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What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever given?

by Louisa Chan

Midori Tsunekawa
Housewife
I made a scarf for my husband 35 years ago. It took a while to knit, but it turned out really well. It’s now my daughter’s favorite winter item. She loves it.

Shuichi Shoda
Chef, 30
I made a delicious dinner for my wife last year. I cooked some of her favorite dishes, including steak and salmon. She was very happy with the meal.

Yu Zhang
Restaurant staff (Chinese)
I gave my husband a watch and wallet one year, so now whenever he looks at the time or buys something he always thinks of me.

Adam Graham
Teacher, 31 (American)
I made coupons for my mom when I was a kid. They were for chores around the house. I made one which said I would be quiet for half an hour. She liked that one the best.

Nozomi Kabashima
Junior high student, 13
I like making things for people. I like cute things. I made a Christmas card for my family with a picture of Santa Claus on the front and a special message inside.

Jiwan Gurung (Nepal)
Restaurant owner, 30
We try to make Christmas special for our customers. We have Christmas tandoori chicken and give our customers a free glass of champagne to thank them for coming.