Today is my birthday! YAYYY!

Since I have the most amazing readers in the entire world, I wanted to do something special.
In honor of my 23rd birthday, I am giving away 23 of my favorite things!
One lucky RFFMBT reader will win the following prize package:


  1. EAT MORE RABBIT FOOD Racerback in your choice of size (XS-L)
  2. Whole Foods Los Angeles Reusable Grocery Bag
  3. Trader Joe’s Tempting Trail Mix
  4. Trader Joe’s Sesame Honey Cashews
  5. Trader Joe’s  Harvest Grains Blend
  6. Trader Joe’s Chia Seeds
  7. Trader Joe’s Almond Butter with Roasted Flaxseed
  8. Trader Joe’s Roasted Seaweed Snacks
  9. Trader Joe’s  Speculoos Cookie Butter
  10. Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Bar Filled with Speculoos Cookie Butter
  11. Trader Joe’s Cocoa Almond Spread
  12. Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original Almond Milk
  13. Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates
  14. Archer Farms Freeze Dried Green Peas
  15. Authentic Foods Xanthan Gum
  16. Go Raw 100% Organic: Original Super Cookies flavor
  17. Alive & Radiant Kale Krunch: Quite Cheezy flavor
  18. Justin’s Nut Butter sample packets in Vanilla Almond, Chocolate Almond, Honey Almond, Maple Almond, and Chocolate Hazelnut
  19. Artisana Raw Cashew Butter sample packet
  20. That’s It Bars: Apple & Pear, Apple & Apricot, and Apple & Cherry flavors
  21. 18 Rabbits Organic Granola Bar: Haute Diggity Date flavor
  22. Larabar: Cashew Cookie flavor
  23. Mini Star Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar samples

There are over 13lbs of goodies in this gift package! You are crazy pants not to enter!

For your chance to win (earn up to 3 entries per person!):

  • Leave a comment on this post “Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway!” telling me about the most unique thing you have received for your birthday!
  • You can earn another entry by tweeting: “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 .”
  • Complete your Twitter entry by leaving a separate comment on this post with a copy of your tweet.
  • You can earn an additional entry by taking a photo of your favorite food on Instagram along with the tag @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtag #RFFMBT23
  • Complete your Instagram entry by leaving another comment on this post with a link to your Instagram image.
  • That means you can earn up to 3 entries: comment on this post, tweet, and/or Instagram!
  • All entries must use a valid email address.
  • Open to U.S. residents only.
  • All comments must be posted by Thursday, August 16th at 11:59pm (PST).
  • 1 winner will be randomly selected and announced on Friday, August 17th.

ALLERGY WARNING: Some products in this package do contain, may contain or may be manufactured on the same equipment as peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, and gluten. Please read allergy warnings and ingredients with caution before consuming.

* The giveaway has ended, and the winner will be announced on Friday, August 17.
** Congratulations to the winner: Megan J. from OK.

782 Comments on Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway!

  1. claire
    August 15, 2012 at 3:00 am (9 years ago)

    My grandma gave me salad spoons from womens day magazine and a golf ball for my 17th birthday 😐

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    • Jen
      August 15, 2012 at 4:49 am (9 years ago)

      Happy Birthday!! The most unique Birthday gift I ever got is my lock and lock tupperware set! Haha I love it, it’s fun getting old. 🙂

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    • Kate
      August 15, 2012 at 3:08 pm (9 years ago)

      I don’t remember this but my parents tell the story all the time. When I was 4 or 5 years old, all I wanted for my birthday was Little Mermaid underwear. So on my birthday (which is tomorrow, Aug 16!) my parents got me loads of toys and the undies and all I did all day was walk around, wearing the undies over my shorts. Apparently, I kept changing them too! Happy Birthday!!!

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  2. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 3:03 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The craziest thing I ever received for my birthday is a star bought in my name through the International Star Registry. I received a map of where it’s located in the sky and a certificate with the name of the star. It’s fun to think about while looking up into the sky at night, there’s a star with my name.

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  3. Sara V
    August 15, 2012 at 3:04 am (9 years ago)

    My Freshman year of high school some friends of mine pitched in to buy me over 100 balloons and had them delivered to me in the middle of class so I had to walk around with them all day. 😀

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  4. Melody
    August 15, 2012 at 3:08 am (9 years ago)

    For my 16th birthday my parents bought me an art table, the kind that can be tilted at different angles.

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  5. Gabrielle Houghton
    August 15, 2012 at 3:10 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! Ive only just found your blog and Ive been pretty inspired haha. Most unique birthday gift, hm… I asked for, and received a toolbox in the shape of a green tractor when I was 7.

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  6. Taylor Rea
    August 15, 2012 at 3:14 am (9 years ago)

    For my 25th birthday I went on my first hot air balloon ride with the love of my life. I was able to use my cell phone and called my mother and grandmother in tears of joy. dreams do come true (:

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  7. Danni
    August 15, 2012 at 3:16 am (9 years ago)

    Happy happy birthday from Texas! The most unique thing was probably the toy poodle I received one year!

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  8. Henrietta Rincones
    August 15, 2012 at 3:18 am (9 years ago)

    I turned 23 in May and my parents surprised me with skydiving!! I had been wanting to skydive forever when I finally jumped it was exhilarating!!

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  9. Danielle gagnon
    August 15, 2012 at 3:21 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!!! Thank you for being such a positive inspiration for all of us!! For my birthday one year the most unique gift I received was a pottery bowl from my 10 year old daughter. It is purple my favorite color, and one of a kind 😉 here’s to many more wonderful birthdays!!!!

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  10. Blake mcnemar
    August 15, 2012 at 3:27 am (9 years ago)

    My second son was born right before my 30th birthday. It was the best gift I’d ever received 🙂 happy birthday!

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  11. LisaT
    August 15, 2012 at 3:29 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday, and many more to come! The most unique gift I ever received was a 5 day trip to Munich, Germany.

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  12. Linda Chirco
    August 15, 2012 at 3:35 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday…keep eating all that great Bunny Food and you’l live a long and healthy life!

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  13. Rosanna Sanchez
    August 15, 2012 at 3:36 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!!! The most unique thing I’ve ever received for my birthday is one of my favorite children’s books of all time, Fifteen by Beverly Cleary. I got it when I was a little girl for my birthday n fell inlove with it. It was an original print copy from the year it was published. Old and vintage, I kept it for years. One day my daughter who was 2 at the time was playing and tore a few pages from it. I was heartbroken. That year, for my birthday my husband got me another copy, he tracked down another vintage copy and surprised me! It’s been my favorite gift ever since. Hope your birthday is just as magical as mine was that year!!!!

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  14. Allybkc
    August 15, 2012 at 3:44 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! <3

    Whether it be the most unique gift or not, my favorite by far was the plane ticket I received from my parents on my 13th birthday to visit my family in California (where I am from). Nothing beats my first plane trip ever, halfway across the country, to see my granparents, aunts/uncles and cousins!

    *This was a long time ago! I better get something good soon to top it! ;p

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  15. Cher Berry
    August 15, 2012 at 3:45 am (9 years ago)

    For my 20th birthday I was deployed with the USAF. Birthdays seem to go unnoticed while you’re deployed so my whole flying crew of seventeen people threw me a surprise party and pitched in to buy me a cake.

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  16. Katie Sprayberry
    August 15, 2012 at 3:46 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! For my 23rd bday my husband & his then boss & friend planned a one night stay on Fisher Island in Miami! Our “room” was bigger than our house! I got to get a pedi at their spa, we jet skiied, champagne & flowers in the room, an ice cream cake in my fave cold stone flavor, a massage in our room… All in less than 24 hours! I felt like a million bucks! It was the most amazing expereince ever! Ps i hope your foot feels better soon- go away skin cancer!

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  17. Katie Cummings
    August 15, 2012 at 3:48 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The best gift I’ve received is a one way plane ticket to marry my now husband where we now lived/where he is stationed at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan.

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  18. Megan Craig
    August 15, 2012 at 3:49 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to you! I love and was so happy to stumble upon your blog! I’d have to say my most unique gift I got my self when I was younger.. I like you loved rabbits and I always wanted one. My dad said if I could win one at the at the fair I could have one.. so all my fair money went to the bunny game and low and behold I won a little white bunny with specks of brown…she looked dirty, so I named her filthy. She was the Cutest and best birthday gift for a little girl!

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  19. Courtney
    August 15, 2012 at 3:50 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! My most unique gift was a close friend surprised me with a 3 day trip to California! It was great!

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  20. Florise Earls
    August 15, 2012 at 3:50 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday….I got an engagement ring on my birthday!

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  21. Jessie
    August 15, 2012 at 3:51 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique gift I’ve gotten is a box full of cans of black olives. I used to eat all the cans in my moms pantry when I was younger, so she bought me a ton of them one year 🙂

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    • Shannon
      August 15, 2012 at 7:16 am (9 years ago)

      Jessie, this is hysterical! I just posted the same thing! My mom always used to get me black olives too, lol..hmm…twins separated at birth?? 😉

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  22. Alyssa
    August 15, 2012 at 3:53 am (9 years ago)

    The year my boyfriend and I met, for my birthday he gave me a new cellphone on a “family plan,” and in another little box he wrapped a change of address card from the post office with a little note that said. It’s official. 🙂

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  23. Sarah
    August 15, 2012 at 3:54 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Darling!!!

    The most unique gift I got was actually this year! My mom got me 3 months of personal training at the gym. It’s been fabulous! 🙂

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  24. susan bourgeois
    August 15, 2012 at 3:55 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to you! Let’s see the strangest thing I have ever received for a birthday gift would be a washing machine from my husband. Lets just say he needed lessons on exactly what an acceptable (romantic) birthday gift might be! I think he finally got it this year though—-surprise concert tickets to see Journey. Our song when we dated was “Open Arms” by Journey! Yeah, he got it!!

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  25. linda haines
    August 15, 2012 at 4:00 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Sweetie. The best gift I ever got was my baby girl.

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  26. Hilary
    August 15, 2012 at 4:04 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday mama bunny!!! Don’t let the number fool you, I bet 23 is a great age! I’m still newly 21, but am excited for the years to come. My most unique (and favorite) birthday present was this past year for the big 21! My family was M.I.A all day..no texts or calls or anything! Until I came back from an afternoon class to find my entire family took over my apartment with decorations, my favorite mommy meal-baked spaghetti, and lotss of celebratory alcohol 😉 I’m so close with my family and miss them so much while i am away at school..it was by far the best gift I could have asked for!! I could not control the waterworks haha. I hope you have a WONDERFUL day pretty girl!!

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  27. Meagan
    August 15, 2012 at 4:07 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! <3 Last year I got a box decorated with magazine cut-outs of words that describe me & items inside that represented certain things about me & my friend (candles, anklet, funny lollipop…)
    I hope you have an amazing day! 😀

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  28. Meagan
    August 15, 2012 at 4:09 am (9 years ago)

    @meaganeli7: I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://t.co/Uzd63AcY

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  29. Kirsty
    August 15, 2012 at 4:12 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique thing I’ve ever received for my birthday was when I was 9. I was obsessed with horses at the time and my parents threw me an awesome surprise party. When it came time to open presents, they hauled out a big storage bin with my name on the top, inside was a bunch of horseback riding things. As if I wasn’t excited enough, the card at the bottom of the bin told me I was going away to sleep-away camp for a whole week to ride horses 🙂 I’ll never forget it.

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  30. Alice
    August 15, 2012 at 4:13 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday! I’m happy to have stumble across your blog through pinterest; I’m inspired and loving your blog. As for my unique gift, I’d have to say was for my 23rd birthday. My car broke down on my birthday and my husband comes to pick me up from work in what he tried to call it so he won’t give himself away was a “rental car” but it turned out he bought me my favorite car (a 2000 black, stick shift, VW Jetta, that was 7 years ago).

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  31. Henrietta Rincones
    August 15, 2012 at 4:15 am (9 years ago)

    @henriettarincon: I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://t.co/54G4vg4r

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  32. Marissa
    August 15, 2012 at 4:15 am (9 years ago)

    Hi & happy birthday! I hope 23 is an awesome yer! The most unique gift I’ve received was a surprise night at my favorite hotel while on a trip to Puerto Rico with my bf (now husband).

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  33. Patrick
    August 15, 2012 at 4:16 am (9 years ago)

    For my 16th birthday, my parents gave me a project car. 12 years earlier my dad rode in it the day his friend bought it brand new. My dad and I then spent two years rebuilding it. I still have it 31 years later.

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  34. Melissa Imbrogno
    August 15, 2012 at 4:25 am (9 years ago)

    Most unique gift was a trip to Galena, Illinois for my birthday. I was never taken anywhere before and it was perfect.

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  35. Kathleen Miles
    August 15, 2012 at 4:25 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday ! I stumbled across your site this week and can’t get enough! The most unique gift I got was my 30th birthday. My Mother gave me a laundry basket full of 30 individually wrapped gifts. It was so thoughtful and fun! Altho I ave a long way to go, I have lost 34 pounds eating healthy! I would totally make full use of this basket of treats! Blessings!

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  36. Jenny
    August 15, 2012 at 4:27 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday, Catherine!

    The strangest gift I ever received was a 45mm Ruger handgun from my husband. I have never shot a gun in my life! But, three days later for Christmas, he got me a pair of diamond earrings and the Kate Spade purse I had been wanting. He swears to this day that the gun was a gag gift. Hmm.

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  37. christy
    August 15, 2012 at 4:27 am (9 years ago)

    A pound of twizzlers my son was little but knew I liked them..of course I had plenty to share

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  38. Rebecca Wright
    August 15, 2012 at 4:29 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I’ve ever received was an army charm bracelet. I took care of my father full-time after high school for a year(he had a brain tumor) and after he died my aunt (his sister) gave me a charm bracelet he gave her during his army days. Well I wore it constantly! It was kinda cheaply made so while at college I had to take it off to write on my spiral notebooks so the charms wouldn’t come off, and one day when the professor called me someone stole it. I was heartbroken! Well my older sister looked on ebay for years until she FINALLY found another, actually better-made, bracelet just like it! She then surprised me for my birthday last year with it (knowing I had given up on it long ago)…it had to be the BEST birthday surprise EVER!!!

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  39. Sophie perry
    August 15, 2012 at 4:30 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!!!! It was my 23rd birthday in February and after an accident knocking my two front teeth out I recieved a trip to the dentist! In south Africa!! I now have my very own shining bunny teeth !

    I hope you have a lovely day 🙂 cx

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  40. Raychel
    August 15, 2012 at 4:30 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! My most unique birthday present came to me this year when I was wwoofing on a farm in France. I received a signed French fairytale princess book (for ages 8 and up!) and was sung to in 6 different languages (French, German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, and English) while receiving it!

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  41. Amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 4:31 am (9 years ago)

    The craziest thing I received for my birthday was a horse! Well, actually technically a pony (cause I’m short!) I’ve been riding since I was a little girl at different barns all through my area. In my eighth grade I was going through a hard time at school, getting bullied and what not, so my parents wanted to do something extra special for me. I woke up on my birthday and they took me to a barn to look for my perfect horse! He was a beautiful Paso Fino. I had him for quite awhile until he sadly colicked and we had to put him down. Still the best present I ever got, not to mention the best friend 🙂

    PS Happy Birthday!!!!

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  42. Marchelle K
    August 15, 2012 at 4:32 am (9 years ago)

    My most unique birthday gift was leaving for Costa Rica to be missionaries on my 9th bday! BTW, I am on a weight loss journey of my own…I made your Quinoa salad last week for 7 girlfriends and myself last week at a retreat. It was a huge success and many asked for the recipe. 32 lbs lighter than I was in May!!!

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  43. Hilary
    August 15, 2012 at 4:34 am (9 years ago)

    Last year I asked my husband to plan me a fun date! We went and got crepes and went to a comedy show! So fun and unique!

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  44. Jane
    August 15, 2012 at 4:41 am (9 years ago)

    My husband makes me homemade cards for my birthday. This year the card was from”Stallmark” & featured a photo of a “meadow muffin” aka horse poop!

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  45. MichelleH
    August 15, 2012 at 4:43 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!! I hope it’s a super fantastic day.

    Most unique birthday present would be the homemade bracelet my son gave me when he was little. Mismatched beads on a string of yarn with ratty ends. I wore it every day for a week!

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  46. Kasey
    August 15, 2012 at 4:44 am (9 years ago)

    My brother and I get each other funny cards for our birthdays, but they are always inappropriate. Inappropriate in terms of not being for the right occasion! The funniest one he got for me was congratulating me on my baptism!

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  47. Suzanne Lane
    August 15, 2012 at 4:45 am (9 years ago)

    The best and most unique present I got for my birthday 9.5 years ago was the birth of my first niece. It’s the coolest thing to share your birthday with someone so special!!!

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  48. Nilda Quinonez
    August 15, 2012 at 4:48 am (9 years ago)

    One year many years ago I recieved a total of 5 She-Ra action figure dolls for my birthday, I bet you that’ll never happen again! Happy Birthday!!

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  49. Louise
    August 15, 2012 at 4:48 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Beautiful! The most unique gift I have received was from my fiance, they are the toe-hugging running shoes! I was a little leery at first, but I love them, and they are purple (my favorite color)!! 😀

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  50. Louise
    August 15, 2012 at 4:50 am (9 years ago)

    The Tweet: ‏@LouiseBolinDE I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  51. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 4:51 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!! My unique gift was from this year. I’m a girl who likes to thrift, craft and up cycle things. This year a friend gave me a box filled with about 15 different sizes of japanese tea cups. I opened the box and thought this is so random but she said “I found these and figured you could do something cool with them”. It was a very thoughtful gift but unique to say the least.

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  52. Sarah Jane @ The Fit Cookie
    August 15, 2012 at 4:53 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I got a jar of chai spiced honey for one of my birthday presents this year : ) Yummy!

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  53. Maria Sarro
    August 15, 2012 at 4:55 am (9 years ago)

    I received a beach blanket for my 14th birthday with my name on it. Not unique, you say? Well, I’m 51 now and I’m still using it because it’s in great condition! How’s that for gift longevity! 37 years and still going strong.

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  54. Irene
    August 15, 2012 at 4:57 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday to you!

    It’s awesome that you’re doing this giveaway even though it’s your bday! I would have to say my most unique gift was getting married to my husband just a week after my 22nd birthday. 🙂 It was also my best give ever.

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  55. Lorial Roballo
    August 15, 2012 at 5:00 am (9 years ago)

    Happt birthday!!! I seriously LOVE your blog. I’m trying out the whole vegan thing and you make it look sooo yummy. I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. In fact I’m making kale chips tonight. Well the most unique gift I’ve ever gotten was a pair of grannie panties (like big ones that grandmas would wear) and baby oil from my mom. When I asked her what the heck is this and why is this my present she smiled and said one day you will need it. I was thinking what the heck. I found many uses for the baby oil. And during homecoming in our school we used the grannie panties to play a prank. Thanks mom! Without those panties I wouldnt have gotten detention!!…..god
    Hopefully everyone’s gifts were better than mine!

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  56. Killian
    August 15, 2012 at 5:02 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! (: My most unique birthday present was my 17th surprise party. The surprise in itself was the best present. I had always wanted a surprise party, and I was definitely surprised!

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  57. dana
    August 15, 2012 at 5:02 am (9 years ago)

    When I was about 9… my aunt got me a lizard for my birthday! I had no idea… I just opened up this huge box and a real lizard jumped out onto my arm! Freaking almost pooped my pants but it was so awesome and memorable! Silly lizard!

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  58. Lorial Roballo
    August 15, 2012 at 5:02 am (9 years ago)

    @lorialroballo: “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://t.co/2rZWq13N .”
    @EatRabbitFood

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  59. Aimee M
    August 15, 2012 at 5:04 am (9 years ago)

    I got a vitamix for my 21st birthday two years ago! Best gift ever!

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  60. Ali Nord
    August 15, 2012 at 5:06 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Catherine! I received the best and somewhat strangest gift on my 10th birthday. It’s no secret that pretty much every girl/woman on the planet has an obsession with cookie dough and that’s why my tenth birthday cake was so special. My parents surprised me with a full block of prepackaged Tollhouse sugar cookie dough squares adorned with birthday candles. It was the best “cake” ever!

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  61. Christin Cave
    August 15, 2012 at 5:07 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd birthday!
    For my 26th birthday, my boyfriend’s mom bought be a food processor. I think as I get older my gifts become more practicable and less extravagant…

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  62. Rachael
    August 15, 2012 at 5:09 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I once received dish towels. They didn’t even absorb water! I hope you have a great day!

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  63. paulina
    August 15, 2012 at 5:10 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! The craziest thing that I’ve ever received for my birthday was my first cell phone when they were all the rage – wahooo!

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  64. Cherish
    August 15, 2012 at 5:10 am (9 years ago)

    My birthday is April 27 and I am totally OCD about the numbers in my birthday(anything with 427 or 04271990 catches my eye and makes me do a little happy jig). My senior year of high school, my best friend walked into my first period class carrying a cake, all seventeen candles lit, sitting on top of a huge yellow road sign. She had climbed the pole and unscrewed a county road sign from a nearby town and she presented it to me as my birthday present.. Five years later, the CR 427 sign is adorning the wall of my new apartment (:

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  65. Catrina Lankenau
    August 15, 2012 at 5:11 am (9 years ago)

    I don’t know that I have ever gotten a truly unique gift, I always get wonderful gifts it is hard to pick one out over my life that stuck out, the best gift is when everyone can get together and celebrate with me, if I had to pick it would be the year I received Eat Clean books and workout equipment that saved me from an overweight depressed self I was! I love your blog, and happy birthday!!

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  66. Anna Braml
    August 15, 2012 at 5:13 am (9 years ago)

    Happy hippity hoppity birthday! The best gift I have ever had for my birthday was the chance to go to Ireland to study for a semester and spend my 21st birthday in Europe. It was the trip of a lifetime!

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  67. Colleen C
    August 15, 2012 at 5:16 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!

    One time I received a turtle-shaped fan, it was completely random but I still have it (cute and functional).

    This giveaway looks so yummy!

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  68. McKinzie
    August 15, 2012 at 5:17 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique gift I’ve received on my birthday was a movie poster of my all time favorite movie, The Sandlot. When I was younger I was obsessed with these boys, so having this was truly a highlight 🙂

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  69. Katerina Ortakova
    August 15, 2012 at 5:17 am (9 years ago)

    When I was 4yo, I received an envelope (yes, you read right, a large mail envelope. I guess my parents thought it was easier than wrapping paper), stuffed full of candy. It had gummies and lollipops and so much deliciousness that it blew my mind as a 4yo. Inexpensive but memorable!

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  70. Laura
    August 15, 2012 at 5:20 am (9 years ago)

    One year my grandmother gave me a little ceramic bird from her collection. I loved that bird, and started hunting for abandoned bird’s nests to give it a home, but I wasn’t able to find one. So, my dad gathered some twigs and made a little nest for my bird. I still have the bird, and the nest, on display in my office.

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  71. Katie S
    August 15, 2012 at 5:21 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Catherine!!
    You won’t believe this, but the craziest thing I got for my birthday came from my grandmother. A teabag and a pair of granny panties- literally! It was a pair of underwear she was finished with. Something tells me I’m not her favorite grandchild… 🙂
    I would love love love this giveaway because I’m heading back to college soon and it is really hard for me to eat healthily on the meal plan there!

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  72. Astrid
    August 15, 2012 at 5:24 am (9 years ago)

    My boyfriend (now husband) took me pumpkin picking out in Eastern LI (perfect, since my birthday is in October). We had fun picking pumpkins and were excited because the farm was offering a deal of “all of can carry” for $20, until we realized that they meant all that one person can carry. We had picked at least 7 beautiful but large pumpkins and didn’t want to part with them. So with some careful maneuvering, my boyfriend managed to carry all 7 of them in his arms and walked 50 feet to the cashier. Just the sight of that made it one of my most memorable birthdays ever. After that, he took me out to dinner…for lobster!

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  73. Amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 5:26 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! The most unique gift I’ve gotten was a paper voodoo notepad. My best friend got it for me as a joke 😛

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  74. Ferreh
    August 15, 2012 at 5:28 am (9 years ago)

    For my 17th birthday I got a 3 ft. tall stuffed Wile E. Coyote. It was a mix of totally cool and completely random.

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  75. Allyson
    August 15, 2012 at 5:29 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday! Hope it is great. The most unique thing I got for my birthday was the “Dyson Animal Vacuum Cleaner”. It was a request. I know, not a sexy gift but my wonderful one of a kind husband got me exactly what I wanted. I love a clean house. Have a great day

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  76. Mackenzie Booth
    August 15, 2012 at 5:30 am (9 years ago)

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!!! My birthday is on the fourth of July, and the year I turned 16, my friends gave me the craziest gift I will never forget. I went over to my friend’s house and a bunch of other friends were there. All of a sudden, the boys at the party ran out of the house and told all the girls to go out on the back deck to watch for my bday present. In my friend’s beautifully manicured Florida lawn, the boys wrote my name HUGE in the grass with gasoline and lit it on fire. KENZIE was burned in their grass and my name was ablaze that night on July 4. BEST AND STRANGEST PRESENT EVER!!!

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  77. Ferne Emery
    August 15, 2012 at 5:31 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I’m not sure it was an “interesting” birthday gift, but my favorite birthday gift so far is this; My husband let my three year old pick out my birthday gift last year, and it was a cornhole board set. We play it all of the time. Big win!

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  78. Lena
    August 15, 2012 at 5:32 am (9 years ago)

    My sister gave me a box of toenail clippings. Seriously!!

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  79. Allison Meyer
    August 15, 2012 at 5:32 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Birthdays are my favorite. Here where I live we do birthday weeks. Lots of cards and homemade gifts. Im a great gift giver…..not bragging but I always put much thought into giving someone a present because I think it says a lot about how you feel about a person and how special they are. You know the saying you reap what you sow…. well that is not the case in my hand….. So in saying all that……. one year my very good friend got me a hot dog costume……. because she found it funny… you can imagine my shock and facial expressions. I wasnt ungrateful but I think you can tell a lot by the thought process of gift giving. I guess that was the most unique gift but also the worst gift…… so lets remember its the thought that counts. its doesnt have to be extravagent but make it special even if its a homemade card. Which are my favorite.

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  80. Natalie Mousseau
    August 15, 2012 at 5:33 am (9 years ago)

    I received vintage diamond earrings for my 21st birthday this year!

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  81. Carla
    August 15, 2012 at 5:33 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! What a an accomplishment to know that you are living such a healthy lifestyle by age 23! Go You!

    The mot awesome bday present I received was a T-Shirt blanket. My husband contacted my closest friends and asked them to each give a t-shirt so I could remember them when we were moving from Georgia to Florida. It’s super cozy and reminds me of all the people I love!

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  82. Melissa Mekdeci
    August 15, 2012 at 5:36 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Happy Birthday Catherine! I hope all goes well for you tomorrow too!

    The most unique thing I ever received would be an alarm clock from my boyfriend. He thought mine was too outdated. But really the worst present ever!

    LOL!

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  83. Genoa
    August 15, 2012 at 5:38 am (9 years ago)

    My husband gave me a trip to playa Del Carmen for my 30th birthday.

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  84. Angella Pizzo
    August 15, 2012 at 5:38 am (9 years ago)

    My grandma worked for princess house so when I was 8 she gave me princess house perfume bottle and crystal tray, and little trinket jar. She would always get me weird gifts like that for birthday and Christmas, she gave me a vase.
    On the 1st I had my 30th and my husband surprised me with Coldplay tickets, and I had a horrible flu with 102.7 temp, I was miserable but Coldplay rocked it:)my daughter made me a cake out of playdoe( she’s 3). Have a great birthday Cathrine, enjoy 😉

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  85. Lilly
    August 15, 2012 at 5:38 am (9 years ago)

    My boyfriend (now husband) got me a Laundry bag once. I was moving to a new apartment at the time and he thought I would need it. LOL! I guess I thought it was good enough to marry him!
    Have a great birthday!

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  86. Christina Gibson
    August 15, 2012 at 5:39 am (9 years ago)

    My most unique gift was a tattoo (from my mom)!

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  87. Christina Gibson
    August 15, 2012 at 5:40 am (9 years ago)

    christina gibson ‏@cmonayyy
    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 .

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  88. Betty T.
    August 15, 2012 at 5:40 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!
    The most unique gift I have received for my birthday I got this year. My boyfriend surprised me with a vintage Doctor Who pinball machine. Hands down the coolest thing a Whovian can get other than the TARDIS herself.

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  89. Amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 5:42 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! I hope it is wonderful! My most unique gift was from a former boyfriend who got me a stuffed unicorn for my birthday, since I kept telling him I wanted a unicorn. Unknowingly, my current boyfriend got me the same unicorn for our first Christmas together. Apparently my personality screams unicorn…and I love it!

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  90. Laura Speers
    August 15, 2012 at 5:43 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! I just celebrated my 21st birthday a month ago and my sister got me a wonderful gift. It was a bronze bangle with an inscription that said “patience, kindness, love, acceptance.” They are words that make up my personal mantra, and it meant a lot to me that she had it made for me.

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  91. Allyson
    August 15, 2012 at 5:43 am (9 years ago)

    Allyson Moody‏@nthefitzone

    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 #RFFMBT23

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  92. Jackie
    August 15, 2012 at 5:45 am (9 years ago)

    My most unique birthday gift was a kid’s movie that I loved and randomly mentioned once to my boyfriend and he managed to find it on DVD for me- it was the Brave Little Toaster.

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  93. Jennifer Chorazy
    August 15, 2012 at 5:46 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I ever received for my birthday was a month long membership to a local CSA. Each week I received a box full of delicious local in season organic veggies. It was awesome!

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  94. meg
    August 15, 2012 at 5:46 am (9 years ago)

    My boyfriend took a frame from a video of us at a music festival. The frame is just our feet in shoes in the grass. He blew up the picture and photo shopped it so it looks almost painted and had it put on canvas! I loved it.

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  95. Jill Hartley
    August 15, 2012 at 5:47 am (9 years ago)

    I don’t know if I’ve ever had a unique gift, but the best was my 27th when I got to go wine tasting for the day! It was so romantic and amazing. Just relaxing to me with my love!

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  96. Lindsey
    August 15, 2012 at 5:47 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I once received this weird goldfish from a friend. It looked like it had brains on its head and it died in 2 days. Oy. hahah

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  97. Devan Marie
    August 15, 2012 at 5:48 am (9 years ago)

    My parents adopted a Manatee for me named Lily! I wanted to be a marine biologist growing up so I thought it was amazing they donated to a good cause and I got a picture of her!

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  98. Carie Austin
    August 15, 2012 at 5:48 am (9 years ago)

    It’s funny you’re giving away 23 things for your 23rd birthday! On my 23rd birthday, my brother and his wife gave me a card that said, “We love you! Here are 23 things that remind us of you!” And then they gave me 23 gifts, one by one, to open and state the reason the object made them think of me! Some of the items were purple nail polish because it made my brother think of the time I stepped on his toes when we were little and his toenails were purple from the bruises, cookbook because I love making my food from scratch, a bag of Skittles because I would always get them when we were younger, scrapbooking stuff because I am always scrapbooking and making my own cards, and more! It was an amazing gift! Some presents made me laugh and others made me cry!

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  99. Grace @ Eat Sweat Sing
    August 15, 2012 at 5:48 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I ever got for my birthday was a gallon of pumpkin pie ice cream from my mother! Haha

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  100. Jill Hartley
    August 15, 2012 at 5:48 am (9 years ago)

    Under the name Jill Stokes, I tweeted about the giveaway! Cannot wait! So exciting!

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  101. Jenna
    August 15, 2012 at 5:50 am (9 years ago)

    Happy (hoppy) Birthday! Love the blog 🙂 I’m a Leo as well ! The most unique gift I ever got was probably a surprise trip to DisneyWorld. So much fun.

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  102. Andrea
    August 15, 2012 at 5:51 am (9 years ago)

    Two unique gifts come to mind:
    1. A classic copy of “to kill a mockingbird,” my fav book
    2. A custom made tiger eye driver 🙂

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  103. Kara
    August 15, 2012 at 5:52 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!! The most unique gift I ever received for my birthday was a birthday party with pony rides 🙂 My mom is the best, what can I say?? 🙂

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  104. Heather
    August 15, 2012 at 5:54 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Catherine! For my birthday 4 years ago my boyfriend proposed to me, he is my husband now… Best birthday ever!! Keep up the good work, I love all your recipes!

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  105. sarah
    August 15, 2012 at 5:54 am (9 years ago)

    most unique birthday gift would be a homemade Tim Burton MOMA exhibit sweatshirt (I’d forgotten to buy one and complained about it for like a month) along with food crawl/scavenger hunt of my favorite specialty items!

    happy birthday!

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  106. Keshia Kraft
    August 15, 2012 at 5:54 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHERINE!! I hope your day is nothing but fabulous 🙂

    Last year for my 25th Birthday, my boyfriend brought me to Vegas for a few days. The day we got there he told me I needed to come with him to run an errand. I went along with it and before I knew it, he was bringing me to the Manolo Blahnik store in the Wynn Hotel. He had picked out the Mary Jane style heels for me and had bought them for me as my present. It was the most memorable birthday present ever 🙂

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  107. Amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 5:55 am (9 years ago)

    What an amazingly fun giveaway, happy birthday to you! 🙂 Hmm.. the most unique birthday gift I’ve ever received most recently was yoga cookie cutters! I absolutely loved them and making gingerbread cookies out of them!

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  108. Sally
    August 15, 2012 at 5:58 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Catherine! Your entire website and you are an inspiration to me and I hope everything turns out alright with your foot!! The most memorable, maybe not the most unique, present I have ever received for my birthday was when I was about a year old. My sister had been born and some people from the hospital gave us each a stuffed animal. She received a pig she named Piggy. And I got a blue elephant which I named Coconut! I still have Coconut sitting on the shelf in my room and he has been there for me many a time 🙂 Thanks and enjoy your day, you deserve to be happy!

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  109. Katy
    August 15, 2012 at 6:01 am (9 years ago)

    This past Sunday for my 25th birthday (Aug 12), I received a 2TB external hard drive! At this point in my life I love practical/necessary gifts…oh the days of “I just want a pony!” are long gone! 🙂

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  110. Belinda
    August 15, 2012 at 6:02 am (9 years ago)

    My most unique gift I received was the same gift twice from the same person which was a vest…I got the gift on christmas and also my birthday which is in June.

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  111. donita berkland
    August 15, 2012 at 6:02 am (9 years ago)

    Hoppy , Hoppy Birthday !!! I think the best birthday so far was my 40th birthday . They threw a surprise party for my brother and I (yes I am a twin) and he lives in another state , and to walk in and see all our childhood friends was fantastic. And to top it off my husband and daughter gave me a diamond ring to always remember that like a diamond age is timeless … and as long as you sparkle from within, you will always be beautiful!

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  112. Amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 6:05 am (9 years ago)

    For my 23rd birthday this July, I received 4 different sets of measuring spoons from four different relatives. I don’t cook or bake well (or often) so I would barely use one set. What on earth do I need four sets for?!
    Oh well, Happy Birthday!

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  113. Alicia
    August 15, 2012 at 6:07 am (9 years ago)

    My Birthday is on April Fools Day. Growing up my brothers would give me silly gifts. The best one was one year they told me they bought a ‘band’ for my brithday. Then the big reveal, it was just a rubber band! 😀

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  114. Amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 6:07 am (9 years ago)

    Annnnd here’s my tweet! I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 .

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  115. angela
    August 15, 2012 at 6:08 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! I am really enjoying your blog! Here’s to you and rabbit food!:) One year for my birthday, my grandpa gave me a tool box filled with everything he thought I would ever need to be ‘a self-sufficient woman.’ at seventeen, i didn’t fully appreciate it, but more than 10 years later, it is one of the most useful and most thoughtful gifts I’ve ever gotten:)

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  116. Laurie
    August 15, 2012 at 6:08 am (9 years ago)

    My Dad is the king of random gift giving! One year I got brown coffee mugs, a child’s jewelry box ( It had a ballerina turning in it , I was 24.) and socks.

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  117. Victoria
    August 15, 2012 at 6:10 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! Hope it’s as fabulous as you are!

    The craziest thing I got for my birthday? It would have to be when Someone bought me a GIANT jar of pickles. The kind you see at delis? They wrapped it in a huge cardboard box and I thought i was getting something fantastic.. opened it up and to my surprise a giant jar of pickles. Good thing I like pickles!

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  118. Kate
    August 15, 2012 at 6:16 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I ever got was when I was 8 or 9. Instead of the traditional birthday party/presents, I got cash from my parents (what felt like a TON of money to a young kid) and got to go to the mall to spend it on whatever I wanted! I felt like the coolest kid around!

    Happy birthday!!!

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  119. Victoria
    August 15, 2012 at 6:18 am (9 years ago)

    Here’s my instagram post!

    http://instagram.com/p/OWZvxnSCau/

    TJ’s Seaweed Snacks – with wasabi. Slows me down so I don’t inhale the whole package!

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  120. Nickole
    August 15, 2012 at 6:20 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine!!! The most unique birthday present I ever received was a trip to Chicago for my 14th birthday. Chicago became my favorite city and now I go almost yearly! 🙂

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  121. Aleta Brydge
    August 15, 2012 at 6:20 am (9 years ago)

    “hoppy”birthday!

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  122. Aleta Brydge
    August 15, 2012 at 6:20 am (9 years ago)

    Yea!

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  123. Tiffany
    August 15, 2012 at 6:21 am (9 years ago)

    The craziest thing I ever received for a birthday gift was a coffee table book about first sexual encounters from my eccentric best guy friend. I received this book on my 18th birthday and opened it in front of many family members. My grandpa was sitting at the table I was opening gifts at and he picked up the book and everyone got kind of quiet, while he flipped through the pages. He finally looked up and said, “well, where are all the pictures?” Every single person burst out into laughter.

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  124. Kelsey Yates
    August 15, 2012 at 6:22 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! The most unique present I ever received is a hand painted chair from my favorite Mexican Restaurant from home. My sister picked it out for me because we used to love to eat there together and it has a sunflower painted on it (a flower of which I am obsessed with). It now sits in my apartment far away from its origin, but it never fails to bring back wonderful memories and brightness into my space. I hope you have a great birthday :-)!

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  125. Niki
    August 15, 2012 at 6:23 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to you and good luck with your surgery! The most unique thing I received for my birthday was an air plane made out of soda cans. My brother bought it at the fair, its made out of 3 soda cans all cut up. It’s pretty awesome.

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  126. Marley Tribble
    August 15, 2012 at 6:26 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! One of the best things I received was a cake made especially for me! It was decorated with my favorite sports teams logo and was such a surprise!

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  127. Leiah
    August 15, 2012 at 6:26 am (9 years ago)

    Wow what an awesome package! This is so nice of you to do for your birthday. I haven’t really had any real unique birthday gifts in the past.. My birthday falls right after Christmas so I guess you could say a Macy’s Christmas-Themed gift card was a little unique?! Hope you have a wonderful day 🙂

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  128. Irene
    August 15, 2012 at 6:27 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd birthday Catherine!! I have been blessed with some unique gifts but the most
    unique would have to be sharing the same birthday (May 24) with my husband of 12 years!

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  129. Nicole
    August 15, 2012 at 6:27 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! I hope you have a wonderful 23rd birthday! The best present I have recieved was a puppy from my mom this year! She payed the vet and supplies. He’s a black pug named Jax, he is the sweetest dog I’ve ever had! I hope you get something sweet too!

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  130. Barie
    August 15, 2012 at 6:31 am (9 years ago)

    I was born right before Christmas so unique gifts for me were ones that weren’t bday/x-mas gifts.

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  131. Rebecca
    August 15, 2012 at 6:33 am (9 years ago)

    My most unique gift was probably a Dyson vaccuum from my boyfriend (now husband). I am a neat freak and really wanted something good to clean up all of my dog’s hair!! 🙂

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  132. Julianne
    August 15, 2012 at 6:34 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I received was my dog Marley when I was twelve years old: Best present ever!

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  133. Megan S.
    August 15, 2012 at 6:34 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! I can’t think of anything very strange but in high school my parents let me receive unlimited texting which was so awesome at the time! haha

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  134. Kristle
    August 15, 2012 at 6:34 am (9 years ago)

    Great giveaway, and happy birthday! My best birthday present was the one I gave myself this past may – I ran my first 5k on my bday 🙂

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  135. Katelin
    August 15, 2012 at 6:35 am (9 years ago)

    A hybrid bike from my husband! Now I’m hooked on cycling and have even upgraded my ride!

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  136. Cait Orton
    August 15, 2012 at 6:36 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! 23 is a great year!

    Birthdays have never been a huge deal for me. Going out with friends always seems to be enough! But one year my mom got me a really unique charm bracelet, and I’ve worn it every day since. It has a dozen different symbols for luck!

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  137. Kate
    August 15, 2012 at 6:37 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday, to you!
    The most interesting birthday gift I’ve ever received was a surprise birthday party for someone else, where everyone brought me a stuffed animal, to confuse me even more. (It was actually a party for me, but everyone acted as if it wasn’t, until near the end, someone made mention of it.) Two of my friends banded together to bring me a three foot high and wide fuzzy chick from Goodwill, and paraded me sitting upon it, around the party, while others threw glitter.

    Very odd times. Still confused by it.

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  138. Meghan Carney
    August 15, 2012 at 6:39 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! For my 20th birthday my friend brought me back shells from when she scuba dived in Australia. Definitely something I’ve hung onto!

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  139. Katie Essenfeld
    August 15, 2012 at 6:44 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! The best and most unique present I have gotten for my birthday is my rabbit Peanut! She is adorable, fluffy, and coincidentally loves rabbit food as well! I’ll buy a big bag of spinach to share with Peanut and although she may be an animal and I a human, we certainly share our love for bunny foods. Have a great birthday!

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  140. LeeAnn
    August 15, 2012 at 6:45 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Happy Birthday Catherine! I hope you got something unquie and special for your birthday! The most unqiue thing I have received was for my 24th birthday and it was a plastic hippo that had been turned into a planter with a succulent in it. I named him Horace and he is still growing and living the hip-hiphop-hiphoponoumous life! 🙂

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  141. Christina
    August 15, 2012 at 6:45 am (9 years ago)

    The craziest thing I received on my birthday was not a good crazy, my mother-in-law bought me a vacuum cleaner :{

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  142. Emie
    August 15, 2012 at 6:46 am (9 years ago)

    A few years ago, my hubby gave me a worm bin for my birthday. He gardens a lot and he really wanted one for himself! On a positive note, now I always have something to tease him about and, when sharing stories with friends, I have usually received the strangest birthday gift.
    Happy 23rd Birthday!

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  143. Maddie
    August 15, 2012 at 6:46 am (9 years ago)

    The craziest thing I got was also the most unhealthy thing…. an entire box of kit-kats 🙂 My faaavorite guilty pleasure candy. Needless to say, it didn’t last nearly as long as it should have. I ended up dropping the last 5 into a food donation bin because I couldn’t take it anymore haha.

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  144. Britny
    August 15, 2012 at 6:46 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I can’t think of a strange birthday gift I have gotten, but the best present I have ever gotten was a trip to Hawaii. It was kind of like a combination graduation and birthday gift!

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  145. Sarh
    August 15, 2012 at 6:47 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to you!! I teach High School science and there are many crazy things I have seen or been brought in but for my birthday one of my students dads thought I would enjoy a certificate for 2,000,000 carbon off set credits from somewhere online. 🙂 I love my job!!

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  146. melanie
    August 15, 2012 at 6:48 am (9 years ago)

    happy birthday!

    my most unique birthday gift? nothing truly outrageous as i usually ask for some new kitchen goodie. this year i received a le creuset pan i’d been lusting after forever.

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  147. Rachel S.
    August 15, 2012 at 6:48 am (9 years ago)

    So cool!!! Who wouldn’t love this prize package?!
    Happy Birthday!
    I think maybe the most unique thing was when I turned 8 I got to go to the mall to get my ears pierced. 🙂

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  148. Erica Jean
    August 15, 2012 at 6:49 am (9 years ago)

    First of all your website is amazing. Love it!
    Second, my most unique birthday gift was not something amazing, fun, or silly.
    A few years ago about 2 days before my birthday, my mom disappeared for about 2-3 weeks. After she got back in contact with us, she told us she was getting a divorce from my father. At that point, I had moved back home practically the next day, after finding out she had left. Just to keep an I on my dad, to make sure he was alright. I grew up a lot the following year and a half, of living with him, and realizing that no one, not even your family is perfect. My father and I also learned a lot about ourselves and what we wanted for the rest of our lives, which ended in him selling the house I grew up in, and my moving to New York City, to follow my dreams. Although I have been thinking a lot about Cali recently. So as it turned out, what I thought was the breaking point of my life/worst b-day ever, really pushed me into being the person I am today. Which I am grateful for.
    Sorry so long, I just got into it, and kept on typing. Hope you have a great day!
    Erica

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  149. Lauren Griffin
    August 15, 2012 at 6:49 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique gift I have ever received for my birthday was our puppy, Lily! Best birthday present ever 🙂

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  150. Margaret
    August 15, 2012 at 6:50 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! 😀

    The most unique thing I’ve received for my birthday . . . I think it was actually a card! My senior year of high school, one of my guy friends gave me a card aimed at a 4-year-old’s birthday and put all of his spare change in it. It was sweet and goofy, and it totally brightened up my otherwise blah day. 🙂 Often, the silly things in life are the best.

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  151. Romy MacGibbon
    August 15, 2012 at 6:50 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!! I am not entering the give away because I live in Argentina, but I just wanted to say that I hope you have a GREAT DAY!!!!

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  152. Haley
    August 15, 2012 at 6:51 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! When I turned 21, my grandmother gave me a photo album that was a chronicle of my life. It contained pictures from infancy on up, many of which I had never seen before. It was unlike anything else I had ever received. It was wonderful.

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  153. Karen
    August 15, 2012 at 6:51 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Catherine!!!
    One of my most unique gifts was a surprise party. But all the guest rang my doorbell as a mob and brought all the goodies my husband ordered. Plus it was during a huge snow blizzard. Really fun!!!!
    P.S. my daughter’s name is Catherine too!!!! 🙂

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  154. Kathy Dubansky
    August 15, 2012 at 6:55 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! Mine was just this past Monday (42 and feeling better than I have in decades thanks to clean eating and exercise)!

    My boyfriend is in the midst of cobbling parts together for a computer for me. Not very romantic in the traditional sense, but I couldn’t think of a better gift!

    Love your blog!!

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  155. Tatiana Leon
    August 15, 2012 at 6:56 am (9 years ago)

    When I was 13 my sister gave me a wire hanger and a sock for my birthday. we were reading Harry potter at the time and she thought it was funny/clever haha
    Happy happpy birthday!! 🙂

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  156. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 6:58 am (9 years ago)

    For my 23rd birthday (August 2nd of this year), my boyfriend surprised me with Orchestra seats to the Broadway show Wicked! It was my first show, and I had no idea! It was an amazing and memorable night! Happy birthday, and best wishes for the next year! Make it a healthy one!

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  157. Jill N.
    August 15, 2012 at 7:00 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday, Catherine!! (My bay is Friday!!) I don’t know about unique but the BEST gift I ever received was my little miniature pinscher. He’s the cutest and funniest little guy in the world! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!! Hope your foot gets better soon.

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  158. Natalie Deuitch
    August 15, 2012 at 7:04 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! Maybe not the most unique, but definitely the strangest gift I got was a bag of pipe cleaners. This would have been a cool gift had I been six or so but this was for my 17 birthday!!! I still don’t quite understand the logic there- especially since they shipped them from over seas!

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  159. Michelle C.
    August 15, 2012 at 7:05 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique thing I ever received was a plane ticket to anywhere I wanted to go. It was awesome.

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  160. Jaime F
    August 15, 2012 at 7:06 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday, Catherine! The most unique thing I have ever received for a birthday is a cast iron skillet — when I was probably 20, I wanted one so badly! I think that year I also got an apron and a few other kitchen items 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day!

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  161. Meagan
    August 15, 2012 at 7:06 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique item I received for my birthday was my mother surprising me with plane tickets to go visit her. She lives in Seattle and I live in Tennessee. Such a great birthday gift 🙂

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  162. Leti L
    August 15, 2012 at 7:09 am (9 years ago)

    My unique gift was a painting done by 9 yr old daughter…

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  163. Tanya
    August 15, 2012 at 7:10 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! My husband once took me snorkeling in Maui for my birthday gift.

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  164. Diana
    August 15, 2012 at 7:11 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! I’ll have to say the most unique birthday gift I’ve ever gotten was an enormous Fluffer-nutter sandwich from one of my friends when I was In high school. Let’s just say it was too big to even be finished. Hope you have a great day 😉

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  165. Jesse
    August 15, 2012 at 7:13 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique birthday present I ever received was a pen. I opened the box and thought, “This is odd.” Then my husband told me, “I know you like using my pen, and you love writing and doodling, and you’re going to be going back to school, so Abbey (3 mo/old daughter) and I thought a pen would be a good present.” I opened it up and it was a brushed stainless steel fountain pen. Not what I was expecting, but completely awesome nonetheless.

    Happy birthday! =)

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  166. Leti L
    August 15, 2012 at 7:13 am (9 years ago)

    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://t.co/fekRaeYM — Leti (@sketybean)

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  167. Shannon
    August 15, 2012 at 7:13 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday, Catherine! 🙂 I hope you have a fabulous day! I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog & love following you on your healthy journey! I think you give a grounded, realistic sense to women out there on what healthy eating “should be” and bring a charismatic approach to encouraging your readers to expand their palettes and try more foods!

    My Birthday is 2 days after Valentine’s Day, so when I was in gradeschool, my dad would send me yellow roses to school and make the order my age + 1 for goodluck + 1 for “good measure” he always told me. So, if I was turning 13, I would actually receive 15 roses.

    That was the most sentimental birthday gift that I have received, but the wierdest gift (but very awesome) that I have ever received on my birthday was a gift box full of cans of black olives. I LOVE both green & black olives, so my mom made it a tradition to start giving me a generous supply of black olives on both my birthdays & also in my stocking at Christmas 🙂

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  168. Haley
    August 15, 2012 at 7:13 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday. My most unusual was defenently a ceramic elephant, yeah, not quite sure I got that one.

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  169. Liz
    August 15, 2012 at 7:13 am (9 years ago)

    My seventeenth birthday was the day Obama got elected. That was a pretty awesome birthday gift. Hopefully my 21st will be as good!

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  170. Cynthia Meyers
    August 15, 2012 at 7:16 am (9 years ago)

    I hope you have an amazing birthday! I would have to say the most special gift I received for a birthday was from my husband. He surprised me with a house, which we had put an offer on and he told me it wasn’t accepted! Best gift a girl could as for!

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  171. Dena @ 40 Fit in the Mitt
    August 15, 2012 at 7:17 am (9 years ago)

    A full day of Spa pampering, the deluxe package with a fancy lunch and wine! Such a great gift

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  172. Hayley
    August 15, 2012 at 7:19 am (9 years ago)

    When my (now) husband and I first began dating, he MADE (from scratch, by himself!) a kaleidoscope for me. I collect kaleidoscopes, and he bought piping, mirrors, etc. and spent hours learning how to make a kaleidoscope work. Then he also made a stand out of glass, took it to his glass-work lab at school, and laser etched an inscription in it! It was a pretty awesome and thoughtful gift!

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  173. amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 7:20 am (9 years ago)

    awesome! 🙂 happy birthday! my most unique gift was a set of gorgeous handmade rings.

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  174. Meagan Farmer
    August 15, 2012 at 7:25 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! My grandparents gave me a little white Christmas tree with a penny on the bottom of the stand for my “golden” birthday. It looks awesome with pink or red string lights.

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  175. Sarah Hernandez
    August 15, 2012 at 7:26 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I’ve ever received for my birthday was an Elmo cake on my 16th birthday.

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  176. Kari Ann
    August 15, 2012 at 7:27 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd birthday! When you are in your 20’s birthdays just seem to FLY by. I just turned 26 and it feels like just yesterday I was 21! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful day!
    The most unique gift I got was from my Filipino mother on my 16th birthday….a WHOLE roasted pig with a red apple in it’s mouth! I guess in her culture it symbolizes good fortune and good luck (something like that) but could you imagine all the faces of my friends that came to the party!? They were all shocked and some grossed out. It was delicious though. 🙂

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  177. Kayla
    August 15, 2012 at 7:30 am (9 years ago)

    My most unique birthday gift was the book Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter haha

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  178. Lisa
    August 15, 2012 at 7:31 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I’ve received for my bday has to be… a Sunset Cruise in Key West from my husband (who was my boyfriend at the time, but he ended up proposing that next day after the cruise 🙂 Happy Birthday!!

    P.S. I made a t-shirt tank the other day via your instructions – turned out great! Thanks!!

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  179. Erin C
    August 15, 2012 at 7:31 am (9 years ago)

    Hi Catherine!!! First, I have to tell you how inspiring your blog is and I love reading it and trying out your recipes! 🙂

    The BEST birthday present I have ever received is for my 24th birthday. My brother had been living out of the country for over a year and without telling anyone showed up at my house on my birthday to surprise me! It was by far the sweetest and most memorable birthday ever!

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  180. Meg
    August 15, 2012 at 7:33 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday, Catherine! 🙂
    The most unique birthday gift I ever received was a piece of art from a local artist I found at a cafe. It was just beautiful and it still hangs in my house today (even though the gift was from a former love from a long time ago)
    P.S. Came across your blog via Pinterest today and am just over the moon about it. So much great information and insight!! Thank you! 🙂

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  181. heatherjoy
    August 15, 2012 at 7:33 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique Birthday gift I ever recieved was getting my face literally smothered with kisses from an Italian man in Vancouver, BC, while I was there on vacation! It was probably one of the top 10 most awkward moments in my life… O_o (he even offered me a job). *sigh*

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  182. Sarah C
    August 15, 2012 at 7:35 am (9 years ago)

    For my first birthday as a married young lady, my husband made me a console table that I had been drooling over in a magazine. It was the most thoughtful and well made present I had ever received!

    Happy belated birthday to you again!

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  183. Sarah C
    August 15, 2012 at 7:36 am (9 years ago)

    sarah ‏@caldersarah
    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 !

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  184. niesha
    August 15, 2012 at 7:40 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! the greatest thing i ever received is my son : ) Thank you for all that you do and I hope you have a fantabulous day!

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  185. Mary
    August 15, 2012 at 7:40 am (9 years ago)

    Once for my birthday My friend bought me a corset.

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  186. Janelle
    August 15, 2012 at 7:42 am (9 years ago)

    Aw I would love to enter but I live in Canada 🙁 Will you be doing any international giveaways in the future?

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  187. Valencia Lia
    August 15, 2012 at 7:42 am (9 years ago)

    Oh man, if only it was an international giveaway~ Anyway, happy happy birthday 🙂

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  188. heatherjoy
    August 15, 2012 at 7:43 am (9 years ago)

    I posted my current favorite food/snack on twitter and tagged @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and used the hashtag #RFFMBT23.
    The link to my picture is: http://instagr.am/p/OWi6EYLf9m/
    🙂

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  189. Maggie
    August 15, 2012 at 7:44 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I ever received for my birthday was 22 pounds of Skittles for my 12th birthday (each friend knew of my Skittles obsession and each got me a couple pound bags). Needless to say, I was a sugar addict, and I devoured all 22 pounds in a mere 2 days! Since then, I’ve learned that a sugar rush of that intensity is not a good idea for my health and my body. I now try to eat my sugar doses in much smaller, more natural portions. Lesson learned! 🙂

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  190. Jess
    August 15, 2012 at 7:44 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday and hope it is fabulous! So happy that I found your blog, I love it! The most unique gift I have received for a birthday would probably be this year when I received a watch that is made out of wood (Tense watches). Very cool!!

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  191. Renee D.
    August 15, 2012 at 7:44 am (9 years ago)

    Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway!
    The best gift I received for my birthday was a trip to Las Vegas to see my Grandmother & (of course) my 21st birthday.

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  192. Haley
    August 15, 2012 at 7:46 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I received on my birthday was when I turned 16 and my grandparents had a customized license plate made for me.. It was HLY*MRE. I loved it because it was very unexpected!

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  193. Tracy
    August 15, 2012 at 7:46 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to you!!! The most unique gift I have received was when I turned 23 and my friends and family threw me a surprise party. Hope you receive all that you hoped for this year 🙂

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  194. Randi
    August 15, 2012 at 7:47 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!!! Have an awesome day!!!
    My most unique birthday gift I ever got, was a Japanese chefs knife from my boyfriend who is now my fiance . What made it unique was that he made a crazy awesome leather protector cover with our initials tooled on it. Being a career cook, it went straight to my heart!! I Love it!

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  195. Adrienne
    August 15, 2012 at 7:48 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine!!! The strangest gift I received on my birthday was a cat woman costume, of course, my birthday is in October so I guess it made sense to the person who sent it. 🙂

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  196. Kim Moherman Haig
    August 15, 2012 at 7:49 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite birthday gift was for my 28th birthday. My boyfriend (now husband!) gave me an early gift a few weeks before after I’d run my first half marathon. It was a new digital camera, but he gave it to me after he took pictures of me running the race. I then had the camera to take pictures around Disney the rest of the weekend!

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  197. heatherjoy
    August 15, 2012 at 7:49 am (9 years ago)

    I tweeted:
    “~~I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 !! Can’t wait to see who wins the mound of goodies!!”

    My twitter name is: @heatherrjoyy

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  198. Emily
    August 15, 2012 at 7:53 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine!!!!!!! I am only thirteen years old, but i’m ADDICTED to your blog. I’m a plant-strong vegetarian and try my best to eat according to the rabbit food pyramid. The weirdest thing I have ever received for my birthday was a Labrador puppy. It was such a nice gift, but very unexpected.

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  199. Rebecca
    August 15, 2012 at 7:53 am (9 years ago)

    A toaster. 🙂

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  200. Stephanie
    August 15, 2012 at 7:56 am (9 years ago)

    the craziest gift, well I won’t say the craziest, the most amazing gift was when we found an amazing puppy thrown inside a basket near a river, we took her home, that was my beautiful and unique gift

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  201. Melissa
    August 15, 2012 at 7:57 am (9 years ago)

    For my 14th birthday I got a dog! Except I got her three months early… that’s just when my parents decided they were ready for a dog, and they just called it my early birthday present.

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  202. Leona
    August 15, 2012 at 7:58 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday!
    After a string of jinxed birthdays, the most unique thing I received for my 25th birthday last year was a dinner date with my BFF and boyfriend. Simple, and totally lovely. <3

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  203. Sarah
    August 15, 2012 at 7:59 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! We didn’t have snow one winter, so my mom collected ice from the local indoor skating rink and gave me a snowball!

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  204. Katherine
    August 15, 2012 at 8:01 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Catherine from another Katherine, hehe! My favorite and most unique birthday present was a trip to Chicago from my boyfriend!

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  205. andrea
    August 15, 2012 at 8:02 am (9 years ago)

    happy birthday!!

    my daughter! 🙂 best present EVER!

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  206. Monica Caughlin
    August 15, 2012 at 8:04 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!! The strangest thing I received for a birthday was a blender! lol! I LOVE it though so I didnt mind!! haha!

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  207. Rebecca
    August 15, 2012 at 8:04 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing i got for my birthday was a thing of lipstick and lip liner…from my then boyfriend

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  208. Abbey
    August 15, 2012 at 8:05 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! 🙂
    Probably once of the weirdest things I have ever received for my birthday was a little box made out of cinnamon wood from one of my friends. You open the box, which I do admit smells good, and there is a ceramic peacock! None of my friends understood the gift, but nonetheless it earned a place on my dresser!

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  209. Niki
    August 15, 2012 at 8:06 am (9 years ago)

    I uploaded my picture to instagram my username is Nikichennell. I can’t figure out how to link it on here so I really hope you see it if not then it’s fine. Thanks so much for this giveaway, I hope you get something this awesome for your birthday!!

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  210. katie
    August 15, 2012 at 8:07 am (9 years ago)

    i once received a scrap book!

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  211. Erin
    August 15, 2012 at 8:09 am (9 years ago)

    My dad likes to go to goodwill and pick out weird toys for me and my sister, I’m pretty sure I’ve gotten many little plastic monsters throughout my life!

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  212. Stephanie
    August 15, 2012 at 8:12 am (9 years ago)

    my craziest gift, won’t say was crazy, more like an amazing was when at my birthday when we were going to eat we found this cute puppy inside a basket, we brought her home and since that day on she here with us

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  213. Tessa
    August 15, 2012 at 8:12 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday, Catherine! My most unique birthday gift was when I turned 11. My grandfather bought me a horse. My younger sister, who was 4 at the time, told me before I got to see it, thereby ruining the surprise. It was still awesome though!!

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  214. Sara
    August 15, 2012 at 8:13 am (9 years ago)

    When I was 16 I received an envelope pin on a chain with a note that was reminding reminding me to a thank you note for it. (my step grand mother was very adamant about receiving thank you notes). It was a very interesting gift to say the least, especially as a sixteen year old.

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  215. Karlie
    August 15, 2012 at 8:13 am (9 years ago)

    Hoppy birthday Catherine!! I would say that the most unique present I got for my birthday would be on my 21st. My mom got me a pink beach cruiser bicycle. I was psyched! It had a white basket and everything! Makes me feel like I’m in San Diego when I’m riding it. I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  216. Amy
    August 15, 2012 at 8:15 am (9 years ago)

    A baby! I found out I was pregnant on my 24th birthday, that was pretty cool!
    Happy birthday Catherine, have a great day!

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  217. Jackie C
    August 15, 2012 at 8:15 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! The most unique/memorable gift I got was a green bike. I remember when I was 7 I wanted this bike that I thought looked like a motorcycle. I could barely ride a bike but I wanted it in green but we couldn’t find it anywhere. Then the morning of my birthday I woke up and there it was in the kitchen. I remember bringing it outside and falling off it lol I still have it though.

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  218. Mary M
    August 15, 2012 at 8:16 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! I’ll never forget the feeling of getting my first car on my 16th birthday!

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  219. Lauren
    August 15, 2012 at 8:16 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique present I have gotten is socks from my neice. We have the same size feet and I’m always stealing hers so one year she got me 200 pairs of socks 🙂

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  220. Kestrel
    August 15, 2012 at 8:17 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! It’s so nice of you to give us a gift on your day! Hmm, the most unique thing I got for a birthday gift was probably 3 boxes of my favorite cereal. It was pretty great.

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  221. Michelle Rocha
    August 15, 2012 at 8:18 am (9 years ago)

    For my 22nd Birthday I was getting ready to Graduate College my close cousin who is in the Air Force sent me a Wii gaming system a map book of the United States and Bible. It didn’t make any sense to me until I open my Birthday Card and it said…. ” Michelle, the Map is so you’ll always find your way wherever you go, the Bible is so that you’ll never lose faith & the Wii is so you always remember to have fun! 🙂

    HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY!!!

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  222. Sam M. | Atkinson Drive
    August 15, 2012 at 8:19 am (9 years ago)

    I guess I haven’t had anything really unique…but one year my dad wrapped a HUGE box and left it out for weeks before my birthday. I thought for sure it was a car or something {well…maybe not}. After I opened it I was really upset for him tricking me with a box of NEWSPAPER. Turns out it was a box full of newspaper and money! So not really a unique gift…but an interesting delivery!

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  223. Haley Bezaire
    August 15, 2012 at 8:21 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!!

    The most unique thing I have recieved for my birthday has been an email. My husband is in the navy and when he was on an “underway” all I got from him was an email this year but it’s the little things that you cherish when they’re away and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Thank you, I hope you have a wonderful day!!

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  224. danielle rox
    August 15, 2012 at 8:21 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!! giving on your bday, that’s pretty selfless 🙂

    i think the most unique thing that i got on my birthday was a deconstructed old novel from my sister. She ripped out pages and painted others and added buttons and fabric to the front. Then she added pictures of us together and did a spread of her own hands spelling out I Love You in sign language. Then the last part chunk of pages was glued together and cut out so a cd could fit in the book. She said we would trade cds as a secret endeavor.

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  225. Michelle Rocha
    August 15, 2012 at 8:22 am (9 years ago)

    *correction on email*

    For my 22nd Birthday I was getting ready to graduate College my close cousin who is in the Air Force sent me a Wii gaming system a map book of the United States and Bible. It didn’t make any sense to me until I open my Birthday Card and it said…. ” Michelle, the Map is so you’ll always find your way wherever you go, the Bible is so that you’ll never lose faith & the Wii is so you always remember to have fun!”
    HAPPY 23rd BIRTHDAY!!!

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  226. Brittney
    August 15, 2012 at 8:22 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The strangest thing I have ever received is a waffle iron where the waffles were shaped like circus animals!

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  227. Katie Hulbert
    August 15, 2012 at 8:25 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! One of the most unique things I have received for my birthday was my son! He was a suprise pregnancy and my whole birthday I was on bed-rest waiting for him to make his arrival. Seeing his sweet face was THE best birthday present a girl could ask for!

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  228. Emily LaFrance
    August 15, 2012 at 8:26 am (9 years ago)

    “Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway!”
    I once recieved a giant inflatable Banana for my birthday – like this was a GIAAANT banana… It was bigger than me! Happy birthday Catherine!!

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  229. Miss Coco J
    August 15, 2012 at 8:27 am (9 years ago)

    On my 20th birthday, my friends got me a stripper-gram. His name is Robert and we are now best friends 🙂

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  230. Emily LaFrance
    August 15, 2012 at 8:28 am (9 years ago)

    @emilee1127: I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://t.co/KBI1wJwK Happy Birthday Catherine!!!

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  231. Jackie
    August 15, 2012 at 8:30 am (9 years ago)

    For my 22nd birthday I received the entire collection of MASH.
    Happy Birthday Catherine!

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  232. Amy Fredenberg
    August 15, 2012 at 8:32 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! I love your blog & I’m so glad you are addicted to it. My favorite & most unique birthday gift was from my now husband, he got me for my 22nd birthday a coat. It was weird at first but he made sure it was the warmest coat because I’m from California & moved to Montana, so needless to say I’m always cold. He was making sure I had a warm coat.

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  233. Olivia Adams
    August 15, 2012 at 8:32 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique thing I ever got for my birthday was a key chain off of one of my friends key ring because she forgot it was my birthday. It makes a great story though!

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  234. K
    August 15, 2012 at 8:33 am (9 years ago)

    I have an aunt who sends the most awesome gifts. For my nineteenth birthday, it was a GAP sweatshirt with the tags still on from the nineties. Twentieth was a Barbie, yes, a Barbie. And twenty-one was a pair of Mr. & Mrs. Claus stuffed potholders. No joke. Opening gifts from her is always exciting; hopefully your birthday brings you the same quirky excitement, lol.

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  235. Jessica
    August 15, 2012 at 8:34 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday, Catherine!!! 🙂 The most unique b-day present I ever got was the baby clothes I came home in from the hospital in a shadow box for my 18th birthday. I thought it was a strange present at the time but it’s sweet to have now. Hope your day is fabulous!

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  236. Elvia
    August 15, 2012 at 8:35 am (9 years ago)

    For my 18th birthday, I received a bottle of ketchup because I was obsessed with it and a Elvis t-shirt since his name is very close to mine. Happy Birthday Catherine and I hope your surgery and recovery go well.

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  237. Hannah Jones
    August 15, 2012 at 8:36 am (9 years ago)

    I don’t know if this qualifies as strangest but it was my most embarrassing birthday present ever..training bras. After my Mom wanted to take a picture with me holding up my present, that was one of my more embarrassing moments. Lol.
    I’m not sure how to link my instigram post on here but mine is the one with the frozen mango and dried cranberries. :).
    Thanks for the opportunity to win some awesome, healthy goodies!
    I hope you had a blessed birthday!

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  238. Michelle Panzica
    August 15, 2012 at 8:38 am (9 years ago)

    For my 21st birthday I was given a boston terrier, whom now has one eye. He is the love of my life and a gift that keeps on giving,…. or taking rather ( i call him my walking vet bill)

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  239. Anna
    August 15, 2012 at 8:39 am (9 years ago)

    Every few years my birthday falls on Thanksgiving. When I was younger I hated it, because I thought everyone was more excited about the turkey than me lol, now I enjoy it because I’m with the entire family. But the most unique gift I received one year was from my aunt, she saved a bunch of wish bones through the year and while I didn’t get the Turkey’s that year I got 5 and got 5 extra birthday wishes! Happy Birthday!!!

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  240. Christina
    August 15, 2012 at 8:40 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!

    My grandma once gave me a giant box of frozen corn dogs… it was disturbing and confusing.

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  241. Brittany
    August 15, 2012 at 8:43 am (9 years ago)

    Happy happy happy birthday! And thanks for such a fabulous giveaway!! Trader Joe’s FTW. The most unique gift that I’ve ever received would be… stomach flu! Yep, I’ve been sick on my birthday. It sucked.

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  242. Shannon Hanson
    August 15, 2012 at 8:44 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! Weirdest or strangest thing I have received for my birthday was school supplies when I was younger. My birthday is in June, I did not want to be thinking about going back to school!!

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  243. Brittany
    August 15, 2012 at 8:44 am (9 years ago)

    Celebrating birthdays is the actual best! I just entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  244. Mariea R
    August 15, 2012 at 8:45 am (9 years ago)

    “Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway!”
    Happy 23rd! I hope it is a great one!
    I would have to say “mine” is the Kama sutra book from my husband lol! That selfless husband of mine ;-p

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  245. Jasmine
    August 15, 2012 at 8:47 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!! The most unique thing I received for my birthday was a handmade Star Wars card.

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  246. Jasmine
    August 15, 2012 at 8:49 am (9 years ago)

    I also tweeted the giveaway!

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  247. Nicole
    August 15, 2012 at 8:51 am (9 years ago)

    Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway!
    Happy Birthday!!!!!

    The most unique birthday gift I received was a scrap book of pictures, old notes, CD mix, and receipts from my BFF. She had collected these things for 10 years and then made the cutest memory book.

    I hope your birthday is spent with the ones you love!

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  248. Mary
    August 15, 2012 at 8:51 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!!! The craziest thing I ever got for my birthday was a collection of kung fu DVDs from my roommate. We spend the whole night watching them!

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  249. Brooke S
    August 15, 2012 at 8:52 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! My 22nd is on Saturday!
    I am the oldest of the grandchildren on my step dads side and I got coloring books and things my 5 year old cousins were getting probably until I was 14.

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  250. Lindsay
    August 15, 2012 at 8:54 am (9 years ago)

    A Polar heart rate monitor!!!! Now I can’t live without it!

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  251. Vicky Valencia
    August 15, 2012 at 8:55 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I received for my birthday was my 18th! I had just learned to play the guitar the year before and my mom secretly worked every morning and afternoon I was in classes to save and buy me my first guitar! It was the most thoughtful present I have ever received! Not unique to anyone else but the way my mom worked for the money was so sweet! It was and is the greatest gift ever!

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  252. Jennifer R
    August 15, 2012 at 8:59 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I received for my birthday was my honeymoon cruise to the Bahamas!

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  253. Holly
    August 15, 2012 at 9:02 am (9 years ago)

    For my 30th, my husband surprised me with tickets for all of our friends to head to a baseball game. It was a blast!

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  254. Janna
    August 15, 2012 at 9:03 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Catherine!!!

    My oddest gift – Dill pickles, but since I LOVE them, I was really happy about it 🙂

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  255. Liz L.
    August 15, 2012 at 9:07 am (9 years ago)

    Most unique gift was …can’t think of one? I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a unique bday gift. Hopefully, this entry will still count 🙂

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  256. Kristin Lynn Connor
    August 15, 2012 at 9:11 am (9 years ago)

    I don’t recall getting anything unique, however each birthday was always special and meaningful. The most important thing to me for each of my birthdays was having my love ones there for my special day. That’s all it really matters to me. 🙂

    Happy Birthday to you!! 🙂

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  257. Lindsay Geroy
    August 15, 2012 at 9:12 am (9 years ago)

    Hi! The most thoughtful and unique thing I’ve received for my birthday was a bag of homemade buns from my grandma when I was 14 years old! Haha

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  258. Tiffany N
    August 15, 2012 at 9:12 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday fellow Leo! (my bday is the 16th :D) The craziest and most unexpected thing I’ve received for my birthday was probably a memory foam topper for my bed. It was this huge, chunky roll of foam that was shrink wrapped and at first I had no idea what it was. Luckily it has served me well 🙂 hope you enjoy your special day!

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  259. Deanna
    August 15, 2012 at 9:15 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! For my most recent birthday my sister bought me a plane ticket to go see our other sister for her birthday… it was awesome.

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  260. Dana Salata
    August 15, 2012 at 9:16 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!
    My most unique gift was a sushi mat

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  261. Kaeli Darnell
    August 15, 2012 at 9:17 am (9 years ago)

    Last year, I moved across the country by myself to Seattle. I had been feeling a little homesick lately. Well, I came home to this huge box from my brother and sister in law back in Louisiana. I opened it up and inside were beautifully wrapped boxes containing months worth of things my sister in law had collected for me. She said when she moved, her mom did the same thing for her. I felt so special. The very best thing was a handmade super fancy feather headband she found in New Orleans that I will wear on my 30th this year. Happy Birthday!!!

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  262. Hyatt
    August 15, 2012 at 9:19 am (9 years ago)

    Most unique gift was a lamp that had fairies on it from my gramma – I should mention that I am a guy in my 20’s not a 12 yr old girl! Odd choice for me 🙂

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  263. Cori H
    August 15, 2012 at 9:21 am (9 years ago)

    For my 12th birthday my grandma gave me a purse she got at a craft fair.
    It was a jean purse, made from the top part of a pair of acidwash jeans. Literally, someone had cut a pair of jeans at the crotch, sewed it up, added some lace, and a gold chain. Oh Grandma.
    Happy Birthday!
    C

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  264. Abigail Rose
    August 15, 2012 at 9:25 am (9 years ago)

    For my seventeenth birthday my boyfriend and I took a week long trip to the Oregon coast! It was gorgeous, and he gave me a necklace that I adore. Best birthday so far.

    Happy Birthday! Hope you love 23!

    Abigail

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  265. Lisa M.
    August 15, 2012 at 9:26 am (9 years ago)

    Twitter entry: LisaTheRockStar: “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  266. Tabitha
    August 15, 2012 at 9:28 am (9 years ago)

    Hope you have a fabulous birthday!!

    The most unique gift I received was a tire pressure gauge from my dad. Was kinda like, really? But the car I had at the time had a slow leak tire so I was always needing to check the tire pressure, and I would use his. So he got me own as a b-day present, lol thoughtful and unique!

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  267. Chasty
    August 15, 2012 at 9:30 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!! My most unique gift was a trip to New York from my boyfriend. It was to attend a workshop put on by one of my photography idols Brook Shaden! So great!!

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  268. Jenna
    August 15, 2012 at 9:30 am (9 years ago)

    I also instagrammed but couldn’t figure out how to link it…user name lifeinjenneral

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  269. Danielle
    August 15, 2012 at 9:31 am (9 years ago)

    So many contests today want you to have a facebook or twitter in order to enter or increase your chances of winning, it’s depressing when you don’t have one, and have no desire to open one (deleted my accounts last year to get myself off the computer so much).
    Anyways, I think thats really sweet of you to do a give away on YOUR birthday! Happy Birthday!!
    The most unique and favorite gift I’ve ever recieved on my birthday was when I was 11 and got my cat, love her to death :]

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  270. Rosa
    August 15, 2012 at 9:32 am (9 years ago)

    For my 18th birthday, I pierced my belly button. It’s unique because it’s the only present I still have 12 years later. Hopefully your blog will help me show it off more, LOL! 🙂

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  271. Angela M
    August 15, 2012 at 9:34 am (9 years ago)

    Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway!
    Mine was a painting from my husband of our little baby boy:) So sweet.
    Happy Birthday!!!

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  272. Erin
    August 15, 2012 at 9:35 am (9 years ago)

    Amazing giveaway!! I once recieved a coupon book with coupons from a completely different state. It’s the thought that counts, right?!

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  273. Lauren
    August 15, 2012 at 9:35 am (9 years ago)

    Awesome! Last year I got a Vitamix for my birthday. Best present EVER!!

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  274. Maisy Page
    August 15, 2012 at 9:36 am (9 years ago)

    Catherine,
    Happy birthday! I tweeted! maisyann ‏@maisypage
    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood

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  275. Emily Jo
    August 15, 2012 at 9:37 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to you and Happy Birthday to ME! Turning 23 as well today! Hope your day is fabulous!

    As for unique birthday girfts, on my 18th birthday, my mom gave me a tub of flour and smaller containers of sugar, brown sugar, brown rice and a sack of potatos. And my dad handed over a “starter” tool box and maglight flashlight.

    I quickly figured out they were trying to tell me something…. 🙂

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  276. Caitlin
    August 15, 2012 at 9:37 am (9 years ago)

    On my 23rd birthday, my friend ordered me a batch of custom fortune cookies with a fortune inside that I had gotten years before and used to carry around until I lost it. It was very thoughtful.

    And Happy Birthday Catherine! You’re just going to love being 23, I know it!

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  277. Olivia Adams
    August 15, 2012 at 9:37 am (9 years ago)

    http://instagram.com/p/OWwSJJsTdP/

    Instagram entry! This is a picture of the most amazing raspberry tart I’ve ever had! I had it in France this summer while sitting in the park by the Eiffel Tower, it was such a yummy treat!

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  278. Danielle
    August 15, 2012 at 9:37 am (9 years ago)

    Hoppy Birthday!!!!!
    the most unique thing I’ve received for my birthday was a ski trip to vermont from my aunt for my 18th!
    Hope you have an amazing day!!!
    (\__/)
    (=’.’=)
    (“)_(“)

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    • Karen Chiang
      August 15, 2012 at 11:07 am (9 years ago)

      I love that rabbit emoticon!! So cute!

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    • Catherine
      August 15, 2012 at 11:13 am (9 years ago)

      Ohhh my gosh that bunny is too cute Danielle! I may need to borrow it! xo

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  279. Molly Meehan
    August 15, 2012 at 9:42 am (9 years ago)

    Every year my boyfriend gets me a different classic disney movie to add the to the collection, its always my favorite gift 🙂

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  280. Carly
    August 15, 2012 at 9:42 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique birthday present I ever got was a thoughtful party thrown in my honor while I was deployed to Iraq in 2008. My Master Sergeant worked with my boyfriend at the time and she gave me a card from my cat and a card from her with a gift certificate for a place on base. He also surprised me with my first diamond, in the form of a necklace that evening. Needless to say he is now my husband and that overall unique birthday experience will never leave my heart.

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  281. Adele S
    August 15, 2012 at 9:45 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!

    This past year my friends joined me on a ski trip for my birthday… and my husband surprised me by renting a roomy SUV.. so we didn’t have to cram into my friends car!

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  282. Dalores
    August 15, 2012 at 9:45 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I haven’t received anything unique.

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  283. Brianna
    August 15, 2012 at 9:45 am (9 years ago)

    The strangest birthday gift I ever received was a gallon of chocolate milk from my boyfriend at the time.

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  284. Kate
    August 15, 2012 at 9:46 am (9 years ago)

    Last year my sister gave me these amazing old life science diagrams from old San Francisco city classrooms (she’s a teacher and they were being thrown away). We were camping at the time, so it was so strange to see her cart out these giant (5 ft. wide!) posters on the pull down roll thingy. They are of cool things like a solar system and diagrams of how a fly’s’ eyes work.

    A very unique gift!

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  285. Justine
    August 15, 2012 at 9:47 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I got for my birthday was a SHARK! My husband adopted a hammerhead named Daisy, I can track her swimming patterns and the money that was used to adopt her aids shark research. She actually swam up by LA and hung around your neck of the woods for a little. 🙂

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  286. Lisa G
    August 15, 2012 at 9:47 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday,Catherine!! Nothing really stands out as a most unique birthday gift for me, having my family with me on my b-day is the most unique and special gift I could ever want!

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  287. Niki
    August 15, 2012 at 9:49 am (9 years ago)

    Happiest of birthday wishes to you!

    A nice night out for some delicious food and drinks with my husband is the perfect b-day night for me.

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  288. Alyssa
    August 15, 2012 at 9:49 am (9 years ago)

    My “best friend,” at the time, came to my birthday party with no present. She said, “I have your gift at home, but I couldn’t find a box big enough.” The next month I went to her house for her 8th grade graduation party… As I was leaving, I said, “oh, where’s my gift?” (I figured no need to wrap it, and I had my suspicions that there wasn’t one.) She looked at me with big eyes, and ran upstairs to return with a really cute stuffed reindeer. I said, I love it thanks! Her eyes got even wider, so I took it, and as I walked out with it her little brother says, hey where is she going with my reindeer. I had to laugh, ironically enough, she never talked to ME again after that!
    Hahaha! Happy Birthday!

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  289. Angie
    August 15, 2012 at 9:49 am (9 years ago)

    Happy, happy birthday!! First, thanks for all you do to inspire other people! 🙂

    The most unique birthday present I received was when I turned 9. My grandmother gave me her old bicycle. It was a great present…the unique part–I was sporting spandex, cut off sweatshirt and the side ponytail. I jumped right on and rode it like I was in a early 90s music video!

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  290. Alyssa
    August 15, 2012 at 9:50 am (9 years ago)

    My Mom and Grandma took me to Wisconsin Dells for a week! I had so much fun!!!! Happy birthday, Catherine!

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  291. vanessa
    August 15, 2012 at 9:52 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! Last year, my boyfriend took my current song & replaecd the lyrics with our love story– therefore replacing my favorite song <3

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  292. kaitlynn
    August 15, 2012 at 9:53 am (9 years ago)

    For my birthday i told my friend i wanted something with a narwhal on it or just some makeup.
    she gave me two rubber whale bath toys O.O and they were still wet…

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  293. vanessa
    August 15, 2012 at 9:53 am (9 years ago)

    @ohvanessa tweets: I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  294. Bridgett Jacobs
    August 15, 2012 at 9:53 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I was ever given was a hand made pottery wall hanging of my Boston Terrier’s paw prints from when she was 3 months old. I still have it hanging on my wall today and she is 6 this year! It was unique because it was made just for me and the woman who gave it to me doesn’t sell them. Its one of kind! 🙂

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  295. Emily Green
    August 15, 2012 at 9:53 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Girlie! The most unique thing I ever got was a surprise trip to a resort staying in the penthouse suite. My boyfriend told me to get in the car and start driving and gave me directions as I went. The best part was that we weren’t even supposed to have the suite, but they overbooked so my BF somehow sweet-talked management into letting us have it for the night.
    Wishing you a wonderful year!

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  296. Jessica @ Preppin' Postgrad
    August 15, 2012 at 9:54 am (9 years ago)

    I recently received both Mulan and Hercules for my birthday when I turned 22. Not that unique. I have received tickets to the Broadway show for my graduation and another time for Christmas and the experience of Broadway is always unique and special.

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  297. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 9:56 am (9 years ago)

    I can’t say I’ve ever had any really unique presents but one year my friend gave me a used Birthday Card. It was really funny and random.

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  298. Karla Camarillo
    August 15, 2012 at 10:01 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I’ve gotten on my birthday was a fuzzy unicorn blanket back in the 80’s…my Gran gave it to me and I loved it..i used it till it had holes worn through and through…Love your blog!!

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  299. Kelsey
    August 15, 2012 at 10:03 am (9 years ago)

    The strangest thing I’ve gotten for my birthday was probably a set of towels not too weird but since it was my 16th at the time I remember thinking it was strange haah

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  300. Bridgett Jacobs
    August 15, 2012 at 10:09 am (9 years ago)

    Bridgett Annie ‏@Bridgettannie

    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  301. Marly
    August 15, 2012 at 10:11 am (9 years ago)

    My pre b-day gift was a juicer and a email link to your site from a great friend. he passed away a short time after. He will always be my motivation and you are my inspiration. 🙂

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  302. mandie
    August 15, 2012 at 10:12 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique gift I received was an easy bake oven on my 16th birthday. I wanted one so bad when I was little but never got one. I was kidding around with my mom about how my childhood was incomplete without it. The morning of my 16th birthday an easy bake oven was waiting for me in the living room complete with a set of cookie cutters and every type of cookie mix you could buy for the oven. Mom and I had a few good laughs. My little nieces enjoy playing with it now. 🙂

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  303. Heather
    August 15, 2012 at 10:13 am (9 years ago)

    the most interesting birthday present I ever got was a visit from one of my close friends who had moved to another country!

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  304. Danielle
    August 15, 2012 at 10:16 am (9 years ago)

    my favorite food so far that i’ve made is this stir fry, it came out tasting so good and i used fresh vegetables that i had available in my fridge

    http://instagram.com/p/OW0RMcunKq/

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  305. Maria
    August 15, 2012 at 10:16 am (9 years ago)

    The best birthday present I got was my tattoo! I got the stump from the end of The Giving Tree tattood onto my shoulder blade to represent the relationship I have with my son. The initials in the heart are his and mine 🙂

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  306. Katie
    August 15, 2012 at 10:19 am (9 years ago)

    The most interesting birthday gift I got was… a sandwich maker. LOL.

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  307. Danielle
    August 15, 2012 at 10:25 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! i love reading your blog, it’s inspired me to want to eat and be healthier. For my birthday one year a friend surprised me with an hour massage, that they had gotten me from a really nice spa/salon. It was nice to be pampered and it was my first massage ever, i left feeling a whole lot better and relaxed.

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  308. Summer Womack
    August 15, 2012 at 10:26 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday, Fellow Leo 🙂

    This year, I was THRILLED to receive two brand new tires for my Minivan, from my parents. It’s a pretty extravagant gift for them to give, and very much appreciated. But people chuckle when I tell them. I had two bald tires and no $$ to replace them. I am super appreciative of their creativity.

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  309. Emily C.
    August 15, 2012 at 10:26 am (9 years ago)

    Happy, happy birthday! Don’t you get an entire week to celebrate as an adult?

    My best birthday gift was an engagement ring.

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  310. Rachael
    August 15, 2012 at 10:27 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique present I ever received for my birthday was a personalized bookmark from my mom who is a librarian 🙂

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  311. Danielle
    August 15, 2012 at 10:28 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! One of my most unique (and favorite!) birthday gifts was a trip to Six Flags amusement park! Great day and great memories. =)

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  312. Laura
    August 15, 2012 at 10:28 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I recieved a puppy this year and that was pretty exciting!

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  313. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 10:33 am (9 years ago)

    This coming year, for my 32nd birthday, I’m running my first marathon with my sister and my parents are coming to cheer. Best birthday gift ever!

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  314. Kristen C.
    August 15, 2012 at 10:37 am (9 years ago)

    @KrisECrosby
    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway!! via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 This is such a great idea! Thanks for always keeping it fun 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  315. Ashleigh
    August 15, 2012 at 10:39 am (9 years ago)

    An ex boyfriend of mine gave me Asics running socks for my birthday once. I love running, Asics, and one can never have too many socks but it was not the most romantic gift to receive!

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  316. Mina Adame
    August 15, 2012 at 10:46 am (9 years ago)

    “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 .”

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  317. Julie
    August 15, 2012 at 10:48 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! My most unique gift was a Spiderman “web slinger” (for my 23rd birthday!) from my now-boyfriend who found out Spiderman is my favorite superhero. I loved it!

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  318. Katie
    August 15, 2012 at 10:48 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday pretty girl! oh to be 23 again…

    Most unique gift given to me was a a grocery bag full of my little ponies. I was a kid and thrilled to have tons of new ponies, but still thought it was odd to receive a ton of used ponies. I probably would have rather had one new one. haha. 🙂

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  319. Ashley Marie Harris
    August 15, 2012 at 10:49 am (9 years ago)

    My most favoritest Birtday present ever is just a simple friendship card my bestest friend made for me this past year for my 25th bday. I told him all I wanted was a card and he put together a story telling of our friendship. We live in different states but he managed to hand deliver it to me on my special day. He talked about how we met and starting hanging out. He mentioned our circle of friends and how sometimes we lose track of eachother but we always manage to reconnect. He even left some empty slots at the end with titles forseeing where our future frienship will be still in tact when we are 30, 40, 50 and 100 yrs. It was so touching. It honestly really touched me. The best presents are the ones that come from the heart and I totally cherrish this one.

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  320. Tay
    August 15, 2012 at 10:53 am (9 years ago)

    My cousin once got me two original Polaroid pictures of Britney Spears (I loooove her) from a 2000 photoshoot. I have no idea how he got them, but they’re framed on my wall and never coming down (:

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  321. megan
    August 15, 2012 at 10:56 am (9 years ago)

    GAHHH!! what a giveaway! i didn’t even make it halfway through the list before my mouth started watering.

    happy birthday girlfriend! wouldn’t have guessed you are a such a youngin’ at just 23… your writing (not to mention design sensibility) is well beyond your years.

    have never received anything too cray cray for my bday, but i will say that the best gifts are the ones that’s don’t cost much/any money… this year the hub is taking me camping (which he hates and i love), so i’m looking forward to that being the best gift in years.

    my bday is the 26th… this prize would be a good gift too! (HINT HINT 🙂

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  322. Brandy
    August 15, 2012 at 10:57 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog, it is so positive! The most unique gift I have received on a birthday must be my running shoes.

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  323. Colleen B.
    August 15, 2012 at 10:57 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!!
    My most unique birthday gift would have to be a can of fix-o-flat from a boy I had been dating a few months…romantic right? 😀

    Hope you have a fabulous birthday!

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  324. Sarah
    August 15, 2012 at 10:58 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! Since my birthday is on leap year, I once received a shirt with a handprint on it to represent my “fifth” birthday (it was actually my twentieth birthday). And I received a baby bottle when I turned “three” (seventh birthday). Oh the joys of being a leap year baby!

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  325. Amy
    August 15, 2012 at 11:07 am (9 years ago)

    Catherine, I can’t believe you’re only 23 – you are so beautiful and wise and have brought so much joy and aid to hundreds of readers. You inspire me daily.

    The most unique gift I’ve ever gotten for my birthday was an engraved stone in the entryway to Disneyland from my best friend – Disneyland is our favorite shared place in the world, and now we have a stone there that has both of our names on it!

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  326. sheena roetman
    August 15, 2012 at 11:08 am (9 years ago)

    here’s a copy of my tweet! twitter is @sheenalouise! “@sheenalouise: I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://t.co/tlJydI5k hope i win so i dont have to grocery shop for a while!” 😉

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  327. Mallory
    August 15, 2012 at 11:08 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! The most unique gift I’ve received was a kitchen aid mixer from my parents. I had wanted one for several years and absolutely love it!

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  328. Karen Chiang
    August 15, 2012 at 11:09 am (9 years ago)

    My “unique” gift I guess should be categorized as most meaningful was the Nikon D50 DSLR camera my cousin bought for me as a birthday/graduation gift when I finished college. It catapulted me into photography which I now love and have made a large part of my life 🙂

    Happy birthday!!! I hope you get some memorable and unique gifts!

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  329. Leigh
    August 15, 2012 at 11:11 am (9 years ago)

    This year I got a visit from my boyfriend and my very first multi-night backpacking trip in Glacier National Park. It was a joy and a challenge and getting to that trailhead on the last day was super rewarding!

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  330. Christina
    August 15, 2012 at 11:12 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! On my 16th birthday I received an orchid plant with exactly 16 bloomed flowers on it. My mom was so surprised because when she bought it the day before there were only 10 flowers. Have a wonderful day!

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  331. sheena roetman
    August 15, 2012 at 11:14 am (9 years ago)

    the most unique thing i’ve ever received for my birthday was an entire collection of native american literary magazines from the 60s and 70s! my friend heather just randomly found them outside the dumpster by her apartment (sounds weird but people always leave stuff outside the dumpsters that they think other people might want!) and she knew i am native american and that i’m a writer, so she snagged them & saved them for a birthday gift! little did she know i was working on a research paper about native writer’s and was going to have to spend a lot of money ordering copies of these literary magazines for research! it was all around just a perfect gift, in so many ways!

    i hope you have a wonderful birthday and receive something equally amazing!

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  332. Heather@DieteticSinners
    August 15, 2012 at 11:16 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unusual thing ever received on a birthday: Suave shampoo and conditioner.

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  333. danielle
    August 15, 2012 at 11:18 am (9 years ago)

    What an amazing giveaway!!!!

    I got air conditioner!! We were in a heatwave and I needed it 🙂

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  334. Amber
    August 15, 2012 at 11:21 am (9 years ago)

    So I have two answers – the most unique (as in weird) thing I got was a card from my grandma with a stick of gum in it on my 18th bday, and there was no explanation. The most unique (as in awesome) was a cupcake beanie that my friend Chris bought me for my 30th birthday, because I love to bake. He called around for days trying to find it and had to drive from Santa Monica to Riverside just to get it. I was so surprised that he did that.

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  335. Jessica Pope
    August 15, 2012 at 11:29 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday, Leo Girl!

    I received a memory book from my grandmother that details her entire life, from the 1950’s to this year, the year she lost my grandpa, her husband of 60 years. The book took her about a year to do and to read candidly about her life and realize that she was once a young girl, a young woman, and a young wife with the same struggles as I’ve had–that we’ve ALL had–was amazing. And her stories and pictures were hilarious. It’s the best gift I’ve ever gotten and I’ll cherish it forever. the gift of memory is something we take for granted and I’m so excited to share this with my daughter!

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

    Jessica

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  336. Lea
    August 15, 2012 at 11:30 am (9 years ago)

    For my 14th birthday my friend gave me a 15 year anniversary limited edition Beanie Baby. It is the cutest thing ever, but little did I know, my friend’s 15th birthday was the week before haha

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  337. Julia
    August 15, 2012 at 11:32 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CATHERINE!

    One time, my cousin and I were in a thrift shop and I stumbled across these soccer cleats that I really liked. They were almost brand spankin new, they were a perfect fit, and only five dollars!! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any money on me at the time, so we left the thrift store and I completely forgot about them. Six months later, my cousin sent me a package on my birthday. I opened it up and inside were those soccer cleats!! It was so nice of him to remember them so long after we first saw them :o) It was definitely a unique present that I’ll probably never forget :o)

    I hope all of your birthday wishes come true!

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  338. Amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 11:34 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! My most unusual birthday gifts were: a pair of men’s pants (apparently my mom intended them to go to my brother, wrapped them in birthday paper and then forgot who they were actually for), and one year White Rain shampoo and two rolls of paper towels (from my grandmother in law). At least that was fairly useful. I used the paper towels, and I think I used the shampoo on the dog.

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  339. Barefootcookingirl
    August 15, 2012 at 11:35 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!
    My husband bought be tickets to see John Denver in concert, even though he really hated him back then! And he went with me with no complaints! 🙂

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  340. Mariah
    August 15, 2012 at 11:35 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique (well unique to me)birthday present that I got would probably have to be my best friend/puppy Teddy! He is a tiny, precious and playful yorkie and I am crazy about him. I feed him all sorts of veggies and fruits and he LOVES IT! I treat him just as I would a child, he is spoiled beyond belief haha. Anyway there you have it! You’re amazing, love ya girly! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🙂

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  341. Christine
    August 15, 2012 at 11:40 am (9 years ago)

    I think the cowboy boots my sister got me for my 16th birthday was one of the most unique presents I have ever been given! And one of my favorites!

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  342. jill
    August 15, 2012 at 11:42 am (9 years ago)

    When we were dating my husband bought me a bathing suit + matching pool bag…it was only strange because we hadnt been together that long and it is a really personal item!

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  343. Holly
    August 15, 2012 at 11:45 am (9 years ago)

    I was given three boxes of cereal for my 19th birthday. All three were the same flavor too!

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  344. Linds
    August 15, 2012 at 11:47 am (9 years ago)

    Feliz cumpleanos!

    Hmmm…I think one of the most unique gifts I’ve ever received for my birthday was an alarm clock that looked like a big yellow box of Crayola crayons- I loved that thing!

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  345. Katelyn
    August 15, 2012 at 11:53 am (9 years ago)

    For my 19th birthday, I received a locket from my boyfriend (that’s not the original part, though kudos to him for remembering that I mentioned I really wanted one once about 6 months before). He used a sparkly Disney princess sticker to tape the locket inside an old copy of “The Clue of the Broken Locket”, a favorite of mine in the Nancy Drew series from when I was a kid!

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  346. Rachel D.
    August 15, 2012 at 11:53 am (9 years ago)

    My mom gave me a porcelain bunny that hold cotton balls where its tail is!

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  347. Sarah
    August 15, 2012 at 11:55 am (9 years ago)

    a Sushi dinner!

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  348. kelly
    August 15, 2012 at 11:57 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I recieved for my birthday was an album of my childhood pictures from my mom..and she never put ANYTHING into albums for me!!!!
    Happy birthday!!!

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  349. Brittany
    August 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy B-Day! Love, love your website!

    Most unique birthday gift: small plane ride sightseeing and trying to float a pencil without throwing up 🙂

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  350. Jessica
    August 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!

    I just recently (3 months in) moved on a whim to Charlotte, NC from Pittsburgh, PA for a job. I was having a rough time not being close to my friends and family and received a care package/early 25th birthday present from my friend of 12 years. It was full of treats and memento’s from the past 12 years of our friendship that I was surprised to see she had even kept, she even put together a scrapbook of all our crazy years together. She had also filled the box with treats to satisfy my sweet-tooth fix (candies and home-baked biscotti and lemon blueberry bread…LOVE anything lemon), as well as LEMON candles, tea, cupcake goodies to bake with, dry roasted edamame (nom!), and much more! I feel lucky to have such a great friend, regardless of how far we are from each other. I hope everyone has someone who knows them as well as my friend does and supports them. Anytime I need a pick me up or good laugh, I just look at the scrapbook she sent me now and chuckle at the innocence of childhood 🙂

    I hope you received something special/unique for your birthday from someone special in your life as well! Have a great day!

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  351. Christine
    August 15, 2012 at 12:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! or in Japanese: たんじょうびおめでとう!
    The most unique thing I’ve gotten for my birthday might be my Buzz Lightyear Comuni-cuff walkie talkies. They look just like Buzz Lightyear’s communicator/gauntlet! It’s probably the coolest thing I own haha (and the gift came complete with a Buzz Lightyear uniform looking t-shirt!)

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  352. Malissa
    August 15, 2012 at 12:15 pm (9 years ago)

    I have a hard time picking just one gift as UNIQUE! I think every year is filled with the unique people in my life, that want to celebrate my birthday with me!!!

    So I would have to say the most UNIQUE birthday gift is all my UNIQUE family and friends in my life that are with me in my LIFE!!!

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  353. Victoria
    August 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm (9 years ago)

    Favorite thing I received was last year for my 24th birthday. I am a volunteer youth pastor at this mega church for 7th grade girls. Sunday morning (the day of my birthday) they surprised me with treats and ran around the atrium/service with a sign that said “Happy Birthday Victoria” and this made me smile like no tomorrow. A group of 12 year old girls truly made my day.

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  354. Cindii
    August 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm (9 years ago)

    The most interesting thing I’ve received for my birthday were tickets to see Wicked. I love that musical. It was amazing and definitely a great present.

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  355. Staci Kesler
    August 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm (9 years ago)

    One of the most unique and yet great gifts I ever got for my birthday was my very own Dewalt Jigsaw! What fun to make wooden cutouts for our christmas display in the front yard…I made a 6ft tall Jack and Sally!

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  356. Kelly
    August 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!! The most unique gift for me was a jewled bracelet.

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  357. grace
    August 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday, Catherine! My husband gave a cooking class 1 year for my birthday, that was a nice surprise actually!

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  358. Somer
    August 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! When I was little I got a hamster for my birthday one year, I considered it a pretty awesome gift 🙂

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  359. Penelope Danielle
    August 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!!
    The craziest gift I ever received for my birthday was a half used can of Cheez Whiz from my best friend in the 3rd grade…when I asked her when she ate half and didn’t get me a full one at least…she said because no matter the “sticky situation” we get ourselves into I will always take half of it with you. I’m 25 yrs old and my best friend from elementary has never left my side!

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  360. Dana
    August 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY LADY!!! 23 is soooo much fun, I can’t even tell you!!! I’ve had some CRAZY birthdays… At 14 my Nana took me to “Gymboree” and told me that she expected a grandchild that year, then made me promise that there would be no babies before bachelors (bachelors degree that is) do that was pretty unique in experience alone. But my favorite of the unique gifts is one I got when I was 5… It was this plastic flower that when it was motion triggered would dance. It scared the pants off me when I got it, I think I cried for hours!!! But now I wish I had it still!!!! Take care and make this year a great one!!!

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  361. Margarita
    August 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! I am glad to have recently found your blog. On my 23rd birthday my then boyfriend (now my hubby) proposed to me on a dinner cruise in front of dozens of strangers =D Best day EVER! Besides our wedding of course lol…

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  362. Jessica
    August 15, 2012 at 12:54 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! You are pretty fantastic 🙂 My favorite birthday gift was a shiny new pink bike i got last year from the bf!

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  363. Jessica
    August 15, 2012 at 12:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Jessica Lynn ‏@jlynntoday
    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  364. Shannon
    August 15, 2012 at 12:59 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday!

    The craziest thing I received for my birthday was a clothes iron from my grandma! She has also given me Civil War History almost every other year

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  365. Kristen G.
    August 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm (9 years ago)

    For my 16th birthday I was at Disneyland and all of the characters and employees came and sang Happy Birthday to me in front of everyone! Definitely memorable! 🙂

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  366. Jo
    August 15, 2012 at 1:12 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique birthday gift I ever got was an old printing (not the original, maybe from the 1950’s though)of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (my all time favorite book!)with colored versions of the original illustrations and a faded hardbound cover in pretty pastels. (I think Alice started my bunny obsession btw!)

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  367. taylorday
    August 15, 2012 at 1:17 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!!

    This isn’t that unique but my favorite birthday gift EVER was for my 20th birthday, I received a Kitchen Aid Mixer!!! It’s unique because it is a beautiful light teal color! I love it so much 🙂

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  368. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I love birthdays! They are a big deal in my world 🙂 One year when I was in high school, my mom was going to college and had a test the night of my birthday so she couldn’t miss class so she decided to throw me a surpise birthday party at 7:30 in the morning before school started and all my friends showed up and I walked out in the living room with a toothbrush in my mouth and all my friends shouted “Surprise!” It was awesome! I think that was also the year that I recieved new pots and pans for my birthday. Pots and Pans are not a normal gift for a 17 year old. 🙂 I should have known then I was going to be a total foodie for life 🙂

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  369. Julie
    August 15, 2012 at 1:19 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday!

    The most unique birthday story/gift I have is….I was “kidnapped” and blindfolded by my friends on my 17th birthday where they took me to a local restaurant where they had the restaurant sing to me.

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  370. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 1:20 pm (9 years ago)

    Also, I’ve never been to a Trader Joe’s because there isn’t one in my region 🙁 I would love to win the prize because there is so much Trader Joe’s stuff in it!!! 🙂

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  371. Margo
    August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm (9 years ago)

    An egg poacher from Williams Sonoma from my best friends. I am obsessed with Poached eggs on multigrain toast with avocado 🙂

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  372. Amy Deakle
    August 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday to you!!! Hope everything goes well with your surgery.

    My most unique gift was a pickle in a box. My friend even put a bow on the pickle. I love pickles so I thought it was funny and unique.

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  373. HeatherC
    August 15, 2012 at 1:24 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! Pretty sure I’m going to really age myself here but when i turned 15 I got front row tickets to see New Kids on the Block in concert…. Sigh those were the days!! LOL

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  374. Olivia Adams
    August 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I hope you get lots of unique gifts on your big day. For my birthday, the most unique gift I was ever given was a vintage 80’s bicycle that I still use and love. Thanks for all your inspiration!

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  375. Melissa K
    August 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday, Beautiful Lady!!! The best B-day gift I have every received would have to be my youngest son. He was born 2 days before my 29th birthday.

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  376. Alison
    August 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm (9 years ago)

    My most unique birthday gift I recieved was from my dad. It was for my 16th birthday. Every year, up to 16, he drew a cartoon of me blowing out my birthday candles. He put it all together in a handmade paperbook – held together by strings! Was so sweet 😉

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  377. Crystal
    August 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! My best birthday present was an engagement ring and proposal from my now-husband. It was a surprise, and definitely something I won’t forget! Actually, that same day, my birthday, I got another present…my Master’s degree in counseling. Such a fun day! Hard to top that kind of birthday, lol. 🙂

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  378. Jamie
    August 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm (9 years ago)

    i once received a half-eaten bag of chili lime almonds from my grandmother…that says “birthday”, right?

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  379. Amber G.
    August 15, 2012 at 1:32 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! Its my birthday today too! I’m 22 today, yay!
    The most unique gift I’ve gotten is a Charlie Chaplin marionette puppet.

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  380. Kristen
    August 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm (9 years ago)

    Hope you have a very happy birthday! The best and most unique gift I’ve gotten was for my 16th birthday, and it was a dinner cruise for my friends, family, and I aboard a beautiful ship that went up and down the Delaware river. I loved it!

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  381. Courtney
    August 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Wow! What a generous give away. I don’t have instagram or twitter, so hopefully this one entry is lucky! I don’t know that I have ever gotten anything all that unique for my birthday…I have a crazy cousin who once sent me some old random buttons for my birthday “present”…does that count?!

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  382. Drea
    August 15, 2012 at 1:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday little bunny! I just discovered your blog today. Good work! I am newly motivated and inspired to prepare my meals more carefully. 🙂

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  383. Meg
    August 15, 2012 at 1:43 pm (9 years ago)

    I once got flowers delivered to me at work for my birthday…not all that unique, but very unexpected and unique for me because I had never gotten flowers delivered to me before!

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  384. Jessenia
    August 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm (9 years ago)

    This might not seem like much to any one else but the most amazing gift I received for my birthday was the company of my husband earlier this year when I turned 22. Cheesy I know but growing up my sister and I were truly spoiled brats and went to Disneyland every year for each of our birthdays on top of other materialistic gifts. My parents always tried to out do themselves every year working extremely hard to give us a life they didn’t have growing up themselves. My husband is currently a US Marine in the Infantry and is about to deploy again here shortly. Time is very precious to us and we are grateful for any time we have together. This year was the first birthday we have shared together in the past three years along with many other missed holidays. We ran away to his Nana’s house and just spent the weekend together hanging out:]

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  385. Jessenia
    August 15, 2012 at 1:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Hope you have an awesome Birthday btw and good luck tom 🙂

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  386. Sally
    August 15, 2012 at 1:49 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! My family loves to give me kitchen equipment (YAYYY!!), one year I got a juicer from my boyfriend (now husband), the next year a Kitchen Aid mixer from my Mom, and the next I got a Cuisnart food processor from my Dad. They must know I love to cook (and collect kitchen equipment)

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  387. Kristen
    August 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I ever received for my birthday was a rusty old chevy blazer for my 16th birthday. I wasn’t really expecting a car since I wouldn’t get my driver’s license for another week and since it didn’t look like what everybody else drove I was pretty excited.

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  388. Yi
    August 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm (9 years ago)

    I received 3 toy guns from 2 different uncles on my 14th birthday….It still puzzles me why they did it.

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  389. Melissa
    August 15, 2012 at 1:57 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!
    I think the most unique gift was a chia pet that my friend gave to me when I was in high school. I later gave it back to him for his birthday. I think we must have passed it back and forth for 5 years.

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  390. Antonella Brancacci
    August 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm (9 years ago)

    Haaaaaappy Birthdaaaaay!!!!
    For my birthday i received an Urban Segway Tour 🙂 It was super unique experience!

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  391. Amber
    August 15, 2012 at 2:06 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! weirdest gift I ever got would be a small doll (for a dollhouse) when I was 18 and didnt own a dollhouse! lol my cousin got one too..very weird.

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  392. Carrie
    August 15, 2012 at 2:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a fabulous 23rd!
    The weirdest present I ever got was this weird celestial print hooded blanket that made me look like an Ewok. It was from my mother. It made a great white elephant present that year :).

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  393. Erika
    August 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm (9 years ago)

    For my 13th Birthday I got a full-on, legit cash register…dont ask why, but I used to be obsessed with them haha

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  394. abby c
    August 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy BIrthday!

    one year for my birthday, i got a lavender colored knitted shawl complete with fringe. umm. yeah. no. lol

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  395. caileigh ryan
    August 15, 2012 at 2:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Most unique birthday present ever received was a “Birthday Girl” tiara to wear the whole day, which has not become a tradition in my family! 🙂

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  396. Alicia B
    August 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The craziest thing I’ve ever received would be….My diamond earrings!

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  397. caileigh ryan
    August 15, 2012 at 2:30 pm (9 years ago)

    Most unique birthday present was actually to myself and it was when I bought myself new hearing aids – practical and something new!

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  398. Alicia B
    August 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm (9 years ago)

    I tweeted “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 .”

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  399. Alexa
    August 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I received on my birthday was a Swarovski crystal pen with a Hello Kitty charm on it. My niece and nephew gave it to me so I can grade my students’ papers in style (I’m an English teacher).

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  400. Karen
    August 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The weirdest thing? I can’t really think of one now, but I know that my mther has given me underwear in front of my entire family before.

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  401. Kim
    August 15, 2012 at 2:33 pm (9 years ago)

    Such a great idea!!!

    The most interesting thing I got for a birthday gift…hm. Well, my favorite birthday gift was for my 20th birthday and my dad bought me a diamond ring – because he said he wanted to be the first man to buy me a diamond lol. I still wear it every day!

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  402. Kim
    August 15, 2012 at 2:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Kim @runnernurse1 I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

    Tweet tweet 🙂

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  403. Mollie
    August 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!! The strangest thing I’ve ever gotten for my bday was a Carmen Electra strip tease “exercise video”…although it wasn’t much exercise

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  404. Anya
    August 15, 2012 at 2:40 pm (9 years ago)

    My dad took me out on a Daddy Date for one of my birthdays as a teenager. My parents didn’t have a lot of money so they did special things that we’d remember fondly later.

    We went to the local grocery and my dad bought two things that I’d never had before that he had always loved: pickled eggs from the deli, and reddi whip! We didn’t want to wait to eat the eggs, so we ate them in the parking lot. Then on the drive home my dad pulls out the cans of reddi whip, opens one, tips it up and starts filling his mouth while he’s driving! It made me laugh so I did the same. We were laughing and spraying reddi whip in our mouths all the way home. When we got home and mom asked what we did I’m sure you can imagine the grossed out look on her face when we said we had pickled eggs and reddi whip 🙂

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  405. Michelle D.
    August 15, 2012 at 2:42 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique birthday present I ever received was a gluten free beer making kit! Whether or not I was able to make a tasty brew out of it is a different matter, but it was fun to try! 🙂 HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love your blog & recipes!!

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  406. Mel
    August 15, 2012 at 2:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy happy birthday!!

    The most unique thing I have ever received as a birthday present was a book of maps from my father. Usually my parents give a combined gift but one year he gave me an enormous, heavy, hard cover book of world maps – with no explanation!

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  407. ashley
    August 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm (9 years ago)

    I’ve gotten baskets of random things from my grandma, socks, a bracelet make of large cat charms, pencils …ect.

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  408. rachael
    August 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm (9 years ago)

    my most unique birthday gift was given to me on my 18th birthday – a song written to me by one of my brother’s friends. a little bizarre, but hilarious. i still have it on my ipod!

    happy birthday dear! 23 is a good one!
    xo rachael

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  409. Donna Porter
    August 15, 2012 at 3:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most interesting thing I ever received…hmm..my mother in law bought me wooden spoons that were painted like rabbits, complete with felt ears. LOL

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  410. Erin @ erinberries
    August 15, 2012 at 3:14 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I have ever received as a birthday gift was a stuffed animal frog in an angel’s dress. ….And I was 22. Wasn’t sure what to do with it.

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  411. Kevin
    August 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The weirdest thing I ever got was a 12-pack of cereal from my wife’s aunt 🙂

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  412. lisa
    August 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I’ve ever received was Fiesta Ware (plates, bowls, etc) as a 7TH GRADER. It’s wonderful to have now that I’m in college, but I seriously could not figure out why I was given it as a 7th grader. Definitely a unique gift for my age.

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  413. Asia
    August 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! (:

    The most unique gift I’ve ever received for my birthday was a summer vacation to Italy from my whole family. So amazing!

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  414. Latisha
    August 15, 2012 at 3:37 pm (9 years ago)

    The best thing I ever received for my birthday was a 1 week cruise with my friends.

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  415. Mallory W
    August 15, 2012 at 3:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!!!!!!! The weirdest thing i’ve ever gotten for my birthday was a wood burning kit from my boyfriend….So random lol 🙂

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  416. Dominique
    August 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! In high school my best friend got me a goldfish in a fishbowl to carry around all day on my 16th birthday 🙂

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  417. Christina G.
    August 15, 2012 at 4:02 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! My most unique present was from my boyfriend. We have now been together for 4 years, but my first birthday that we were together was only 2 weeks after we started dating. He got me all of my “favorites” that he knew of…my favorite dinner, favorite dessert, favorite movie, favorite book….even my favorite cereal!

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  418. Tracey
    August 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm (9 years ago)

    The most interesting thing I ever received for my birthday was my mini dishwasher!

    Oh, and, “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7” and I’m @Tracey_Phelps

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  419. Ariel
    August 15, 2012 at 4:08 pm (9 years ago)

    When I turned 5, my dad made me a dollhouse in his woodshop and my mom baked me a strawberry cake from scratch. Even though I was so young, it was really memorable!
    Happy Birthday, Catherine!

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  420. Lauren Anderson
    August 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I’ve gotten for my birthday would be tickets to go see the band from Rockstar: INXS back in 2005. I was obsessed with that show!

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  421. Bridget schmidt
    August 15, 2012 at 4:36 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday Catherine! I wish you a year of good health, prosperity and happiness. My best birthday present was a “diamond” necklace my then 5 year old bought at a kindergarten book sale. I still have it in my jewelry box – he is 26 now!

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  422. ajjackson
    August 15, 2012 at 4:52 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd! Not sure if it’s the craziest, but definitely the most memorable: on my 12th bday my mom got me a cake that looked like a giant cheeseburger! Complete with frosting fries, lettuce, tomato & pickle on the side!

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  423. brynnash
    August 15, 2012 at 4:53 pm (9 years ago)

    When I was in high school, I got a graphing calculator for my birthday 🙂

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  424. Stephanie Russell
    August 15, 2012 at 4:54 pm (9 years ago)

    My now husband gave me an electric toothbrush for my 25th birthday. Maybe not unique, just odd.

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  425. April
    August 15, 2012 at 4:55 pm (9 years ago)

    I think the most unique thing i received for my birthday was a fun little toy camera that takes photos with film that I had been wanting forever and my sister got it for me for my 18th birthday! I love that thing!

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  426. Rachel
    August 15, 2012 at 4:56 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! So how old are you in bunny years? 😀 I live on 15 acres and I guess you could say my family kind of has a hobby farm with goats, two ponies, chickens and of course cats and dogs. I never thought of myself as much of a farm girl but sure enough, a childhood friend thought overalls were the best birthday present ever for a nine year old. I got some good mileage out of those overalls none-the-less. Hope your birthday is full of happiness and health.

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  427. Madeline
    August 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm (9 years ago)

    last year for my birthday, my friends surprised me by squirting me all over with silly string and then i got about 10 different presents from the dollar store..including canned sausage, sardines, mens underwear and a kindergarten learning DVD. it’s our tradition for each other every year now:)

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  428. Michelle L
    August 15, 2012 at 5:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! I once received deodorant and have had a complex about body odor ever since!

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  429. Linda J
    August 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm (9 years ago)

    My sister gave me Michell Obama paperdolls………and I was in my 60’s. Never quite figured that one out!

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  430. Karen Brightwell
    August 15, 2012 at 5:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! When I was 5 years old we had my birthday party. I didn’t like my picture being taken so I thought if I closed my eyes they couldn’t take my picture. lol For all these years when we look thru family photos I am reminded of this. Complete with a milk mustache birthday cake and presents in the picture!

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  431. Mia A
    August 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    It may not be the most unique thing but it is definitely my most used birthday present to date: a Kindle! Seriously have not read a hardcopy book since

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  432. Michelle
    August 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm (9 years ago)

    My favorite birthday gift was probably a surprise potluck birthday party my roommate threw for me. I didn’t know it was all for my birthday until they brought out the cake and sang happy birthday…then made me give a speech in front of 40 of my classmates. Embarassing! But soo sweet!!!

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  433. Haley
    August 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm (9 years ago)

    My mom has given me cat treats for my cats and decorative paper towels because I always comment on how pretty hers are.

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  434. Erica Sarro
    August 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm (9 years ago)

    When I was little, I was obsessed with Peter Rabbit. I got a “Peter Rabbit” cake for my birthday! Complete with frosting lettuce plants, carrot plants, a pitchfork, and lots more, surrounded by an edible picket fence! 🙂

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  435. Haley
    August 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm (9 years ago)

    Haley Holmes ‏@HayhoMarie
    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  436. Rachel
    August 15, 2012 at 6:01 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday 😀 The most unique gift I ever gt was from my mom. It was a photography book signed by the author about Nebraska. She was so excited about and bragged for weeks that it was the most amazing gift. To this day I still don’t get it. Nebraska?

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  437. Carly
    August 15, 2012 at 6:09 pm (9 years ago)

    The weirdest gift I have every gotten was a bag full of stuff from the dollar store. It was a gag gift, but one of the most memorable. I am so glad to have found your blog. Happy Birthday!

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  438. Chelsea Ward
    August 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm (9 years ago)

    For my 21st birthday, my mum surprised me with tickets for us to see Elton John in Vegas! Best birthday surprise! I’ve also received that cookie butter for my birthday too! So much yum!

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  439. Becca
    August 15, 2012 at 6:16 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I received for my birthday was made by 2 of my sisters. They made me a tank top w my nieces and nephews handprints, names and ages! It is so cool I try not to wear it so much because their hand prints are so tiny and precious. I even saved the wrapping because the kiddies drew on the paper and the bag as well as wrote little “messages”! So cute! Hope you enjoy your birthday! 🙂

    http://instagr.am/p/OXj3OAkHZ7/

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  440. yvonnemarie
    August 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm (9 years ago)

    for my twenty first birthday my great aunt got me a barbie doll ( no joke ) she thought i was turning twelve she totally forgot how old i was by alot

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  441. yvonnemarie
    August 15, 2012 at 6:28 pm (9 years ago)

    this is my tweet from my blog account

    yvonne valladares ‏@yvonne131321

    “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 .
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  442. Lee
    August 15, 2012 at 6:41 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! For my 16th birthday I got a drum set because I wanted to be a bad a$$ female drummer. I played for about a week and then my older brother “borrowed” it.

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  443. Lee
    August 15, 2012 at 6:51 pm (9 years ago)

    I couldn’t figure out how to copy the twitter link :/

    (@lulinskas)
    8/15/12 9:44 PM
    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood bit.ly/Pcd8h7!

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  444. Jordan D
    August 15, 2012 at 6:58 pm (9 years ago)

    Amazing giveaway! The most unique thing I’ve ever received for my birthday was a cake fight at a surprise birthday party haha. Not exactly a gift, but I certainly received a frosted baked good in an interesting way lol

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  445. Lori E.
    August 15, 2012 at 7:10 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday, Catherine!!! I would say the most unique/crazy thing I got for my birthday was tools: a band saw, drill, and router when I was right around your age! Not your typical 20-something girls b-day gifts…
    I hope you enjoy your birthday! Thanks for sharing the fun with us! Your blog is extremely inspiring!

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  446. melani orzabal
    August 15, 2012 at 7:14 pm (9 years ago)

    An empty box…it was a mistake. They left the gift on the table at home lol.

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  447. Rebecca
    August 15, 2012 at 7:17 pm (9 years ago)

    I got a gift card to our local hot yoga studio/juice bar/fitness apparel shop/food bar called Breathe and I can go to 11 hot yoga classes with it 🙂

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  448. Rebecca
    August 15, 2012 at 7:23 pm (9 years ago)

    I instagrammed my favorite food (chipotle)! @rebeccaablock

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  449. Lilly
    August 15, 2012 at 7:25 pm (9 years ago)

    My parents took me to Egypt, and we had cake on the Nile. Have a great bday!

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  450. Ivy Grace
    August 15, 2012 at 7:32 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to win the best package ever!
    The most unique..or, well…silly gift I think I’ve gotten for my birthday was a lint roller and a pack of juicy fruit from my one of my best childhood friends when I turned 20.
    The most awesome unique gift my family gave me was a giant pig roast with a ton of people for my 18th birthday.
    Those are my two gifts of unique and awesome craziness.

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  451. Amanda
    August 15, 2012 at 7:43 pm (9 years ago)

    One of my close friends made me a blanket with strawberries on it and I use it every day. I got it 4 years ago and it’s still one of my favorite things I own.

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  452. Sarah Oaks
    August 15, 2012 at 7:50 pm (9 years ago)

    I received a picture of my daughter that my husband took. It was extra special because he never takes pictures! He even picked out her clothes and did her hair!

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  453. Shagah Zakerion
    August 15, 2012 at 7:52 pm (9 years ago)

    My best friends made me a pillow case with their faces on it. They are guys–i am a girl. It was weird but super awesome all at the same time!

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  454. Nicoleen Maldonado
    August 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm (9 years ago)

    the craziest/best gift i recieved was “the kit” from juice nashville.. a juice clense kit with 15 juices 3 almond milks and a cute carrying tote.

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  455. Bianka
    August 15, 2012 at 7:57 pm (9 years ago)

    Feliz cumpleaños!! Most unique gift was a pet guinea pig with a leash instead of a puppy when I was 8
    Loved him

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  456. Sam
    August 15, 2012 at 8:02 pm (9 years ago)

    When I was younger I asked for and received a metal detector and last year I received a medley of hot sauce 🙂

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  457. Shelby P.
    August 15, 2012 at 8:06 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy happy birthday!!! The most unique thing I got for my birthday was a ticket to my first concert, Madonna like a virgin tour.

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  458. lauren
    August 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm (9 years ago)

    homemade stocking hat…?

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  459. Robyn Allysse
    August 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!!
    Most unique gift: a WAM record

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  460. Amanda S
    August 15, 2012 at 8:14 pm (9 years ago)

    My most unique/interesting gift was a wooden lizard sculpture and a painting of a cow that my grandmother sent me. They were modeled after the ones that she had seen in her yard in Wyoming.

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  461. Anastasia L.
    August 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I ever received for my Birthday was a star that was named after me when I turned 18. A friend knew how much I love looking at the stars, and as his gift, named a star after me through the International Star Registry.

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  462. Haley Chiudina
    August 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm (9 years ago)

    For one year for my birthday my mom gave me curtains for her room.

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  463. Vanessa
    August 15, 2012 at 8:21 pm (9 years ago)

    My most unique present occured a couple of years ago when I friend gave me a “Panic Button”. I was really stressing about school and it was a big button like in the staples commercials that would say “Don’t panic, don’t panic, don’t panic, AHHHHHHHHHH”. It really helped to take the edge off 🙂 Also, I love that you say “crazy pants”! I say that all the time and have never heard anyone else use it!

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  464. Claire Frisk
    August 15, 2012 at 8:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Bun! Hope it is awesome 😀 I think the most unique thing I ever got for my birthday was a package of 6 dried squids… And this was when I was 12 xD. I didn’t realize they were for eating though and left them out… They ended up rotting ><

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  465. Hannah
    August 15, 2012 at 8:26 pm (9 years ago)

    First off, happy birthday! (: The most unique thing I’ve ever gotten for my birthday was a ukulele who I named Ursula!

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  466. Natalie
    August 15, 2012 at 8:31 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!! Best gift I’ve received was a Betty Crocker cookbook from my grandmother.

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  467. alice
    August 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm (9 years ago)

    last birthday, i got like 5 jars of peanut butter and a huge bag of peanut m&ms because my friends knew my OBSESSION with peanut butter!

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  468. alice
    August 15, 2012 at 8:40 pm (9 years ago)

    tweeted!

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  469. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique present I ever got for my birthday was a sulfur credit! I study environmental science in college and one of my friends bought me a sulfur credit off the cap and trade market thus no one can emit that sulfur into the air as a pollutant! Being a Southern California girl too, its great to know I’m preventing a little bit of that smog! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You have been such an inspiration and I hope to follow in your food steps of healthy eating!

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  470. Casey
    August 15, 2012 at 8:43 pm (9 years ago)

    Back when CD players were new, one of those! Since I was an awkward, middle school age, my parents just gave me a few random CDs. Didn’t appreciate the Disco one till later, but that thing was sweet!

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  471. Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm (9 years ago)

    I just got a twitter so I could do this second post! = )

    1m Meg P ‏@Jsmith4590
    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7
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  472. Molly
    August 15, 2012 at 8:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Most unique/awesome gift? I’d have to say a giant disney princess coloring book from my best friends. Hmm…or a trip to Florida to swim with dolphins! (The second one probably takes the cake!)

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  473. Rebecca L.
    August 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unusual thing I ever got for my birthday… I lived in an apartment without a dishwasher and I am a horribly undomesticated creature so every dish I had was in the sink and starting to grow its own ecosystem. And so my boyfriend at the time decided that he would wash my dishes. And it was the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER.

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  474. RosannaC
    August 15, 2012 at 8:51 pm (9 years ago)

    One year, I got earrings for my birthday from my best friend…and I don’t have my ears pierced!

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  475. Jen Glover
    August 15, 2012 at 8:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! My most memorable gift was when my husband took me to Italy for my birthday!

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  476. Nicole
    August 15, 2012 at 9:15 pm (9 years ago)

    When I was in the 5th grade, my friends teamed up together and bought me a parakeet! This lead the way to various critters as gifts over the next few years: a pair of mice, fish, etc.

    P.S. Happy Birthday!!

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  477. ella
    August 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I have received for my birthday was a strange cartoon bobblehead. I had no idea what to do with it!

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  478. Jana
    August 15, 2012 at 9:37 pm (9 years ago)

    My most unique b-day present was a serenade by a mariachi band on my 16th b-day.

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  479. gabby
    August 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm (9 years ago)

    I received a gumball machine for a birthday one year.

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  480. Nely Barger
    August 15, 2012 at 9:43 pm (9 years ago)

    HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I think the most unique birthday gift I have gotten is a half used bottle of perfume!! I ended up loving the scent and finished the bottle!!!

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  481. Ashley
    August 15, 2012 at 9:47 pm (9 years ago)

    the most odd/interesting/unique thing i ever received for my birthday was that carrot stuffed animal from ikea that is pictured in your banner!! My boyfriend thought it looked funny so he bought it for me LOL

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  482. Shelly Little
    August 15, 2012 at 9:57 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I have ever received was a black tank top with my nickname (Bean) designed with sweet flowers hand painted in bleach from my BFF.

    Hope your birthday was sweet!

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  483. Megan B.
    August 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm (9 years ago)

    In the beginning of my foodie identity, a friend got me an avocado cookbook because I am OBSESSED with food and avocados 🙂

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  484. Jennifer Hansen
    August 15, 2012 at 10:21 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!
    One of my favorite bday gifts I ever received was the Sound of Music DVD from my great-grandma! I loooove that movie, and it’s so much easier to watch now rather than the old 2 tape VHS set.
    Thanks for offering us a gift on your bday! How kind of you 🙂

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  485. Maddy
    August 15, 2012 at 10:24 pm (9 years ago)

    What a generous giveaway! Happy Birthday! My most memorable gift was my most recent birthday, 16! I got a car!

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  486. Jamie
    August 15, 2012 at 10:30 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday:) The most unique thing I ever received for my birthday was a painting that one of my friends did for me! It is beautiful:)

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  487. Amy
    August 15, 2012 at 10:44 pm (9 years ago)

    My mom is one of the craziest gift-giver so I’ve gotten a bunch of very “unique” presents, but my favorite would probably be the year she gave me a costco-sized jar of pickles. It was amazing, pickles are my favorite!

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  488. Christine
    August 15, 2012 at 11:15 pm (9 years ago)

    the weirdest thing i’ve probably ever gotten for my birthday was a deep fryer when i was in second grade.

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  489. Chalayn
    August 15, 2012 at 11:40 pm (9 years ago)

    Hmm… the most unique present I remember getting for my birthday was when I was 12 and got a hamster wheel for my hedgehog. Not my favorite present, but possibly the most “unique”. 🙂

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  490. Rachel
    August 16, 2012 at 12:40 am (9 years ago)

    First of all Happy Birthday!! Best, most creative, & most unique birthday gift was a check from my Grandmother. But not a check for cash, a check for unlimited hugs, kisses and love, made out to me on her personal check, written in pink ink, decorated with birthday stickers and signed by “Grandma Punky”. What a great gift for any little girl and still my favorite gift!

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  491. Leslie
    August 16, 2012 at 12:55 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Catherine! You are an inspiration and a gift to this world!
    The most unique birthday gift I’ve receive was a glow-in-the-dark toy hatchet, a pack of sharpies and a snickers from my dad this year.

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  492. Annie
    August 16, 2012 at 3:41 am (9 years ago)

    I received my own rabbit food for my birthday – in the shape of a 1.5 “carrot/karat” diamond from my fiance when he proposed. One of my best presents ever!

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  493. Olivia Hartman
    August 16, 2012 at 4:31 am (9 years ago)

    Two adirondak chairs from the love of my life. So when were old and retired these are what were going to sit in and watch the world.

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  494. Debbie S
    August 16, 2012 at 5:25 am (9 years ago)

    HBD! The most unique birthday gift was Richard Petty’s Nascar Driving School. I got to drive a race car around Charlotte Motor Speedway.

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  495. Danielle S
    August 16, 2012 at 6:05 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!

    The most unique gift I was ever given was for my past birthday – in January…was my 25th bday. Literally ALL my family and friends got together and totally surprised me for my bday. I got so emotional because I got to spend my special day with all the people I love!

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  496. Ali
    August 16, 2012 at 6:11 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! my tweet: “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood” and this is my twitter: https://twitter.com/ajaebster

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  497. Sara Strauss
    August 16, 2012 at 6:12 am (9 years ago)

    Hi! Happy bday, Catherine!!! The most unique thing I got was from my mom! She knitted me a blanket with various shades of purple!
    ~Sara

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  498. Ali
    August 16, 2012 at 6:13 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique birthday present I ever received was a cd of piano rags. I loved it, but it was definitely unique.

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  499. Jackie
    August 16, 2012 at 6:28 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! The most unique birthday gift I was ever given was actually only unique because of it’s wrapping. It was a cd player wrapped in a feed sack by my lovely brother!

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  500. Ryo
    August 16, 2012 at 7:00 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I just turned 21 this month, and my husband got me a Waterford Crystal Lilly! ^_^

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  501. Holly
    August 16, 2012 at 7:01 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique thing I’ve ever received for my birthday was a trip to London from my mom when I turned 17. To this day it’s my favorite trip I’ve taken!

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  502. Danita
    August 16, 2012 at 7:14 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! Mine’s coming up soon, too 🙂
    The most unique gift I’ve received (or at least most memorable) was a GIANT tickle-me-Elmo. Seriously, he was huge. And a guy gave it to me for my 17th birthday – not 7th, but 17th. Haha, I think he’s still in my old high school bedroom at my parents’ house.

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  503. Sandra
    August 16, 2012 at 7:17 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! This year I received a fish serving fork from my mom. But I don’t eat fish.

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  504. Heather
    August 16, 2012 at 7:18 am (9 years ago)

    One year for my bday my boyfriend bought me a trip to Colorado for snowboarding! =)

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  505. Abby T
    August 16, 2012 at 7:40 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!!! The most unique thing I received for my birthday was a piece of my boyfriend’s baby blanket! It was odd but so sweet. He wanted me to have part of something from his past! 🙂

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  506. Tanner Martin
    August 16, 2012 at 7:45 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! Although it’s not the healthiest gift, my mom bought me a Hostess Twinkie maker for my 14th birthday! 🙂

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  507. Tanner Martin
    August 16, 2012 at 7:50 am (9 years ago)

    I couldn’t figure how to get a URL for just that tweet, so here’s a link to my Twitter profile!
    https://twitter.com/TannerMartinn

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  508. Abby T
    August 16, 2012 at 7:50 am (9 years ago)

    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  509. Hunter
    August 16, 2012 at 7:51 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I would say when I turned 16 I received a mother daughter trip to Eureka Springs, AR for spa treatments 🙂

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  510. Brandi
    August 16, 2012 at 7:52 am (9 years ago)

    It’s always a great birthday when I get handmade cards/pictures from my babies. =)

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  511. Lela
    August 16, 2012 at 7:55 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! The most unique gift I have received was a fleece blanket with a collage of pictures of my friend and I on it.

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  512. Mila
    August 16, 2012 at 8:00 am (9 years ago)

    Freshman year of college, my high school friends put together a package, with an Indian scarf – I’m addicted to those – a keychain of a cheongsam and a card signed by over fifty people ^^

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  513. Brandi
    August 16, 2012 at 8:06 am (9 years ago)

    Not sure how to get the Instagram link {still trying to figure out the whole thing…} but my user name is chasing_saturn, and the picture is up there.

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  514. Elisabeth
    August 16, 2012 at 8:14 am (9 years ago)

    This year, my husband bought me one of those super expensive Asian rice cookers. It’s amazing and I love it.

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  515. Mina Adame
    August 16, 2012 at 8:25 am (9 years ago)

    I think my most unique birthday was from my boyfriend at the time. He sung and played a song he had written especially for me on his guitar. The best part of it all was every line rhymed! Keep in “Mina” is not an easy name to rhyme with.

    Very cheesy but it was definitely a very sweet and unique birthday to remember.

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  516. Lauren
    August 16, 2012 at 8:30 am (9 years ago)

    Happy bday! This year I received an old Polaroid from the 50s! LOVE!

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  517. Stacy
    August 16, 2012 at 8:33 am (9 years ago)

    One of the most unique gifts I’ve received is unicorn head corncob holders, as seen here: http://www.fluxshop.se/blog/unicorn-corn-holders/

    Cute, eh?!

    P.S. I hope your 23rd birthday was full of all things wonderful and sparkly, Catherine!

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  518. Darbi
    August 16, 2012 at 8:33 am (9 years ago)

    In college, my roommate picked up a plastic cupcake (sprinkles and all) from the airport. Since she was out of town, she wanted to give me something but just didnt have time:)

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  519. Rebecca
    August 16, 2012 at 8:39 am (9 years ago)

    The craziest thing i ever got was a necklace from my dad that says brat haha

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  520. lissie
    August 16, 2012 at 8:55 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift i’ve ever received was a quilt my Great-Great Grandmother had made. it’s made of old dress scraps and is bright, colorful, and so special to me. It is by far my most valued birthday gift!

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  521. Michele
    August 16, 2012 at 9:00 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I ever received was from my husband – he commissioned a friend to draw a cartoon character of me as “Birthday Princess”. It sounds sappy, but it was really thoughtful and very well done. He’s a great guy! And Happy Birthday to you!

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  522. Stephanie
    August 16, 2012 at 9:05 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!
    The most unique item that I got for my birthday was my fiancé’s grandma’s ring! It’s so gorgeous and stunning in the simplest way.

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  523. Andrea
    August 16, 2012 at 9:06 am (9 years ago)

    I really got into cooking last year and my parents gave me a cast iron skillet for my 24th birthday.

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  524. Allison
    August 16, 2012 at 9:10 am (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday!
    The most unique birthday gift I’ve received was actually given to me this year by my husband for my 24th birthday in April. I’m a big Elvis fan and he gave me an old vinyl record, “Elvis Forever.” It was so sweet, but now he has to get me a record player!
    Thanks for sharing your story with everyone and enjoy your birthday to the max!

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  525. Sarah
    August 16, 2012 at 9:11 am (9 years ago)

    I got the BEST pound puppy ever for my fourth birthday!

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  526. Sara Yoder
    August 16, 2012 at 9:19 am (9 years ago)

    I think the most unique gift I received was for this past birthday. One of my co-workers got me one of those Kit-Cat clocks for my desk at work. While a great gift on its own, the fact that she (I named her Felicia) was bright pink and sported eyelashes and a pearl necklace makes me laugh every time I walk into my office. Here is a link: http://bit.ly/NscNIi
    I’ve gotten tons of positive comments on her!

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  527. Catherine
    August 16, 2012 at 9:24 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday fellow Catherine with a C!

    Most unique and best birthday gift I got was a Stand Up Paddleboard. In my quest to find physical fitness nirvana I have tried many many things…and fell in love with (not off of, whew)stand up paddleboarding.

    If you’re ever up north let me know…we’ll go “SUP’ing” 😀

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  528. Randi
    August 16, 2012 at 9:34 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I’ve ever received was an ice scraper for my car. And, by unique, I mean terrible.

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  529. Lauren
    August 16, 2012 at 9:37 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Catherine! You are an amazing inspiration and I absolutely love your blog!

    The most unique gift I got for my birthday was a diamond heart necklace from my boyfriend. I love it because it matches everything and always lets me feel close to him even when we’re not together.

    I hope you had an AMAZING birthday. You deserve it!!

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  530. Lauren
    August 16, 2012 at 9:47 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite food is melon and blueberries together. YUM!
    Here’s my Instagram post: http://instagram.com/p/OZWeWTRwOT/
    I hope I win! This would be amazing as I don’t have many of these foods in my area at all.

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  531. Lauren
    August 16, 2012 at 9:50 am (9 years ago)

    My twitter comment appeared not to go through so here it is again.
    https://twitter.com/laurenrshaber
    Here’s what I posted: “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7.”
    Sorry if this goes through twice! It’s not showing up in the comments, but feel free to delete it if it did post 2 times.

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  532. Sam H
    August 16, 2012 at 9:54 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! One of the most unique gifts I ever received was a turquois necklace that my grandfather made my grandmother during his station in WWII. He even made the chain!

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  533. Arielle
    August 16, 2012 at 10:00 am (9 years ago)

    Earplugs!

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  534. Alana Williams
    August 16, 2012 at 10:16 am (9 years ago)

    A few years ago for my birthday, I got a Cooler Scooter, which is exactly what it sounds like, a Scooter made out of a cooler for drinks! The best part is that you can open up the seat and take out a cold drink on a hot day. My mom has talked about going into business with our cooler scooter and zooming around parks or concerts selling healthy snacks or drinks to people who’d rather nosh on a nut bar than a corn dog. =) Here’s a picture of a cooler scooter:
    http://www.coolerscooterdirect.com/cooler%20scooter%20angled%20view.jpg

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  535. Emily Headden
    August 16, 2012 at 10:23 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!
    The most unique gift is a tie between my 17th birthday (Golden birthday, as my birthday is march 17th) and my 18th birthday!
    For my 17th birthday I will always remember receiving a remote control car after it was used in my spanish class to ask me to prom! What a wonderful gift!
    For my 18th birthday, I received a diamond bracelet from my parents, a luxury I am nowhere near used to getting. The best part was that it had aquamarine in it as well, my birthstone. I plan on someday wearing it at my wedding as my “something blue”.
    The world is so good to me 🙂

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  536. Leanne
    August 16, 2012 at 10:24 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! I hope you had a wonderfully fabulous day! I think my most unique gift has to be some “good dirt” for my garden!! Yep, I’m my happiest when I get to play in my garden:o)

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  537. Sadie
    August 16, 2012 at 10:27 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine! The most unique present I ever received on my birthday was when I was 12 years old and my parents surprised me by getting me a beautiful acoustic guitar to start the rock band I had been envisioning myself in since I saw ‘Josie and the Pussycats’. I may have upgraded to a bigger guitar but the original is still hanging on my wall!

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  538. Sadie
    August 16, 2012 at 10:31 am (9 years ago)

    ‏@SadieSutter: “I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

    twitter entry 🙂

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  539. Claire
    August 16, 2012 at 10:35 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday, Catherine! Hope it’s grrreat!

    The most unique gift I ever received was for my 18th birthday. My mom gave me a ring that was passed down to her by her great aunt when she was 18. It’s the most beautiful and meaningful gift and I can’t wait to pass it down to my daughter or granddaughter one day 🙂

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  540. Melanie
    August 16, 2012 at 10:46 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!
    Several years ago on my birthday I grabbed my beach chair and my favorite book to head to the beach. I stopped at a bistro and treated myself to a delicious lunch to take with me. Id didn’t cost much, but it was the best birthday!

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  541. Catherine
    August 16, 2012 at 11:01 am (9 years ago)

    For my 21st birthday, I insisted I did not want the traditional alcohol related debauchery (that’s just not my style) and that I wanted friends and family to keep in mind I am still a kid at heart. They rose to the challenge and surpassed all my expectations! The decor for breakfast was Hello Kitty, I received a Tigger pillowpet and a trip to the zoo from my boyfriend, a Disneyland Season Pass from my boyfriend’s parents (omgilovedisneyland) and my parents allowed me to rescue a stray kitten (who is now 15 pounds!) His name is Poe and he is the weirdest most wonderful goofball ever. IT WAS AWESOME! Not only were the gifts unique and precisely what I wanted, but the sentiment and love of my family for my quirks fed my inner child and chased away adult woes with the reminder that even if you grow older, you never have to grow up 🙂

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  542. Lidia
    August 16, 2012 at 11:15 am (9 years ago)

    HAPPIEST of Birthdays, Catherine! Hope 23 is the best one yet!

    Hmm, when I was 14 my neighbor gave me a neon green bra that was wayy too big for me…I guess that was unique in the most awkward of ways!

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  543. Tracy Hutchins
    August 16, 2012 at 11:16 am (9 years ago)

    I hope you have an amazing Birthday! Thanks for including us in your celebration with this give away.

    My most unique birthday gift was when I turned 18, I was surprised and given a moon walk for a day. You know the huge blow up plastic castles you see at carnivals you can jump in~ I am such a little kid at heart. I had a blast!

    I reposted~ I wasn’t able to see if my first post was reviewed and posted. Didn’t want to miss out on a chance to win this prize 🙂

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  544. Jessica
    August 16, 2012 at 11:26 am (9 years ago)

    The most unique birthdya gift I have recieved was a trip to Vegas from my parents for my 21st birthday!

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  545. Courtney
    August 16, 2012 at 11:28 am (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! It’s probably a tie b/w random flea market finds (cassette tapes of international hip hop groups, jewelry, etc.)and when I was little I got my first pup, a darling Bichon Frise!

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  546. Tracy Hutchins
    August 16, 2012 at 11:31 am (9 years ago)

    Here is my instagram of my favorite food~
    http://instagr.am/p/OW5lraMeaq/ @RabbitFoodForMyBunnyTeeth and hashtag#RFFMBT23

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  547. Debbie Chiong
    August 16, 2012 at 11:31 am (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday Catherine!
    This year I turned 30, and I also just completed my masters. As a combined birthday and graduation gift, my family all chipped in and bought me a shiny red Kitchen-Aid mixer. They said, “We wanted you to have something really special, and something we know you’d use.” 🙂

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  548. Melissa Bentley
    August 16, 2012 at 11:58 am (9 years ago)

    I received a door mat from my husband for my birthday one year! Yikes!

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  549. Madie Fiedler
    August 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm (9 years ago)

    When I was 12, my parents re-did my entire room for my birthday while I was at school! They even replaced the ballerina wallpaper, haha. It was the best and biggest surprise I’ve ever gotten, especially for a birthday! 🙂

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  550. Janna
    August 16, 2012 at 12:20 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! One year when I was younger all I wanted for my birthday was ice cream sandwiches, so that is what I got from my grandparents 🙂

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  551. Amy McKee
    August 16, 2012 at 12:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! Love your site! Last year I moved cross-country, the moving company stole everything I owned the most painful of which was all of the pictures of my children! This year for my birthday in May, my sisters & mom gathered all of the pictures of my kids through the years that they could find and had a book made for me 🙂

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  552. Amy McKee
    August 16, 2012 at 12:58 pm (9 years ago)

    I tweeted

    Amy Lynn‏@aljm71

    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  553. sugar
    August 16, 2012 at 1:11 pm (9 years ago)

    I usually get running shoes or ipods 🙂 my hubby encourages my working out.my hubs made me a cake and dinner last year. that was so unusual lol! he never cooks! ever.

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  554. Megan Hinson
    August 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique (and best) gift I’ve ever gotten was finding out that I was expecting the morning of my birthday! Hard to beat that!! 😉

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  555. Kee
    August 16, 2012 at 1:31 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift that I ever received was a handmade cow plushie from a friend.

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  556. Tina McPherson
    August 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm (9 years ago)

    I once received a balloon from my dad for my birthday. Hmmmm ok, thanks….weird. About 2 weeks later he asked if I popped that balloon……Uh no, why? Just pop it an see! Well I did and it was a roll of $1’s, 50 of them! I almost tossed that puppy!

    Tina

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  557. Megan Hinson
    August 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm (9 years ago)

    Here’s my instagram: http://instagr.am/p/OZwsvHhEuV/. Oh I hope I win!! Just had a baby and it’s time to get back in shape. 😉

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  558. Michelle
    August 16, 2012 at 1:48 pm (9 years ago)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

    2 years ago when I was very pregnant with my second child, my 4 yr old son decided he wanted to pick out a present for me all by himself. After shopping with daddy he very proudly handed me my present. It was a very low cut black bathing suit that had a tag on it which said (which he couldn’t read) “slimming”. To top it off it was about 3 sizes 2 small. It still cracks us up to this day.

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  559. kristy m
    August 16, 2012 at 1:59 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday Catherine!! Hope you had a great one full of all of the best treats.

    My most unique birthday present was a perfect vegetarian brunch at Greens restaurant in San Francisco with a view of the Golden Gate Bridge…really magical 🙂

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  560. Alexis Bystedt
    August 16, 2012 at 2:00 pm (9 years ago)

    The most unique gift I have received for my birthday was a fake squid fishing lure in a jar from one of my friends. I am still not sure what to think of that one… though I did keep it!

    Happy Birthday!

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  561. Sydney
    August 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm (9 years ago)

    When I was in middle school, a guy that liked me (the feeling wasn’t mutual) showed up at my party with a dozen roses and 20 bucks! Happy birthday!!

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  562. Alexis Bystedt
    August 16, 2012 at 2:04 pm (9 years ago)

    Luck Dawg ‏@LuckDawgInc

    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7 Happy Birthday, Catherine! Love your site!

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  563. Jenny
    August 16, 2012 at 2:13 pm (9 years ago)

    For my 21st birthday my friends got me a beta fish in a hot pink martini glass. In keeping with the alcohol theme I named him Bourbon.

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  564. Julia Catherine
    August 16, 2012 at 2:29 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy 23rd Birthday!!!

    For my 17th birthday, around the time I got my first car, I received a car trunk safety kit from my mom’s boyfriend. It came complete with tools, a flashlight, and even flares…. Every high school girl’s dream birthday gift 🙂

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  565. jeanne
    August 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! The most unique gift I’ve received is concert tickets. Not crazy unique but it’s true Haha. Thanks for the giveaway! Seriously killer prize!

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  566. clara
    August 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I oddest gift I got for my birthday was a hairdryer from my husband. Yes I needed a new one but I didnt want one as a birthday gift!!

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  567. Beth McCarthy
    August 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday!!! I never get something unusual…….so maybe a bed my mom bought as my housewarming/birthday gift?!?!

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  568. Heather
    August 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy, day late, birthday! I love your blog. I’m not usually the unique gift recipient, but the gift giver… A surprise party for my 18th birthday was not really unique, but it was awesome and my friends pulled it off right in front of my face (kinda funny) and I was TOTALLY surprised =)

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  569. Brianna
    August 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique “gift” I ever received was a gray hair on my 20th birthday… Happy Birthday to me! My 27th will be this Sunday, so hopefully it’ll get better. 🙂

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  570. Blake D.
    August 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday. I love your blog! The most unique thing I have been given for my birthday was a pair of mason jar glasses (with handle) from my husband. I love them!

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  571. Conni Christensen
    August 16, 2012 at 5:03 pm (9 years ago)

    HOPPY BIRTHDAY! Okay, when my daughter turned 6, my parents (her grandma & grandpa) gave her a Dragon Fruit! That’s it! She loves fruit and healthy food, but even Hannah couldn’t hold back the tears after an hour or so. Ever since then, she hasn’t been able to eat Dragon Fruit and she’s 11 now.
    Looking forward to trying some of your recipes … great job!

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  572. Amy W.
    August 16, 2012 at 5:07 pm (9 years ago)

    On my 24th birthday, I got engaged! By far the best birthday yet. 🙂

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  573. Amy W.
    August 16, 2012 at 5:08 pm (9 years ago)

    My twitter entry:

    Amy Walker ‏@aewalker

    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  574. Heather
    August 16, 2012 at 5:24 pm (9 years ago)

    Just tweeted =) …
    Heather ‏@Heather0910

    I entered Catherine’s 23rd Birthday Giveaway via @EatRabbitFood http://bit.ly/Pcd8h7

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  575. Gabby
    August 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!! My most unique gift was some uhm… a pair of a certain type of red high heels from my boyfriend (now husband).

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  576. Kristen
    August 16, 2012 at 5:35 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy belated birthday!!!

    So I asked my mom, “What’s the weirdest thing you ever got me for my birthday??”

    She replied, “A girdle… Oh no wait that was my mother.”

    We laughed over that one. But this past birthday my friends got me a cupcake gift basket of sorts with cupcake pjs, cupcake rubber spatulas, cupcake decorating tools etc. It was pretty funny and we made cupcakes for days!

    P.S. i LOVE the brownie recipe… i would LOVE a healthy cake recipe (if such a thing exists!)

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  577. Catherine
    August 16, 2012 at 6:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy late Birthday Catherine!!! The most unique present I ever received would have to be my pet turtle, spuds!!! He was given to me by my best friend Claire, and he is the cutest little guy ever!

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  578. Jesika
    August 16, 2012 at 6:38 pm (9 years ago)

    HAAAAPPPPYYY BIRTHDAY (yesterday)!!!!!!! The most unique gift (and after 26 years, it’s STILL my faaaaaaavorite) I ever received was from my Grandmother when I was 3….it’s a cassette tape that has one song on it. It’s a guy with a silly voice and all these “animals” that are supposed to be from outer space singing Happy Birthday to me. Yes, to me; Jesika. I thought it was AWESOME then and I STILL think it’s awesome. Completely ridiculous (if you heard the lyrics) but awesome, nonetheless. It’s the ONLY reason I still own a stereo with a tape deck. Just to use it once a year. <3

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  579. Sarah Kate
    August 16, 2012 at 6:45 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday! One year for my birthday my uncle gave me a petrified butterfly in a plastic box…a little too much silence of the lambs. We all still laugh about it to this day!

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  580. Courtney K.
    August 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm (9 years ago)

    The most precious and unique birthday gift I have ever received was on my 16th birthday. My mother gave me an ornate gold ring with the most gorgeous purple colored stone. I am grown now and moved far away, and whenever I wear the ring it makes me feel a little closer to home.

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  581. Jamie H.
    August 16, 2012 at 6:59 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy late birthday, Catherine! My most unique birthday gift was a tiny baby goat when I was a little girl :).

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  582. Krissy Massagli
    August 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday!
    The most unique gift I have ever received was a handmade set of pillows spelling my name “Krissy”

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  583. Drea
    August 16, 2012 at 7:27 pm (9 years ago)

    A home made birthday cake with a mini sign that said happy birthday cut out on tooth picks. It took a lot of time and was so sweet 🙂

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  584. sara
    August 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm (9 years ago)

    I got a handmade necklace. 🙂

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  585. Consuelo
    August 16, 2012 at 8:05 pm (9 years ago)

    I received a gorgeous ring from my father. It was an amethyst stone with a diamond on each side (3 stones all together). Unfortunately, however, it was a little too big and slipped off my finger while I was swimming at the lake. :/ But I have always and will always love that ring.

    Happy Birthday Catherine! <3

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  586. Addie
    August 16, 2012 at 8:25 pm (9 years ago)

    the most unique gift I received for my birthday was a 5 lb. bag of swedish-fish! …Not exactly bunny food!

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  587. Julie
    August 16, 2012 at 8:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy birthday and thanks for the inspiration! I remember getting a pair of wool knee socks from my grandma many years ago…thought it was a wierd gift but I still have them.

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  588. Megan
    August 16, 2012 at 9:02 pm (9 years ago)

    And last but not least- post number 3!!! I always use this for my Toast Tuesday inspired breakfasts!

    http://instagram.com/p/OajWyqSEEK/

    Hope the surgery went well!

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  589. grace
    August 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm (9 years ago)

    i got a surprise party & a trip to washington dc this year! not a bad birthday…. 😉

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  590. Maia Fryer
    August 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm (9 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! The most unique gift I have recieved was a home-made collage of pictures of myself and my bestfriend from when we met in first grade to when we graduated highschool. Still friends till this day.

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  591. Lorissa
    August 18, 2012 at 11:47 am (9 years ago)

    Happy belated birthday! Hope it was awesome:)

    Great giveaway by the way, all these things are things I would absolutely loooooooove!

    And the weirdest thing I ever got for my birthday was a giant muffin….not complaining though;) and one year my best friend made me a book with reasons to love me hahah

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  592. betsy
    August 19, 2012 at 10:05 am (9 years ago)

    A great day on the beach in Hawaii two years ago.

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  593. Breanne
    August 20, 2012 at 11:43 pm (9 years ago)

    My most unique and most fun birthday gift was a tent camping trip at San Elijo State Beach. 🙂

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