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What’s an appropriate non alcoholic gift for PMDs who supported my milestone for SC?

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Somewhat old school but whatever you do, I’d recommend a handwritten note as well. Gift giving in general is more about personalization and appreciation vs trying to buy the right thing.

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As others have stated, a gift isn’t necessary BUT, if there is someone that really supported you and you feel inclined, a good non-alcoholic beverage would be a nice cider from a local vineyard. Strawberry or peach or something nice for the summer would be nice.

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Send a cringeworthy LinkedIn post to your network once the promotion becomes effective and tag all of them saying how much their leadership and guidance helped you preserve through adversity… say they were the dog. (Please don’t do this.)

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Lmao

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Like others said… gift is definitely not warranted. This is just normal stuff. A thoughtful note on how you’ve learned from them and look up to them goes SO much further than a small gift anyhow.

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D3 what did you give them as congratulations gift?

A thank-you email. The only time it’s appropriate to give seniors a gift is when they write your MbA recommendation

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Damn if I got jordan wine for SM promotion push i be pissed… get Opus One or Sassica… at least put in effort and dont be cheap

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O’Doul’s

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No one likes a kiss ass

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A fat blunt

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A nice note is appreciated, but a gift just makes things awkward for multiple reasons. I’d advise against it.

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I have no idea why people think gifting up is such a big deal. One of my team members gave me a gift for getting promoted to MD - I was surprised and very grateful.

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A gift kind of makes the promotion less worth in my opinion, it’s as if you felt that you don’t deserve the promotion, got it anyway because of your PMO and therefore have to buy smth to even it out for your conscience… as others said, express your thanks in a personal call instead 👍

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Nothing beyond a thank you letter, handwritten if you are inclined

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Looking for added perspective. If you have a go to SM or SC, who you’ve worked with 60 hours a week on 10+ engagements over the course of two years - would that change your perspective?

Also I do want to strengthen the professional relationship to the extent where it’s not just transactional but also meaningful - like a hunting pack. Idk if it makes sense

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Crack

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I just sent a nice email 🙂

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Can’t go wrong either with taking them for coffee…. Not sure if you are in the same city though or what their and your feeling on Covid is

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Handwritten Thank you not, home made cake or sweet, whiskey stones (if he drinks), or if you’re feeling generous, a trip to Hawaii

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Chocolate

Läderach, Teuscher are great Swiss brands. Vosges has some cool packaging for gifts. Royce is a great Japanese brand with different flavors and products in general

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Candy box… you can’t go wrong with flowers

I would say yes for a gift if it is more than a professional relationship. If not then a thank you note should be sufficient. It should not be perceived as give and take IMO

So at this point, OP. I hope you listen to us and scrap the gift idea

We all have those. The advice still applies. It’s not appropriate to gift up, typically. And they could afford anything anyway. The best thing you can do is give them something heartfelt. Phone call, written thank you, etc.

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