Peter gave a pot holder as a Christmas present

Bassim

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I am wondering if my sentences sound natural.

Peter gave a pot holder as a Christmas present to his wife, which did not go down well. As his birthday present, she gave him a wood rasp wrapped in shiny paper.
 

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It's okay. What are you practising here?

There's quite a distance between gave and to. One way to close this gap (if you wanted to) would be like this:

Peter gave his wife a pot holder as a Christmas present
Peter gave his wife a pot holder for christmas
 

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jutfrank,

Thank you for your corrections.
Regarding the above sentence, I can tell you that I am not practising anything special. The sentence simply popped up in my mind, and I wrote it down and posted it just to see if it is correct.
 
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