Do you remember your favourite gift?
As an adult, I was taught Christmas presents are for children and so gifts are mostly symbolic, to show someone was thinking of you but they aren't supposed to dazzle. That all changed when I met Paul. He puts a huge amount of thought into gifts and therefore generally gives really thoughtful and special presents. He's given me some really amazing gifts, each of them somehow changing how I do something or other. The ones that stand out the most:
- My first iPod (which sadly was lost when my backpack was stolen in London). When I got it I didn't completely appreciate it but over the course of a year it became vital to my life and happiness.
- An orange KitchenAid Mixer. This gift rocked my world — I'd wanted of these stand mixers for years and this one is such a cool color. I use it a lot for cooking and baking. Every time I use it I remember what an indulgent gift it was and how surprised I felt opening it.
But the best gift ever? The Christmas Paul gave me The Treehouse as a space to house our stories. :)
Are gifts important to you? What's your favorite present you've gotten in adulthood?