Amid the stress and excitement of prepping for the holidays—when will I find time to bake those cookies for the party at work? Will anyone notice the reindeer on the mantle is missing a leg?—it can be easy to lose sight of what’s really important: quality time together with friends and family. As a staff, we took a timeout from the hubbub of holiday planning to celebrate together and reflect on how grateful we are to be serving you, the members of our community, through Towson Lifestyle magazine. We hope you get to know us all better in the months and years ahead. As a fun icebreaker, each of us thought back to our own childhoods to remember the best gift we ever received. We hope our answers below will bring a smile.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday and a happy 2019!

Holiday Gift Favorites

Nicole: My Little Pony Lullaby Nursery

Sue: A pet parakeet

Kristen: Blythe Heidi Cabbage Patch doll

Kerry: Our family puppy, Ginger

Kara: A Cheerbear Carebear

Nuala: A tea set

Kelly: A photo album compiled by my grandparents

Morgan: A purple Razor scooter