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03 Jan 2007, 20:34
what did you get for your recommenders? looking for ideas... thanks !

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03 Jan 2007, 20:41
I went the conservative route, gift basket + wine. I think the total was around \$70 (for each recommender).

I'm still debating whether I want to give them something else (giftcard?) after/if I get in somewhere.

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03 Jan 2007, 20:56
batchgmat wrote:
I went the conservative route, gift basket + wine. I think the total was around \$70 (for each recommender).

I'm still debating whether I want to give them something else (giftcard?) after/if I get in somewhere.

Good idea.....

Guys, one of my recommenders is in States and the other in Canada... hence please throw some internet site addresses along with ideas.

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03 Jan 2007, 21:02

I know I'm lame.

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03 Jan 2007, 21:12
One likes scotch, one likes wine.....made it easy.

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04 Jan 2007, 01:06
do you guys wait until all the reccs are submitted? say, the deadlines are spread out over 2 months, does the gift come at the very end or should there be a token gift after the first recc is submitted? don't want to shower them or seem like i'm bribing, but want to acknowledge the effort(s).

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04 Jan 2007, 04:05
Im doing it at the end - after my admits.

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04 Jan 2007, 04:15
After all the decisions are out.

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04 Jan 2007, 07:15
I gave them the gift after I knew they submitted their recs.

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04 Jan 2007, 11:09
yeah, mine put the recs in last week - they're way ahead of me on getting the stuff in. Once my apps are in (WEDNESDAY!!), I will do the gifts.

Earrings, I think, for one.

A book for another

Cigars and beer for the third.

The fourth is sort of funny - she's my contact at the IRS and can't technically accept gifts from me.

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04 Jan 2007, 11:37
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Earrings, I think, for one.

Ballsy.

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04 Jan 2007, 11:42
dukes wrote:
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Earrings, I think, for one.

Ballsy.

Ballsy? She likes earrings. Or am I missing something? It's not like I am buying her a sex toy or something.

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01 Nov 2013, 09:31
How about a cool pair of cufflinks? You can't go wrong with them. Just got a recommender from Unicuffs.
He loved them. Just google em.

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