The Secret of Giving: Do You Have It?

Friday, December 03, 2010 - 12:54 PM

On Monday's show, we're talking to "the real" Santa Claus and etiquette expert Peggy Post. We'll be asking them about giving during the holiday season, and we wanted to start with you: What are your gifting secrets? What is the worst or best gift you've ever received or sent someone else? You can also post your questions for Santa and Peggy Post, and we'll ask them on the air. 

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Katia

My grandparents struck out a couple times. I have three cousins within a year of my age (two a year older, one a year younger) so we all sort of hung out growing up. One year the two older cousins, who were about 12 or 13 I believe, received pretty bracelets. I figured that the next year when I would be that age, I too would be "grown up" enough for such a gift. Instead I got...a pillow shaped like Mickey Mouse. So much for being grown up!

Another year at the family Christmas party, when we were all quite young--perhaps 7 or 8--my three cousins got pajamas, and it was decided we'd put them on for the remainder of the party and make it a "pajama party." Only problem was that I didn't get pajamas...I got a sweatshirt/sweatpants set. So my participation in the "pajama party" kinda of felt like a flop, though I made the best of it. (My only guess for the difference was that perhaps when my grandparents went shopping, there were only three sets of pajamas in our sizes?)

It's the thought that counts and I realize that now, but when you're a kid feeling like you're being gifted like a little kid, or like the only one left out, that's a bit harder to remember...

Dec. 06 2010 08:20 PM
by Text from Ann Arbor, Mich.

I was 8 or 9 and my step-father's mother gave me second-hand office supplies, wrapped nicely in a box, after giving my step-sister a lot of new Barbies.

Dec. 05 2010 10:12 PM

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