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Need help buying a gift for a "special" female friend who has been good to me (WTB?)

Cognacad

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Hello gentlemen (and if I am lucky maybe a lady or two?)

I have a very good friend who lives in Belgium, and I live in Canada. She is very special to me and she has been very good to me. If you see that as an innuendo you are not far off the mark.

We met in Venice and long story short she was going to move to Canada to live with me as my girlfriend, but things didn't work out and now we are just "friends". She and her parents were kind enough to invite me over for the holidays. I will be spending three weeks, including christmas and new years, with her and her wonderful family.

I am looking to give her a special gift (I am familiar with Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg!). When I visit her in Belgium I stay there for free, she feeds me, and doesn't allow me to clean anything, she does everything, and I am basically just a king when I am there!

I ordered some perfume today for her mother and a tie for her father (from this forum!) Each of her parents have also been great to me and I think these gifts will work out well for them.

My dilemma lies in what to buy for the 29 year old fashionable and sophisticated beautiful young woman with whom I have shared past romances with. She isn't my GF, so a ring or something like that wouldn't work, and at the same time, neither would a nice pair of socks. I am looking for spend about 60-100$. Maybe a bracelet? I don't know...

I was thinking of wine glasses, but my female roommate and her mother really didn't like the idea. They said: "we're women. and if a guy friend came overseas and brought me wine glasses.... I dunno man!" There was a sweet deal for glasses in the WTS: Others forum, but those won't work out, I spoke to the buyer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated! If you are looking to sell me something, that would be great too! Haha. She likes burberry and such, but that is probably too expensive for me, at least new. She said she would like a wallet, but I can't imagine buying one that would look good and be suitable to her needs.
 

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Cashmere scarf and gloves? Anything cheap from hermes? Coin purse from a recognized over priced brand? A nice bottle of wine for the two of you in the hopes of...
 

Cognacad

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Thanks for the replies gents.

Scarf is a good idea, I might try tracking one down. She already has a nice burberry one but it is getting a bit old, might be a good idea. Where would I get something cheap from hermes?

You guys think making a WTB announcement would be a good idea? I haven't made one before.

As for the wine, that will happen every night, with the hopes of....
 

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Originally Posted by Cognacad
As for the wine, that will happen every night, with the hopes of....
Wait, wait, so sorry, but are you looking for gift ideas for someone who is very special to you or for how to go about discrete payment for services rendered? These are different concepts. If the former, you should know the woman in question well enough. If the latter, whatever. ~ H
 

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What girl doesn't love a pair of Louboutins? just sayin...it is what makes a woman melt nowadays.

A bracelet would be nice as well, forget the scarf, that is so not special for somebody that IS special to you.

BTW, if these people always take care of you when you visit and don't let you lift a finger, their holiday gift has to be something WORTH it.

Personally, if it was me, and I was staying there for 3 weeks, I'd first show up and bust out some delectables exclusive to Canadian cultures. Definitely bring some special Canadian wine/ice wine whatever different special meals you will share with the family. As for her parents, a perfume for the mother would be good but a tie for the father will likely not work, try to exceed their expectation of you.

Good luck with the girl, I hope you guys have a circumstance to get together someday.
 

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you ain't getting Louboutins for $60-100 unless you catch one of the spammers on this site before they get deleted. Also, Monaco, you are completely right, he needs to bring something(s) Canadian. I'm being serious. Belgian people live minutes away from France, they don't want Hermes, they probably don't need perfume or wine glasses either. Maple syrup trumps all of those in this particular situation.
 

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For the girl (the above was referring to the parents, really); $60-100 in 2010 money, for a girl you're visiting on a different continent? That is 'use your imagination' money, don't bother to try and stretch it on luxury goods.
 

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Originally Posted by BrianVarick
Cashmere scarf and gloves? Anything cheap from hermes? Coin purse from a recognized over priced brand? A nice bottle of wine for the two of you in the hopes of...

first time i've seen cheap and hermes used in the same sentence, and not in a negative sense
 

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How about a nice pearl necklace?
 

Cognacad

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Not sure if that is serious of a joke but.... probably not the best idea. I love the idea of the Ice Wine, I will certainly do that and bring a bottle, no doubt.

A bracelet might be a good idea, I just need to figure out where I could/should buy one.

She is very special to me and I want her to be happy, this is no way a payment for services rendered!

She LOVES peanut butter and kraft dinner so I will bring some of that and some Reeses too (she has never had any, but I know she sill LOVE them). I will bring some of these, but they don't really count as a "gift".

Maple sirop, yeah might be a good idea, but I am not sure how much she would use it and her dad would probably just destroy it.
 

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Ok, let's see, she's 29, fashionable and sophisticated.
How about a pair of black pearl earrings?
Like these for example





Or white like these





Or something like these



You could also go for a pearl necklace like these



If you want more detailed pics and prices of specific items just ask.
I could also give you some ideas for pendants and crosses but you would have to raise your budget a little, unless you don't need the 18k white gold chain.
 

Harold falcon

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Originally Posted by Cognacad
She LOVES peanut butter and kraft dinner so I will bring some of that and some Reeses too (she has never had any, but I know she sill LOVE them). I will bring some of these, but they don't really count as a "gift".

My dilemma lies in what to buy for the 29 year old fashionable and sophisticated beautiful young woman
Lol, what?
 

countcount

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Originally Posted by Cognacad
She said she would like a wallet, but I can't imagine buying one that would look good and be suitable to her needs.

She has already told you what she wants/needs. This should make your search much easier.
 

MetroStyles

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I applaud your effort but just saying the threak title is REALLY creepy.
 

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