My husband has given me countless presents over the years, some more memorable than others. For 1 of our 1st Valentines Days, he spent an afternoon at an Asian grocery store learning how to make sushi and then came home and prepared a sushi feast. One Christmas he booked us a few days at the Grove Park Inn, a luxurious resort and spa. And for 1 of my birthdays during our tour in Japan, he bought me a strand of exquisite Japanese pearls that will eventually be passed down to our daughter (which is extra special because she was born in Japan). As much as I loved these gifts, I have to say that 1 of my all-time favorite presents from my husband is something much simpler than these. It's a 10-year journal he found in a Japanese stationary shop.