Tips on a gift for a friend who is a girl.

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  1. Hummer macrumors 65816

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    My friend's birthday is Monday and I'm wondering what I should get her. I have no significant amount of money to buy something so I was wondering if there is anything I could make that would be nice.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    You might want to be a bit more specific on the friend part.

    For example:

    - Is she your girlfriend?

    - Is she a buddy?

    - Is she a close friend who happens to be female?

    - Is this a special birthday for any reason?

    - What kind of handmade things does she like?

    That will help us know more about the person that you are talking about, and then give better advice.
     
  3. ghall macrumors 68040

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    Are you good at making anything in particular?
    I have a friend and I made cupcakes for her birthday. Something like that would be nice.
     
  4. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    two things came to mind when i thought about this:

    iTunes card. to me, this is the perfect gift because i spend so much at the iTunes Store that any amount of money i get free from someone to spend there is greatly appreciated. a little impersonal, though.

    picture frame. go to a crafts store and buy a plastic frame. decorate it. put a picture of you and her inside. fantastic.
     
  5. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    what does she like? if she likes baseball, buy her a cap or something. or a nice book. what has she been eyeing on lately?
     
  6. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Wouldn't really want to do that especially because she has a boyfriend... and stuff.


    I sort of like the cupcake idea, but the first thing that comes to mind is quantity and presentation. I came up with a great idea for it.
     
  7. faintember macrumors 65816

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    A Barry Manilow LP a candle and some privacy.

    But seriously, what are your strengths?
    Are you a good writer? Write her a story or poem.
    Are you a musician? Play her a song or write her some music.
    Etc.
     
  8. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I find those thing slightly intimate... Don't really want to touch that.
     
  9. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I see that now. You beat me by seconds on my original post, thus my more stupid than normal response.:p
     
  10. jng macrumors 65816

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    Are you good at making things? If not, don't bother. Picture frame ideas are always cheezy.

    The coolist self-made things usually art related. If you're not talented, I'd go and buy something.
     
  11. Legolamb macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a book? It's not intimate but you have to know the person well for it to click. Getting the right book means that you have really paying attention.
     
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  13. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    given the new information (that she has a boyfriend) i change my answer. forget the gift and go with a card. it doesn't make sense (to me) to invest time and energy getting her something if she's not your significant other. a card is usually enough to convey that you care without going overboard. i think you'll make yourself sick trying to come up with something when a card (and a nicely written note, of course) will translate the same message.
     
  14. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Depends on if you want to get laid, slapped or hugged.

    So... make her a nice homemade dinner. Buy a cupcake and put a candle in it. Chicks dig that.
     
  15. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    I agree. Just the fact you're remembering is very sweet. I'd be happy with a card from a male friend of mine. :)
     
  16. majordude macrumors 68020

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    Cards are lame.

    We're Mac, not PC. We are creative. PCs buy cards because they can't come up with something on their own or are to lazy to try.

    :apple:
     
  17. Hummer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I forgot I had Pages for a second.
     
  18. majordude macrumors 68020

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    That's even worse. You're too cheap to BUY a card! :eek:

    Second graders make cards for their mommy and Valentines. Adults give or make gifts. Not popsicle stick houses or do-it-yourself cards ferchristsakes. :cool:
     
  19. MACDRIVE macrumors 68000

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    So this is not a girlfriend, but a friend-girl? Hmm. . . :p
     
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    A very merry unbirthday music vid!
     
  22. killr_b macrumors 6502a

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    Buy her a tattoo!!! Yeah, that's pretty "bff"-ish.

    Obviously no names, but anything she wants- your treat!

    :p
     
  23. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    come from some one who has had a long time friend who is close to me and is female.
    For gifts think about her and what she likes. Do not worry about if she has a BF or not because you both know where you 2 stand. Also since you are close it is not going to matter anything about the BF because he should understand.

    What does she like? Put some though into it. I given a wide range of gifts over the years to this female friend of mine. The big thing is putting though into it. One gift that went over well one year was a chess set that I knew she wanted and it did surprise her because she didn't know I knew that she wanted it (I had a little help from her mother). Other years I gave her something she told me in passing that she like then their where others I quite frankly just had her give me a list of things.

    Over the years she had BF's and they accepted me as one of her friends and knew we where close friends.

    My advice is you know her. You know what she likes. Do not worry about if it seems all like you are dating. I given my female friend gift like that before because I knew she liked them and I knew she wanted it but we both knew that it meant and that it had nothing to do with date like gift it was just the fact that she like it.

    I close with this friend of mine we been pretty close since before I got out of HS and now I am close to finishing up college and we still are close.
     
  24. jng macrumors 65816

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    I second the dinner.

    Cupcake with a candle? Tacky.
     
  25. ghall macrumors 68040

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    ...C++ GUI Programming Guide? :confused:

    Anyway, I stand my my idea of baking her a cake, or some cupcakes. Works a charm in my experience. :)
     

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