LOR gifts

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silly101
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LOR gifts

Postby silly101 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:41 pm

can you guys give me some ideas
one of my recommenders and i have a really good relationship
im pretty sure he wrote a great letter
and i want to get him something nice, classy, etc
he's prob in his 50s or so

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby bk1 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:42 pm

Hooker.

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby dtubin » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:45 pm

:lol:

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Lwoods
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Re: LOR gifts

Postby Lwoods » Wed Oct 13, 2010 8:47 pm

If you're over 21, a nice bottle of wine or his preferred liquor.
Does he have any hobbies? What does he talk about?

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:05 pm

It's trite, but I got my LOR writers a treat box thingy from Harry & David. (It helped that I drove past the outlet mall with the H&D store on my way back from the LSAT.) Who doesn't like truffles?

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby NV53A » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:13 pm

silly101 wrote:...i want to get him something nice, classy, etc
....


silly101 wrote:... he's prob in his 50....




















bk1 wrote:Hooker.


^ THIS

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JG Hall
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Re: LOR gifts

Postby JG Hall » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:15 pm

1. Cohibas
2. Johnny Walker Blue

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby dominkay » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:21 pm

So, my undergrad has rules against gifts from students to professors. Should I just get a card or something? How important is this gift thing?

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby JG Hall » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:25 pm

dominkay wrote:So, my undergrad has rules against gifts from students to professors. Should I just get a card or something? How important is this gift thing?

card now. gift after graduation.

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby dominkay » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:28 pm

JG Hall wrote:
dominkay wrote:So, my undergrad has rules against gifts from students to professors. Should I just get a card or something? How important is this gift thing?

card now. gift after graduation.


Now-now? Before I've even gotten into school?

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby NV53A » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:54 pm

dominkay wrote:
JG Hall wrote:
dominkay wrote:So, my undergrad has rules against gifts from students to professors. Should I just get a card or something? How important is this gift thing?

card now. gift after graduation.


Now-now? Before I've even gotten into school?


So you want to give him a gift only if you get into a school? I thought you were trying to thank him/her for writing you a letter of rec.

Kids these days feel so entitled. :roll:

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby tea_drinker » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:01 pm

JG Hall wrote:1. Cohibas
2. Johnny Walker Blue


:shock: :shock:

I think a bottle of fine wine should be fine (not those >$1000)

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby silly101 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:47 am

hmm any other ideas?

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby Hannibal » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:56 am

I gave both my LOR recommenders dark chocolate from a local chocolatier.

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby mfeller2 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:57 am

Coffee cup from the school you end up going to would be appropriate or . . .

bk1 wrote:Hooker.


Either way or both if you feel like splurging.

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby sgtgrumbles » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:02 pm

mfeller2 wrote:Coffee cup from the school you end up going to would be appropriate or . . .

bk1 wrote:Hooker.


Either way or both if you feel like splurging.


Just the hooker if he feels like splurging.

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby JG Hall » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:59 pm

mfeller2 wrote:Coffee cup from the school you end up going to would be appropriate

he said he wanted a "nice, classy" gift.

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby Lwoods » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:19 pm

silly101 wrote:hmm any other ideas?

It's a little tough only knowing his age and gender.

Two of my LOR writers are women (former bosses), one in her mid 30s, one in her late 40s, both very fashionable and wealthy and want for nothing. One is Mormon, so alcohol is out for her. I work for a retail conglomerate and receive a 40% discount across the company; I plan to use that to buy them accessories from our high-end brand. But, I know them both well and know their tastes.

Think about what he would appreciate. It doesn't have to be expensive, just nice. For example, you could get him gourmet coffee or homemade cookies.

All that's really neessary, though, is a personal, handwritten thank you note.

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby silly101 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:21 pm

JG Hall wrote:
mfeller2 wrote:Coffee cup from the school you end up going to would be appropriate

he said he wanted a "nice, classy" gift.


im a girll

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby silly101 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:21 pm

Lwoods wrote:
silly101 wrote:hmm any other ideas?

It's a little tough only knowing his age and gender.

Two of my LOR writers are women (former bosses), one in her mid 30s, one in her late 40s, both very fashionable and wealthy and want for nothing. One is Mormon, so alcohol is out for her. I work for a retail conglomerate and receive a 40% discount across the company; I plan to use that to buy them accessories from our high-end brand. But, I know them both well and know their tastes.

Think about what he would appreciate. It doesn't have to be expensive, just nice. For example, you could get him gourmet coffee or homemade cookies.

All that's really neessary, though, is a personal, handwritten thank you note.


oook yeah ill try to think of something

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby gdane » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:23 pm

I actually did this. I too had a very close relationship with a professor that I had taken over 3 classes with. I gave her a $25 American Express gift card so she could get whatever she wanted. However, before I gave it to her she made it clear that she could accept no such gift because it would be unethical since I was a student and she was my teacher. I gave it to her anyway and said that it was "from a friend to another friend". She smiled.

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Re: LOR gifts

Postby slax » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:14 pm

I got thank you cards, handwrote a note, and included a $20 gift card to Barnes and Noble.




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