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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
The best gift I've ever given was my kidney. My sister was diagnosed with renal failure and I immediately offered her one of mine....

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Amy Cowin
Oct 19, 2017

Key ring for a new driver

Clarinet key ring with initial charm
My niece just turned 16 and was thrilled to get her license.  She is an avid clarinet player, so to celebrate her passing the...

Anon penguin
Anonymous Penguin
Sep 06, 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

The subtle art of graduation gifts

a book and a pocket notebook
My sister and I don't have much in common, but she always gets me thoughtful gifts. For graduation, she got me a leather-bound...

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Samantha Pumek
Aug 16, 2017

My first adult lunch box

A bento box lunch box
In the weeks leading up to graduating college, I thought it would be a good idea to treat myself to a new professional wardrobe for...

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Shadia Martin
Aug 08, 2017
For my goddaughter, I created a custom music box at the musicboxattic.com. I was able to pick a beautiful rosewood music box with...

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Stephanie Yesnik
Aug 06, 2017

Best gift I ever gave my father

Vintage Han Solo action figure to mourn over his passing
Dads are always hard to buy for. The Christmas of 2015 was no exception.  If you remember anything about that time, you'll know...

Anon penguin
Anonymous Penguin
Jul 18, 2017