December 18, 2010

Better to Give Than Receive...

So, what's the best gift you have ever given
to someone else?

9 comments:

  1. I think it would be the silver cross I gave to my Mom a few years ago. She's never without it and she still comments on it. I'm glad that she likes it and that she's my Mama!

    I love you Mom!

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  2. I think the best gift I ever gave was a video game I bought for my son that he never thought he would get. He gave me such a hug I can still feel it. And he played that game until he mastered it and then continued to play it until it did not work anymore. Nothing beats that. He was so happy and appreciative.

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  3. I once scoured newspapers, design magazines and other publications to find articles that included quotes made by a designer friend of mine. I then compiled the dozens of her quotes and fashioned them into a book which I gave to her for Cmas.

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  4. Hmmm, hard to say since that most important opinion is really the domain of the recipient. Anyway, one personalized gift I recall was for a musician friend who plays by ear. I created a song book binder w/sheet music generated from audio files of some of his original compositions. I also included picture collages for the ones written for his mother and daughter. I hope that it inspires him to keep writing and growing as a musician.

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  5. It's hard to judge what impact my gift may have had on someone else, but I'll always remember getting the child-size kitchen set (cabinets, stove, fridge) that my Dad built from scratch (complete with dishes and plastic food). My sister and I loved it, and I can't believe they gave it away when I we got older. I wonder if some little girl or boy is still playing with it now....

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  6. Jean E., Storyteller and Retired Rock PainterDecember 19, 2010

    When my younger sister graduated from high school, I presented her with a check, painted on a rock. Together we took it to the bank, and the teller kindly cashed the check, and attempted to cancel/stamp the rock with little success, then handed the rock-check back to me with an apology that it would be too awkward to include it in my bank statement. My sister got her cash....and the rock, and I got the story. That was in 1971 - the good old days!

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  7. This is a hard one. I try to think about the person and design a gift that they either need, want or WILL use. The best, huh? I would have to say that all the gifts I make with my hands are all the best. I usually have a hard time buying something for people.

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  8. This is a hard one. I try to think about the person and design a gift that they either need, want or WILL use. The best, huh? I would have to say that all the gifts I make with my hands are all the best. I usually have a hard time buying something for people.

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  9. Hmmm, hard to say since that most important opinion is really the domain of the recipient. Anyway, one personalized gift I recall was for a musician friend who plays by ear. I created a song book binder w/sheet music generated from audio files of some of his original compositions. I also included picture collages for the ones written for his mother and daughter. I hope that it inspires him to keep writing and growing as a musician.

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So, what's your take on this? Oh c'mon, share a little!