I had such a neat childhood - 10 children. Gifts only came on your birthday and at Christmas. The one that sticks out to me in particular is a blue star sapphire ring set in white gold that my mom and dad got me at my request. I was 15 and I still have the ring 36 years later and it is still beautiful. It represented to me that I was growing up and becoming responsible enough to have something nice. It was pretty much all I got that year and I still love it especially since my mom has passed.
Power Wheels. Every kid wanted one. Every dad wanted to screw with the motor to make it go faster. Every mom lost sleep over them. The day you opened up that box that was taller than you were was the greatest day in your existence up until that point.