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Two part question:

1- What’s the best Christmas gift you ever got?

2- what’s the best Christmas gift you’ve ever given?

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1. Got: My parents used to have a time share condo. When I was getting my greencard and wasn’t allowed to leave the US during Christmas they let us use their timeshare week at a place in the US Virgin Islands. So even though I couldn’t see my family I wasn’t moping in my apartment about it.

2. Given: That year everyone in my family and a few of my close friends decided to forego Christmas gifts so we could sponsor a Syrian family with 2 little boys to resettle in Canada. We’ve stopped giving gifts and just do donations now.

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1. I’m Jewish, but my Game Boy was pretty monumental ~30 years ago

2. This year I’m taking my husband to Paris. I’ve never gifted something so extravagant, and I’m super excited to give him the card telling him. Having a tough time waiting until the morning!!!

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1. My now-husband gave me custom slippers which each look like my bulldog’s head

2. My husband’s mom passed away. I gathered her handwriting from old greeting cards and had it made into a message on a bronze keychain. I later had her spaghetti and meatball recipe printed in gold foil and framed - it hangs in our kitchen. He makes it every Christmas.

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My sister gave me the complete Otis Redding box set one year. That was my favorite gift all time.

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An old girlfriend gave me the same gift literally 20 years ago this night.

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1. The year is 1999, all my cousins are getting shitty gifts and I see a little Sony logo in the corner of my half opened gift. It can’t be what I think it is... wait, is it? Oh shit, IT IS! It’s a freaking PlayStation! To this day the absolute best gift I’ve ever had.

2. My mom loves designer bags but she doesn’t make a lot of money so she never gets to treat herself despite working her ass off to provide for my siblings. Last year is when I started my career and I started being able to afford things I couldn’t buy before so I bought her a designer bag and jewelry. The look on her face and knowing that from now on I’ll be able to help her out if she needs anything was priceless.

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Received: grandfather bought me a trip across Europe when I was 18 and gave it to me right before he died.

Given: my dad took all family photos growing up on slides that were developed then put away and never seen again for 35+ years. I went through thousands of slides of family trips, births, parties, etc. and had dozens printed, matted and framed and created a wall-to-wall collage wall for my mom.

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Love your photo gift! That’s a lot of work, very thoughtful. I’ve been “meaning” to do something like this for over a decade. In my family though it’s mostly audio on cassette tapes- I don’t know where to start. My grandpa was a musician so he used to record us singing and telling silly kid stories about school and stuff. There are easily hundreds of these. One day..

Me. On both counts.

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Super Mario 3

Tickets to little shop of horrors musical

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I regifted a label maker...

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