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Old 11-13-2007, 08:59 AM   #1
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Gift for someone who hates everything

Maybe we should have a "Way Off Topic" forum...This would certainly fit. At least with the holidays approaching we all might be able to learn something valuable here.

The dilemma is...

I think we may all have come across people who are impossible to buy gifts for. In my case, its a 17 year old sister of my girlfriend who hates everything except 1) boys 2) hip-hop music (though probably impossible to choose anything because her taste is based on what is not only popular, but considered "good" among friends, a very dangerous avenue to tread and 3) tennis (already has everything she needs and I dont have a ton of money for new equipment).

Other than cash (or maybe a gift certificate), what is a universally enjoyed gift? Or at least in the collective DC experience, what makes for a good gift for this type of person?

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Old 11-13-2007, 09:11 AM   #2
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Does she have an iPod? If so, a gift certificate to iTunes so she can pick her own music.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:31 AM   #3
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if she hates Everything then buy her Nothing, you`re going to get Shot Anyway, may as well save a few bucks!

pity you can`t buy a "better attitude" on eBay, I`m sure that would make Next Christmas much easier
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:46 AM   #4
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Everything!

this topic is so appropriate for my one brother. He resents things 'made in China'. The only way I can give him something is to make it. Always happy when I make something that he can eat. But he does certainly have a point. Maybe he knew about the big toy recall from things 'made in China'.

The only solution for someone who hates everything is to make something you know that they like to eat and then you have to include how many calories t hey are trying to avoid.

Just knowing someone thought of me is a gift to me. You call that 'easy'?
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:50 AM   #5
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Gift a gift cheque
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:07 AM   #6
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What if they hate everthing including gift cards!!! I have a couple of those on my list and there is no way I can skip buying them a gift. Ughhhhh! Another reason why I call it the Holidaze!!!!
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:17 AM   #7
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While she doesnt have an iPod (yet), iTunes gift certificate could be a good idea regardless since you dont really need an iPod for this. Hrmm..
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Does she have an iPod? If so, a gift certificate to iTunes so she can pick her own music.
The new advantage of iTunes is you don't have to have an iPod to use the gift cards. You can just download music to your PC and have it available if you ever get an iPod. I would go for that. Getting her nothing will cause more drama than you want on Christmas day (I should know, I have a 16 year old daughter ~ you have my sympathy).

You really can't go wrong with a teenage girl and a gift certificate. If she wears make up, and there's one close, give her a Sephora gift certificate (also works through their website). My daughter would die for one of those. Claires is another option if she wears jewelry (they have funky stuff). Or just get a certificate to the mall, although she probably hates the mall. If she's got a car, get her a gas card. Everyone can use one of those these days.

With the limited intel, it's hard to fully help in this situation.
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:50 AM   #9
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Maybe a good book, or a Movie would work....A Christmas Carol, by Dickens would be a good place to start!


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A Christmas Carol, by Dickens would be a good place to start!
Good Call! it`s my best ever favorite story
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