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Poll: Gift of the Magi

In the short story "The Gift of the Magi", written by O. Henry, a young married couple deal with the challenge of buying secret Christmas gifts for each other with very little money. What do you consider to the most thoughtful or unusual gift given in a film?

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    Gift of the Magi (2010)

    Della sells her hair to buy a platinum fob chain for Jim's watch. Jim sells his watch to buy Della an assortment of expensive hair accessories known as combs.
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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

    Kevin gives a Christmas tree ornament in the shape of a turtledove to the homeless/pigeon lady, and keeps one for himself. As long as they both have their turtledove, they will always have a bond.
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    A Bug's Life (1998)

    Dot gives Flik a rock, saying "imagine it's a seed"...
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    Monsters, Inc. (2001)

    Mike Wasowsky gives the little piece of Boo's Door to Sully.
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    Even the Rain (2010)

    A group of Spanish filmmakers get stuck in some protests in Bolivia regarding water privatization. The producer of the film gets involved on it at at the end of the film a Bolivian actor gives him a little box with a bottle of water so he always remember their fight.
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Arwen gives Aragorn her necklace, which transferred her immortal life to him as protection.
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    Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

    Kris Kringle gives Susan Walker her dream house.
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    A Christmas Story (1983)

    Ralphie's parents give him the Red Ryder BB Gun.
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

    Galadriel gives Gimli a lock of her hair.
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    As Good as It Gets (1997)

    Melvin pays his personal physician to treat Carol's son, Spencer.
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    A Tale of Two Cities (1935)

    Sydney Carton trades places with Lucie Manette before his execution by guillotine.
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    Les Misérables (1935)

    Jean Valjean gives Police Inspector Javert his freedom rather than killing him.
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    Rocky (1976)

    Adrian gives Butkus the dog to Rocky for Christmas.
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    Up in the Air (2009)

    Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) calls the airline to transfer five hundred thousand miles each to the newlyweds, enough for them to fly around the world for their honeymoon.
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    The Wizard of Oz (1939)

    Glinda, the good witch of the North, gives Dorothy Ruby slippers. Later, the Wizard of Oz gives The Scarecrow a brain, The Cowardly Lion courage, and The Tin Man a heart.
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    The Santa Clause (1994)

    Scott Calvin (Santa Claus) gives Dr. Neil Miller the wiener whistle that he wanted as a three-year-old.
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    The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

    Scott Calvin (Santa Claus) gives a whole room of high school teachers their childhood favorite toys. They starts playing with them as if they were kids again.
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    Back to the Future Part II (1989)

    Future Biff gives young Biff the sports almanac.
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    The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

    The gruff heart of gold owner of the diner and the waitress sell bread and peppermint sticks to Pa Joad for only ten cents. Everybody in the scene gets a gift; Winfield and Ruthie get candy, Pa gets to keep his pride, and the owner, the waitress and the two truck drivers, who watched the proceeds and over-tipped, all got the gift of giving.
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    The Departed (2006)

    At the beginning Frank Costello tells the shop assistant to fill a shopping bag with groceries for the young Colin Sullivan, a couple of loaves of bread, a couple of quarts of milk, and an X-man Wolverine comic book.
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    Toy Story 3 (2010)

    Andy gives his whole toy collection away to the little girl Bonnie. He tells her that he is going to college and doesn't want them to be neglected.
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    Aladdin (1992)

    Aladdin sets Genie free with his final wish.
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    She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

    The engraved silver watch given by C Troop to Captain Brittles (John Wayne) upon his retirement. "To Capt. Brittles from C Troop. Lest we forget."