DH most likely making partner at work today....what kind of gift do I get him? *Update*

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Posted 12/12/2012 by NICU_nurse_Ashley in NSBR Board
 

NICU_nurse_Ashley
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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:19:28 AM
DH is up for making partner at his law firm today. I have no clue what to get him as a gift!

I hadn't given it much thought - but I should get him something (even though it's so close to Christmas and I had a hard enough time buying for him for that). This is a once in a life thing - a huge thing in his work career and a huge impact on our family, so I really think I should do something for him.

They won't be calling until this evening to let him know - late this evening after their partnership meeting (which we've been told has a lot on the agenda). It's a 99% chance that he's going to make partner (I have no doubt since he has been the top producing associate around for years.)

So, what would you do for your husband for a big thing like this? He already has a nice briefcase (I had suggested a new one for Christmas and he doesn't want one.)...he has nice stuff on his desk like his name plate and office supply stuff that he got when he graduated six years ago.

I'm at a loss for ideas - please help!

****Update****

We're still waiting on the call - the partners haven't even started the new partner vote yet, according to DH's coworker who just texted.

As for the gift, I got him a watch. I really hope he likes it. I know he won't be happy that I spent the money on it with it being right before Christmas and with us working hard to pay off debt. Hopefully he likes it, though - he deserves it - he's worked really hard to accomplish this. I would be a b*tch of a wife if I hadn't gotten him a gift with it being such a big accomplishment, so I'm happy with what I got him.

Now we just have to keep waiting. Thanks for the congrats everyone!


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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:21:20 AM
Does he have a good watch?



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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:24:40 AM
I gave my dh a Mont Blanc pen for a special occassion. He makes a point of using it to sign for all important documents in our life, buying our house etc. as well as everyday life too.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:24:59 AM
That is wonderful!! Does he play golf - maybe a gift card to his favorite course ?

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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:32:28 AM
Married to an attorney here.

I'd have a card with a note sharing how proud I am, a gift card for dinner somewhere nice to celebrate, and something for his office/desk like a nice letter opener, pen, etc.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:34:17 AM
I just wanted to say congrats. This is a huge accomplishment and shows that your DH has put in much effort in his career.

I am sorry I don't know on the gifts but the first thing I thought of was a very nice pen.



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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:39:42 AM
I don't know about a gift, but wanted to say congrats!

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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:56:29 AM
Maybe you could have an announcement printed up, something in a fancy script that says:

Mr. DH NICU_nurse_Ashley

today, December 12, 2012,

was made partner at Dewey, Cheatum and How Law firm.

We're very proud of you"
signed NICU nurse Ashley and little Ashleys



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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:14:41 AM
Painting for his office wall?

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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:18:09 AM
Congratulations! We went out for a really nice dinner that evening.



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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:21:31 AM
engraved business card holder?



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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:21:53 AM
If you can't think of anything he needs, I agree with the nice dinner at his favorite restaurant. Congratulations! I am an attorney too (but pretty much have been a SAHM shortly after passing the bar) and I know how much time he had to have put in to reach his goal.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:24:13 AM
Congratulations to your family. Definitely, dinner at his favorite restaurant and a sign or card. Please don't be offended by this, I just thought it was funny... A BJ is always well received and according to the other thread worth $40!!!

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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:38:16 AM
I was thinking along the same lines as IcedPea. Just tell him how proud you are of him and make his night a good one. Maybe a massage and...



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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:42:05 AM
I vote for a watch. Most men love watches, right???



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The first thing that came to mine is generally reserved for birthdays and anniversaries. or more appropriately

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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:14:21 PM

Dewey, Cheatum and How




Picnic and wine in the office on a day when he's not too busy. You'll have to take it from there...






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Posted: 12/12/2012 1:53:36 PM
Congratulations to your dh! Honestly, the first thought I had was get thee to Victoria's Secret! A nice dinner and then...


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Posted: 12/12/2012 2:06:27 PM
Meet him at the front door wearing a trench coat....and....well....nuthin else



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Posted: 12/12/2012 2:07:05 PM
...and then.



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Posted: 12/12/2012 2:51:28 PM

Dewey, Cheatum and How


This made me LOL. I have many attorney friends and they will love this.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 2:58:36 PM
I think the other girls have the right idea with the Victoria's Secret & BJ. I think my husband wouold appreciate that more than a letter opener....


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Posted: 12/12/2012 4:28:25 PM
A gorgeous leather briefcase.
A nice watch.
A mont-blanc pen.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 4:35:19 PM
Congratulations to him! Well done!

I agree with the Mont Blanc pen idea. Love mine, and dh loves his. And a little playtime later wouldn't hurt either.

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Posted: 12/12/2012 5:39:02 PM
"This made me LOL. I have many attorney friends and they will love this."


I bet they've all heard it before.

Congrats, Ashley!


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Posted: 12/12/2012 5:43:54 PM
Congratulations!

PS I agree with his favorite meal - and activity



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Posted: 12/12/2012 6:22:44 PM
When the woman down the street made partner, her husband bought her a BMW convertible.

A woman I worked with bought her husband a custom tailored suit with several shirts, ties and cufflinks engraved with the date.




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Posted: 12/12/2012 7:25:01 PM

When the woman down the street made partner, her husband bought her a BMW convertible.

A woman I worked with bought her husband a custom tailored suit with several shirts, ties and cufflinks engraved with the date.


Yeah...we don't have that kind of money! LOL.


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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:17:54 PM
When the board voted in my husband as CEO I didn't 'buy' him a gift....BUT, since I knew how stressed he would be...the first month or so I gave him a 'gift' every night and morning....


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Posted: 12/12/2012 8:17:55 PM
I hope the call has come through and you are celebrating right now. Congratulations to your dh (and you).

When my dh made partner we went on a couples trip. Nothing fancy but just a short getaway. We still talk about how much fun we had. When we got back I made a digital scrapbook made.

I am sure your dh will love the watch (you should have it engraved with the date).


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Posted: 12/12/2012 9:24:33 PM
If she's going to give him a "gift" every night and every morning he's going to not concentrate as much on work and may not stay partner long...lol.
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