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What gift would you give?

Asked by Jonesn4burgers (5125 points ) December 11th, 2013

One gift, one recipient. That is the only rule, and no trying to alter it. If you could give any gift, any size, common or rare to any one person, but only one person, what would it be? Who would you choose to receive this gift? No fair trying to cheat by naming the head of a charity, that would be bending the one recipient rule. All gifts for me must be highly valuable.

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ragingloli's avatar

A portrait of myself.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

To who? Yourself?

YARNLADY's avatar

I would gvie the gift of a permanent, full time, high paying job to my son.

anniereborn's avatar

To my mother, I’d buy our old home back for her to live in complete with staff and nursing care.

longgone's avatar

I would buy a large house for my grandma, who is being evicted because her rent is too high. The house would have to be big enough for several apartments, as she would want us to live near her.

ucme's avatar

Deposit my load to a sperm bank bestowing the gift of my seed so that some woman could mother genuinely immaculate offspring.

zenvelo's avatar

As others have said, a house, along with a bequest to care for it and pay the taxes on it. I have someone I would have given it to a year ago. No one at that level in my life right now.

Pachy's avatar

Heath and memory to my mother.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

An organ from my body. The gift of life. Reminds me of the Grey’s Anatomy story where one of the Penn boys went in with a gun to force the doctors to give his brother a heart they were going to transplant to someone else. It was a lousy match for his brother, so he put the gun to his head and shot himself so his brother could get a heart. That’s balls and commitment. Do that for anyone?

Pooh54's avatar

I would give my older sister the gift of mental health. She struggles every day with PTSD and bi-polar. If I had to, I would give her mine (not that there is much left).

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Gee whiz, @Adirondackwannabe , taht sounds terribly extreme, and you don’t seem to have a recipient in mind. Maybe you could give us all the gift of peace of mind by promising you are not going to shoot yourself in the head. I never saw the episode, but it sure sounds heavy duty.
@Pooh54 , I’m sorry for her struggles, and your pain too.
@anniereborn @zenvelo @longgone how heartbreaking, that for so many, the grandest gift is something so basic on a list of needs. A home upgrade is a sweet sentiment. I hope these people feel how much they are loved.
@Pachyderm_In_The_Room ((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))
@YARNLADY I feel you!
@ucme Really? And what special features does this gift include? Will these children stand out from the common? How so? There just may be a mama wannabe out there seeking your special gift. Should I add, “Hold that thought”? (tee hee)

ucme's avatar

The wife received it & our immaculate kids are living evidence, so yeah…really!

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@ragingloli I appreciate the correction, but you still didn’t say who you are gifting.
Those who are giving homes, when you have a few minutes of boredom, and no new Qs to answer, maybe you can expand, and describe in detail these lovely homes you wish to give.
@ucme sounds like you are very proud of your children, what a terrific gift both from you and to you!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I bequeath all of Bill Gate’s fortune to my daughter (the one who I know will share it evenly with her bro and sis and ME!)

janbb's avatar

I would give my son peace of mind and a solid belief in himself – and my love.

ibstubro's avatar

I bequeath Bill Gate’s fortune to myself. Immediate buy order: The Amazon Rain Forest. Humanity can bite me…save the Earth.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I would bequeath a young delinquent with a spirt of love and humbleness so their life may be more productive and less painful.

anniereborn's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers
The house I would buy for my mom would be the house I grew up in. My family’s home of 35 years. She’s in a nursing home now. So the gift would have to include 24 hour nursing care.

DWW25921's avatar

Valuable? Ok, some rare PEZ dispensers along with some currents so you can eat the candy without getting sick. Yeah, that would totally make my day! Also, some socks. Not those wal-mart crappy ones that fall apart after you’ve worn them a half a dozen times. I’m talking woven by professional sock makers in Scotland or something that way. The sort of socks that warm your toes and hug your ankles just right. Yeah, that would be great. PEZ dispensers and socks.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@DWW25921 The presents aren’t for you. They’re for someone else.

DWW25921's avatar

@Dutchess_III I know. Do people normally give gifts that they themselves do not like?

Dutchess_III's avatar

But you’re suppose to tell us who you would give it to.
And yes. You can give gifts to others that you, personally, don’t like. I’m working on getting an iPad for my husband because he likes toys. I could care less about shit like that.

DWW25921's avatar

Ok than, you would be my intended recipient. @Dutchess_III would get all sorts of cool retro PEZ candy and awesome woolen socks. You’re welcome.

ibstubro's avatar

Personally I didn’t see any prohibition on being selfish in the OP.

Me, me, me! It’s all about ME!

Dutchess_III's avatar

I’ll take the socks!

ibstubro's avatar

And I’ll take the feetless Pez dispensers!

DWW25921's avatar

I suppose that’s a solved problem than! Good job team!

DWW25921's avatar

@ibstubro Sound quality was crap but amusing nonetheless. :)

ibstubro's avatar

Overall quality was not great, but very entertaining anyway, I thought @DWW25921

DWW25921's avatar

I was too distracted by hotness to really notice anything else…

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

@Jonesn4burgers Contrary to what some of my recent questions or comment would appear, I’m just fine. Not thinking of shooting anything and the people around me are fine.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

@Adirondackwannabe Thankyou. What a thoughtful gift. I’m so glad you jumped in when you did. I thought those pez dispensers and socks were for me, then they got all divyed up (sob), and there was none left for me (sniff), and I felt so left out. I feel so much better now that you assure me you won’t be making any organ donations early. I feel all better now.
@janbb , Me too, I give my daughter my love and a piece of my mind, just now, in fact. Ha!

ibstubro's avatar

I would give the gift of the Belly Laugh to the world. (after I had Bill Gates fortune to spend!)

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I would give the gift of knowing what’s important and what’s not. Thank you @Jonesn4burgers

Valerie111's avatar

I would give my mom better health.

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