Retirement Gift

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  1. Myrisophilist

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    Hi there, I was recently approached by one of my dad's colleagues about ideas for a retirement gift for him. He's completing his final year as a high school social studies teacher and has also been a guidance counselor and worked in admin. His colleague said they'd have at least $50 to spend, and they are also getting him a restaurant gift certificate. Physical issues restrain him from doing anything active, and we live in a rural area. I've been scratching my head about what to suggest. Any ideas? Thanks!!
     
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    What does he like to do? If he likes to read, he can use Barnes and Noble or Amazon gift certificates on-line.
     
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    What do you think he will be doing during retirement - home improvement, gardening, reading, travelling, etc... Whatever the answer is, there is an appropriate gift card.

    I also think a time piece (watch, clock) is always an appropriate, classic, retirement gift.
     
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    Thanks for the ideas...I just think the faculty is probably looking for something more personal than a gift card. He does like to read, he's a Yankees fan, he likes computer gadgets...
     
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    Is there perhaps a Yankees magazine and the friends could buy a subscription for him? There are also several excellent history magazines to subcribe to like American Heritage.

    Congrats to your dad on his retirement ~ I hope he enjoys every day :)
     
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    I don't suppose they could get him a pair of tickets to a game over the summer? I'm guessing they want something more personal.

    I bet there are some great books out there about the Yankee greats. (Sorry, this is a house of Mets fans; there are no paticular ones I can recommend.) Or a bio of Steinbrenner, or a book on the infamous Billy Martin/ Steinbrenner feuds. A book on sayings by Yogi Berra (one of my favorites!!!)
     
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    Thanks everyone for the ideas. :) And Aliceacc, the Mets are ok...just as long as you aren't a Red Sox fan...
     
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    No, I'm not an anti-Yankee fan.

    (Though Bill Buckner will always have a special place in my heart :p )
     

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