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Vamp96
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I'm really stumped about this. My boss of about 2 years has been pretty much fired [Frown] . Me and one of my coworkers want to get him a "goodbye present." Some of you hatrackers have great taste, do any of you have any good ideas for a present to buy him? It should be around $50. He is an older guy in his 60's. I don't know much about his personal life so it will probably have to be a generic kind of gift.
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A gift card for a book store.
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Do you happen to know of a restaurant he likes? If so, a gift certificate for it would probably be appreciated (and would also probably leave him feeling "known", which is always nice).
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I like mph's sugggestion.
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Valentine014
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Gift certificate for a massage. It sounds like he'll need some way to relieve some stress. $50 is about what a 30 minute massage costs.
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What about an engraved clock? We got one for Andrew's father for his 60th birthday and he loved it.
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Vamp96
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Those are some great ideas. Thank you. Some of the items are things I hadn't thought of like massage. I kinda like the idea of something engraved. I'll have to explore some of these options. Thanks again guys!
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I don't know about a gift cert for a massage. I don't know many men who are into massage, however much they may actually really like it if they tried one. I'd never get one for my boss unless I knew he'd take it in the spirit it was meant, and that it was a gift I knew he would really love to have.

One of the nicest 'goodbye' gifts I got after I was laid off my last job was a small framed print by a local artist (Jody Bergsma), signed by the artist wishing me luck on my next job. She had a gallery in town and was frequently available to personally inscribe her work. I have it hanging in my office to this day. I know it wasn't expensive...likely in that $50 range. But it meant quite a bit to me that my coworkers went to the effort of having it personally inscribed.

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get a rock that is engraved with "You Rock."

I love it when people have punny rocks.

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