What was your favorite Christmas gift?

Martha - posted on 12/29/2008 ( 92 moms have responded )

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Did your husband do anything sweet for you over the holidays?

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Virginie - posted on 12/31/2008

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I checked Brenda's picture. It is so amazing! Totally reflects how motherhood feels like sometimes ;o) What a beautiful daughter, you have though!

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The best gifts that I got was the gift of spending another Christmas with those that love me and watching my daughter's face as she opened her gifts. She was so excited and happy.

Virginie - posted on 12/31/2008

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My favorite Christmas gift was to watch our son opens his presents sitting on his dad's lap. My husband was so sweet helping our little one (13 months) tear off the wrapping paper, bits by bits.

Colleen - posted on 12/31/2008

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oh my! my UGG slippers. i just love them. i swear, i would sleep in them if i could LOL!

Lenae - posted on 12/31/2008

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my favorite is the mp3 player with all my favorite songs already put on it from my husband. He's so sweet! He wasn't supposed to get me anything, but he can never resist the last minute urge.

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Christmas with my family is in itself always the best gift -- probably corny sounding but very true. I truly think it is better to give than receive, and giving to my three children is the most enjoyment of all. Also, my husband bought me my first digital camera and I love it - and my sister had a photo enlarged and framed for me that was taken of Donny Osmond and me when I met him at a concert 35 years ago! I was so tickled over that!

Linda - posted on 12/30/2008

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my favorite christmas gift was a yellow house coat from my son jason along with a DEAR MOM Plague the verse is beautiful, brought tears to my eyrs. ty jason I LOVE YOU too

Avia - posted on 12/30/2008

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My favorite was the kamono i got from my bf's mom and the slippers and robe set from my friend

Jennifer - posted on 12/30/2008

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My husband made me a music video using my kids pics from 2008 song he used was "I am your child" by Barry Manilow.. and posted it on my FB page..

Pamela - posted on 12/30/2008

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He gave me a hope ring. At least that is what I am calling it. Sometimes during the day at home with two little ones I get overwhelmed and loose sight of the many blessings I have in my life. The ring has different colored stones all around the band and it just reminds me of hope!

Pam

Lisa - posted on 12/30/2008

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My husband gave me art supplies--paints, brushes, etc. to inspire me again. I used to paint years ago, but had not done so in a long time, so that was a thoughtful gift to get my creativity flowing! Plus, our 22 month old Madison loves to paint, so we will have a fun activity to do together.

Kara - posted on 12/30/2008

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Well my favorite gift was from my husband. He is in Iraq right now and it has been hard without since we just had our first baby (Zoey). On Christmas Eve I recieved a dozen long stemmed red roses and the sweetest card also there was a gitf card for our daughter to toys r us with a funny picture of him in the tank he commands. It was super sweet and it made me feel like he wasn't so far away. :-D

Jill - posted on 12/30/2008

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My favorite Christmas Gift was having my dad with us one more year. He has pancreatic cancer and had surgery on the 22nd to hopefully remove the tumor. However, it didn't turn out that way. He is inoperable but we got to have one more Christmas with him. Albeit in the hospital, we learned that every moment in life is precious. I am training to run a 1/2 marathon with my brother and sister at the end of June. It is for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness. We are going to be Russell's Rugrats in honor of my dad......Now I just have to raise the $3500 entrance fee!

Sandy - posted on 12/30/2008

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I had one day over the holiday that was just for me. I didn't have company or have to go anywhere. I sat in 'my' chair and watched movies all day. It was wonderful.

Lydia - posted on 12/30/2008

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Hi I am new to this.. My favorite Christmas gift was my son! He was born on Dec. 9, 2008. I told my hubby that he was my Christmas present. He is a sweet baby and very good. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year..

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My favorite gift this year was to see both of my boys! The oldest is pretty much estranged from me since my divorce several years back, but I did get to see him for a few minutes. Pray for healing. It hurts bad when your kids write you off.

Gretchen - posted on 12/30/2008

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My husband got me a 'relaxation set' into which he included a basket with new slippers, popcorn, chocolate, and some DVDs of my all time favorite movies, with a coupon for free time to enjoy those goodies! What a guy! And my oldest two kids, ages 12 and 9 spent their babysitting money on two small dollar store nativities for me (I collect them) and they even made me a stocking stuffer! I'm blessed with such thoughtful children and wonderful husband!

NancyJane - posted on 12/30/2008

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My favorite Christmas gift was to have our whole family together. To have my boys together for Christmas and to be filled with love and happiness.

Lynda - posted on 12/30/2008

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I unfortunately came down with a really bad head cold over Christmas.. bad enough that we had to return home rather than stay with my younger sister until Boxing day as planned.. Hubby had to return to work but he made the considerable effort to get home in the early afternoon all week instead of the usual early evening so I wouldn't be alone all day with our somewhat vibrant 10 year old.. and just to add my comment.. I love the panorama posted by Brenda.. brilliant work!

Stacey - posted on 12/30/2008

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We couldnt afford to get each other presents this year, but the I would say that the best gift would be that my daughter was here to celebrate. My husband and I lost our first born two years ago and christmas was hard to celebrate until this year, we had our daughter in october so christmas this year but much better!

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my husband was working night shifts at Christmas, finished his last shift x-mas morn. But the gift he gave me was helping with making dinner, and with all the clean up afterward.

Johannah - posted on 12/30/2008

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I got diamond earrings. They're very pretty. He picked out just the right ones. I have wanted some like this since we got married 17 years ago.

Jodi - posted on 12/30/2008

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I got a Wii Fit Balance board you can do Yoga and running, push-ups my favorite is the YOGA I love YOGA. Now if I can get my husband and the kids to give up the Wii for an hour I can workout.

Kathy - posted on 12/30/2008

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Spending Christmas with my partner and our son in Punta Cana. Also, my Lululemon hoodie!

Susan - posted on 12/30/2008

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I am truly blessed. The longer we are married, the sweeter and more attuned to me my husband becomes. This year, he helped our two sons (7 years and 3 years) pick out gifts for me. I have wanted to learn origami for years, so my 7 year old picked out an origami kit. My 3 year old picked out a lovely tree of life necklace. My husband got me a Good Karma tee with "home sweet home" on the front under a pic of the earth. And of course, he tells me and shows me he loves me everyday with all the sweet nothings he does. Blessed!!

Bernadette - posted on 12/30/2008

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hi my favorite christmas and most precious gift i recieved for christmas was my mom is still alive, she had a mild heart attack a couple weeks earlier and now she is doing fine...i couldnt ask for anything more than that.

Jessica - posted on 12/30/2008

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My husband didn't get me a thing. I do all the shopping, including getting me gifts for myself. So I guess he got me an iPod and some clothes.

Dianne - posted on 12/30/2008

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For Christmas. the most precious gift was having my family around. And this very special gift given by my soon to be mother in law. Was two pair of homemade slippers. I sure had a tear in my eye when I opened that. Reminded me of my grandmother when I was a child every Christmas she knitted slippers and I sooooo looked forward to receiving them from her. Since she went to see Jesus. Well I sure have missed getting those special slippers every year. So this was a pleasant surprise. I also received a Tim Hortons coffee maker. My son of 15 worked for a couple months to buy this for me. He said mom your worth a million. Well I'll tell ya. I gave him the biggest hug. What a young man I have. My finacee gave me a razor amongst numerous other things. What a Christmas. Guess I must of been good this year right. LOL......santa was very good to me. Sending a very special Happy New Year to all. I just know it will be a better Year for all.........smiles

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My daughter is my favorite gift of all time. My birthday is the 23rd, hers is the day before. Now that she is older, seeing the Holidays through her eyes is the greatest gift of all.

Evie - posted on 12/30/2008

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I finally got a Kitchen Aid stand mixer! WhoooHoooo. It did not come from my husband completely, I used a gift card, my hubs pitched in $100 and I threw down $50, but I got it. And I have been asking santa for one for years.

Gab - posted on 12/30/2008

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Brenda: That photo is incredible! Your husband must be very talented, creative and patient to be able to put that together for you. It also gives you so many different versions of your daughter so that you can look at the photo over and over again and still see new parts.

LInda - posted on 12/30/2008

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my most favorite gift this year was my childrens faces ...as they opened their gifts. when my 4 year old daughter threw her arms around my neck and told me that she loved me and i was the best just melted my heart..and that was for giving her an educational gift...

Roula - posted on 12/30/2008

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I live in the country of jordan and gifts are only given to children. the only gift I got was a perfume set from the states and I did not expect it, it was sooooo nice to get it specially the part that it was not expected.

Jessica - posted on 12/29/2008

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My husband did something sweet for me over the holidays by helping me as much as he could. He grocery shopped for the Christmas dinner supplies, kept the kids while I shopped, and took them out for a day so I could "power wrap". That's just to name a few! Those kinds of things are better than anything wrapped in a box!

Felicity - posted on 12/29/2008

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The best prezzie I got wasn't from my husband it was from my children's daycare centre. They kept a scrapbook of all the girls activities through the year and included photos. They also made a calender each of the girls. I thought it was wonderful and so did everybody else.

Shannon - posted on 12/29/2008

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My husband got me tickets to see the Radio City Rockettes! I was so excited, I have always wanted to see them in person.

Raelene - posted on 12/29/2008

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I received gorgeous ruby & diamond earrings and matching necklace we usually only buy little things for each other for Christmas as we are trying to save but he surprised me this year!

Sherry - posted on 12/29/2008

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I received two pedometers/fitness trackers! Now I have to choose one to keep. But, I was so happy that my sister and boyfriend even thought to get me one. I plan to make 2009 a much healthier year.

Brenda - posted on 12/29/2008

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For Christmas my husband gave me a framed panorama of pictures he took of our daughter and I at the park. He said it made him understand how I felt sometimes! The picture is of me standing in the middle of the park and about 30 of my daughter running all around me. Some days it really does feel like she is in more than one place at one time, everywhere and getting into everything! The joys of being a Mommy, I wouldn’t change it for the world! If you would like to take a look at the picture, titled Delaney at the Playground, you can see it at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/picandrew

(FYI: click on the picture and then click on “All Sizes” above it to be able to select the original size!)

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