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    Default what to get boss who is retiring?

    so my boss has finally decided to retire. retirement party is on the 30th (New Years eve for us accountants ).

    what is an appropriate gift to bring along for him? I've been there almost 4 years so I do feel it's appropriate to give something. just unsure what to get!

    he's 68, loves red wine and footy, otherwise fairly typical Aussie fuddy duddy type definitely very old school.

    aside from red wine (which we have given him every year as a Christmas gift at the annual Xmas party) I'm stumped. it's a very small workplace plus I'm on mat leave currently so clubbing together with others probably isn't the best idea or easy to organise.

    I'm thinking something for his retirement to enjoy could be a good theme?

    ok hubbers, hit me with the best you got!

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    If money permits, how about a gift voucher for a nice local winery?
    I know that you live close to me (Melb west), so would suggest Shadowfax Winery at Werribee mansion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Marigold~ View Post
    If money permits, how about a gift voucher for a nice local winery?
    I know that you live close to me (Melb west), so would suggest Shadowfax Winery at Werribee mansion?
    oooh yeah good idea! boss lives on the other side of town but I like this idea a lot so thanks!

    I also just had an idea of a hot air balloon ride for him and his wife?? no idea how much that costs or whether it's a good idea but it seems kinda cool??

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    oooh yeah good idea! boss lives on the other side of town but I like this idea a lot so thanks!

    I also just had an idea of a hot air balloon ride for him and his wife?? no idea how much that costs or whether it's a good idea but it seems kinda cool??
    The hot air balloon ride sounds amazing, as long as there aren't any height phobias! Personally I can't even ride a ferris wheel so that's my only concern.. !
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    I think the hot air balloon is a fab idea, but it can be exxy. Or so I've heard.

    I organised for my previous (and favourite) boss a signed jumper from his favourite footy team. I thought it was a bit naff but he loved it.

    Any idea what the wife likes?

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    just checked red balloon and hot air balloon rides are $300+ pp. so definitely out of the question, unless a few of us went in together. maybe I'll send an email asking if anyone is interested?

    how did you organise the signed footy team jumper? that's a great idea too.

    other ideas I've had since browsing red balloon (feel free to comment/criticize):

    nice pen
    set of steak knives (lame??)
    nice set of red wine glasses

    his wife isn't into that much that I'm aware of. she's big into patch working/quilting but I can't see that translating into a good gift idea lol

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    leather monogrammed travel set

    helicopter joy ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    how did you organise the signed footy team jumper? that's a great idea too.
    I bought the jumper from the teams website.

    The wine glasses are a good idea. You can usually get 4 + decanter from Riedel for a reasonable price. And it's likely something he'd use.

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    ok so I think I have the perfect gift.

    I texted a guy from work who said he's prob going to buy the boss a caravanning guidebook. I totally forgot they're planning to buy a caravan and hit the open road.

    so I'm thinking a subscription to a caravan magazine and a set of 4 travel wind glasses should be a good idea. for inspiration and for use on the road.


 

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