Looking for the best thing you paid for by yourself - not necessarily anything expensive, more along the lines of meaningful and “would take first in a fire” type things.
I don’t have them anymore (duh), but I paid for my first pair of Birkenstocks when I was in sixth grade (yes, it’s true - I am from the land of hippies).
I have a small wooden cross covered with tin milagros from Mexico. That would definitely be in the top ten, along with
some Buddhist stuff (I am spiritually confused, ok?)
It’s ok to pick something expensive, like a house or a car. But everyone will hate you, so think twice before typing. Remember, it is something you PAID for, not a family heirloom or photos.