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Need a gift suggestion
« on: December 17, 2018, 11:07:31 AM »
My Godson has 12/26 as his birth-date.  So, Uncle Godfather has to double up next week.  He has been accepted to Marquette for next fall.  His Grandmother, also a proud Marquette alum, and I have already loaded him up on MU logo gear.

I'm looking for a suggestion that would be appropriate for a young man about to enter college.  Something for the dorm room, etc.  Thoughts?   
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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 11:36:45 AM »
An MUSCOOP login. This is where the real education occurs.

It’s probably far enough in advance that most things haven’t been bought. A mini fridge or TV are always winners.

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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 11:44:50 AM »
Beer bong? More seriously a deccent blue tooth speaker if he doesn't have one would be a good bet.  I went off to MU 10yrs ago and I really appreciated getting a pretty massive speaker the christmas before.
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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 11:46:47 AM »
Buy him this cool vase.


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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 11:47:54 AM »
A knockoff on Piper's suggestion, but consider a portable karaoke machine. 

It's the Rob Deer of Christmas presents... you're either going to knock it out of the park or you're going to go down swinging.
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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2018, 11:48:12 AM »
Stored Value Loyalty Cards for Ricky's, Wales on Wells, the Lanche, Hegarty's, George Webb, and Angelo's. Nothing demands respect better than a loyalty card. And privileged access to these Marquette institutions ensures the young man's education will be rounded and balanced. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 11:49:20 AM »
A knockoff on Piper's suggestion, but consider a portable karaoke machine. 

It's the Rob Deer Gorman Thomasof Christmas presents... you're either going to knock it out of the park or you're going to go down swinging.
"I don't care what Chick says, my mom's a babe" 

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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2018, 12:02:19 PM »
My Godson has 12/26 as his birth-date.  So, Uncle Godfather has to double up next week.  He has been accepted to Marquette for next fall.  His Grandmother, also a proud Marquette alum, and I have already loaded him up on MU logo gear.

I'm looking for a suggestion that would be appropriate for a young man about to enter college.  Something for the dorm room, etc.  Thoughts?   

Does he like sneakers?

https://www.nike.com/launch/t/air-jordan-xxxi-low-marquette/

Sold out awhile ago on Nike, but can find them:

https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-jordan-31-low-marquette-897564-406/available-sizes

https://stockx.com/air-jordan-xxx1-low-marquette

Or various reputable ebay sellers

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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2018, 12:14:27 PM »
So yo, eye always follow dis valuable addvise:
   
   Gifts accepted, money preferred, aina?
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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #9 on: December 17, 2018, 12:18:25 PM »
Does he like sneakers?

https://www.nike.com/launch/t/air-jordan-xxxi-low-marquette/

Sold out awhile ago on Nike, but can find them:

https://www.goat.com/sneakers/air-jordan-31-low-marquette-897564-406/available-sizes

https://stockx.com/air-jordan-xxx1-low-marquette

Or various reputable ebay sellers

Since you seem more familiar with the re-sale shoe market than I am, have you seen the all gold set that Sam is wearing these days?  I love those, but haven't been able to sniff them out anywhere.

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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2018, 12:19:49 PM »
Beer bong? More seriously a deccent blue tooth speaker if he doesn't have one would be a good bet.  I went off to MU 10yrs ago and I really appreciated getting a pretty massive speaker the christmas before.

Related.... Google home mini or echo dot

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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2018, 12:26:43 PM »
Beer bong? More seriously a deccent blue tooth speaker if he doesn't have one would be a good bet.  I went off to MU 10yrs ago and I really appreciated getting a pretty massive speaker the christmas before.
Yeah, I remember being pretty pumped that my Freshman year roommate had a boom box WITH A CD PLAYER!!!  I remember thinking, damn, he must be rich.

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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2018, 12:27:26 PM »
Since you seem more familiar with the re-sale shoe market than I am, have you seen the all gold set that Sam is wearing these days?  I love those, but haven't been able to sniff them out anywhere.

These?



I wish those were available...those were Jordan XXII's and were PE (player exclusive) and never sold in retail.  Occasionally a pair will pop up on eBay but are $$$$$ (north of $600 or $700).

 

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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2018, 12:29:45 PM »
Yea, that's them.  I'd pay a pretty penny for a pair, but that is way to steep for me.

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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2018, 12:31:09 PM »
A keg tapper is always appreciated at that age. 
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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2018, 12:31:57 PM »
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« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2018, 12:36:45 PM »
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Great idea too...

Bluetooth is probably the way to go, depending on your budget...some either love or hate Airpods, Jaybirds are nice, Beats I think get a little but of bad a rap, but they are solid...then you have your Sony's, Bose, JBL,  Sennheiser...

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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2018, 12:41:04 PM »
Great idea too...

Bluetooth is probably the way to go, depending on your budget...some either love or hate Airpods, Jaybirds are nice, Beats I think get a little but of bad a rap, but they are solid...then you have your Sony's, Bose, JBL,  Sennheiser...

Big fan of my jaybirds for the gym.

Probably wouldn't be as comfortable for being at the library/studying for a long time. Would definitely try to find some over-the-head ones for that situation

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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2018, 12:45:21 PM »
Stored Value Loyalty Cards for Ricky's, Wales on Wells, the Lanche, Hegarty's, George Webb, and Angelo's. Nothing demands respect better than a loyalty card. And privileged access to these Marquette institutions ensures the young man's education will be rounded and balanced.

Pull up your pants, your age is showing.

OR

Put all that money on a Ricky's giftcard. 
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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2018, 01:51:09 PM »
Not sure how 'much' you like your godson .. An Echo Show is $180* these days.  Then their parents can just 'drop in' on him at any moment, CIA style.  Heck, they should go halvsies.

Amazon gift cards are .. the king of the gift cards.

This might not be for him, but a fave in my family is http://prepsportswear.com .. type in any name and they have a school (or will make one for you.)

Example:  https://prepsportswear.com/college/us/mascots/seattle/hilltoppers?schoolid=2909015

The best part is you can pick your sport/activity.  My son is currently wearing a zip-up with his name, and "FIGHT CLUB" which is the most ironic thing I could find.  (Use coupon code HOLIDAYVIP for 35% off..)

* Sale ended, it's now $230.  It'll go back down.



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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2018, 02:40:23 PM »
Not sure how 'much' you like your godson .. An Echo Show is $180* these days.  Then their parents can just 'drop in' on him at any moment, CIA style.  Heck, they should go halvsies.

Amazon gift cards are .. the king of the gift cards.

This might not be for him, but a fave in my family is http://prepsportswear.com .. type in any name and they have a school (or will make one for you.)

Example:  https://prepsportswear.com/college/us/mascots/seattle/hilltoppers?schoolid=2909015

The best part is you can pick your sport/activity.  My son is currently wearing a zip-up with his name, and "FIGHT CLUB" which is the most ironic thing I could find.  (Use coupon code HOLIDAYVIP for 35% off..)

* Sale ended, it's now $230.  It'll go back down.

Wow...that site is really cool.  I could have a lot of fun on there.  And spend a lot of money.

I think a Marquette University "Prom King" sweatshirt (with his name on the back, natch) would make a great gift for Sir Lawrence's Godson.


Actually, with two in college right now, I'd add my recommendation of one of the Echo/Dot/type products.  Even better if it's one of the ones that doubles as a good bluetooth speaker.
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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2018, 03:09:39 PM »
Thank you all.  As usual, this has been both helpful and entertaining. 
Ludum habemus.

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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2018, 08:05:55 PM »
Gift cards to culture.

« Last Edit: December 17, 2018, 10:13:31 PM by real chili 83 »

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« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2018, 10:02:56 PM »
Sonos One speaker

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« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2018, 07:34:55 AM »
If he's an active American male, get 'im a few boxes of somethin' that's rather embarassin' for a 18 yo dude ta stand in line wit and check out at the Walgreen's counter while everyone stares at ya, aina?
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Re: Need a gift suggestion
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2018, 08:38:20 AM »
My Godson has 12/26 as his birth-date.  So, Uncle Godfather has to double up next week.  He has been accepted to Marquette for next fall.  His Grandmother, also a proud Marquette alum, and I have already loaded him up on MU logo gear.

I'm looking for a suggestion that would be appropriate for a young man about to enter college.  Something for the dorm room, etc.  Thoughts?   

My birthday, too. Straight cash homie.

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« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2018, 08:53:19 AM »
Just happened to find this today.  Great stuff here:

https://vintagebrand.com/l/college/t/marquette-warriors
Have some patience, FFS.

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« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2018, 09:03:00 AM »
If he's an active American male, get 'im a few boxes of somethin' that's rather embarassin' for a 18 yo dude ta stand in line wit and check out at the Walgreen's counter while everyone stares at ya, aina?

Tampons and pads to be accommodating for female guests?

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« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2018, 09:17:15 AM »
Tampons and pads to be accommodating for female guests?

anyone can menstruate now.  don't be exclusive.


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« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2018, 09:21:37 AM »
Sir

There really are some very solid suggestions on this thread. Maybe you could rent him your and the Commish's former apartment for a party spot. It seemed to be a good location when I was in high school.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope all is well.

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« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2018, 09:32:22 AM »
Sir

There really are some very solid suggestions on this thread. Maybe you could rent him your and the Commish's former apartment for a party spot. It seemed to be a good location when I was in high school.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Hope all is well.

Perhaps his junior year.  Good times!  Larry Christmas to you and yours! 
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« Reply #31 on: December 18, 2018, 10:33:11 AM »
Whatever the gift, wrap it in a sheet of Arby's coupons.  It adds a nice touch.

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« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2018, 10:10:55 AM »
anyone can menstruate now.  don't be exclusive.

It's always been menstruation, not womenstruation.  Coincidence?

Just like it's uterus, not uteryou.  (Thanks, Homer J)
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2018, 10:22:47 AM »
Just sit him down for a long conversation, and tell him how proud you are of him. Tell him you know he is going to have a great life, that you know he will be a wonderful contributor to society, and that you will always be there for him if he ever needs you.

That will be better than any material object, something he will truly appreciate and value.



Ah ... who am I shyttin'? ...

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« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2018, 10:44:56 AM »
It's always been menstruation, not womenstruation.  Coincidence?

Just like it's uterus, not uteryou.  (Thanks, Homer J)

Menstruation, menopause.

Men are involved in most aspects of female misery.
Have some patience, FFS.

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« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2018, 11:30:10 AM »
Menstruation, menopause.

Men are involved in most aspects of female misery.

Ha, I like this.

Just the other day, I said I was hot and my wife said I must be going through "male menopause." I told her that for males it's called "womenopause."
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« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2018, 12:25:57 PM »
Sonos One speaker

Solid.  Got this for my godson's (my MU roomates's son) HS graduation last year and he loved it.

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« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2018, 04:41:58 PM »
Menstruation, menopause.

Men are involved in most aspects of female misery.

And are, therefore, the source of their own misery.
Wow, I'm very concerned for Benny.  Being able to mimic Myron Medcalf's writing so closely implies an oncoming case of dementia.

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« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2018, 05:01:14 PM »
Ha, I like this.

Just the other day, I said I was hot and my wife said I must be going through "male menopause." I told her that for males it's called "womenopause."
Manopause
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« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2018, 08:42:56 AM »
This might not be for him, but a fave in my family is http://prepsportswear.com .. type in any name and they have a school (or will make one for you.)

Much to my (very pleasant) surprise, my wife found this website independently.  One of the things I asked for this Christmas was something from my high school.  Didn't care much what it was -- shirt, hat, etc.  I went to a small high school halfway across the country, and I really didn't give much thought to how she might get it.  But she found this website and bought me a great sweatshirt.  All embroidered and really nicely done.  It's a Russell sweatshirt, and they're always really nice.

In summary:  before I thought this seemed like a really cool website; now I have seen their work first hand and recommend it highly.
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« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2018, 10:37:00 AM »
Excellent.   Looks like your wife is reading Scoop too.

I've placed a half dozen orders over the years .. good stuff.   My kids love it.  Just sent a couple of Assistant Coach shirts to my sisters..