November 15, 2012 - submitted by Haya, United Arab Emirates

Q. Dear Oracle,

Tomorrow is my sister's birthday and I just don't know what to get her! She's turning 17 and I really want to do something special for her. She's loves Coldplay as much as I do, so I was thinking pre-ordering the 2012 Live DVD for her would be perfect. But my other sister went ahead and took her to the movie on Nov. 13th as an early birthday gift. And so I really don't know what to do. I want to get her something special and I'm out of ideas! Help me please!

The Oracle replies:

If your sis enjoyed the film, I'd still consider getting her the DVD so she can watch it again over and over.
We have a shop on this site so maybe some merch - a poster perhaps.
Or if your sister has Coldplay albums but not singles, you could buy her the b side tracks maybe?
If you're worried about the budget, I like the idea of homemade gifts: framed photos/ paintings, MX symbol inspired jewellry - get creative!