I want to thank a personal friend/recommender for his recommendation to medical school and want to do more than the usual flowers. So I asked his secretary what he liked. My specific words were, "I want to be a bit more creative than the usual flowers. Does he like Wine? Chocolates?" To that she responded that, "Wine is an excellent choice and that he would really appreciate it since he is not expecting anything back." Now, I just spoke to my fiance about this and he says it's inappropriate to give somebody wine in a professional setting. I will have to carry it to this person's office and hand it to him or his secretary. I feel like it would be okay to give him the wine especially with a card that thanks him for his efforts. It only makes me look creative! Plus his secretary told me it would be okay. But I don't know what's right anymore. What's your take on this? Please don't make fun of me.