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What small, nonutilitarian gift has a special place in your heart?

Asked by rebbel (30712points) 1 month ago

And what is it, and who gifted it to you?

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lucillelucillelucille's avatar

My husband gave me a rock. :)

longgone's avatar

The first one that came to mind is a rock/sculpure with a green salamander etched into it. My husband gave it to me. It’s sleek and just looks nice, but it has a special significance, too: we’re fond of those animals because, the night before our wedding, we came across a bunch of fire salamanders.

While I’m not superstitious, I am enough of a romantic to notice mythological heralds of good fortune on the night before my wedding. And also, those guys look like miniature dinosaurs and that’s really quite cool.

rebbel's avatar

I wonder what them salamanders dislike about East Italy (and the Netherlands for that matter…)

I see a pattern here; I already know what I’m going to gift my girlfriend, as soon as she’s my wife!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

My Fluther 10 and 20K parties. For my RedDeerGuy1 and my TallJasperMan accounts.

YARNLADY's avatar

I have a large mug collection and my son got me a nice wolfhead mug. I put it next to the I LOVE MOM mug he gave me 20 years ago.

cookieman's avatar

A lovely brass dreidel a friend brought me back from Israel.

A heavy, brass Chinese dragon my wife got me in Guangzhou.

A very cool duct tape wallet my daughter made me when she was about ten.

All are in my office at work so I can see them all the time.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I am not used to people being nice to me. ANY gift is a sacred thing, to me.
I have gifts, and their boxes, from years ago. It means more than I can articulate, that someone would give me anything. I got a loaf of bread once, from a girl I worked with. She said the yeast, had been in her family, for generations. I kept it in my freezer, for a few years.
I still have candles, from my ex. The boxes, and the candles. She gave me bamboo candle holders too. I still have them. They survived my 3 floods. I pretty much hate her now, but I kept those gifts….

I would kill someone who tried to take them. I’m a hopeless romantic…
I keep everything gifted to me….
And it’s a treasure… I don’t know what to say about that….

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