With the holidays (and my birthday) coming up, I’ve been thinking a lot about gifts and what makes a good one. In my experience, the best gifts are the ones that show you know the person, rather than this year’s It item that everyone wants to get their hands on. In the spirit of giving, share the best gift you ever gave and the best one you ever got in the comments — maybe someone else’s brilliant idea will inspire one of your own…Best Gift I Ever Gave: I took black and white photos of street signs with the names of me, my sisters, and my parents (i.e., Catherine Street, Barbara Avenue, etc.) and had them framed for my dad.
Best Gift I Ever Got: I had favorite glasses growing up. They said “Bender’s Tavern” on them, which is the name of a restaurant in the city where I lived, and whenever I went to pour myself a glass of milk, I would always use one. Always. Last year, my mom surprised me with my own set of Bender’s glasses. It was so thoughtful and unexpected. I hadn’t even realized she had noticed I loved them so much.