so in someone else's post about soloing, someone mentioned it's 'normal' to get your CFI a gift when you solo. being that I'm close to solo, I had already picked up a couple of cigars for us and planned on getting him a bottle of wine as well. the bottle is probably more for his wife, who puts up with him spending a lot of time at the airport (there's always multiple txt msgs waiting for him after our lessons..."where are u", "when r u coming home" yadda yadda). but I just wanted to get a feel for what others have given their CFi's as a thank you for your solo? thanks.