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    Default Birthday Gift Ideas for co-workers

    So its that time of the year again where I have about as many birthday parties to attend to as there are days in a week...which makes me run a little low in terms of ideas for b-day gifts.

    luckily they are all my female co-workers, and i have a tendency to buy better gifts for girls than guys *seriously...what can you buy a guy these days that doesn't cost $300+ and be good?*

    so I'm open for any and all suggestions as to what i can give as gifts for female co-workers...some are better friends then others but i'd like to keep the gifts as "unfriendly" as possible knowing how they have some posessive boyfriends who have a tendency to get a bit weird when i'm around their girlfriends...

    I don't plan on spending big bucks due to many reasons...something around $10-$20 value

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    Gift card to a favorite restaurant always works.

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    gift cards are non existent here in Hungary...otherwise i would be all over them!

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    Some nice lingerie should work well in this situation

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    Gifts for girls? Diet pills. Dishwashing gloves. A new feather duster. It's hard to go wrong with any of those.

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    gift cards are non existent here in Hungary...otherwise i would be all over them!
    Wow. That is different!

    I'm at a loss. Do restaurants offer gift certificates then?

    If not maybe a coupon book for a free massage or two.

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    I've waited for PD to give me a Lambroghini for my birthday. I'll let you know when I get it.
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    I've waited for PD to give me a Lambroghini for my birthday. I'll let you know when I get it.
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    Wow. That is different!

    I'm at a loss. Do restaurants offer gift certificates then?
    It's because their restaurants are good.

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    Some nice lingerie should work well in this situation
    Only if sexual harrassment lawsuits are also nonexistent in Hungary.
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    Depends on the female co-worker.

    Older - something practical. A set of bath towels, cookware, kitchen knives (we're not talking crazed co-workers are we?), cutlery board, spice rack, etc.

    Younger - CD's are good if you know their tastes and what they have already. A car accessory if they have a car. Gift cert for a manicure/pedicure - if you have those (gift cert's) in Hungary. Dunno what it is about manicure's and pedicure's but all the women say its very relaxing. Full makover's good but pricey. Scented candles are good if they're part of a gift basket type thing - can go along with stuff you may find in a gift shop or sidewalk sale - I often package that with some honey, jam and potpourri I get from a shop at a local orchard. Accessory type non-sexy stuff like a nice scarf or a hat.
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    Sammich making devices.

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    Gift card to a favorite restaurant always works.
    That's what I usually do for people's birthdays when I don't know what to get. You can't go wrong with that unless the restaurant sucks.

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    Bull Durham: "Candlesticks always make a nice gift."

    I think something self-indulgent. Some kind of spa treatment or a manicure/pedicure.
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    What about giftcards from candle shops?

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    Only if sexual harrassment lawsuits are also nonexistent in Hungary.
    everyone hooks up with each other in the offices here...so even if there were sexual harrassment scenarios...the people aren't as uptight about it as they are back in US...

    thanks for the gift ideas all! Managed to get a few small things from scented candles to coffee set to plush toys...managed to get by with it...will save those voucher ideas for massages/etc for closer friends

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    How about money in a card?

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    How about money in a card?
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