Need A Suggestion Of A Tennis Gift

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  1. Cindysphinx

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    A teammate gave me a nice and expensive gift (a tennis dress). I want to reciprocate with a nice tennis gift at Christmas. My budget is $100-$125.

    Here's what I know. She already has two fairly new rackets (Puredrives). She takes lessons at her club. She loves to watch tennis and attend pro tournaments.

    I was thinking of putting together a little variety pack of strings. Maybe a pack of Versus gut, and a bunch of other strings you guys suggest.

    I know that she once strung her racket with gut, but she didn't like it because the strings became loose very quickly. This makes me think the problem was the string job or the string, but maybe I shouldn't go down this road of suggesting that she try a better gut or a hybrid string job just because I like gut.

    I could get her a nice tennis jacket, but I haven't seen anything on the market that is really special.

    I could get her tix to Legg Mason when it comes to town again. Yawn. The league gives out free tix, so how special is that?

    I could give her a gift certificate for a couple of lessons at her club. I dunno. That doesn't feel very special.

    Any other ideas? What do you think of the variety pack of strings idea?
     
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    Complete set of TW apparel - shirts, hats, water bottles, etc.
     
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  3. r2473

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    Give her a couple bagels and a few breadsticks.
     
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    Gift certificate.

    Given where you are located either here on TW or that place on Pulaski Hwy. :)
     
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    I wouldn't recommend getting strings as a gift. Being a gift, shouldn't you want it to be something that they'll remember? Strings will break and that will be that.

    I think either an outfit, a racquet bag, or a gift certificate would be the best idea.
     
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  7. LuckyR

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    Get her a jacket from her favorite Grand Slam, or an autograph from her favorite Pro.
     
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  9. Cindysphinx

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    Oh, wow. This may work.

    For my 50th birthday, a friend got me a Wimbledon towel with my initials embroidered on it -- like I'm Serena or something. It is such a cool gift that I have not dared take it out of the house for fear of losing it.

    I will poke around and see if I can get her an Australian Open jacket.
     
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  10. Cindysphinx

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    OK, how about this? $70 US, from the AO.

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    I got my friends $100+ gift cards from TW. They're 20% off right now too. I know people think it's cheesy to give cash or gift cards, but hey, they're both tennis players and used them on whatever they wanted. One of them bought the Asian edition of the Barricades, something I thought looked ugly and would have never bought them for him, but he's happy.
     
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    I love it. Boy, she is cute...
     
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    I wouldn't get someone strings. Most of the people I know are pretty particular about their strings. Plus she already said she didn't like gut when she tried it. Gift certificates are nice, but doesn't show you put a lot of effort into something. I'd go with some kind of apparel, bag or both.
     
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    Dick's Sporting Goods had some Wimbledon cans of tennis balls. Four-to-a-pack on sale for about $4. I know, I'm cheap.
     
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    Any chance of getting tickets to next year's Legg Mason Event? Since it's not available yet, you can always draw a ticket and give it to her (gives it a personal touch)? Sometimes the best gift is spending time with someone you have common interest in. That way, everyone has fun!
     
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    That looks like a winner.

    The string assortment idea sounds like something a husband (who strings and plays a lot) gets his wife (who plays once a month and thinks of Mantovani when she hears the word "strings.") Like buying your wife a bowling ball when she doesn't bowl--a nice, heavy black one mysteriously drilled to fit hubby's big fingers.
     
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  20. Cindysphinx

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    There is one other possibility.

    She wears a certain nike shoe, and hers are bald. They have it on sale at TW for $70 in her size.

    So which is better -- AO jacket or shoes?
     
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  21. athiker

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    AO jacket if you know she really likes that tournament. Shows you have been listening...not just noticed what shoe she wears when trying to think of a gift. Plus do you know if she likes the shoes? Shoes are definitely more practical however if she already has a lot of tennis wear.
     
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  22. LuckyR

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    More practical? The shoes, of course. But gifts are supposed to be impractical, get the jacket.
     
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    Man, it looks like seventy bucks goes a long way down under. How much for just the jacket? ;)
     
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