2009, 04:58 PM
Yes! I was hoping there was a gift thread already up and the last post deals with books! Double Yessssssss!
Anyway, my bro is an english major/professor, and I'm looking to get him a nice book. My only criteria is that it is a great read, fiction, and has great packaging/presentation. I don't like to give books that aren't designed well. I'm not talking limited edition Taschen, but something nice. Any suggestions? thanks.

I wish Steadman would illustrate Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and not the worthless The Curse of Lono (http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Lono-Hunter-S-Thompson/dp/3822848972/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1261090643&sr=1-1). That could be a good gift.

There is always The Little Prince, haha. :-) I got my daughter Alice in Wonderland with original illustrations.

Ok, so I guess the answer is no, I don't really know :-(

endersgame
12-17-2009, 05:40 PM
i just found out a 7 year-old boy does not want my guggenheim lego kit present..

i am really disapointed that he just wants video games..

CommieRabbit
12-17-2009, 05:47 PM
I used to be obesessed with LEGOs as a kid but I know my 7 year-old self would be bored to tears if someone got me the guggenheim kit and expected me to build it.

Sorry dude

Faust
12-17-2009, 05:51 PM
The prefab LEGOs seem lame to begin with. I only like those where you can build things yourself. Isn't it all about letting the kid be creative?

endersgame
12-17-2009, 05:53 PM
so what would you guys get a 7-year old kid these days?

dolochov
12-17-2009, 05:57 PM
I used to be obesessed with LEGOs as a kid but I know my 7 year-old self would be bored to tears if someone got me the guggenheim kit and expected me to build it.

Sorry dude


^ exactly my sentiments. i used to have thousands of various lego bricks from different kits, but i never built the proposed construction and rather tried to use my imagination.
damn, this really evokes some long forgotten childhood memories

CommieRabbit
12-17-2009, 05:59 PM
I know I'm probably gonna get shit for this, but just get kids things they would probably like. I know parents (mine included) would always try to get me something educational or something that somehow benefit me in the long run (bless them).

I hated all that stuff. I just wanted action figures, videogames, model kits and sports shit. Anything else would never be touched and end up sitting on the shelf.

Let kids be kids while they can, they'll grow out of that stuff anways.

AKA*NYC
12-17-2009, 06:05 PM
so what would you guys get a 7-year old kid these days?

slingshot or bbgun or compound bow

philip nod
12-17-2009, 06:07 PM
slingshot or bbgun or compound bow

7 yr olds love ccp

(and if they don't -- oh well, you tried right? [lol])

Faust
12-17-2009, 06:33 PM
this. i never understood the concept of prefab legos. that stuff has always been about building whatever the fuck, not following instructions to a pre-established result.

was more of an erector person growing up.



comes with a 1 year complimentary NRA membership!

one phrase, so many meanings...

philip nod
12-17-2009, 06:49 PM
[lol] that's like the fourth one this week?

rider
12-17-2009, 06:58 PM
so what would you guys get a 7-year old kid these days?

something to induce outdoor activity, once it gets warmer. a skateboard maybe? with a box of bandaids...

karate lessons?

fadetogrey
12-17-2009, 07:39 PM
If I remember my brother at that age..... (and if you want to torture his parents)

http://www.walyou.com/img/nerf-vulcan-gun1.jpg
some sort of nerf dart/foam ball gun.

he loved stuff like this, and my dad practically had to wear a jock strap around him.

but just like anything, it depends on the kid.

Faust
12-17-2009, 07:43 PM
/\ definitely! i was going to suggest one. i bought one for my daughter - we build forts out of building blocks and then wreck them with a nerf. i think i enjoy it more though. she is too much of a pacifist.

fadetogrey
12-17-2009, 08:06 PM
haha

I loved building forts too, and lego, and ant farms and stuff like that. The barbie phase was very short-lived and mostly consisted of me making clothes for them or making them have sex. haha [tongue]

merkuri
12-18-2009, 09:12 PM
my son just got this for his birthday. I use it more than he does but it's awesome. also got the lego death star, a grail of sorts.



If I remember my brother at that age..... (and if you want to torture his parents)

http://www.walyou.com/img/nerf-vulcan-gun1.jpg
some sort of nerf dart/foam ball gun.

he loved stuff like this, and my dad practically had to wear a jock strap around him.

but just like anything, it depends on the kid.

endersgame
12-18-2009, 09:32 PM
i'd prefer super-soakers over nerf projectile weapons.

so this kid? he's gettin' nuttin'...


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__N70qf6G94U/SywuBprG_wI/AAAAAAAAAY8/FDd4yKGYHtc/s1600-h/jamie_santa.jpghttp://3.bp.blogspot.com/__N70qf6G94U/SywuBprG_wI/AAAAAAAAAY8/FDd4yKGYHtc/s1600-h/jamie_santa.jpghttp://www.gunaxin.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Santa-Scream5.jpg
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/__N70qf6G94U/SywuBprG_wI/AAAAAAAAAY8/FDd4yKGYHtc/s1600-h/jamie_santa.jpg

fadetogrey
12-18-2009, 10:35 PM
haha- doesn't look like santa's doing too well either.

Supersoakers are for summer!

endersgame
12-18-2009, 10:50 PM
bah, supersoakers filled with mystery liquids, fun anytime of the year...

laughed
12-20-2009, 08:29 PM
Man, that Santa is creepy. Reminds of the time I was 4 and my dad came in dressed like Santa. I knew it was my dad but it wasn't like "It's you Dad!" It was more like "I'm 4, why is Dad dressed like Santa? What is going on?!" I started freaking out and crying and saying "That's not Santa, where'd dad go?!?" all the while my mom and dad kept pretending like he was Santa. Then he went out to the garage and changed and came back in. My mom was all "Santa just came!" to my Dad and I went to bed that night with the sweats and the shis all night. No joke.

jogu
12-20-2009, 08:33 PM
^-- bwahahahahahaha

genevieveryoko
12-20-2009, 11:30 PM
something to induce outdoor activity, once it gets warmer. a skateboard maybe? with a box of bandaids...

karate lessons?

do not encourage skateboarding because it could lead to snowboarding and then other extreme sports...[thumbdown][lol]

karate sounds good, or kung fu, or jiu jitsu...anything to make the kid more ninja.

KM80
12-21-2009, 10:17 PM
Skateboard is a great idea. I always give skateboards to little kid relatives, and I just got one for this kid who's family we're sponsoring this year.

Raw
12-21-2009, 11:50 PM
An excellent gift for your partner [lol][lol][lol]
http://www.cheatyourwaythin.com/holiday/

Stylecoo
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David Jackson
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Faust
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FerenZss
03-16-2020, 06:12 AM
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