Favorite gift this year?
Not that this is what it's all about but did anyone get a stand out gift (or two) this year?
We gave mom her own laptop this year and I think it's definitely the best one given at our house this year.
I'm pretty in love with the new camera flash I was given - and the Ipod dock (yeah I am way behind the times in technology).
Anyone else get something that they weren't expecting/love/etc?
Actually, yes. Someone gave me an emergency radio. Except for (miraculously) the phone, I was cut off from communication for a week during Sandy. I had flashlights and hot water bottles, but I had let my tiny battery radio get damaged by old batteries. Now I have this lovely hand-cranked radio that will get me through any tempest--which I hope I don't have to endure for a good long while. When I took the radio out of its wrappings, I burst out laughing with delight. Seldom have I received such an ingenious, perfectly thought out gift.
I put one of these on my wish list and my cousin got it for me. I did have a working radio, phone lines and internet via iphone access during Sandy. However, I wanted a hand crank one so I wouldn't have to worry as much about batteries. He said he wanted to buy one for himself....
Originally Posted by Olympia
My most surprising gift was a Roku box. However, I'm not sure if I really need it - i can already stream via my TiVo. I have to do some more research before I decide... Anyone have any input?
My father-in-law made me a shelf to put on my kitchen counter so I could have my favorite/most-used cookbooks within easy reach. It's really sturdy and I think it will prove quite useful. Currently I just pile up the cookbooks and for so long I wanted something where I could feel my cookbooks were in place without having to go ot my bookshelves, which were on the other side of the house.
Gotta Have Music
For Chanukah, my husband surprised me with a Pandora bracelet (the woven one). He included a few charms, most notably a figure skate!
The "Figure skating - a history" book, wonderful! I've already read half of it!