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What was your best Christmas present this year?

  1. rlaha profile image77
    rlahaposted 5 years ago

    My best gift was hanging out at home with family.

    1. MickeySr profile image87
      MickeySrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm not sure I can zero-in on an actual "best"; my oldest daughter put together a tray of cheeses and salami, etc, and I always love that. and, this was a DVD to Blu-Ray upgrade Christmas . . . my next daughter got me the full set of the classic "The Prisoner" tv series, the next daughter got me a collection of Terry Gilliam favorites (Baron M√ľnchhausen, Brazil, Time Bandits), between the rest of my kids I also got "North By Northwest", (the real) "Planet Of The Apes", "Pulp Fiction", etc, and my youngest son got be Clapton's most recent "Crossroads Guitar Festival" and a Johnny Winter (in the 80's) concert disc.

      And this year we all picked names to give a hand-made gift to. My daughter-in-law had me and she gave me beautiful framed old photos of my ancestors  (from my http://mickeysr.hubpages.com/hub/Those- … Your-Story hub)  . . . she gave me a set of 6 photos, so that 1 can eventually go to each of my kids, for posterity.

      Once again, I got lots of great stuff for Christmas . . . that's what happens when you have 6 kids (& 12 grandkids) who all grow-up into really special people.

      1. rlaha profile image77
        rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wow! All of your presents sound wonderful!

    2. AEvans profile image72
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We didn't exchange gifts this year, we just spent it together enjoying each other. smile

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    mame8posted 5 years ago

    a life size pushie of my favorite character. about 30 inches

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds interesting... which character?

  3. WriteAngled profile image91
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    The Welsh language edition of the book about 100 places to visit in Wales before you die. Amazon only had the English language edition, but my daughter tracked it down for me.

    A food processor from my other daughter that does not need me to have a PhD in engineering in order to put it together and take it apart. I have been wanting an easy way to grate vegetables for some time, that does not result in grated fingers as well. I did buy a food processor some time back to do this, but it was so complicated to assemble that I was unable to remember how to do it.

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow the book sounds interesting!  Yes, machines can be way too complicated. Hopefully you were able to figure it out though!

  4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image89
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    A full sized wooden rocking horse with a real horse hair mane and tail, leather tack etc. I have always wanted one of these so I am thrilled. I have called him 'Diablo'.

    (courtesy my Husband).  big_smile

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! Nice!

  5. Mighty Mom profile image91
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    Hubby always gets me wonderful gifts and this year was no exception.
    But the most special present I'd have to say is a dreamcatcher my son had made for me during his recent visit to Colorado.
    I am not a dreamcatcher-y type at all.
    But this one was handmade FOR ME. He picked out the stones and crystals and told the maker what he thought I needed in my life. It came with descriptions of what the stones' powers are. He even included a jeweled cross, as he knows that's a part of Mom's spirituality.
    It blew me away and made me cry.
    Of course, the fact that he is moving to Colorado within weeks also made me cry. So having him here to share Christmas with was very, very special.

    Everyone's gifts sound delightful and you can tell how much thought was put into them to please the giftee.
    MM

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Handmade or handpicked are the best types of gifts! I am so glad you were thrilled with it!

  6. hazelwood4 profile image82
    hazelwood4posted 5 years ago

    My stepson bought me a smoker for Christmas. I am looking forward to using it too.

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Nice!

  7. Earl S. Wynn profile image85
    Earl S. Wynnposted 5 years ago

    My favorite gift this Christmas was being able to spend a three-day weekend with my beautiful, awesome wife. Also, she bought me a power drill! smile

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hey that's always the best-spending time with those you love smile.

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    Muldaniaposted 5 years ago

    Presents are the least important part of Christmas for me.  Although I prefer buying them for others, rather than receiving them.  The excitement of unwrapping presents has gone a long time ago.  The presents I've had are good, but they are just material things at the end of the day.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No, gifts are not always just material things.  My wife bought me a large tablet, intended primarily for reading e-books.

      I downloaded 3 yesterday and have finished the first.  The first time in several years I can read a book for more than 30 minutes or so without my old eyes hurting so bad I have to quit.  The lighted screen and larger print make an enormous difference.

      She has given me my reading ability back, and that is not "just another material thing".  At least not to me.

      1. rlaha profile image77
        rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Sounds great!

  9. blondepoet profile image80
    blondepoetposted 5 years ago

    two kilo of prawns on the table

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Food is always a great gift smile

      1. blondepoet profile image80
        blondepoetposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh I agree especially these little babies...come to Mama smile smile

  10. gryphin423 profile image81
    gryphin423posted 5 years ago

    I'd have to say it is a toss up between the one cup Keurig coffee maker or the Versace perfume. Both are really big treats from my wonderful husband. We have now agreed to not buy each other presents any more and just go out for a really nice evening on the town together. After all, do we really need these things? Might as well spend the money on a memory is our thought. Time with your loved ones is indeed the best gift!

  11. Sustainable Sue profile image91
    Sustainable Sueposted 5 years ago

    My favorite was a little one. My nephew bought me white sage incense with a beautiful fall leaf incense holder. When I burned the incense it reminded me of being smudged during some very special times I'd had with Native American ceremonies some years ago.

  12. AshtonFirefly profile image82
    AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago

    My fav was a designer make up set my bro and his wife got me for Christmas. 90+ eyeshadows, lipcolors, blush, etc. etc. I always apply crazy make-up colors. Needless to say I was ecstatic

    1. MickeySr profile image87
      MickeySrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I admit that fashion is something that totally eludes me as a concept . . .  I just don't 'get' the interest or attention at all to fashion, but, having acknowledged and admitted that - you are far too pretty to fiddle with adding multi-colored powders and creams to your face . . . dark hair, dark eyes, great jawline - don't mess with it.

      1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
        AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol aww thank you for the compliment smile
        I just love colors and such, so it's an artistic thing for me...I love doing it for other people too and I don't do much other than eye makeup and lipstick. I don't use creams or anything anything on my face because it makes my face feel stiff like I'm a store mannican or something....

        1. MickeySr profile image87
          MickeySrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I remember, way back in the cowboy days when I was a kid, girls used to get these life-sized doll heads (I think they were Barbie doll heads) to comb it's hair and put make-up on it, etc - I recall thinking how delighted I was that I was a boy . . . seemed like the lamest gift I could imagine. But, my wife has to check me before I leave the house or I'll go out in slippers and sweatpants - having a care for fashion is a mystery to me.

      2. rlaha profile image77
        rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        True, messing up your skin with makeup can make your skin age faster.  You should use make up in moderation. smile

  13. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 5 years ago

    What's a Christmas present? I didn't get any at all.

    1. AshtonFirefly profile image82
      AshtonFireflyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      sad

    2. blondepoet profile image80
      blondepoetposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Awww Izzy really?
      How?
      Why?
      Oh that's really sad....sad

      1. rlaha profile image77
        rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Aww that is really sad sad sorry to hear that! How about a belated Christmas and New Year "HUG"?  Hope it helps!

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    logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago

    My best present was the smiles on the faces of those received gifts from me!

    1. MickeySr profile image87
      MickeySrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      . . . so, nobody got you anything huh?

      1. blondepoet profile image80
        blondepoetposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I hope they did or else I'm a going to crack de whip

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          logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Please, and wear your special leather outfit when you do! smile

    2. blondepoet profile image80
      blondepoetposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I would have got you something but I didn't have a addy (slang for address) LMAO

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        logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Your happiness is all the gift I require!

        1. blondepoet profile image80
          blondepoetposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Aww Logic come here and I will give you a big kiss and a hug....hurry the last roo leaves Wackawacka station in half hour.

    3. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      How about a HUG? Sorry you haven't received anything yet.

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        logic,commonsenseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the hug!
        Material things are not as precious as those gifts of caring and thoughts!

        1. rlaha profile image77
          rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You're welcome! Hope you have a Happy New Year!

  15. dipless profile image83
    diplessposted 5 years ago

    A trip to the theatre and some quality time with the missus.

    1. rlaha profile image77
      rlahaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow! What did you see there?

  16. BfoBarney profile image61
    BfoBarneyposted 5 years ago

    The best present I got this year would have to be my brand new ping pong table! I spend about 4 hours a fay playing it and battling it out with my family and friends.

  17. DonnaCosmato profile image96
    DonnaCosmatoposted 5 years ago

    My best and favorite Christmas present this year was my Kindle Fire. Since I normally carry a book wherever I go (you never know when you will get stuck in a long line at the grocery or post office), it is more convenient and gives me more options than just reading. I also love the fact that I can check my email while my son is doing his martial arts form for the umpteenth time:)

  18. breezy0311 profile image60
    breezy0311posted 5 years ago

    My best Christmas present was knowing that my mother was being well cared for in hospital after suffering a heart attack in the early hours of Christmas Eve morning. 

    The next best present was our son coming home from University for Christmas... These things are priceless!!

 
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