A gift for my bestfriend who I also kind of like.

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    Jan 12, 2008 5:38 AM GMT
    His birthday is coming up very soon in like 2weeks. I want to know what would be a good gift. I'm on a 75 dolalr budget and below. We also are kind of together but not really. Its hard to explain.. Anyway some of his interests are drinking,wrestling,drawing/graphic designer.

    If that helps at all thanks alot.
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    Jan 12, 2008 6:19 AM GMT
    a tablet for the pc? graphic designers really love tablets and there are some nice cheap ones in that range.
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    Jan 12, 2008 6:26 AM GMT
    Sorry what do you mean by tablet? Like a drawing tablet to hook up to the computer?
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    Jan 12, 2008 6:30 AM GMT
    jlk7jester saidSorry what do you mean by tablet? Like a drawing tablet to hook up to the computer?


    yeah...every artist i know loves theirs and gets a lot of use out of them.
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    Jan 12, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    hey..

    i think a gift set of perfumes, deo and aftershave would be great, ideal for any occasion.

    ryan.
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    Jan 12, 2008 3:34 PM GMT
    Buy him some art supplies. You could also buy him some graphic design software.

    Those gifts he will remember because he will know you put some thought into getting him the gift.

    $75 dollars should be enough.


    Good Luck!
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    Jan 12, 2008 7:03 PM GMT
    if he does have a decent computer, here are some decent tablets in your price range:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823166032

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823111026

    if he doesn't have a decent computer that he uses for artistic pastimes, then some good paper and good drawing pencils are also very good...and perhaps some porn icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 13, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    stay away from anymore more basic then good quality paper and pencils.

    Art supplies (at least for me) is very personal, a red is not a red unless its a certain red from one company but that same company's blue is shit.

    Same thing with brushes, they need to feel right in my hand.

    Canvas however is always welcome as is gesso and stretcher bars
    But if he doesn't paint then.. yeah.

    If hes into graphics design the tablet might be worth while. But if hes already making a living out of it, he'll prolly get more frustrated from a cheaper one and would prefer to start with a good wacom or something similar.
    I have one of these http://www.wacom.com/graphire/ and http://www.wacom.com/pendisplays/DTZ2100.cfm but they are well out of your budget, but most professional designers start out in the middle to top.

    However its something he enjoys or hes working on getting better, then the tablet would be perfect to start off with. get the black on without the mouse, I've personally never seen the use for them in photoshop, some do X/Y/Z axis with the mouse that might be useful in 3D suits.

    Is he into photoshop? or 3D?
    Most popular 3D programs have a mag dedicated to it and photoshop has tons of mags perhaps a subscription to a good one depending on where his interest/skill lies.