Our 25 Favorite Gifts in Movie History

Good Will Hunting Will Car

20. Crappy car – Good Will Hunting (1997)

The whole point of Good Will Hunting is that the group of friends in it are blue collar guys. They aren’t well off. They’re hard-workers just barely surviving. So when three friends do everything in their power to give their friend Will a car for his birthday, even if it’s terrible, it’s a touching moment.

Karate Kid Yellow Car

19. Yellow car – The Karate Kid (1984)

Daniel’s birthday in The Karate Kid is, overall, a pretty great day. He gets his license, he gets his girl back, and in between he gets two pretty great gifts from Mr. Miyagi. I chose the car over the gi simply because it was the bigger surprise. The gi was enough, but Mr. Miyagi went overboard with this ride.

18. The Pen – Say Anything (1989)

Here’s our first bad gift. Diane Cort can’t express her love for Lloyd Dobbler so she gives him a pen. That pen becomes a symbol of their odd relationship, illustrated perfectly in the above scene with that iconic line. Cameron Crowe at his finest.

17. The Earring – The Breakfast Club (1985)

Claire’s diamond earrings are the symbol of her superiority. Her popularity. So when she hands one to the low-down, no-good rebel John Bender at the end of John Hughes’ teen classic, she’s finally giving herself to a whole new world. A beautiful, poetic moment.

16. Andy’s toys – Toy Story 3 (2010)

In 1995, the Toy Story saga began with a gift: Buzz Lightyear to Andy. As great and important as that gift was, it’s trumped by the end of the third film when that same boy gives not only Buzz, but Woody and all his toys to Bonnie. Even thinking about it makes me tear up.

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