Instead of having students focus on what they want for the holidays, students are forced to consider what they would give as a gift if they could give anything to anyone. This writing assignment is designed to have the children practice starting their writing using a quote and allows for discussion regarding how to use a quote. This writing assignment makes a great gift that the students can give to the person they wrote it. It requires about weeks worth of writing instruction (5 hours) to go from first draft to final draft assuming the kids write two paragraphs a day. Time should be adjusted for students level of writing.