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Initial post: Dec 27, 2012 11:46:54 AM PST
E. Martin says:
My fiance and I bought his mother a new Kindle Fire for Christmas, but she received one from someone else before we were able to give it to her. I'm super bummed because I was very excited to give her the Kindle, and now I have to return it and think of something else to get her. I'd prefer not to get her a gift card because that's so much less personal. Looking in the $100-$150 price range. Any ideas?

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 11:51:08 AM PST
JRace88044 says:
Get her a leather case and a screen protector for the Kindle Fire, that will run you about $100.....I'm serious.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 11:55:36 AM PST
E. Martin says:
I believe she already has a case for it. :(

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 11:56:40 AM PST
AlChemE says:
Getting the Kindle accessories is a good idea. The exact same thing happened to me last year with my dad. He got the Kindle from someone else, before I had a chance to give him my gift. I let him open it, anyway, then returned it and sent him a wireless router (since he did not have WiFi at the time) and put the balance on an Amazon gift card, so he could buy books/apps for his new Kindle. I know you said the gift card seemed too impersonal to you, but I thought it worked out fine in my case, especially since he knew I had picked out something for him originally.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:07:00 PM PST
MDSasquatch says:
In this situation, I would generally recommend that you go with the Salad Shooter, but an Amazon Gift Card may come in handy when the MIL needs to download some books

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:12:49 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 12:14:32 PM PST
She says:
OH Wow... I would do the gift card for Amazon too after I told her I had also bought the kindle... Or OH OH Does she like to cook? Check out http://www.thecakepanlady.com/ Custom cake pans..I bought some and put kitchen mitts, kitchen towels, and chefs aprons tucked inside. That was a Big hit for all the cooks in my family.
A Viking Cooking school class.. http://www.vikingrange.com/consumer/cookingschool/cookingschool.jsp?id=cat13100027
As long as it don't look like you are saying she can not cook LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 12:22:57 PM PST
E. Martin says:
I think she is going to use the Kindle Fire more as a tablet than a reader, and so I'm not sure she'd ever use the $100+ gift card for books... She's not super into cooking, but I do like those ideas! I'm actually looking into getting her a wine opener/pourer/vacuum sealer set now. I also don't think she has any red wine glasses, since we were all drinking red wine out of white wine glasses on Christmas eve... so maybe a set of those as well?

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Posted on Dec 27, 2012 12:42:57 PM PST
MDSasquatch says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 1:03:28 PM PST
She says:
Cool! That is a good idea..... UHHH As I don't drink at all I did not know there was a differance in white and red wine glasses (blush). HA One drink would make my upper lip go numb two drinks and I was sick so I just don't do it. But you are on the right track I would think.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 6:03:54 PM PST
We don't know her. Honestly, I'd give her an Amazon gift card for $50, so she can buy books, a cushion for sitting in bed reading, and so on. :-)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 7:40:24 PM PST
Roku HD Streaming Player

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 8:40:08 PM PST
Grumbler says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 8:43:21 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 27, 2012 8:47:14 PM PST
>>Grumbler says: why would anybody buy a roku box these days? either get a tv with the functions built in, or a blu ray player with the functions built in for about the same cost as the roku box... <<

Because a Roku is $50.

A new TV costs more than $50... last I checked anyway. And a new (decent) Blu-ray player with those features costs more than $50... at least the ones that also interact with your iPad or Android tablet, like the Roku does.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 9:01:57 PM PST
Because the OP put a price limit on the gift.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 27, 2012 9:14:24 PM PST
BHL says:
@Grumbler: How many Blu-ray players with online streaming options do you know of that don't require a high-def connection? The Roku works on standard def TVs as well.

Posted on Dec 27, 2012 9:16:22 PM PST
Ari C. says:
Return both....

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:09:27 AM PST
Grumbler says:
if by high def connection you mean hdmi, i guess i had not thought of that :) lets go see if i can find one.

Sony BDP-S590 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (Black) has composite (single yellow connector) video out
as does this one: Panasonic DMP-BDT220 Integrated Wi-Fi 3D Blu-ray DVD Player

and considering they were the first two i looked at, i suspect MOST of them do.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:11:46 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:15:39 AM PST
Nanciejeanne says:
I have a networking tv in one room. And I have a networking blu-ray in another room (and it doesn't have amazon on it...bought it too early I guess. It is an LG one and no updates have added amazon.) But I still have roku boxes in other rooms!! My kids' and guest room doesn't have cable and it was much cheaper to get a roku than pay for cable installation!!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:16:19 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 10:51:56 AM PST
Even at BHL's fault for not realizing the blu-ray players still have composite outputs ...at what price is the Sony BDP-S590? oh, it's not $50.... it's closer to $100. As is the Panasonic model you mentioned... as most of the models that do what the Roku does (even still they don't interact with your tablet)

So, again, the Roku at $50 is ideal for the price point, and (again) to answer your question "why would anyone buy a Roku these days?" -- is that it's only $50 compared the $100 suggestions you offered up just now.

>>Grumbler says: the first (sony) blu ray player i just mentioned is 94 dollars. the second one (the 3d player) is 99 dollars. so for 20-30 dollars above a roku box <<

And your math is flawed... $50 (Roku) minus $95 (Sony) or $100 (Panasonic) is a $45 to $50 difference... not a $20 to $30 difference. $45 or $50 more is now TWICE the price of the Roku box, making it more than just a mere price upgrade.

Especially if someone has a basic Blu-ray player already. -- or maybe for someone who doesnt even have a hi-def TV (which might have been what BHL was alluding to) and doesnt NEED a Blu-ray player.

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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:23:21 AM PST
Grumbler says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 28, 2012 10:30:12 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 28, 2012 10:36:01 AM PST
You're obviously putting way too much emphasis on the "no votes" -- I don't even use the buttons as they're purely pointless. I choose to disagree verbally, not by pushing a button. You've earned those no-votes from someone other than me.

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 10:45:16 AM PST
The Roku is a great idea. If she doesn't already have it Amazon Prime and/or Netflix for streaming. Just pay for for a year of unlimited streaming. That way she can watch movies on her Kindle Fire. The wine opener sounds nice. I wouldn't get glasses if she has a nice set. I am an avid wine drinker and for the most part the wider red wine glasses make little difference when drinking white wine. But A nice bottle of vino verde, a Portuguese light refreshing wine with a set...nice. Of course if she is a cappuccino drinker then nespresso and breville makes excellent milk frothers that are perfect for hot coco, cappuccino, latte and anything else you may want foam for. Perfect for winter months.
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