What was the most surprising gift you've ever received?

When I was in my last year of college I was dating/engaged to my future husband.  At that time I wore two different colognes.  I'm assuming I did this depending on my mood.  So the term your scent defines you is very real.  I had this very expensive bottle a cologne that I would wear going out to parties and with my old boyfriends. I didn't realize it at the time but the other cologne, also expensive but calming,  I would wear going to church and hanging out with my future husband.

white shoulders cologne
Our first Christmas together my future husband, to my surprise, gave me a new bottle of cologne.  Guess what kind he gave me? It was the cologne that I wore to church! He claimed that smell and from then on that has been the only cologne that I wear.  I believe that I threw the other one out!

We've been married 16 years.  Whenever my cologne runs low who do you think still buys it for me?  Yes, my husband! I really think this scent sealed our deal! It really is funny because I've only bought that cologne one time and that was before I even met him.  In college I went home with my roommate for a holiday.  Her mother was wearing this cologne. I loved her mom! Her home made me feel at home.  I bought that cologne to hold on to something special.  So fun to see how it has followed me through dating, engagement, marriage, many moves, children and many many years of marriage!

I want to  hear about your most surprising, interesting, sentimental or creative gift you’ve ever received! Share with me below!


  1. Wow, that is interesting. I can't really think of what the most interesting thing I got for Christmas was. I've received jewelry, clothing and gift cards in the past but nothing really stands out.

  2. In 1976, I was 8 years old and we had Christmas at my Granny's house. My mother's family always get together for Christmas Eve. We have dinner, do presents then attend candlelight service.

    Anyway, I played with my cousin Brian who was 2-3 years younger than me. We had dinner which seemed to take forever and finally got to open all of our presents.

    I got a doll from my uncle, a Playskool Holiday Inn from my aunt & other presents I don't remember(don't tell my mom I don't remember what my parents got me for Christmas that year)! All of the presents were opened and people were cleaning things up, packing things up to leave while my cousin & I played with our new toys. He got the Playskool McDonald's from my aunt so we were having fun with those two sets and thought it was a great Christmas.

    I heard my Granny say my name and looked and here she and my grandpa came down the hall pushing two bicycles! One for me and one for Brian. It was the biggest, best thing I had ever gotten, so totally unexpected and it was awesome! I hadn't had the training wheels off my bike for very long and here was this big girl bike! It was a Huffy Bicentennial!! I was SO excited and they let me ride it in the house!

    That was most definitely the most memorable Christmas present ever. Sadly, I no longer have that bike. It was passed to an undeserving cousin who pretty much tore it up. Sad, I did some checking and in good condition that bike would be worth about ten thousand dollars.


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