It was his way of telling me I had made a difference and I was touched.

I don’t want to use them to cook with as that seems rude, so I have a shelf full of bottles of wine which lovely people have given me that I have never got around to consuming.

For that reason I say that chocolates are probably a safer choice. Home baked goods The key advantage of the wine / chocolate gift is that they are meant to be consumed.

I am no stranger to the odd bottle of wine or box of chocolates, but a little brass plate on a stand was unexpected kind of gift from a student.

My student told me that, in his culture, it was a sign of respect for your teacher if you give them a ‘permanent’ kind of present.

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Mower Parts has a full line of parts including carburetors, tires, batteries, belts, blades, starters, trimmer string, PTO clutches, and much more.Wine / chocolates If you do decide to give a gift, in Australia wine is considered a safe, socially neutral choice.Unless, like me, your supervisor is not a big drinker.Last year at this time I did a post on what to buy a Ph D student for Christmas, so I thought I’d continue the tradition this year with one on gifts for supervisors.When I asked on Twitter what people were buying their Ph D supervisor I was surprised by the range of different responses.Some people had no idea what to buy and expressed interest in such a post because the etiquette for this situation is so opaque.