Christmas Gift

Crisp Experiences: Favorite Christmas Gifts

We asked everyone in the office what their favorite Christmas gift to date was, and here’s what they had to say:


“My favorite Christmas gift was an authentic personalized home Detroit Tigers jersey. My name and usual number are stitched on the back. My wife thought I didn’t like it because I never wore it. But actually, it is just too beautiful and pristine to wear. I’ll be keeping it so nice, it will outlive me.”

-David Calhoun, Email Marketing Manager


“It was December 25, 2017 when I received the best, most epic Christmas gift of my life. The present was cleverly wrapped in a sizable box to enhance the surprise; it was successful. I saved the gift for last, and when I finally tore the pretty patterned paper to shreds and sliced through the annoying box tape, I saw it. Time seemed to slow as I took hold of the handle, and as the braided leather fell – so did my mouth. There I stood, on top of the world, with a 12 ft. whip in my hand. My excitement couldn’t be contained; I immediately ran outside in the freezing cold, swung my gift through the air, and as it broke the sound barrier with a loud crack, I knew my life would never be the same again.”

-Jake Call, Lead UX Designer


“The best Christmas gift I ever got was old school Nintendo. I had waited years for it! I also believed in Santa for many years longer than I should have.”

-Joan Biddle, Content Developer


“The best Christmas gift I’ve ever received was my first car. It ended up turning out to be a lemon…but I was so excited when I first got it that I ran outside to see it and immediately slipped in some mud. And yes, it was all caught on video.”

-Hayley Tillery, Lead UI Designer


“My favorite Christmas gift is a two-part answer. My favorite material gift was definitely when I opened my Pioneer Home Stereo System. It was the 80’s and the popular time to blow out your windows with incredible wattage. It had a stereo tuner, 101 cd disc player, dual cassette deck, and 15-inch subwoofer speakers. You get the point. I still remember the excitement from getting it all put together. Comparable to this, however, was my first Christmas with my daughter. Will never forget hearing her wake up and then carrying her into the living room as her little face lit up with happiness as she saw the tree and gifts. That experience with her is easily what I consider a greatest Christmas gift.”

-Jason Harmon, HR and Content Director


“My very favorite Christmas gift was from December 2011. My parents (along with the help of my college fund) bought me a Macbook Pro! I had been wanting one for years and my dad surprised me by taking me to the Apple Store on the false pretense that he was getting his phone fixed. I was so surprised when the Apple employee approached me asking about which Macbook I wanted. I was very annoyingly impatient waiting another week before I could actually have it on Christmas.”

-Hannah Verret, Content Developer


“My favorite Christmas was from my now fiancé. We were both with my dad in Men’s Warehouse shopping for his birthday when she showed me a pair of striped socks that I suddenly became very interested in, but because I was low on money I gave up on the idea of getting them. Fast-forward two days later, she gives me a neatly wrapped box that not only had the striped socks in them, but an entire set that included socks, ties, a handkerchief and a wallet. It meant a lot to me because of the thoughtfulness of the gift and the person who gave the gift.”

-Lawrence Shaw, Multimedia Specialist


“My favorite Christmas gift was my first drum set. It was a complete surprise. My parents had set it up in the living room, and once it was set up, it was too large to wrap. So once I entered the living room, I was immediately blown away. It was great!”

-Billy Wilson, Media Buyer


“My favorite Christmas gift was receiving a PS2 after begging for one for 2yrs and having to watch my cousins get all of the new PS2 games and I couldn’t even ask to borrow them LOL! Was a glorious day for my gaming life. I had to save up my own money to get my first PS.”

-Devan Dillard, Digital Media Strategist


“The best gift I ever received was a car. I felt completely privileged and humbled by such a big gift. I named it Frankie and we spent 14 years together. The gift meant so much to me because it meant my parents trusted me.”

-Kayla Pearce, Content Developer


“When I was a kid, there was this huge poster-sized photo hanging up in our house. It was of my father wearing his cowboy hat, making one of his notorious faces. I loved it because it embodied so much of who he was. My father was a terrific guy, and I looked up to him. He passed away in 2002, and the photo disappeared. I asked everyone in our family if they knew where it was so I could have it, but no one could find it. I was heartbroken over it. Years went by, and I had lost hope of ever seeing it again. Last Christmas, my family and I were celebrating the holiday at my aunt’s farmhouse in rural Iowa when my cousin Tim walked over and handed me a large present. Everyone gathered around us as I tore off the shiny foil wrapping paper, and saw my dad’s picture staring back at me. The same cowboy hat and goofy smile that I remembered from my childhood. I finally had my dad’s photo. Tim was cleaning out his attic and found it buried behind some boxes. I was so happy I nearly started sobbing right there on the sofa in front of everyone. Best Christmas present ever.”

-Carisa Wenstrom, Lead Multimedia Specialist and Director of People and Culture


“Everyday of the year, I struggle to behave well, so Santa will bring me my best present ever… and it it just being able to see my kids excitedly open their presents, bouncing around, randomly emitting high-pitched noises, and leaving behind a heaping mess every year on Christmas morning.”

-Aleksandra Kirievskaya, Junior Web Developer
Hannah Verret
Hannah Verret is a Content Developer at Crisp Marketing in Memphis, TN. Hannah has been working in content creation throughout her entire adult career. When Hannah isn't writing or organizing social media posts, she's spending her time reading and loving on her many pets.

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