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Fishing for ideas - what would YOU like as a gift?

Asked by Call_Me_Jay (9165points) December 13th, 2017

Doing my last-week Christmas shopping, I thought it would help to poll a group for ideas.

What would YOU want?

Include your age and/or whatever other details would help us fit your wish list to our own family & friends.

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kritiper's avatar

2 plastic Tupperware type pie storage/transport containers.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Me first second.

I’m a middle-aged guy with a small apartment. Forget the coffee table books and slow cookers and vases – I don’t have space.

A great thoughtful gift I have received is a horse riding gift certificate – I love animals and I had not ridden in 20 years.

@kritiper I like that. I like cooking and dinner parties. Could have used that for Thanksgiving.

Axemusica's avatar

Well, I’m a 35 year old musician that’s rather poor (at the moment) & struggling to just get by. So, the perfect gifts for me would probably be: Getting my bills paid. Pants. Socks. Possibly food. I’m not really that picky & anything super extravagant just seems like a waste.

AshlynM's avatar

I’m 37 and would love a new digital piano and violin. And a good quality set of headphones.

Aethelwine's avatar

I’ll be 47 on January 4. The only thing I ever want is a new, comfy Bronco’s or Cub’s hoodie.

Kardamom's avatar

I’m a 54 year old female. I would like a hand cranked vegetable spiralizer like “This”:https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=SwgyWqCEIMuVmQHgzbuICg&sjs=15359&q=vegetable+spiralizer&oq=vegetable+spiralizer&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.3..0l5.4614.11956..13344…....119.2197.0j20….........mobile-gws-wiz-img…..3..41.dAt%2B4kqtMwU%3D#imgrc=XeRjEA4b6K3ZQM:

kritiper's avatar

@Axemusica I can relate: When you’re a child, you want toys, you get clothes. When you’re an adult, you want clothes, you get toys.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

@Aethelwine My relatives in Colorado love the Cubs, because before the Rockies existed they got their baseball from WGN cable TV.

@Kardamom ZOMG I hope you get a spiralizer. I use zucchini “pasta” for the lunch I take to work, instead of pasta or rice. It is so much better. And for dinner parties, people FLIP OUT! They love it.

Aethelwine's avatar

@Call_Me_Jay I walk around in a Cub’s hoodie with a Bronco’s sideline knit hat in western IL where we have a bunch of Cardinals and Rams fans. :D

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

Ewwww, Cards. Ewww.

Aethelwine's avatar

haha, exactly

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

@kritiper When you’re a child, you want toys, you get clothes. When you’re an adult, you want clothes, you get toys.

That is tough. I had some friends who could use help with rent or groceries, and clueless mother in law (who has never worked a job) took their kid on a $20,000 cruise. She didn’t understand when they protested.

johnpowell's avatar

The only thing I really want at the moment is a new money belt. My old one broke and I miss the security of it. I was able to keep a few hundred cash, the numbers to cancel the cards in my wallet, and a copy of my ID and passport in it.

So even if I lost my wallet I wouldn’t be totally screwed.

40 year old male

ragingloli's avatar

A full auto electric airsoft steyr aug.

anniereborn's avatar

I always love to get new socks. You can get cute ones or really fuzzy/comfy ones as gifts. Also I want one of those wand scanners so you can scan just about anything.

canidmajor's avatar

I’m old and cheesy. I’m 63, and I have waaaay too much stuff, so I like either consumables (food you’ve made, for example) or time. An event, coffee or a meal out, one on one, means a lot.

rojo's avatar

@62 I agree with @canidmajor I got plenty of stuff. My go to when people ask is to see if they can make a donation to their favorite charity in my name.
Last year my son sent a new pair of work boots to a man he met while working in San Salvador. The man was a local worker and they were both assisting in building a school and dorm building in a small village and the man was working in sandals the entire time my son was there. He was overjoyed; he had never owned anything other than sandals his entire life.

Barring that, a gift card to ½ Price Books is always appreciated.

What I want, but not as a gift (I will purchase myself when I feel I have enough spare cash) is a new camera, my old Olympus cratered last month. I am looking at the Canon 6D Mk II with a 24 – 70mm lens..

flameboi's avatar

@34 I want the classic snes! I never had one as a child so…

janbb's avatar

A Brookstone back massager that you put on a chair. My son has one and it feels great.

elbanditoroso's avatar

My college girlfriend.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’m a little older than @canidmajor and feel the same way about stuff and cheese. I don’t need anything. I do like going out and trying new foods. Cheese is always a great gift for me. It is consumable.

LuckyGuy's avatar

If you are looking for ideas consider giving LED type flashlights. You can’t have too many.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Mid fifties, and I would love a hand and a half (real, not a replica)bastard sword, to hang on the wall in my gun room, but can’t bring myself to spend the $600 for it, been asking santa for years but it never comes, starting to wonder if Santa is really real.

canidmajor's avatar

@LuckyGuy, oh, god yes! I have (and give away every Christmas) a fleet of little, inexpensive LED flashlights that last forever and are immeasurably useful! :-D

SQUEEKY2's avatar

I love those little led flashlights, as a truck driver sure is nice to have one of those in your pocket at all times.
I will take a black one thanks @canidmajor I knew you were thinking of me. :P

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

In our family, it now seems to be about food with the adults. A gift bag from Trader Joes is always a hit.

canidmajor's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 you bet! I’ll send that right over to you!

janbb's avatar

I usually get a gift certificate to their favorite restaurant for the kids in SF and send a food hamper or money for a night out to the Paris lot as well as toys for the kids. In addition, I give an animal in each grand kid’s honor to Heifer International.

BellaB's avatar

Apropos the title, I’d love new fishing gear and a license for next year. My old fishing gear was lost when a friend’s family cottage was sold with all the contents.

filmfann's avatar

A new surround sound system.

My old one’s woofer has woofed its last.

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Rarebear's avatar

An Astro-Physics 0.75 Quad telecompressor field flattener with corresponding exact spacing elements.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

An Astro-Physics 0.75 Quad telecompressor field flattener with corresponding exact spacing elements

Maybe Hawaii Jake can get you something better from Mauna Kea. They have the good stuff up there.

Adagio's avatar

I’m in my mid-50s, a somewhat quirky teacup like this would suit me.

Edit: Otherwise, a garden centre voucher never goes amiss with me.

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