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A taste of the neighborhood

Oil and vinaigrette from Old Town Oil
It was my mom's birthday and I didn't know what to get her. I wanted to get her something different that she would love, and that...

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Samantha Pumek
Oct 29, 2017

Unexpected gifts are the best

Coffee mug, doughnut, card, cupcake
On my 28th birthday I showed up to the design program I just started a week ago and my teammates surprised me with a coffee mug that...

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Wojtek Konstanty
Oct 10, 2017

Peanut Butter, Chocolate + Ali

Reese's cups, protein bars, and Ali Brand Under Armour clothes.
Some context for the gift: A few months ago, my girlfriend and I were walking down 53rd Street in Hyde Park, and passed by the...

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Ablorde Ashigbi
Oct 04, 2017

Distance won't do us apart

An apple pencil ordered via amazon to draw sketches on the ipad
I have a special relationship with my childhood bestie. We have now lived apart longer than we have spent together...but despite...

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Raadhika Nair
Aug 30, 2017

New swag for my favorite hobby

New running shoes + a trip to the running store
This year for my birthday, my mom got me a new pair of running shoes and I'm so excited about them! Running is my favorite hobby,...

About two years ago, I had some slides my parents took in the 70s put into a digital format. On special occasions like birthdays and...

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Asma Hasan
Aug 22, 2017

Preacher and Nathan for You

t-shirt and a comic book
One of my best friends' birthdays was coming up. We have a lot in common and are always talking about Marvel and shows we both...

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Samantha Pumek
Aug 16, 2017

Most unexpected gift ever!

My favorite book series
When I was in the fifth grade, I used to read a lot. My favorite books were The Series of Unfortunate Events. I loved the entire...

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Jasmine Leatherwood
Jul 18, 2017

Sneakiest Surprise Ever

Two framed photos, sneakily obtained from my computer.
One of the best gifts I've ever gotten was from my friend Alyssa. She was over at my apartment one day and we were looking through...