doesn't everyone love coffee?
I am considering just purchasing Visa gift cards for my recommenders. I know it seems unoriginal, but it is less tacky than just giving cash and they can be used practically anywhere (i.e. dinner for two, chocolates, etc.). This way the rec. can just get something they want/need and I don't have to put too much effort into deciding what they would like. As far as amount goes, I was looking between $25-50 for each recommender (I only have two so it won't hurt my pocket that bad). Just an opinion.