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    ISO: Bday gift for 28-year-old male

    My classmates wife is hosting a dinner party in honor of his birthday. My friend is 28 years old and a law student (who is about to graduate).

    I am at a complete loss as to what I should bring as a gift. I was thinking about a food gift but I really donít know much about his food preferences. I was also thinking about a CD but don't know much about his music preferences. Any ideas on what to get?

    TIA,
    Catharine

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    What about a bottle of nice wine and some cheese or something like that?

    Or, if you wanted to do a CD, my suggestion would be to look at your own collection and pick out something that you like. I have had really good luck doing that in the past. A gift certificate to a place like Borders might be an idea too.

    Just some thoughts....

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    I like the wine idea, or, in the same vein, maybe a basket of imported beers. Whole Foods has a great selection, and I have seen baskets made up that were beautiful!

    Men always like gift certificates, too - Border's, Home Depot, and Best Buy would all go over well with my DH (also a 28 year old male! )
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    Does He Play Golf?

    How about a gift certificate for a round of golf? If he likes golf and has been in school it may be a welcomed treat!

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    For men of any age (who aren't in recovery or morally opposed) I usually go with wine or other liquor. Champagne would also be nice since he'll be celebrating his graduation in a few months.

    Are you graduating this year too? I have one more year.

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    Check out redenvelope.com, they have some interesting gift ideas that might give you some inspiration!

    Good Luck!
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    Thanks for all of the suggestions. I am kind of running out of time, so I think I will head over to Borders and grab a gift certificate if I don't think of anything else.

    I am definitely going to keep all of the suggestions in mind for future gifts.

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    I may be too late for your gift, but something I've bought for guys is a nice martini glass. I then take it to a chocolate shop I love and get the owner to fill it with truffles and wrap it up in cellophane. The presentation is really nice.

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    Just wanted to tell you guys what I came up with. I was browsing through Borders, keeping in mind my back-up of a giftcard, when i saw Cranium. Itís a board game and it looked really interesting and challenging. Anyhow, thanks for all the suggestions. Maybe they will help others in a similar situation.

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    I have heard that is a fun game. I'd like to try playing it sometime.

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    I purchased Cranium for a friend this Christmas and it was a big hit. I'm sure he will enjoy it. We had a lot of fun playing it after we had opened gifts.
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    Cranium is a fabulous game. My family loved it. They also make an office version that I want to get my B-I-L. You play alone when you arrre rather bored or avoiding what you're really supposed to be doing . It looked pretty cool too.

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