The morning after…

By March 15, 2008General

Did you miss the party last night?  We thought we would continue the party into today, and we hope you will participate!  Have you seen all of the new products we released last night?  They are flying out the door fast, so we know that you love them as much as we do!  We are so incredibly excited to hear your reactions when you see and touch everything in person.  It is just such a nice group of products!

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There’s still a lot of chitchat going on in our forum, so stop by and say hi!

We are also hosting another contest and it is easy to enter!  Leave a comment on this post answering the following question and you will be eligible to win!!!

What was the BEST birthday gift you ever received?

We will be choosing not one, but FIVE winners via the Random Number Generator.  This contest will close at 10am EST Sunday (March 16th).  Each winner will get to pick:

one FREE March release stamp set of their choice!

The winners will be announced here Sunday afternoon!  Good luck to each of you!  Thanks for joining us in our celebration!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    Robyn says:

    Absolutely it was my horse! I received her as a complete surprise for my 10th birthday. She was a wonderful friend!

  • 2
    peggysue says:

    Another contest? You are just too nice! My favorite birthday gift was the party I had with my friends on my fifth birthday, the only birthday party I ever had.

  • 3
    Acie says:

    A friend bought me a huuge set of prizma color pencils and posted them all the way from the US to the UK. So sweet.

  • 4

    My bbest gift ever was a Shirley temple doll. I must have been about 6 years old.

  • 5
    Viv says:

    The first year my husband and I were married, he got me a kitten for my birthday! That was one very special little kitty and I had him for 19 years! Love the colors you chose this month but last month’s were awesome too.

  • 6
    Sallie says:

    A strand of cultured pearls which I still wear…..from my 16th birthday.

  • 7
    Anna says:

    Just had found out my father died (been expecting it) and was 8 mo pregnant and couldn’t fly out or swim across the ocean, and here comes my birthday. My best friend brings me an ice cream cake and flowers.

  • 8
    Gretchen says:

    I am hoping that my best gift will be an new camera (canon rebel), my birthday is 3/24 and have been dropping hints for months!

  • 9
    Christi says:

    my car when I was 16….it was a complete surprise!

  • 10
    Anna says:

    Just had found out my father died (been expecting it) and was 8 mo pregnant and couldn’t fly out or swim across the ocean, and here comes my birthday. My best friend brings me an ice cream cake and flowers.

  • 11
    Shelly says:

    This last birthday I received the game called Elefun and also Operation. Mind you, I turned 38. But this is the first year my kids picked out their gifts for me (they are 6 & 4) and they wanted things that would be a fun way to spend time with me. How sweet is that?

  • 12
    Angie J says:

    I would say my birthday this year when I had dinner with all my friends and they made me a blanket and bought me season 3 of Desperate Housewives. It was great being with all my friends.

  • 13

    My parents threw me a surprise party for my 16th birthday in which they invited all my closest friends- even friends that I hadn’t seen in a while who had moved away. At the time, being 16, I was embarrassed and cried. Now, when I look back, I realize it was such a loving gesture that they cared so much to make my day a special day- one that I cherish and will never forget. It was a gesture, not a gift, that was the best birthday present I ever got.

  • 14
    Lynn P. says:

    A cruise. A few years back I had just had surgery to remove a hugh cyst and feeling pretty low. My Aunt & Uncle took one of my fav cousins and myself on a 7 day Carb. cruise – it was wonderful!

  • 15
    Louise says:

    My best birthday gift was bicycle when I was in the 5th grade. It was wartime and very difficult to buy a bicycle because all the metal was being used for the war. My dad found a used girls’ blue Schwinn bike. It was in the kitchen when I came in for breakfast on my birthday! What a thrill and a total surprise.

  • 16
    Kris Tolman says:

    My best birthday gift was my daughter who was born on my birthday! Who could ask for more than that?

  • 17
    Carla D. says:

    My dad’s birthday is the day before mine and every year, even though he lives in CA and I in WA state, we get together to celebrate our birthdays. That’s a great present to me!
    Carla D.

  • 18
    LizzieD says:

    My best gift ever was an awesome, heavy duty Kitchen Aid mixer(I love to bake!!) that I use all the time and am thinking will never die!

  • 19
    Jara says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was my Kitchenaid mixer, in lavender of course! It came with coordinating spatulas, apron, etc.
    My kids made me open a box with flour and sugar in in first, so they had me going for a few minutes!

    I loved making their birthday cakes before, now it’s really a pleasure!

  • 20
    martha k says:

    I’m sure my best bday gift at the time would have been anything “Barbie”. That was about 45 yrs ago and is now considered “vintage Barbie”. Hope that doesn’t make me old? LOL …

  • 21
    Betsy says:

    My best birthday gift was this past year when I got to celebrate with my friends after surviving Breast Cancer. A picture from that day is my wallpaper on my cell phone!

    Betsy

  • 22
    Claudia F. says:

    Best birthday gift I got was when I was a teen and feeling “not part of the crowd” and my Grandmother gave me an outfit that was in a style that was really popular at the time, it made me feel so cool.
    Claudia
    scfranson@charter.net

  • 23
    Julia (Artystamper on SCS) says:

    My best birthday gift was a 3 speed bike when I was 11 years old.

    http://www.createwithjulia.blogspot.com

  • 24
    Sue says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was flowers. Nothing too exciting for most people, but my DH made arrangements from Iraq for my friend to bring them to me at work. Very sweet because he’s not the type to do something like that. Of course, last year he totally forgot my birthday (never again I promise you)!

  • 25
    Leah says:

    The best birthday gift I ever recieved was flowers and a poem written by my husband whom I adore!
    Leah

  • 26
    Nadine says:

    My college graduation day fell on my birthday, so I’d have to say my diploma! Although I suppose I did earn it. lol

  • 27
    Charmaine says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was since having children. My husband and I don’t get out much together and he arranged for a babysitter and had dinner and movie plans for us on my birthday. It was wonderful because I got to enjoy an uninterrupted movie AND dinner. . .the best birthday present EVER! 🙂 Thanks for another chance to win! You’re awesome!

  • 28
    Katie D. says:

    My best birthday gift is the laptop that I’m typing this out on. My old one was dying, so my wonderful DH bought me a new one. Thanks so much for offering more chances to win!

  • 29
    Victoria says:

    The first birthday I spent with my husband (I was 35) he had an oil painting my father painted framed and surprised me with it!
    My father passed away long before I met my husband and almost all my father’s belongings were “confiscated” by a miserable son of a 2nd marriage and I was left with nothing from my childhood or life with my Dad.
    The painting is one of the only things I managed to save and it means the world to me. So does my husband for obvious reasons!

    Victoria

  • 30
    Genevieve says:

    Another contest! Awesome! The best birthday present I ever got was a car. I love my husband!

  • 31
    sarahjane says:

    From my husband many years ago I received a pair of slippers — they are wool boots with a sheep skin bottom — I love them! I received a second pair after 8 years, last year. They are the best slippers for my cold floors in the winter!

  • 32
    Mary says:

    Not very many comments (yet)… everyone must still be recovering from the big release last night! Thanks for MORE chances to win. Fingers crossed!

    Well, this is a pretty easy one… My son was born 9 days after my Birthday — a little belated, but a pretty AMAZING present nonetheless! 🙂

  • 33
    Val Pass says:

    Several years after I lost the diamond out of my engagement ring, my husband gave me a new diamond ring for my birthday! Usually we don’t exchange gifts (he’s not much of a shopper) so this was really a surprise!

  • 34
    Clarissa says:

    It would have to be the time my SO gave me this little teddy bear but he had punched holes in it’s ears and the bear was wearing a pair of diamond earrings. (it was cute) Now if I could only find a stuffed animal that had fingers he might actually give me a ring! (jk)

  • 35
    Dana says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was this year. My husband made me a 3 layer, strawberry cake all by himself. It really made me feel special and loved that he take the time to bake a cake just for me.

  • 36
    Michelle says:

    MY DH and I had been married for about 5 years when he got orders (active military) for Korea. The following summer for my birthday.. my in-laws gave me a trip to Korea to visit my DH for two and a half weeks and my parents kept the kids so I could go alone. What a fabulous gift!!!!

  • 37
    cathie r says:

    The years my daughters were in elementary school were when some of my best birthday gifts were received-their homemade cards with expressions of love are still priceless and I saved all of them!

  • 38
    Karen says:

    My best birthday was this one…my husband gave me a trip to the Caribbean for a week..I had had a stressful month before so this week away was the best time I can remember having for years..One birthday I won’t forget.

  • 39
    Kristy says:

    The best birthday gift I received was a zoom lens for my Canon Rebel. When I was little, the best gift I got was a stuffed cat from my parents.

  • 40
    Jayne says:

    My best birthday gift was a ring made to look like a rose and in the middle of it is a real diamond. The stone was taken from a ring that my mom had gotten when she was a teenager and she passed it on to me when I was a teenager. I still love that ring. Thanks for your generosity, Nichole.

  • 41
    Dana V. says:

    I got a cool carry-along microscope when I was seven, and took that thing everywhere! It definitely helped kick-start my love of science!

  • 42
    Bridget says:

    My best birthday gift would have to be the yummy cupcakes my husband and kids made for me this year for my 30th birthday…He let them decorate them with sprinkles, frosting and cheese(not sure how that got on there;)They were definitely made with LOVE!!

  • 43

    my husband and 2 best friends surprised me with a 30th birthday dinner and party. that was a coup on their part, and it touched me deeply.

  • 44
    jak says:

    My favorite Birthday trip was a weekend brake in Kendal which is in the lake district in the uk, it was the most relaxing weekend ever in the most beautiful picturesque surroundings (what more could a girl want)?

  • 45
    Michelle says:

    When I was 10, I received a small transistor radio on a red leather case.

  • 46
    dougnat says:

    My b-day was yesterday! put the kids to bed and waited for the new releases!! got me some fun new stuff coming!!!

  • 47
    Karen Rose says:

    The best birthday gift is a visit with my husband (long-distance marriage). Thanks for the party and the contest! Karen

  • 48
    ana difley says:

    My best birthday present was a surprise 40th birthday party. My husband hand wrote all the invitations. I was totally surprised!

  • 49
    Michelle Martin says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was a delicious cake AND one of those giant chocolate chip cookie pizzas!!! (I love chocolate and sugar!) Thanks for the chance to win.

    Michelle

  • 50
    Mint says:

    When I was 9, my dad (who is a singer) flew me to Atlanta to see him perform for my birthday. I rarely got to see him because of his traveling, so it was a huge treat.

  • 51
    Kathie in Vegas says:

    I turned 40 in 2007. I have made scrapbooks for lots of friends and every family member. Well, my scrapping friends (4 of them) got together and made ME a scrapbook. Not only was I surprised, it is beautiful, but it is also PERFECT. They did not miss anything! All the important milestones, friends, etc were there!

  • 52
    Cheryl Sims says:

    This is horrible but I really can’t think of my best birthday present!!! What I do remember from my past birthdays are the angel food cakes with 7 minute icing that my nana used to make me. They raised chickens and so had lots of eggs and she made the best angel food cakes from scratch. Her icing was always tinted with food coloring and was piled on thick. Wow, did I love those birthday cakes. What a great memory. Thanks so much and love all the new releases. Congrats on the success.
    Cheryl Sims

  • 53
    Mandy Kirk says:

    My best birthday gift was a bosch mixer! Love it.

  • 54
    ~Lana B~ says:

    Awesome new release! Congrats!!!!!
    Best B-day gift…being able to go “home” (aka out of state, 14hrs away) to be able to celebrate w/ family and friends!!! Something I haven’t been able to do in almost 20 years!…wow I’m old! lmbo
    Thanks so much for all you do!!!!!
    ~Lana B~

  • 55

    My best gift was a combo Birthday/Valentine’s Day gift. My dear husband surprised me with a new car. He is always doing sweet surprises for me like flowers, notes and jewelry but this one totally threw me when he picked me up at the airport in a new car.

  • 56
    JeniB says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a Boyd’s Bear from my husband. Not because of what it was but because it was totally unexpected. We were out of town camping & he had hidden it in the camper to surprise me.

  • 57
    Ida Faye Cutler says:

    For my fiftieth birthday, my co-workers gave me a surprise birthday party. It made the transition into the senior years more bearable!!! Good friends are a treasure!!

  • 58
    Jill Gardner says:

    The best b-day gift I received was a huge boquet of thirty (yes, 30) red roses for my 30th birthday from my husband. He really knocked my socks off that year. We tell our DH’s that we don’t need flowers and that they are a waste of money but it sure is hard to get that stupid grin off of your face when he does send them! ~jill g.~

  • 59
    Trish D says:

    Oh, wow!! Hmmm…. my best birthday gift would have to be my nephew 🙂 Funny thing is, I’ve always hated my birth date (Christmas Eve) and now the poor little guy will have to suffer right along with me 😉

  • 60
    Julie Masse says:

    Yea! I just love your contests Nicole! 🙂 Ok, the best birthday present? One of my favorites of a beautiful birthstone ring from parents for my 16th birthday. My birthstone is aquamarine which I love, and the ring was such a nice surprise! 🙂

  • 61
    Ida Faye Cutler says:

    For my fiftieth birthday, my co-workers gave me a surprise birthday party. It made the transition into the senior years more bearable!!! Good friends are a treasure!!

  • 62
    emily says:

    The best birthday gift was my SON!
    I finally got a child for my 40th Bday. He was actually born six days after… but it was a HUGE celebration! The thought still brings tears to my eyes. My life absolutely started at 40!

  • 63
    Lori M says:

    Last year I got to go on a cruise with my husband and 3 boys! Had such a great time!!!

  • 64
    Nora says:

    What do you do when you don’t know what to get someone? Look at the things that they love and try to incorporate them into a gift somehow. For birthday #28, my husband surprised me with a scavenger hunt around Manhattan to see/do the things that I love the most – flowers, cupcakes, shopping, and pampering at the spa. He recruited the stores to help out and treat me special on my day. Each stop presented me with my ‘gift’ and the next clue on the hunt. The last clue brought me to my husband and the reservations he had made for dinner. It was such a wonderful gift that he planned out so well. I am a lucky, lucky girl.

  • 65

    Well… this might not be the ‘best’ gift, but it’s definitely the best story. One year, my husband got me a garbage disposal. Um… yeah. I’m pretty sure he had already purchased it, then forgot that he needed a present for me. I just looked at him with that, “are you serious?!?” kind of expression. The best part is, he’s still never installed it. Gotta love men.

  • 66
    Karen Walker says:

    My daughter graduated from college on the weekend of my birthday. My mother-in-law bought her a beautiful strand of real pearls as a graduation gift, and at the same time, bought me a strand as well. They arrived (via my daughter) with a two-page letter about how important I was to my mother-in-law and how much she loved me. I was totally surprised, and I never wear the pearls without remembering her kind words.

  • 67
    Julie Sokolowski says:

    My best birthday gift was a desk and a snoopy desk blotter. I have always loved anything to do with paper. I think it was my 11th birthday.

  • 68
    amanda says:

    My best birthday gift ever was, no doubt about it, my engagement ring. Every minute of that birthday was perfect.

  • 69
    NancyJo says:

    When I turned 16, mom had a cake made and had a card circulate my whole high school. It was out of character for her and a wonderful surprise to have cake after school with everyone. In more recent times (last year) I got a new Cuttlebug and last night (for no reason whatsoever) my husband drove me to M’s and told me to pick two new folders. I’m still in shock and can’t wait to play today!

  • 70
    Stacie says:

    I think it would be every year when my kids make me my birthday cards. Great sets this month! Love the pinks!!

  • 71
    ariana says:

    A party with t-shirts thrown by my husband for my 30th on March third.

    The t-shirts said: Ariana Math – 03/03=30

  • 72
    Bonnie says:

    My very best birthday gift was a new video of The Wizard Of Oz, when I was a kid – my grandpa invariably gave us cash for every occasion, and didn’t pay much attention to what we were interested in, but that year he noticed that I’d completely worn out my Wizard of Oz video and bought me a new one… better than any cash!

  • 73
    hb says:

    My best birthday gift was when my fiance (now DH) took me to Duluth MN for the first time. Coming over the hill, seeing Lake Superior spread out before me in all her glory, just took my breath away.
    Thanks Nichole!

  • 74
    Rhonda M. says:

    The best birthday present ever was my engagement ring & proposal from my husband 19 years ago :o)

  • 75
    Gre says:

    The best birthday gift I received was,that my grandson [3 days old] come a few ours that day:-)
    groetjes Gre

  • 76
    Diane D. says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a steam press from my husband (then boyfriend). He braved a quilt store to research and buy it. Or maybe it was those earrings he gave me …hmmm.

  • 77
    Kathi B says:

    My best birthday gift ever was my husband’s (then boyfriend) proposal to me. We have now been happily married for 8 years. He can never top that gift to me.

  • 78
    Jen Cozz says:

    My best birthday was when my good friend Kim threw me a surprise birthday party at my favorite restaurant, Macaroni Grill, with a bunch of my close friends! It was so fun!

  • 79

    This is a hard one – one of my best birthday gifts was when I turned 20 and my college friends all chipped in a bought a limo and drove around the Twin Cities with me. We hit some dance clubs and had champagne in the car.

    Two years ago, my brother suprised me by paying for me to fly to CA to see him and he took me to Disneyland, CA Adventure and then we drove to see the Grand Canyon – everything paid for by him! How sweet was that?

  • 80
    Belinda says:

    The best birthday gift I’ve gotten was a handmade cake from my friends. They knew that I loved ice cream so they tried to make an ice cream cake – it was lopsided and melted on top but still frozen on the bottom but the best cake I’ve ever had. 😉 It was made with love and the memories are priceless. 😀 Thanks for the chance to win! (and you guys out-do yourselves each time!)

  • 81
    C Burke says:

    A pair of roller skates when I was six years old!

  • 82
    Carol G says:

    The best birthday present would have to be the handmade crafts my daughter starts giving me starting the week before my birthday. She’s 5 and makes them herself. I love every one of them! Thanks!

  • 83
    Jennifer S. says:

    The best gift I ever received was an iPod a couple years ago from my mom. I didn’t really want one, didn’t think I needed one. This year she bought me another one, with video, and I don’t know how I lived without them. My 4 year-old asks me if I have my iPod every time we get in the car. Thank you for the chance to win one of your fabulous sets!! Last night was the best release so far!
    Jen

  • 84
    jen graziani says:

    my very best bierthday gift was when i turned 30. my husband called my boss ahead of time to get me the day off and then booked an entire day at the spa, followed by a nice dinner, then tickets to the sound of music at the local performing arts center. it was so wonderful!! and made turning 30 (which seems like a piece of cake now!) not so scary.
    jgraziani@sc.rr.com

  • 85
    Carol B says:

    My DH presented me with a 5 diamond right hand ring…one diamond for each decade…for my 50th birthday!

  • 86

    My favorite birthday gift I think is my mp3 player or my cricut.

  • 87
    Carol G says:

    I would have to say the best birthday gifts have come from my 5 year old daughter. She start showering me with handmade items and crafts the week before my birthday. I love every one of them! Thanks!

  • 88
    Alex says:

    So far the best present I ever had was when my hubby bought me a cute little white gorilla and inside its arms he had put another little box and inside that was a gorgeous gold watch, that I absolutely loved. He had all this delivered to my office where I worked and it was on my desk when I got to work in the morning, how sweet is that, bless him. but as I have plenty more birthdays ahead of me, who is to know if that will be my best present yet!!! hugs

    Alex xx

  • 89
    Denise says:

    I think it was a little carpentry set I got when I was 12. I looked at it every time I went into the store…and having a carpenter for a dad, I wanted to do the things he did. I still have that set.

  • 90
    Carol G says:

    I would have to say the best birthday gifts have come from my 5 year old daughter. She start showering me with handmade items and crafts the week before my birthday. I love every one of them! Thanks!

  • 91
    Lynn Brown says:

    The best birthday present I ever got was when my husband took me to Chicago for the weekend to shop, shop & shop!

  • 92
    Lynn Brown says:

    The best birthday present I ever got was when my husband took me to Chicago for the weekend to shop, shop & shop!

  • 93
    Karolyn L. says:

    Love, love, love all of the newly released products! You all have really outdone yourselves this month. My favorite birthday present was contact lenses on my 18th birthday. I spent the last two years of high school walking down the halls saying “hi” to faceless friends because I refused to wear my glasses. I was THRILLED to be able to finally see who I was saying hello to after I got my 18th birthday present! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 94
    Malissa (malissa32) says:

    I am a twin and love her dearly so spending our birthday together most years has been the best gift through the years.

  • 95
    Bee says:

    I think it is still to come, the day that my son is able to say “happy birthday” to me and help me blow my candles will be the best (he is autistic and hasn’t completely mastered langage yet).

    But this year got a special mention. A blogging friend who knew I was going through a tough time sent me a “care package” that she said was a late birthday present (my birthday was last month), it was just so sweet, coming from someone I haven’t even met in real life! My real friends don’t even do that for me!
    And my sister-in-law spent an awful amount of time (and money probably!) going from craftstore to craftstore (and she is not a scrapbooker or cardmaker, she’s a painter) to collect goodies for me like embellishments and ribbons and such…I think my package is on its way, can’t wait to peek inside! 🙂

  • 96
    Jeanne says:

    My daughter……I adopted my daughter a few days short of my 40th.
    Bestest ever.

  • 97
    Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) says:

    I would have to say that I was very excited for this release and couldn’t wait to see everything and get everything.

    The best birthday gift I ever received for my birthday would have to be my two boys. My oldest was born 2 weeks for my birthday and my youngest was born about 3 weeks after another birthday. Can’t ask for anything better than a precious baby for a birthday.

  • 98
    Denise says:

    I think it was a little carpentry set I got when I was 12. I looked at that set every time I went into the store. My dad was a carpenter…I still have the set.

  • 99
    Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) says:

    I would have to say that I was very excited for this release and couldn’t wait to see everything and get everything.

    The best birthday gift I ever received for my birthday would have to be my two boys. My oldest was born 2 weeks for my birthday and my youngest was born about 3 weeks after another birthday. Can’t ask for anything better than a precious baby for a birthday.

  • 100
    Christi E. says:

    My grandfather got me a 65 Mustang Fastback when I turned 16 and I still have it almost 15 years later. It’s special to me because of the memories of he and I going car shopping! I almost sold it once for a down payment for a house and am so glad I didn’t. My grandfather is still tickled that I’ve kept it all this time. Thanks for sharing Nicole!

  • 101
    Kimberly says:

    On my 13th birthday, my Mom and I went to the pet store to pick out a puppy for my birthday. We had never “bought” a puppy before .. I was so excited!

    When I saw “him” my heart just melted … he was like a big powder puff with the most gorgeous eyes I had ever seen. Mom fell in love with him immediately as well.

    Hmmm… Daddy on the other hand was not so thrilled … when we came home .. Daddy was in the front yard … he had a big grin on his face until he saw me carrying this puppy which was bigger than I was at the time up to him. He pointed back to the car and said you take that “horse” back to the store right now. Look at the feet on that dog!

    Mom and I won … and Lord Benjiman (Benji) was our beloved Saint Benard for over a decade .. and inside/outside dog no less!

    Ah … I miss Benji …
    Kimberly

  • 102
    Stephanie Ellis says:

    My first bike. In the pictures of me on my new bike, I thought I was the absolute coolest person in the world!

  • 103
    Denise says:

    I think it was a little carpentry set I got when I was 12. I looked at that set every time I went into the store. My dad was a carpenter…I still have the set.

  • 104
    Emily says:

    Just this year my Dad made a quilt holder for me. He loves to do woodworking and has made a few things for my home at my request. I love that he created this for me and thought it would be something I could use. My Mom even made me a cute cupcake fleece blanket to go with it!

  • 105
    Megan says:

    From my Grandmother, for my 13th birthday, I received 2 Air Bake Cookie Sheets, that now almost 17 years later I still use. It was the oddest, but most unique present I have ever received for my birthday. She passed away late last year, and I will forever treasure those two cookie sheets. That was her present welcoming me into teenage years-cookie sheets. Who would have though, cookie sheets!

  • 106
    Julie L says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was an ankle bracelet from my husband.

  • 107
    Lyndsay says:

    My favorite birthday gift was a small ruby ring I got from my dad. The stone is tiny but it looked huge when I got it at age 13. I still have it and even though it’s too small for my finger now, I still smile when I see it in my jewelry box. Lyndsay

  • 108
    Elizabeth K says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was good
    news from my Dad’s doctor. He was seriously
    ill at the time but on my birthday we found
    out things were going to get better.

  • 109
    Emilia says:

    My best birthday gift was a ticket for a trip to Mexico!!! So nice and relaxing!!!

    Emilia

  • 110
    Amy Overmiller says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was the year my parents gave me a ring with my birth stone in it. All the girls my age (I was in jr. high) had “real” rings so my parents got me one! I was so thrilled and proud of it. I still have it and it means so much to me. 🙂

  • 111
    Alyssa says:

    My best birthday present was from this past year when I turned 30 (eek!) My husband got me a 10 megapixel, professional, wonderful Canon Rebel XTI! Then 5 days later, my beautiful, perfect son was born!
    Love the new sets, colors, paper, ribbon…everything! Ooh! I hope I win! 🙂

  • 112
    Kim Sheller says:

    That is a hard one because I have gotten GREAT bday gifts over the years, but I would have to say the most recent one was the Women of Life stamp set (from Papertrey Ink, of course 🙂 from my husband.

  • 113
    Jeanne says:

    Hands down….My first daughter…adopted a few days short of my 40th birthday.
    Bestest ever.
    🙂

  • 114
    sharon j says:

    It has to be the weather vane with the cat chasing butterflies! I still love watching that little guy.

  • 115
    Kelly Bee says:

    The best gift I ever received was on my 13th birthday. My parent’s didn’t have much money when we were young and my birthday is close to Christmas so it was even more difficult to buy me stuff…I’m *cough* almost 40 now and remember that day like it was yesterday…I received a pair of ice skates, trendy jeans, a sweater, and my own phone for my bedroom. Might not seem like much by today’s standards but I will never forget opening my gifts that day.

  • 116
    Sheri Watts says:

    One of the best presents was a pair of pink sapphire earrings from my husband. We had just moved into a new house , had baby #3 and bought a new family car so nice jewelry was not something I was expecting.

  • 117
    Granna on the Go says:

    My very best birthday was when I was ten years old and I was able to pick out my very own new puppy! Her name was “Susie” and she captured my heart as only a “best friend” can!

  • 118
    Jamie says:

    Best gift ever was the “birthday weekend” my now husband put together for me. Growing up, my parents never made a big deal about birthdays but I always felt left out because my friends had birthday parties, etc. Anyway, for my 25th birthday, I was treated to two nights in a fancy hotel in the city, along with reservations to ventures throughout the city. It was the best weekend of my life, even to this day!

  • 119
    Megan Olsen says:

    The best birthday gift I’ve ever gotten was definitely when my family went to pick out our sweet black lab, Nelson! 🙂

  • 120
    trinka king says:

    My best present was my husband surprising me with a new car. I had no idea what he was up too.

    Trinka

  • 121
    Monica says:

    I don’t think I could ever pick a “best”, but one of the best was the Cuttlebug I got last year from my husband. He also got me a ton of the CB folders and die cuts!! Boy was I surprised!

  • 122
    Donna says:

    I snuck in for a peak last night the past 1/2 hour because we went on a ‘date’ but never posted. I love all the new sets! I think my best birthday was my 21st. I got 2 bouquets of 21 roses (from my mom & sisters and the other from my co-workers) for lunch all my co-workers (about 25 of us) went to lunch at a Mexican restaurant. That weekend, my 2 best friends and I went to a restaurant to drink & eat. Then my mom, sister, Uncle and I went to Reno to gamble for the weekend on a bus ride. I won a $200 jackpot on the quarter machine with only $20 left for the weekend! Oh and I indulged in about 6 large glass boot (souvenir) glasses of strawberry daquiries and came back with the HIVES! HA

  • 123
    carriegel says:

    Probably my last birthday when my daughter drove over 6 hours to spend the weekend with me to celebrate my 50th birthday.

  • 124
    April says:

    The best birthday I’ve ever received was a diamond ring that my husband got me.

  • 125
    Tanya Summers says:

    My absolute best birthday present was my surprise 40th birthday party my husband had for me. He had it at a resturant, had a power point multiple choice quiz for each to take, and showed a “You are so beautiful” CD with pics of me growing up through the years. I was totally blown away! ~Tanya

  • 126
    Karen Q says:

    When my children were 18 & 19 yrs old they gave me a double 5/7 frame with a picture of them and the following poem
    Mother, The world may never know that you cared more, gave more, shared more than was every expected, But Mother, I know. It still brings tears to my eyes when I look at it. It sits on my stamping desk. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

  • 127
    Virginia says:

    My best birthday gift came from my son, who was 5 at the time. My husband took him to Walmart to pick out a gift. He choose a pink, heart shaped pendant necklace. He was so proud and cute when he gave it to me! I managed not to cry (barely) and still wear that necklace 80% of the time!

  • 128
    Pattie Brown says:

    It would have to be my surprise birthday party when I turned 40. I thought I was going to a friends house for a candle party, but my husband and friend had planned a party. I had no clue, but had a wonderful time. Surprises are so much fun! Just like your releases each month…..wow this month products are amazing. Thanks!

  • 129
    michele says:

    I am a big card person. I could care less about the gift, but there must be a card! One year my husband made me one, stamped and all! That was the best b-day gift!

    thanks….

  • 130
    Jenny says:

    My Shaun Cassidy “Under Wraps” LP record!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 131
    Starla (star) says:

    I think the best birthday gift I received was a christmas ornament from my ds. My MIL had bought me all these beautiful cobolt blue glass ornaments and my son went with DH to buy an ornament too. It is a glass ornament that has wonderful vanilla tassels….funny thing….it doesn’t match “MY” tree but I put it on every year!!

  • 132
    Emm says:

    My best birthday gift ever was my Cricket doll. She was almost as big as I was and she sang and told stories(she had a cassette player in her back like Teddy Ruxpin). When you bought a new outfit for her it came with a new tape/story. So fun!

  • 133
    Lori Trost says:

    My best BD gift was the third band of my wedding ring set which my hubby said I wouldn’t get until our 10th anniversary. Was I shocked to open it up on my birthday 9 months after our wedding!:)

  • 134

    My mom got me a sewing machine of my own – mostly she was tired of sharing! It was a simple model from Montgomery Wards. I got it about 15 years ago. As a surprise for my birthday this year – in just a week – she gave me her Bernina Sewing Machine!! WOW – now that is a great birthday gift.

  • 135

    When I think of my birthdays I can’t think of a best present ever but what I do think of is when my mom used to put money (coins) wrapped in wax paper and bake those into my Angel Food Cake. I loved that and still to this day and 37 birthday cakes later she still makes me an Angel Food Cake but…..unfortunately there is no more money in it. LOL. Oh and I have to say the best cards I have ever received were ones my hubby made himself. And he did great!

  • 136
    Jen says:

    A Diamonique ring from my little girl!

  • 137
    islandjen says:

    hmm….good question. Probably the best birthday gift I received was a handmade necklace that my husband created. It was actually a gift 3 years in the making…lol. But now I have it and I love it to pieces.

  • 138
    Renee V. (happystamper05) says:

    My best birthday was my last one. My husband and children took care of everything – cleaning and cooking, and I was able to stamp all day long (or whatever else I wanted to do).
    Hugs,
    Renee

  • 139
    Tami Grandi says:

    I live away from my family so anytime I get to spend my birthday with them is always a great one. I know one time when I was little and we didn’t have much money my parents drove us up to my grandparents on my birthday- i had no idea until we were almost there where we were going. Last year’s b-day ranked up there too- I got to spend the whole day with my nephew (who is now 18months old). It was just so much fun!

  • 140
    A.J. says:

    The all time best birthday present was the birth of my daughter four days before my birthday. It can’t get better then that!

  • 141
    Laraine says:

    The best birthday gift I have gotten was a surprise birthday party on my 30th Birthday. I had no idea about it so I was quite surprised. It was fun spending time with family and friends!!

  • 142
    Michelle Woerner (sf9erfan on SCS) says:

    Well, I had just met my husband to be and he lived in another state. My birthday rolls around and I get a surprise delivery at my work (the best place to get deliveries, all the ladies in the office could see!). He had done some research and got me a gift certificate to the most POSH salon for a facial, haircut and massage PLUS flowers! Boy, did it show me he was thoughtful and thorough!! He moved up to Oregon shortly after and we were married within a year!

  • 143
    Deborah D says:

    My puppy!

  • 144
    A.J. says:

    The all time best birthday present was the birth of my daughter four days before my birthday. It can’t get better then that!

  • 145
    Jennifer says:

    The white roller skates (from my parents) with the fuzzy pink pompoms (from my brother) that I got when I was 10 or 11. I wore them day and night… and I DO mean night… all night!

  • 146

    I love receiving birthday gifts but the best gift of all I could ever get is time with my husband and my family! I love being with them and sharing my birthday that way!

  • 147
    Joanna says:

    All of my great craft supplies I got for my birthday last year!

  • 148
    Jenn B says:

    The best birthday gift that I received was my chihuahua, ChiCha. I wanted a chihuahua for so long and kept looking for one. Then a couple days before my birthday I got a call from the local chihuahua rescue that an abandoned puppy had come in… She has been in my life for six years now and is still happy to see me every night when I come home from a long day of work!

  • 149
    Joanna says:

    All of my great craft supplies I got for my birthday last year!

  • 150
    Joan B says:

    I brought my son home from the hospital on my birthday. He was 2 days old, so that was the best!

  • 151
    Sammie says:

    The best birthday present I ever got was a romantic evening with my husband last year. I won’t go into details 😉

  • 152
    Joanna says:

    All of the great craft supplies I got for my birthday last year!!!

  • 153
    Tina says:

    My best birthday gift ever was last year when my husband, sons and Mom surprised me with a weekend getaway in a home in Sedona-it was just the six of us, we got snowed in and spent the ENTIRE weekend hanging out together, playing board games, just good old fashioned family time! Our oldest flew in from DC, the other two from Phoenix, and Mom from Calif. I had absolutely NO IDEA they were doing this – it was the most awesome birthday ever. The best gift is the gift of each other! Thanks for asking, it brings back so many wonderful memories.

  • 154
    care-in says:

    Last year we were visiting hubby’s family on the Caribbean island of Dominica and hubby and I got to go out for a nice date for my birthday and enjoy the cool breeze. Date nights are rare, especially when they are free because Grandma’s babysitting!

  • 155
    Joan Brelsford says:

    My best birthday gift was spending
    time with my Dad who had a brain
    tumor. It was a special day and
    the last we spent before he passed away.

  • 156
    care-in says:

    Last year we were visiting hubby’s family on the Caribbean island of Dominica and hubby and I got to go out for a nice date for my birthday and enjoy the cool breeze. Date nights are rare, especially when they are free because Grandma’s babysitting!

  • 157
    Diane Schultz says:

    The best birthday I ever got was a surprise office party at work when I was 50.
    Diane

  • 158
    char says:

    One of my best birthday gifts was a Hello Kitty pink phone – so cute!

  • 159
    Tina says:

    You guys have such talent! The new stamp sets are amazing! Keep em’ coming!!!!

  • 160
    Janine Hempy says:

    Birthdays are typically low-key events around here, but for our last anniversary my husband got me an ATG from framingsupplies.com. He presented it to me in the original wrapping – a big wad of bubble wrap! We got such a big laugh out of that, and the tape gun is AWESOME!

  • 161
    Diane Schultz says:

    The best birthday I ever got was a surprise office party at work when I was 50.
    Diane

  • 162
    Ally says:

    My best birthday gift was a proposal from my husband!

  • 163
    Sally says:

    My best present was last year….a fab camera. I’m still learning how to use it a year on mind you!

  • 164
    Cindy says:

    I can’t recall any material birthday gift that I would say was the best. My favorite birthdays are those where all the family goes out of their way to get together for a day of eating, playing, and visiting, and calling it my birthday party! Over the years this gift will get better and better as my family grows with more grandchildren….I have two now and two more on the way.

  • 165
    Suzanne says:

    My favorite birthday gift was a small surprise party my Mom had for my 16th. There were no gifts, but all my best friends were there so it meant the world to me!

  • 166
    char says:

    My best birthday gift was my 50th birthday – I had a very nice buffet lunch with my family and my girlfriend and her three came and serenaded us – before that my friend from Florida called the hotel to speak to me to wish me a happy birthday – that WAS my best birthday I’ll always remember.

  • 167
    Suzanne Dean says:

    My favorite birthday present was a surprise trip, planned all by my husband, to Italy. I don’t know if he could ever top that again!!

  • 168
    Christine says:

    my best birthday present I ever got was last year and it was waking up to my new husband! We got married the day before my birthday. :o)

  • 169
    Carolyn L says:

    My best birthday gift wasn’t an actual present but an amazing surprise birthday party my friends threw when I turned 21.

    Carolyn

  • 170
    Rose Ann says:

    My husband gave me a pair of pearl earrings for my birthday when we had just started dating.

    Thanks for a chance to win! I LOVE all of the new stuff!!!

  • 171
    emma s says:

    A Surprise 35th birthday party. You Can NEVER surprise me, except that time. I never expected it!

  • 172
    Casey says:

    best birthday gift? chicken pox… lol. no, all my birthday’s I’ve been sick. I’d have to say The Little Mermaid movie when I was like 7 (I think) I still love that movie!

  • 173
    Suzanne says:

    My favorite birthday gift was a small surprise party my Mom had for my 16th. There were no gifts, but all my best friends were there so it meant the world to me!

  • 174
    Patty says:

    My best birthday gift was a kithchen aid mixer in a mint green. I love it.

  • 175
    Tina says:

    My best birthday ever was last year when my husband, 3 sons and Mom surprised me with a weekend getaway at a home in Sedona. It was just the six of us, hanging out, playing board games, good old fashioned family time! Our oldest came from DC, the other two from Phoenix, and Mom from Calif. We were snowed in and had a great time being all together – I had no idea, it was a wonderful surprise. The best gift is the gift of time together with those we love. Thanks for asking and bringing up such wonderful memories. Tina

  • 176
    Melissa says:

    My best gift is kind of ongoing….I love the beach and although my husband doesn’t care for it all that much, I can usually talk him into taking me there for a couple of days around my birthday. I plan to continue to ask every year!

    Thank you for the fabulous March releases – they are AWESOME!

  • 177
    Kathryn H says:

    I got to celebrate my 40th B-Day at Disney with my two beautiful children and wonderful husband!

  • 178
    Regina Davis says:

    The best birthday present I ever received was a shopping spree from my husband. Man, did I buy a bunch of new clothes that year!

    Take care – Regina

  • 179

    My favorite birthday gift is anything handed to me from my DH! Sounds silly, I’m sure, but he is in the Army and always seems to be off somewhere during our anniversary and our birthdays. This year is no exception! So I guess the REAL answer is having DH home for my birthday! 😀

  • 180
    Melissa says:

    My best birthday present ever was a new camera with interchangeable lenses that my husband got me for my birthday after we were married. Thanks for the chance to win – I love the birthday sentiments set and haven’t placed my order yet!

  • 181
    Barb Schram says:

    My most memorable as a child was when my aunt had a surprise sleepover for my 15th birthday…so it was not the tangible gifts but the all the thought and love that went into it this occasion!

  • 182
    Amber Porter says:

    I think it had to have been a scrapbook put together by my mom. I received it when I turned 30 and it was all these pictures of me when I was little and me and my brother! It was a great present and one that will last forever!!

  • 183
    Rebecca says:

    What fun to read everyone’s answers!

    My best and favorite birthday …. when I turned 4 I had asked for a kitten … a beautiful white one with big blue eyes and pink ears! Well, my parents searched high and lo for such a cat and brought me home a white bundle of fur!

  • 184
    Karen U says:

    The best gift I ever received was a weekend away with the girls. I still look back on that weekend with wonderful memories…and it was 15 years ago!
    BTW – love love love everything about the March release!
    Thsnks, Karen U

  • 185
    Mary c says:

    A birthday party at the Buck Owen’s Crystal Palace. My dh and bff planned it. I even got a Red, White and Blue Guitar Birthday Cake with a birthday serenade from Buck himself.
    Really awesome 40th birthday.

  • 186
    Sonya says:

    Best birthday gift ever received? It wasn’t so much a gift but an experience. Celebrating my birthday last year with my family with a dinner at home and the BEST chocolate cake EVER!
    Sonya

  • 187

    My husband managed to completely surprise me one time. An acquaintance of mine made these beautiful blown glass items. I had looked at one particular vase many many times at various art fairs. Somehow, he managed to get back to her booth without me and trade contact information. Then he found a way to get the vase without me finding out, wrap it, and take it along on a trip without me seeing it (I am the packer for trips, so this was quite a feat!) I was completely stunned when I unwrapped the gift. It’s one of my very favorite things in the world, because he went to such great lengths to get it for me.

  • 188
    Kim Williams says:

    My hubby let me go on a stamping shopping spree and footed the entire bill! By far the best birthday gift ever to date!

  • 189
    Carole Miller says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was my engagement ring on my 21st birthday, which fell on Easter that year.

    Carole Miller

  • 190
    Amrita says:

    For my 21st birthday my friends threw me a surprise party. All of my closest friends from out of town were hiding in my dorm room when I came back from dinner! They brought me roses and a adorable teddy bear from FAO Schwartz (which I still have). And then for my 22nd birthday the same group of friends made me a scrapbook. (Each friend did one page.) At that time, I wasn’t a stamper/scrapbooker yet but that gift was so special to me.

  • 191
    Vicky from Ohio says:

    On my 40th Birthday, My two boys….then ages 16 and 18 presented me with 40 long stem Roses.
    Through the years though, all of my birthdays have been very special. In our family we celebrate birthdays for at least a week!!

  • 192
    Terrie says:

    My best gift was for my 30th….hubby surprised me with a singing telegram in front of all our friends….with a song he wrote himself! it was corny but the thought was awesome. I know I still have it here somewhere LOL

  • 193
    Ami says:

    The best birthday present I’ve ever received was my baby doll…which I still have 35 years later.

    Ami

  • 194

    My best birthday was when I turned 30. Me, my BF at the time and the neighbors rented a limo, went out to eat at some posh restaurant and then when dancing at a couple of different clubs. It was fun!

    Thanks for making this the best WEEKEND ever!! ~ Pam (prhansen)

  • 195
    Linda says:

    my gold initial ring

  • 196
    Pam H says:

    My best birthday gift was when my husband surprised me with a cake with 39 candles coming out of all sides of the cake!!! it looked like 4th of july!!! It meant the world to me!!

  • 197
    Michele says:

    Well, I can certainly tell you the WORST present I ever got, for my 38th birthday my girlfriends got me a broom. That’s right-a broom. It is a cool leopard print broom, but alas, no matter where you put it or how you look at it, its still a broom. I did a “clean sweep” and have better friends now! 🙂 Scrappy Inky Friends!!

  • 198

    Since marrying my husband every birthday gift that I have received from him has been my best gift! I know that sounds dorky but it’s true.

    Mary

  • 199
    SueB says:

    IF it’s fair to list one for an upcoming birthday, it’d have to be my soon-to-be portable photo studio kit (I wasn’t snooping, tho’ – honest! He left it next to our bed by and I happened to walk into the room to read a bit in bed while lying in bed one afternoon!) … and if not, it’d be the Fiskar scissors set he picked me up one b’day past. I use the snippers to that set for one of my other pasttimes, needlework, constantly! Plus, they’re a Finnish firm, which I am, and I don’t believe he was even aware of at the time!
    later, ‘gators!
    – SueB of sueblondin.blogspot.com

  • 200
    Kacey says:

    My best gift ever, that’s hard…but I think it was the bed & breakfast weekend my husband gave me in this VERY old restored farm house in the VA mountains. I was six months pregnant, and it was the last trip we had before my son cam along in December. Come to think of it, it was THE last trip we had with just the two of us.

  • 201
    Donna says:

    The best gift I received was a doll when I was 40 years old. When I was a girl I had a doll I loved very dearly and planned to keep forever. I went off to college out of state and left her at home. My mom was having a yard sale and asked where the box I had was (via phone while I was at college), that I wanted sold. I told her, but someone had inadvertently set my doll on the box when looking for something in my closet. My doll was sold. When I discovered it I cried and cried. I had had that doll since I was 3 years old. When I was 40 my mother scoured doll stores to find as close a replica as possible and even made a night gown for the almost perfect match she found that looked like the nightgown my doll had. When I opened the gift I burst into tears. I am a 51 year old woman and that doll sits on a chair in my bedroom. Looking at her takes me back to my childhood.

  • 202
    Betty Todd says:

    My best birthday gift was a year ago when I turned 56 – my grandson and granddaughter 3 and 4) surprised me with a vase of carnations that they picked out.
    My DIL said they talked about getting me these flowers all week and she couldn’t wait to see my face!
    I still have the pressed flowers in a frame on office wall……

  • 203

    I dont remember exactly what my best birthday present ever was…but I do remember my 6th birthday. My parents bought me this little mermaid (& not the little mermaid that came out a few years ago…I am not that young!) The mermaid had blonde hair and pink scales and it came with a clam shell carrying case….I was in heaven!

  • 204
    Victoria says:

    the best birthday was a surprise party when I turned 22. I was a single mom without any family and a group of friends got together and had a BIG party. I never felt so loved!

  • 205
    CurlyCraze says:

    When I was pregnant, it was on my birthday that I first felt my baby kicking. That was a great present!

  • 206
    Jacynthe says:

    My favourite birthday gift was perfume samples! It sounds weird but my husband and I were poor when we were first married. He was going to school FT, worked PT at a store called ZCMI and I worked PT because our oldest was a baby. He asked the ladies at the perfume counter at ZCMI if he could get some perfume samples because I love perfume so much but couldn’t afford buying any at that time. The lady gave him at least 20 samples!!! What a treat it was and I was touched that he thought of that for me. Being poor was no fun but we were still very happy.

  • 207
    Charlene says:

    The best birthday gift I’ve ever gotten was a porch swing fom my husband. My grandmother had one on her back porch when I was a little girl. She would sit out there summer mornings with her coffee. When we visited, we would come down the stairs and ask if she’d had her coffee yet, if she said, “No”, that meant scampering back up those stairs until she did. 🙂

  • 208
    Kimberly O. says:

    The one that pops into my mind is the year that my parents gave me an opal ring! I can’t remember what year it was, but I was totally surprised!

    🙂

    Kimberly

  • 209

    The best birthday gift I ever received was my husband proposing to me. It was one of the happiest days of my life…

  • 210
    Lisa Bylander says:

    When I turned 12 I got a “Walkman” radio/ cassette player—I loved that thing, and I was so “cool” because I was the only person I knew who had one.
    Love all the new release stuff Nichole!
    Lisa

  • 211
    Kathy McDonald says:

    By far, my 50th birthday gifts were the best! My friends at work purchased 50 roses, and one by one, they brought me a rose and wished me a happy birthday. After about the 6th rose, they told me I was going to need a bigger vase, and they brought me an enormous and beautiful vase. At lunch that day, I was given a “memory book” which had beautiful messages from all of my friends and family. The most touching part of the gifts was the thought and care that went into the planning.

  • 212
    Linda says:

    my gold initial ring

  • 213
    Michelle M. says:

    The best birthday gift for me was tickets to see Simon and Garfunkel live, purchased by my husband. It was a wonderful concert, and the seats were great.

  • 214
    Kerry says:

    I don’t know if I have an absolute favorite birthday gift, but my most recent favorite is the short-arm quilting machine & frame I received last fall. Quilting is my other passion after stamping.

  • 215
    Gerri K says:

    My best birthday gift was tickets to Phantom of the Opera in NYC for my 40th birthday.

  • 216
    Penny H says:

    My best birthday present was probably my Mathmos colour changing lights. I love them and use them every day after almost 7 years!

  • 217
    Val S says:

    My best birthday gift was the one I bought for myself last year. I bought the whole Nestabilities when they first came out…circles, squares, ovals and rectangles. I have used them so much…I really love them!!

  • 218
    Allison says:

    I love reading all these comments! My fav gift(s) were from my husband on my first birthday as a married couple…nothing was completely remarkable but the fact he spent so much time “getting it right” was sweet!

  • 219
    Erica says:

    The best gift I ever got was from my husband. We were in our first year of marriage, I was pregnant and we didnt have much money. We were trying to buy a house and all the money was going to that. I really didnt expect much, but my hubby had other plans. I had been complaining about my pillow. It was horrible and being pregnant I was not happy!! So my wonderful husband spent hours searching for the perfect pillow for me. It was a wonderful feather pillow he also got me this great candle which to this day is my favorite scent. I had the best sleep that night. A very practical gift I know, but it showed he listened to me and that he loved me. The Best Gift!

  • 220
    Tracy Gough says:

    The best birthday gift i ever received was the birth of my Son, not born on my actual birthday but just the day before (4th April 1996), it made my day very special, as i got my first Happy Birthday Mummy card from him when he was less than 24hours old.

  • 221
    Holly says:

    My best birthday present was a Surprise 40th Birthday Party (BBQ in the Park). All my family and friends were there. I felt so loved because everyone was there and it wasn’t even a funeral or a wedding!

  • 222
    Susan N says:

    The best birthday gift would have to be the paperweight with Mom written on it that my oldest son made for me when he was 5 years old. I still have it on my desk and he is 25 years old. Susan

  • 223
    Sara in WI says:

    The best Birthday Gift was a gold ring with 1 pearl on the top. It was for my 13th birthday and I felt sooo grown up with “real” jewelry for the first time.

  • 224
    CherylQuilts says:

    How wonderful of you to give us another opportunity WIN!! Yippee! My favorite birthday gift was a few years ago when my husband gave me my first Treo! He brought it to the hospital shortly after my surgery. He’s a sweetie! (I hope I win!)

  • 225
    Deb says:

    My best present ever was my daughters pride
    ring from my parents on my 13th birthday.
    I still wear the ring today.
    Love your stamps and your great ideas, keep
    them coming!

  • 226
    Christine says:

    My best birthday gift was a chance to spend my birhtday (which is in January) in Riviera Maya Mexico. To escape the 10 below zero weather for a week was GREAT!

  • 227

    This is terrible – I can’t think of anything. 🙁 I know I’ve gotten gifts, but usually they are items that I didn’t ask for. My MIL is great for doing this – I ask for something specific and I get some off the wall thing. I know I’ve treated myself to goodies for my birthday – usually stamp related, so it makes up for it all!! 😀

  • 228
    Ingrid says:

    The year I was able to celebrate my birthday with my cousins in Minnesota was my favorite. They made me a penguin birthday cake and I thought I would burst with the delight of being surrounded by loved ones for the occasion.

    This March release is a real winner! Thank you!

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    Melissa F says:

    My best birthday gift was a new bike when I was about 8 years old. Before I had a used bike but this was brand new and so girly.

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    ElizabethB says:

    My hubby surprised me with a new Mercedes. I had been driving the same car for 10+ years (no airbags, no 4wd, etc.) 🙂 They had flowers in the front seat and I got the royal treatment. Not a bad way to turn 30.;)

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    kribss says:

    i was at work and recieved a bouquet of flowers from my parents- totally + completely out of character for them!

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    Mary C. says:

    On my 31st birthday I found out I was pregnant with my first child. This was especially joyful as I had just lost my mom to a long illness two weeks prior to my birthday. That “baby” is now a beautiful young lady of 17!

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    Angela Smith says:

    I have received many great birthday gifts, but the one that stands out in my mind is our horse, Atreyu. He was an orphan baby…he was just tiny when we got him and we had to feed him from a bottle. (Where I am from there are large herds of wild horses on the reservations…he came from one of the round ups and his mother had been sent to the factory 🙁 ) He was so tiny!

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    Nancy says:

    I would have to say it was a place setting of my silver pattern. In my family, each of the children, when they were toddlers, received from my grandmother in New Orleans the spoon for a place setting of their very own silver pattern. In subsequent years, the fork and knife were sent. My grandmother died when I was 4 and all I ever received of my pattern was the spoon. When I was in my 20s, we all had dinner at my Dad’s. When I was putting my chair at the table, I glanced up and there was a complete place setting at my spot. I was thrilled!

    Thanks for triggering such a happy memory!!

  • 235
    Lisa says:

    My best birthday gift had to be the surprise birthday party when I turned 13, and along with that came a cool new bike.

  • 236
    Sara Spencer says:

    Favorite Birthday gift…I must say the Barbie house my grandfather built me when I was a young girl. I loved playing with it!

  • 237
    Tessa aka shastess on SCS says:

    My best birthday gift hmmmmmmmmm. I guess I would have to say my new digital camera that my husband bought me this year. It’s awesome a 7.5 megapixel with 12 times zoom. I love it and didn’t think I would be getting such a nice camera!
    nichole you are simply too sweet! Love the new releases!

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    Betty C says:

    It was my 70th. Our two sons celebrated our birthdays together (my husband and me) by telling a story of our lives through pictures of us and songs from The Sound of Music by changing the words to the songs to be about us. Family and friends surrounded us with love. They even gave the name of the celebration “Septafest”.

  • 239
    Heather Fullerton says:

    My best birthday gift ever was a puppy. I loved the dog until he passed at the age of 11. What a cutie.
    Retired Heather

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    Lindsay Spencer says:

    I can’t think of the best gift that someone has every bought me but probably the best birthday gift I bought for myself a couple years ago was my Cricut. I used birthday money to buy it. I love it and use it every time I scrapbook.

  • 241
    Chris Blanshard says:

    It’s my 50th birthday next week and my wonderful hubby has bought me a laptop so I can see all your wonderful stamps much clearer now and faster too:) Well done on another great release!

  • 242
    Angela says:

    My twins!! They came a couple days early but were healthy and that’s all that counts!

  • 243
    natalie wilson says:

    The best gift I have ever received was night at the Westin hotel and a spa day all by myself! I have 3 young children that I care for each day. My husband knew I need some “me” time!

  • 244
    Shelby says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was from my boyfriend, who compiled a CD of songs telling me how he felt about me.

  • 245
    Paula Laird says:

    I think my best birthday gift was my grandmother’s wedding ring. She gave it to me when I turned 16 and now it’s my wedding ring!

  • 246
    Lorie says:

    Hmm…the best birthday gift I’ve received is when my husband took all the old pictures that I had and put them in albums for me…not scrapbooks but albums and you know what? That was fine with me. It was so thoughtful! :o)

  • 247
    Tiffany Waters says:

    My best birthday gift ever was when DH surprised me with a new car delivered to the front door.

  • 248
    Little Mabel says:

    My Best Birthday gift ever was a week early–I got married in September, 6 days before my birthday! It had started out as the Best Belated Christmas gift ever when I met the man I knew I’d marry 3 weeks after Christmas in January of that year. It will be 33 years in September, and we still marvel that it doesn’t seem that long ago that we first met! AND his birthday is the day after mine (although I still remind him that he IS older than me by 3 years!) So we have a LOT to celebrate.

  • 249
    Karen Cole says:

    Just a few months after I lost my mom, I was pretty down at heart when I celebrated my birthday.
    My Dad gave me a little box that contained a gold chain with a little emerald set in the shape of a drop of water. He said my Mom had been saving for my birthday and wanted to get me something with my birth stone in it.
    Its not the necklace that was the best gift but the thought that my Mom was always, always thinking of me that I got for my birthday that year x

  • 250
    Mary B says:

    My favorite birthday gift was having my kids make me presents and sing Happy Birthday to me. Thanks for having another giveaway. This is so much fun.

  • 251
    Melissa says:

    My hubby surprised me on my last birthday with a trip to Vegas to see Celine Dion’s show her last week there. I am a HUGE Celine fan and have been dying to see her Vegas show – my guy is the greatest!!! We had an awesome time.

  • 252
    Nicole says:

    A stamping party thrown by my girlfriends. There’s nothing like stamps and chocolate to celebrate a birthday!

  • 253
    Karen says:

    I am looking forward to this year’s birthday present and I think it will be the best one for me….I am flying myself to CA to spend my birthday weekend with my brother and sister-in-law….no kids!!!!

  • 254
    Susan Hall says:

    My best birthday was my surprize birthday party when I turned 40, all my friends and family came to my house and I had a wonderful time. Susan

  • 255
    Jaclyn F. says:

    My best birthday present???

    My son! He was born the day after my 23rd birthday! He’s turning 8 this year.

  • 256

    The best was a surprise party my friends gave me the year I moved to TX. It was sad but so sweet!!

  • 257
    Carrie says:

    My best birthday came a little early, my 1st baby was born 11 days before my birthday. He is turly the best gift a mom could ask for.

  • 258
    Nicole S. says:

    My best birthday gift ever was finding out I was pregnant with my first child. What a blessing!! Thanks Nichole for all of your inspiration!!

  • 259
    Angie says:

    I got engaged! On my 18th birthday my (then) boyfriend asked me to marry him. I said yes, we waited a few years, and now we’ve been married for 7 years. He’s a blessing to me and getting engaged to him was the best birthday present ever!

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    Michelle Servinskas says:

    My best birthday gift was a trip to Paris with my high school senior class. We had a lot of fun!

  • 261
    Jody L. says:

    The best Birthday Gift I received was a transister radio when I was 10! Wow, now that is dating myself.

  • 262
    Babies says:

    I have no memories of birthdays, but for our 20th anniversary my DH who is way macho and not the type went out and bought me a sweater I had admired. It was so out of character, and so very sweet!

  • 263
    Nettie says:

    My best Birthday was last year when daughter and new son in law surprised me with a huge family party and a new mattress.

    Thanks at a chance to win some yummy candy. Love all the new releases, they just keep getting better and better.

    Nettie

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    Elizebeth says:

    My youngest daughter Audrey was born 3 days after my birthday. That’s been a pretty sweet present!

  • 265
    Chris says:

    The BEST birthday gift I have ever received was my Inch Worm. I was 3 – it was a ride ’em toy that you sat on and bounced up and down and inched along. He was green with a yellow hat – I will never forget that toy – he was awesome!!! I actually found him on Ebay – for $300!!! WHOAAAAA!!!! I didn’t buy it though!!! LOL That $300 could buy a lot of stamps!!!!! Thanks for the great chance to win!!!!

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    Cindy says:

    It has to be the car I got for my 16th birthday. It was a red 1966 Baracuda. At the time I thought it was the ugliest thing on the road but it allowed me to venture out for lots of fun outings.

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    Jana Weaver says:

    Such a great idea to host a “post” party Nichole!! Especially for us in European time zones!!

    My best birthday gift ever is probably some sapphire/diamond earrings that my husband bought me, because he took the time to find ones he knew I would like.

  • 268
    Natasha says:

    The best Birthday present… I have to say when my second girl was born 3 days before my birthday. No doubt!

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    Carrie D says:

    My best birthday gift was an opportunity to try skydiving when I turned 18. It is something that I probably wouldn’t have done myself, and as a mom I won’t do it know, but I can say that I have done it once!!!

  • 270
    Sandy Kay says:

    Wow, another contest – what fun! My best birthday gift was a brand new bicycle when I was 14. I was an outdoor person and I spent so much time riding it!
    Sandy Kay

  • 271
    Ellen says:

    Every birthday with my DH is special!
    Flowers, lunch out and a cozy night at home.
    He never forgets that date, all the other special dates in our lives…he forgets.

  • 272
    Karen M says:

    The best birthday gift I have received was money to spend any way I wanted on craft stuff!

  • 273
    Sharon Williams says:

    The best birthday gift ever was my son coming home from Iraq safe. He had to go back in a couple of weeks but everything was so much sweeter having everyone together and truly appreciating everything I have.
    Thank for having another contest. Absolutely gorgeous products this month.

  • 274
    cknutti says:

    Last year I got a Wii. We really got it for our kids, but we didn’t have any real reason or holiday to use an excuse. My husband focused the camera on our 10-year-old son, who shrieked in delight. Perfect.

  • 275
    Maureen says:

    It was an early present, my son Ethan was born 7 days before my 30th birthday. I felt so fulfilled the day I turned 30, a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful boys. What gift could possibly be better than that?

  • 276
    Martha says:

    My best birthday gift? My husband. We got married two days before my birthday.
    Martha

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    Mary says:

    A surprise girlfriend birthday party for my 50th and a beautiful clock given by all to signify time and what we can do with it.

  • 278
    Suzanne Baker says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received is my oldest daughter, she was born 10 days before my 21st birthday, that was over 24 years ago, haven’t gotten a better birthday gift since.

  • 279

    Last year my husband signed me up for 5 classes at my LSS that I had circled in my LSSs newsletter. It was the best birthday gift ever!

  • 280
    Lori H says:

    A hand made card from my daughter!

  • 281
    heidi quick says:

    no question, my ipod!

  • 282

    My husband lined up a babsitter, sent me shopping with my best friend and then had her drop off at the spa for a massage and a manicure. Then he took me to dinner and a concert. It was AMAZING!

  • 283
    Carolyn King says:

    The best birthday gift i ever received was a made dinner (and apple pie dessert) prepared by my boyfriend *now husband!

    It was surprisingly yummy and it really touched me that he would go to all the trouble.

    Ten years later, he still is doing most of the cooking!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    cammie22@hotmail.com

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    Kathyc on SCS says:

    I think my favorite birthday gift is my most recent one; last November, my husband and kids pitched in to buy tickets for all of us to see Bruce Springstein in concert; the tix were wrapped inside his greatest hits CD! Not only was it a great concert but we went to dinner in Boston first, the North End of course! How cool is it when your kids love the same music that you do (and don’t mind being seen in public with their parents)??? Thanks for the chance to win; I had to limit the stamp sets I bought since I loaded up on paper and ink!!

  • 285
    Mary says:

    A surprise girlfriend birthday party for my 50th and a beautiful clock given by all to signify time and what we can do with it.

  • 286
    sharon says:

    The best birthday gift i have ever received was my daughter. She was born 2 days before my birthday.

  • 287
    Tracy says:

    Boy this is an easy one. This year- I wished for the Giants to win the Super Bowl. Yay!!

  • 288
    Joan says:

    The best birthday present was when my children were 12 and 10 and they prepared a beautiful tray with a delicious breakfast and served it to me in bed. They even cleaned the kitchen.

  • 289
    holly says:

    My favorite birthday gift over the years has been my parents. With my husband in the military we don’t get back to our hometown often. My parents always make a point to come visit for my birthday. They have only missed one of my birthdays in 37 years!

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    Katie says:

    I don’t know if it was the best, but the most memorable was the sleep over party that I got for my 10th birthday. It was a big deal for me at the time. It was also that year that it snowed in the northwest in April, the morning after my birthday. Everything that my Mom did for my 10th birthday was very memorable!

  • 291
    Megan B says:

    my husband made a 12×12 scrapbook for me as a gift for my 30th birthday and had contacted all my friends and family to write letters to me and send any photos they wanted him to include. I love it! 🙂

  • 292
    Tomie says:

    My best birthday was a shopping trip with my friend to Vegas for my 30th. We went to what I call booby universary (we were fitted for bras) it was totally hysterical! Such a fun day!

  • 293
    Patricia says:

    The best birthday present I have ever received was a trip to the mall with my dad to get my ears piercd. The ear piercing was not the best part, but to spend an entire afternoon with just me and my dad was unforgetable. Why? Because I wm one of 11 children and alone time with a parents was priceless.

  • 294
    JenMarie says:

    The best birthday gift(s) I’ve received is stamping money to pick out exactly what I need/want!
    LOVE the new stuff Nichole!!

  • 295
    Jennifer Peddicord says:

    My best birthday gift was a set of treasured books from my Great Uncle. He wasn’t a man prone to showing deep emotions, but his gift of those books he loved so much spoke volumes. He suffered a stroke a short time later and that gift meant the world to me.

  • 296
    Tracy says:

    You are so generous! The best birthday gift I ever received was a surprise party from my husband! It was the best birthday ever!

  • 297
    Nancy Profitt says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a trip to the Club Scrap retreat in Wisconsin! 😀

  • 298
    Joan Anderson says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a homemade birthday card from my then 16-year old son telling me how much I meant to him. It was a major meltdown kind of card that I will cherish forever.

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    Lynn says:

    My precious little Yorkshire Terrier had just died a month or two before my birthday. Early (probably 7am) on the morning of my birthday, I was sitting at the kitchen table drinking a cup of tea and I looked up and my 4 year old granddaughter was standing at the French door with the biggest smile on her face (mom was standing just out of sight). I let her in and she opened her jacket and pulled out a tiny Yorkie puppy and handed her to me with a kiss and a “Happy Birthday Nana”….I still have the dog. She’s almost 14. She has brought me such joy…but minor compared to that soon to be 18 year old granddaughter!

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    Robyn says:

    I am so excited about your release! My DD is having a wedding celebration this summer we’ll know when as soon as the Navy has a plan….LOL…..any of you military folks will know what I am talking about.LOL….Wishing you great success with your new releases.

  • 301
    Angela (mudflapmamma on SCS) says:

    My best present was when I found out I was pregnant with my second son on my birthday! What a great gift. Thanks for the opportunity to enter another great contest.

  • 302
    Kim Forsyth says:

    This may sound strange but my (then) boyfriend, now husband bought me a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses and I absolutely LOVED them, in fact I still have them 11 years later! Thanks for the contest!!!

  • 303
    Jenni says:

    My best birthday present had to be about 7 years ago when the day before my birthday we found out that the twins I was carrying were both girls!!!

  • 304
    Mindy says:

    My best birthday present ever was my little John Deer Gator…. my husband and daughter were so excited.. and so was I.

  • 305
    Lori M. says:

    The best birthday gift I had was when my husband totally surprised me with a stay at the Venetian in Las Vegas. My DH NEVER throws surprises, so this was a very special birthday to me. Love the new stamps…hope I can win one.

  • 306

    I would have to say this past october. I turned 28 and My DH bought me my first laptop!! I have always wanted one because it is so much easier to sit comfy on the couch and learn my web design and it sure makes it easier to “rock a Party” With all the PTI gang!!!

  • 307
    Sharron Gregory says:

    My most memorable birthday gift was from my mother. One year she wrapped my grandmother’s cracker jar (my favorite of her things) and gave it to me as a gift. It was always on the buffet at grandma’s house when I was little and I always remembered how, no matter where she was in the house, her being able to hear if anyone lifted the lid!!

  • 308
    amy says:

    My husband rented a white convertible Corvette for the weekend for my 40th birthday!!! I had to return it when the magical weekend was over {{{sigh}}}, but oh, was it ever a BLAST driving around in a car like that feelin’ like I was 20, not 40, and having guys whistle at me at the stop lights! I’m not sure that feeling can ever be topped!

    Hugs,
    Amy

  • 309
    Jen Ofiana says:

    Well, my birthday is the day after Christmas so it’s just a great day if I even get a gift! I know, it’s sad, but so very true!

  • 310

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a trip to New York to see the Broadway play “Wicked.” I went with my Mom which was a real treat!

  • 311
    Kelley says:

    My best birthday gift I ever received would have to be when my husband, then boyfriend, took me to Italy for my birthday. It was totally last minute and tickets were CHEAP. Little did I know that he was going to propose to me. Or maybe it was when he threw my 30th surprise party when I was on bedrest with our last daughter. It had been a lonely 4 months….it was so good to see all of my friends and family!

  • 312

    The best birthday gift I received was a poem book that my sister made me.

    It was hand made and I read it every day.

    Can’t beat the hand made gifts!!!

  • 313
    Lauren says:

    My DH just bought us the Disney Vacation Club for my birthday this year. It’s an investment in our family’s future that is truly priceless.

  • 314
    Karinn says:

    My son was four my last b-day when he colored a picture that covered the entire surface of the 8.5 x 11 piece of copy paper from my printer. He then wrapped his favorite mini dinosaur toy in the paper and gave it to me. He told me he decorated the paper to look like my favorite designer paper for my cards, and that he wanted me to put his favorite dino on my shelf in my crafting room so that I could think of him when he wasn’t in there with me. I love my little guy!

  • 315
    Amy says:

    The best birthday present I ever got was a purple Huffy bike for my 7th birthday. It had a banana seat and a basket with plastic flowers on it and purple streamers hanging from the handlebars! Amy

  • 316
    Britiney says:

    On my 16th birthday, my step-dad gave me a dozen red roses and my mom had the diamond from her wedding band from my dad re-set into a ring for me. Those two gifts on my sweet 16 were so memorable. It was a very special day.

  • 317
    Kimber says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a homemade card from my son. There is nothing like unconditional love from your little boy who knows how much you adore homemade stuff!!

  • 318
    Crystal M. says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was a Care Bear cousin from my sons. It’s a big yellow monkey and I just love it. And of course, they want to play with it most of the time. It was just extra special to get something from them.
    ~Crystal M.

  • 319

    The best birthday gift I ever received was my Mac Book Pro. I just adore it.

  • 320
    Rebecca says:

    I have a macaroni necklace that my daughter gave me when she was 4…she is turning 20 next month…and I still have it!

  • 321
    annheidel says:

    I’ve forgotten most of my birthday gifts over the years, but one that stands out in my memory is the year I got the whole Lord of the Rings series of books. I had just read them for the first time that year and I was so excited to have my own. 😀 I’m a big fantasy geek. I still have those books and they are somewhat worn from so many readings!

  • 322
    Amy says:

    That’s an easy one! My youngest child was born on my birthday. She was scheduled to arrive by c-section two weeks later, but she decided to surprise me on my birthday. What a gift!

  • 323
    Amy says:

    My best birthday gifts are anything stamping related…I can’t remember one specific thing, other than a couple of years ago my husband, who usually doesn’t pay much attention to stamping supplies, gave me some things that I had really been wanting for a while, and they weren’t big things, but the fact that he paid attention when I had mentioned that I wanted them and REMEMBERED months later on my birthday, that was pretty special to me. I’m going to wish for something Papertrey this year!!! 😉

  • 324
    Leea says:

    Birthdays have never been my favorite time…but one year at my old job, they decorated the office in black balloons and just got me little gifts, but it was a fun day…

  • 325
    Alisha says:

    I am totally going to date myself with this one, but my Strawberry Shortcake dolls (the originals) and my Cabbage Patch Kid.
    The Cabbage Patch Kid was a total surprise. It was during that crazy time when you couldn’t find them anywhere. My mom worked a miracle and got one for me and my sister.

  • 326
    Robin says:

    The best gift EVER was when my husband surprised me with a birthday bash for my 30th birthday. I’m very difficult to surprise and he pulled it off – on top of that my gift was a 36″ television which was really disguising an engagement ring (the tv was for him, LOL)

    Good luck everyone!

  • 327
    Terri Moore says:

    The order I just placed.

  • 328
    Kim says:

    The best birthday gift I have ever received was a framed poem from my son. Every time I read it wonderful memories return.

    Just love all of the new March products!

    Kim

  • 329
    Marsha says:

    Hard to narrow it down to one ….. but a special birthday gift that comes to mind is that I received a Shirley Temple doll when I was just a little girl, which I still have to this day!

  • 330
    Kim says:

    The best birthday gift I have ever received was a framed poem from my son. Every time I read it wonderful memories return.

    Just love all of the new March products!

    Kim

  • 331
    Darce says:

    My favorite was THIS YEAR!! Not only did I move into my brand new house just days before, my dh bought everything to set up my NEW stamp room! I hadn’t had one because we lived in a much smaller home…I LOVE it! 🙂

  • 332

    The best birthday gift I ever received was probably just a day to scrap and having my hubby take care of entertaining our son for the day! It was the ;;;BEST gift EVER!

    Ally.

  • 333
    Darce says:

    My favorite was THIS YEAR!! Not only did I move into my brand new house just days before, my dh bought everything to set up my NEW stamp room! I hadn’t had one because we lived in a much smaller home…I LOVE it! 🙂

  • 334

    The best birthday gift I have ever received was when my best friend in highschool threw a surprise sleep over for me! We had a very large family so we didn’t get to have parties for our birthdays! It meant a lot that she did all that work for me! 🙂
    Dee

  • 335
    Elizabeth S says:

    3 years ago on my 35th b-day after trying for 11 years to conceive our 2nd child I found out I was pregnant!!!! That is by FAR the BEST gift I’ve ever received!

  • 336
    Amy says:

    Wow, I can’t remember too many of them! I suppose the most special one is the beautiful stuffed lamb my father got me for my 2nd birthday. I only remember that one because of the great photo my parents took.

  • 337
    Jen Booth says:

    My best Birthday gift would have been when I was in Grade 6 (we lived far away in a very small town at the time) my parents got we concert ticket to see “New Kids On the Block” (Obviously, being so young, I was on cloud 9!!!). My parents drove me 8 1/2 hours so I could attend that concert. I look back at the band and laugh now but, that was still the best ever!

  • 338
    shuggy says:

    the best birthday present i got was from my boyfriend. he went to build a bear and had a bear made that was a nurse bear, complete with glasses and shoes like mine!! i love it to this day!!

  • 339
    mcbetty says:

    Finding out I was pregnant 11 days before my 30th birthday.
    Thirty years later, this same daughter told me she was taking me on vacation to wherever I wanted. We went to Vegas.
    Both times lifted my mood at turning a new decade.

  • 340
    HeidiQ says:

    hmmmm, the best birthday gift – i guess i would have to say – not really a “gift”, but for my 30th birthday i was on my honeymoon in the British Virgin Islands (Virgin Gorda).

  • 341
    Dottie K. says:

    Wow that is so kind of you. My best birthday was when I turned 40 and we went to Disney World and I celebrate there. We had dinner in the castle and it was truly a magical day. Went we left the castle the park was empty and it was amazing walking down Main Street all to ourselves and soaking up all the holiday decorations. A few cast memebers to insure everyone gets out but they didn’t rush us. Oh my birthday is in December. Which just added to all sparkle. 🙂 Dottie

  • 342
    Mary Kay says:

    For my 50th Birthday my co-workers threw a surprise party with a 70’s theme. They dressed up as hippies and decorated the breakroom – boy was I surprised when I walked in. How they kept it a secret I’ll never know! It meant so much to me and it’s something I’ll never forget because they took lots of pictures.

  • 343
    KellyB says:

    yay! My fav gift was my pink ipod I got this year from my hubby! Thanks!
    Kelly Braund

  • 344
    Amanda Angert says:

    That’s easy — my daughter! She was born the day before my 27th birthday!

  • 345
    Shannon T says:

    My best birthday present was the year my husband proposed to me.

  • 346
    Carol says:

    I’m sorry I missed the party last night, but thanks for the opportunity to play for a prize anyway:)
    My favorite birthday present was the one I gave to myself – a digital camera I just had to have. Your new stamps are awesome! LOVE the new colors too!!

  • 347
    Kimmie says:

    I think the best birthday gift I ever received was when my honey took me to see Bryan Adams in concert as a surprise!!! He’s my favourite…..and Bryan’s not bad either!! Heehee!

  • 348
    Mary says:

    I had just moved to a new city a few months before my 30th birthday. Many of my out of town friends came to visit for a weekend and we had a blast!!!!! That was the best birthday… although not “present”. I LOVE the new colors…. **DROOL**

  • 349
    Rae says:

    Best birthday present ever, huh? Well, this may not be the BEST, but it was the most memorable…. one year on my birthday it was snowing like crazy, 20 inches that day, so my husband ran out and bought ‘me’ a SNOWBLOWER so we could get the car out of the garage to go out to dinner to celebrate… he loves re-telling the story of how he bought me a snowblower for my birthday… quite the romantic, isn’t he?

  • 350
    Trena in Naperville says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a handmade coupon book from my kids – wash your car, make dinner, clean up after myself, etc…. They were 5 and 7 at the time. They are 17 and 19 now, and I still have some coupons. They didn’t put an expiration date on them. :^)

    Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

  • 351
    Ethel A. says:

    Wow! I would say that the best birthday gift I’ve ever received was a musical jewelry box. My mom gave it to me on my 13th birthday. It was the first jewelry box I’d ever owned. It had a ballerina that danced. Today, looking back at it, it’s not fancy or anything, but it holds a special place in my heart.

  • 352
    annette says:

    My husband was out of town and my children made me a simple dinner with a menu that had pictures of them. My son dressed as a waiter and served while his sisters cooked. It was very cute!

  • 353
    Niki Estes says:

    I love cats and my husband who doesn’t particularly care for them once got me two kittens for my birthday. That was so sweet!

  • 354
    Ree says:

    I received a single daisy that was picked from someones garden from my boyfriend at the time. I was going through a rough time and it was more the thought than the present.

  • 355
    Karen Barineau says:

    Mine was undoubtedly my 50th birthday…my DH threw a surprise party for me and flew in my daughter, whom I hadn’t seen in 3 years. Seeing my daughter & the party were complete surprises to me, I don’t think any present could ever top that one!!!!.

    Karen

  • 356
    Wendy W. says:

    This is a hard one . . . my parents sent me back to California to visit my friends the summer after we moved to Utah when I was 16. That was a GREAT birthday present!!

  • 357

    Mine was last year, I was doing a lot better health wise and my sweet hubby bought me a new Digital Canon Rebel!
    what a sweetie huh?

  • 358
    Casie says:

    My best birthday gift ever was a party I threw for myself when I turned 30! That and the tattoo I got that year also.

    Can’t believe your giving more away!! How wonderful!

  • 359
    Lisa B says:

    I think the best birthday present I ever received was last year–my 10-year-old daughter baked me a cake from scratch!

  • 360
    pegg says:

    Love the new stamp sets!!! My favorite birthday gift was a surprise birthday party at a Karoake place – dear friends and my sister from out of town even came! We had a private room and had lots of fun!

  • 361
    mary puskar says:

    This is very exciting. New products and contests, oh my! Count me in. Would love one of those stamp sets.
    Mary P.

  • 362
    Deb says:

    I received a daughters pride ring, from my
    parents for my 13th birthday. I still wear
    the ring today!

  • 363
    Connie says:

    The surprise party my neighbors threw me for my 30th! Great fun! Thanks for the birthday offering! Love your new colors…

  • 364
    tlm says:

    A pearl ring…My sister had a home pearl party….Like a tupperware party..My gramma was the black peral winner and she gave the prize to me for my birthday..I was young and didn’t want a black pearl…(live and learn)..But I got a beautiful 7mm pink/creamy colored pearl in a beautiful bamboo setting..Thanks gramm

  • 365
    Christina says:

    Hi, love these contests! The first thing I thought of for a favorite birthday gift was when my sister got me a $50 SU gift certificate! My family does not usually spend more than $20 on birthdays so that was a real surprise! I think I’m going to ask for a papertrey gift certificate this year!

  • 366
    Amanda Johnson says:

    My best birthday present was a baby doll my Grandmother had given me. I played with that doll even when the arms and legs had to be duct taped back on.

  • 367
    Bonnie J says:

    My dear, sweet husband bought me a mercedes for my 50th birthday. That was definitely my top present!!

  • 368
    Jenn says:

    I’ve always been blessed with wonderful and thoughtful birthday gifts. Last year my in-laws, who rarely get me anything of my taste, bought a set of Nestabilites for me. It was a great gift!

  • 369
    Marisa says:

    Thanks for the chance to win a set! I missed the forum last night and this is a great way to be able to still play 🙂

    The best birthday gift I ever received was when I got 19 roses from 19 different men! The first one arrived in the morning before breakfast and all throughout the day a different friend would arrive and give me a rose — got one in the dining hall, three arrived in the middle of my Sociology class (the prof. even tied the interruption into his lecture as an example of what he was talking about), one guy dressed up in a tux, and my last one was a guy who came to read me a bedtime story and tuck me in. Was quite the birthday, to say the least!

  • 370
    Karinn says:

    My last bday, my son was 4. He colored a picture on a 8.5×11 piece of copy paper from my printer, and colored it completely from end to end. He then wrapped his favorite dinosaur mini toy in it and gave it to me for my bday. He said he wanted the paper to look like my favorite DP that I use on my cards! And he wanted the dino to sit on my shelf in my crafting space so that I could think of him when he wasn’t in there with me. It was so sweet that I had to wipe the tears from my eyes. Love my little guy!

  • 371
    Katie says:

    My husband gave me the BEST gift for my 30th last year. He took the day off of work and was Mr. Mom for the day. Having three kids in just over 4 years has left me feeling very overwhelmed on more than one occasion and it was a FABULOUS gift. I hope it becomes tradition…wink!

  • 372
    Kisa Peters says:

    I would have to say a handmade card from my husband! He is NOT crafty nor artsy….he’s not even very good with a screwdriver….so his rare creative moments are very special to me!

    Kisa

  • 373
    Mary Cook says:

    Anthing handmade is always a favorite, especially if it was made by one of my children. They are my greatest gift.

  • 374
    Cari Lundell says:

    My best birthday gift ever was my daughter! She was born 5 days before I turned 27.

  • 375

    My best birthday gift was my car. I have received it from my dad on my 18th birthday. That was way cool.
    Susanne

  • 376
    chrissym says:

    My best birthday gift that I ever received was a my 30th birthday celebration where my family from out of state came and celebrated with me!! It was great to see family that I normally don’t get to see on a daily basis!

    Chrissy

  • 377

    My best gift was my Canon 400D camera…Love it!

  • 378
    Mary L says:

    My husband threw me a surprise 40th and invited my family, his family and close friends. I never knew he was doing it…and I WAS surprised! He sent me and my sister-in-law to the spa for the day and everyone arrived…parking around the corner in a friends driveway (she had moved but not yet sold the house). When I came in he popped open a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne and everyone yelled “Surprise!” Awesome day!!!

    (My second best gift was the strand of cultured pearls he bought me)

  • 379
    Gina says:

    I love musicals, my husband does not. Last year for my birthday I got tickets to see Mama Mia. Not only the tickets, but a lovely dinner before the show and he was the perfect date. He enjoyed it much more than he thought he would.

  • 380
    Becky says:

    I am a very simple and easy to please kind of girl. My husband is always completely stumped because I never ask for anything. But once, he bought me a Snickers bar and a scrapbook magazine! He knew how much I enjoyed just chilling out with chocolate and some great inspiration. I LOVED it!

  • 381
    shari walker says:

    My best birthday gift was a new pair of roller skates to use at the rink, I was 12…shari

  • 382
    Lynnette says:

    The best gift I have received was my gas barbecue grill.

  • 383
    Jennie says:

    My son he was born a few days before my birthday 2 years ago! A blessing!

  • 384
    Kelly says:

    My best birthday present was a day at the beach. My husband and two daughters and I spent the day playing in the waves and relaxing on the shore. It was wonderful.

  • 385
    Sharon in NE says:

    My Pentax K1000 camera when I was in high school. I loved that baby. I still have it even though its not digital. Although its *cough* 30 years old, my son uses it for his high school photography class.

  • 386

    My favorite b-day present is the year my best friend is high school threw a surprise sleepover party for me! I come froma large family so I didn’t have a lot of parties when I was younger!

    It meant a lot!

    Dee

  • 387
    Barbara C says:

    My best birthday (12-25-??) gift was a granddaughter Mackenzie. She is 9 now and still as special as she can be.

  • 388
    Wendy H says:

    My best birthday gift was my engagement ring as my birthday is the day after valentine’s day.

  • 389
    Kiko says:

    I hope it counts even if I bought if for myself, but in honor of my 30th birthday (20+ years ago), I bought that cute little sports car I had always wanted. It’s still parked in my garage today!

  • 390
    Alexandra says:

    (Sorry for my english, i’m french and dont practice a lot). My best birthday gift was definately 2 years ago, my son born january 8th,just like me!
    Truly the most beautiful gift i could ask for.
    Alex

  • 391
    JoAnn Williams says:

    Hey!!! The best Birthday gift I received was when I got engaged and it was so wonderful!!! A total surprise!!!

    JoAnn Williams

  • 392
    Pam W says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was when I was surprised with a birthday party on one of those milemarker birthdays that I was a little down in the dumps about.

  • 393
    Rosemary Dennis says:

    I would have to say the best birthday present I ever received was my oldest son. He was born just before my birthday.

  • 394
    Mimi C says:

    Best b-day gift was a chance to stamp/crop all day with some of my best girlfriends. We had a blast!

  • 395
    Judy Kruger says:

    Oh…so much fun! A surprise party on my 17th birthday with a lot of friends.

  • 396
    Ann Lind says:

    The best birthday gift I ever recieved was a whole day of people remembering my birthday. My locker at work taped shut and and filled with balloons, a fun gag gift from co-workers, every one sang happy birthday, cards from clients. My husband took me out for lunch and both my sons phoned to wish me a happy birthday, friends called it was a super special day better than any material gift.

  • 397
    Kristen Carpinello says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a suprise party given to me by my husband – all my college friends whom I hadn’t seen in years were there.

  • 398
    donna calamari says:

    when i was 10 my grandparents bought me a T.V. for my bedroom. It worked for 20 years and logged in more hours than any T.V.

  • 399
    Susan G says:

    My best birthday present came from my son when he was deployed to Kosovo with the Army. He sent me a beautiful vase of red roses. I didn’t even know you could order flowers from a war zone via computer! My how times have changed in just those few years.

  • 400
    Angie Tieman says:

    Great sets this month, I really need It’s a Celebration! Best birthday gift was a used Mercury Capri for my 16th birthday. Having my “own” car was like a dream and showed my parents trusted me. I had a job and paid for the insurance and gas…good thing because I had an accident 3 days after I got my license! Doh!

  • 401
    Pam says:

    For my 40th birthday my huband gave me a ring with diamonds and emeralds. Emeralds because our two sons both have May birthdays. Everytime I look at my ring I think not only of my husband but my 2 sons as well.

  • 402
    kimberlee says:

    This last one was the best ever! My husband planned something special for each day leading up to my birthday by putting a letter on the gift for it to spell out “happy birthday” until my birth day. He painted our bathroom and got a new bedspread, a coffee gift card, a new undercabinet clock/radio, and many other things. I felt like a queen!

  • 403
    Jennifer Runge says:

    My best birthday present has been my husband giving me an entire day to do ANYTHING I want. No dishes, breakfast in bed, stamping all day, dinner and a movie.

    It was the best, he had the kids, got the babysitter, etc.

    This release the stamps are wonderful!

  • 404
    Janet says:

    Hmmm, the best bday present I ever received….it would have to be when my parents gave me a beautiful pink leather Bible for my 21st bday. It’s a wonderful keepsake and I treasure it.

  • 405
    Cathy says:

    A beautiful birthday card from my daughter…a very distant second was a trip to Kona Village on the big island of Hawaii for my 50th.

  • 406
    Andrea says:

    My very best birthday present ever was a gift from my hubby, a picture frame, with photos of him and I, and love quotes mixed in on it. His thoughtfulness blew me away. I absoloutely adore it and keep it on my nightstand.

  • 407
    DWD says:

    For my 16th birthday, my favorite Aunt gave me a one piece culotte(sp)outfit. It had a polka dot top with white wrap front skirt. I still have it.

  • 408
    Susan Berkhout says:

    My best birtday present(s) ever happened TWICE! Each time I found out that I was pregnant for one of my children, it was on my birthday. Gotta love that.

  • 409

    One year I got married two days before my birthday, and left for our honeymoon ON my birthday. Definitely, best gift evvah ;^)*

  • 410
    Chelsey says:

    My best birthday gift was 11 days after my 5th birthday, my mom went into labor with my little brother and my aunt who was baby sitting me took my McDonalds for lunch and let me pick out any Barbie i wanted at walmart, and we went to a local petting zoo. So between my new brother and my sweet auntie i was feeling pretty special 🙂

  • 411
    AJ says:

    My camera~I use it every day and love it!!

  • 412
    Carla Hoffman says:

    Not one present stands out. I love celebrating “my” day!!! I am a twin so I always have had someone to celebrate with!!
    Carla

  • 413
    Terri Trotter Earley says:

    My best gift is a tie between my dog and my horse. I love them both so much.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

  • 414
    Amanda Pedro says:

    Thanks for continuing the celebration today.

    As a kid, the best present I ever received was when people would actually come to my party. No I wasn’t a loser, but my bday falls on the May 24 weekend in Canada. Where I grew up, it signified the 1st weekend of camping, so everyone would be gone away. One year, it rained, so everyone stayed in town and partied with me!
    This year, I turn 40 and will be going to Portugal the following week, so that will be THE BEST present!

  • 415
    Carol Ann says:

    My best birthday present was a Barbie doll with a long green velvet dress on that came in a clear, round box with a special cover. I still remember it to this day; I must have been 6 years old and that was in the 1960’s!!

  • 416
    oceangirl says:

    My best birthday gift ever was from my mom on my eighteenth birthday. She wrote the most beautiful letter to me, reminiscing about how I had knocked over the Christmas tree on my first Christmas, how I had cut off one of my pony tails, games that she went to when I was a cheerleader, my first dance recital, first date and so much more. She sent the letter and one of my baby pictures into the local paper for them to print and that was my birthday card that year. So many of my friends and teachers saw it and it made everyone cry…including me. I had no idea that she had done it until I read the paper that day. It was wonderful!

  • 417
    MelissaS says:

    My best gift ever was when my fiance (now DH) flew my BFF across the country for the weekend, just so we could hang out! Oh, and we went to a concert, too. FUN times 🙂

    Thanks for sharing – the new releases are wonderful!

  • 418
    Karen says:

    My best birthday gift was a one carat diamond ring on my 50th birthday. My granddaughter was just about 4 months old when we picked it out and took her with us. We would ask her what she liked and she would just smile big at us. Someday that ring will belong to her.
    Thanks for all the wonderful products and how you show creative ways to use them.

  • 419
    Laurie G says:

    Definitely has to be when my husband completely surprised me with a diamond and ruby bracelet. He is so sweet.

    ~Laurie

  • 420
    Alison says:

    Hmmm… the best birthday gift I ever got? Probably the 10-speed bike on my 13th b-day that I absolutely adored, then proceeded to crash into a parked car and knock two of my teeth out! It was nice while it lasted. LOVE all the new releases this month. I don’t know how you all do it.

  • 421
    Jennifer Bradley says:

    My engagement ring! My now husband had to propose on my birthday otherwise I would have suspected it!

  • 422
    melissa says:

    My best birthday gift was the gold ring my husband gave me on my “golden” birthday (25 years old on the 25th of Nov)

  • 423
    Jan says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was being pregnant with my first child after several years of negative pregnancy tests!

  • 424
    deb says:

    My boyfriend gave me a beautiful hope chest and then proposed! We were very very young and ultimately we didn’t get married, but it is still a wonderful (yet bittersweet) memory!

    BTW – I’m going to need a second job soon. Loving all the new stuff and want it ALL!

  • 425
    Andrea says:

    The best birthday gift of late? My husband gave me the green light to order the markers I had been eyeing! We’re watching our bottom line, so this was quite an extravagance for us, er, me!

  • 426
    Suzanne says:

    Since my birthday falls on New Year’s Eve, it is easy for everyone to forget about it, and I often get the multipurpose Christmas/Birthday gift!:( I love when my husband makes it a special day for me… this year – a special lunch and a Cuttlebug!

  • 427
    Tracy says:

    7 years ago my husband and I decided to adopt a little girl from China. We had 4 biological sons and we very much wanted more children. I was so excited at the thought of having a daughter. For my birthday that year, as we waded through tons of paperwork and red tape in the adoption process, my husband gave me the cutest little girl outfit. I was so touched that he would think to do that. It ended up being another 18 months before I held my daughter for the first time but that gift was…as they say…priceless. Fast forward a few years and I am now the proud mother of 6 children, 2 of them are adopted but I forget which ones. Thanks for evoking such a special memory for me. I love all the new products. Now to narrow down what I can and can’t live without. 🙂

  • 428
    laulief says:

    Last year my husband and I moved to a new state, he was still commuting back and forth and could not be here for my birthday. My new coworkers took me out for dinner and drinks. We had a great time getting to know each other better.

  • 429
    Frances says:

    My best birthday gift ever was my engagement ring. DH is my best friend and the love of my life.

  • 430
    Becky says:

    My best birthday gift was my first bike. I don’t even remember how old I was, but it was the coolest thing ever!

  • 431
    Linda E says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a Coach wallet. At the time I thought my husband spent way too much on it but it lasted for 10 years!!!

  • 432
    Lisa B. says:

    The best birthday gift was my doll when I was 7 years old. Her name was Tina and she had a hole in her mouth for the bottle. But the best part was the set of clothes that my sister had sewn to fit her!

  • 433
    Charmaine says:

    I think one of the gifts that I love the most is a pot rack my honey got me…you know the kind that hangs from the ceiling over the counter so you don’t have to dig in the cupboards for what you need. Love it! I love to cook…it makes it so much easier when you have everything so close. He also took me to a musical and dinner that year…he HATES musicals…so it meant a lot to me…it was a great birthday!

    Charmaine

  • 434
    ~liz says:

    A surprise 40th B’day party. My hubby staged the whole thing from the hall, food, entertainment, gifts it was amazing (stripper, yikes) I hope I win something too. Happy Birthday PTI

  • 435
    Mel says:

    Five pounds of mocha truffles from my nephew followed by another five pounds of the same from hubby followed by 2 pounds from little sis. Hinting all year worked. 🙂

  • 436
    Leslie Elvert says:

    The best B-day gift I ever received is the 6×6 album my sister made for my 40th birthday! It was a total suprise and an absolute treasure! Thanks for doing another contest!

  • 437
    Laurel says:

    Emerald and Diamond earrings from my parents when I turned 21. I was about to graduate from West Point and thought they were so pretty and grown up – perfect for my “adult life”.

  • 438
    Christina says:

    My favorite birthday gift was a new bicycle on my 12th birthday. My mom had just become a single mom and could really not afford it, was working two jobs, and stretching to put food on the table for us. She made it happen for me and I will never know how.

  • 439

    My best birthday gift so far was one I received last year from my mother. I wasn’t expecting it for another twenty years or so – it was an heirloom ring. The stones in it originally belonged to one set of great-grandparents. They had their engagement ring and wedding cufflinks made into a ring for my grandmother when she turned 21. She wore the ring for decades and passed it to my mother who wore it for decades…and now I’m wearing it. I look at it often and think of family connections.

  • 440
    Alisa says:

    On my 16th birthday my parents bought me a car. It wasn’t new, but it was sporty and cute and a total surprise. I was elated and never forgot.

  • 441
    Karrie Baker says:

    One year my parents flew down to AZ from CA and showed up at my work to surprise me for my birthday. I was so excited I burst into tears. It was a VERY special birthday!! 🙂

  • 442
    Judy Miller says:

    The best gift was a used, but in perfect condition (never been near snow and salt) with low miles, Mercury Grand Marquis.

  • 443
    cars says:

    My Mom got me a tree frog for my 16th birthday.

  • 444
    Deanna says:

    My best birthday gift was when I received three mango cakes ( my favorite) on the same day. I got one from work, a lady from work gave me one to take home and one from my husband.

  • 445
    Wendy says:

    My husband contacted all my family and friends. He had them send a picture of them and write what they liked about me. It was a great birthday present and a big surprise.

  • 446
    Judy Miller says:

    The best gift was a used, but in perfect condition (never been near snow and salt) with low miles, Mercury Grand Marquis.

  • 447
    Heather says:

    I think the best birthday gift ever was my 4 year old daughter singing Happy Birthday to me last year. She was so sweet and sincere (and she sang the whole song to me about 30 times on the day of my birthday).

  • 448
    Inkylin says:

    The most memorable thing I can remember is that my birthday is the day before my older sisters birthday.

    -*Linda*-

  • 449
    amber says:

    My best birthday is any that birthday that I can celebrate with my family. I am living over 500 miles away from my family that has always been very close knit. It is always wonderful to make the trek back home around my birthday and to be able to celebrate it with them.

  • 450
    Caren says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was just this last week! My DH got me tickets to see my favorite country group Rascal Flatts in Las Vegas! It was a blast! Although all my birthdays are the best because I always spend it with my family!

  • 451
    Kerry J. says:

    My best birthday gift was this past year when I received my new cuisinart stand mixer. I love it and use it all the time and it was so unexpected! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 452
    Denise says:

    My mom threw me a surprise 18th birthday party….. it was really cool because all my friends knew and they kept it from me. I was so surprised. Thanks for the chance to win something. You are so kind. AND your new items are so beautiful.

  • 453
    Allison says:

    My favorite birthday gift was Ipod that my little sister had saved up for months to purchase for me because she knew how much I wanted it. Not so much the gift (although it is still great), but the thought and work that it took for her to do that for me — that’s my favortie part!

  • 454
    Janis L U says:

    Last Nov. I celebrated my birthday in Germany where I was born 60 years ago. I had not been back since 1954. My husband, son and I were all there. Yes, I was missing my three other children but I received wishes via voice mail.

  • 455
    Heather says:

    I think the best birthday gift ever was my 4 year old daughter singing Happy Birthday to me last year. She was so sweet and sincere (and she sang the whole song to me about 30 times on the day of my birthday).

  • 456
    Linda says:

    My husband gave me the most beautiful Tanzanite and diamond ring 9 years ago (for my 31st birthday). I had been secretly eyeing it at the jewelry store. It was actually a combo birthday/anniversary present (as our wedding anniversary is the day after my birthday…it was our 1st anniversary).

    Thanks for the opportunity to win Nicole. I missed the party last night as I was at work. I love PTI!

    Linda

  • 457
    Marge Sexton says:

    WOW…the best Birthday gift would have to have been my youngest son 19+ years ago. He was born 2 days before my birthday, and we brought him home from the hospital on my birthday! That was my favorite B-Day gift of all time!

  • 458
    MaryBB says:

    The birth of my son. He actually came two days later, but I was in the hospital trying to have him on my birthday. No other birthday “present” has brought me as much joy as he has.

  • 459
    Karen says:

    The best thing I ever got was my mothers ring. I had been wanting one since I finished having children, and one year my DH finally got me one.

  • 460
    Marcia says:

    The best birthday present I ever got was a new bike on my 7th birthday. I had been riding an old used clunker and it was a total surprise to get a new one.

    I love all the products and can’t wait to get my order!

  • 461
    Elizabeth says:

    The best gift I received was for my seventh birthday. I wanted strawberry cake with plum ice cream (I realize now that this isn’t the greatest flavor for an ice cream.) My mom said, “Are you sure?” and when I agreed that’s what I wanted, she made them for my birthday party. We still laugh about this but I love this memory because it just shows me how much my mom loved me.

  • 462
    Michelle Wooderson says:

    I got a brand new Chevy Cavalier for my 18th birthday, it was exciting!

  • 463
    Tona says:

    My best birthday gift was my engagement ring. 34 years later the ring & the husband are still the best!!

  • 464
    MaryBB says:

    The birth of my son. He actually came two days later, but I was in the hospital trying to have him on my birthday. No other birthday “present” has brought me as much joy as he has.

  • 465
    Kat says:

    Hmmm, best present. When I was 22, my then boyfriend flew in a cesna airplane he rented to come and see me. Totally unexpected and I will never forget seeing him step off that little plane and run across the tarmack….ahhhh….memories!

  • 466
    Deb Neerman says:

    A full day at a beauty Spa!!! Oh my, talk about heaven on earth! Every woman deserves this treatment at least once in her life.

    ~Hugs, Deb

  • 467
    QOE says:

    Wow – thanks for the opportunity to enter another contest. My favorite birthday present would have to be the Lane cedar chest I received from my parents for my 21st birthday.

  • 468

    Oh, How fn is this! And, I just made my FIRST order today, too!

    Dang, when you are old…it’s hard to remember stuff like this..I’ll be 5-3 on my next birthday! LOL

    I think the best gift I received was 2 years ago, when I worked in the bakery at Safeway. The girls I worked with gave me a 2-layer cake with custard filling, whipped cream icing and beautiful pink/lavender flowers.
    It really meant alot to me, to have a cake given to ME!!! Hadn’t had that done since I was little!

    thanks for all the neat stuff you do here!
    SherryB

  • 469
    Amy Y. says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was stamping supplies, of course! Anything stamping related is always loved! I wish my husband would get me stamping supplies these days, but he says I have too much stuff! Is there ever such a thing as too much stamping stuff?!?!

  • 470
    Teresa says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a romance book written by my husband! It was so cute.

  • 471
    Kristyn Sinnott says:

    It came this year. My family has been going through some very deep trials as of late. And my birthday fell on a Wednesday and we go to church for prayer meeting on Wednesday nights. Well, my dad and I were able to pray together. I was priviledged to be able to hear his heart being poured out to our Saviour and God. My dad is getting older and I know these moments won’t last forever…so I really cherish this time we spent in prayer for each other and our family as the greatest birthday gift I was given. PRICELESS!

  • 472
    Beth T. says:

    The best gift was a beautiful pearl and gold bead necklace from my husband while we were dating.

  • 473
    Judy says:

    The best BDay Giftgiving birth to a child on your birthday!!!

  • 474

    The best birthday gift that I ever got was a Papertrey stamp set! No, REALLY! It was last year and I had been talking about wanting to place an order with Papertrey for a couple months, but I just never actually did it. Well, my husband surprised me and bought me Faux Ribbon and some acrylic blocks. Besides the fact that it was an awesome stamp set, I was so touched that my husband had actually been listening to me and got me something that he knew I had really been wanting!

  • 475
    Jean says:

    My best birthday gift ever was a day with my best friend at the Bubble Room in Orlando. She took me to lunch and bought me a glass of champagne and looked properly distressed for me when they brought a colander with spice cans attached and put it on my head for the birthday singing.

  • 476
    Karen Walters says:

    My best birthday present was a pet parakeet for my 10th birthday. It took a lot of time, but I tamed him myself and taught him to talk and do a few tricks. I still miss him! Karen

  • 477
    Peggy Maier says:

    The best birthday gift was from my daughter – she always spoils me – I got lots of new stamping supplies, a special cake & time with her & her sweet family! What could be better?!

  • 478
    Julia Diane says:

    My best birthday gift was from my sister when I turned 40.. hmmm a few years back! LOL She is a quilter and at the time I was into counted cross stitch. She had stitched me a set of still life pictures that are beautiful !! It was extra special because I knew she didn’t enjoy the hand stitching so much. The work is gorgeous and the colors are perfect — they are still hanging in my dining room. Gotta love sisters!
    Julia Diane

  • 479
    noelani says:

    My favorite birthday so far has been my 30th. My dh arranged for the kids to gone for the weekend, took me to the spa while he cleaned the house and I came home to a clean quiet house for the first time in years!

  • 480
    Amy says:

    I still remember the flowers my dad sent me for my birthday one year when he had to be away on a business trip. I think I was 10 or 11, and I felt so grown up receiving delivered flowers from my daddy!

  • 481
    Alexandra says:

    My best birthday gift ? : a horse…..a dream of little girl came true !!

  • 482
    Erica says:

    Congrats on another great release! I keep putting things in my shopping basket, the list is now as long as my arm ;o)

    My best birthday gift ever was for my 14th birthday, I got a “gold and diamond” (fake and fake ;o)) bracelet from my aunt that I absolutely LOVED :D. It made my day, and as I can still remember it, it was a pretty great present!

  • 483
    Hilma says:

    My best birthday present ever was a surprise birthday lunch with a bunch of my friends!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  • 484
    clair mixon says:

    The best birthday gift I got was $333 on March 3, 03 when I turned 33. Thanks
    Clair

  • 485
    Barb W says:

    It was the last cruise we went on in April 2005. We celebrated my birthday (25th) and our anniversary (11th) and we took both our daughters and my sister, Mom and Dad. We lost my Dad in July that year so it made that week even better. What a memory to have and hold onto!!!

  • 486

    My husband bought me 48 different colors of cardstock and a paper rack to store it in!

  • 487
    Maria vega says:

    The best gift I got was from my kids, they spent all afternoon making me a card, that had my 9 year olds drawing of Spider man and my 14 year old sons drawing of a car and 15 year old daughters version of some flowers…. i thought it was extremely beautiful…

  • 488
    k.m. says:

    The best birthday gift that I received would definitely have to be our first born child. After losing our first child, we spent several years trying to get pregnant.
    She was born 4 days before my birthday…..a beautiful little girl with a full head of dark hair!!!

  • 489
    Pat M. says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was when my DH gave my mom and me a day at the spa to have facials, hair, and massages. We both totally enjoyed being pampered, and when we got home, DH was cooking my favorite meal, crab meat chafing dish. What a wonderful day, I will never forget.

  • 490
    Mom2Men - Valerie Johnson says:

    The best birthday gift I received was on my 28th birthday. After 2 years of trying, temperature charts and fertility drugs, I got a positive pregnancy test. His name is Patrick and he’s now 25 years old.

  • 491
    Pam says:

    I’m in love with all your new products and wouldn’t want to miss an opportunity to WIN one of them! 😉

    A favorite birthday gift of mine was taking a trip to New York City with 3 great friends from high school. We were all celebrating our 50th birthdays! 🙂 Good times!

  • 492
    kat says:

    great new stuff….best bday present was new blender last year….i’ve always wanted a blender that actually CAN blend ice and it does… haha

  • 493
    Nicole says:

    My Canon Rebel. It was a total surprise from my hubby because I didn’t think we could afford it. Now thousands of pictures later, it’s still the best 🙂

  • 494
    Susie says:

    The best gift I ever received is my daughter. Still not quite 2 years old, but I learn so much from her everyday. I love how she sees everything with such wonder and simplicity.

  • 495
    Robbin Clements says:

    The best birthday gifts were letters and handmade cards from my children when they were little! Priceless!!

  • 496
    Marlene from Maine says:

    Even though all of my birthdays have been special, my special memory is my 13th when I got my new rollerskates with Pink/White Pompoms. Many,many,many years ago.
    Marlene

  • 497
    Jennifer Frost says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a surprise “SKY DIVING” session. You can imagine my jaw dropping as we pulled up to this air field on my 30th birthday. I had never, ever done anything this crazy before. I was soo scared and so exhilirated at the same time… maybe my husband was updating our insurance policy that week, too.LOL!!

  • 498
    Tracy Durcan says:

    Wow, this is great! I would say my husband does the best birthday gifts. He always gets me a piece of jewelry and his taste is excellent!!

  • 499
    April says:

    An adorable granddaughter born just hours before my birthday was my best birthday gift!

  • 500
    janette says:

    The best gift that I ever received for my birthday was finding out that I was pregnant with my first child. Thanks again for the chance to win some awesome new stamps.

  • 501
    Crystal says:

    The best present I have ever received was a 10 speed bike when I was a teen.

  • 502

    My best birthday gift was signing the papers on my first home with my husband…and then he graduated with his Master’s the very next weekend!

  • 503
    Deb S. says:

    My best birthday present was being born on Father’s Day!

  • 504
    lisa bauer says:

    I would have to say that the best birthday present I ever got was having my Kitchen remodeled and getting to pick out all of the appliances. Love everything again this month.

    Thanks
    Lisa

  • 505
    EileenM says:

    My best birthday gift was spending my 50th birthday on a short vacation with my mother and siblings. I live more than 1,000 miles from them, and see them often, but rarely get to spend my birthday with them. We had a blast! Hope to repeat it as other sibs hit that golden mark!

  • 506
    Theresa says:

    I would have to say that the best birthday gift I received was a new Flat screen TV with a wall mount for my craft room! I was so shocked. The best part wasn’t the TV but the fact that my husband cared enough and wanted to make my craft room even more special for me. He’s the best 🙂

  • 507
    Nimue says:

    My daughter was/is my favourite birthday present. Presents don’t get any better than that!

    Nimue

  • 508
    Carolyn Gargus says:

    My favorite b-day gift would probably be a gold charm to wear on a chain picked out by my grandson, that said “Number #1 Grandma”. This month’s release was wonderful. The berry paper is BEAUTIFUL, and the Blush compliments it so well! Too many have to haves.

  • 509
    debbie207 says:

    The best birthday gift was diamond earrings for my 40th birthday. Won’t say how long ago it was. 🙂

  • 510
    Nancy Ann says:

    Last year, hubby gave me money to buy stamping supplies!
    -Nancy Ann

  • 511
    Rita says:

    My Mom gave me a birthday party when I was five years old and I still have such warm memories of that day!

  • 512
    Lisa K says:

    We moved to Texas a little over a year ago and it just so happened I was looking up cupcake bakeries for fun and there was a cute cupcake bakery that runs out of an airstream and my husband found it and got me a dozen of the prettiest yummiest cupcakes! lisa k

  • 513
    Shauna says:

    I guess it would have to be the aquamarine my dad picked out for me on a business trip to Brazil, and had set into a ring. It was not like my dad to do anything at all sentimental, so this was special gift for a lot of reasons!

  • 514

    One of my best birthday presents was my first sketchbook for my 14th birthday from my mom. I had wanted one for so long. That book went everywhere with me until all the pages were full of my drawings!

  • 515
    lisa says:

    a ruby and diamond ring for my 39 B-day

  • 516
    Alison says:

    My favorite gift was a gift card for a massage and the day to myself! My DH and DS showed me how much they knew I needed a break. They always do nice things for me.

  • 517
    elaine says:

    My Dad passed away when I was 5 and life was a struggle for my Mom financially. It was mid 50’s and I never asked for anything because I did not want to make my Mom feel bad if she couldn’t afford it. But on my 16th birthday she gave me a beautiful birthstone ring from the local hometown jewelry store. It was the ring that I went in and looked at everyday after school but never told her I wanted it. I cried for a week and will never forget the tears of joy that ran down my Mom’s cheeks as I opened that special gift!! I still wear it today with pride!

  • 518
    Lisa Henke says:

    I received the best Birthday gift ever, last year-my third child. Yep, my water broke at 7am on my 32nd Birthday,
    Feb.8, (my due date was Feb.21) and our third son came into the world at 5:13pm. Happy Birthday to us! I really love that we share this day and hope it is a special bond we will share forever!

  • 519
    Emily says:

    I love to cook, and one year my college friends got together and bought me a stand mixer. I love that thing!

  • 520
    lynn whelan says:

    for my uhem, 40th birthday, my husband COMPLETELY surprised me with a diamond and sapphire ring! i’ve worn it everyday since.

  • 521
    Joann says:

    The best birthday gift ever was when my husband and I found out we were expecting our first baby!

  • 522

    I have to say a new car. I got a brand new car when I turned 18.

    Regan

  • 523
    Vivian says:

    Not to sound corny, but the best birthday gift I ever received was another birthday! In 1995 I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. Things looked pretty gloomy and I was not given much hope of another birthday, so every one is precious and THE BEST gift.

  • 524
    Crafty Math Chick says:

    I’m a military spouse now, so every birthday that I get to spend with my husband (as opposed to him being deployed) is present enough for me. 🙂

    Congratulations on a BEAUTIFUL March release Nichole! You are so talented!

    ~Meredith

  • 525
    Rose says:

    My best birthday gift was my parents taking me to Disney world when I was 8 for a week for my birthday. They’ve all been down hill since lol.
    Peace~
    Rose

  • 526
    Marsha says:

    My best? Oh, there have been so many, but the most recent was just last year. After I lost a beloved pound kitty, my hubby got me a Ragdoll kitten … but of course, one Ragdoll is not enough, so I bought him one at the same time. Quincy & Tess have brought so much joy into our home. I don’t think anything can top that!

  • 527
    vera says:

    I’m not sure that I can pick the best birthday present ever, but my parents always came through for me on my birthday. They always made it a special day for me!

  • 528
    Amy M. says:

    That’s an easy one! The best gift was finding out that I was finally expecting my daughter after waiting for many years. Thanks!

  • 529
    Chris L. says:

    The best birthday gift I’ve ever received are the cards from my kids, who are following in Mom’s footsteps and making everything themselves! I love that they want to be crafty and make something from the heart!

  • 530
    Lucy says:

    for my last birthday, my boyfriend got me a poster of peter petrelli from heroes. i think this was one of the best presents ever–not because a poster of tv star is so amazing, but because it was funny and sweet and showed how well he knows me and listens to me (as i blab on and on about peter petrelli). oh and the ipod he got me to go with it was pretty cool too 😉

  • 531
    Jessica says:

    I think the best birthday gift I ever got was from my little brother years and years ago. He had my mom take him to Michael’s and he got a plain wood lightswitch plate which he painted pink and purple to match my room and wrote “I Love You Jessie” on it in gold paint. It’s such a sweet and heartfelt gift and I’ll have it forever.

  • 532
    Susie says:

    My best gift was a cruise for my 50th birthday. It was FANTASTIC

    Susie

  • 533
    Lori Webb says:

    It was 1st birthday I spent with my DH before we got married. To start growing up I lived with my grandmother, due to my parents passing when I was young but, with my birthday so close to Christmas – I always got my presents then, so most of the time my birthday passed and no one said or did anything- Well his parents drove down for the weekend and they took us out to dinner and had presents ( and Cake, too). And told me that everyone needs to celebrate their birthday because everyone is special and there’s only one you. They should get to be important at least one day of the year…and now every year I have a birthday-sometimes small and sometimes big…

  • 534
    chris says:

    My best present – not sure but I still love and wear my bracelet my dad picked out when I was like 5 years old. It has shamrocks and little green stones on it. I was born on St. Patrick’s Day. But, what would be neat would be to say I won something from you for my birthday and that would be the BEST. So, you could do 4 random generated numbers and automatically award me a prize! Just kidding, I am in a bit of a fog from a cold or allergy problem today. Do I dare check out all the new products? Thanks for all the fun stuff I am about to view.

  • 535
    aviator girl says:

    My best birthday gift was when my husband proposed on my birthday. It was very special and one I won’t forget!

  • 536
    twinks says:

    My best bd gift was a surprise treat to lunch at one of our trademark beachfront hotels where my gf and I played tourists for the rest of the afternoon. It eas delightful; something I have only done with her.

  • 537
    Nicki says:

    My best birthday gift ever was a proposal from my now husband to marry him! He proposed to me on one knee and of course, I accepted! It was the best birthday ever! We’ve been married for almost 11 years!

  • 538
    Maureen W. says:

    My best gift was a Tokidoki purse from my husband. I had been wanting one, but never said anything to anybody and he read my mind and got one for me! All the gals at work were impressed that he even knew what Tokidoki was!! And he knew to look at each bag to find the best pattern. It was the most thoughtful gift and showed how well he knew me!!

  • 539
    Sue B says:

    I would have to say it was when I turned 50 and my daughters threw a surprise “50’s” party for me. They even rented felt “poodle” skirts for the 3 of us to wear and everyone else was supposed to dress 50’s style. I was a die-hard Elvis fan when I was a teen and the birthday cake they had made for me was in the shape of his guitar. I don’t really remember the gifts I received that day but I’ll always remember the gift of planning such a fun party from my girls.

  • 540
    dana j says:

    The best birthday gift was from my dear husband, a surprise trip without my daughter! He managed to plan (including my ILs to stay at the house and watch my daughter) and pay for the trip w/o me having a clue! I only had ONE day to pack though! That’s tough for someone like me who loves to plan!!!

  • 541
    Kim Getchel says:

    I can’t say that I have had a special birthday present, just that I get to have a birthday each year is good enough!! I always enjoyed my birthday party with my family as a child.

  • 542
    Marsha says:

    My best? There have so many, but the most recent was just last year. After losing a beloved furchild, my DH got me a Ragdoll kitten. But, two raggies are even better than one, so I bought him one too. Quincy & Tess have brought so much joy into our hearts and our home. What could be better than that?

  • 543
    Erin says:

    Best birthday gift ever??? I’d have to say the massage that my hubby hooked up for me as a surprise! It was so wonderful! He wouldn’t have dared get a massage himself, but it was a gift of pleasure to me!

  • 544
    Marg M says:

    I have had many ‘best birthday gifts’ but the one I remember the most was years and years ago. My parents didn’t have a lot of money at that time and I so wanted a cowgirl outfit. My mother spent many a night making one for me (the shirt was embroidered and everything). I loved it. I still have the leather belt but of course it no longer fits!

  • 545
    liannallama says:

    The best birthday gift was a card from my best friend this year. It had some old photos of us from when we were in high school together. They are such a treasure to me.

  • 546
    Katie Skiff says:

    That would be my wedding ring when my DH proposed 8 years ago!
    Thanks for the party Nicole!!

  • 547
    Sam says:

    My best birthday was being accepted by the Women’s Army Corp! I was 18 and had not travelled very much. Enjoyed my 3 years serving our country.

  • 548
    Susan says:

    The best gift I ever received for a birthday was a bike when I was 6. It was turquoise, had a white banana seat and a white wicker basket with flowers on it. I thought it was awesome!

  • 549
    Shari says:

    One of the best birthday surprises I ever received was a spa weekend from my daughters!

  • 550
    niccole-k says:

    I would have to say the best birthday gift
    I ever received was front row meet and greet Tim McGraw tickets. Everybody knows he is my absolute favorite so when my DH did this for me it was the best gift ever … not to mention that the concert was actually on the day of my birhtday !!!

  • 551
    anne says:

    Let’s see- my baby sister!

    🙂

    Anne

  • 552
    Jennifer Kirk says:

    My parents got me a brand new bike the year I turned 12. It was a ten speed with pink handle bars. Ooooooh – I loved that bike. I had wanted it SO BAD.

  • 553
    rhonda says:

    I received an Omega watch for my 40th birthday. I think I liked it because it was so nice and I didn’t beven know I wanted it!!

  • 554
    Bonnie aka raduse says:

    The best birthday gift I’ve received is the bible my mom gave me just before she died.

  • 555
    Susan says:

    My best birthday present was this year from my daughter, a gift certificat to my local scrapbook/quilt store.

  • 556
    Kelly Buss says:

    My spa treatment day!

  • 557
    Cindy S says:

    Emerald jewelry from my dh was the best bday gift I ever received!

    Cindy

  • 558
    Shelly Kettell says:

    The best birthday gift….the card my 6 year old daughter stamped and made a little poem inside! The heart of a mother!!!

  • 559
    Carolyn says:

    My favorite birthday presents are the ones my kids make themselves. This year my eight-year-old gave me an ATC she made because she loves seeing the ones I exchange with my friends — it’s just precious.

  • 560
    Lighthousegirl says:

    My favourite birthday gift was a beautiful little gold coloued watch – I was in my early teens and it was totally unexpected.

    Thank you for such beautiful stamps

  • 561
    sandra says:

    My parents live in El Paso, Texas, so I only get to see them once a year. For my 40th birthday my dear husband flew them in to surprise me. I had them with me for 2 awesome weeks!

  • 562
    pj says:

    it wasn’t my gift but I enjoyed it anyway…took my sister on a one day trip to Minneapolis to Archivers and a number of stamp stores…doesn’t get any better!

  • 563
    Judy S says:

    My daughter gave me a Papertreyink gift certificate for my last birthday … couldn’t ask for anything better than that!

  • 564
    Donna W. says:

    My best birthday gift ever definitely was the birth of our third son, Tanner, twelve years ago! He came a few days late but certainly was worth the wait!!

  • 565
    Mary K says:

    We had a hurricane come through and hadn’t had electricity for NINE days. A dear friend who had power back on offered her shower and another sweetie found a place for a hot, sit down meal. What blessings in such dire days! It made for a very happy birthday!

  • 566
    Daisy says:

    I so missed the party last night! But love all the new stuff! I think the best birthday present wasn’t a tangible thing. My hubby threw the most wonderful surprise party for my 40th birthday! That was the best ever! He even flew in a childhood friend from across the country to surprise me!

  • 567
    Brenda says:

    My best birthday present was a trip to San Francisco a couple years ago (I had never been there before). Even tho it was work related for my hubby, I had 3 whole days to roam around the town seeing the sights and very yummy dinners out at night.

  • 568
    Jennifer says:

    The best birthday gift was my craft desk from my boyfriend. Before I had the desk I was either doing work on the floor (sad, I know) or dragging all my things to the dining room table. Now I am able to have everything set up near the table and get to work on things so much more often than I did before. It was a great gift from him!

  • 569
    Marica says:

    Wow! Another contest!?!?! Nichole, you are awesome!

    Hmmm… I don’t know if I have a favorite birthday gift, but I’d have to say that celebrating my day with my family and friends is the best thing I could ask for. With my husband in the military, he’s missed several special dates due to work/deployments so I really treasure him being there for special occasions/milestones. 🙂

  • 570
    Joyce C. says:

    I can’t remember a best birthday gift but I do remember birthdays spent with family and/or friends which were entirely delightful. Those times are the most memorable and dearest to me.

  • 571
    Nell-Ann says:

    Mine would have to be staying with my Great Aunt and her sewing me a dress with no pattern and done by hand no machine.She was great had loads of fun at her place.Thanks Aunt Glessie miss you.
    Nell-Ann

  • 572
    Lynna Gibson says:

    Wow… I missed the party! Cool new sets coming out this month. Can’t wait to see what is next. You’ve become the place to watch…

  • 573
    Deenie says:

    Best birthday gift ever…no contest: I was 10 and had just “discovered” that I loved SHRIMP the week before. Well, my parents surprised me and cooked me a WHOLE BUNCH of shrimp……..YUM-O!!

  • 574
    Wendalyn says:

    My Cannon Digital Rebel was the best present i ever received i love it and use it all the time.

  • 575
    Sally N. says:

    The best birthday gift I received was a home made cake made by my husband and four kids. It didn’t look pretty, boy did it taste great! They put SO many candles on it that the entire cake started on fire! LOL That must mean I’m really old, huh?

  • 576
    Kellie says:

    My best gift was my 30th, when we were stationed in England. I just had my second child. My husband arranged childcare and took me to London for dinner and the theater! It was so fun!!

  • 577
    Marla says:

    My favorite gift actually came 8 days after my birthday. That gift came back in August 1993, it was my daughter. She was a beautiful baby and is growing up to be a wonderful person to be around. Jessica is the best gift that I have every gotten.

    Marla

  • 578
    Karen says:

    I remember getting a bike for my 6th birthday. It had a big ol’ banana seat with a rainbown and other pictures on it…I loved that bike!

  • 579
    Betsys says:

    When I was 16 my mom gave me a beautiful gold heart pendant on a long gold chain. I wore it every day for about 3 years! I still have and I still think it’s one of the prettiest things in my jewelry box.

  • 580
    Susan H. says:

    My best birthday present was 2 years ago when I spent it with my best friend at her sister’s condo in Florida. Not only did we spend my B’day there, we stayed for 3 more weeks…just us girls!

  • 581
    Susan C. says:

    My best birthday gift was a pair of pink pearl earrings my husband bought me the last day of our honeymoon (which happened to be my birthday)!

  • 582
    Rita says:

    Best gift ever. . . a hand drawn card from my eight year old son. He is always so wonderfully thoughtful, it brings happy tears to my eyes.

  • 583

    I’ve gotten a lot of really great bday gifts, but my most recent one was last year when I got my iPod. It’s one of my most treasured “things”. 🙂

  • 584
    Vicki says:

    The best birthday gift I got wasn’t for my birthday but for our 10 year anniversary which we just celebrated last month. Not only did we go out for a very romantic dinner alone (no kids!) but DH brought home 2 dozen long stemmed roses. Then he surprised me with an Ipod Nano, which I had been wanting forever but didn’t want to spend the money on.

  • 585
    Susan C. in NY says:

    I have to go with last year’s birthday when he bought me stamp sets. Gotta love a husband that supports your hobby. 🙂

  • 586
    Connie says:

    My best birthday gift was a surprise dinner out with friends that my husband put together. I had no idea and it was a very special thing for him to do for me.

  • 587
    Anne Lawrie says:

    The sad thing is that I can’t think of one that someone else has given me, which is probably why I now buy what I want so it’s always the perfect gift. =-)

  • 588
    Terri Schenck says:

    One of the most memorable birthday gifts for me was a cake sent to me from my best friend who had moved away to California when she got married, so we only would get to see each other when she came home to visit her family. We had been inseperable until that time, so it really meant alot to me.

  • 589
    Priscilla says:

    I think my best birthday present was when my husband surprised me at the last minute with a trip to Jamaica! It was more the surprise and the thought that made it the best. 🙂

  • 590
    Vicki says:

    CSI: Miami – I never get to watch because I am either making dinner and getting the kids ready for bed when the reruns are on or too tired for the regular season because it’s on so late – my husband and kids have now gotten me the first three seasons and I can watch whenever I want! I am hoping for the fourth season for Mother’s Day! 🙂

  • 591
    Melissa says:

    My best birthday gift ever was marrying my husband a few days before my bday!
    Melissa

  • 592
    Harley says:

    The best birthday gift I get every year is getting to spend it with my family.. I’m blessed to be close to my family, and I get to see them often.

  • 593
    rena says:

    my best bday gift was a bonsai tree from my husband.he said that our love is going to live
    so many years like the tree.

  • 594
    Kathleen Rogers says:

    The best gift I got was a doll when I was 8 I got a “Tumbalina” I don’t know if I spelled it correct. But it was dynamite I was the first one of all my friends who got one.

  • 595
    Lisa Walker says:

    Last Birthday my son picked out a beautiful watch for my present all by himself.

  • 596
    Sarah says:

    My husband did a great job with my birthday gift this past year. He ordered a bunch of stamp sets and accessories (shocking, I know!!). I was completely surprsed!

    Sarah

  • 597
    Lisa Carter says:

    My 23rd birthday I had gone to work feeling under the weather. My mgr noticed and told me to take the day off. So I called hubby to come back and get me. When he arrived we noticed a craft fair across the street. So we walked over and walked through the isles of crafts together. He go me a huge hot chocolate to help with my sore throat. Then at the last booth we saw this rustic wooden ARK birdhouse (like noah’s ark) and he got it for me. I still have it. and even though we didn’t do anything fancy, just spent time together, it is my favorite birthday memory.

  • 598
    kim b says:

    My best birthday gift was a handmade calendar from my youngest daughter. I love anything handmade from my kids!

  • 599
    Grace says:

    My best birthday gift was given by my sweet husband to a surprise cooking class getaway for a weekend, very thoughtful!

  • 600
    Michelle H says:

    My friends threw me a surprise party and going away party at the same time for my 25th birthday because I was moving away from my home town for the first time. It was a complete surprise and we had a great time!!!
    Love everything this month! I’m so excited – my package is already on it’s way!!!

  • 601
    Annette DeYoung says:

    BEST gift….that would have been my Mother’s ring. However, I need to find a way to add another stone…for child #4 🙂

  • 602
    Wendy says:

    My 50th birthday was a party with some of my closest friends through the ages… a college classmate…a prayer partner…high school best friend…friends new and old. My DH did all the cooking, and I did nothing but talk and catch up with all my friends! My college friend even stayed the weekend – what a treat 🙂

  • 603
    kate says:

    Tickets to Star Wars for me and a bunch of my friends when I turned 8.

  • 604
    Tammy says:

    My mom sent a hot guy singing telegram to the office where I worked on my 21st birthday… very embarrassing since i was just a secretary in a large downtown law office… but then everyone KNEW it was my birthday and the gifts and well wishes continued coming the rest of the day and then on to the bar across the street afterwards where all my friends joined in!

  • 605
    Dianna B says:

    Oh, oh, pick me…

  • 606
    Kate Baldwin says:

    My Dyson!!!

  • 607
    Kim P says:

    My best birthday present was a 1988 Jaguar XJS. It had belonged to my sister and brother-in-law in KY. I told my husband that it was for sale and he totally ignored me. I had to work the day of my birthday and unknown to me, he made arrangements with my sister and brother-in-law to meet in Indiana to get the car. He called me and told me he would be home in 5 minutes. I was seating and looking out the window when he came driving down the street. It was a beautiful, black convertible. I have the best husband.

  • 608
    kiki comin says:

    i think the thing i like the best every birthday is the card my husband writes for me. it reminds me why i love him!:)

  • 609
    Suzanne says:

    The best gift I ever got was a surprise party for my 40th. My husband who does not like parties and is a terrible organizer had all of my friends and family surprise ma. I never suspected a thing. He is sooo sweet!!!!

  • 610
    Kim K says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a box that my kids decorated filled with items they had made by hand for me.

    Kim K.

  • 611
    Sara says:

    My best gift was a Kodak digital camera, my first one…it was a big surprise and got me started in scrapbooking!

    Sara

  • 612
    The Eaton Family says:

    This is great! My favorite birthday gift ever received was a cricut machine. Saves a tone of time for projects!

  • 613
    TraceyB says:

    The best present I recived for my birthday was a CD from my mum. A CD i hear you all say, well my birthday is in September and my mum had died in the February, but had already brought the CD as she knew I really wanted it. My sister knew about it and kept it for the purpose my mum had meant it for.

  • 614
    Beth says:

    My best birthday gift was a diamond ring that my Grandmother passed down to me on my 16th birthday.
    I love that ring. It came from England with my grandfather!

  • 615
    pj says:

    stamping trip with my sister!

  • 616
    Alexa says:

    My precious daughter was born two weeks before my birthday. That event can never, ever be topped!
    Alexa

  • 617
    Merrilee says:

    The best gift I ever recieved was for my 25th birthday. My husband sent me to a spa for the whole day. So Awesome!

  • 618
    Ketha says:

    The Best gift I have ever received was a card from my daughter. She had finally reached adulthood and in the card she thanked me for being so tough with her while she was growing up… said it had made her a better person… I don’t remember how old I was but to finally be acknowledged that all the things I had done, even when I doubted, were the right things in the end…

  • 619
    Sarah says:

    Last year my husband took me to Hawaii for two weeks for my birthday!

  • 620
    sandie994 says:

    My DD got me the cutest purse with my grandsons picture on it. Love it!!

  • 621
    Margaret says:

    When I turned 40, a Trip to Vegas, baby!

    WooHoo!

  • 622
    Kathy says:

    My best birthday ever was this year – Homemade cards by the kids and they helped my husband clean the entire house even dishes!! After cake I got my cuttlebug!!!
    Thanks for another chance at stamps!!!

  • 623
    Laura Sneden says:

    My DS is autistic and has minimal verbal capabilities. When my DH was deployed in Iraq the first time, I celebrated my 28th birthday. My little guy (3 yo) sang me “Happy Birthday!”. It was a gift I will never forget and always cherish.

  • 624
    Eileen M says:

    Raising five children on the salary of the pastor of a small country church didn’t leave much money for extras, so when my children got a little older and chipped in together to buy me a lovely ring for my 50th birthday, I was thrilled!!! What a surprise!!

  • 625
    SueH says:

    My best birthday present was my first 2 wheel bike. It was blue (my favorite color) and I didn’t have to have training wheels!!

  • 626
    Amy L. Weber says:

    My husband loves giving birthday gifts. One year he gave me a digital camera, my favorite perfume, a romantic dvd, and my favorite singer’s new cd. He’s such a doll!

  • 627
    Robbie Rubala says:

    My favorite birthday gift was poem written to me by daughter. I meant a lot to me to have her feelings expressed in words.

    Robbie

  • 628
    Elizabeth says:

    My favorite birthday present ever was from my hubby when he took it upon himself to get a babysitter and take me out to dinner and a movie! We had a real date night.

  • 629
    AskAgain says:

    My husband suprised me with a gift certificate to my LSS. I didn’t even knew he knew where it was!

  • 630
    Lisa A says:

    My best gift was a trip to a day spa. So nice.

  • 631
    CherylR says:

    Every birthday was special when I was a kid. My parents always invited all of my aunts, uncles, and cousins over for cake and ice cream. Each family brought a cake so there were so many to choose from. My birthday is in August so we would play “kick the can” outside until dark. Hadn’t thought of those days for awhile. The March release was impressive and it will be hard to choose a favorite stamp set.

  • 632
    Amy L. Weber says:

    I have no idea where my comment went about my best birthday present….It’s on this blog somewhere! Anyway, my husband spoiled me with a digital camera, my favorite perfume, dvd, and cd all in one birthday!

  • 633
    Pam Downie says:

    A Terry Labonte wrist watch 🙂 Thanks for offering the extra blog candy… you guys rock!

  • 634
    Dee says:

    Hmmm… I would have to say an emerald necklace from my husband. Thanks for the bonus drawing!

  • 635
    amysings says:

    Five days after my 25th birthday, my little daughter Susie was born! That was the greatest bday present!

  • 636
    Skye D. says:

    The best gift I ever received was a new Nikon camera from my dad for my 30th birthday last year. He knew how passionate I am about photography, and wanted to see me start working with it. It was a total surprise, but the best part was it showed me how much he believed in me.

  • 637
    annahs37 says:

    I think my best birthday gift was two years ago when all my friends chipped in a bought me a cricut. the stamp sets this month are so perfect, because i am starting to plan my wedding and wanted to make some really cute and original favors. great job!!

  • 638
    Luci says:

    The best birthday present I ever received was my niece, who was born on my birthday. She is 7 now and lives about a mile from me. We do lots of crafts together and I am currently teaching her how to sew

  • 639
    Erika Michaels says:

    The best birthday gift I’ve received so far is a Quickutz revolution. I’ve been waiting and waiting and finally my dh bought me one.

  • 640
    Kathi says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was my engagement ring.

  • 641
    Ah-Ling says:

    Umm…a stuffed bear from my now-husband on my very first birthday dating him! It’s still sitting in my room!

  • 642
    Sarah H. says:

    After the birth of my daughter, my husband bought me a “mother & daughter” necklace from Red Envelope. She is 5yo now and knows that that necklace represents her and me.

  • 643
    Angie says:

    My best birthday gift was a hope chest for my 16th birthday. It was hand made and had my name on it. I loved it, i finaly had to give it up after the top broke for the 100th time.

    Angie

  • 644
    babyboxermom says:

    I don’t remember my favorite birthday I ever received – but the best birthday gift I ever GAVE was to my dad. I gave him his first grandchild on March 19 nearly 27 years ago. I can still see his silly grin in my mind’s eye!

  • 645
    Amy says:

    The first year my DH and I were dating he made me a cake and cut out hearts with messages on each one and put them on the cake… it is a really great memory. Nothing like chocolate cake and new love! 🙂

  • 646
    LateBlossom says:

    My best birthday gift was my BIA last year. That thing is just so cute!

  • 647
    Anna Sigga says:

    The best birthday gift ever was my doll that I ot when I was 1 year old – it is still in use today and I adore it!

  • 648
    Connie Pruitt says:

    I think my best birthday was when my husband gave me money when I first started stamping to buy supplies.

  • 649
    Laura says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was the surprise party when I turned 16. That was exciting and fun!

  • 650
    Lisa says:

    My Golden Retriever. I built a house saying (to myself) that I will have a dog here, and lots of friends for dinner every weekend. That first birthday in the house, my husband (then boyfriend of 3 months) got me a Golden Retriever puppy. He’s almost 8 years old now and he’s the best birthday present I’ve ever received. He’s just wonderful. So is my husband. :O)

  • 651
    Melanie says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a new camcorder to record all those moments that just can’t be captured in a still picture.

  • 652
    Jannette E says:

    I have had lots of good ones but I think the best was my children cooking breakfast for me, specially after having it because my husband clean after them!
    Jannette

  • 653
    MeShellaBella says:

    Our family got our first puppy as a birthday gift for me. DH wanted to buy a kayak for the family, and I wanted a puppy. Lady Meghann’s Princess LeiLani (Shetland Sheepdog) came into our lives 2 weeks before my birthday and has made us ALL so happy for the past 4 years!

  • 654
    christine says:

    First, I have to say that this blog is so inspirational! I think the birthday gift that I got the most excited about was in 8th grade. (1980 something…) and I got nike tennis shoes with a light blue swoosh (up until then, they only had red), and a light blue and pink powder jacket. Oh my gosh, I went to school the next day and was the envy of the eighth grade!

  • 655
    I am Derby says:

    I think my car when I turned 16. It was an ugly old 1984 Ford Escort but it was mine and I was in Heaven!

  • 656
    SSBYRNE says:

    My best birthday gift ever was a surprise trip to Vegas from my husband shortly after our second daughter turned one. It was nice to feel like a grown up again.

  • 657
    Roxanne Derheim says:

    Best Birthday gift I ever received was news that our fertility treatment had been successful and I was finally pregnant with our first child!

  • 658
    Marla says:

    My first car on my 16th birthday! It was totally a surprise. That little car lasted until after I graduated from college.

  • 659
    Chelle says:

    hmmm…best birthday gift ever…two years ago i got my car…a 2007 dodge charger that i adore..probably more than i should adore a car! and, yeah, it’s got a hemi..which explains the tickets i have gotten since receiving the car!!
    chelle

  • 660
    joslyn says:

    my camera. it opened a whole new world for me.

  • 661
    Sandra says:

    The best birthday gift I have ever recieved was an album my daughter made for me when she was 5 years old. The title was: Why my mommy is the best mommy ever in the world!! I still have it and will treasure it forever!!

  • 662
    Becky (my4kidzmom) says:

    My best birthday gift was in 1997. My first child was born 7 days before my 26th birthday. Can it get any better than that?

  • 663
    Melissa says:

    My best birthday gift, was the gift of life. I was born 3 months premature, as my mom wasn’t really even supposed to have been able to carry me that long. I weighed 2 lbs. and 9 oz. when I was born, and that was 36 yrs. ago. So my best present was that. And every year after that has been an added gift by God.

    melissa

  • 664
    Sara L says:

    I still remember my fifth birthday when I got a bike and a stuffed lion, which my mom still has today.

  • 665
    Teri says:

    My 2nd son – he was born 2 weeks before my actual brithday, but I think it still counts;

  • 666
    Lori Morton says:

    My BEST Birthday gift……..was a cake, all decorated…including 40 candles!! A delightful SURPRISE from my two daughter’s. They were barely 11 & 12 years old!!! I was THRILLED!! (and it was DELICIOUS!!) 🙂

  • 667
    Mary Edmonds says:

    My favorite birthday gift was my furbaby Maggie Mae-Ling! She is my baby!

  • 668
    Wendy says:

    My DH bought me a brand new Tahoe last year! so that was pretty awesome! OTOH – I’m happy to just have my kids with me every year!

  • 669
    Kristen says:

    I received a red/white/blue dress when I was 4. Still remember that fondly…

  • 670
    Sllybean says:

    For my 30th and my mom’s 60th my Father and Brother planned a trip to New York. A car picked me up at the airport and swept me off to the Palace. Shows, food, and fun!

  • 671
    Donelda says:

    I would have to say that the best birthday gift I’ve ever recieved was going to the musical “Grease” at a dinner theater! It was sooo much fun.

    Unfortunately, I had to be away for work last night so I missed all the fun. I’m off to check out the releases now!!!

  • 672
    yanina says:

    My best birthday gift ever is my son.

  • 673
    wendy says:

    my ipod nano – i resisted the whole “ipod” thing for several years, but now that i have one i can’t imagine being at work without it!

  • 674
    Emily Niehaus says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a surprise trip to Chicago for a weekend of shopping from my sweet husband! He even packed for me! LOL!

  • 675
    Sue Lelli says:

    My best birthday present ever was a lilac siamese kitten! I had her for 18 years and she was definitely MINE. She learned how to walk up my body and sit on my shoulders draped around my neck. She always wanted to be with me.

    PS I LOVE the new releases and colors. I just hoping for summer you do some greens and blues – something beachy.

  • 676
    Mary B says:

    My husband arranged a surprise party for my 40th, and he did a wonderful job. It was a complete surprise! Thanks for the second chance drawing. The new releases are fabulous!

    Mary

  • 677
    Kendra says:

    My best birthday gift would have to be amethyst earrings. I have a Feb birthday and love my amethysts!

    hint, hint on your next color scheme!

  • 678
    laurlynn says:

    I don’t really have a favorite birthday “gift” – my bday is around Thanksgiving so I just looked at it as one big party every year with lots of family! Plus there was always lots of pumpkin pie!
    Laurie

  • 679
    Sharon King says:

    My favorite b.day gift was when my husband now, then a very new boyfriend… only dating a few months, threw me a surprise party.
    Thank you for the chance at winning one of the new sets. I really like PTI!
    Stampin’ Smiles!
    Sharon King

  • 680

    One of my best gifts was lots of crafts stuff from my family 🙂 I really enjoy doing crafts with my mom, grandma and aunt!!! I really enjoy everything that you just released. My mom just got it all!!! Can not wait until it arrives. My birthday is 3/24 and I am going to make somethings for the party.

    JoAnna

  • 681
    Erin says:

    Until this year my most favorite Bday presents was my 2006 Bday present from my sweet husband, Brent. I have always wanted to swim with the dolphins at Dolphin Cove, but it’s been too expensive. In 2006, DH and I went to San Antonio, TX for a conference for DH’s city council stuff and we made a stop at Sea World, SA. Brent gave me an afternoon of swimming with the Beluga Whales (similar enough to dolphins for me) for my birthday present. It was SO MUCH FUN 🙂 I will never forget it and totally recommend it to anyone who’s dreamt of something like this.

    This year’s bday present is a Craft Studio makeover – complete with painted walls and a big piece of furniture that dh will make himself! WOO HOOO!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Inky Smiles!
    Erin

  • 682
    Tanya says:

    Over the years there has been so many gifts that I have loved. One of my birthdays that are memorable was getting to fly to Alaska to see my new nephew. My sister and I have the same birthday (not twins tho) and it was good to stay longer and get to celebrate together.

  • 683
    Patricia C. says:

    My first child was born about the day after my 35th birthday. Absolutely the best gift ever!!

  • 684
    Glenda says:

    One of my best birthday gifts is the surprise party my husband planned for a milestone birthday. He worked so hard and invited friends I had not seen in years. All my children and grandchildren were there too making it very special!

  • 685
    Shirley says:

    My best present was a little boxer puppy that became my very faithful companion.

  • 686
    Estivalia says:

    My best birthday gift was meeting my first love 🙂

  • 687
    Sheri says:

    My best birthday gift was a diamond cross pendant that my husband bought for me. I wear it all of the time.

    Sheri

  • 688
    Lois Noyes says:

    My favorite gift was a couple of Nancy Drew Mysteries books when I was in fourth grade. I just loved those books, and it started in me a passion for reading that continues today. Mysteries are still my favorite type of story.

  • 689
    Barb B says:

    My most favorite birthday gift was a Barbie doll I received when I was a little girl. I loved that doll and played with her for many years. Thanks for the opportunity to relive thost memories.

  • 690
    Phyllis Olson says:

    When I celebrated my 62nd birthday on
    02-02-2002, I received a beautiful three diamond ring from my husband. It was a very special present, even though I turned 62!

  • 691
    Steph says:

    I have had so many wonderful birthdays, but I have to say the best was for my sweet 16. My parents took me for a trip to New York City to see my first-ever opera at the Metropolitan Opera house. As a singer, this was such a special present!

  • 692
    Jessica says:

    My best birthday present was from my mom while I was in college. She brought me and my friends a big basket of cookies and candies and stuff for us to share, and delivered to me while I was in class!

  • 693
    Lois says:

    A grandson. Love the release! everything is wonderful….keep it coming.

  • 694
    wendy says:

    The best gift I ever received was an amazing shadow box from my dearest friend. Inside, were all sorts of mementoes of things we’d done together. On the glass, she stamped “a moment lasts all of a second but the MEMORY lives on forever.” It is displayed prominantly in my office as I love it so and want everyone who enters to see it.

  • 695
    Leah says:

    I would have to say that my 50th birthday was one of the best. We had moved to a new area 8 months earlier and I was sad that I wasn’t with my friends celebrating the big 5-0. My husband surprised me with a lovely silver band with 2 rows of diamonds across the band. It was so pretty and unexpected–he knew the way to a woman’s heart was with some bling. Made me feel better celebrating a milestone birthday AND one without my close group of friends.

  • 696
    chelsie says:

    The best birthday present I got was 200.00 for scrap booking supplies. It was so much fun going and buying everything.

  • 697
    peggy lee says:

    It just keeps getting better here at PTI! The best birthday gift was probably some chocolates and a gift certificate for SU! stuff.

  • 698
    Tracy says:

    I have to say a big box of kitty litter- a signal that I could go ahead and get a cat. I think I was 30. Adopted Inspector Morse that evening. thanks!!!

    Tracy

  • 699
    Elizabeth Jones says:

    My dad is a carpenter and for my fourth or fifth birthday he built me a two story playhouse with porthole windows, window boxes, and a built in sandbox. It was painted red with white trim and dark grey roofing shingles. I loved that playhouse!

  • 700
    Elizabeth B. says:

    My best birthday present that I can think of was a piano from my parents.

  • 701
    Melissa says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received would have to be my mother’s ring that my husband and kids gave to me!

  • 702
    Sylvia says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was my lovely husband as we got married on my birthday.
    Just love your blog and everything you do, the stamps are gorgeous.
    Sylvia

  • 703
    Dawn Burnworth says:

    Hmmm. My best present ever was when I turned 16 and got my drivers license. What a sense of freedom I felt. My first trip was into town (all of 2 miles) to get donuts at the local donut shop. Exciting times.
    Dawn B.

  • 704
    laurie r says:

    The best birthday present I got was for my 40th birthday my kids blew up balloons and put them on spikes and put them all over the lawn along with a big poster. It was such a surprise. I just loved it.

  • 705
    Giovana says:

    My best birthday gift was to be engaged with the best man of earth!!!!
    Giovana

  • 706
    Danielle says:

    When I was 15 years old, i received a gift from my aunt that was a trip to explore Europe.
    It was crazy.

  • 707
    Becky S says:

    Hmmm probably when my husband (just dating then) surprised me with a trip to Disney. It was my first time staying at a Disney resort and it was an amazing birthdat!

  • 708
    Danielle says:

    When I was 15 years old, i received a gift from my aunt that was a trip to explore Europe.
    It was crazy.

  • 709
    Danielle says:

    When I was 15 years old, i received a gift from my aunt that was a trip to explore Europe.
    It was crazy.

  • 710
    Holly says:

    Since my birthday is just 10 days before Christmas, I have a hard time remembering if I got something for my birthday or for Christmas. LOL I’m really taxing the ol’ brain here thinking………

    Oh yes, the BEST birthday present was from my hubby. He gave me some handmade coupons that said I have $xx.xx to spend wherever I wanted. That was the coolest thing he did! I ended up shopping online for various stamping supplies, and it was just perfect. Thanks for helping me remember that! 🙂

  • 711
    Patty W says:

    I’m hoping this year will be the best birthday ever !!

  • 712
    Diane Cooper says:

    Hmmm, I have gotten a few memorable ones! From a “thing” point of view, I would have to say my Rebel EOS camera for my 30th bday! But that was soon outdone, by the Canon DIGITAL rebel XTI this past year! But I have to say when I was in my 3rd year of university, I went to France to study. Before I left my parents had a surprise party for me… it was my birthday-thanksgiving-christmas-easter party! All the holidays I would miss! It was a wonderful thing for them to do!
    What a great release Nichole… Congrats on all your successes!
    Diane

  • 713
    Kyla says:

    when I was younger I got a diamond necklace for my 13th birthday. It was the first diamond I had in my life. I was so excited and felt so grown up.

  • 714
    Diane says:

    The first birthday card that my son handmade for me!

  • 715
    carmen brown says:

    We didn’t have much money growing up and so never had birthday parties or presents. When I was 10 my brother bought me the game Mouse Trap which was the coolest thing going back then.

  • 716
    Tracy says:

    My best gift my cuttlebug from my boyfriends mom, I was just getting into the rubber stamping/card making hobby, and she got me a cuttlebug with all the embossing folders that were new at the time. I love my bug!

  • 717
    Sharon Canter says:

    The best birthday present that I ever got was the birth of our first son. He was due on my birthday, but was born 2 days before my birthday. That was 30 years ago….my how time flies!

  • 718
    Janine says:

    When my husband flew my best friend in from Montreal for my 40th birthday… I knew nothing and I was so surprised.

  • 719
    Robb_eeie says:

    My friends & family totally caught me off guard and threw a Surprise B’day party for me ~~ it was amazing 🙂

  • 720
    Isabel says:

    The best birthday gift that I received was a story read on a cassette tape by my son about a mother and her child. I still have it and whenever I listen to it, it makes me cry especially now that my son is a teenager. It’s fun to listen to his voice when he was little and to remember that yes he does love me even though he pretends that his parents don’t exist:)

  • 721
    Jackie says:

    It was a beautiful flower arrangement of hydrangeas that DH got me for my 50th with the sweetest note. A simple gift but since he rarely buys me flowers it was very special and quite a surprise!

  • 722
    Andrea says:

    I think my best birthday gift was the purple mountain bike I got when I was about 10. I remember taking it on it’s first ride down the road all by myself (I grew up on a farm so there was no traffic!).

  • 723

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a diamond pendant from my DH. He was so excited that he couldn’t wait to give it to me. So I got it early

  • 724
    Martha says:

    It may sound strange but the best gift is the birthday cards I get from my kids each year. When they were little my husband would trace their hand on the card. I have saved them all and it is sweet to see how they have grown. Even though they are old enough to sign the cards now, they still include the hand tracing.

  • 725
    Kiera says:

    A Nikon D50 was a fantastic gift I got for my birthday a few years ago. (And then the next year I got the VR zoom lens to go with it!!)

  • 726
    Margie says:

    I got to spend my B-day four years ago taking the ferry from Maine to Nova Scotia and sightsee around Cape Breton.

  • 727
    Fran M says:

    My best gift without a doubt was the grand piano my husband gave me five years ago on my 60th BD. He says it’s the best money we ever spent!

  • 728
    cathy tidwell says:

    Ooooo hard one…hmmm, I’d have to say it was my husband! LOL That was the day we first met, my birthday! Thanks for the chance to win such an awesome prize, loving all the new releases, hope they aren’t sold out by my payday! haha!

  • 729
    Ami D. says:

    A surprise party with my friends. We were in college and I wasn’t able to get home. They all pretended to bail on me. But they surprised me and took me out…it was my 21st b-day, btw…wink, wink.

  • 730
    Laurie says:

    Last year I had a severe allergic reaction and had to have my wedding rings cut off my finger. My husband had them repaired in time for my birthday and proposed again when he gave them back to me.

  • 731
    Kim Dickirson says:

    best birthday present ever: breakfast in bed made by my husband and kids–what’s the best thing about this? It happens every year! They love me!

  • 732
    Vanessa K. says:

    My best birthday gift was a charm bracelet from my husband. Every year he buys me a new charm that he picks out.

  • 733
    suzanne says:

    another contest? i love contests!

  • 734
    Andrea says:

    The best present i ever got was on my tenth birthday when my Dad drove half way across australia to suprise me and be home for it. He had been away working and had not been home for eight weeks and he promptly fell asleep before we cut the cake but i didn’t care he was home…

  • 735
    Courtney Waters says:

    The best birthday gift I ever recieved was my kitty, Gizmo. I had always wanted a cat and finally got one for my 18th birthday.

  • 736
    Loydine says:

    When I turned 50, my husband rented a red convertible sports car ( I had always wanted one) and we drove along the shore. We had a fabulous day! We were stopped by the police–we laughed about being two old ducks speeding. We had a delicious meal overlooking the ocean. We got home very late at night, only to find out that we locked ourselves out of the house and had no keys (we had to leave them at the car rental). We tried everything to get in. We just had new Anderson windows put in and we were not about to break any of them. We did get in–I leave you in suspense. That was a very memorable birthday!! As it turned out, I had such a headache from driving in the sun all day that I never mentioned wanting a red convertible sports car again. My hubby said it was the best money he ever spent because it saved him about $40,000. 🙂

  • 737
    Lisa Osterlind says:

    Has to be my new Cricut Expressions machine…

  • 738
    Michele F says:

    I have to say that one of my best birthday presents was a surprise stamping party with my friends. My Husband and best friend plotted and planned, I was blown away! I got my favorite desserts and everything! My husband took care of everything – including the kids for the rest of the night! It was so awesome – we still talk about it.

  • 739
    Nicole says:

    My best birthday gift would have to be when my boyfriend (now my husband) took me to a bed and breakfast for the weekend and proposed! I was completely surprised!

  • 740

    I loved getting a jewelry box from my husband the first year after we were married. I still have it and it reminds me of our new commitment to each other.

  • 741

    I’ve already put in my order, but left some stamp sets off (cause my order was getting too high!), so I’d love to win one that I didn’t order! Your products are awesome!

  • 742
    Wendy B says:

    My best birthday gift was a free trip to Phoenix from NY to celebrate my 40th birthday with my sister, dad and stepmom. I was going through some tough times and we had a blast celebrating my 40th & my stepmom’s 77th — we played pin-the-tail-on the-donkey and other very “youthful” games and laughed & laughed.

  • 743
    Misti says:

    WOW!! Another chance at free stamps! The best birthday gift was my puppy. My dog got killed the day before my birthday, so my hubby & kids bought me another one.

    –Misti

  • 744
    Heidi says:

    My 11th birthday was so cool. I got to have a sleepover and when we woke up the next morning and went into my room it had been redecorated and there was a multi functional stereo all set up with big speakers and all. Record player, cassete player, AM FM radio, equilizer. It was so cool. What a dork! lol

  • 745
    Susan C says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got my was my precious kitten Christopher….he ended up giving me 16 years of sheer heaven.

  • 746
    karinm says:

    The best birthday gift I received was a cheesecake birthday cake. My birthday is on the 4th of July and I am greatful each year for living in the US.

  • 747

    I forgot to answer the question! My best birthday gift was when I celebrated my birthday with my husband on our honeymoon on the island of Antigua. We took a tour of the island and ended up at a bbq at a place called Shirley’s Heights. We ate bbg, drank rum punch (at least I did!), and listened to great reggae music! Best birthday ever!

  • 748
    Kim Nelson says:

    My favorite Birthday gift was from my husband after we moved into our first house (many years ago…) He surprised me and bought me a new piano. He had to take off from work early so he could be home when it was delivered. The piano didn’t get delivered when it was supposed to, and I came home and wondered why the furniture was all rearranged? He just told me he got the urge to clean!! HAHA!! Then the doorbell rang, and lo and behold, there was my beautiful piano! He’s still the best man in the world!

  • 749
    Sandie Luck says:

    It’s a hard choice as my family has helped to make my birthdays over the years so extra special…..BUT, I must say this year is a real winner! Due to being very ill on my February 27th birthday, my mother, sister, and sister-in-law provided me with a very special day, on March 11th, by taking me out to lunch at a new gourmet coffee/eatery in a nearby small town. My loved ones showered me with MONEY to be able to put towards the order I put into Papertrey Ink for the February specials!!! After our tasty lunch we visited a new art gallery of local artisans. There I was invited to participate in a 3-hour one-on-one watercolor technique painting class. Such a delight as this is something I want to use in my papercrafting!! What a fine day!!!!

  • 750
    Kim says:

    The best birthday present I ever got was being with my family and my best friend. I loved just having a few of us at the house and having a quite little bbq. It was so relaxing and I couldn’t ask for anything more.

  • 751
    karen says:

    I remember a fuschia umbrella, given to me by my grandmother when I was probably 7 or 8 years old.

  • 752
    Roxanne Stevens says:

    I guess I could say the trip to California for my 40th was nice, but I would have to say the best birthday present ever was a silver baby spoon my husband gave me. Our first born was born 10 days before my birthday.

  • 753
    karen says:

    I remember a fuschia umbrella, given to me by my grandmother when I was probably 7 or 8 years old.

  • 754
    Kathy W says:

    The best birthday gift I received was a poem written by my husband about how we met and the beginnings of our relationship. There is nothing more intimate or romantic than poetry designed for you. Thanks for the chance to win; beautiful stamps in this release.

  • 755
    Quinnie says:

    It’s a trip to Vegas! i love Vegas..i’m such an addicted gambler! lol…j/k.

  • 756
    Joan Schmaltz says:

    My best birthday gift was a surprise party for my 16th birthday. Since my birthday is 2 days after Christmas, I never had many parties.

  • 757
    Nita says:

    The year my son was born, my husband had a diamond and peridot (my son’s birth stone) necklace custom made. It is so special to me and it is a piece I can pass down in the future.

  • 758
    CarolLynn says:

    I don’t have a single best birthday gift that I can recall but my dear friend Lynn gives me the best handcrafted gifts every year (since 1993)for my birthday. She’s so talented!!

  • 759

    My favorite bday gift was an evening out alone with my father (I was 16 and had 5 brothers and sisters and 88 foster brother and sisters over a span of 20 years). Alone time was very special!

    Thanks for a great reveal/contest!

  • 760
    Jackie says:

    When I had just graduated high school we had a birthday party/graduation party and I received a very expensive code book for architecture from a close family friend! The book is a couple hundred dollars and almost every Architect has one, now I have to newest edition although I am sure by the time I get my Architecture license it will not be the current. 🙂 Great releases this month, they really are a huge celebrations!

  • 761
    Amy says:

    My best birthday present was a bracelet my mom ordered through a catalog. Engraved on it were names of my parents, brothers and i and our respective birth stones. She charged it on my dad’s credit card and forgot about it. When my dad saw that money was spent and he didn’t know what it was from he got worried. After a day or two and a trip to the post office, my mom remembered ordering the gift for me. Its a birthday present i will never forget (:

  • 762
    BarbW says:

    My 17th birthday, I got a trip to Canada! I am 44 now and I still talk about all I saw and experienced while there.

  • 763
    jennibell says:

    My best birthday gift ever is one I’ve been getting every year for several years now — a weekend trip to FL to see my girlfriends!

  • 764
    Sherri aka sherristampsalot says:

    When I turned 16 my parents gave me a beautiful amethyst ring in a gorgeous filigree setting. It’s not my birthstone but purple was, and still is, my favorite color! 24 years later I’m still wearing the ring every day and it means so much to me. One day I will pass it down to one of my daughters.

  • 765
    Amy Ballard says:

    Anything my husband gets me is amazing. He is really thoughtful and tries hard to suprise me. My favorite was the xyron portable printer, even though it isn’t my favorite item, he really put a lot of thought in to it.

  • 766
    Wanda says:

    The best Birthday Present I ever received was first living to see each birthday and then it was my beautiful (July) Ruby and Diamond ring my wonderfrul husband gave me while we were on vacation in Dollywood. He a keeper!!!

  • 767

    I had my one and only sleep over party when I was 13. It was the coolest. I remembered my Mom went all out with the food and the decorations. I said I wanted a room filled with pink balloons. She did it all! It was amazing!The best birthday ever to date!

  • 768
    Angie DiMeglio says:

    Concert Tickets werre my favorite gift ever!

  • 769
    Allison says:

    The best gift I remember is the Purple Rainbow bike I rec’d for my 8th Birthday. Even though I feel off of it with in the first 30 minutes of riding it(I still have the scar), I really was surprised to get it. It was a great birthday!

  • 770
    Glorie says:

    A pair of earrings in my birth stone that my DH surprised me with last year !

  • 771
    ginapier says:

    My best Birthday gift was from my hubby who took me to Las Vegas to the Stamp Convention and he let me buy whatever I wanted! He didnt even complain once! It wa sa great trip for both of us and we had a great time!

  • 772
    Lynn says:

    My first shiny red bike when I was 6. Complete with banana seat, white basket on the front, tassles on the handle, and a little horn to boot!

    Lynn

  • 773
    Beckie says:

    The best birthday gift I received was a ring on my 10th birthday from my mom. It had my birthstone in it and I treasured it.

  • 774
    Renee Carpenter says:

    When my friends from Texas and Kansas came to visit me in Oklahoma and we spent the whole weekend together!!!!

  • 775
    Carolyn Mustopa says:

    I’ve received a lot of wonderful birthday gifts, but I think the best gift I ever received was my brother flying in from California (to NY) for my “surprise” 50th party. Now, I knew about the party, but never dreamed he would be there!

  • 776
    CindyML says:

    DH and I share a birthday so every birthday, the first one who wakes up (can be anytime during the night) and smacks the other on the shoulder and says Happy Birthday – I win!! I have won the last few years!!

  • 777
    Teresa says:

    My best birthday gifts (and I get these every year!) are the handmade cards the kids put together. I just love them – always a picture of me, and then some writing. Don’t you just love their scratchings when they first start to write? I keep them all to show them when they are older. I think they’ll love that!

  • 778
    Crystal B says:

    The best present I got for my bday was my engagement ring. 🙂

  • 779
    Judy says:

    The best birthday present I ever received
    was when my husband took the day off from
    work and we had the whole day together.

  • 780
    Anya says:

    Last year my (now) husband took me on a shopping spree at my local stamp store! Since he isn’t so good in the shopping department (..men) I thought I’d make it easy on both of us!

  • 781
    Sara Paschal says:

    My best birthday gift was a green inchworm ride on toy, (I have seen that they are now for sale again, brings back great memories) I rode that thing all summer long in our neighbors driveway.

  • 782
    Krista says:

    I can still remember the cake my mom made for me when I was eight. It was made up of two angel food cakes in the shape of an 8, with strawberry frosting and lots of confetti sprinkles. My mom always tried to make our birthdays special in extra ways like that, and she still does!

  • 783
    Michelle says:

    My best & most memorable birthday present was a surprise visit from my mom and sister. We all live long distance from one another and try to get together at least once a year. We had been planning on me visitng them at Christmas so imagine my delight when I opened my front door on a cold November morning to find them standing there singing Happy Birthday. It was very special!

  • 784
    Rachel M. says:

    My best birthday gift was a surprise party for my 32nd birthday! I had no idea, plus who gets surprise parties thrown for them at that age?

  • 785
    Diane McCaffrey says:

    My best birthday gift was spending my birthday with my husband and daughter at Disneyworld. What fun to be in Disney on your birthday! I will never forgot that day.

    Diane

  • 786
    Heidi says:

    The best gift i ever received was when my friends threw a surprise 16th birthday party for me. It was completely unexpected and made me feel so good. Yeah, that was a long time ago, but we are still very close and talk at least every other week or so. I had some rough times growing up, and my friends were such a positive influence on my life and the surprise party was just what I needed at the time I needed it most!

  • 787
    Lisa Robb says:

    My best birthday present would have to be when my husband pretended to go to work but instead went and bought a bunch of flowers came back and rang the door bell. He had organised the day off work to surprise me!

  • 788
    Suzanne says:

    My best birthday ever was a surprise party my DH threw for me on my 40th. I cried for hours with joy, and I was overwhelmed by the effort he put into the planning, getting friends and family there from all over the country, and keeping the surprise! It was overwhelming.

  • 789
    Tracey aka cuccicoo1002 says:

    My best birthday gift?? hmmm…that’s a tough one… Could be the year (21st) my DH (we weren’t married yet) gave me a blender for my B-day…but there were earrings and a bracelet tucked inside 🙂 he claimed it was for frozen drinks…I’ve never gotten an appliance for any special occasion again 😉

  • 790
    Teresa Puterbaugh says:

    I always love the notes my husband and my 4 children, ages 21,20 (both boys), 17 and 11 (these 2 are girls) give me. Not necessarily cards, just the hand written letters. I’ve been a STAHM for all these years (and many to go), so the appreciation in form of words really goes far. I even re-read them from time to time as these ages get hard. Giving them wings and all…

  • 791
    Jackie W. says:

    My best birthday gift was last year when my 15 year old daughter asked me what were some of my favorite songs, looked them up on Limewire and downloaded them to a CD, which she then gave to me! It was so unexpected and I was so touched that this sometimes rebellious teen would do that for me!

  • 792
    kivonne says:

    Best birthday gift I have ever received…that is a hard one! This year I am getting the Cricut! That is pretty awesome! I love going out to dinner with friends and just spending the night talking and laughing! That is probably my favorite! kt

  • 793

    Hmmm… that’s a tough question, as my birthday seems to come and go without much thought (much to my chagrin… I LOVE birthdays!) I have moved over 20 times in my 30 years, and almost every time we have been moving on or around my birthday (Aug. 18th)! However, the first year after we’d been married, my husband bought me a set of dolphin dishes (I LOVE dolphins!), and even STAMPED a card for me! I had no idea… and he said he made sure to put all of my stamps back EXACTLY where he found them so I wouldn’t know he had used them (I’m a little OCD!) 🙂

  • 794
    Maria Levine says:

    My husband and I (with friends) used to go on road trips to visit ballparks. One year we were in Minnesota for my birthday and I got to go shopping at the Mall of America for my birthday!

  • 795
    Melanie W says:

    My best birthday present was when my husband and two kids picked me up at the ferry terminal with flowers and a homemade birthday cake(usually don’t get anything so it was a big surprize for me).I had been away for a funeral.

  • 796
    Shellie says:

    Last year’s gifts were great! I got stamping supplies from all of my family!! : )

  • 797
    Kristy Y says:

    The best thing I ever got was not really a gift per se, it was a surprise birthday party for my 18th birthday!

  • 798
    Pam Campbell says:

    For my 15th birthday we had a weekend in Nags Head, NC, my parents took me and my brother to “A Restaurant by George”. (really fancy schmancy to my remembrance!) After dinner we had cake and they gave me presents to open. It was a great birthday present!

  • 799
    Frances says:

    Two years ago I spent my birthday in the most magical place on earth, Disneyland. I’m such a kid at heart and I could go back there every year if time permitted. I loved having a birthday in Disneyland, Thanks hubby!

  • 800
    LaurieH says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a boston terrier puppy. She was my best friend for 12 1/2 years. I miss her so much!

  • 801
    Sandra B. says:

    My very first bike when I was 6. It was a shiny metallic turquoise one with all the bells and whistles. It took me forever to learn how to ride it though!

  • 802
    Patti Chesky says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was my first “big girl” bike. I was 5!!! I’ve had lots of great presents since then, but that one was THE BIG one!

  • 803
    Marci says:

    I received the best birthday present ever when I was 5. My Uncle surprised me (and my parents) with a puppy!! I was thrilled!! My parents, not so much!

  • 804
    Shelly W says:

    My husband surprised me with an all day spa massage and facial, and my hair done and then out for a nice dinner. I didn’t want the day to end!!

  • 805
    catlover6 says:

    I usually take a day of vacation on my birthday, even if I have nothing planned. My best birthday was just a couple of years ago, when my oldest sister surprised me and took a day of vacation for MY birthday. We went shopping, had lunch together and she bought me a cool paper stack and we made cards. What a great day it was!!

  • 806
    PAT DADISMAN says:

    When I turned the big “6-0”, my family threw a surprise party for me! It was the best gift — to be able celebrate with family and friends!

  • 807
    Andrea Hayes says:

    Tickets from my Mum to Phantom of the Opera. She always knew what I needed/wanted/liked.

  • 808
    Kay M. says:

    The best birthday present I ever received was a surprise birthday party organized by my wonderful sister and best friend in high school. I was totally surprised and all my friends were there. It was great.

  • 809
    Itza says:

    the best birthday gift I ever got was a day of beauty at the spa – pedicure – manicure – massage – haircut – ooohhh ahhhh

  • 810
    Sue D says:

    I turned 50 last fall (on Thanksgiving Day) The Friday before at our church’s monthly stamp meeting my stamping group threw a surprise birthday party for me. It was a complete surprise and they all gave me 50 items from their stash of crafting stuff. I had so much fun looking through and creating cards with the new supplies.

  • 811
    Paulette Akagi says:

    Best gift…a cruise thru the Panama Canal…my friend & I celebrate our birthdays 35 days apart & we treated ourselves to the cruise.

  • 812
    Bev S says:

    It was a tricycle with a horn that I received on my third birthday. I remember riding in circles around my Grandfather while honking the horn!

  • 813
    Jannica says:

    The best Birthday gift was an electronic keyboard, complete with accessories, from my husband last year! When we moved 3 years ago, i had to leave my piano behind.

  • 814
    Dixie Cravens says:

    Best Birthday gift…would have to be the sweet 16 birthday party my parents threw for me. I am the oldest of 9 children, so birthday parties (outside of family) were rare. It was my most memorable birthday.

    Love all the new stuff!

  • 815
    Louise says:

    At my 50th Birthday party my friends all brought six gifts, each of us got one — we all shared in my birthday and it was wonderful. The theme was harvest so we had homemade goods, homemade olive oil, flowers bulbs, etch.

  • 816
    Kristin O says:

    My favorite birthday gift wasn’t even for me. We got our big red station wagon on my 6th birthday, then I got to drive it starting on my 16th birthday! My parents raised beef, so the license plate said Moooo! I loved the moo-mobile!

  • 817
    suzanne says:

    For my 50th birthday my husband took me on a cruise. I had been dreaming of one forever, but never thought I would get to go on one.

  • 818
    Jamia says:

    My Dad bought me my first designer handbag when I was 19, a black Gucci.

  • 819
    Kim ZumMallen says:

    My best birthday present was my daughter, Hannah Rose ZumMallen, that that was born 5 days after my birthday on December 31, 1987 (my birthday is Dec 26). She passed away in a car accident on Oct 15, 2004, just shy of her 17th birthday…

    I love you Hannah!!!

  • 820
    buzzy says:

    Thinking back to my birthdays I don’t remember any 1 gift standing out, but I do remember my grandma and mother going all out to make my parties special. That’s the best gift!

  • 821

    The best birthday present was in 2001 when I got engaged! So I guess my ring was my present or did I get jipped?

  • 822
    Karen K. says:

    Best b-day gift?? Well…that would have to be a trip to Paris, France when my husband and I were visiting his parents overseas one summer…definitely the best b-day gift ever!!

  • 823
    karla says:

    3 months into dating my boyfriend (now husband) he took me on a trip to Las Vegas. We did dinner at the Brown Derby, helpicopter ride – the whole works! That was probably the best gift ever.

  • 824
    Mandy says:

    The best birthday gift I’ve ever recieved was a gazebo and outdoor table and chair set. I love this months release so much I can’t wait to get my hands on some of this new stuff!

  • 825
    Jana Zavitz says:

    Last year for my 40th birthday, my husband surprised me with a family trip to Disneyworld! It was an incredible week, showing my kids all the wonderful things I had seen when I was a child, and is something I will never forget. 🙂

  • 826
    Charlotte says:

    My best birthday ever was my 10th birthday. I got my very own two wheel girls bike. I didn’t have to share it with my brothers. Whoo Hoo.

  • 827
    ScrapNStampinMama says:

    The BEST Birthday Gift I ever got was when DH got deployed to Iraq. He left in August shortly after our son was born. My Birthday was teh following May 7th and he was due for his R&R around that time. He kept telling me he wasnt getting leave till the end of may and here he pops up May 6th for his 2 weeks R&R I was on cloud nine!! He wanted it to be a Suprise. So that was MY BEST b-day Gift EVER!!!!!

  • 828
    Dawn B. says:

    Why do you ask such a hard question? Geesh, I really have to think about this. When I turned 30 my sister made me a scrapbook, with pics from the last 30 years. not many pics just some highlights it was a very moving moment. I also like cash!!! lol

  • 829
    Anne says:

    My best birthday present was when I was six – living in France Mom and I walked to the toy store on the base and we walked home with a life size walking doll.. We both took a hand and walked her home. I was so—amazed that this doll the same size as me,could walk if you just held her hands.

  • 830
    Janet Smith says:

    When my daughter was 6 yrs old she glued a small round pebble onto a larger rock and painted it to look like a child sleeping in bed then lettered, Count Your Blessings on the blanket. She was so excited to give me that present and she just beamed when she handed it to me. She is now 37 and just shakes her head and smiles everytime she sees the painted rock still on my craft table usually holding down something I have just glued together. How could I ever throw it away? Another giveaway…thank you.

  • 831
    Amanda says:

    I usually drop a lot of hints every year, so it’s never a surprise! But one year I was surprised with a beautiful framed print from one of my favorite shops, I love to see that picture on my wall! It’s one of my favorite gifts:)

  • 832
    kristie says:

    best gift: pink “sweet banana seat” huffy bike. rock and roll baby!
    i think i was 11 or so. I used to ride that thing everywhere, and all my friends loved it too!

  • 833
    Debbie S says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a shopping spree from my wonderful husband. We spent the entire day at the outlet stores. That was fun.

    Debbie

  • 834
    Beth says:

    The best birthday present I ever recieved was finding out I was present with our 2nd daughter! Thanks for this awesome opportunity! Can’t wait to get my goodies I ordered last night!

  • 835
    Irene says:

    My best birthday present ever was a cabbage patch doll (when I was 30). I was scheduled for surgery, that I was terrified of having, the day after my birthday and my Mom gave me “Prudence Edean” complete with adoption papers…..she was so cute and so whimsical and just what I needed at the time…..and the surgery went just fine!!

    Irene

  • 836
    Diana (moonlightgrrl) says:

    last year my hubby took me on a trip to his hometown – Camino, CA – for my birthday. We went around to all the apple orchards and craft markets and just made a day of it. It was such a sweet, wonderful getaway!

  • 837
    Liz N says:

    The best gift I ever got was knowing I was going to be a mom that year! My daughter came 2 months later, but I considered her my best birthday gift!

  • 838

    Was a jewelry box made by my 6 year old daughter!

  • 839
    Sara says:

    These stories are so great to read. I’ve had a lot of great birthday gifts over the years. I guess if I had to choose one it would be lots of cash from family — to spend how I chose. Gotta love that!

  • 840
    PatsyFW says:

    The mose loving and unselfish gift was from my husband this year. He gave me thirty white storage cubes, some with drawers or shelves, to outfit my new stamping studio! He has ALWAYS been my prince charming – cubes or no cubes.

  • 841

    Was a jewelry box made by my 6 year old daughter!

  • 842
    jackie M. - from Oregon says:

    I’ve had a few gifts that I could name as tops, but the best was my Havanese puppy 2 years ago. She’s a sweetheart.

  • 843
    Cheryl Cramer says:

    My Grandmother always made my birthday cakes when I was growing up. I moved to Florida when I was 23 and I was really missing home. On my birthday a man from UPS knocked on my door and handed me a big box. I was so excited I remember opening it up really fast and inside was a tin. Inside the tin was a birthday cake from my Grandmother. It was the best Birthday present I ever received. Love you Gram.

  • 844
    charity c says:

    last year my husband took me for a weekend to our college where we met…we went to our favorite restaurant, dancing, and went to a baseball game….all my favorites! we had a great time.

  • 845
    Loraine says:

    since i am a big kid, the best present i got was when I was H.S. my best friend( who i am still friends with today) surprised me at school with a huge Elmo balloon, and a gift bag filled with lots of Elmo goodies. that i still have today.

  • 846
    Teri says:

    The best birthday gift I have ever received was a handmade card from my niece expressing her feelings for me. Suffice it to say that the thought of her comments still brings a tear to my eye!

  • 847
    HOPE JONES says:

    A birthday gift that i will always remember is my Peaches and Cream Barbie doll-my friend gave it to me for my 16th birthday…

    Love it all!

    Hope J

  • 848
    Cheryl Cramer says:

    My Grandmother always made my birthday cakes when I was growing up. I moved to Florida when I was 23 and I was really missing home. On my birthday a man from UPS knocked on my door and handed me a big box. I was so excited I remember opening it up really fast and inside was a tin. Inside the tin was a birthday cake from my Grandmother. It was the best Birthday present I ever received. Love you Gram.

  • 849
    Dottie says:

    Just weeks before she died, my mother gave me an early birthday gift: a very special porcelain nativity scene.

  • 850
    Judith Novak says:

    A year and a half ago my sister, her daughter, my brother, he wife, my mother and I went on an Alaskan cruise. It was a birthday present from my mom to each of her three children. I’ve used several of the Papertrey stamp sets to document our trip. A scrapbook for my sister and niece, one for my brother and sister-in-law and a very special one for my mother. She is a very special lady and we are so fortunate to have her as our Mom.

  • 851
    marla howell - #3291 says:

    My very first brand new bicycle when I was in the 8th grade!!

  • 852
    kristapartin says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was my 30th suprise party that my husband planned with the help of friends! I was TOTALLY suprised and loved every minute of it!!!

  • 853
    cynthia says:

    My best birthday present was when I was first dating my husband he gave me a diamond neckless. I was 15 years old. I still wear it everyday andnever take it off. We have been together for 28 years this December and have been married for 18 years this June. He is the love of my life!
    Cynthia

  • 854
    Maren says:

    My best birthday gift was from my eldest son (11) when he was 4. His dad was out of town so he got up extra early and made me breakfast in bed. It included some bread with a clump of peanut butter, a cup of milk, and crackers. He carried it in to me on a cutting board. It was the sweetest thing ever! 🙂

  • 855
    Sarah Jay says:

    A brand new MacBook!

  • 856
    Maren says:

    My best birthday gift was from my eldest son (11) when he was 4. His dad was out of town so he got up extra early and made me breakfast in bed. It included some bread with a clump of peanut butter, a cup of milk, and crackers. He carried it in to me on a cutting board. It was the sweetest thing ever! 🙂

  • 857
    Penny says:

    My husband hides my presents with a note on where to find the next gift. The last gift is a poem that comes right from the his heart. That is the best gift of all..reading the many loving things he says to me.

  • 858
    Ginny H says:

    This is so hard…. I thinnk I am too old to remember any birthdays 🙂 But I must say that a trip to Europe was a great birthday gift and I got that about 5 years ago.

  • 859
    LynneZ says:

    My husband threw a surprise 40th birthday party for me. Had my mother there and best friend. He sent me flowers (dead ones) every day for the week before my birthday.
    He is such a funny guy!!!!

  • 860
    Kim says:

    The year my husband, who doesn’t bake, broke down and made me a homemade birhday cake. It was the sweetest thing.

  • 861
    Sharon says:

    My best birthday growing up was when I received my Mom’s set of pearls. It is a gorgeous set of 3 strands that I wore on my wedding day.

    Best birthday as an adult was the surprise party for my 40th — a nice combination of family and friends.

    Sharon

  • 862
    Karen Phillips says:

    Funny you should ask this….I had friends that had older and younger brothers and sisters, I had none…I kept asking for one, it just didn’t happen.

    On my 8th birthday, my Dad asked me what I wanted more than anything else in the whole world…I said a Baby Brother…Christian Louis Helms was born June 17, 1956…I was in HEAVEN…Henrik Anders Helms was born August 17, 1960…All my wants were fulfilled.

    I will be 60 next month and I still stop and remember about this quite often…and smile.

  • 863
    Lori says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was the surprise birthday/costume party my parents had for me. My birthday is close to Halloween, so we bobbed for apples and played many games. I need to remember to thank them for that…so many things we take for granted!

  • 864
    Julie Kaehler says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a jar of beef jerky I received from my dad when I was in junior high because he thought of it himself.
    Love your new sets, paper, ribbon, etc.
    Keep up the good work.
    Julie Kaehler

  • 865
    Jennifer Welter says:

    My favorite birthday has to be my daughter! My husband took me on a trip to Florida for my birthday and I came back pregnant!

  • 866
    iris daviduk says:

    best gift was from my husband. I had an old chest that need hinges..the chest wasn’t worth anything but still he searched every antique store until he found the ones that were supposed to be on it…the cost was maybe $20.00 but it was priceless to me…

  • 867
    MaryBeth says:

    The best present came from my husband a few months after we were married. He remembered that I had played the guitar when I was younger. He researched it and bought me a very expensive guitar and everything that goes with it. He left it for me with a dozen roses so I would find it when I got up to go to work. It brought tears to my eyes and it is something I will never forget. My daughter is using it now and is taking lessons.

  • 868
    Phyllis says:

    My best birthday present was a 280zx from my husband.

  • 869
    Jamie says:

    The best birthday gift I received was a 10 speed bike when I turned 13!

  • 870
    Penny says:

    My best birthday gift was my sports car. After 18 years of driving a van my husband and son picked out and bought me a new sports car. What a treat.

  • 871
    Sue Baker says:

    My best birthday gift ever was my new mac computer that my son gave me last year! I love it (but I need to do a better job of teaching him how to manage his finances better – he’s only 19!)

    Sue in Alexandria VA

  • 872
    Alexis R says:

    The best birthday ever was when my DH asked me to marry him..it was actaully two days before but it was close enough for me!!!

  • 873
    Hope says:

    At the moment I would say a Cuttlebug, because that’s this year’s early gift. Each year my presents seem the best ever, because they’re inevitably something thoughtful or something I’ve asked for.

  • 874
    Heather C says:

    A stuffed Winnie the pooh that was in the front seat of may car. I found it after working a late shift.

  • 875
    Gloria Albertson says:

    5 years ago my husband bought me a Minolta 35mm SLR camera. Until Christmas, when I received my Canon Rebel Digital camera, this had been my favorite camera that I have ever owned.

  • 876
    nicole says:

    My parents moved from Pennsylvania to Oregon almost a year and a half ago. They left in November 2006 and couldnt make it home for Christmas but made it a point to come home for my birthday in May. That was very special to me.

  • 877
    Wendalyn says:

    My digital camera was the best present I ever received…

  • 878
    KKreklau says:

    My hubby is a pretty practical gift giver. This year for my birthday (March 10), he got me this really large, pretty sounding windchime. I had one we had purchased on vacation in Arizona but had broke last summer.
    I can’t wait until the snow is gone and I can put it up!

  • 879
    Michelle Mabry says:

    mine was a couple of years ago. My husband bought me a new -sports-car (even though he drives it 95% of the time!)

  • 880
    Stacey says:

    Hmmmm…the best gift I ever recieved for my birthday was when I was in grade school a strawberry shortcake doll that smelled so good….

  • 881
    KaLee says:

    The best birthday gift I ever got was Totally Hair Barbie (from my childhood), and a day off of housework (in my adult life).

  • 882
    Daph says:

    that’s hard, my best gift ever is between my canon (rebel) and an all expense paid(by my husband)trip to Vegas.

  • 883
    Diana says:

    The best birthday gift I received was a brand new brown 3-speed bike on my 12th birthday. My parents must have saved for months to buy it for me. You see, growing up my family didn’t have a lot of money, and most of our toys and clothes were either handmade or second hand. The sacrifices my parents made for us kids were tremendous. Thank you Mom and Dad…

  • 884
    Marilyn Hitterman says:

    The best birthday present I ever received was a note from my husband that I could adopt a puppy! He put the note inside my card and when I read it I just started crying. We had to put our previous dog to sleep about 5mos. before-she was 15yrs. old and had cancer. I had always had a dog and although I missed Gypsy I also missed having a dog – period! that was the very best present I could have ever have hoped for!
    Marilyn H.

  • 885
    Katherine says:

    The best birthday gift i ever received was a bike when I was 8. That was many, many years ago. I know it was a great sacrifice for my parents. My dad didn’t smoke for a month to help save money.

  • 886
    Melissa (moster) says:

    I’m not a big birthday person. I love having a special night out with my husband and another special night with the family. That’s my favorite part of celebrating birthdays. Not to say I don’t like to get gifts — that’s ALWAYS fun! — but I don’t need much in the way of gifts for my birthday.

    As always, I love the release, especially the paper.

  • 887
    Ghazal says:

    My best birthday gift ever was my car, and lots of chocolates!

  • 888
    Stacy D. says:

    A WASHING MACHINE !!!! LOL, FOR REAL!!!! IT WAS THIS YEAR AND I LOVE IT !!!!

  • 889
    Heidi S says:

    This is more of a memory than a gift but my birthday is in the summer and my son (5yrs old at the time) made us lunch to have on the deck. He and I had the best time sitting in the sun having ham sandwiches and iced tea!

  • 890
    Pam says:

    The best birthday gift that I received was a beautiful garnet ring that my husband had picked out himself. Not too original but I love the ring.

  • 891
    Linda Marie says:

    The best gift was a $50 savings bond from my Dad. He passed away a few months later. I still have that bond & he note he wrote w/it.

  • 892
    Charlene H. says:

    Wow! Awesome new stamps – I love them. Lets see… the best birthday present ever I guess was when I turned 40 and all the people I work with made a huge deal out of it and decorated the office and they each brought me 40 of something. It was very thoughtful and we had a lot of fun with it.

  • 893
    Lesa says:

    My best birthday gift was a birthday party for my 8th birthday. My birthday is so close to Christmas that it doesn’t get celebrated a lot. I don’t remember any of the gifts but I remember having all of my friends over for the day. That was a special day for me.

  • 894
    Heather says:

    I’ll never forget my 16th birthday. I was in Drama Club at high school. My friends painted this HUGE “Sweet 16” sign for me and had everyone sign it–even some of the senior guys I had crushes on! I still have it to this day!

  • 895
    Lisa Louton says:

    One of the best birthday presents I’ve ever received was a day at the spa from my sister-in-law. Whirpool mineral bath, massage, pedicure… I was in heaven!So relaxing and pampering!

  • 896
    Alysa says:

    My best birthday gift ever was the blue and white flower bike complete with basket, bell, and handle bar fringe I got for my 6th birthday.

  • 897
    Cindy Coffman says:

    The best birthday present ever was finding out that I was finally pregnant with my first child…..what a special blessing!!

    Cindy C.
    cac1957@hotmail.com

  • 898
    susie Johnson says:

    For my 6th birthday, I had a party and received a green Schwinn bike from my parents. I had that bike for 30 years
    Susie

  • 899
    Kathy says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was a wonderful wooden stamp pad/marker organizer my husband made for me. Of course, he didnt’ finish it until 3 months after my b-day :-).

  • 900
    Barbra Lawson says:

    The best birthday gift I ever received was my engagement ring from my now husband!

  • 901
    Janine B says:

    Being within about a foot of a bull elephant on the evening game drive in South Africa on my Birthday. Hubby organised the trip – it was magical

  • 902
    Linda Peterson says:

    My husband gave me a pinkie ring on my 18th birthday, which was almost 40 years ago.

  • 903
    Vicki Callier says:

    My best birthday gift was a new baseball mitt. I was 10 yrs old and I still remember how excited I was when I opened that present.

    Vicki

  • 904
    Doris says:

    Before we were married, my husband used to give unique gifts. One year I received a wristwatch with my picture on it.

  • 905
    Debbie says:

    My best gift was a surprise baby shower given for me over 25 yrs. ago. My daughter was born 6 days later.

  • 906
    Lori says:

    Homemade gifts from my kids are the BEST gifts!

  • 907
    ILstamper says:

    Over the years I have received many homemade gifts from my 2 daughters (now grown) and all hold a very special place in my heart. One of my favorites was the portrait that my youngest drew for me when she was 8.

  • 908
    Laurie Palozzi says:

    A year and a half ago, my daughter gave me a precious new granddaughter to love and cherish just five days before my birthday. That has been and continues to be the best birthday present ever!

  • 909
    Jennifer says:

    My best birthday gift ever is a tie between my puppy that I got last year and the skates that I received for my 8th birthday! 😀

  • 910
    Annie says:

    The best birthday present I received was from my husband. Inside my birthday card were reservations for us for a weekend at a European-style hotel and spa.Although it was only about 15 minutes from home, I felt like I was in Italy.

  • 911
    Sheila says:

    my best b’day gift was from my hubby of a professionally done photograph collage of pictures of my mom. She passed away the year before and I missed her very much. I still look at it and get misty eyed.

  • 912

    By far the best gift I have received to date was for my birthday this year (Feb.2). My husband has agreed to do ALL of our LAUNDRY for a whole year! It̵