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Best gifts, worst gifts: recycled aftershave

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Simon Blackburn

Worst gift received: I was given a bottle of aftershave (which I never use) “with best wishes to Simon from Billie, Xmas 1980.” Noticing the label was peeling, I pulled it off, to find another saying “with best wishes to Billie from Margaret, Xmas 1979.” But this gives me so much pleasure when I bring it to mind that it can’t be the worst after all.

Vicky Pryce

Best gift received: a black and purple vintage BSA 250 motorbike from my parents when a student, though proved too heavy to get on and off and had to be…

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