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‘Best Gift’ Contest


The holidays are usually a time of charity and giving. Gifts are in special abundance so it is especially important to take the time to reflect on what we have received. That is why this month we, here at the Southwest Shadow, want to hear about the best gift you have ever received.


  • Comment on this post about the best gift you have ever received
  • Entries must be school-appropriate.
  • Students must log in to comment (make sure your username is your first and last name)
  • The winner will be chosen by the editorial staff of the Southwest Shadow. Entries will close on December 31 at 11:59 p.m.


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    sahar koshanJan 11, 2024 at

    The best gift that I’ve ever received is the gift my cousin gave me for finishing middle school. It was during Covid, and I was gifted chocolates and a balloon. It was very sweet.

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    Cassandra Claire EvangelistaDec 19, 2023 at

    An iphone6 was one of the
    best present I’ve ever gotten
    on, for my seventh birthday.
    It was special because my grand
    mother gave me my first phone
    which made it unforgettable.
    Because of its sentimental value, my mother has never traded it and I have it to this day.

  • H

    Hannah TurneyDec 11, 2023 at

    The best gift I’ve ever received was Taylor Swift tickets, my parents had to work really hard to get them and we had a great time at the concert and it was an amazing experience 😀

  • K

    kelly ngoDec 11, 2023 at

    the best gift I’ve ever received is a little kuromi plush that is dressed up like a cheerleader. My little brother gave that to me, and he gave it to me to cheer me on whenever I was stressed out or having a hard time.

  • E

    EvanDec 11, 2023 at

    Dallas cowboys tickets

  • J

    Jayden CernutoDec 11, 2023 at

    The best gift I received for christmas was a VR Headset, That whole day we had played games together as a family and it was the best day ever.

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    Ava TatumDec 9, 2023 at

    One winter, my grandmother surprised me with a hand-knit blanket. I can tell how much time she spent on it and it’s not only soft and warm but also a sweet reminder of her. It’s the best gift I’ve ever received because it shows me how much she cared and the joy of receiving something crafted with genuine affection.

  • B

    BRayden SachsDec 8, 2023 at

    The best gift I have ever received was a Philly Eagles hat, which is already a great gift because I’m a huge Eagles fan, but inside the fold of the hat was $200.

  • T

    TaliyahDec 8, 2023 at

    The best gift I have ever received was a Left Twix.

  • J

    Jet ZoharDec 8, 2023 at

    The best gift I received was actually a few years ago today. My siblings and I got the white box one s for the holidays. I still use it today and I’m very thankful to my Mom for giving it to me.

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    NadeaDec 8, 2023 at

    The best gift that I got was a dog. I always wanted one for my great grandmother and he is playful and crazy but I love him with all my heart.

  • C

    Calahan DavisDec 8, 2023 at

    I once got a hell cat that came with 5 6’6 D1 dreadhead athletes that are super rich.

  • L

    LandonDec 8, 2023 at

    Chocolate Chip Cookie

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    AvaDec 6, 2023 at

    The best gift I ever received was a wallet. As I started to unfold the wallet, every single compartment had a $20 dollar bill. AND THERE WERE 15 COMPARTMENTS! Having to find each compartment was really fun and realizing that every single compartments had money was super shocking. I had a ton of fun, and instead of just handing me money, they unveiled it in a creative way.