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Warrior
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What's the best birthday present you ever got?

I'm looking for ideas for friends. Trying to think what mine might have been...
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A flight back to my childhood home. Ok this may be a bit expensive for you so perhaps something that really comes from the heart. take them on an outing but don't tell them where you are taking them, it just adds to the suprise and they will remember the day for years :cool:

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Posts: 289 | Registered: Monday, January 28 2002 08:00
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Of all the presents I've ever received, the one that meant most to me was a knitted woollen sheep.

I'm not entirely sure whether that gift will work equally well for all people under all circumstances, though.

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My feather quilt...*smiles happily* And good pillows. It's not the most exciting thing in the world, but when your sisters steal your blankets and claim they did nothing wrong(they stole the good pillows-now I only have flat ones :( ) it's nice to get a blanket that is obviously yours(I have the only feather quilt in the house :D ).
Other than that, if they've been wanting a book, that would be a good present, as is a computer game they've been wanting, etc. Or if you liked a book, computer game, etc. and you think they'll like it, that could be a good present. Or you could just get them a box of cookies. :P

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Well, WHY was the little woollen sheep the best present ever? Or is it too personal? :)

My friends all live far away in different countries. Just looking for general tips. What about the very worst present? For me, that would definitely be soon after my parents' divorce, when they both got me the same set of books for Christmas. Oyoyoyoy. Sorry, didn't mean to be too tragic. 8)
Posts: 147 | Registered: Tuesday, October 18 2005 07:00
Master
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That's not an easy question. i got many wonderful presents. I once got a new Imac, i got a new trombone... Maybe my nicest was the trip to Denmark and legoland.

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Posts: 3029 | Registered: Saturday, June 18 2005 07:00
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The iPod was pretty nice. Another great gift I received was a ticket to go see The Shins with my (now) wife.

How about a book? I know that I always enjoy receiving books on someone else's strong recommendation. The classics certainly work. One of my favorites is "The Phantom Tollbooth."
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Blades of Exile (the registered version). Enough said.

Speaking of birthdays, mine was yesterday.

[ Sunday, October 23, 2005 10:50: Message edited by: BainIhrno ]

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Posts: 626 | Registered: Monday, October 25 2004 07:00
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quote:
Originally written by Thin Air:

Well, WHY was the little woollen sheep the best present ever? Or is it too personal? :)
Handmade by someone close to me. Your friends may or may not be equally impressed by handmade gifts, depending on how sentimental they are.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
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Well, then. Happy Birthday Bain. Hope you had a nice day. Lots of presents?

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Posts: 1001 | Registered: Tuesday, August 19 2003 07:00
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Happy birthday, Bain.

IMAGE(http://www.lovescool.com/uploads/finishedcake.jpg)

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Posts: 818 | Registered: Tuesday, July 9 2002 07:00
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What's with giving a cake that you have obviously started eating. Shame.

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Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
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How do you know the other slice isn't behind it and cut out just so you can see the inside of the cake?

Besides, if I had started eating it, there would be more gone than that, as that cake looks delicious.

[ Sunday, October 23, 2005 18:37: Message edited by: Eldibs ]

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"Happy is the man that has wisdom and gets discernment. For having wisdom as gain is better than having silver as gain and having wisdom as produce is better than gold itself" Proverbs 3:14-3:15

The horrible part about life is, you'll never get out of it alive.

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Posts: 818 | Registered: Tuesday, July 9 2002 07:00
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It does look good.

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Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
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Happy birthday, I will have some of your cake please, Bain.

Anyway, best present I have ever recieved would be my MP3 player. I got it this year.

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Posts: 2396 | Registered: Saturday, January 29 2005 08:00
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Either my Bauer 5000 skates or my Louisville Response TPS stick.

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Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
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Last year I got a cute boy for my birthday. Unfortunately, we've since broken up, but that was a really good present.

Happy Birthday Bain. I hope it was a good one.

As for Thin Air's question, something personal is always good. If they're close friends, you should know their likes and dislikes. Listen closely to them.

For example, at my birthday party last year, a friend broke one of my wine glasses. The cute boy that I got for my birthday bought me new wine glasses for Christmas because he saw how upset I was about it.

Good luck on finding the perfect gift.
Posts: 81 | Registered: Sunday, June 6 2004 07:00
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The best birthday present I ever got was being reunited with my father after 2 years because he had some business to attend to in Europe. I know it doesn't sound like a fantastic present, but it meant a lot to me to see my Dad after not seeing him for a long period of time.

Edit: One word typo

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Posts: 220 | Registered: Monday, July 11 2005 07:00
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The best gifts I ever got were, a purple fluffy bath robe, a Giradellies chocolate coffee sampler, and the LotR dvd trillogy widescreen extended edition. And the reason they're my favorite gifts is because all the words in bold are a few of my favorite things, and those who got me the gifts paid attention enough to know.

Edit: Ok, so I got myself the LotR trillogy, but hubby let me even though he hates si-fi/fantasy. Considering our budget it was a very thoughtful gift indeed.

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My favorite gift ever was a bit more, um... destructive, than all yours. It was a MAK-90 assault rifle (semi-auto AK-47).

IMAGE(http://www.angelfire.com/ex2/e2ie/mak-90.jpg)

*note that picture isn't a picture mine, but modified to look like it (hence the white blobs).*

Perfectly legal in the U.S. because it's semi-auto only, and the assault weapon ban was lifted. And it was only like $400 at most. Very fun to target shoot.

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"We can learn a lot from crayons. Some are short, some are dull, some are sharp, some are tall. Some have funny names and they are all different colors, but they all learn to live in the same box."

"Happy is the man that has wisdom and gets discernment. For having wisdom as gain is better than having silver as gain and having wisdom as produce is better than gold itself" Proverbs 3:14-3:15

The horrible part about life is, you'll never get out of it alive.

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Posts: 818 | Registered: Tuesday, July 9 2002 07:00
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Go for personal/sentimental ones. The best present I got was a cuddle from a really close "friend". That, plus a hand-knitted wolly hat.

For others, I try to select a part of their personality and play up to it. For instance, my girlfriend loves yellow roses, So I got 11 yellow roses delivered to her house, one every hour. Then, for the last one, to make 12, I took it, and we had dinner. It resulted in the best day ever.

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Magazine subscriptions, if they are particularly suited to the receiver, can be great gifts too. Good magazines IMO include Atlantic Monthly, Harpers, New Yorker, and if you can afford it, Economist.

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My fav Birthday Present........
So hard to decide. I should pick that one time where I received a surprise visit from my mother (who was currently living in NY) when I was 11. However, I would be lying. I loved being able to throw a "no adults allowed" party when I was 14. Materialistically, it would have to be my bracelet given to me by my mother. Now, my fav present from a guy would be a tie from my best friend JC giving me a necklace (I thought it was the sweetest thing), and I surprise visit from my ex boyfriend who just happens to be one of my closest friends.

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My telescope. It was pretty cool, but I'm afraid the novelty is starting to wear off. :( It still works like a charm, though, and I'm quite happy with it.

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My best birthday present??
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I can´t remeber any...
Oh, maybe the Dragon ball toys, ovbiously fake, about $2...
But sometimes my parents give me money, and I aprecciate more that any present.

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