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# Letter of Recommendation - thank you gifts?

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19 Apr 2010, 13:13
So it's about that time I thank my recommendation writers with news of what program I will be attending... before that though, any suggestions on what to get for your recommenders? From my personal group of friends, I have received suggestions reflecting a wide range (\$100 - \$1,000 gifts)... so wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions or good ideas.

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19 Apr 2010, 13:45
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So it's about that time I thank my recommendation writers with news of what program I will be attending... before that though, any suggestions on what to get for your recommenders? From my personal group of friends, I have received suggestions reflecting a wide range (\$100 - \$1,000 gifts)... so wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions or good ideas.

Thank you card + gift card to favourite restaurant!
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20 Apr 2010, 10:52
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Great question! I got 2 of my 3 recommenders bottles of single malt whiskey. I knew they were both into whiskey and if you go to a specialty store, they usually have experts on hand that can help you settle on the right bottle based on what you're looking for and your price range. Both bottles were in the \$70-\$80 range.

My last recommender I took out to dinner and drinks. He was more of a peer (and not a whiskey fan), so it worked out pretty well. \$1000 seems a bit unseemly, but to each their own!

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19 Apr 2010, 19:13

I got my three the following:
-\$60 to my boss' favourite garden centre, she's a big green thumb (6 references)
-\$50 to my other undergrad program head for the Keg because he lives in another province (3 references)

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20 Apr 2010, 12:59
Yeah, I was trying to keep it in the \$50-100 range for mine. I'm buying mine a bottle of wine that is the same we drank over a special dinner a few years ago, a dinner gift certificate, and a thank you card.

I read the \$1000 initially and had me worried that I was underspending.
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20 Apr 2010, 15:55
\$50-\$100 seems to be pretty standard from talking to my classmates here. I bought my one recommender a nice bottle of wine that ran about \$90, and my other recommender a framed autographed photo of Yogi Berra (he's a big NY Yankees fan) than ran me \$80.
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20 Apr 2010, 18:35
There are loads of suggestions here:

I got each of mine a nice piece of jewelry from J. Crew and a Zingerman's gift basket.

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