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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby AngelDanger » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:36 pm

I have all the things I need to be able to travel around with a little wagon with two large (5 gallon) containers of hot chocolate at night when it's super cold (I am a cold monster). My only concern at this point is that a lot of people don't remember cups, and my original idea was to have a cup with a carabiner that they could keep but the only reusable cups I can afford in pseudo-bulk are the crappy plastic ones with no handle which I hope won't melt (ew). I'm planning on just making the hot chocolate less scalding for that. But I also found some recyclable hot paper cups with lids and I was wondering if that would be super frowned upon when the person didn't have a cup in the first place...ideas? thoughts? I am loving this thread and all the ideas. :D
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:08 pm

No cup, no service!

They should be prepared.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:27 am

I'm with FigJam, I'd skip cups altogether. Less to buy/bring out there, and less trash to burn or haul back home.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby Savannah » Fri Jul 22, 2011 12:08 pm

AngelDanger wrote:I have all the things I need to be able to travel around with a little wagon with two large (5 gallon) containers of hot chocolate at night when it's super cold (I am a cold monster). My only concern at this point is that a lot of people don't remember cups, and my original idea was to have a cup with a carabiner that they could keep but the only reusable cups I can afford in pseudo-bulk are the crappy plastic ones with no handle which I hope won't melt (ew). I'm planning on just making the hot chocolate less scalding for that. But I also found some recyclable hot paper cups with lids and I was wondering if that would be super frowned upon when the person didn't have a cup in the first place...ideas? thoughts? I am loving this thread and all the ideas. :D


I can understand you wanting to have a backup, although people should have their own cups, and shouldn't be surprised if they can't take part in the hot chocolate. There is also the issue of rewarding their careless behavior. The choice as to whether to lay in a stock of hot paper cups is yours. It's not rude to only supply the hot chocolate though, if that's what you're asking.

If you do supply cups, consider having a trash bag at the ready and be sanguine with accepting a few cups back (what a pain! that's one drawback) . . . although drinking cocoa sometimes takes a while, so they might not take you up on it, and a cupless person really should hang on to a cup once they have it. :)
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby TwoHott » Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:59 pm

I'm bringing a full length lighted mirror for as one gift.

But the best gift I will give is the same one I gave my first virginal night on the playa a few years ago... It's real simple. I just find a project going on, step right up, and ask, "Could you all use some help?"
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby socks » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:07 pm

Well the gift list this year kinda got out of control
160 painted balls for your bike kickstand or tent stakes
A sharpie tree with sharpies to be set up at the temple
scarfs
cheesey necklaces ( yes i made them that's why they are cheesey)
sun tan lotion
glow bracelets
darktard necklaces
fury pink hat
kites
fur ear hat but its for vcg if she wants it ( you talked about a nice naked lady showing how to make ear hats ) ms presto thank you
dust masks
ear plugs
and enough led lights to give light to my local porta potties every night i am there.Its my let there be light project
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby CrispyDave » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:58 pm

Ok, I am completey un-artistic. My "talent" is being able to quickly see through a complex problem as related to complex decisions.

I cannot make model planes, weld two rods together or pound out copper cups from pennies...

I would absolutly enjoy gifting to ppl that I meet when the mood strikes but I am at a loss for what to do. I can gift a hug, a nice comment or even a cold one to the greeters as I come in. But as for something physically tangible...???!!!

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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:21 pm

CrispyDave wrote:I can gift a hug, a nice comment or even a cold one to the greeters as I come in.But as for something physically tangible...???!!!

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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:29 pm

Gifting doesn't have to be material things. Often, the best and most useful or helpful gifts are things like lending a hand or offering a drink at just the right moment. As theCryptofishist says, you're doing it right.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby motskyroonmatick » Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:34 pm

Time is the most important gift to give or get on the playa from my experience.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby Mr. Lubey » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:53 pm

Hornitos...duh...
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby remi » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:04 am

Umm.. I was told to gift things that people will actually use.. so I picked up over 100 lighters yesturday (3 for 1$.. sounds good to me,) to add to my gifting bag. If you lose your lighter, look for my hat.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby ultratang7 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:28 am

I went with lighters, too. These have built-in flashlights, and are refillable. I'll bring extra butane, too, if anyone nneds to refill thier lighter.

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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby stew » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:40 am

Just bring something extra of the things that you bring for yourself. If you have a spare bandana and goggles in a dust storm, you're a fucking hero gifter.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby thk127 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:12 am

I'm striving this year to collect the gift of people's wisdom. I'm bringing a diary, and for my gifts the exchange of some burning man wisdom is all I ask. Hoping to fill the whole thing up this year. :D
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:14 am

How many pages do you have to fill?
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby thk127 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:27 am

About 200, I'm bringing an extra book just in case.. LOL. I am bringing a lot of gifts.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby maladroit » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:18 pm

I'm making elastic paracord bracelets. They aren't very fancy and I'm no craft genius, but I'm sure I can find people who might need 7 feet of paracord someday.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:22 pm

Maladroit, I'm sure those will come in handy. I know people who wear paracord bracelets daily in Defaultia "just in case."
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby VultureChow » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:38 pm

maladroit wrote:I'm making elastic paracord bracelets. They aren't very fancy and I'm no craft genius, but I'm sure I can find people who might need 7 feet of paracord someday.



My brother is making a bunch with buckles with the cord left over from my trash fence project. I figured the same thing. You never know when a hunk of paracord will come in handy.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby JovReef » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:13 pm

My favorite gifts last year were food stuff, bandana's with art project logo's, and a little tin 'man' necklace.

So this year I'm bringing lemons, multi colored velvet cookies, and little vile necklaces with the man etched on them and playa dust inside. Oh and glow bracelets (even though I picked up a couple dozen discarded ones off the playa last year)
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:23 pm

JovReef wrote:My favorite gifts last year were food stuff, bandana's with art project logo's, and a little tin 'man' necklace.

So this year I'm bringing lemons, multi colored velvet cookies, and little vile necklaces with the man etched on them and playa dust inside. Oh and glow bracelets (even though I picked up a couple dozen discarded ones off the playa last year)


You probably mean "vial" and not "vile", sadly, but either way: I'm interested. :lol:
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby JovReef » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:31 pm

DOH! would you believe I actually I read my posts to try and catch errors before I hit submit? :roll:
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:36 pm

Trust me: if it wasn't funny, I wouldn't have said anything. :D
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby C187 » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:42 pm

Savannah wrote:
JovReef wrote:My favorite gifts last year were food stuff, bandana's with art project logo's, and a little tin 'man' necklace.

So this year I'm bringing lemons, multi colored velvet cookies, and little vile necklaces with the man etched on them and playa dust inside. Oh and glow bracelets (even though I picked up a couple dozen discarded ones off the playa last year)


You probably mean "vial" and not "vile", sadly, but either way: I'm interested. :lol:


I can think of a few people who would dump the playa out of the vial and fill it with something that others might consider to be vile.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby JovReef » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:51 pm

Savannah wrote:Trust me: if it wasn't funny, I wouldn't have said anything. :D


haha was not the first, will not be the last. Anyway, I've got a necklace saved for you :mrgreen: Vile vial or playa vial up to you.
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:51 pm

C187 wrote:
Savannah wrote:
JovReef wrote:My favorite gifts last year were food stuff, bandana's with art project logo's, and a little tin 'man' necklace.

So this year I'm bringing lemons, multi colored velvet cookies, and little vile necklaces with the man etched on them and playa dust inside. Oh and glow bracelets (even though I picked up a couple dozen discarded ones off the playa last year)


You probably mean "vial" and not "vile", sadly, but either way: I'm interested. :lol:


I can think of a few people who would dump the playa out of the vial and fill it with something that others might consider to be vile.


I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder . . .
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby illy dilly » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:09 pm

Savannah wrote:
I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder . . .

Then which cup will you drink from?
Cause if I were you, and you would know what I was thinking, then of course you wouldn't set that glass in front of me, because you know, that I know, what you're thinking!
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby maladroit » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:34 pm

I've spent the last few years building up an immunity to rohypnol?
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Re: Gifts for the playa

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:38 pm

maladroit wrote:I've spent the last few years building up an immunity to rohypnol?


There go MY plans for Saturday night.

JovReef wrote:
Savannah wrote:Trust me: if it wasn't funny, I wouldn't have said anything. :D


haha was not the first, will not be the last. Anyway, I've got a necklace saved for you :mrgreen: Vile vial or playa vial up to you.


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