We have a thread about the best gift we got for Christmas, but since I get so much more joy out of giving, I thought it might be fun to share what the best gift we gave this year, and to share the recipient's reaction. There were several memorable reactions. My two older boys were excited about their snowboards, but they had an idea that they were coming, so their reaction was happy, but not over the top. The same with the youngest's snow shoes. So, in no particular order... Stuart received Electronic Battleship. When he opened it, he gave a little squeal and said "Wow, I got electronic battleship! I must have been a REALLY good boy this year!" I'm still chuckling. The only thing William wanted this year was Cross Country skis. Now, he didn't tell me he wanted them until 5 days before Christmas. Before that, when asked, he would shrug and say "nothing really". Remember, this kid is only 8. So, when he told me the Monday before Christmas that he wanted skis, I went into desperation mode trying to find them. I didn't have much luck, and got him snow shoes instead (he was there when I bought them, which is why he sort of had a clue what he was getting). So, one of the women I work with has much younger brothers. Her parents still had their outgrown equipment, and sent her home with the smallest set they had. They're a perfect fit for William. Now, they do need new bindings (they're at the ski shop now having them put on), but, when I told him I had the skis, the squeal he let out nearly ruptured my eardrum. He's so insanely excited! That squeal was worth every moment of desperate shopping! So, what were the best gifts you gave?