Gift Ideas for a male co-worker

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Old 10-11-05, 03:10 PM
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Gift Ideas for a male co-worker

My co-worker is a loan rep in his mid 40's and his bday is coming up. He can practically buy whatever he wants but he doesn't. It's soooo hard to shop for him. Any ideas? The only thing I know that he likes is gambling but I don't encourage much of that to him cuz I don't believe in it. Anyway, he loses a lot but loves it. Anything else? What do guys really like out there? It's tough... Help!
 
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Old 10-11-05, 07:01 PM
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the type of gift is really more dependant upon your relationship is, or what you would like it to be....simply co workers, or romantic interest, or dating,etc....
 
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A lot of men like tools but there are a few that don't. As tae said alot will depend on what you know or hope to know about him and the type of relatationship you have.
 
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Old 10-12-05, 03:42 AM
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I would be happy with a gift certificate to any decent place to eat near by or to a home improvement/tool store.


By the way. My Birthday is March 9th.
 
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Like Mark, I was going to say "tools". Basically my wife knows as long it it came from the tool department and says "Craftsman" on it, I'll be happy. Having said that, Mark is right that tools doesn't work for 100% of the male population (only the handiest, best looking, most virile, ..... ). Another gift certificate idea in addition to food or tools is one to have his car detailed. Plenty of guys don't have the time or motivation to really get the vehicle done right. Can be a little pricey for an A-1 job, tho, which goes to tae's comments.
 
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I would be happy with a gift certificate to any decent place to eat near by or to a home improvement/tool store.

Is that why both my tool box and belly are bulging?
 
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Last year we asked his wife what to get him and she said T shirts...how sad is that?

Believe it or not I almost suggested a t-shirt.

**NOTE** Please don't shoot me DIY but I've got a new wireles mouse and keyboard and am sitting 1/2 way across the room. I hit edit when I meant to hit quote, so I just killed your whole post.

I feel like a real Melvin now.

**NOTE 2 ** Sorry to anyone named Melvin.
 

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I like the gift certificate idea. Who wouldn't like receiving $50 for a steak or shrimp dinner?
 
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Old 10-13-05, 08:53 AM
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i love restaurant gift certificates!!

also good for guys are bookstore gift certificates! stores such as Hastings are good because they have books, music & movies! :~)

another practical idea for the person who has everything/wants nothing: car wash tokens - a bunch of them! the gift that keeps on giving!
 
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I like gift certificates for restaurants.

Some well off people I know, would not use gift certificates they consider them coupons.
people with money don't do coupons.
They don't do tools, it makes them look bad not knowing how to use them.

The only thing I can think of, is a joke book related to his thinking, for his desk at work and a case of Vitamins.
Tell him that the only thing you came up with, was to extend his life with laughter and Vitamins.
He will need a second case when the kid starts walking
 
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And a THIRD case (viagra) when he retires.
 
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Old 10-14-05, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by GWIZ
people with money don't do coupons.
ha! REALLY!? that's interesting, because i work for & around a lot of extremely wealthy executives, and most of them are CHEAPSKATES!!! we all figure the reason they have so much money is because they never spend any of it!!
 
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Old 10-22-05, 08:59 AM
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Maybe a dozen golf balls with the picture of someone he ahtes on them. LOL
 
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