What to get for the guy who has everything except US Citizenship?

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  1. Cindysphinx

    Cindysphinx G.O.A.T.

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    A friend applied for US citizenship, and it is about to go through. I would love to get him a gift, maybe giving it to him at the swearing in ceremony.

    Trouble is, I can't think of anything and I don't want to get him a baseball cap with a flag on it.

    The only idea I have had so far is to get a flag that was flown over the US capitol on the day he was sworn in as a citizen. I dunno, the schmaltz factor is kind of high.

    Any other ideas?
     
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  2. r2473

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    A form 1040 and your lawyers phone number

    and a supersized big mac meal along with a great all expenses paid medical plan.
     
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  3. scotus

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    Get him a US Open hat or towel.
     
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  4. max pl

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    my family was given a US flag from a friend.
     
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  5. Larrysümmers

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    an obama chia pet. cha cha cha chaia
     
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  6. Totai

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    A bottle of california wine, some wisconsin cheese, a maine lobster, a texas long horn T-bone steak, and to top it off, some georgia peaches for dessert!
     
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  7. chrischris

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    Apple pie , marshmallows , pumpkin pie and root beer in a smoothie with some Reddi wip cream on top :)
     
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  8. sureshs

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    Tell him he is now eligible to play in USTA leagues.
     
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  9. adamX012

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    LOL. Good Call.....
     
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  10. goober

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    eh? USTA will take money from anybody. US citizen or not...
     
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  11. SlapShot

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    But would he self rate at 3.5 so as to form a good 7.5 combo pair with a 4.0 woman?
     
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  12. sureshs

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    Non US citizens are only allowed to be ball persons in USTA leagues
     
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  13. sureshs

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    If the intention is marriage with the woman to get her a green card in exchange for a payment, it would be illegal as per the Code.
     
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  14. jswinf

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    How about a DVD of "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington"?
     
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  15. goober

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    uh oh I may have some illegals on my team. Please don't report me.
     
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  16. woodrow1029

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    No joke. Just look at the US Open National Playoffs!
     
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  17. atatu

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    Cindy, I would recommend a good book on the immigrant experience, there are several out there, perhaps "Towards a Better Life: America's New Immigrants in their own words: From Ellis Island to The Present" by Peter Morton Coan. This particular book is a collection of oral histories from a variety of immigrants.
     
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  18. Slayer_of_Kings

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    If you want to give him something that really emptomizes this country, it's history and it's people, give him a big 'ol gun. A nice big shiny one with a long barrel. Doesn't have to be a real one!
     
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  19. chrischris

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    Quite unlike any aspiring campaigner for the WH :)
     
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  20. Angle Queen

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    Cindy,

    Rather than a gift for/at his swearing-in ceremony...how about a "coupon" to take him out to lunch or dinner...on the first time he can vote. It might be a bit more off in the future, but if you get some one-on-one time with him (or with his family, depending on circumstances and your budget) on another meaningful day might be appreciated.
     
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