A true gift is, in one sense, an unexpected blessing bestowed by a person—or even, perhaps, by fate. Some of them may be objects, while some may be things that cannot be seen but are no less important. In Chapter 4, the children find a mysterious shiny package in the knothole of a live oak tree. What gifts are given in To Kill a Mockingbird?
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Here is the list:
2 "pieces of chewing gum" (Scout removed the wrapper from the gun when she removed it from the tree, Wrigley's Double Mint)
2 "scrubbed and polished pennies, one on top of the other" (confirmed to be a 1906 and 1900, both Indian-heads by Jem)
1 "ball of gray twine"
2 "almost perfect miniatures of two children" (Scout and Jem)
1 "whole package of chewing gum"
1 "tarnished medal" (confirmed to be a Spelling Bee medal from before the Finch children were born)
1 "pocket patch that wouldn't run, on a chain with an aluminum knife"
Boo is obviously trying to reach out to the children. He uses what he has to extend gifts. Boo also mends Jem's pants when he tore them while running away. Of course, Boo becomes their final guardian angel when he saves them from Mr.Ewell's attack.