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Old 11-26-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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HELP! What to buy a male boss who has everything?

My boss is the hardest person to buy for. He is technology illiterate, so forget buying him any gadgets. He has a condo at Lake Ozarks, and he has a boat there, too. He vacations there a lot, as well as Las Vegas. I've worked for him for 5 1/2 years and I am just out of ideas of what to get him!! His wife works here in the office, too, but even she has a hard time figuring out what to get him!!

Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:13 PM   #2
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I work for 3 attorneys. I can't spend a fortune but want to acknowledge the holiday so I get them each a bottle of wine. Works like a charm. I alternate every year (red one year and white the next)!
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:16 PM   #3
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How about a nice leather wallet? A bag of his favorite coffee beans and a gift card to the coffee shop? Is there anything he wants for the boat? A digital picture frame for family photos for his desk? Gift cards for his favorite car wash place? A donation to a charity close to his heart? Think a little bit out of the box. Good luck
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:28 PM   #4
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Bosses wife here. Really, nothing is necessary. But, the things he has liked the best were restaurant gift certificates that everyone pitched in on and he took the family out to eat. He is with them a lot more than with us, so a nice family dinner out was appreciated.

He has also gotten wine, Christmas ornaments and edible things. Each and every item is appreciated, but not necessary.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:45 PM   #5
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I don't think that you can go wrong with a Dunkin Donuts certificate.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:55 PM   #6
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I always got my boss and his wife (she worked in the office also) a restaurant gift certificate. They loved going out to eat so it was perfect for them. When I had an assistant, she would chip in and we would add movie gift certificates.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:56 PM   #7
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Provitica bread

It's the only thing my father in law gets that he doesn't pass along to DH and myself. He counts calories, and doesn't like splurging on foods, but will eat the provitica every time.
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I don't think that you can go wrong with a Dunkin Donuts certificate.
You can if there are no Dunkin Donuts in the area Blasphemy, I know - but as far as I can tell, there are none in Las Vegas. I'll be packing my own bag, and my coffee maker...
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:08 PM   #9
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I work for 3 attorneys. I can't spend a fortune but want to acknowledge the holiday so I get them each a bottle of wine. Works like a charm. I alternate every year (red one year and white the next)!
He just might like that...I know he likes Greygoose Vodka...someone gave that to him once and he talked about it for a long time.

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How about a nice leather wallet? A bag of his favorite coffee beans and a gift card to the coffee shop? Is there anything he wants for the boat? A digital picture frame for family photos for his desk? Gift cards for his favorite car wash place? A donation to a charity close to his heart? Think a little bit out of the box. Good luck
He brings coffee into the office every single day from a place that he stops at on the way in...that might work. He JUST bought the boat, so he probably doesn't even know what he might want for it yet His daughter bought him a digital frame last year that he hasn't even opened! The donation thing might be a neat/different idea.

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Bosses wife here. Really, nothing is necessary. But, the things he has liked the best were restaurant gift certificates that everyone pitched in on and he took the family out to eat. He is with them a lot more than with us, so a nice family dinner out was appreciated.

He has also gotten wine, Christmas ornaments and edible things. Each and every item is appreciated, but not necessary.
Restaurant gift certificate might be good...that's what I got him the first year I worked there.

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I don't think that you can go wrong with a Dunkin Donuts certificate.
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I always got my boss and his wife (she worked in the office also) a restaurant gift certificate. They loved going out to eat so it was perfect for them. When I had an assistant, she would chip in and we would add movie gift certificates.
That's right...they go out to eat every Friday night! I don't think they ever go to the movies though...my boss is a very tall man and I don't think he's very comfortable in the movie theaters.

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Provitica bread

It's the only thing my father in law gets that he doesn't pass along to DH and myself. He counts calories, and doesn't like splurging on foods, but will eat the provitica every time.
I've never heard of this...is it in the grocery stores?

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You can if there are no Dunkin Donuts in the area Blasphemy, I know - but as far as I can tell, there are none in Las Vegas. I'll be packing my own bag, and my coffee maker...
Well, no DD's in Vegas?! I wonder what the franchise fee is. Maybe next year somebody else will be starting a thread on what they can buy their boss...ME. (In my dreams...I can barely afford to buy the donuts let alone pay an astronomical franchise fee)
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:23 PM   #10
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How about different gourmet foods from a place like Harry & David's (they also have fruit) or Stonewall Kitchen. Make up a little basket of their small/sample sizes of jams or mustards/dips with chips or pretzels. One of the girls at my work is doing this for my boss this year.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:30 PM   #11
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There is a box of Choxie chocolates at Target for $12 and the artwork on each piece is done by children at St. Jude's who have cancer. Target also donates $10 for each box purchased to Target House (like Ronald McDonald House).

I would do a gift like that - where someone else is helped by it. When my dad died, we asked people to plant a tree (my dad loved trees) in lieu of flowers or memorials and one place that impressed me (that we received cards from) was a site where you could give a donation of a certain number of trees that would be planted in someone's name. They have to reforest around New Orleans, etc., and you can pick the area. Your boss would get a nice card from them saying X number of trees were planted on behalf of him. The site was americanforests.org
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:40 PM   #12
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One year I bought my boss a gumball machine. If he's a chocolate fan you could fill it with m & ms.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:43 PM   #13
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OK, Cheap gift suggestions here - a nice handheld compass for the boat - some of those floating key chains for the boat key(gotta hate it when the boat key sinks in the water) - nice life jackets.
One thing we had on our boat that I loved was a little picnic basket that was stocked with nice plastic plates, forks, knives, spoons, paper towels etc.

A more expensive idea that he may not even know he needs yet is a nice marine radio - can't live without it if you break down.

There are also several boat tow services that have annual membership fees. If he's going more than a few yards from the shore, that's a great thing to have.

Along the same lines, an emergency kit for the boat would be good - a bright spotlight, flares, a blanket, first aid supplies, water tablets to make any type of water drinkable, etc.

Overton's catalog online has some great boating gift ideas in every price range if you choose to go that route.

On the grey goose line - I get all my guy friends the six shooter liquor server - you know the carousel that holds six bottles and dispenses exact one ounce shots - They all say they've also wanted one, but it's just the kind of thing you don't buy for yourself. Most bed/bath stores carry them
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:05 PM   #14
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I'm going thru this right now myself. My boss makes about 8 times what I do so its hard to come up with something he will like but I can afford.I am going the alcohol route, I think. For your boss I did like the idea of working off the boat - an all weather radio is a must-have on all boats. LL BEAN has a nice one, that includes a light, siren, and phone charger for an emergency (http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/sto...feat=500668-tn) and free shipping right now. Maybe make a whole little boat "survival kit" w/ the radio, a block, of cheese and some wine?

Well, good luck with whatever you get!
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Old 11-26-2007, 08:29 PM   #15
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You can if there are no Dunkin Donuts in the area Blasphemy, I know - but as far as I can tell, there are none in Las Vegas. I'll be packing my own bag, and my coffee maker...
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Well, no DD's in Vegas?! I wonder what the franchise fee is. Maybe next year somebody else will be starting a thread on what they can buy their boss...ME. (In my dreams...I can barely afford to buy the donuts let alone pay an astronomical franchise fee)
Nope, no Dunkin's here. There's LOTS of Krispy Kreme's though!!

I like the coffee, wine and restaurant ideas. Or how about some gourmet popcorn? Maybe one of those big tins? I'm not a boss, but I'd like any of those.
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