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Gift Suggestions?

I need your help, guys...

I was supposed to sail my boat to the yacht yard this weekend (even though November gales seem to have settled upon Chicago). Unfortunately, my Dad and Stepdad both decided to have emergency surgeries and end up in the same hospital in Michigan..so I had to come back to do my only child nurse duties.

Two guys that have befriended me through racing called...and said since the weather doesn't look better for this coming week...they offered to take her for me..and they did...a 3 hour sail in 5+ ft waves and 30 knts.
Of course, I was a wreck the whole time...nervous and also sad that I wasn't there...and that my last sail was my [I]last[I] sail.

I need ideas on a super cool gift with which to thank them...around the $100-$150 range.
They both have their own boats...and are in their early 40's.
What great friends to do that for me...I just can't get over how lucky I am to have met such genuine, great people over the summer. Sailors rock!

Steak dinner?
Gift Certificate for gear/rigging/etc?
Foul weather jacket?
New gloves, etc?


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The guys were probably happy to lend a hand (maybe even honored) and no gift is required. They might even resist accepting an expensive gift for something they thought was only right to do. However, if you insist.... :-)

* A nice bottle of liquor is usually appreciated. How about a nice rum, scotch, or cognac?

* A neat sailing knife or multitool would also be good.

* Actually, anything gadgety. Flashlights, those headlamp things, etc. etc.

* Home-made brownies go a long way

* Nothing involving candles or soaps. Chocolates will be commandeered by their admirals!
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Sailchick,

You are a sweetheart to acknowledge their efforts with a thank you gift.

As a sailor from, shall we say, a similar "demographic", I'm always tickled whenever someone gifts me a certificate to a favorite chandlery (Defender, WM, etc). At our age we tend to budget for the necessities, and it's often hard to justify some of the luxuries. But a gift certificate changes the calculus a bit!


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Sailchick,

You are a sweetheart to acknowledge their efforts with a thank you gift.

As a sailor from, shall we say, a similar "demographic", I'm always tickled whenever someone gifts me a certificate to a favorite chandlery (Defender, WM, etc). At our age we tend to budget for the necessities, and it's often hard to justify some of the luxuries. But a gift certificate changes the calculus a bit!

I'll "Second" John.

If I could pick a gift for me . . . . . . I couldn't think of much better than wandering WM with a gift card in my hand. Does Sailnet have such a thing? that would be cool too.


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What about a tidal clock?
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Sailchick,

A gift is probably not necessary, I look at any day on anyone's boat as a gift. If they are single make them a nice dinner. If they are married have them bring their wives.

But home made cookies and/or brownies are great.

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Admit it, denby. You'd like some scented candles or bath soap.
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What about a tidal clock?
That won't do much good for them in Chicago. If I remember correctly the tidal range there is around 1" (yes, inch not feet)

I support the gadget or gift card idea.

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Who was it, I'll thank em for ya.
Thanks Guys!

Just kidding as I probably know them.
Anyway, its probably not necessaty, but a gift card to Ruth Chris's would be very nice.
(you did say 100 - 150??) Thats a lot. But the best steak house anywhere.

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