So long, and thanks for all the books!
May 16, 2014 6:55 AM Subscribe
What thank-you gift for a couple of nice librarians?
I'm wrapping up a big research project, and would like to get some sort of thank-you present for 3 staff members at an academic library who provided quite a bit of relatively high-effort help along the way (including some accession/circulation rule-bending that was 100% beyond the call of duty). I don't really know these people beyond the level of pleasantries, though, so I have no idea what might be appropriate to get. A small gift of sweets over the holidays was well-received, but at least one of them may have a serious health issue related to food, so I don't think I want to go the big-box-o'-chocolates/ office donuts route. Flowers might be allergenic or overly smelly for a small, windowless workspace. No idea if anybody drinks. Not sufficiently in command of anybody's fashion sense to try to get scarves/ little jewelry pieces or anything. And my default idea, a Starbucks/ Dunkin' Donuts giftcard, would be OK, I guess, but seems sort of... perfunctory?
Thus, two questions: first, what should I get for these awesome people? And second(related), in terms of scale... how much seems appropriate to spend for this level of thank-you? Thanks, Metafilter!