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post #16 of 46
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VMan: I really really like it. She has very fair skin and natural red hair, so it'd go very nicely with her natural appearance. (It's also $100 less than the giant tan/red/black Burberry scarf) The peanut gallery(my friend Nicki) is saying the tan on that scarf would be too "awkward" with a black coat. I'm not sure I believe her. She suggests this one instead from BR:
post #17 of 46
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Originally Posted by aspriel
VMan: I really really like it. She has very fair skin and natural red hair, so it'd go very nicely with her natural appearance. (It's also $100 less than the giant tan/red/black Burberry scarf)

The peanut gallery(my friend Nicki) is saying the tan on that scarf would be too "awkward" with a black coat. I'm not sure I believe her. She suggests this one instead from BR:

Get it. And wrap the ipod with it.

(do you sense that I like this idea? )
post #18 of 46
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chobo: I like the idea too, but I like my $300 limit, I really do.....
post #19 of 46
A 30G ipod is 249; don't you get a student discount too?
post #20 of 46
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It'd bump it up to 400ish. Unfortunately the new iPods and iPod nanos have no student discount.
post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by aspriel
This scarf is totally, totally, totally her (and $100 less than I thought):


drizzt: That was an option, but her sizing is so weirdly eclectic sometimes, I'd have to do a sort of dry run - a "hey, come try on expensive shiz at Nordstrom for fun this weekend!" and buy exact things - I've seen her not fit into an (L) dress, and seen her try on a (S) that was too big. Women's clothes are freaking WEIRD.

Well, they are, but there are several ways to (usually) deal with that problem... there's the tried and true way of looking for a salesgirl that's approximately the same size as your gf (although they almost always assume you're hitting on them and don't have a gf haha), and things can always be exchanged etc.

I like the light blue scarf, but there's always the option of getting something like this, for $30... I believe ashford has some others for $20 as well that are very nice, probably similar quality to Burberry for far less money.

http://www.ashford.com/product/index...Ns=PriorityAsh
post #22 of 46
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Originally Posted by aspriel
drizzt: That was an option, but her sizing is so weirdly eclectic sometimes, I'd have to do a sort of dry run - a "hey, come try on expensive shiz at Nordstrom for fun this weekend!" and buy exact things - I've seen her not fit into an (L) dress, and seen her try on a (S) that was too big. Women's clothes are freaking WEIRD.
What's wrong with getting her something and if it doesn't fit then take her out shopping at the nice stores to get something else and then go have dinner?
post #23 of 46
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Originally Posted by VersaceMan
That light blue Burberry scarf is much better than the signature tan plaid, at least IMO.

That tan/red/black Burberry plaid is just so ubiquitous, I'd want to get her something more unique to show her she's different than all the other girls out there.

I agree. Anything but the standard Burberry tartan. However, you can still find cashmere scarves that are plaid and of better quality cashmere than the Burberry. STP doesn't have any plaid ones right now, but here are solid color ones from Johnstons of Elgin (considered one of the best cashmere mills in the world) http://www.sierratradingpost.com/pro...Cashmere-Scarf
$50, and you could still buy her an iPod or other stuff, considering your budget.
post #24 of 46
First, I don't see why you want to encourage her to bow to labels and brand names. Second, people from poor backgrounds tend to be very self conscious about this, and even if a Burberry scarf doesn't stand out objectively, she may feel like she's losing touch with her roots, or trying to be something she's not. Third, if we're worried about impressing people, I'd rather impress the people who know what a nice scarf looks like--and that it doesn't need to have a Burberry tartan to be luxurious. For those reasons, I actually think that the non-Burberry scarf is the best gift, irrespective of price. A non-Burberry wallet could be nice, as well. Most importantly, from a totally practical "will she like it?" standpoint, she probably doesn't attach much importance to brand names. If you sell a scarf as a symbol of your desire to keep her nicely warm, she'll love it, even if it doesn't impress the campus label whores. And then you can wrap an ipod in it. Ipods are great gifts.
post #25 of 46
I always liked experiential gifts for gfs....weekends away, swimming with dolphins, tandem skydives, bungee jumps etc
post #26 of 46
i vote for iPod. if she's into music and will be comfortable using it (filling it up with songs, having to do a cold reboot of it when it hiccups, etc.), she'll love it. i try to stay away from clothing for women because their tastes are so fickle. the only exception is utilitarian clothing (like for the most part you can't go wrong with a North Face fleece jacket if you know you'll be spending a weekend in the mountains type thing). another option is a digital camera. a few years back i bought a Coach Canon Elph for my sister and she loved it. it was $350 i believe so not too far off the mark. anyway, just another suggestion for you. best of luck! -Jeff
post #27 of 46
aspriel, you're very generous. A lovely scarf is a charming present. So is an elegant, classic fragrance. Your girlfriend has not begun really to put a serious wardrobe, together. Most women, never have the chance. So there's a possibility that a status scarf will stay put and not be used, unless your girlfriend has something to wear that she feels won't be overwhelmed, by the scarf. That's natural and understandable: an expression of taste, and deportment.
Go ahead and get her the scarf, if you wish . . . but you may have to 'add' to that scarf, in order to get an outfit together that will showcase your present in an appropriate fashion. That could run into quite a bit of money. Be cautious.
need recommendations, on fragrance? Send me a private message. I'll be happy to help.
post #28 of 46
but it's not enough. Maybe with a pair of gloves?
post #29 of 46
. . . perhaps a hat, would even be better.
post #30 of 46
if you want to go with the Ipod/Scarf Idea and save a few bucks buy her a nice Cashmere scarf from BlueFly.com then get her a Toshiba Gigabeat (its the same damn thing as an Ipod under the skin, infact Toshiba builds the Ipod for Apple. The gigabeat is considerably cheaper)
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