Monday, July 11, 2011

Ruche Birthday Giveaway: Day 1

Big news! Ruche is turning 3 years old! In celebration of our birthday, we're giving away gifts all week. The countdown begins with this purse:
A birthday is an occasion for bows, afterall. ♥ To enter, simply tell us about the best gift you've ever received or given. One entry per person. The giveaway ends tomorrow, July 12th at 8 am PST. Please check back to see if you won!

THE WINNER HAS BEEN CHOSEN! Anonymous said:
My grandfather was a World War II veteran, a patented chemist, and a wonderful man and father. When he passed away, his journals from his childhood were given to me. Best birthday present.

xo,
Ruche

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Miki's scrapbook said...

Happy birthday to you! :D

The best gift I've ever received was probably a trip to England and Paris for my 15th birthday.

Miki.

Stefany said...

The best gift I've ever received is a Tiffany's key from my boyfriend. I love keys. :)

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NinjaCupcake said...

My engagement ring! It was such a surprise and done so sweetly, I'll always remember it as the best surprise ever :-)

Holly said...

Happy birthday! The best gift I ever received was a Shiba Inu puppy from my husband before we were married! That dog is the most amazing dog ever.

Keilexandra said...

I'm going to be self-centered and talk about a gift that I gave this year to one of my best friends, and future roommate, for her birthday: a giant penguin Squishable. She goes by the nickname Penguin and loves all things to do with the animal, so I organized a bunch of friends to get her a giant plush to match the narwhal on my own bed.

Bwyatt said...

Happy Birthday!
The best gift I've ever received... that's tough. Probably my puppy dog. When I was having a really difficult time, my parents gave me my toy poodle, CJ. He's been my biggest comfort for nearly 9 years. Definately the best gift ever.

Linh @ La-La Linh said...

The best gift I received was a couple days before my birthday. It was a proposal :) We just got married in Jan and can't believe how fast time has flown by! Happy Bday! What a great giveaway! Double crossing my fingers :)
-Linh

Mila said...

Happy birthday!

The best gift I received was at my first baby shower for my little guy. It was sort of a double gift. My brother and his parent drove all the way from SF to see me (that was gift one) and then my brothers mom Hazel bought me a Betsey Johnson bag! It was a double whammy!

Name: Valerie Gómez said...

The best gift I've ever given was to my boyfriend, and I know it was good because he loved it soo much. I have him an ukelele, he'd been wanting one for so long.. and it was a total surprise for him. Till this day he says it's one of his favorite gifts.

LZ said...

Happy Birthday! The best gift I've received so far is my Tory Burch flats from my boyfriend =) Thanks for this giveaway!

Courtney McCormack said...

Happy Birthday!
The best birthday gift I have gotten has to be tickets to No Doubt and Paramore! They are two on my favorite bands and my boyfriend gave me four tickets, where we then got on the floor! It was such a fun birthday present!

Meredith Sledge said...

The best gift I think I've ever received was my iPhone. :D

Pearl said...

The Best gift I ever received was a ride on a Hot Air Balloon Ride!
So much fun!


Pearl

Merylu said...

Happy Birthday! :D
The best gift I received was a 7days trip to New York! GREAT! It has been the best week of this year!

Sam said...

Happy Birthday! The best birthday gift I ever received was an adorable stuffed hippo. My now fiance and I had been dating for only a couple of months, but he remembered how much I like hippos and found one from a company called The Cuddle Factory, so fitting!

ss said...

My husband took me to Mauii for my Birthday this year, it was the most romantic & fun gift ever =) I cut a small pastry on the beach =))

xoxo

San (@SS_Dal)

The Shoe Doctor, PhD said...

The best gift I ever received was a homemade chocolate decadence cake from my boyfriend :-D

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Shawnna said...

The best gift I ever received was a Husqvarna Serger...I love it!

Alex said...

My mom and I didn't have a lot of money and eventually I had to go live with relatives because of that. For most of my life, I had wanted to play the flute once I had seen it on TV at the Rose Bowl parade.

I borrowed a flute from school to play until one day, my mom bought a used flute that I could call my own. To this day, 10 years later, I play the same flute that my mom had saved 3 years worth of funds to pay for. <3

nicole b. said...

happy birthday!
the best gift i have ever given was to my roommate! she was having a difficult time adjusting to college life and she was missing home everyday. as a birthday/christmas gift, i sent her a necklace from etsy. the tag read "stay strong."

she loved it <3

Debbie N. said...

I single glass rose from my boyfriend at the time (now my husband) 25 years ago. It was left for me to find when I woke up :)

Reva Skie said...

My best gift ever was a little kitty cat that lived to a ripe old age of 19 and a half.

offbeatchicken said...

Best birthday gift EVER... a wonderful hand drawn picture from my beautiful 6 year old daughter. I will keep it forever, it means the world to me <3

Emily Free said...

The best birthday present I ever received was my pawpaw. He was the first person to hold me when I was born. We shared the same birthday and he was my everything until he passed when I was eight.

Happy birthday Ruche! :D

Kyndra said...

The best gift that i always receive is fireworks and the whole nation celebrating my birthday on the 4th! it's truly a blast every single year!

Jessica @ jessicaNdesigns said...

An overnight stay (no kids) and shopping day from the hubby!!! SO NICE!

Redheaded Wife said...

Best gift ever was probably my engagement ring! <3

Emily said...

The best gift I've ever received is my 14 month old daughter. She is the most awesome person in the universe. I thank my husband every day for helping me make her :)

Mrs. Ashleigh McGee Davis said...

The best gift I ever received was from my mom when I graduated college to become a teacher. She had been gathering books from my childhood and had been ordering books every month from Scholastic the whole time I was in College and gave them to me to start my classroom library off with great literature! Awww... it still makes me smile thinking about that gift! Happy Birthday Ruche!

Cait said...

Happy Birthday!
The best gift I have ever received was my iMac. My husband was deployed and my old Mac was on it's last leg (and making it difficult to communicate via email). It was a huge surprise (and a huge relief). Everytime I use it I think of him whether he is home or far away.

Angela M. said...

This year's present was pretty cool. A Nook Color from my husband even though I told him not to spend the money.

Alyssa said...

The best gift I've been given was my now 8-year-old Shih Tzu, Mulan, whom I am forever grateful for :)

Merari said...

My favorite gift in these last 24 years was when I got a puppy for my 7th birthday. I had been asking one for years and even got my younger siblings on my side. My poor parents had no idea what they got themselves into :)

jess guy said...

Best gift I've ever received would have to be Jeffrey Campbells' Michelle Unicorn heels. Absolutely beautiful!

Betsy J said...

The best gift I have ever received: for my birthday my friends gave me a "unicorn code" messenger bag,which was freaking awesome in of itself,but inside was handmade bookmarks, candy, and a ticket to go see "Tangled." Still makes me happy thinking about it :)

Anonymous said...

The best birthday gift I ever received was the gift of time and kindness. I had just gone through a terrible break-up and my girlfriends planned a surprise birthday party for me, potluck style. Nothing fancy, nothing crazy, just the 6 of us relaxing and taking in the simple things in life. It made me feel so special and cared for. I am always so grateful for my girlfriends, especially when you know you're in the midst of turmoil, and their kindness shines through:)

Ree said...

The best gift I've received is the hand made strawberry chocolate cake from my husband. Nothing is better than this.

Jeni said...

Happy Birthday Ruche! I think the best gift I ever received was my KitchenAid Mixer so I can bake cakes, cupcakes, and pies for all my loved ones on THEIR birthdays!

Louise said...

Happy birthday!

My best ever present was a handmade book by my best friend, full of beautiful pictures and drawings she did. Still hold on to it very dearly after 5 years :)

jajajajanice said...

the best birthday gift was to have my family together. My mother died in february of 2010 from cancer and my birthday was only a month or so after, in march so the only thing i could want was for my family to be together because we all needed eachother

Anonymous said...

My brother coming home from Iraq. I'm so proud of him!

Caet Fox

Mrs. Harer said...

Happy Birthday.

How fun, I love giveaways! I the gift I've ever received was a pair of pink sapphire and black diamond earrings. Originally my grandparents had bought me the custom designed earrings for a graduation gift and I lost them. Ive always told my husband how much I regret not having those earrings. Last year my grandparents both passed away, but somehow on my birthday, there were the earrings all wrapped up in the wrapping paper my grandma always used.

Mistelle said...

Happy Birthday! I would have to say that the best gift ever was one I gave my husband. I secretly bid on ebay to win him the #1 issue from his favorite comic book series. After two tries I had the winning bid and was able to surprise him with it during a gift exchange at a friend's Christmas party. Him completely geeking out over it was worth the whole process!

Niiaba said...

Best gift I have ever had? A wonderful trip to Hawaii on my own. :)

Ginny Tyler said...

Happy Birthday!

The best gift I ever received was for Christmas when I was 13. My grandmother gave me the pair of diamond stud earrings that my grandfather had given her on their 3rd wedding anniversary. They were even in the same jewelry box.

Heather and Caralyn said...

Happy Birthday, Ruche!

My favorite gift received was a family cruise to the Mexican Riviera for my sweet 16!

Best wishes for the coming year. =)

jump5_lover said...

This one may sound a little cliche, but the best gift I've ever received is salvation through Jesus Christ :) In regards to more tangible gifts, my friends surprised me with tons of cake and ice cream on my 21st birthday this year (It was a great night of "binge dessert-ing")!

The Thrifty Life for Me said...

A beautiful package from a far away friend containing a lovely journal.

Fira Zainal said...

My best birthday gift would be my stuffed white teddy bear that I got when I turned three on July 31st 1990. It was from my grampa who passed away a week later on August 8th 1990. I used to always bring it around when I was younger and there's a photo of me carrying Teddy while my mom picked me up to see my grampa at the wake. At night when I was younger I even used to whisper into Teddy's ear to talk to my grampa and say how I was doing good as well as how much I missed him. I still do.

aleks said...

The best gift I ever got was the first Harry Potter book in 4th grade. If it wasn't for Harry Potter I wouldn't be where I am today, and I definitely would not be the same.

SarahC said...

The best gift I received was a sewing machine for Christmas!

Sarah Cappeliez

Tara Adams said...

The best gift our family gave was a surprise portrait of all of the grandkids (which live 6 hrs apart) to grandma and grandpa. They cried...in a good way! :)

Wendy said...

My favorite gift was a Ruche gift certificate!

Thistle said...

Best gift I ever received. A swanky apron from my fiancee, becuase he knows how much I love to cook!

Gabi said...

The best gift I ever received comes in the form of a 2 year old toddler who crawls into bed and hugs her proud mommy everyday :)

-Gabi from Savannah, TX

joanie said...

the best gift i ever received was when my husband gave me wild flowers he had picked from beside the road. I had mentioned in passing one day that i thought they were beautiful and he took that to heart and gave me a bunch of them for every month we had been together at that point. 11 years later I still remember those flowers and they have meant more than any material thing, because it showed he actually listened to the little things :)

Carmen said...

The best birthday present I ever recieved was from my friend (now husband) when I was 16. He sent me a dozen rainbow colored roses. No one had ever sent me flowers before, and I always dreamed of getting roses delivered to me for some special occasion. Who knew that 7 years later we'd get married?!

Adriana said...

My birthday is this Wednesday and received a gift early from my best friend. My favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11 For God knows the plan he has for you, a plan to prosper you and not to harm you...This verse stands for my hope and faith knowing that If I keeping pursuing him that he will provide for me. Anyways she gave me a beautiful journal that has that exact verse on it. I love to write and it is one of the most thoughtful and personal gifts I will always appreciate.

Freda said...

The best gift I've ever received is eternal life! John 3:16 Thanks for a great giveaway! freemarie20 at hotmail dot com

christina said...

The best gift I've ever given was when I was on a study abroad program in the middle east apart from my boyfriend. I sent a package to him (and it actually arrived ON his birthday). it was full of coffee mugs i had collected for him from each country we visited (turkey, egypt, palestine, and syria) as well as other little knick knacks i had picked up. :-)

Belle said...

Happy Birthday, Ruche! The best gift I ever received was the totally awesome 80's birthday party my sister-in-laws threw for me. It was a blast!

l. said...

The camera my parents gave my for my high school graduation. Launched my love for photography!

rachelsholiday said...

The best give I ever recieved was something I actually hated at first, haha. My parents got me a tool kit for my 18th birthday. At the time I thought it was super lame, but it's turned out to be one of the most useful gifts I've ever gotten. I use it all the time and my husband is slightly jealous of my "mad" skills with tools.

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Mieschi said...

The best gift I've given was one I made for Secret Santa. The person I was responsible for loved dragons and peanut M&M's, so I made a Papier-mâché dragon that was hatching from an egg. Inside its belly, I hid some peanut M&Ms. I wrapped a bow around the part of the neck that was poking out of the shell, and I placed the entire egg on top of a nest. The look on her face when she saw it was indescribable, almost pure bliss. She refused to break open the egg to get the M&Ms. I was so glad that I was able to finish it in time!

The Lenahan Family said...

Before we were married, I had moved 7 hours away from my husband to try to sort my life out. I joined the job corp and lived on an old navy base. I had just lost my job, gotten into a car accident and broken off an engagement to someone I thought I was going to marry. I was in a new relationship with my now husband. We had been very good friends previously. But, I was sooo confused and lost. The town I moved to received gale force winds often. It was impossible to carry an umbrella because the wind would literally snap the umbrella in two and carry the top away or bend the umbrella up and out or collapse it inward right over your head. My husband on one of his trips up to visit me surprised me with a vented umbrella that could withstand the high winds. I loved it so much and I remember walking past some coast guard guys one day, one of them offered me $50 for my umbrella, he was so impressed with it. 10 years later, I still have that umbrella. It's been through some major storms and still works. I treasure it because I knew how much thought and care he put into it picking it out for me. It was a ray of sunlight during those difficult days for me.

Bathsheba said...

My favorite gift was a pair of birthstone earrings from my grandfather.

Caroline said...

My best birthday gift came 2 days late, after I had give up all hope. My husband had my twin babies' handprints made into a necklace for me:) Major LOVE

stina said...

happy birthday ruche!

one of my favourite gifts is the latest i got, a rob zombie voodoo doll. my boyfriend gave it to me to cheer me up from the disappointment of a cancelled show. he's not the best or the most avid gift giver so it was a total surprise as well as heart melting.

Brittany said...

The best gift I've ever received was windshield wipers for Valentine's Day (let me explain)...the year before (the previous Valentine's Day) I was stranded on the side of the road in sleet because my driver's side wiper had broken/flown off. My boyfriend rescued me with a fresh pair and installed them in the sleet for me. A loving romantic gesture he repeats every year for me <3

xoxo-vanessa said...

Happy 3rd Birthday Ruche!

The best birthday gift I ever received was a trip to Hawaii with my sister & Dad! That is a trip I will never forget, & I hope to go again soon!

Rachel said...

Cool! The best birthday gift was when my husband got me my kindle -- perfection!

Tolduso said...

Happy Birthday.. :)

The best gift I ever received is my son...God always gives the perfect gifts doesnt he :)

I'm Rebecca said...

The best gift I ever received was a trip to Paris, a Christmas present from my husband!

Katrina said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

A month long trip to Rome and London was the BEST gift I ever received!

I will never forget it!

AliciaR said...

The best gift I've ever given was a netbook to my parents when I was going away to college. It was so we could skype and keep in touch all the time! They were so surprised and loved it. We still skype with it today!

Embracing Life said...

Happy Birthday!

The best gift I ever received was my sweet little daughter:)

Lina Kim ♥ said...

the best gift I've ever received was from my boyfriend. he made a song for me and composed the lyric himself. how romantic!

e-mail:kim_hye_rin@yahoo.co.kr

Melissa! said...

The best gift ever...is, truly, my daughters. They are now 16 & 15 and yet I still marvel over the awesomeness of the miracle of their births.
If I were to chose a material item as the best gift ever I would have to say is my iPod Touch. While it's not the most current Touch, it goes with me everywhere. When I'm without it I almost feel...empty, lost...sigh, I love my iTouch [and the man who gave it to me, my husband!]

@MichelleDrewes said...

The best gift I ever received was my first BARBIE! Malibu Barbie! The second best gift I ever received was Malibu Ken to keep Barbie warm at night. ; )

Krista H said...

a jewlery box my sister painted for me, or my family heirloom locket necklace, yes that.

PumpkinLiver said...

The bets present I have ever received was a little baggie of Russian Tea Cakes, and a little Hello Kitty wallet. They were exactly what I wanted from a dear friend. Other gifts have been nice, wonderful, amazing, and every other adjective meaning "good" you can come up with, but no other gift has been so exactly perfect.

sabu88 said...

The best gift I ever got was a trip to France when I was 16. Grandparents rock. :)

Zamia Rose said...

My best birthday gift ever? My first born daughter. She was 6 weeks premature and born the day before my birthday. There were a few complications, but she came out of it just fine!

As for a material item, my iPhone 3G from my husband! It's been glued to my hand ever since, and I'm hoping to get the iPhone 5 for my birthday this year!

Clara said...

happy birthday!! well i think the best present I've ever recived would be ballet lessons for my fifth birthday. I'd wanted them so bad and my family had practically no money so it was a really big deal. and I'm still dancing now at 18. :)

Jenessa said...

Best birthday gift was my first birthday card signed by my toddler!
Sessa51@hotmail.com

Candice said...

Happy Birthday Ruche!

The best birthday gift of all time had to be my first boyfriends gift to me. My grandma had just passed away and the one thing that I wished was that he could come with me because he was my big "teddy bear". So he got me 2 teddy bears, one small one for when I go & he can't come & one big one when he leaves and I can't go with him. He even got them in my two favorite colors.
Perfect.

Wendieee said...

The best birthday I got was a scrapbook made by through a collaboration of friends for my 17th birthday.

Heavy Petal said...

I don't think I can choose just one, but my BFF gives the best gifts. They're never large or expensive, but always super thoughtful, sweet, and personal... and they always arrive at just the right time.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Ruche!! Best gift I ever got has to be my engagement ring from my fiance! What else could compete with that!?

* Taci * said...

My sweet little girl, Amalia who is now 5 and proud of it!

Ashley Anderson said...

The beautiful pear-shaped diamond ring my husband gave me on Valentine's Day when he proposed!

Melissa said...

The best gift I have ever given was a scrapbook that I made for my best friend whose little girl just turned one.

Tracey Lynne said...

Best birthday Ever...Spa day in Philly with my best gal followed by a surprise party!!!!

Turning 30 was fabulous!

Joanna said...

The best gift I've ever been given is the friendship and love of my best friend. Since having a baby quite a few friends have fallen away - they just stopped visiting. But my best friend has made time every week to do something with me and spend time with me, even if it's just hanging out at my house and playing with my baby.

She is selfless and caring. And she is always there for me. I appreciate her making time for me and caring about our friendship as much as I do.

ModaMama.blogspot.com

molldoll527 said...

The best gift I ever received was a set of paintings done by my husband. They are two little robots, a boy holding a flower and a girl holding balloons. Even after twelve years together, I had no idea that he was so artistically talented!

Urban Wife said...

Happy Birthday, Ruche! The best gift I've received so far was my surprise proposal in 2008.

kaitlin said...

the best i ever got was for christmas when i was 8 or 9... i got a lil' miss doll! her outfit changed colors! amazing :)

Melody said...

The best gift I ever gave is a special photo book for my grandmother. She lives far away so I made a special photobook filled with pics of my daughters and with poems that I wrote about how much she's meant to me in my life and my families'!

liz said...

My mom was living in a different country around the time it was my birthday, but the best gift she gave me was her voice, wishing me happy birthday! (:

May M said...

My fiancé gave me a locket with the words from a Wendell berry poem about marriage. It was a surprise. He left it in my jellybean drawer in my kitchen.

pljimison said...

Best gift - I was leaving for a trip to Africa and my daughter made me a darling journal. :) Handmade gifts are always special!

Le dressing de Nat said...

The best gift I ever had was a big suprise party for my 30th birthday with my friends from all over!

Bubbles said...

Happy birthday to you! (:

The best gift I have ever gotten was probably a pink and purple unicorn stuffed animal from my little brothers. It's something so small and so simple, but it meant the world to me! it's so personal and they knew that I would love it.

Ashley Nicole said...

The best gift I ever got was a trip to London, UK with my mom for graduating from High-School!

La Chiquita Blog said...

Best gift i've ever is my beautiful baby girl miss ruby mae she is now 3 months old :)

leftmeetrightstyle said...

Since I got it in the mail on my birthday, I've always thought of it as a birthday gift..but what I got was a full scholarship to college. That has been the best gift ever!!!

Anonymous said...

this one is easy for me- cheesy, but easy. my best gift was given at the end of a rotten and discouraging day. My 8 year old son made me nutella on toast without being asked, hugged me and said with a smile and a kiss that i looked "the most beautiful" with my glasses and ponytail. a gift to remember.

~alicia

Lauren said...

The best gift I've ever received is a stuffed animal bunny from my late father. It's about 20 years old and it is a treasured gift.

Ruri said...

The best gift I've ever received was my havanese puppy!

ruricloth at yahoo dot com

Lisa said...

My family suprised me with two beautiful dalmatian puppies!! It was and continues to be the best birthday present ever!

lauracruz said...

My birthday was a few weeks ago and one of the best gifts I received was a trip to Pacific beach Oregon with my boyfriend :-)

Laura Ann said...

Happy birthday, Ruche :)

The best gift I have ever been given has been all of my faithful friends throughout the years! I still have friends whom I met in elementary school (we're in college now), and I have made even more in the past two years. I am thankful for everyone who has gotten to know me even though I am rather shy :)

wendiw80 said...

everyone's gifts are so fun!! the best gift I've ever gotten was my surprise 30th bday from my mom OR my engagement ring from my boyfriend. both are pretty memorable!

Christy from fountains of home said...

Got a great espresso machine for my birthday this year!

The Epper's said...

Happy Birthday Ruche, I love ya!

The best gift I have ever received is an (incredible) engagement ring and proposal from my husband when we were vacationing in Vernazza, Italy two years ago. The most romantic and beautiful experience of my life.

<3,

Megan

grazia1887 said...

The best gift I've EVER received is a trip to Dublin from my boyfriend! We LOVE Ireland!! <3

Lissy said...

The best birthday gift that I've ever received was my nephew Brandon. Born on the same day 27 years apart.

Kathleen Frank said...

Lovely giveaway!

Best gift ever? Before we started dating, my husband did some detective work & figured out my favorite old movie & tracked it down on dvd. :)

Jessica Thiessen said...

The best gift I ever recieved was being able to spend my birthday (and the next 6 months)in Australia, meeting new friends and my now-husband :) Doesn't get any better than that.

Vicki said...

My best birthday present was being able to have my dad home from Iraq for my twelfth birthday...it was such a surprise, and such a blessing, even if he did have to go back right after.(:

pinklily25 said...

Best gift I gave was a scrapbook containing a year's worth of memories for my 1-year anniversary to my boyfriend. I put so much effort into it that it ended up being a belated present six months after our anniversary date. :) And best present received was a long purple scarf my sister specially crocheted for me.

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

When I was 6 months pregnant mybhusband surprised me with a weekend spa trip in Beverly Hills! I got, pampered, went shopping and ate like a pig with zero guilt! :)

Hannah said...

the best gift I've ever gotten? life :)

-hannah

jenn (+ will) said...

okay my BEST gift i am going to receive will be this november. i am due to have my first little baby girl within a week of my birthday!!!!
the best gift i ever gave was a book made from a set of playing cards. i modpodged a title page to say "52 things i love about you" and attached 52 cards by hole punching them and attaching a ring at the top corner. on each card i modpodged a photo and wrote something i loved about my hubbie! i gave it to him for valentine's day last year and we love flipping through it together :) it turned out cute: http://jennrocket.blogspot.com/2010/02/52-things.html

Tracy said...

Best gift ever was a trip to see my family...when I live so far away from them.

Dawn said...

Cute purse! My husband gave me my favorite gift ever...a beautiful ring.

Sarah said...

The best gift I've ever gotten was a silver ring with a garnet stone passed down from my great grandmother on my sixteenth birthday. I wear it every day, and I'm twenty now.

Flora said...

The best gift I've ever received was a silver cross necklace that belonged to my grandmother, my mother gave it to me and I hope to do the same someday with my daughter.

ale inestroza said...

The best gift i've ever received was a barbie doll for my sixth birthday. It was such a surprise! And it was wrapped so beautifully :)

rebecca said...

The best gift I ever received was was a simple sweet necklace from my boyfriend at the time, soon to be fiance and eventually husband. I ended up wearing that necklace on our wedding day.

rebeccawithanR

jenna said...

The best gift I've ever received is my Kindle! I love it.

Happy birthday, Ruche! <3

-Jenna

Anonymous said...

the best gift i have ever received is ruche's telephone shaped salt and pepper shaker, they are so cute and got lots of compliments from my gests

Zoia said...

the best Bday gift was a surprise party from my husband!

alisha said...

Best gift i've ever received for my birthday was getting to share it with my best friend Stephanie! Now the party is that much more fun each year!

Katie said...

The best gift I ever received was a vintage inspired Flip Cameo Ring from my mom. It was during my hardest semester at college, and she also surprised me with a Canon Rebel camera. That was by far the best birthday ever! It was so special because I never even had to ask for the ring or hint that I wanted it so badly.

Kelly said...

My husband sent me to San Fran to see Jack Johnson for my birthday with my cousin!! Won't ever forget it!!

Happy Birthday Ruche!!

Crystal said...

The best gift I ever received was a handmade quilt from my aunt when I was a newborn. 28 years later I still have it.

Cancelled said...

The best gift I ever received was a ticket to see the Broadway musical "Wicked" at the Kennedy Center on my sixteenth birthday. It was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life. I love theater and this was something I will never forget.

Laurie said...

The best gifts I've received usually involve food. I'm a simple gal.

whateverasun@gmail.com

pambelina said...

The best gift I have ever received was from my husband on our 3rd wedding anniversary. We were VERY broke college kids at the time, but somehow he scraped together enough money to buy me a pair of diamond studs. I wear them almost all the time 5 years later!

TwinBluebirds said...

My Best friend made me a Quilt for my 30th last year.. its the best thing anyone has ever given to me and its something I will keep forever and hopefully pass down to my own family one day.
x

April Cheung said...

the best gift i ever recieved was a hamster :)

joolee said...

happy bday to ruche! anything handmade or heartfelt can't be beat. a perfect night out with my husband has been the BEST gift ever! :)

Melissinha Samsa said...

The best gift I have given is the book "Rayuela" by Argentine writer Julio Cortazar. I gave it to my boyfriend. The same day, coincidentally, he gave me the same book.

Happy Bday! :-) ♥♥♥

as the crow flies said...

Happy Birthday Ruche! The best gift I received was airline tickets to europe for my honeymoon! <3

mrs.p.ball said...

Best gift I have given was a plane ticket to the Philippines for my mother because my grandmother was ill. Unfortunately she passed away.

Happy Birthday to you!

Rosie said...

When I was really young I got a Fisher Price plastic pizza maker. It was the coolest thing ever - you placed ice in the top of the 'pizza oven' to make the plastic bits of pizza turn red (to show they were cooked). There were plastic insertable toppings, and the oven had a little timer that made a recorded 'tick tick tick ding' sound.

10+ years later, I'm pretty sure the thing still works, despite how much I used it!

- Rose

jasmine said...

best gift ever was a collage of pictures made by my friends before i went away. i still keep it on my wall!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Wow! First of all, congratulations on three years of business! That's awesome! :)

My favourite gift... hmm. Probably everything my boyfriend has ever given me. Just picturing him trying to find something that would suit my style makes me smile. (Err, I didn't mean to rhyme, ha!) I love him so much!

Harmony4theSoul said...

Happy Birthday, Ruche!

My favorite gift is one that I gave and in turn also received. Gifts and trinkets mean a lot, but time together and sweet acts that demonstrate love have always been especially meaningful to me.

My mother and I have always been very close and since I've moved away after college, time spent together has begun to be fewer and farther between. The weekend of this past Mother's Day, she had an art show, which I drove up to surprise her for. Before leaving, I gave her two matching tea cups. One, I explained, would be for her and the other for me. Whenever we want to spend time together, we brew some tea, give each other a call and sip from our matching cups while catching up and "having tea together".

Melissa said...

Happy birthday Ruche! The best birthday present I've ever received is probably a pencil/pen set my brother got me, as it was probably the first present he gave me!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Ruche!!!

The best gift I have ever received was a beta fish for Valentines Day 2010, from my fiance Will. I have had multiple tragic deaths with pets in my past including a cat that I nursed from 2 weeks old and sadly died in my arms 1 year later; and I have not had a pet in years... so to get this beta, who I named Ricky (after Ricky Ricardo from I Love Lucy) was so very special and warming to my heart because it was from someone so special, my future husband.

Lawra said...

Happy Birthday! The best present I ever received for my birthday was to open for one of my favourite bands!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Hmmm, best gift? Probably a puppy for my 9th birthday. Molly was an awesome dog and a total surprise. :)

Amanda said...

I forgot to mention that, my birthday was 3 days later, so this was a combined gift for both special days!!

Castle Fashion said...

The best gift I received was a small charming unicorn necklace. My boyfriend gave it to me. He said he imagines me as a baby unicorn often...it was so sweet <3

Lauren said...

The best gift I ever received was a trip to Disneyland from my mom when I was a kid. The happiest place on Earth -- who can compete with that?

Annacakes said...

My girlfriend bought me a top hat that i really wanted from when we went to NOLA. I cried when i opened my present.

Blessed Momma said...

The best gift I've ever received is my engagement ring

Weez said...

The best gift I ever received was my james avery ring from my boyfriend for our anniversary :)

E said...

The best gift I ever received was my engagement ring in 2006!!

apurpledress said...

The best gift I ever received was a book of photos my boyfriend made for me for our one year anniversary.

Carol said...

Happy Birthday! The best gift I ever received for my birthday is my daughter!

Shelby said...

Happy Birthday!

The best gift I have ever received would be all the great memories I have traveling overseas with my family, but I did just get a gorgeous leather weekender for graduation!

Elicia said...

The best gift I ever received was a unique diamond ring that my mom gave me. The story behind it makes it special. My mom had some tough experiences in her life, including her fiance passing away suddenly in her senior year of college. When she finally got married several years later to a wonderful man, they only had 4 short years together until they were in a car accident which took his life from her, also. A few years later she met and married my dad. She kept her old engagement ring from her first husband, but had it re-set into a beautiful gold "flower" setting that she designed herself. When I turned 21 she gave that ring to me. She said she wanted me to know that even when bad things happen, you have to hang on through it because somehow things will be okay in the end. If she hadn't lost her first husband, she wouldn't have married my dad, and I wouldn't be here, and I was technically supposed to be her 5th child (she had 4 miscarriages before me).
I was very honored and shocked that she would give me such an expensive and meaningful gift. We were always extremely poor, and she kept that ring anyway.

The McKay's said...

The best gift I ever received was my cute dog Ellie Mae on Christmas Eve. My husband wanted me to open my main "gift" a day early-probably because he couldn't contain his excitement! And neither could our brand new puppy! He brought out a box and I could tell instantly from all the shaking that there was something "alive" inside. I opened it up and out came the cutest, most loving, most wonderful pet I could ever hope for. Ellie will turn 6 in October and she's seriously the best dog in the world. You may think I'm biased because I'm her mom, but seriously, SHE IS THE BEST DOG IN THE WORLD! :)

AmieeAya said...

Happy birthday! Best gift ever was a compilation of recipes handwritten by all my aunts. It was organized by my sister who gave it to me for my 30th birthday, when I was going thru a bit of a rough time. It was like they were all encouraging me from far away. :)

STYLEEZTA said...

Best gift was a glass heart pendant filled with gold flecks! It was beautiful!!

platformshoesandwintercoat said...

The best gift I ever got was the gift of music...an ipod.

Kara Posey said...

The best gift I've ever received is my camera! It's allowed me to see this beautiful world in a brand new way, and it has been a stepping stone in my dreams of being a professional photographer!

Rose said...

the best gift I've gotten was a polaroid camera!

Helen said...

The best gift I received was for graduating high school. My parents allowed me to backpack through Europe with my cousin from Korea. :D

HeatherBethany said...

The best gift I've gotten was a surprise party from all of my friends! It was just a great way to celebrate and to be appreciated.

Jocee said...

Happy Birthday!!

The best birthday gift I've ever gotten would have to be the 4-disc edition of the first Chronicles of Narnia movie. And I still love it :)) :P
-Jocee <3

Samantha said...

Happy Birthday to you and may many years of happiness be in store for you!
Although it may seem a bit cheesy, the best gift I have ever received is life.
My mother became pregnant at the age of seventeen and rode her bike from Oceanside to Carlsbad to take a pregnancy test at a clinic just to make sure. She was scared, nervous, and panicked. She could have decided to end my life in her womb thus saving being kicked out of her own home, but she chose to keep me- to allow me life- simple, beautiful life- the greatest gift of all.

Katrina said...

The best gift I've received is the Canon 35mm f/2 lens. It's on my camera 90% of the time!

Jessica said...

my nikon dslr

Lola said...

Best gift i made was a handmade striped knitted bag i made for my friend in Saint-Petersburg

Best gift i received - Earrings from my sister. I couldn't choose which one i like, so she made a choice for me and made a surprice for New Year

postcards and pretties said...

Since my nephew was 2 years old, he's been obsessed with elephants & constantly asked me to draw them over & over. Last year for my birthday (the kiddo was 5 at the time) he drew his own elephant for me & said finally it's my turn to draw for you. Such a sweet boy!

lizzyjean88 said...

Best gift was the additional wedding band. My husband completely surprised me with it! I almost always guess my gifts! Not this one!

erika said...

Happy Birthday! I love your blog and your store!

The best gift I have received...diamond earrings. Mostly because they were such a surprise:)

Supal Desai said...

Happy happy birthday to you!!

the best gift I receive every year is my mom's birthday dinner to me. She makes thai food (favorite cuisine) and goes all out with homemade spring rolls, soup, entree, dessert. It's always so much fun sharing a gift with the family :)

Trav and Linds said...

Happy Birthday! The best give I have ever given was a scrapbook for my dad. I had pictures of us growing up all the way to current photos. Then I had each of my siblings write favorite memories with Dad. It is definitely something he treasures!

lindsfitch at hotmail dot com

Meghan said...

Happy Birthday! The best gift I received was my little pink stuffed elephant with yellow ears that I got when I was first born. 27 years later, he is still my favourite and yes, he floats around in my bed. :)

Anonymous said...

My grandfather was a World War II veteran, a patented chemist, and a wonderful man and father. When he passed away, his journals from his childhood were given to me. Best birthday present.

SunshineIsFree@ymail.com

Ami said...

the best gift I ever received... my engagement ring.
Happy birthday Ruche!!!

Tündéri Lonka said...

my favourite gift was a beautiful ring from my father. i got it to christmas, and i was really glad, because he knew, what king of rings i like:)

atunderi.lonka@gmail.com

May Lee said...

Happy birthday !

The best gift I ever received was my iphone4 from my dear boyfriend :)

Lilly said...

The best gift I ever gave was a pearl necklace to my mom.
Happy Birthday!
And thanks a lot for the chance.

rose said...

back in college, my friends threw me a surprise party. i'm not really big on birthdays, but i really enjoyed myself.

Nicole said...

One of the best gifts I ever received was not long after I lost my puppy. My parents, for Christmas, saved some money and put it inside a dog-shaped piggy bank for me to put towards getting another puppy. It was totally unexpected and super sweet!

kittenhood said...

I've received a neat teapot for christmas from my bf, very shabby chic with roses and polka dots.

happy anniversary!

Jeri said...

Happy Birthday!! The best gift I've received was my first SLR camera.

mel said...

Best gift I ever gave was sneaking into my grandparents house, stealing their box of slides, and scanning them and printing them. They hadn't seen the pictures in 20 years! It was a great gift to me too - I got to hear loads of stories of their pranks, adventures and literally - rolls in the hay!

Sandi said...

My mom had a pair of earrings that she lost that were discontinued. She had 2 necklaces that matched and she complained about losing these earrings all of the time. I found them a year later in a discount store for 5 dollars (seriously reduced) and was thrilled to be able to give them back to her!!

Jacquetta said...

Best gift recieved: 1 year of Net.flix! I get to watch all my old and new faves as much as I want whenever, snuggled on the couch with my love. The best!

magooski said...

Best gift - hard to say. My husband usually gives me a pretty necklace each year which always becomes my fav or my best friend gave me a year of People magazine :).

Annie said...

The best gift I ever gave was a few months ago. I arranged for my friend's best friend from home to come to DC to surprise my friend for her birthday. She had no idea, and when he showed up, she was so happy/surprised she started to cry. It was amazing.

pumpkinstreet said...

Hi the best gift that I've ever recieved was a golden snail that I had been admiring in a antique store display during Christmas. I had talked about how different it was in a window of classic gold items. The day before chirstmas I went for a walk and saw that it was gone. I was ranting- who would love that snail except for me. Little did I know that my husband listened to me, and went and bought the snail. It took him a while because he couldn't remember exactly what it was, almost left and noticed it in the window. This by far was the greatest gift- better than a diamond ring, a new car or anything else- it was his thoughtfullness that made the snail so special.Plus it's an awesome story too- I can provide a pic to- erin

lauren said...

the best gift i have ever received was a trip to visit my mother in prague for my 25th birthday. it was fabulous.

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