I am shamelessly using a thirsty, the rules of which I don't quite understand, even now, to ask a rather ordinary question, yet one which the readership of this blog will be able to answer better than anyone I actually know.
A dear friend's husband is celebrating the fact that he finally got his PhD. I want to bring something, but am having a hard time thinking what that something should be.
I want to get him something special. He's a great guy, and this was really hard for him to finish. He almost didn't bother, the job market being what it is.
So tell me, what is a good way to commemorate this achievement? Yes, yes, I've already thought of booze, money, various bookstore gift cards, gifts relating to his various interests (all of which would be appreciated). But I am just wondering if anyone here received anything that was truly pertinent and memorable to mark such a huge, underappreciated accomplishment.