Pam's dad fell in love with penguins in Antarctica where he loved to visit. Family and friends would give him penguin ties for Christmas. He died around 2007 and Pam still had his ties which I made into a Victorian collar for her. You could consider it a $25,000 conversation piece given how expensive it is to visit Antarctica!
I worked in the corporate world for over 40 years. At last I get to do something fun!