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Grad. gift for ex. g.f.

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An ex. with whom I still keep in touch is about to get her PhD. I'm thinking of buying her something. not being particularly flush, Mont Blanc pens are out of my reach.
Ideas?
 

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Originally Posted by Britalian
An ex. with whom I still keep in touch is about to get her PhD. I'm thinking of buying her something. not being particularly flush, Mont Blanc pens are out of my reach.
Ideas?


Why would you get somebody a Mont Blanc pen? It gets lost easily and is little more than a name on something that functions on the same every $3 pen out there. She'd probably like an LV bag a bit better. What's she interested in? Functional tends to trump symbolic in terms of actual appreciation.
 

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el oh el. Give her the pipe and tell her to pay your bus fare back.
 

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Originally Posted by HgaleK
Why would you get somebody a Mont Blanc pen? It gets lost easily and is little more than a name on something that functions on the same every $3 pen out there. She'd probably like an LV bag a bit better. What's she interested in? Functional tends to trump symbolic in terms of actual appreciation.

MB pens seems to be common grad gifts here.
WHy would anyone buy an LV bag? Aside from the obvious vulgarity, it would qualify as being out of range financially.

I was seeking sensible, affordable suggestions.
 

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A nice moleskine or leather notebook cover...
 

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keep it impersonal, get a gift card to Starbucks. The lower the better.
 

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Originally Posted by Britalian
An ex. with whom I still keep in touch is about to get her PhD. I'm thinking of buying her something. not being particularly flush, Mont Blanc pens are out of my reach.
Ideas?


You only keep in touch with her or are you bffs now? Congratulate her on achievement by phone. Bffs write her a card doing the same and take her out to dinner/lunch to celebrate.
 

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Originally Posted by Britalian
MB pens seems to be common grad gifts here. WHy would anyone buy an LV bag? Aside from the obvious vulgarity, it would qualify as being out of range financially. I was seeking sensible, affordable suggestions.
This place is full of a bunch of pretentious, wannabe James Bond twats that completely obsessed with status. A Mont Blonc pen works exceedingly well for that. I was merely pointing out that your average lady would value a bag over pen if you want to get in to name brands. She's your ex- you should know her well enough to have some idea of her interests. Give an idea and then it's easy to work from there. Something that shows you actually know her and put some thought in to it that she can use will mean more than a generic grad gift. Edit- how close are yall?
 

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Originally Posted by HgaleK
This place is full of a bunch of pretentious, wannabe James Bond twats that completely obsessed with status.

 

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^ Your avatar is awesome.
 

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Penor in a bow!
 

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Originally Posted by Neo_Version 7
^ Your avatar is awesome.

wurd!
 

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Originally Posted by NAMOR
keep it impersonal, get a gift card to Starbucks. The lower the better.

Good suggestion.... for Italy.

A decentish notebook sounds nice.
 

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