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Old 12-18-2006, 10:08 PM   #1
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Generic gift for a co worker

At my husbands' work place, they are doing secret santa. He has to buy a gift for a guy and has no idea what to get. The gift should cost $10 or less.

All we know is that he is newly married, a baby on the way, a graphic artist. My husband said a sack of diapers Of course I promptly told him this is suppose to be a gift for HIM, not the family. Though my husband does like to joke around, so maybe the sack of diapers is a good idea? Help! Otherwise I can just see us spending hours searching for something to come up with.

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Old 12-18-2006, 10:36 PM   #2
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Earplugs? LOL! Just joking.

How about something like...Sports Illustrated magazine (or similar idea) wrapped around a couple of beers? Or some kind of nummy treats?
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:42 PM   #3
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Does he golf? How about golf balls, tees, towel or cap?
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:23 AM   #4
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How about a book on parenting tips? Or a silly humor book on parenting if he's a first-time parent? Or a gift certificate to a gym so he can blow off steam when the baby is blowing off steam?
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Old 12-19-2006, 05:26 AM   #5
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I agree with Katie that a book on parenting is just fine for him being a first-timer. You might also want to consider a small decorative item for his table.
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Old 12-19-2006, 09:10 AM   #6
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This book would be perfect. Someone gave it to me when my wife was pregnant. It is hilarious (but helpful at the same time).
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Does he drink coffee? A giftcard to a local coffee shop works good - also a food item - peppermint bark or toffee popcorn or something?
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Old 12-19-2006, 10:56 AM   #8
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An inexpensive bottle of wine - You can get Barefoot which is a really good wine ... you would never guess it is only about 7 dollars a bottle and then throw in 3 one dollar instant lottery cards.
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I thought of some food item too (who could resist a nice box of Lindt chocs???) however the recepient may feel obligated to share it with others (especially you!) upon opening.

If he is a graphic artist, some good quality special format printing paper would be always handy. Like high quality photo paper, those for iron-ons for Tshirt etc., for greeting card making etc., kind of format that would be nice but you may sort of hesitate to actually pay for it yourself.... may be not a typical "gifty" item, but there are many people who appreciate receiving a stuff they can really utilize.
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Old 12-19-2006, 11:29 AM   #10
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how about a Book Token in a card?

books are a good idea, but they`re also personal, so this way you cap the cost to exactly $10 and he can get something he Really wants :)
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