I need a "thoughtful" thank-you gift for a person that I don't know well
March 10, 2014 12:32 PM Subscribe
Last week, a friend-of-a-friend let me crash on his couch after my late-night flight home got cancelled at the last minute. I don't know him very well, but I'd like to get him a small gift as a token of my gratitude. I'd like to get something that's a bit more unique (and less "corporate") than a fruit basket, and would rather avoid cash or cash-equivalents. Any suggestions?
posted by schmod to Shopping (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Some more specific details:
I live in Washington, DC. He lives in Seattle. We're unlikely to cross paths again anytime soon.
From what I have surmised from our mutual friend and brief time together, he doesn't drink much, doesn't like coffee, enjoys PC gaming, Science Fiction, and is a Physics grad student.
Potential gifts should be in the ~$50 range, and don't necessarily need to involve any of the above things. In situations like these, I often go for something that is consumable or experiential (my typical go-to gift is a bottle of scotch).