Gift ideas for my personal trainer

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    May 07, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    I want to get a gift for the personal trainer who had the insight to send me to an orthopedic surgeon because of my torn rotator cuff. I've herd he just broke up with his gf/significant other. She took all the kitchen stuff. I'm thinking a gift card from Sur La Table or William-Sonoma for about $250.

    Any other ideas from you guys?
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    May 07, 2012 7:36 PM GMT
    Gift card would be perfect
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    May 07, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    Does he cook? He may not care that his kitchen stuff is gone. Give him something that makes sense between the two of you. I'm sure you've talked about stuff he likes. When in doubt, food always works. Get him a gift certificate to a restaurant that he likes.
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    May 07, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    Is this the same one you were angry at for messing with your form?
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    May 07, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    I'm just concerned that $250 is not a lot of money in those places. He could easily drop that much on a single knife there, I think.
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    May 07, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    imasrxd saidDoes he cook? He may not care that his kitchen stuff is gone. Give him something that makes sense between the two of you. I'm sure you've talked about stuff he likes. When in doubt, food always works. Get him a gift certificate to a restaurant that he likes.

    A fellow trainer of his gave me the idea for him.
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    May 07, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidI'm just concerned that $250 is not a lot of money in those places. He could easily drop that much on a single knife there, I think.


    HOLY SHIT!

    Give him a gift card to a place where $250 will actually make a difference
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    May 07, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    7Famark saidIs this the same one you were angry at for messing with your form?

    No, this is a different trainer., but a colleague of the one coaching me when I tore my supraspinatus.
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    May 07, 2012 8:51 PM GMT
    A gift certificate to a massage parlor.
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    May 07, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidI'm just concerned that $250 is not a lot of money in those places. He could easily drop that much on a single knife there, I think.



    Try Target or Kohl's instead?
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    May 07, 2012 8:59 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    Caslon19000 saidI'm just concerned that $250 is not a lot of money in those places. He could easily drop that much on a single knife there, I think.


    HOLY SHIT!

    Give him a gift card to a place where $250 will actually make a difference

    That's why I'm looking for ideas.
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    May 07, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    best buy? i know id be thrilled if i got a gc from there i like my electronics.
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    May 07, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 said
    That's why I'm looking for ideas.


    Do you not have a Wal-Mart there or something? I'm sure 250 bones would go a long way in a Wal-Mart
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    May 07, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    or giftcard to a supplement store? icon_smile.gif
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    May 07, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
    Claystation said
    Caslon19000 said
    That's why I'm looking for ideas.


    Do you not have a Wal-Mart there or something? I'm sure 250 bones would go a long way in a Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart? Srsly? icon_eek.gif
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    May 07, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    Visa Gift Card - let him pick the store. Should be able to get one at your bank or credit union.
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    May 07, 2012 9:05 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 said
    Wal-Mart? Srsly? icon_eek.gif


    Why not? Its not like you are going to do the shopping for him are you?

    Somehow I dont think he's going to be picky about his spatulas or knives and forks................unless he's some kind of kitchen snob who's into labels. icon_neutral.gif
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    May 07, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Is this different than the personal trainer who caused you to dislocate it in the first place?


    Gift card is the perfect gift. He can choose what he actually will use.
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    May 07, 2012 9:20 PM GMT
    Gift card to Dick's because you can never have too many running shoes or golf balls.
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    May 07, 2012 9:49 PM GMT
    The Visa gift card sounds good. Lots of flexibility.

    As for the amount, that's generous!
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    May 07, 2012 9:58 PM GMT
    LJay saidThe Visa gift card sounds good. Lots of flexibility.

    As for the amount, that's generous!

    I think it's modest considering how fucked up I'd be if this had been left uncorrected.

    I like the flexibility of a Visa card. But does a gift card for money out of context seem tacky? A gift card from an actual store seems a tad nicer. How about Macy's? ...he can get kitchen stuff there.
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    May 07, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidJust give him a visa gift card, then he can spend it where ever he feels like spending it ... I hate when I get gift cards to specific stores


    +1
    He is just your personal trainer, not a best friend so a gift card to any specific place may not be exactly "ideal" or useful to him.
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    May 07, 2012 10:04 PM GMT
    +2

    Generic gift cards are nearly as good as cash without the tackiness of dealing with paper.

    Though I tend to try to anticipate general likes and dislikes, for example getting an iTunes gift card for someone who really likes music and has an iDevice.
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    May 07, 2012 11:30 PM GMT
    Be cautious about a Credit gift card... they do expire and/or lose their value over time [usually stated on the agreement].
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    May 07, 2012 11:42 PM GMT
    Caslon19000 said
    LJay saidThe Visa gift card sounds good. Lots of flexibility.

    As for the amount, that's generous!

    I think it's modest considering how fucked up I'd be if this had been left uncorrected.

    I like the flexibility of a Visa card. But does a gift card for money out of context seem tacky? A gift card from an actual store seems a tad nicer. How about Macy's? ...he can get kitchen stuff there.
    I think it's all in the way the gift is given (maybe a short note of thanks + referencing the gift card as a little something to help him buy whatever he needs right now). Unless you know where he likes to shop - ?

    (I'd much rather get a generic gift card and go where I like, rather than a card for a specific place.)