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Do Tell: What's the Best Gift You've Ever Received?

Do Tell: What's the Best Gift You've Ever Received?

I really love giving gifts. There’s something so gratifying when you find the perfect present and watch someone’s face bloom into a smile as she or he receives it. Still, I think the best gifts are those that can’t be wrapped and tied with a bow. Immaterial gifts usually require extra thought and foresight, and in my own life, seem to hold the most meaning. Ladies, do tell: What’s the best gift you’ve been given?


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opisnowpro opisnowpro 8 years
Last Christmas my huby gave me a puppy.... we love him so much!
graylen graylen 8 years
One of my favorite gifts was from my boyfriend. When we first met (in London!) he gave me book called Graphic Poetry. It is a beautiful book of poems that a whole group of designers made into art pieces. I loved it. I found out from a mutual friend that he'd searched a whole day to find something to give me that would represent both of our interests (I'm a designer and he's really into theatre/philosophy/poetry). My other favorite gift was from my cousin. He had many health challenges in his short life, and I was a very big part in taking care of him, taking him to school, standing up for him, etc. He was my world. He and my aunt gave me a beautiful ring when we graduated high school to thank me for all the love and support. He was over at my house and just handed it to me. It was so special to me. He passed away last year at 24 and the ring means even more now. I wear it to feel like he's still with me.
SweetnLow SweetnLow 8 years
I have two best gifts ever. One was from a long time boyfriend who knew my dorm room was super cold, so he gave me an electric blanket to "keep me warm when he wasn't there." The second was from a guy I had only dated once before Christmas. I mentioned COMPLETELY in passing some cookies that I liked- and he gave them to me for christmas. It was totally unexpected and very thoughtful. The best gifts don't have to be outrageous for me. I'm easaily bought.
cmd0610 cmd0610 8 years
Wow Greentea1203 you are seriously lucky if someone's still paying for your car-related stuff and you can afford it- that's beyond lucky! Anyhooo for my best gift gotta go with the money my parents gave me to pay for college.
laura1jl laura1jl 8 years
I happened to mention in casual conversation in front of my boyfriend that I only like the orange and white flavors of those little hearts with messages on them that you get for valentines day. And we were in college and broke at the time, so he bought tons of bags of those hearts and picked out all the orange and white ones and filled up a gift bag for me with them and a card. I'll never forget that one!!!
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
For college graduation my parents gave me a 2 week Mediterranean cruise!!! We went to Venice, Rome, Florence, the Amalfi Coast, Istanbul, Kusadasi, Marseille, Athens, and Mykonos. Best gift EVER! (They also paid for my college as well!)
Sporky Sporky 8 years
A framed 1st LP by my favorite group, signed by all three members A gorgeous watch A song about me The last 2 were from by wonderful bf :)
Greentea1203 Greentea1203 8 years
from a boyfriend: a mixed tape my ex gave me when we first met. from my parents: -my college education -my car -designer clothes (because I can't afford them myself!) -the fact that my dad still pays my car insurance and all the gas I use. (even though I'm 26 and can afford it myself...)
karlorene karlorene 8 years
my college education thanks mom and dad :-)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
From my parents ... 1. My college education 2. My braces wayyyyy back in the day 3. Laser treatment facials 4. Ballet, piano, and violin lessons for about 10 years 5. Trips abroad every summer
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
My iPhone, my bike, digital camera and New Year's in Cornwall. Then he broke up with me 2 months later. Ha ha ha.
havok636 havok636 8 years
my guy gave me his favorite t-shirt
mnp mnp 8 years
My baby shih tzu! =) And for the immaterial gifts, my parents' forgiveness for me being in a relationship with an abusive dumbass and to whom I was also engaged to...Good riddance!
brookrene brookrene 8 years
the barbie dream house and nintendo for christmas when i was ten...and my kitchenaid mixer that i got this past year. :)
CoconutPie CoconutPie 8 years
A goat. Last Christmas my husband bought me a goat on that will go to a family in need in Kenya.
Robyn-Tang Robyn-Tang 8 years
A framed black and white photo that was taken by a friend. It was gorgeous and the fact that he took it himself added an extra personal touch.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
my cat
northofantastic northofantastic 8 years
Pretty much anything my mother has ever gotten for me "just because" and the gorgeous Alice in Wonderland sweater that my BFF got my for Christmas. It's my favorite.
platinum89 platinum89 8 years
*current... haha dont get the wrong idea.
platinum89 platinum89 8 years
both of the gifts i received are from my currents boyfriend... on valentine's day we shared our first kiss (totally cliche i guess... but we were at a party at a friends apartment... it wasnt even for the holiday... we werent even together yet) and for my birthday (again, not together yet) he sent flowers to my house because I rarely saw him between classes... mind you at that point, he was only at my house once, so the boy has good memory of where i live (my family's not listed in the phone book).... the flowers were the icing on the cake on what made my day perfect.
saraleann saraleann 8 years
Braces College Education Speech Therapy Beautiful Wedding All from my parents!
jillerin457 jillerin457 8 years
One Christmas, my parents gave me money to buy an easel, along with a card encouraging me to pursue my art. It meant a lot. All through high school and undergrad, I was told I wasn't "an artist," because I don't do charcoal portraits of people or oil landscape paintings. But I am an artist, and my parents didn't want me to miss out on that. I've come up with some really great work on that easel.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 8 years
The best gifts I've ever received are not wrapped. They are the ones that give you lasting joy and peace, and that makes you smile forever. The kind of gifts that I know that are BLESSINGS from God.
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 8 years
My fiance bringing me back to live with him. My parents were very abusive... And Zach gave me that second chance. He drove 12 hours to come and get me, asked me to marry him, and our wedding is in less than 50 days :) I'm marrying my best friend. Materially, His Mom gave me my wedding dress (I picked it, she paid for it) as a gift from them to me.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
My now-husband wrote and performed a song for me and sent it to me. This was right when we knew that we liked each other but hadn't done anything about it yet since we lived 6 hours apart. He's a rapper and he wrote this beautiful song for me and he even did a little singing on it. It's still one of his best songs even after he's recorded so many more because of all the emotion in it.
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