Any ideas for thank you gifts for LOR writers?

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  1. JLIM

    JLIM 2+ Year Member

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    Hello guys. My LORs are received, and I need suggestions for thank you gifts for my LOR writers. I want to send them a hand-written thank you card with a small gift, but I don't want to give them something that may make them feel uncomfortable.

    I am thinking about chocolate from Godiva (~$10 to $20), but I also think cookies that I bake myself would be good, too (I am quite good at baking).
    Do you guys think the cookies in a nice small gift box or basket approporiate/good? Do you have any other ideas for the gifts?

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions! :)
     
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  3. teethfordays

    teethfordays

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    id go with the chocolates
     
  4. premolar9

    premolar9 2+ Year Member

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    I like the cookies. I made brownies- I feel that something you made is more personal and shows a better thanks than heading off to the store to buy something. You put effort in it :)
     
  5. dentalchick2016

    dentalchick2016 2+ Year Member

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    I'm going to make my professor a piece of jewelry, just because she knows that I do it and I know she'll like it. :)
     
  6. jgdg

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    I like the jewelry suggestion...any others? Besides food? My LOR prof is a nutrition prof and I definitely don't want to give him chocolate lol
     
  7. premolar9

    premolar9 2+ Year Member

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    Apple cinnamon muffins? Banana nut muffins? I make them with wheat and use flax seeds and brown sugar. Pretty healthy...compared to chocolate :)
    I was going to ask you if you can crochet, but since your nutrition prof is a guy, he probably won't want a scarf :)
     
  8. dentalprodigy

    dentalprodigy Mr. Awesome 7+ Year Member

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    Wow that's awesome. I think of you send them baked goods that you made yourself...much more personal & powerful than store bought stuff. Although Godiva chocolates are cool too

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I997 using Tapatalk
     
  9. znny19

    znny19 5+ Year Member

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    I am going to get my professors a bottle of scotch or whiskey. (They got pretty wasted at our science formal :laugh:)
     
  10. Enter name here

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    Haha thata boy
     
  11. JLIM

    JLIM 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks for all of you!
    I think I am going to bake cute-looking cookies for my professors. I hope they will like them:)
     
  12. RSalha17

    RSalha17 UWSOD c/o 2017 :) 2+ Year Member

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    I think you should include a card! In thanking my professors I gave them chocolates and a card thanking them for their time and their impact etc. etc. etc....
     
  13. MultiSportD

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    I wrote a thank you card, but made the gift personalized for each professor. I tried to remember something they liked or had an interest in mentioned from lecture lecture. For instance, one professor loved martial art movies and mma. So I got him two dvds, one with martial arts and the other about mma. Perhaps you could do the same. Happy shopping.
     
  14. yellowishbluish

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    anything homemade is ethically clean

    otherwise if their birthday is coming up, or if they just published something, etc. i'd use those occasions to thank them with maybe a bottle of wine

    i don't feel it's the most appropriate thing giving them bought gifts for the express purpose of thanking them for saying good things about you
     
  15. doc toothache

    doc toothache 10+ Year Member

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    You could give him/her a coupon for a lifetime of free dental services.
     
  16. AnaCho

    AnaCho 5+ Year Member

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    I want to give them gifts too!
    I was thinking of starbucks giftcard or teavana giftcard

    but Chocolates are good
     
  17. tomhrxbfg

    tomhrxbfg

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    I gave each of my references $50 Starbucks card....
     
  18. Hersnape

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    I got personalized gifts from Things Remembered.
     
  19. Msmouth

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  20. dentalprodigy

    dentalprodigy Mr. Awesome 7+ Year Member

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  21. Predent36

    Predent36 5+ Year Member

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    I'm making my professors biscotti. :)
     
  22. dantemac

    dantemac 5+ Year Member

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    I just sent thank you e-mails and cards. Maybe one of my best professors got a gift card.
     
  23. teethfordays

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    ended up getting them these giant coffeee mugs with a big thing of kona coffee. its something they can always use and remember you by :)
     
  24. rebmem eman

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    I like the $50 Starbucks card idea.
     
  25. AncientEgyptian

    AncientEgyptian Fresh to Death...

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    I gave my professors Starbucks gift cards too. My sister gave her professor a fig tree from our garden because she loves figs. She absolutely loved it ;)
     
  26. Tunaman

    Tunaman 5+ Year Member

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    Nothing, they did it because they wanted to. A simple thank you card should suffice. They wouldn't have written it if they didn't like you. You obviously did well enough in their classroom for them to write it on your behalf. The fact that you are moving on to bigger and better things is a big enough compliment to them as educators
     
  27. dantemac

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    Agreed!
     

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