OT: Best Xmas present you ever gave/received

Submitted by a different Jason on December 24th, 2017 at 9:30 AM
Gave: my wife nice jewelry. She says she doesn't like to spend money, that she will pick her own out, etc. Then she cries when I give it to her. Received: 1984, I was 10. My Dad got me my first piece of hunting equipment. The ripples from that one gift have almost ruined my life and marriage many times and I never properly thanked him.

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His Dudeness

December 24th, 2017 at 9:34 AM ^

SNES Christmas of 92 I think. We snooped and found it in the basement before Christmas. I must have played Mario Cart about a million times that year. The good old days.

A2toGVSU

December 24th, 2017 at 9:38 AM ^

Surprised my gf with a puppy 2 years ago. She cried. A lot. Dog is asleep between us as I type this.

Recieved: My grandfather's Marine Corps Rifle Expert pendant. Given to me shortly after he passed.

FreddieMercuryHayes

December 24th, 2017 at 9:40 AM ^

Best gift given and received are the same thing: no longer exchanging presents at Christmas with family. Saves so much time stress and money. Now we just get to hang out and enjoy the holiday.

will

December 24th, 2017 at 9:43 AM ^

Best received : The gift of salvation via Jesus Christ.

Best received as a child: Nintendo in 1986. It came out in 85 but we were poor. still no idea how my dad afforded it. My best guess is my grandfather pitched in, which was probably the biggest regret of his life. If I had a nickel for every time he said "turn off that boob tube and the blasted notoedo, it's a perfect day outside " I'd be rich. I swear I heard that during thunderstorms.

Best received as an adult: From wife, inappropriate for this thread.

Best given: custom tiffany bracelet with all our kids initials on it.

UMAmaizinBlue

December 24th, 2017 at 9:46 AM ^

It's a framed large picture of me and my wife (before we were married) in the front row of the student section cheering on Michigan. It was the 2011 OSU game and in the photo behind us is a girl stoically holding a "Beat Ohio" sign. I actually did cry when I opened it. Hanging proudly in our living room.

xtramelanin

December 24th, 2017 at 1:12 PM ^

we were definitely headed that way though, so although it was surprise timing, it wasn't a surprise in terms of what we wanted.  22 yrs ago tomorrow, and a bunch of kids later, that was a gift that makes all others pale in comparison.  i just hope i do my part to make sure she feels as blessed as i do.  probably not, but at least i have a clear goal. 

swan flu

December 24th, 2017 at 10:10 AM ^

Best gift received: well, Barcelona curb stomped Madrid in the classico yesterday and extended their lead to 14 pts and the other 3 closest teams in La liga also lost, so that was pretty great.

Best gift ever gave: a puppy

old98blue

December 24th, 2017 at 10:20 AM ^

Received- a replica of the Little Brown Jug actual size, gave-bought my wife a new car and just wrapped the key up. I put the car in her dad's barn with a giant red bow ( which the dealer made me promise to give back) she freaked and threw the keys when she opened the box. I was the guy who laughed at the Lexus and Mercedes commercials that have people getting cars for Christmas like who does that. Whenever anyone brings up the car for Christmas she likes to remind them she still had the car payments! 

rlwagens

December 24th, 2017 at 10:28 AM ^

Received: First satellite TV followed by 4 hours of dangling off the roof with my old man in December trying to get it mounted.

 

Gave: This year giving a Switch to my brother and his 8, 10, and 11 year old girls later today. Picked up Mario Odyssey for him (will be nostalgia overload for us both) and Mario Kart + extra controllers for the girls (might have to play Sunday Bloody Sunday on repeat tonight).