Our Most Memorable Gifts

We all have memorable Christmas presents, or presents in general. It’s those little gems that we never forget… Or wish we could forget. Whether you remember a gift because it was good, weird, or horribly off the mark and totally useless – the important part is that you remember it.

Don’t lie to yourself; we all have one. 

So this Christmas we decided to go around and see what everyone’s most memorable presents was. The good. The bad. The weird.

Henry Design Intern

The weirdest, and maybe worst, Christmas gift I ever received was from a friend in high school. They gave me a Hello Kitty scooter and fuzzy blanket combo pack. How and why these two items were packaged together is beyond me. Let it be known I hate Hello Kitty, and the scooter immediately broke because I’m fat. To this day I have no idea where the blanket is, and frankly I’m glad it’s gone.

Kenny CEO | Founder

The most memorable gift I’ve ever received was a cruise trip to Cozumel. Being able to explore my passion for traveling with my family at such a young age has motivated me to continue traditions of out-of-state reunions together as I’ve gotten older. It’s a gift that’s always stuck with me.

Stuart Account Executive

The most memorably good present I ever received was a trip to Maui, Hawaii last Christmas. It’s still one of of the coolest places I’ve ever been. Great scenery, overabundance of amazing food, and the first chance in a long time for my family to go on vacation together. Flipping sides, the most memorably bad gift was when my dad put toothbrushes and toothpaste in my stocking instead candy. Terrible.

Corey Art Director

Right off the bat I would say my most memorable gift was my first desktop computer, because my dad had tricked us into thinking that the big box by the tree was workout equipment for my mom. It was a Gateway, by the way *flexes*. It should also be noted I’ve re-gifted a Christmas gift BACK to the person I originally got it from, and gave it to them on their birthday. I am not sorry.

Brandon Graphic Designer

Most memorable gift was when I asked for a Nintendo 64 one Christmas. My parents had tricked me into thinking it was something for my sister instead. They did something similar on my second most memorable gift – my first bike – by hiding it at the neighbor’s house. Some questionable gifts I’ve received have been: soap on a rope, a nativity scene, and a rip-off Gameboy that only played one game.

Gus COO | President

The best gift I’ve ever been given was the gift of spending the day with my daughter for her first Christmas two years ago. Her first Christmas marked the beginning of some of our own family traditions. I want to her to grow up and really cherish a day where we celebrate a season filled with family and giving, and her first Christmas was an amazing way start to this for all of us.

Phil Head of Production

One year I got a BMX bike. This was pretty important to me, because all my friends had one except for me. Needless to say I was super excited about this, so much so that I spent the rest of the year building ramps for me and my friends to jump/hurt ourselves.

Jacob Marketing Intern

One of my most memorable Christmas presents was my first cell phone. My dad gave me the package and as I unwrapped it, he called the phone so it started ringing. Once I heard it and figured it out I pretty much flipped. By that point, nearly all of my friends had cell phones which made the anticipation that much greater.

Rob Copywriter | Marketing Director

I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and say my most memorable gift was my first bike. It was blue, covered in lighting bolts and accompanied by these little pads on all the metal bars. I remember I could hardly reach the pedals with my feet and, even though it had training wheels, I still felt like the coolest kid in the world when I’d ride it.

 

Let us know some of your most memorable gifts – we know you’ve got some.

Until then, Happy Holidays! We’ll see you in 2015.

And, as always, thanks for reading.

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