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    • Weewdy
    • By Weewdy 1st Dec 17, 7:12 AM
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    Personal trainer gift
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    • 1st Dec 17, 7:12 AM
    Personal trainer gift 1st Dec 17 at 7:12 AM
    Would love to buy a gift for my pt just to say thank you for his work over the last few months. We have also became good friends aswell. Anyone any ideas what i could get him?
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 1st Dec 17, 9:57 AM
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    Quite hard to offer any suggestions on the information you've given so far.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 1st Dec 17, 10:43 AM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 10:43 AM
    You could always try asking in the thread currently just below this one.
    Advice; it rhymes with mice. Advise; it rhymes with wise.
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 1st Dec 17, 1:14 PM
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    Presumably you are paying your personal trainer, as he is providing a service, in the same way you pay a cleaner, a gardener, or a child minder. How about a thank you card and a bottle of wine/box of chocs.

    A few months of training is a short time for you to have become good friends. No need to go overboard with a more personal gift.

    Ilona
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    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 3rd Dec 17, 8:09 PM
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    you could buy him running shoes.
    Originally posted by Fedez1234
    What if he's not a runner?
    Just because he's a personal trainer doesn't mean he's into running.
    • Ms Chocaholic
    • By Ms Chocaholic 3rd Dec 17, 8:10 PM
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    A bottle of booze
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    • Weewdy
    • By Weewdy 3rd Dec 17, 8:13 PM
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    Thanks for the suggestions so far. Unfortunately hes not a runner or drinker. We have been friends for around 6 months and hes helped me reach all my goals hence why i would like to show its appreciated.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 3rd Dec 17, 8:40 PM
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    Have you no idea whatsoever of anything he'd appreciate?
    Music?
    Books?
    Hobbies?
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    • By DCFC79 4th Dec 17, 9:42 AM
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    If your good friends as you say then surely you should have more of an idea of what gift to get.

    An Amazon voucher so he can buy what he would like whether its a cd, a film or a book.
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • IAmWales
    • By IAmWales 4th Dec 17, 11:52 AM
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    Have you no idea whatsoever of anything he'd appreciate?
    Music?
    Books?
    Hobbies?
    Originally posted by Pollycat
    These are things you'd expect a friend to know.

    I've a feeling OP is confusing friendship and someone doing their job.
    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 6th Dec 17, 6:35 PM
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    The first year with my PT I got him a mug from Amazon saying something about PT's on, and put a Nando's gift card & protein bars in it, and a few other bits. Had been with him a year then, 3 yrs on he's my best friend x

    Could also try a subscription to Mens Health
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 7th Dec 17, 9:38 AM
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    These are things you'd expect a friend to know.

    I've a feeling OP is confusing friendship and someone doing their job.
    Originally posted by IAmWales
    My wife has just bought “thank you” gifts for a load of people at work who were just doing their job. It isn’t that unusual.

    She hasn’t bought her personal trainer anything though. As far as I know.
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    • dunroving
    • By dunroving 7th Dec 17, 10:39 AM
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    As you don't know him well enough to pick something that is definitely suitable, go with the neutral - gift card for somewhere that pretty much anyone would use. John Lewis, Amazon, etc.

    A lot of suggestions could easily fall foul.

    Subscription to Men's Health? Maybe he's already got one.
    T-shirt? He's probably got enough T-shirts.
    Book? Maybe he's already got it or doesn't read much.

    A card with cash would probably be most appreciated.
    • Weewdy
    • By Weewdy 7th Dec 17, 5:26 PM
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    Thank you for all the suggestions. I have went with a gift card and aftershave.
    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 7th Dec 17, 11:57 PM
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    Wow, aftershave is very personal, more like what a partner would give than just a client, hope he likes it & doesn't have it. I thought you had a normal PT/client relationship hence suggesting general things
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