What's your most memorable gift?


wannabe cloggie
Nov 11, 2007
I saw in the LV forum someone talking about a present they were getting for Christmas that's a little disappointing.

It reminded me of the one of the first couple of years my DH and I were dating and he gave me a microwave as either a birthday or Christmas present, I can't remember anymore. I think I might have had to choke back tears, but now I kind of laugh about it. :rolleyes:

What are your more memorable gifts received?


Ready for Summer!!
Dec 20, 2006
One year before DH and I were married, I knew he was getting me a surprise gift but had no clue what it was. I am an artist and the tools are always so expensive, that I never buy myself the good stuff, only the "good-enough" stuff. So he drove up in my parents' driveway on Christmas day and somehow managed to pull a beautiful, top of the line full sized wooden easel out of his little Mustang!! To this day, I've never been so excited about a gift. He went out of his way to figure out the perfect gift--I had never even asked for an easel, but he knew how much I'd love it!

Fast forward 10 years, and this year I'm getting a new stove and some fur-lined Crocs :rolleyes: but at least that one time, he got me a completely awesome gift LOL!

Memorable gift the other way.......my SIL, who despises me (because I used to date her husband!), once gave me a movie that somebody had given her. She'd opened it, watched it, decided she didn't like it, and tossed it in a gift bag, no tissue or anything, and gave it to me. She is SUCH a lovely person!


Dec 12, 2006
I got my most memorable gift from my grandmother. It's an old monogrammed linen dishtowel, which belonged to my great-grandmother. It was one of the few things she could take with her when she had to flee during WWII.


1 <3 Lyndee!
Oct 19, 2007
Well, last year, FH got me a vacuum cleaner and a pillow. No joke! (I know I asked for them, but you would have thought he'd have gotten me something fun, too!)

One of my favourite gifts received was a portrait drawn by a friend of mine for my birthday, which you can see here: http://barcodegurl.livejournal.com/255183.html

The thought that someone spent hours (and lots of talent!) on a gift for me was really touching!


Sep 8, 2006
My husband had a friend of his(who is a very talented artist) take our favorite photographs from our first trip to England and paint a collage of them. It was a complete and total surprise! He gave it to me Christmas Eve with his family looking on. I just remember his HUGE smile through my tears and hearing his brother say "Way to go, Dude!"

It's hanging in our dining room. The "practice" sketch is framed and hangs in our bedroom.