With Christmas quickly approaching, shoppers busied themselves at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in search of the perfect gifts for everyone on their list. However, the perfect gift may not be the most expensive or hard-to-find “it” item. For some, the best gift is something sentimental. For others, it is the item that was the least expected and the biggest surprise.
We asked shoppers: What is the best gift you have received for Christmas and why?
“When I was 9 years old, my father took a plastic toolbox and filled it with dinosaurs and had matching dinosaurs buried in the garden. He made a map and told me I had to go find them. There were probably two dozen of them. I remember that to this day.” – Jeff Driggs
“The most memorable one was an Easy Bake Oven, and my parents got me all the cakes and cookies for it. I felt so cool baking desserts for Christmas dinner with that little bitty lightbulb.” – Mandy Thornstrom
“I have to say my class ring in high school from my best friend, and I still have it today. Her mom and dad owned a bar, and she crushed the cans and cashed them in to pay for it.” – Kim Rankin
“My son listens to what I need. He gets me functional gifts that I need. One year, he got me a roaster that I really needed.” – Robin Adeoti
“Golf clubs, so I can go golfing with my mommy.” – Hunter Charles
“My engagement ring. I got that in 1994. Because without that, I wouldn’t have my husband, or my kids, or my grandkids.” – Mindy Ball
“My favorite gift was a rifle that was my grandfather’s. I got that the year after he passed. I was 12.” – Seth Boyle