Adult grad gift ideas.
June 24, 2008 7:54 PM   Subscribe

Help! I need suggestions for a college graduation gift for my 48 year old brother in law that says... I'm really proud of you, you beer drinkin', deer huntin', north woods redneck, wall street worshipin', 80's caine sniffin', Reaganite, mustachioed, b@strd. From your loving, granola crunchin', sandal wearin', organic pimpin', Utne reading, Wellstone worshipin', green believin', bleeding heart, pain in your arse little sister in law. I love you man, way to go!
posted by thewalrusispaul to Shopping (7 answers total)
 
Clearly you should get him some really girly reusable grocery bags or a batch of some really great granola with the recipe tied to the bag.

What is his major/career path? Your brother-in-law sounds an awful lot like my uncle, and my mom usually cooks a nice meal for him or gives him a big batch of our family's chex mix around the holidays. Just be sure you serve plenty of beer, beef, and granola at said dinner. :)
posted by sararah at 8:08 PM on June 24, 2008


I'd buy him a six pack of delicious micro-brewed organic beer. He gets beer, you get to buy organic. I don't know American beers as well, but there are plenty of little breweries in Australia that would fit the bill. Just a tic...

This site has a list of 'Top American Microbrews', and you can search around there for somerhing organic; this one describes a few organic micro-brews; and if you still need convincing, this one discusses the health benefits of organic beer.
posted by twirlypen at 8:47 PM on June 24, 2008


(Those are all US sites, by the way, so you should be able to find them somewhere)
posted by twirlypen at 8:48 PM on June 24, 2008


Have the "I'm really proud of you..." quote in your post printed in an "diploma-like" font on a poster, and have it framed. I imagine Kinko's could hook you up for this.
posted by imjustsaying at 1:15 AM on June 25, 2008


Get him a Leatherman Skeletool with a nice engraved message on it, like this one*:

http://www.swissknifeshop.com/Leatherman_Skeletool_p/l830845.htm

Your requirements:

beer drinkin'- it's got a nifty clip/beer opener on it

deer huntin' - also a big, sharp knife for cuttin' open critters

north woods redneck - again, big sharp knife

wall street worshipin' - all Leatherman products are proudly Made in the USA

80's caine sniffin' - you could potentially use this to cut up a line of coke if needed

Reaganite - again, Made in USA by a proud, American entrepreneur starting back in the Reagan days

mustachioed - it's light enough so that he could actually clip it to his 'stash if needed

b@strd - the Leatherman is the bastard sword of the New Millenium

If he really is a redneck/hunter/yaddayaddayadda, he probably already always carries a knife with him already, and this one is cool and light enough to replace his existing carry knife. and he'll get a warm, fuzzy feeling everytime he uses it to open a beer in front of his redneck buddies.


*Not endorsing that particular retailer, they just have 'em in stock and do engraving, you can find these all over the intarwebs...
posted by StandardObfuscatingProcedure at 3:42 AM on June 25, 2008


A law book relevant to his state, hollowed out to hold a gun
posted by poppo at 6:18 AM on June 25, 2008 [2 favorites]


"From your loving, granola crunchin', sandal wearin', organic pimpin', Utne reading, Wellstone worshipin', green believin', bleeding heart, pain in your arse little sister in law."

Why are you trying to make his graduation all about *you*?
posted by gjc at 7:05 PM on June 25, 2008 [1 favorite]


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