The Gifts You're Giving This Year

Donkey - Wendy Dinkel

To be entered into the fabulous competition we ran earlier this week (to win a Triple Bar Set from Daines and Hathaway), we asked people to tell us about the best gift they were giving. You won't be surprised what most people said...

...although it wasn't entirely clear. Is your bonus going to Alistair Darling or Gordon Brown?

We did have a few variations on the theme:

The best gift I am giving this year is "a skip the super-tax card" and the lucky recipient is my "hopefully very very grateful boss".

The best gift I am giving this year is a sense of humour, and the lucky recipient is my tax advisor.

The best gift I am giving this year is one of dedicated foot care, and the lucky recipient is the UK government as they won't have me to kick anymore when I take my arse overseas.

The best gift I am giving this year is the book, How to get Rick Quick, by Felix Dennis, and the lucky recipient is my kind husband who is donating his bonus to the tax man!

A few that shouldn't have surprised us:

The best gift I am giving this year is a portable Triple Bar Set from Daines and Hathaway, and the lucky recipient is myself.

The best gift I am giving this year is a Triple bar, and the lucky recipient is my dad.

Some honestly good ideas:

The best gift I am giving this year is antique writing box, and the lucky recipient is my partner.

The best gift I am giving this year is a homemade hamper (ie delicious homemade goodies, I didn't weave the hamper), and the lucky recipient is my father.

The best gift I am giving this year is an espresso maker, and the lucky recipient is my mum.

The best gift I am giving this year is a red hand-made couture curved pillbox hat with crystallized veiling, and the lucky recipient is my mum.

The best gift I am giving this year is a custom Anya Hindmarch Travel Pass, and the lucky recipient is my wife.

The best gift I am giving this year is a warm, loving and totally over-decorated with Christmas tat home and the lucky recipient is my boyfriend Matt who is due back from Afghanistan on the 21st December!

The best gift I am giving this year is me, and the lucky recipient is my secret playmate.

The best gift I am giving this year is a Bally Shoe Bag, and the lucky recipient is my husband.

The best gift I am giving this year is tickets to Open Air Cinema which is located so when you are watching the screen you have the Opera House and Harbour Bridge as the backdrop - absolutely amazing! And the lucky recipient is all my couple friends :-)

The best gift I am giving this year is a manicure set to replace the one his first wife gave him, and the lucky recipient is my husband.

The best gift I am giving this year is a Sony Party-Shot camera, and the lucky recipient is my brother (who is gadget crazy).

The best gift I am giving this year is a Water Aid rope pump, and the lucky recipient is an African village.

And a few we found somewhat difficult to classify:

The best gift I am giving this year is a dozen personalized golf balls that say "Wood's Balls, I love pizza", and the lucky recipient is my roommate.

The best gift I am giving this year is a Juicy bone...and the lucky recipient is my dog Vincent.

The best gift I am giving this year is a donkey and the lucky recipient is my girlfriend. I am going to show her what's a real donkey!


We hope this list inspires you in these last days before Christmas!