I'll start - Last night I exchanged Christmas gifts with my niece, who is staying with us for a few months. I got her a large TB Shop Bag as one of her gifts. I knew this would be a hit, because she has totally taken over my Nordic LSB. I tell her every time I see it I remind her that it's discontinued and she can't have it forever, so it's a running joke. Okay, so fast forward to last night. She opens the gift and said, "You didn't! My very own Tom Bihn shopping bag! Oh, YEAH!" Her boyfriend was somewhat puzzled, but rolling with it, he said, "A cool shopping bag, huh?" She leapt up (even though she was sitting right beside him) and started explaining the bag. Without taking a breath, she said, "Oh, yeah it's cool, look at it! This is the best shopping bag EVER! See the pockets inside? You can put bottles of wine in there, and the middle holds a TON, and even though it's really heavy when it's all filled up, you have these pads on the strap, AND the strap is long enough that it doesn't grab your armpit when walking home. You can also turn it inside out to get even more in it!" And another TB fan blossoms under my roof! I may have to add to the collection for her birthday!
I love giving gifts that are so well-received. Big thanks to the TB crew for designing and making such wonderful bags, for their great customer service, and for their kindness and generosity with all of us!
Anybody else have any fun TB gift stories to share yet?