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When I was asked by Clever Girls Collective and SWAGG to write about the best gift I ever gave, I had to laugh. Apparently they don’t know that I consider all my gifts to be the best. Ever.

But, okay, if I have to narrow it down to one, I guess I can pick three. (What?)

I wasn’t blogging when Mark turned 30, but if I had been, you would have most certainly heard about it. I spent months planning an elaborate (surprise, of course) party and group gifts. And you KNOW I didn’t place any expectations on the whole thing. Right? RIGHT?

That may not be exactly how it happened. There may have been an unexpected puppy, a tantrum and a crying headache. Just maybe.

But we got to the party. Mark was appropriately surprised (see above). Lots of our friends and family – and even his boss – showed up to wish him a happy birthday. And when we showed him the new grill and smoker we’d gone together to buy for him, he was really excited.

My favorite part of the gift(s) I gave him for that milestone birthday was the scrapbook I made.

In the months before Mark’s birthday, I collected handwritten notes from all his friends and our family about why they loved him. And, yeah, I gave them suggestions about what to write, but the sweet (and, more often than not, funny) sentiments and memories they shared were incredibly kind and touching.

After I collected the notes (only strong-arming a few people), I put them into a very manly scrapbook with photos of Mark over the past 30 years. I loved it.

And, oh yeah, more importantly – Mark loved it. And THAT is the best present I ever gave.

What is the best present YOU ever gave?

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