The Best Gift I Ever Gave and SWAGG App

December 19, 2010 · 5 comments

The best gift I ever gave was the gift of satellite radio to my husband. He has a long commute, an hour each way every day and he loves to be able to listen to music, news and traffic. It actually didn’t start off this way, I didn’t know that he had really wanted satellite radio.

This is how it goes most years, I can’t resist and ask to open one of my presents early…and then he has to open one too. One year, he opened his early present and his face fell. I had gotten him a USB hook up for a turntable. He said, I was hoping it was satellite radio. I really thought this was what he wanted, when he had seen it in a catalog and said this is cool, I made a mental note of it. Darn it, I had messed up, I kept insisting that I would return the gift he had already opened since he didn’t want it. I had one week until Christmas so I had to kick it into high gear. I researched different models and ordered one online for in-store pick up.

Several months after Christmas, my husband looked over at me and said thank you! Thank you for the best gift ever! It’s been three or four years now and he still thanks me. That brings a huge smile to my face. I’m glad I was able to save Christmas that year. Sometimes it takes a little nudge or someone has to come right out and say what they want for their gift. And since he did and I took the hint, it worked out!

So tell me, what’s the best give you ever gave?

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Deal-ectible Mom December 19, 2010 at 4:46 pm

Wow, nice save! I have this app and love it! I have family that lives across the country and this makes it quick and easy to send a super awesome gift!

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Lisa @ KarmaPerDiem December 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm

I so love, love my satellite radio! I do lots of driving to doctor appointments that are six hours round trip and this little baby saves me!

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TerriAnn December 23, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Guys are already so hard to shop for. Good job listening and noting what he actually wanted.

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Nolie December 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

The best gift I ever gave Tobei was his car started 3 years ago. He still likes to show off on cold mornings with it and tells me how much he loves it.

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Jessica Loves to Save Money January 4, 2011 at 11:57 pm

Glad your hubby got the gift he :really: wanted LOL. My hubs just complained because I got him underwear AGAIN- well I got him what he needed ;-)

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