Christmas is known for being the season of giving. We take great care in choosing the right gifts for the important people in our lives, trying to find something that can properly represent how special they are.
Some people, though, just seem to be naturally better at giving gifts than others. Here are people who have a special talent for gift-giving and are able to surprise and delight the people around them with their unexpected or thoughtful gifts.
A Surprise In Every Box
This woman's husband used to always receive colored pencils for his birthday and Christmas growing up, which felt like a bit of a cruel prank considering he's colorblind. To right those years of wrongs, his wife gave him the gift he'd been asking for, an iPhone, but she couldn't resist wrapping it inside a Crayola box.
Corporate Did Right By Their Employees
Okay, so for once, a company's corporate office listened to its employees and gave them a gift that everyone actually wants for Christmas. No monogrammed mousepads or branded lanyards for these overworked office workers!
One For Every Family Member
Their grandfather passed away earlier in the year, so to commemorate the family's first Christmas without him, one family member took a number of his shirts and turned them into pillows for everyone.
Please Ask Her, You Won't Be Disappointed
I can say with a lot of confidence that pretty much no one would be expecting this kind of a response if you read her T-shirt and chose to ask her about it.
Man's Best Friend
The only context we have for this photo is that "Oliver got a Christmas gift." We're unsure of which one of them is Oliver, but the dog looks pretty proud to be wearing his new gift, so we'll guess it's him.
The "Worst Present" Competition Winner
Every year, these sisters like to compete with each other to see who can give the world's worst gift... This year's winner was, rightfully so, a jar of unscented vase rocks.
The Christmas Moose Visits Again
You sit there struggling to come up with one gift to buy your wife for Christmas, whereas this man managed to come up with twelve, and then he proceeded to wrap them all to create a Christmas moose.
Let's Hope Someone Got Him A Gift Too
For Christmas last year, this school bus driver made sure to ask every student what gift they were hoping to find under the tree. Then he went out and bought all of those gifts with his own money.
The Most Memorable Days Of The Year
You wouldn't think that getting a calendar for Christmas from your brother would necessarily be that exciting, but what if we told you it was a personalized calendar made up of photos of him celebrating all the important days of the year?
Memorializing The Important Moments
"My friend is terrible at flirting. She asked this guy if he liked bread as an opener, and a year later they are together and he made this for her Christmas gift." I guess you had to be there for the moment...
35 Years Later, It's Still The Best Gift
In 1983, this man's 14-year-old girlfriend asked what he wanted for Christmas and he said "just get me a rock." 35 years later, that girlfriend is now his wife, and the rock is still one of the most precious gifts he's ever received.
A Priceless Gift From A Coworker
Yes, you could say that the office secret Santa gift exchange was a success this year. The price limit for gifts was $20, but this man decided to give his coworker a gift he'd cherish forever.
Luigi Would Be Jealous
"My husband turned an old clothing steamer into the perfect Christmas gift for our Luigi-obsessed 3-year-old: his own Poltergust G-00!" We can only imagine the screams of excitement that were probably ringing through this household on Christmas morning.
Sticking To A Theme
This person's "pirate-loving landlord" (who knew that was a thing?) received rent for the month in the form of a bag of coins. He loved the gift, but also hated the fact that he was going to have to roll all those coins.
It's The Little Things In Life
This little girl apparently has a habit of stealing blank printer paper from her father to use for drawing, so he decided to give her her own personal stash for Christmas. "Easiest present ever."
The First Gift Of Many
For the first time in his life, this man was no longer living paycheck to paycheck, so he decided that Christmas would be a great time to give back to his parents. Do you think his mom appreciate the new refrigerator?
It's Finally Happening!
Ever since their family dog passed away in May of that year, this wife has been asking her husband if they could start looking for another dog. Finally, she got the answer she's been waiting for as a gift on Christmas morning.
The Most Truthful Gift
When choosing a gift to give your child's teacher for Christmas, you should always base it on how well-behaved your child is. If you've had various conferences throughout the year and you know that your child can be...a handful, choose a gift that reflects that.
What A Lovely Sentiment
As a lovely housewarming present to their sibling, this person hand-stitched the perfect gift to help them express their excitement and share in the joy of their sister moving into her first home.
Every Teacher Needs This
This person decided to give their friend a gift that they would actually be able to use in their classroom, instead of some sort of apple-themed or classroom-themed gift. Every teacher should be buying themselves one of these.
A Gift From Above
The heavens opened up and sent this person a trampoline for Christmas. Did they ask for one? No, but Hurricane Irma decided that they needed one, so she dropped it into their backyard.
Now You'll Get These Gifts Forever
He once mentioned to a group of his friends that his favorite animal was the squirrel. Ever since that conversation, he receives squirrel-related gifts every Christmas from every single one of them.
Every Gift Is Wrapped With Care
It doesn't even matter what this guy is giving people as gifts. No matter how good or bad the gifts are, they're going to be dazzled by the custom wrapping paper with his face all over it.
Sure, you could opt for some super complicated birth announcement or take the route of a coffee mug that says "world's best dad," or you could keep it simple like this expectant mother did.
The Saga Is Finished
What started as a funny gift turned into something much bigger than a simple T-shirt over the span of a few years. This man's shirt became an inception project that was a tradition in their household.
Gifts Don't Need To Be Expensive
It's a misconception that the more money you spend on a gift, the better it will be or the more someone will like it. This man's girlfriend was unemployed and couldn't afford to buy presents, so she made him a beautiful one instead.
Something To Keep You Entertained
Like the man who made the mistake of telling his friends that he really liked squirrels, this person told their friends they liked sudoku, and now they've got custom toilet paper.
160 Hours Later
Imagine having such a good relationship with your sibling that you would be willing to spend 160 hours knitting them a custom blanket? That's some serious commitment right there. This present was truly hanging by a thread, too, considering she finished making it on the morning of Christmas.
Built From Scratch With Love
One 14-year-old boy set the bar for all future Christmas gifts pretty high after he built this table for his sister and her boyfriend as a surprise. He built that from scratch, whereas we can't even handle wrapping a basic present.
We Could All Use This
This person's teenagers thought they were being clever by gifting their mom a clock that had days of the week on it instead of the time of day, but it's proved to be quite helpful.