Thursday, December 29, 2011

favorite gift

Hi there.  How is everyone doing?

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday, and that Santa was good to you. 

My hands down favorite gift of Christmas day was a book.....that I never expected to get....from B. 

If you've been reading the blog since the beginning, you know of my admiration for Scott Schuman...the man behind the blog The Sartorialist.  Well, I was lucky enough to receive his book early (um, 6 a.m. to be exact ...thanks to our 9 year old ;)) Christmas morning.

As an adult, there are very few things that are pure surprises when it comes to Christmas....but this was one of those rare moments when I genuinuely had no clue what was wrapped and presented to me.

As I unwrapped it, a huge smile spread across my face...and you could tell that B was thrilled with my reaction.  Even now as I type this, it makes me smile.

Several times that morning I was 'caught' looking through the book intently, and you'd swear I had just won the lottery.  It has since then sparked several a conversation with B over the past few days.....and that, in my mind is the gift that keeps on giving.

I guess what I'm trying to express here is that with a mere $25, my whole day was made.  It's not about the amount that is spent (and I'm not just talking about Christmas in general really), it's about the sentiment behind it.

I've also started something new when I buy or am gifted a it, and if it's a gift ..... writing the name of the person who gave it to me.  That way, when you go back to it years down the road, you'll always know when you got it (and from who).

What was your one stand out gift this holiday?

talk soon


  1. So funny that you were writing about your book you received as I was talking to you about the great book I receieved! I love a great coffee table book that you would most likely never purchase yourself!

  2. I love the idea of writing down the persons' name who you received the book from. I will def start doing that :)
    Fav gift for me this year? hmmm...oh I know! This year, my husband opted to put the $100 worth of stocking stuffers towards 1 really cool gift he thought I would never expect from him- a new shabby chic comforter for our bed. It's gray, and warm, and comfy, and perfect. I love it! (and him)