What was your favorite gift?

Holiday and giving and receiving.

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The Times went to the Oak Bluffs Christmas tree lighting and asked some cheerful attendees to look back on their holidays and share favorite things they’ve given and received.

Nathalie Ferreira, 14
Best present ever given: iPhone 7 to Mom.
Best present ever received: MacBook Pro from Dad.

Isabelly Ferreira, 13
Best present ever given: A doll to her cousin.
Best present ever gotten: A doll she got from her aunt when she was 8.

Heloisa De Freitas, 13
Best present ever given: Mini glass dolphin to her teacher.
Best present ever gotten: iPhone 6.

Rayssa Lacerda, 12
Best present ever given: The family tree she drew for her family.
Best present ever gotten: Two Maltese dogs.

Chris Gibson and dog Max
He’s been doing tree lighting and decorating in Oak Bluffs for 32 years.
Best Christmas present ever: It’s all good.
Best present ever gotten: Three kids.

Braylon Vanderhoop, 5
Best present ever given: Car racetrack.
Best present ever gotten: Paw Patrol.

Brian Weiland
Music teacher at Oak Bluffs School.
Best present ever given: Made his wife a cedar hope chest.
Best present ever gotten: His kids, and a sparkly blue guitar from his wife.

Erin Tiernan
One of the owners at Basics.
Best present ever given: Gave her son lessons at a parkour gym in Boston.
Best present ever gotten: Family trip to Colombia with her husband and son.