Friday, August 15, 2008

What'd you get?

I like to ask people about their favorite gifts. So today I'm going to start a new game that we can play from time to time called "what'd you get". Here's the rules......there are no rules. Just tell me about a gift you received that pops right into your mind as being a favorite. It might be something that cost nothing that had incredible meaning or something that you know set the other person back a bit. Whatever it is, I just want to know why it was thoughtful and meaningful to you. So here goes...what'd you get?

6 comments:

Courtney said...

most recently my surprise party that my husband organized. Getting my family and friends in my house, complete with my favorite foods. And he was such a perfect hostess making sure no one ever went without a drink in hand!

Krissy said...

This is so tough! Within the last year, I'd have to say my favorite was a stack of handmade cards my husband made (he's not crafty, but knew I would love it) for our anniversary. I will keep them forever ;)

Claire, said...

Oh I just did a post similar to this on my blog. Sort of. I called mine show & tell, I featured a gift my mother made for my little girl then I wrote about a gift my Mother-in-law sent us. Both great gifts!

white^rabbit said...

A friend gave us a sourdough starter ("the chef") that was from the original one from San Francisco almost 200 years ago. (We're in Portland, Oregon.)

We work w/our hands every week (who needs a gym?) + behold the magic of "the chef's" work.

Each time we break away a piece of the bread from the two loaves, gift a loaf away, or give someone their own starter from ours, we are reminded that it's one of the best gifts of all: one that keeps on giving while nourishing the body, heart + soul.

And if anyone is interested in a quick, delightful read about a woman who leaves her life to start anew as a baker in Seattle, I highly recommend "Bread Alone" by Judith Hendricks. An unrelated gift from another friend after we provided them w/their own "chef".

Teal Chic said...

My favorite would have to be the puppy I got when I was 13. My parents surprised us, and bred our dog. I thought he was at the vets for a couple days. On Christmas day I noticed in my stocking a card that said my puppy would be born in January, and I'd get him in February. Ricky was the best present in the world. He was the best gift ever! :)

jae said...

These are all great! Notice how each one has thought in it and isn't really monetary. We'll have to do this again!