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April 13, 2011 6:30 PM   Subscribe

The Dr. Mrs. Strangelove and I's favorite late 20-something female bartender is leaving for warmer pastures (Hawaii from San Diego): what is a good going away gift for her?
posted by strangelove to Human Relations (10 answers total)
I've never been offended by large gifts of cash.
posted by joannemullen at 6:32 PM on April 13, 2011

Response by poster: We could draw on the cash to make it personal...
posted by strangelove at 6:35 PM on April 13, 2011

How much are you looking to spend?

If it's up around $100, how about a gift certificate for a sunglass dealer (i.e. sunglass hut) so she can pick out some sweet shades?
posted by davey_darling at 6:54 PM on April 13, 2011

If she's moving to Hawaii, how about snorkeling lessons or gift certificate for surfing lessons. That would be awesome!
posted by Sweetmag at 6:57 PM on April 13, 2011

Unfamiliar Fishes
posted by Sys Rq at 7:17 PM on April 13, 2011 [4 favorites]

(And if reading's not her bag, check out the credits on the Audiobook!)
posted by Sys Rq at 7:19 PM on April 13, 2011

Perhaps a cache of KI tablets?
posted by bz at 8:04 PM on April 13, 2011

I second a cash or cash-like gift. Having extra $ when you get to your new place really comes in handy. I'd not get a sunglasses gift card considering San Diego isn't exactly a non-sunny locale. What San Diegans tend not to have are umbrellas.
posted by birdherder at 8:51 PM on April 13, 2011

Unfamiliar Fishes!! what a great, appropriate gift, and also a great place to tuck some cash or some sort of gift card. though, cash is great if "extra-large going-away tip" is what you want to give her, otherwise no cash, and a gift, if "personal gift" is what you're going for. that book will be entertaining and relevent (I'm going on reviews alone, my copy just arrived today and I haven't got a chance to tuck into it yet). Honestly....if it's not about money, maybe a ukulele might be a cute idea. They're pretty cheap and are fun to play!

Oh, and Sweetmag's idea is great. surfing lessons are way better than any of my ideas.
posted by custard heart at 10:32 PM on April 13, 2011

That book about fishes, inscribed with "So long and thanks for all the drinks!", with a fifty inside should go down pretty well.
posted by tumid dahlia at 10:35 PM on April 13, 2011 [4 favorites]

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