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Hi all,

I'm turning 21 in a couple of weeks, and my parents want to know what I want, around (and not really any higher than) the £1000 mark. My sister got diamond earrings, though I don't really want to be the same as her.

I definitely want something that is going to last, and that I possibly that I can wear to work (I'm either becoming a lawyer or banker - have an IBD internship this summer and a training contract offer from a law firm already).

Does anyone have any ideas? A watch, maybe?

Cheers!

Comments (41)

  • MissNG's picture

    Does it have to be 1 item? You could also go shopping for a few staple items to celebrate your entrance to the working world. (College wardobes normally need a re-vamp/be burned in a bonfire. Well, unless you'll be able to swindle that out of your parents anyway.)

    "Dont compromise yourself; you're all you've got" - Janis Joplin

  • Determined's picture

    Spend it on a one of a kind experience like traveling to Brazil and backpacking with a friend.

    Talent is hitting a target no one can hit.
    Genius is hitting a target no one can see.

  • sayandarula's picture

    i 2nd the burberry trench. disclaimer: i'm a meterosexual dude.

    Money Never Sleeps? More like Money Never SUCKS amirite?!?!?!?

  • WSOusername's picture

    not sure how that translates to $s (i also just realized i have no idea how to type the pound symbol, lol) but id go for an event as opposed to an object. Either travel, rent somewhere out for a party w/ friends, something like that. good times > objects

    GBS

  • Kassad's picture

    Get a round-trip ticket to Shanghai or Hong Kong and buy a whole new wardrobe as you party your ass off and eat shrimp for a week.

    Equities are for chumps.

  • In reply to Kassad
    Determined's picture

    FSC wrote:
    Get a round-trip ticket to Shanghai or Hong Kong and buy a whole new wardrobe as you party your ass off and eat shrimp for a week.

    You highly overestimate the value of ~$1610. The flight alone will cost around $1000. Good thing no one is giving you that much money.

    Talent is hitting a target no one can hit.
    Genius is hitting a target no one can see.

  • In reply to Boreed
    MissNG's picture

    Boreed wrote:
    Ask them to give 1000 quid to charity in your name.

    If she was the type of person to do that, she probably would have thought of it already.

    "Dont compromise yourself; you're all you've got" - Janis Joplin

  • ginNtonic's picture

    royal wrote:
    I definitely want something that is going to last, and that I possibly that I can wear to work

    Just making sure all of you guys who are saying take a trip, donate to charity or offering themselves, have read this.

    Also for those of you never had girlfriends, girls like things. Especially things they can show off to other girls. While a trip to Ibiza or Cannes would be nice, it's only good if a girl already has everything else in terms of things fulfilled.

  • bfin's picture

    red bottoms.

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  • In reply to ginNtonic
    Tommy Too-toned's picture

    ginNtonic wrote:
    royal wrote:
    I definitely want something that is going to last, and that I possibly that I can wear to work

    Just making sure all of you guys who are saying take a trip, donate to charity or offering themselves, have read this.

    Also for those of you never had girlfriends, girls like things. Especially things they can show off to other girls. While a trip to Ibiza or Cannes would be nice, it's only good if a girl already has everything else in terms of things fulfilled.

    Girls like that... just pump 'em and dump 'em. 10k handbag = divorce waiting to happen. Damn birds...i thought you monkeys knew how to play the game

  • In reply to ginNtonic
    Disincentivy's picture

    ginNtonic wrote:
    royal wrote:
    I definitely want something that is going to last, and that I possibly that I can wear to work

    Just making sure all of you guys who are saying take a trip, donate to charity or offering themselves, have read this.

    Also for those of you never had girlfriends, girls like things. Especially things they can show off to other girls. While a trip to Ibiza or Cannes would be nice, it's only good if a girl already has everything else in terms of things fulfilled.

    I think a trip to Ibiza or Cannes would enable you to show off your worldly exposure to those who matter - The people who would appreciate that you left your country and interacted with others than your girlfriends.

    But what do I know, I don't even have girlfriends :(

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  • In reply to Determined
    Kassad's picture

    Determined wrote:
    FSC wrote:
    Get a round-trip ticket to Shanghai or Hong Kong and buy a whole new wardrobe as you party your ass off and eat shrimp for a week.

    You highly overestimate the value of ~$1610. The flight alone will cost around $1000. Good thing no one is giving you that much money.

    Hey, I hadn't seen the exchange rate in a while! Thanks for pointing that out.

    OP, take the cash and run. To the bank, I mean.

    Equities are for chumps.

  • Aimez's picture

    I would ask for a beautiful, good quality, swiss automatic watch. My dad bought my brother and I one for Christmas, by far it's my favourite piece of jewellery, and I can wear it to all my meetings without worrying if it's too showy, because it has a practical purpose.

  • In reply to design
    bfin's picture

    The answer to your question is 1) network 2) get involved 3) beef up your resume 4) repeat -happypantsmcgee

    WSO is not your personal search function.