’Tis the season: Thoughts on best gifts ever received

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

Over the past several months, due to pandemic restrictions and precautions, we conducted our mini-survey online. For this issue, however, we were once again on the street! At the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, during the annual Community Tree Lighting, we asked: “What’s the best gift you ever received – that was unwrapped?”

Andrea Gannon, Hilton Head Island: “Obviously, my children. And also my first kitten, when I was young.”











Don Hite, Hilton Head Island: “That’s easy – my very first piano, from my grandmother. My mother still has it.”











Sandy Berthelsen, Hilton Head Island: “The best was when all of my kids showed up one Christmas morning!”











Autumn Johnson, Savannah: “A homemade guitar, when I was 5. It only had four strings, but I loved it.”











Jayson Davidson, Bluffton: “My grandson – and that I get to play with him every day, and then give him back.”