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Best gift you've ever received?


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#1 Brad  ONLINE  

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Posted Oct 8, 2020 - 4:08 pm

Another hopefully discussion-generating topic :P

 

Time to dig into those memory banks and share the best gift you ever received - could be from when you were a kid, could be recently.



#2 Elmck  ONLINE  

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Posted Oct 8, 2020 - 4:45 pm

Way too many to list so I'll share last years. My DS and DIL  sent me a calendar  last year with pictures of the grandkids (they do this every year) but on the last page of the 2020 calendar was an ultrasound picture of the newest grandbaby!! Now if only I could get to Wisconsin to hold her!!



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Posted Oct 8, 2020 - 5:11 pm

This was my all time favorite gift. Got it back when I was a kid in the early 80’s.

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Posted Oct 9, 2020 - 4:17 am

I think my favorite would be the one I used everyday - have since upgraded - but it was an Amazon Echo when they first came out.


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Posted Oct 9, 2020 - 7:07 am

My first thought was my mother's ring that I got a few years ago. I had been asking for one for years, so I was excited to finally get it.

 

I think, though, that the best gift I ever got was my playhouse my daddy built me when I was a little girl.  He built it in our den (converted 2 car garage), so they had the den blocked off and I couldn't get in there for a couple months then had to take it apart to get it outside after the big reveal.  It looked like a little gingerbread house. It was yellow, with brown trim. I'm not good at guestimating these things, but I'd say the floor space was probably 8x10. Real windows, Real door. My friends and I got a LOT of use out of that playhouse, plumb up to sleeping out there well into our teens. And then my kids and nieces and nephews got a lot of play time out there too before it was relegated to storage and ultimately had to be torn down.



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Posted Oct 9, 2020 - 12:35 pm

Original Atari system back in the 80’s.  We asked for it but wasn’t expecting to find it under the tree.  I knew my parents weren’t rich by any means and worked doubly hard to give us most of what we asked for every year.   I’ll never forget opening that box up because I knew what sacrifices must have been made to buy it for us.  



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Posted Oct 10, 2020 - 5:29 am

My DW wrapped up our second Childs pregnancy's test and that is a gift I will always treasure most



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Posted Oct 18, 2020 - 12:09 pm

The memories.

All the toys and "stuff" doesn't mean much anymore.

At the time, it was cool. But the memories of our family being together during the holidays means the most to me now. 


Merry ChrismaHanukwanzikayule Everyone! (I know it's early, but it's the best time of year, and it should last well beyond when it's fashionable!)

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Posted Oct 19, 2020 - 6:38 am

my best was when i was 13 . and got some water drop desk top thing from my dad. my parents were always together (and are still to this day) but my mom always did the buying and gift preparing. this was actually a gift my dad actually bought and WRAPPED (yikes lol) ad gave to me ... thats what made it special.. i still have it...


or... the kids gave me a box.. in the box were pieces of a wing written on. each one had a clue of who it was from.. and each child wrote 5 different ones. we played a game where i had t guess who wrote each one.. mannnn it was tough . but fun .



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Posted Oct 19, 2020 - 6:10 pm

My best Christmas present (although it was a few weeks early) was my marriage. :)  Here we are nearly 24 years later and still at it. 

Does it count if I bought it myself?  Last year my dad gave all of us 100.00 each.  So I used my money to get an Instant Pot and a Pioneer Woman set of knives.  Those have been the best gifts ever..lol.  



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Posted Oct 21, 2020 - 6:01 am

My best Christmas present (although it was a few weeks early) was my marriage. :)  Here we are nearly 24 years later and still at it. 

Does it count if I bought it myself?  Last year my dad gave all of us 100.00 each.  So I used my money to get an Instant Pot and a Pioneer Woman set of knives.  Those have been the best gifts ever..lol.  

I love my instapot. I am looking at the combo one this year with the air fryer built in it. 



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Posted Oct 28, 2020 - 3:20 am

Back in 2012 I dealt with some sudden health issues that put me in and out of the hospital for several months. My Grandmother gave me a Teddy Bear that sings "I've had a Bad Day" and a coffee mug that says something similar for Christmas that year. She has since passed on and I still consider those my favorite gifts because she was the one person that understood me and what I was dealing with.

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Posted Nov 14, 2020 - 7:36 pm

I have two favorite gifts:

 

The first was 15 years ago.  The first grown up gift from my nephew.  He gave us a wooden elephant.  What made it special was that he had seen an elephant figuring at our house years earlier and remembered that we collected elephants (We didn't, the elephant he saw had been from a previous owner of our house.). The thought was awesome.

 

The second was from my assistant eight years ago.  One day she asked me about green being my favorite color.  I let her know that my favorite color was blue.  I wore a lot of green because I bought my sweatshirts from a second hand store and more people give up green than blue.  The next day we exchanged gifts.  She gave me a blue beaded star that had each of the beads sewn together.  She let me know that originally she had a made me a green one.  She went home after our conversation and finished the blue star.  I don't know if I have ever felt so touched.


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Posted Nov 15, 2020 - 9:37 am

One year when I was a kid we went to Midnight Mass (because I was singing in the choir), we got home and opened some presents. I received an Atari 2600 and a couple games. I hooked it up while everyone else went to bed. I must've played until late into the night because in the morning everyone was ready for breakfast, I was fast asleep. As an adult, maybe my Sirius radio w/lifetime subscription.




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