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Best gifts, worst gifts: an offensive candle

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Jemima Khan

A scented candle from someone you’re close to is always offensively unimaginative.

Sam Leith

The best presents I’ve ever received have been from the mother of my children. I don’t mean the children. It’s probably a toss-up between the signed first edition of Berryman’s Sonnets (an early work by my favourite poet), and the big Le Creuset casserole. One sits in a cupboard of Most Precious Things and gives me pleasure just knowing it’s there. The other is in constant use, and gives constant pleasure.

The worst present I’ve ever been given? I hope a certain close family…

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