Psssh, lucky. My current hedgie is actually my main Christmas present from my family, my siblings got together to get him for me because everyone saw how sad I'd been without one since my last little guy passed away this summer.
However, as sweet as that sounds, the breeder almost changed her mind to give him to them because they refused to hold him! Just held out the carrier (special soft sided that buckles in to the car) and asked her to drop him in! They all think I'm nuts to love hedgies, even if they can tell I completely do lol.