To me, one of the greatest things about being a dedicated music fan is the ability and desire to share that music with others - especially loved ones or people who you think could appreciate what they're given.
I send mix CDs and albums to people all the time (and moreso during the holidays) and most are well-appreciated. This year, I sent "Let Me Come Over" (Buffalo Tom) and Wilco's "Being There" to my sister-in-law. I gave one buddy AC/DC's live "If You Want Blood..." and another VU's "Loaded" (deluxe edition). My annual New Year's mix disc (The Band, Talk Talk, Kopecky Family Band, etc.) went out to about 20 friends and family. And for my phish-loving niece, I gave Dispatch's live "Get The Van"
For my wife at Xmas, I gave her two Zac Brown Band discs, a Love & Rockets compilation, and a live bootleg of Tom Morello (she has unique tastes), among others.
So, which albums were worthy enough for you to give to others? (My wife usually tells me what she wants, and I glean the rest.) Did you get any feedback from the recips, good or bad...? How did you decide what to give and to whom?