I'm thinking that I should probably get something for the people who wrote my recommendations. Actually, I'm thinking I should have done this a month or two ago, but I'm a procrastinator.
If you've done this, what did you get? I hate getting people gifts that they'll never use and will just sit around their house or office, so I lean towards not getting people physical items. Gift certificates and food are my most common gifts. Sometimes recipients even get gift certificates for food. I've occasionally given people donations to charities on their behalf, but that's always risky if you don't know what they care about. I know one of them is a big supporter of breast cancer related charities, but have no idea about the other two.
Anyway, I'm leaning towards food. Maybe making each of them a batch of cookies or something like that. Then I spent time on them, which is what they spent on me. Is that a reasonable idea?