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What would be a good and inexpensive gift idea for my bossís open house party?

What would be a good and inexpensive gift idea for my bossís open house party?

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Old 07-02-08, 12:10 AM
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What would be a good and inexpensive gift idea for my bossís open house party?

My boss and his girlfriend are having an open house party. I want to get them a thoughtful but inexpensive gift and know nothing of their decor. Doubtful they need anything. I was thinking about nice wine or martini sets, but they have all that and more. Any ideas?
 
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Old 07-02-08, 05:56 AM
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How about a nice wine? I would skip anything decorative.
 
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Old 07-02-08, 11:38 AM
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I don't think you can go wrong with a good bottle of wine. Just make sure that it's a high quality wine and not something in a box.
 
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Old 07-02-08, 03:40 PM
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Or with a twist-off cap.
 
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Or bought by the gallon. Ummmm good booze.
 
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Old 07-02-08, 09:29 PM
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sort of a tradition up here in our city when someone moves into a new home is to buy a nice potted plant. We just moved into a new house and have 3 new plants! Dont need to keep them if youdont' like them but whatever.
 
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Old 07-03-08, 12:49 AM
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i kinda dig the plant idea as well
 
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Old 07-03-08, 07:55 PM
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Or a gallon of gas. Always the thoughtful gift they'll remember you by. Wine is so cheap by today's standards. No, seriously a good bottle of wine would be appropriate and will cut down on the nick nacks everyone hates.
 
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Old 07-04-08, 05:45 AM
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And of course once the boss has consumed the wine you can hit him up for that raise.

Proper etiquette for those giving/receiving wine, however; it is not expected or required that the host serve/consume the gifted wine during the event.
 
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Would it be tacky to give a Loews or Home Depot gift card with a tactful greating card.................?

The wine is probably a safe bet.
 
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Old 07-04-08, 06:20 PM
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For me, the HD gift card would be GREAT! Heck with the greeting card. Get to the meat.
 
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Old 07-08-08, 10:30 AM
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does "open house" mean NEW house??? if so, how about tasteful, elegant stationery and/or return address labels sporting their new address? although you'll have to forego the monogrammed initial style since they're not married......unless both their last names happen to begin with the same letter.
 
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Old 07-08-08, 10:53 AM
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Hopefully this doesn't wind up like the "open house" the boss on "The Office" had......lol.
 
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We might not be hearing from Shalby anytime soon!

He/she has not been on site since the original post and although is registered as being from "Newyork, WA" has an IP from Indore, India.

I wonder if some of your suggestions are culturally appropriate?
 
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Old 07-08-08, 10:00 PM
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We might not be hearing from Shalby anytime soon!

He/she has not been on site since the original post and although is registered as being from "Newyork, WA" has an IP from Indore, India.

I wonder if some of your suggestions are culturally appropriate?
Thats true. They may not have a Home Depot or Lowes.
 
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Old 07-29-08, 12:32 PM
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bonsai trees are cute and you interact with them by pruning and shaping them. also, wine racks are very nice.
 
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