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.