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Hey guys, my brother is in pharmacy school in his second to last year and working really hard these days...he likes working out in his free time (slim to none nowadays) and playing his PS3 and hanging out with his gf...any suggestions as to what I might be able to get him as a gift? It does not need to be pharmacy-specific, and all suggestions are appreciated. :)
 

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Gift cards to McDonald's, Wendy's, Subway etc. so he can grab a quick meal while studying - a lot of times, I don't even have time to run home and eat. Or Starbucks, if he's into that. Any kind of care package would be awesome - his favorite snacks, cans of soup, a case of soda.
 

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my sister got a gift certificate to the grocery store - that was excellent.

My parents gave me gift cards to Circle K for gas last year - that was excellent as well. Useful is always good.
 

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If you have Panera in your area, a gift card to Panera is a perfect gift. :) They have free wi-fi AND good food (which reminds me, it's been a while since I had their broccoli cheese soup... shall I stop by tomorrow?). Perfect place for studying.
 

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Man, I wish I had a sibling like you. Knowing how hard he works in school and what he would geniuinely appreciate.

You say he likes to exercise? I would suggest a heart rate monitor. It helps me exercise in the right intensity level as well as measure my resting heart rate after waking up (mine use to be 45bpm, but b/c of pharm school it rose to 48 bpm:thumbdown:). The doorgym is nice as well as a good jump rope.

You say he plays PS3. I would suggest getting a new game in the type of genre he likes.

You say he likes hanging out with his gf? I would suggest . . . nvm, shouldn't go there.
 
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Hey guys, my brother is in pharmacy school in his second to last year and working really hard these days...he likes working out in his free time (slim to none nowadays) and playing his PS3 and hanging out with his gf...any suggestions as to what I might be able to get him as a gift? It does not need to be pharmacy-specific, and all suggestions are appreciated. :)
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This is what I got my boss, a pharmacist at the store where I am a tech, for his wedding:

http://www.rxgifts.net/IMAGES/ties/2206.jpg
 

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Man, I wish I had a sibling like you. Knowing how hard he works in school and what he would geniuinely appreciate.

You say he likes to exercise? I would suggest a heart rate monitor. It helps me exercise in the right intensity level as well as measure my resting heart rate after waking up (mine use to be 45bpm, but b/c of pharm school it rose to 48 bpm:thumbdown:). The doorgym is nice as well as a good jump rope.

You say he plays PS3. I would suggest getting a new game in the type of genre he likes.

You say he likes hanging out with his gf? I would suggest . . . nvm, shouldn't go there.

Not too many people would use HR monitors, but yes, I agree that a door gym would be a good gift (though if he works at a retail pharmacy, he could probably buy one there for cheaper then you could because of his employee discount...I'd like one as a gift but I just bought one for myself for that reason). But I guess it's the giving, not the cost, that counts.

Fast food gift cards can be hit or miss. Since he likes working out, does he also try to eat healthy? If so, a McDonald's gift card is unadviseable. Wendy's could fly, since they have some semi-healthy things there (but that's if he has a Wendy's near him, not everyone does).
 

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Koda-kimble ! :hungover:
He's probably hurling one toward your head now. :laugh: Duck!

Gift card, definitely. Either toward something useful like gas or something that would buy him and his girlfriend a nice meal or two out on you. I have two non-pharm friends who regularly treat me to dinner or a movie. It's a luxury that I am really grateful for.

Ahh! Gift card for the movies, maybe?
 

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give him a starbucks gift card!
ditto. When you are a broke student, a Starbucks is a treat! Especially when studying. I want a door gym!! What is this door gym we are speaking of? Is it like a pull up bar? I need that...maybe after a month I could do one pull up. ;) But seriously...I'm going to google that.
 

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I'm getting my sibs the Bubble Wrap Calender this year, it's available through a few web sites for $30 (like X-tremeGeek and others). Life is precious, every day is irrevocable, and it's really fun to pop those little bubbles! Apparently the developers from Brooklyn-made in the USA) were originally trying to make bubble wrap wallpaper.
 

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I'm getting my sibs the Bubble Wrap Calender this year, it's available through a few web sites for $30 (like X-tremeGeek and others). Life is precious, every day is irrevocable, and it's really fun to pop those little bubbles! Apparently the developers from Brooklyn-made in the USA) were originally trying to make bubble wrap wallpaper.
That's pretty cool
http://www.bubblecalendar.com/2009p-int.htm

I bought myself an LS1tech calendar for next year :smuggrin:

I'm not getting anything pharmacy related for Christmas and I don't go out to eat all that often so I don't know how much a gift card would help but a grocery store one would not be a bad idea.
 

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I'm getting my sibs the Bubble Wrap Calender this year, it's available through a few web sites for $30 (like X-tremeGeek and others). Life is precious, every day is irrevocable, and it's really fun to pop those little bubbles! Apparently the developers from Brooklyn-made in the USA) were originally trying to make bubble wrap wallpaper.
I'm thinking about making velcro wallpaper with velcro tape and contact paper, I can't find it commercially available. http://juliadeklerk.blogspot.com/2007/11/done-some-pretty-naff-prototypes.html