Surprisingly, most of my interesting and useful gifts came from my boyfriend's family. I've never had my interests taken to heart so wonderfully by an outside party before, so I really cherish these gifts:
A vintage style dress form that has found a very happy home in my bedroom. I love it. <3
A dress form shaped pin cushion. How cute!
More pins, of which you can never have enough!
A great smelling cinnamon candle! <3
Lots of food goodies. Very nice. ^_~
Spirited Away on DVD. The Japanese audio is decidedly superb!
A gift card to a fabric shop!
And a very nice jewelry rack.
This is how it looks hanging on the wall and taking some (ab)use!