What’s the most memorable Christmas gift you’ve given?

Sean DeCastro
contractor | West Philadelphia
"I gave my sister a CD by the Ramones called ‘Brain Drain.’ You should have seen her face when she opened the gift. She’s a devoted fan of the Ramones. It was a pleasure to give her so much joy. That’s what the holiday season is all about."


Samuel Neas
cashier | Browns Mill, N.J.
"I bought neon-purple Uggs for my girlfriend. They’re knee-high and really stand out. They were a big surprise for her, but she loves them. She wears them at special events. She said they’re the best Christmas present she’s ever received."


Younis Shuaid
investment associate | Manayunk
"I’m from Kuwait. I came to this country in 2011 to join my two brothers. One Christmas, all three of us paid for our mother to visit us from Kuwait. Then, we gave her a diamond necklace. She was ecstatic. She yelled, ‘My babies!’ It was a sight to behold."


Danielle Tolliver
marketing consultant | Manayunk
"I gave my boyfriend a Bulova watch four months after we started dating. I had to save up a lot of money to afford the watch, but he means a lot to me. It all turned out well. Five years later, we’re married. And he still wears the watch on special occasions."