Posted since I just remembered one for my mother, who was often difficult to buy for.
I had a very small, black and white snap, taken before her birth in 1918, of her mother and her granny - both of whom she loved very much - and her sister at maybe 2, who she'd never really got on with at all, especially in later years.
Before the days of being to do any such thing at home,, I took the snap to a photographer and asked him to enlarge it as far as feasible.
Having got that, I then cut out her mother and granny separately, discarded her sister!! 😈 - and put them in a dark blue velvet-covered frame with twin ovals for the photos.
I wasn't there to see her open it, but my father said he'd never seen her so pleased with anything - first time he'd ever said any such thing.
Such success was never quite repeated, alas!
Other was a huge, squashy stuffed elephant a dd of 9 or 10 saw in a shop window and coveted. However it was very expensive and out of the question - until shortly before Christmas, when I saw it reduced by 50%!
It still lives here - Gdcs love it.
Would love to hear of anyone else's.
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