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Enter to Win a Forbrain Headset for Attention & Speech

Enter to win a Forbrain system for improved attention, speech, and memory (a $299 value) by telling us about the best gift you have ever received — or given.

Gifts Worth Our Attention

Giant inflatable Santas and fake plastic trees have arrived. Black Friday is still a far-off threat, yet it’s tough not to begin thinking about holiday wish lists and perfect gifts. As the ADDitude editors begin compiling our 2019 lists, we’d like to know: What is the best gift you have ever received — or given — and why was it amazing? Enter your comment below and you’ll be entered to win a Forbrain headset for improved attention and memory.

Forbrain

Forbrain is a specially designed headset built on robust, patented technology aimed at enhancing speech, attention, memory, and more. Several scientific studies have proven its efficacy, and this award-winning device is recommended by thousands of therapists and used by families worldwide for easy at-home practice.

How does it work? The user receives instantaneous high-quality auditory feedback of their own voice via bone-conduction. The device also includes a dynamic filter that creates sound contrasts in the user’s voice to periodically stimulate the brain, keeping it alert. Working on their audio-vocal loop, the user will naturally improve their speech but also their attention and concentration levels. Forbrain is very user-friendly and no extra training is required; the user simply needs to use their voice to practice: reading out loud, speaking, singing, memorizing a poem or a speech, studying etc.

Enter to Win

To win the Forbrain headset (a $299 value), use the Comments section below to tell us: What is the best gift you have ever received — or given — and why was it amazing?

Deadline

Saturday, November 30, at 11:59 pm EST.

Rules

Only Comments posted with a valid email address will be considered valid entries. One entry per household per day. The editors of ADDitude will select one winner at random and notify the winner via email on December 4.
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184 Comments & Reviews

  1. The best gift I’ve ever recieved are my 3 beautiful boys. I didn’t even know what I wanted or needed until they came along. My oldest two are very unique and give me a very untold view on life that is beautiful. My youngest is a miracle and we are both blessed to be alive after his journey earthside. There is no greater gift for me.

  2. I received the gift of music at age 10 with a new cello from my parents. Not only was it relaxing to play but it opened up new social outlets for me in school when I joined the band.

  3. When I got my first new car. Before and after they have all been gently used but there is nothing like picking out and making all your choices. It made me feel like I was truly an adult (having gun for sure).

  4. My uncle gave me a Nikon to help me express myself through photography. My camera can help me relax, focus and express myself. I am forever thankful because this gift changed my life.

  5. The best gift I ever gave was a tablet for my nonverbal autistic son. He loved being able to learn how to spell and read playing different apps with him. Now finally at the age of 7 he can now communicate with me using short sentences. The gift of knowing what he is thinking and what he wants is the best gift any mother could ever ask for! I waited a long time to get to know my son and was surprised by his great sense of humor.

  6. This would be the best gift I could give my 6 year old son! He currently has speech classes as part of his IEP. He was diagnosed autistic and has problems focusing at times. This looks like it would help with that obstacle. When your child was nonverbal any progress is a big milestone. My kiddo has come a long ways but there is still a ways to go!

  7. This would be the best gift I’ve ever received as well as gifting to my neighbor. Her son has speech problems and gets frustrated when no one understands him. I think this would help him tremendously!!

  8. My best gift was a miniature chine tea set I received as a child. One because it came from my favorite uncle and two because it was on my Christmas list. The best part was that my uncle Charles even helped me open the box after my dad said NO and played teatime with me. I still relish that memory even today.

  9. My kids gave me a photo frame with Best Mom Ever and our family picture. They were able to arrange everything so I didn’t even know they had the photo printed! Loved it!

  10. Someone had poisoned and killed my German Shepherd, Miranda. She was a good girl, never hurt anyone – she helped me when my stress and anxiety kicked in. Though I have other breeds of dogs in my house, it wasn’t the same without Miranda (I’ve always had a GSD in my house). My son saw how empty my life was without one. He and a friend of his bought me a GSD Puppy, she means everything to me.

  11. After having a heart attack and a couple other life-changing experiences in a matter of a month, I left a job that allowed me to support my family very comfortably. After a year, however, I found it very difficult to find employment that allowed me to provide my family with the lifestyle they were used to, and barely make it from paycheck to paycheck. The first few years of adjusting were rough, to say the least. I had to skip the holidays one year. I sat with my kids and explained it all to them and they were so understanding. A friend/former coworker of mine knew what was going on. On Christmas Eve, when she knew I was away, she dressed in disguise and while I was gone, delivered an entire Christmas to my doorstep. When I got home, my kids were in tears. My twins, who were about 8 years old greeted me with “Mommy, Santa showed up after all!!” They were in the house with their older siblings when they heard something at the door. By the time they looked outside, she was getting in the car, driving away… they had no idea who it was. They just thought she was sent by “Santa”.

  12. For me that is hard to answer ,all gifts given to me were(well,all but one)of great importance because it all was all very usefull sooner or later. Gifts given to people Don’t know where to begin on that. Yet.

  13. Best gift was a trip with some of my family members to Mexico, all-inclusive. It was so nice to not have to think about anything or plan, just relax and enjoy with my family.

  14. The best gift I ever gave was a European trip to my girlfriend. She studied abroad in London during college. She was afraid that she would never return because she could not afford the plane tickets. I booked a 3 city vacation (London, Amsterdam, and Reykjavik) for us, and we had the time of our lives! We now try to work together and save so we can visit London every few years.

  15. The best gift I ever received from this life was my son (4 years old now). I was told that I wouldn’t be able to have children of my own, but nature has its magical ways and I got pregnant at 33. After a very stressful 7 months interval, our premature but healthy baby came to present us with his existence and it’s been a blessing ever since. As my husband has PHDA , me ADD, and our son shows signs have the same, it’s not easy to maintain habits and structure, life is a constant learning process. Happy holidays to this wonderful community!

  16. The best Gift I ever gave and got was a letter. It was a letter to my mom where I told her how much I appreciated her and everything she had done for me and my siblings despite the bad hand she was dealt in life. She was a single teen aged mom, who by aged 30 was divorced twice, survived a debilitating car accident that turned her into an addict, and she was a survivor of years of extreme domestic abuse.
    I was not there when she opened it but I was told she could not stop crying. When she died a few years later, I found that letter in her person things. It is amazing how a few nice words can be held forever in order to uplift a life that seems completely lost in the depths of darkness.
    The return gift was knowing just how much that letter meant to her.

  17. The best gift I ever received was a DVD player (back when they were cutting edge) and two movies (which were well loved favorites of me and the gift givers). This sounds like an ordinary gift, but it was amazing because of the circumstances. I was living my freshman life as a “poor college student” working 3 jobs and going to school full time. Getting a DVD player was not even on my radar or in my budget. My friends, 3 teenage brothers, decided to pool their money and bless me with what was an extravagant gift, to bring some joy to my life. It was really special and a complete surprise.

  18. My best friend has always held a special place in my heart. We’ve been friends for 55 years and in all that time, she has always been there for me. She has given me so much more than I was ever able to give her. I was not diagnosed with ADD until I was 62 years old. It made so much sense of my life. How I would have survived without my best friend is a mystery I don’t even want to contemplate. I knew that she had always wanted to see Gustavo Dudamel conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, but she had never been able to get tickets. They were always sold out. So one year, for her birthday, I managed to get her two season tickets for five performances…..three conducted by Dudamel, and two jazz greats that I knew her husband would enjoy. I did see one of the performances with her, but nothing could compare to the look on the faces of my best friend and her husband when she opened her little birthday envelope…….indescribable!

  19. Hello, the gift I gave to my niece a year ago was the best I could have given her because I could see her surprise and gratitude when I received it: I bought the main newspapers of that day 11 years ago and saved them to give them to her on her 10th birthday. Time flew by and on her birthday I wrapped them in a beautiful pink box that she opened with emotion and even sent to frame one of the news she liked about one of them.

  20. I had the pleasure of watching my newly adopted son open Christmas presents for the first time in his life at age three. He was delighted and it was a wonderful gift for me as well.

  21. The best gift I’ve ever given (and still give) are bracelets to the suicidal patients that I work with that say, “I AM ENOUGH.” I think it’s the best because I’ve been able to help numerous individuals find hope and value within themselves; these bracelets serve to remind them that they’re important, especially in moments when they struggle with feeling hopeless and worthless.

  22. If only this contest were open to us Canadians, I would tell you all about the wonderful Christmas morning that I got a puppy, and the joy he brought our household!

  23. My diagnosis. I have spent my entire life trying to figure out what was wrong with me, loving and hating my brain. I had given up on pursuing graduate studies. I was divorced. I worked hard to get into the career I loved but was struggling to keep up. I was miserable. Then one long doctor’s appointment, we figured it out. It has taken a long year to settle into my diagnosis and to fall back in love with myself but now, I no longer try and fit into boxes that I don’t belong in. I am applying for my masters and hopefully will begin this coming summer. It is nice to know there is nothing wrong with me.

  24. As so many of us parents with children with learning challenges know, sometimes the biggest challenge is helping our kids with building self confidence. I was tired of watching my child feel so negative about himself because he could not do what other kids could in the classroom and there is only so far a parents’ encouraging words can take them. I decided to give my son a guitar and lessons. Not only did he learn to play, but we discovered that he was musically inclined and excelled rapidly. He has also since realized that he could play other instruments too (by ear). Within 3 years he was performing on stage with a local rock band. He has gained confidence in himself and discovered an outlet that he feels connected to when the pains of school make him feel like an outcast. He now wants to pursue music as a life choice. I get choked up everytime I see him play.

  25. The best gift I have ever received was my first Bible. It has been an instrumental part of my life since age 11. It has develop my faith, and has brought wonder, excitement, challenges, and comfort to me over the years. I can always learn something new and grow as a person by reading it!

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