What to get for a classical-music and science-loving mentor as a present?
November 21, 2012 2:12 PM Subscribe
What to get as a going-away present for my classical-music-and-science-loving mentor when I make a great deal less money than them and don't have as much knowledge as them in their interests?
posted by schroedinger to Shopping (10 answers total)
While I have never had a very familiar relationship with my mentor, they have been a key figure in my education and career development. I literally would be living a completely different life right now if not for them. I'm graduating and would like to get them a nice, meaningful token of appreciation.
They are an academic and their major interests are classical music and biochemistry. They play the violin and perform in musical groups. It would be nice to get them something in the classical music world, but I'm at a loss. I think anything I could afford to get them they would already have, and probably better quality (e.g. orchestra tickets). I'm wary of getting CDs as they know so much more than me I'm afraid the gesture would be amateurish.
A cool science-related desk object or something might be nice, but a lot of the stuff I see is too gimmicky or jokey for their tastes (high brow).
Does anyone have suggestions? Ideally I would spend less than $100, but could be convinced to spend more if the thing was REALLY cool.