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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