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Alan Shore

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2007, 02:53:35 PM »
Books. All of my recommenders received a book that I thought they would enjoy.

One of the advanatages to actually getting to know your professors is it makes buying thank-you gifts much easier.

Here are the novels I selected, in case any of you are looking for ideas:
-Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy
-You Must Remember This, by Joyce Carol Oates
-Perfume, by Partrick Suskind

All highly recommended...

Oh, and Anna Ivey's a walking cliché.

I was going to get books for my main two recommenders as well.
Maybe a nice leather bound by Easton Press.
For my Honors/English professor I was thinking "The Prince" by Machiavelli (since she referred to Machiavelli nonstop!!).
For my Poli Sci professor, maybe "Federalist Papers" or something like that.

It is an advantage to have worked closely and personally with your recommenders.
It helps both on the recommendations and gifts if you so choose!

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2007, 09:57:22 PM »
I am just giving them a gift card for their schools' local book/student store.

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2007, 11:51:58 AM »
For the record, I am a man, and I love quality chocolate, and would be more excited about it than another book to add to the millions I have, and no time in which to read it. There are assortments and ways to give it that are professional, not romantic. Maybe check some of the manufacturer's websites and order online-easy. Scharffen-Berger and Ghirardelli come to mind. Seems like an easy, inexpensive, popular gift to me.

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2007, 11:08:47 AM »
Are you guys buying gift before they wrote or after application?

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2007, 09:18:56 PM »
wow a gift?!?! I'm sticking with a nice thank you card!

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2007, 03:30:36 AM »
For the record, I am a man, and I love quality chocolate, and would be more excited about it than another book to add to the millions I have, and no time in which to read it. There are assortments and ways to give it that are professional, not romantic. Maybe check some of the manufacturer's websites and order online-easy. Scharffen-Berger and Ghirardelli come to mind. Seems like an easy, inexpensive, popular gift to me.

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2007, 08:35:34 PM »
I am going to do gift certificates for a local brewery that is really popular with the profs who are writing my letters.  I think they will appreciate it as I have seen each of them at this establishment since going to school in this area.

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2007, 10:16:00 AM »
Is you do get a B&N / Borders gift certificate, how much should it be for? $25? more?

Is flowers a bad gift for professors?
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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #18 on: November 12, 2007, 10:22:43 AM »
A nice ink pen works well as a gift. 

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Re: What gift are you sending your recs?
« Reply #19 on: November 12, 2007, 07:54:15 PM »
Is you do get a B&N / Borders gift certificate, how much should it be for? $25? more?

Is flowers a bad gift for professors?

I did restaurant gift certs, and I went with $50.  I have since been informed that this is a bit excessive, so I think a $25 certificate would be appropriate.  It is about the cost of one book, right?