What was Travis's present to Mama in "A Raisin in the Sun"?

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Travis gives Mama a gardening hat - a large straw hat with fruits/flowers on it and a ribbon to tie it on with.  The rest of the family thinks it wis very funny, making reference to Mama wearing it to pick cotton, but Travis is absolutely serious with his gift.  Mama, caring grandmother that she is, senses this and promises Travis that she will wear it when Spring comes and she teaches him how to grow "zaleas".  It's a charming moment in the play.

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