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  1. #1 What gifts represent thankfullness/respect/appreciation? 
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    I have someone i want to thank, someone i want to show appreciation and respect for. So i want to give this person a gift to show this. Im particulary fond of native american, japanese, Norwegian and english culture. However when it comes to giftgiving im kinda clueless on what to give and what is custom.

    Any ideas for what is customary in these culture to give to show this?


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    Friend? Girl? Boy? Lover? Stranger?

    Though I suppose there are generic gifts--something customized might have more impact.


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    I received a gift today in appreciation for my ten years service with my current employer. It consisted of a certificate in a plastic frame, a letter of thanks with the wrong name on it, and the opportunity to choose from catalog of gifts in the company store. Among the choices, a toaster oven, a surround sound system (which I googled and found one review that gave it one star), and a sleeping bag.

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    They give you toasters! You lucky dog. I had no idea people had it so nice.
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    Perhaps Raziell should give his friend a toaster oven.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bunbury
    Perhaps Raziell should give his friend a toaster oven.
    And easy to regift!
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    A box of Padron 1926 cigars with fine French cognac will always be a pleasure!!! If u really wanna get fancy how bout an acoustic CELLO!
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    Stranger, related to work.

    Example: If a bricklayer that was a millionaire fixed up your bathroom with tiles of gold what would you get him?

    It needs to be a thing - to make it personal.
    Its needs to be something that symbolizes respect and thankfullness.
    price isnt important.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raziell
    Stranger, related to work.

    Example: If a bricklayer that was a millionaire fixed up your bathroom with tiles of gold what would you get him?

    It needs to be a thing - to make it personal.
    Its needs to be something that symbolizes respect and thankfullness.
    price isnt important.
    A stained glass window depicting a saintly figure might just do the trick.
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    It needs to be a thing - to make it personal.
    Its needs to be something that symbolizes respect and thankfullness.
    Worth repeating!

    The "personal" gift holds the memory of the friend and the moment.
    Not a good gift? giftcards.

    Ten+ years from now I won't be thinking about those Subway sandwiches and who gave the giftcard to me.

    Also, if posssible, aim for something that the RECIPIENT (and possibly you) finds interesting that many people may not care for.
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