My mother knows me so well. I have two thermoses that I've been using to bring hot tea to work for the past couple of years. One was beautifully striped, and I broke the mechanism that keeps the thermos sealed so that the hot contents don't spill out at random. The other was a plain, utilitarian silver and I dropped it or something to cause the lip to bend slightly which results in tea that starts out hot but cools at the normal speed of tea cooling. I am not one to complain about cold tea during 5th period, I kept that to myself. I can make do and even though I drooled over this lovely Kate Spade version, I couldn't justify buying a new thermos. The ones I had worked, even with their slight defects - they carried my tea to work and kept it relatively warm. I never uttered, out loud, how pretty and awesome this thermos is - but my mom knew. I was grinning from ear to ear when my husband pulled it out of our Christmas care package. She knows me so well. Did you get any pleasant surprises this Christmas?