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In New Moon, did Bella ever open the present Edward gave her for her birthday?

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Yes.  When they get back to her house, they open up the presents from Carlisle and Esme, and Edward.  Carlisle and Esme gave her the plane tickets to Florida so she can take Edward to visit Renee and Phil.  She gets really excited about that, and Edward wishes he would have let her open it in front of Carlisle and Esme.  He thought she would be angry at the money they had spent for the tickets. 

Edward's gift to Bella is a CD of the music he has written.  It has his lullaby for Bella on it, as well as some of the other songs he writes and plays on the piano.  So he gave her something without spending any money, which is what she wanted him to do.  She feels really excited to have the CD.  Later, when Edward leaves her, the CD is missing; he has hidden it under the floor board in her bedroom, but she doesn't know that.  He took it away so he could erase his existence from her life (he also took his photos out of her scrap book).

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zumba96 | Student

Yeah but in reality it was a gift from Esme and Carlisle and they were plane tickets so Bella and Edward could go see Bella's mom. As for Edward's gift it is a cd with piano pieces that he made for her. 

udonbutterfly | Student

Yeah they open up the gift when Edward takes her home and sneaks in her room per usual. Instead the gift that he didn't let her open was actually a gift from Esme and Carlisle. They were plane tickets for both Bella and Edward to go see Bella's mom. Edward doesn't give his gift until this little meeting which is a cd with his piano pieces that he composed for her as well as others that he thought she might like.

futuremrsedwardcullen | Student

yes after she went home her and edward were sitting on the bed and edward oopened the remainder of her presents for her so that she didnt hurt herself again