The best gift you got FOR somebody

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  1. yarnwoman

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    I think the best gift I gave this year would have to be a gift I got my 16 yr old daughter. She has this obsession with the Christmas song "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas"
    Even though money is tight this year and presents were all bought. I was grocery shopping on Christmas eve and there in the store was a giant bright green(her favorite color) hippo. Ihad to buy it. When she woke up on Christmas and saw this big green hippo she squealed and they have been inseperable ever since.
     
  2. each1teach1

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    I bought my mom and my sisters picture frames. My mom's frame said "Like mother, like daughter: the best compliment there is." and my sisters' said "Sister, we'll always be close...you know too much." Inside of the frame I put a collage picture that I created at walgreens.com that lets you upload your own pics and then arranges randomly. I put about twenty different pics of my sisters and myself at different ages from toddlers to college graduation. They absolutely loved it. I made a copy for myself too to put in my classroom when I go back.
     
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    The year I worked for Goodwill (in the day care) I shopped for everyone at Goodwill. Everyone got at least 7 big boxes of stuff. I spent very little, since I got a discount. The family loved it. For the same amount of money ($40 each person) I was able to buy toys, clothes, and misc. The kids looked for the Goodwill boxes for years.
     
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    Hi EACH1TEACH1,
    I'm interested in that photo collage!
    I order my prints at WalGreens and I hadn't seen anthing like that on their site; but I'm sure I'm just overlooking it.
    Was it very expensive?
    Nice gift!
     
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    My boyfriend loved his merrell sneakers I got for him. I was surprised he liked them b/c he is SO PICKY. He was surprised I was able to pick out something for him that he liked. He said do you know how long it takes me to find shoes I like.
    I got my aunt and uncle a digital pic frame and my cousins and I uploaded pics on it, they loved it.
     
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    haha, my old roomie used to always give me a little hippo knick knack on Christmas because of that song.
     
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    I got it at Linen's and Things and they are going out of business, so it was pretty cheap. Under $20 anyway. And it will get good use - my sister already said she wants one for every birthday, and mom asked to borrow it for my other sister's birthday, too.
     
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    I LOVE it :) That's so great.
     
  9. each1teach1

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    Hi, if you're on walgreens.com, click on photos and then click on gifts. Under gifts is collage and prints. It's relatively cheap considering how much my family liked it. If you go pick it up at the store, they're 29 cents per collage print.
     

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