Skip Nav
18 Books That Will Help You Get Rich
Power Your Happy
Unlock the Secrets to Landing a New Mentor
Job Search
Never Make This Common Résumé and Cover Letter Mistake

Do Tell: What's the Best Gift You've Ever Received From Your Significant Other?

Do Tell: What's the Best Gift You've Ever Received From Your Significant Other?

When you're dating or in a relationship, it's always fun to treat each other to little gifts. You can surprise him or her with something small to make them smile, like a pint of their favorite ice cream, or you can give a more meaningful gift, like that BBQ he had his eye on. Presents that make you laugh out loud are always fun too, like these hilarious bacon bandages, but the amount of money spent doesn't really matter. So tell me, what's the best gift you've ever received in a relationship?


Around The Web
Join The Conversation
FrannyA FrannyA 7 years
A note in my lunch from my first day of working at my first job out of college telling me to have a great day and that the dogs would be waiting for me when I got home.
ladydaytrippin ladydaytrippin 7 years
My daughter :)
meechie meechie 7 years
A Coach bag. I never expressed interest in having one so it came as complete surprise!!!!!!!!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
My boyfriend takes so much time and effort picking out my gifts. He has handmade so many amazing furniture pieces for me and I love it. He is so very talented.
lattegoodness lattegoodness 7 years
Wow, some of ya'll's gifts are incredible! Loved the Dr Suess idea, that is very creative. My best gift was him surprising me at the airport to see me on my bday. I was so depressed that I couldn't see my boo because we are in a LDR. So he planned this whole scheme to see me... I went to pick up "a friend" at the airport, got there and he was there instead! First thing I said? "Where's [insert friend's name here]?" lol, I tried to make it up to him later though! :)
potterlove potterlove 7 years
Materialistically speaking: one week in a suite at the Broadmoor in CO (we live in Cali). What really counts: afternoons at the park, just relaxing. Usually for hours and hours.
amelioratelj amelioratelj 7 years
A pair of beautiful, custom made for me (and self designed) moccasin boots, my kitten, and my Nikon. I have an amazing husband-everything he gives me is perfect.
BeachBarbie BeachBarbie 7 years
Beside love, jewelry, and how hard he works for us...I would have to say our doggie...who brings me joy every single day.
LilyLyra LilyLyra 7 years
When I was in the States last summer my fiance sent me this tiny trinket box with a small metal pebble like shape that had "love" written on it. I loved it so much because it was so out of the blue and it made my day.
LilyLyra LilyLyra 7 years
When I was in the States last summer my fiance sent me this tiny trinket box with a small metal pebble like shape that had "love" written on it. I loved it so much because it was so out of the blue and it made my day.
PrincessVika PrincessVika 7 years
tsocolate tsocolate 7 years
the time spent... the love & care he shows.. the songs he sings for me.. just by being near - they were all gifts that nothing can compare.
lolak lolak 7 years
I always get to decide on my gifts which I love cause I get what I want, I also got my girls which top them all, but besides that my husband and I have been together 7 years total and I would always tell him I'm glad we have girls cause I will be able to buy them all the barbies in the world which says a lot cause I still cry about the huge barbie collection that my grandmother stole from me to give to my cousin. yeah, she was special like that. After that I stoped collecting but a week ago my husband shows up with the first edition "before and after 50th anniversay barbie along with a bunch others and told me I can have my very own collection again, but I am not allowed to let the girls touch them :) which I can do. it was so sweet and I LOVE them! so now I'm a 27 year old mother and wife with a brand new barbie collection. LOL. I am going to keep the collection growing this time for sure, now that grandma's gone. Oh and Lickety your story is so funny.
Advah Advah 7 years
Lickety, that's really cute!! An ex once got me a box of Cadbury chocolate chip cookies when I was stuck in my room with a nasty flu. It doesn't sound that impressive, but we'd started dating fairly recently, and it was the first time we were seeing each other in about 10 days because I was too weak to even open my eyes - and he showed up with that box of cookies. It was so sweet I stood there not knowing what to say, and literally teared up.
jessolicious jessolicious 7 years
a handmade card (read: piece of printer paper folded into quarters) with a really crooked, badly-drawn heart on the front. he did it in ballpoint pen and there are ink smudges, but it was the sweetest gesture and i'm never ever throwing it away.
Anne26 Anne26 7 years
I know this sounds kinda weird but the best gift from my bf now ex was just him being there for me all the time. I think that's the best gift any girl could want. A guy that cares for you and listens to you all the time especially when you need him the most.
kimsy kimsy 7 years
When we had been dating for a few months, my cat got really sick and needed very expensive (like, thousands of dollars) surgery. I was so upset b/c I was in grad school and couldn't figure out how I was going to afford it, when I called into the vet and they told me that it "had been taken care of." Turns out my now-husband called every cat clinic in the area (he didn't know where I took her) and paid for the surgery, plus her follow-up care. I have never been so touched by a single act in my life. We and our other pets are one big happy family now.
lickety-split lickety-split 7 years
diamond earrings. but there is a back story. everytime my husband went on a business trip he would bring me a magnet for the fridge. i hate them :mob: i kept telling him NOT to bring them to me and he just kept bringing them. and they were stupid, not creative or cute, which he got the biggest kick out of :oy: so anyway, one time he comes home and hands me a bag from an airport gift store and says "for YOUR collection" and laughs. i threw the bag back at him and told him to keep her stupid magnet :raspberry: "no, no. THIS is a special addition" he says. so i opened the bag and there was a little blue box, and inside were my diamond earrings. i like that story :)
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
A then boyfriend in college who surprised me at a class break with two dozen red roses. No reason, just because. Sweet and unexpected.
neonbee neonbee 7 years
He made me a mixtape of all the jazz songs that I love. An ex boyfriend also gave me a ring with my birth stone.
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 7 years
One time my boyfriend sent me a mix cd out of the blue. I had no idea so it was just awesome. He also surprised me one day with a really nice make up kit. He tried so hard to buy something that would match my skin color. It was adorable. He does so many wonderful things for me! :)
emalove emalove 7 years
I appreciate and love everything my husband has ever given me, from the bouquet of daisies he picked for me behind his workplace to the gold unicorn pendant necklace that I wear all the time. As long as it's from him, it means something to me!
MiaMV MiaMV 7 years
We've been together for about 1 and a half years. He's already given me everything like half carat diamond studs, pearl studs, and a strand of pearls, but the best thing I've received is the feeling I get when I'm with him. He knows how to make me smile when I'm down and smile even bigger when I'm happy. Sorry for sounding so cliche. :)
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
Since guys I have dated have never been romantic or anything I don't really have anything handmade or thoughtful. SAD BUT TRUE! The message my boyfriend wrote in my valentines card was cute&nice but it wasn't really a gift. The guys I have dated have made up for being emotionally stunted by buying me stupidly expensive gifts. My ex gave me an iPhone, a 12" Powerbook, a digital camera, a bike, a heart rate monitor... All I wanted was his affection and he just bought me expensive stuff instead. My boyfriend gave me a samsung monitor for my birthday and a tiffanys necklace for christmas. He also spent a ton of money on sexy lingerie for me. This time though I have the affection&love AND the material gifts. I'd be OK with just the love&affection or a dirty weekend away though. ;)
xxstardust xxstardust 7 years
For our anniversary, my boyfriend wrote me a poem. Poetry's really not his cup of tea, and I love it, so I know he worked really, really hard on it. I cried my eyes out over it =] He's also a big fan of small silly gifts .. like surprising me with flowers, and stuff. He's a sweetie <3
Personal Finance Goals
Credit Card Debt
What's the Difference Between a Debit Card and Credit Card?
Ways to Make Money Doing Nothing
Best Ways to Work Abroad
How to Improve My Credit Score
7 Things You Can Do to Power Your Happy

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Career
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds